* TOM once killed a spaceship hijacker who was also a robotic bodyjacker whose strongest body nearly touched the ceiling of his own ship. [[WithThisHerring With a fork.]]
* The ''audience'' (with access to the internet) got one by piloting an army of robots to destroy a crazed, titan of a robot to shut down a tractor beam.
* A lot of the promos for most action shows were pretty downright freaking awesome. As a kid, you couldn't help but geek out every time watching one!
** Most notable amongst those promos: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVcCB4fze94 the premiere trailer for]] ''Gundam Wing''. Suit up.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nYqSLe160I&feature=feedu This]] could be considered a Crowning Moment for the ''fans'' of Toonami.
** For more awesome take a look at [[http://neotoonami.com/ this.]]
** Even now that they're no more, their final countdown was still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbU0f400CwI a moment of sheer awesomeness]].
** Fanvids, eh? How about [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=qSG91ra_jjo "Welcome to Toonami"]]? Bonus points for this now-prophetic lyric:
---> ''Hold tight, ''''cause the show is not over'''''
* TOM cutting off Creator/AdultSwim's traditional AprilFoolsDay airing of ''Film/TheRoom'', then proceeding to air an entire block of fan-favorite anime series that haven't been seen on Creator/CartoonNetwork for the better part of a decade -- complete with new TOM-narrated promos!
-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M41Dd6Ujm7U Oh hi, Adult Swim! Got the results of the test back, and we definitely have April Fool's.]]''
** "[[TenchiMuyo He's]] [[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:
--->''My childhood grew up with me.''
** 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.
* May 26, 2012: '''''[[http://www.adultswim.com/shows/toonami/index.html It's back, bitches.]]'''''
* TOM 3.5 in the new ''Absolution'', declaring the block to be "back, bitches" and introducing the new lineup? Awesome, plus classic TOM.
** The ratings were nothing special the first night back, with the highest-rated show on the block only scoring 10% higher than what had been their the week before Toonami relaunched. Week two, however? Toonami broke a million in its first hour, 900k in its second, and the tail end's ratings were those of the first hour the previous week. Plus both weeks won their timeslots overall.
* TOM [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Ai4G6ccfA&list=UUhXpAIlDuW9TSlhEMrh_bxA&index=2&feature=plcp personally responds to the haters]] of the UnpleasableFanbase variety, while simultaneously thanking the constructive critics.
* "The Midnight Run is back."
* 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.''
** Hell, it's the first time in the new run we got a new room on the Absolution.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8CNClh_bMek This.]] Not only for bringing TOM 4 back, but for making fans happy and excited about seeing [[TheScrappy TOM 4]] again!
* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' (Part 1) returning to Creator/CartoonNetwork's channel via Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} on December 1st, 2012: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgorm1dZ-Rc "The prodigal son has returned."]]
--> '''Naruto:''' ''[[BigYes "YEEEAAAAHH!!!"]]''
** And to top this, [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/66229144430/another-big-honkin-toonami-announcement-hey the announcement]] on November 6th, 2013 that '''''Naruto: Shippuden'' is coming to Toonami in January 2014 - UNCUT!'''
* At the crack of 2013, Toonami [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GONVbPn5yE switched the colors]] of its title card borders from the traditional red to blue to pay tribute to its troubled past and reference [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03qBqP2I4p8 this song]] from ''CowboyBebop''- the one song that [[spoiler: plays out the credits of the very last episode, where Spike collapses on a stairwell and delivers his Famous: "Bang."]], another character played by Creator/SteveBlum, TOM's V.A. It acts as a stark reminder of how Toonami befell the same sad fate and collapsed once ... only to come back to life nearly four years later. It's proof Toonami is invested in its fans as much as they are in Toonami and they are ''grateful'' to us for helping bring back Toonami.
--> '''TOM''': ''"Welcome to 2013, Toonami fans. When I start thinking about everything we've been through together, it makes me kind of... blue.''"
* The Momocon 2013 Panel. Where they announced Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 1.11 for their anniversary (March 17th), Manga/OnePiece sometime down the road, and TOM 5.0 and new Absolution.
* The new incarnation may have a sparse set, a cast of one, a parred-down crew and some money troubles, but all this just makes it more impressive that they have one new video a week and (as of 2013) a new introductory speech each week as well, which is a level of content production none of the older incarnations ''ever'' met.
* Sara, Brent and Jason of Toonami set out to create "the best ''Evangelion'' promo ever made". [[http://youtu.be/0E2IiiwpoX4 They succeeded.]]
* The return of ''IGPX''.
* May 2013 onward, Toonami is running the Big 3 {{shonen}} {{anime}} ''Anime/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' (Part 1), and ''Anime/OnePiece'' all together on the same block. This is the first time it's ever happened in the U.S., and it is ''awesome''.
** This occurrence is made even better with ''Naruto: Shippuden''[='s=] [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/66229144430/another-big-honkin-toonami-announcement-hey Toonami premiere]] in January 2014, despite replacing ''Naruto'' (Part 1) in complementing ''Bleach'' and ''One Piece''.
