History Awesome / Toonami

16th Sep '16 1:43:18 PM FF32
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** Starting in December 2013, for four weeks in a row, Toonami will be airing a movie to start the block off. The movies they'll air that month are ''Anime/{{Akira}}'', ''Anime/SummerWars'', ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerer of Shamballa]]'', and ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]''.

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** Starting in December 2013, for four weeks in a row, Toonami will be airing a movie to start the block off. The movies they'll air that month are ''Anime/{{Akira}}'', ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', ''Anime/SummerWars'', ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerer of Shamballa]]'', and ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]''.
30th Jul '16 10:55:04 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Tom reviewing VideoGame/MassEffect3 was a huge surprise that night, but it's even better than you think: he called the game out on import issues, the lack of characters from previous games being in the party, and the weak ending. Even so, he still enjoyed it and ended up giving it an 8.5, making himself a fairer and more credible game reviewer than IGN, Game Informer, and G4 TV in the process.

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** Tom reviewing VideoGame/MassEffect3 ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' was a huge surprise that night, but it's even better than you think: he called the game out on import issues, the lack of characters from previous games being in the party, and the weak ending. Even so, he still enjoyed it and ended up giving it an 8.5, making himself a fairer and more credible game reviewer than IGN, Game Informer, and G4 TV in the process.



* The review of the game ''Fix-it Felix Jr.'' (based on the film ''WreckItRalph''), a paid endorsement from Disney. Why is this in the awesome folder? Because it was some of the first new animation we've seen since the block's creation, and it was ''awesome.''

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* The review of the game ''Fix-it Felix Jr.'' (based on the film ''WreckItRalph''), ''Disney/WreckItRalph''), a paid endorsement from Disney.Creator/{{Disney}}. Why is this in the awesome folder? Because it was some of the first new animation we've seen since the block's creation, and it was ''awesome.''



* [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-ratings-for-august-10th/#more-1784 August 10th.]] Not only did [[{{Manga/Bleach}} the]] [[{{Naruto}} first]] [[OnePiece four]] [[Anime/SoulEater shows]] get over a million viewers, but so did ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', marking not only the first time that the show got over a million views, but also the first time that five shows on the block garnered over a million. [[UpToEleven Even more impressive]], ''Sword Art Online'' managed to beat ''One Piece'' and ''Soul Eater'' in ratings. And did it TWICE in a row
** When ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' was still on, it sustained over a million views for some nights in a row, being the only western show to do so so far. It even surpassed ''{{Naruto}}'' in ratings once.



* The way Toonami handled the ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' finale. To coincide with the finales of two other shows (''Anime/TheBigO'' and ''Anime/CowboyBebop'') shows that night, Toonami aired two episodes of ''IGPX'' (albeit taking ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' off of the lineup for one night), effectively making it the biggest and most epic finale that night. A fitting end for Toonami's first (and so far, only) original series.
* And on the same night, ''Sword Art Online'' manages to gain a slight one; getting a near 70,000 viewer jump over the two programs before it and nearly 200,000 more viewers than the week before.

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* The way Toonami handled the ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' finale. To coincide with the finales of two other shows (''Anime/TheBigO'' and ''Anime/CowboyBebop'') shows that night, Toonami aired two episodes of ''IGPX'' (albeit taking ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' off of the lineup for one night), effectively making it the biggest and most epic finale that night. A fitting end for Toonami's first (and so far, only) original series.
* And on the same night, ''Sword Art Online'' manages to gain a slight one; getting a near 70,000 viewer jump over the two programs before it and nearly 200,000 more viewers than the week before.
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** Toonami would be handling the world premiere of the anticipated ''Space Dandy'' in the U.S., on January 4th, 2014, before it airs in Japan.

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** Toonami would be handling the world premiere of the anticipated ''Space Dandy'' ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' in the U.S., on January 4th, 2014, before it airs in Japan.



* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' may have been the big debut for the 26th of October, but ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' got awesome points for managing to gain about 50,000 over ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', despite being on the 3:00 'dead zone'
** In fact, closer inspection shows this to be just the tail end of it. After debuting just 3,000 viewers behind ''IGPX'', ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' has gotten more views than the program before it, (Bar movie nights and double ''IGPX'' finales) three weeks in a row, and had another streak for the two nights before ''IGPX''[='s=] finale. True, between the two streaks was a back to back period when this was not true, but two of those weeks were not the block's best viewer wise.



