The long-lasting Grownup Swim programming block Toonami celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary right this moment. For this milestone event, Grownup Swim has introduced that brand-new programming and particular occasions might be coming to the block. These new applications embody two new seasons of FLCL in addition to greenlighting the unique collection, Housing Advanced C.
Each new seasons of FLCL, titled FLCL: Grunge and FLCL: Shoegaze, are at the moment in manufacturing. FLCL: Grunge is directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo and animated by MontBlanc Photos and FLCL: Shoegaze is directed by 2018’s FLCL: Different director Yutaka Uemura and animated by Manufacturing I.G x NUT, who additionally labored on Different. Each of those new seasons are scheduled to launch in 2023. As for Housing Advanced C, the official description says that it’s a collection that follows Kimi who lives in a small, housing advanced positioned in Kurosaki, a seaside city “the place bother appears to observe her wherever she goes, and horrific incidents start to happen…is an historic evil stalking the residents of Housing Advanced C?”
The collection is directed by Yuji Nara with the animation studio for the collection being Akatsuki. Housing Advanced C is about to return out later this yr. “I can’t consider that by some means, towards all odds, our little cartoon block has survived for 25 years on tv,” mentioned Jason DeMarco, inventive director of Toonami, and senior vice chairman, motion and anime for WarnerMedia. “We’ve made it this far with assist from our followers and our community, and we’re really grateful for each. Right here’s to extra adventures to return.” Each FLCL collection and Housing Advanced C are all govt produced by DeMarco and are produced by Maki Terashima-Furuta of Manufacturing IG USA.
Toonami first launched on Cartoon Community on March 17, 1997, and offered many viewers throughout the 25 years entry to the world of anime. Toonami was canceled in 2008 and was introduced again as an Grownup Swim block in 2012. Toonami has develop into the late-night vacation spot for anime followers, with the block airing each Saturday night time. This would not be a celebration for Toonami with out long-time animated Toonami: Countdown hosts TOM (voiced by Steve Blum), who grew to become the face of the block since his first look in 2000. TOM was joined by SARA (voiced by Dana Swanson) in 2013. These two might be on the middle of the festivities, that includes in each Cosmo Samurai Half 2, a 4-part anime quick together with The Return, an all-new 2-part particular premiering Saturday, March 19, and concluding Saturday, March 26. There may also be basic Toonami specials that might be proven on-air, on-line, and on Grownup Swim’s social platforms that look again at key moments in Toonami’s celebrated historical past.
The Toonami programming block runs each Saturday from midnight to 4 am ET on Grownup Swim.
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