* The return of Sara at the very beginning of the April 27th Broadcast. Her design is a throwback to the OracularHead appearance she had in the TOM 2.0 era, a budget-saving move compared to her expensive full body design in the 3.0 era.
* The debut of TOM 5.0, a blend of his 2.0 and 3.0 designs. He has the forearms lights of 2.0 but the build of 3.0. In a sense, he looks like a DarkerAndEdgier TOM, which is exactly appropriate for him, considering that he swears and talks maturely to the grown up audience from yesteryear.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJkNkqv-zXY announcement]] at Anime Boston that Toonami will premiere ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' in August (later moved to July 27 to coincide with TheBigO Season 2), not only because of the show itself, but also for diversity reasons. As of this writing, most of the shows Toonami has been airing are owned by either Creator/VIZMedia or Creator/{{Funimation}}, or leftover [[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai]] shows. The fact that Toonami will premiere ''Sword Art Online'', which is licensed by Creator/AniplexUSA, proves that they're willing to work with companies other than the aforementioned VIZ and Funimation.
* When Toonami launched its [[http://video.adultswim.com/toonami/ new website]], they also released a new [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY7j3-frEm4 Better Cartoon Show promo]] announcing that TOM will interview [[Creator/GuillermoDelToro Guillermo del Toro]] on ''Film/PacificRim''. July 6th will be a good day for chicks to dig giant robots [[MegasXLR (Nice)]].
* The week of July 15, 2013 saw ''Manga/OnePiece'' outdo both ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' and ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' [[http://www.tvmediainsights.com/highlights/27793/adultswim-ratings-scorecard-week-of-july-15-2013/ in the ratings]].
* [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-ratings-for-august-10th/#more-1784 August 10th.]] Not only did [[{{Manga/Bleach}} the]] [[{{Naruto}} first]] [[OnePiece four]] [[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.
* If you thought the promo for ''Evangelion 1.11'' was awesome, then take a look at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3ABvBzYWrw promo]] for ''Evangelion 2.22''.
* The way Toonami handled the ''{{IGPX}}'' finale. To coincide with the finales of [[BigO two]] [[CowboyBebop other]] 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
* The [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/65032254047/big-honkin-toonami-announcement-hey-everybody October 25th 2013 tumblr announcement]] basically divulged several upcoming [=CMOAs=]
** 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.
** On January 4th, 2014, the block will be expanding by half an hour with ''Space Dandy'' kicking off the expanded block at 11:30 PM. Whether this expansion is permanent or is simply for ''Space Dandy's'' premiere isn't known, but for now, we'll eventually be getting an extra half-hour of Toonami.
** 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 ''{{Akira}}'', ''SummerWars'', ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerer of Shamballa]]'', and ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]''.
* ''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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiT1Bee6GYA Respect]] Video.
* The announcement that ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' will air on Toonami in March 2014.
* November 22, 2013: The Clydes return.
* On November 30, 2013, Toonami threw viewers an unexpected (and totally awesome) curveball... by airing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjUDxKdnsEQ the first ever English-language Toonami promo]] for ''Space Dandy''.
* 12/7/13; ''{{Manga/Akira}}'' aired, and debuted the return of the Toonami Hyperspace Movie systems from the old Tom era, cooler than ever! The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBeWnSV6Rn8 trailer]] they made for it, is probably the very best Toonami promo ever made.
* 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...]]
* The announcement of The Intruder: Part 2 where Tom and Sara will once again do battle with The Creature who tried to hijack and destroy The Absolution. And not only that, the fans tagging their tweets with #intruder2 (in order to support how big the event will be), caused the [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-trending-rundown-for-february-8-9-2014/ tag to trend worldwide.]]
* 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 first March 2014 Music video. Instead of an emotional conversation/story, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk7Q8RVL-CY it was nothing but action to epic music]].
** 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 Samuari 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.
* May 3rd, 2014: The [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Titans]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTxCp1tryyE have come]].
* Are you behind? Don't worry Toonami is having an Attack on Titan marathon on Labor Day 2014.
* May 10th, Toonami is coming to [[WesternAnimation/BewaretheBatman Gotham City]] as Toonami's first post revival super hero series. What makes this especially awesome is that DC Comics shows were thought to have been ineligible choices for Toonami for unknown reasons. The announcement for ''Beware the Batman'' more or less proves that theory wrong.
* Right out of left field came the schedule for May 24th, with the Dragon Ball Z Movie Cooler's Revenge.
* DragonBallZKai: Coming this fall to where it belongs.
* The return of ''CowboyBebop''
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWUZZNpE62w teaser trailer]] for The Intruder II.
* ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'' is coming. ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWA!
* One Piece being given Toonami's third arc specific trailer (After Bleach's and the one for IGPX's first finale) is this.
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-->[[Creator/{{Toonami}} ONLY Toonami.]]