* Samurai Jack returns!
* Since 2012, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/12/11-1/toonami-help-drive-adult-swim-to-best-ratings-in-12-years Toonami has given [adult swim] the best ratings it's had in over]] '''12 Years'''!
* [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-ratings-for-december-14-15-2013/ December 14th.]] Not a single thing, overall, dropped below 600,000 that night (keep in mind that it's currently the holiday season, a time when television ratings start to dwindle). ''Summer Wars'' managed to maintain an average of 1,362,000 viewers, even more than ''Akira''. There's also ''FLCL'' and ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' both maintaining 845,000 (which makes the decision to move the latter down to 5:00 AM even more confusing).
* Not only did Space Dandy world Premiere on January 4th, but both Bleach and Shippuden were given classic Toonami 30 second bumps!
* The return of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Too bad the show is [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome being aired at 4:00 AM...]]

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* Samurai Jack returns!
* Since 2012, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/12/11-1/toonami-help-drive-adult-swim-to-best-ratings-in-12-years Toonami has given [adult swim] the best ratings it's had in over]] '''12 Years'''!
* [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-ratings-for-december-14-15-2013/ December 14th.]] Not a single thing, overall, dropped below 600,000 that night (keep in mind that it's currently the holiday season, a time when television ratings start to dwindle). ''Summer Wars'' managed to maintain an average of 1,362,000 viewers, even more than ''Akira''. There's also ''FLCL'' and ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' both maintaining 845,000 (which makes the decision to move the latter down to 5:00 AM even more confusing).
* Not only did Space Dandy ''Space Dandy'' world Premiere on January 4th, but both Bleach ''Bleach'' and Shippuden ''Shippuden'' were given classic Toonami 30 second bumps!
* The return of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' returns! Too bad the show is [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome being aired at 4:00 AM...]]



* Blue Exorcist beating One Piece, its lineup predecessor at 1:00, TWICE. And in doing so only differing from its premiere night by 4000 viewers.
** That same night, ''IGPX'' managed to pull over 500,000 viewers. Might not seem like much, but considering that ''IGPX'' usually pulls about 400,000 or less...



** The same night; for the first time in ages, the first five series on the line up (At the moment Space Dandy, Bleach, Naruto Ship, One Piece and Blue Exorcist) pull over 1 million views, with Soul Eater just 4000 views from making it six. In addition, Naruto the original had over 90000 views, while Samurai Jack and Star Wars the Clone Wars gained over 100000 views from their general amount, with Clone Wars in particular having only 38000 less than Samurai Jack, a program an hour before it during the low end of the block's general view ratings.



* Are you behind? Don't worry Toonami is having an Attack on Titan marathon on Labor Day 2014.

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* Are you behind? Don't worry worry. Toonami is having an Attack on Titan marathon on Labor Day 2014.



* Right out of left field came the schedule for May 24th, with the Dragon Ball Z Movie Cooler's Revenge.

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* Right out of left field came the schedule for May 24th, with the Dragon Ball Z Movie Cooler's Revenge.movie ''Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge''.



* The return of ''Anime/CowboyBebop''

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* The return of ''Anime/CowboyBebop''''Anime/CowboyBebop''!



* Hellsing being the fifth highest rated show on Toonami on its premiere on Sep 13th, beating out One Piece, Gurren Laggan and Beware the Batman, which aired before it.
* When Toonami aired the episode of Gurren Lagann where [[spoiler:Kamina dies]], Kamina began trending on Twitter ''' ''worldwide.'' '''
* [[Manga/{{Inuyasha}} Inuyasha The Final Act]] is set to air on November 15th. A grand sendoff to one of the most prevalent series adultswim has shown through reruns over the years. After never getting around to the big finale in all that time, they've finally gone and done it.

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* Hellsing ''Hellsing'' being the fifth highest rated show on Toonami on its premiere on Sep 13th, beating out One Piece, Gurren Laggan ''One Piece'', ''Gurren Lagann'' and Beware the Batman, which aired before it.
* When Toonami aired the episode of Gurren Lagann ''Gurren Lagann'' where [[spoiler:Kamina dies]], Kamina began trending on Twitter ''' ''worldwide.'' '''
* [[Manga/{{Inuyasha}} Inuyasha ''[[Manga/InuYasha Inuyasha: The Final Act]] Act]]'' is set to air on November 15th. A grand sendoff to one of the most prevalent series adultswim has shown through reruns over the years. After never getting around to the big finale in all that time, they've finally gone and done it.



* [[Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z Kai]], in addition to it being awesome having it back on Toonami, has brought two firsts to it: it's the first show not just on Toonami, but on Adult Swim, to be aired in 4:3 instead of being stretched to widescreen (even the Japanese broadcast was stretched out), and keep the eyecatches with it. Time will tell if they spread to the rest of the block's shows. And they've become the first to show it properly uncut.

