What started out as a cruel April Fool’s joke turned into a massive outcry to bring the cherished Toonami back to Cartoon Network. The will, the want and the need from fans to have our childhood returned to us was truly phenomenal. Tweets were tweeted. Angry comments were written. Songs had been sung. It was marvelous. Well, it appears Cartoon Network was listening. In a recent tweet made by Adult Swim, they stated the following:
“Attention Toonami Faithful: We heard you. On 05.26.12 ##ToonamiisBackBitches”
What? Do my eyes deceive me? Is it true, will great anime and TOM, Toonami’s CGI host, really come back to us? I’ll believe it when I see it on my TV, but here’s a preemptive “fuck yeah!”
First launched on Cartoon Network in March 17, 1997, the original Toonami block was dedicated to airing a variety of action animation. The popular block ran regularly on weekday afternoons and later Saturday nights, until its final broadcast on September 20, 2008.
Finally its back!