Adult Swim has a page for the new Toonami as well
I'll definitely be tuning in. There are many shows Toonami aired back in the day that I neglected due to my "OMG DBZEE" obsession I had as a kid, and if they air some of said shows, I will definitely sit through them. Though there's something to be said of potentially low ratings, regardless of whether other people view it, I'm definitely going to.
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As an April Fools joke, Adult Swim aired a Toonami Block featuring many shows from the original Toonami era such as Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo, and Yu Yu Hakusho. They even got Tom back, the original bumper footage, and even had him review Mass Effect 3.
Now it looks as it there is potential interest in considering a revival of Toonami according to Adult Swim's Twitter:
Another thing worth noting is that the ratings were pretty good the night the April Fools Toonami, even when compared to ratings from the next weeks Adult Swim.
Now this isn't a confirmation or anything, but these could be signs there might be some hope that a Toonami return of some sort may be plausible.
What are your thoughts? For me, I've read that Cartoon Network is pretty anti-anime these days (and I've also read that they've openly mocked it at one point), I'd be greatly surprised if they did bring it back. However, I don't know how they'd react if it got an extraordinary amount of support. I'm kind of used to fan support being completely ignored these days (Mega Man Legends 3), so I really have no idea what would happen. There's also the question of how it would return; would it return as a nostalgic, late 90's/early 2000's anime block, would they instead just show the latest anime, or would they do something in between? For me, I'd probably prefer the latter. It would be great if they aired Kai, and also One Piece, in addition to older shows like Outlaw Star and Tenchi Muyo.
Did anyone here see the April Fools Toonami airing? I personally didn't see it, as unfortunately I never heard about it until the next day (I never watch Adult Swim anymore, so of course I never saw it). My sister saw it apparently, and she told me they aired a Dragon Ball Z episode where Gohan turned Super Saiyan 2 against Cell.
I don't know if a thread is allowed on the subject as of yet as nothing's set in stone, but it is Dragon Ball related, as the April 1st Toonami airing featured an episode of Dragon Ball Z, so I thought this might be something fun to discuss here.