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* [[Anime/DragonBallZ ''[[Anime/DragonBallKai Dragon Ball Z Kai]], Kai]]'', in addition to it being awesome having it back on Toonami, has brought two firsts to it: it's the first show not just on Toonami, but on Adult Swim, to be aired in 4:3 instead of being stretched to widescreen (even the Japanese broadcast was stretched out), and keep the eyecatches with it. Time will tell if they spread to the rest of the block's shows. And they've become the first to show it properly uncut.



* [[Anime/SwordArtOnline Kirito comes back online]], March 28th
* A very slight one, but 2/21/15 had the [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpected appearance]] of the full Kai opening.

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* [[Anime/SwordArtOnline Kirito comes back online]], March 28th
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* A very slight one, but 2/21/15 had the [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpected appearance]] of the full Kai ''Kai'' opening.



* Toonami and Sentai Filmworks finally join forces to bring ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' to the block.
** The Sentai train keeps going with the (unintentional) announcement that ''Parasyte: The Maxim'' will also be coming to Toonami.

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* Toonami and Sentai Filmworks Creator/SentaiFilmworks finally join forces to bring ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' to the block.
** The Sentai train keeps going with the (unintentional) announcement that ''Parasyte: ''[[Manga/{{Parasyte}} Parasyte: The Maxim'' Maxim}}'' will also be coming to Toonami.



* The arrival of Sentai Filmworks anime, started by Akame ga Kill and Parasyte.
* Toonami broadcasting the Funimaiton Broadcast Dub of Dimension W.
* The return of ''SamuraiChamploo''!

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* The arrival of Sentai Filmworks anime, started by Akame ga Kill and Parasyte.
* Toonami broadcasting the Funimaiton Broadcast Dub of Dimension W.
''Anime/DimensionW''.
* The return of ''SamuraiChamploo''!''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''!



* Say it with me now. [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan ONE PUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]] Confirmed to be replacing Samurai Champloo July 16!

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* Say it with me now. [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan ONE PUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]] Confirmed to be replacing Samurai Champloo ''Samurai Champloo'' July 16!



* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]] comes to Toonami, October 2016. ZA WARUDO!

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* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]] ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' comes to Toonami, October 2016. ZA WARUDO!



* When ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' was still on, it sustained over a million views for some nights in a row, being the only western show to do so so far. It even surpassed ''{{Naruto}}'' in ratings once.
* [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-ratings-for-august-10th/#more-1784 August 10th, 2013.]] Not only did [[{{Manga/Bleach}} the]] [[{{Naruto}} first]] [[OnePiece four]] [[Anime/SoulEater shows]] get over a million viewers, but so did ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', marking not only the first time that the show got over a million views, but also the first time that five shows on the block garnered over a million. [[UpToEleven Even more impressive]], ''Sword Art Online'' managed to beat ''One Piece'' and ''Soul Eater'' in ratings. And did it TWICE in a row.
* On the same night as the ''IGPX'', ''Big O'', and ''Bebop'' finales, ''Sword Art Online'' manages to gain a slight one; getting a near 70,000 viewer jump over the two programs before it and nearly 200,000 more viewers than the week before.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' may have been the big debut for the 26th of October, but ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' got awesome points for managing to gain about 50,000 over ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', despite being on the 3:00 'dead zone'.
** In fact, closer inspection shows this to be just the tail end of it. After debuting just 3,000 viewers behind ''IGPX'', ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' has gotten more views than the program before it, (Bar movie nights and double ''IGPX'' finales) three weeks in a row, and had another streak for the two nights before ''IGPX''[='s=] finale. True, between the two streaks was a back to back period when this was not true, but two of those weeks were not the block's best viewer wise.



* The ratings for November 22nd 2014 had SIX shows over one million. Everything from Attack on Titan to Inuyasha: The Final Act. This came right after DISH ''finally''[[note]]For those who don't know the contract DISH had with Turner expired and had a dispute that lasted over a month [[/note]] brought the Turner channels back.
* While not technically Toonami, reruns of DBZ Kai at 8:00 PM have brought Creator/AdultSwim the best ratings it has ever seen in that slot.
* DBZ Kai, Kill La Kill, Naruto, and Inuyasha getting over a Million viewers for 3/21/15
** DBZ getting over a million and a half viewers that week.
* April 25th: Over a million viewers for every program from Kai to Shippuden, a total of 5 million watched programs!

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* ''Blue Exorcist'' beating ''One Piece'', its lineup predecessor at 1:00, TWICE. And in doing so only differing from its premiere night by 4000 viewers.
** That same night, ''IGPX'' managed to pull over 500,000 viewers. Might not seem like much, but considering that ''IGPX'' usually pulls about 400,000 or less...
* The same night as the first March 2014 music video; for the first time in ages, the first five series on the line up (at the moment ''Space Dandy'', ''Bleach'', ''Naruto Ship'', ''One Piece'' and ''Blue Exorcist'') pull over 1 million views, with ''Soul Eater'' just 4000 views from making it six. In addition, ''Naruto'' the original had over 90000 views, while ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' gained over 100000 views from their general amount, with Clone Wars in particular having only 38000 less than Samurai Jack, a program an hour before it during the low end of the block's general view ratings.
* The ratings for November 22nd 2014 had SIX shows over one million. Everything from Attack ''Attack on Titan Titan'' to Inuyasha: ''Inuyasha: The Final Act.Act''. This came right after DISH ''finally''[[note]]For those who don't know the contract DISH had with Turner expired and had a dispute that lasted over a month [[/note]] brought the Turner channels back.
* While not technically Toonami, reruns of DBZ Kai ''DBZ Kai'' at 8:00 PM have brought Creator/AdultSwim the best ratings it has ever seen in that slot.
* DBZ Kai, Kill ''DBZ Kai'', ''Kill La Kill, Naruto, Kill'', ''Naruto'', and Inuyasha ''Inuyasha'' getting over a Million viewers for 3/21/15
3/21/15.
** DBZ ''DBZ'' getting over a million and a half viewers that week.
* April 25th: Over a million viewers for every program from Kai ''Kai'' to Shippuden, ''Shippuden'', a total of 5 million watched programs!



** Akame Ga Kill made its debut with 1.8 million viewers, the highest debut ever.

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** Akame Ga Kill ''Akame ga Kill!'' made its debut with 1.8 million viewers, the highest debut ever.
22nd Jul '16 6:50:18 PM Shadow200
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* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]] comes to Toonami, October 2016. ZA WARUDO!
2nd Jul '16 2:28:16 AM DarkaMonster
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* Say it with me now. [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan ONE PUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]] Confirmed to be replacing Champloo in July!

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* Say it with me now. [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan ONE PUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]] Confirmed to be replacing Samurai Champloo in July!
July 16!
*Intruder III, November 2016, need I say more?
1st Jul '16 8:17:50 PM BatDan
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* Say it with me now. [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan ONE PUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]] Confirmed to be replacing Champloo in July!
16th Jun '16 4:28:55 PM nombretomado
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** "[[TenchiMuyo He's]] [[Music/JayZ got 99 problems,]] and these [[PrecisionFStrike bitches]] are the main ones." Because Creator/AdultSwim lies outside of the children's demographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=0ly8Dsz4jm8&NR=1 different restrictions were in place that night.]] Bottom line: TOM can now ''swear.'' To quote a random 4channer:

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** "[[TenchiMuyo "[[Anime/TenchiMuyo He's]] [[Music/JayZ got 99 problems,]] and these [[PrecisionFStrike bitches]] are the main ones." Because Creator/AdultSwim lies outside of the children's demographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=0ly8Dsz4jm8&NR=1 different restrictions were in place that night.]] Bottom line: TOM can now ''swear.'' To quote a random 4channer:
27th May '16 8:12:35 PM Chris
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* The [[http://toonamifaithful.com/breaking-news-toonami-moves-up-to-1130-pm-on-saturdays/ announcement]] that the entire block would be moved back on June 4th, starting at 11:30 PM and ending at 3:00 AM, which essentially means that Toonami has managed to once again acquire the coveted 11:30 PM timeslot.
12th May '16 10:38:22 PM CelPrevXXVI
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* The [[http://toonamifaithful.com/breaking-news-gundam-ibo-is-coming-to-toonami/ Turner press release]] (and confirmation from Jason [=DeMarco=] on Twitter) announcing that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is coming to the block. This makes it the first time a ''Gundam'' show has aired on Toonami in 12 years since the Creator/CartoonNetwork block aired ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.

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* The [[http://toonamifaithful.com/breaking-news-gundam-ibo-is-coming-to-toonami/ Turner press release]] (and confirmation from Jason [=DeMarco=] on Twitter) announcing that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is coming to the block. This makes it the first time a ''Gundam'' show has aired on Toonami in 12 years since the Creator/CartoonNetwork block aired ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.
''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''. [[Memes/{{Gundam}} Time to Raise those Flags]].
12th May '16 3:03:08 PM Chris
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* The [[http://toonamifaithful.com/breaking-news-gundam-ibo-is-coming-to-toonami/ Turner press release]] (and confirmation from Jason [=DeMarco=] on Twitter) announcing that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is coming to the block. This makes it the first time a ''Gundam'' show has aired on Toonami in 12 years since the Creator/CartoonNetwork block aired ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.
3rd Apr '16 11:09:55 AM Lionheart0
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* The long-awaited English dub of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' will be premiering on Toonami. [[note]]As noted below, the fact that Toonami has to actively bid against streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll makes it all the more impressive.[[/note]]
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