TOM time travels back to the 40s, crashes, and is taken in by the US Government.TOM is Roswell.
TOM flew away in the finale because he wanted to have more adventures.He flew off because his expiration date had come, so he let the two others have a well-deserved rest, but he didn't want his adventures to end, so, he defected, flying off the Absolution to fight evil and experience new sights, not to be thrown away for a mindless upgrade.
If the others wake up, they will search for TOM.If the final bumper is properly understood, the female computer suggests that they will search for TOM sooner or later.
Toonami ended because Hamtaro wanted revenge.Never mock a hamster.
TOM 4.0 was working for TOM 2.0.This is why the latter TOM could still be (and still is) found on overseas branches of Cartoon Network, he had delegated responsibility to the former TOM. And the reason Toonami US ended was because he got fed up of being a subordinate.
SARA is Lilith.
Flash and T share the same AI as SARA, minus her sense of identity/selfI mean, since SARA came back she's actually USED one of Flash's sayings and TOM 4.0 didn't have his own SARA or anything similar to her in sight, and has since been confirmed to be a seperate unit to TOM 3.0/5.0 so SARA couldn't have actually become Flash and T. What if Flash and T played that role for 4.0 just in a very different form?
The TOMs on Cartoon Network's overseas branches are/were robotic clones that haven't been programmed to say muchOr at least South-East Asia TOM was. That's why he gave so little dialogue during the continuity links. Scratch that, he only talked at the start. And possibly the end.
TOM (UK) was obsessed with video gamesThis is why Toonami UK was reduced to just a the gaming part of the UK's Cartoon Network website. TOM's UK clone got obsessed with video games, so he gave up anime and switched to video games.
TOM (Phillipines) is trying to further Cartoon Network's Network Decay into Cartoon Network Real internationallyThis explains why Kamen Rider Kabuto is airing on Cartoon Network Philippines.
TOM 3.0 had his voice chip stolen by a jungle-dwelling robot who stole Toonami's signal and started masquerading as TOM 4.0......Which is why he gave no explanation for the new set, robots, or the Brother Chucking of SARA and the Absolution.
Toonami will be... revived.Jossed.
Alternate theory to the aboveToonami will return in Cartoon Network's darkest hour (like King Arthur and Jesus). Now it's time to wonder what the hell is the darkest hour if CN Real and Hole In The Wall aren't it.
Naruto's venturing into the fillers was the main reason Toonami failed.
The death of Toonami was caused by the same mysterious group who brought about the sharp economic downturn around the same timeBecause let's face it, when two things that bad happen at the same time, they've gotta be connected. The most likely theory right now is that Stuart Snyder is acting as one of Those Two Bad Guys (the other being Bobby Kotick) for an Ancient Conspiracy, and killed off Toonami in order to try to eliminate the last strand of hope. Why? To get a politician running on hope and change a certain victory in his campaign for President of the United States, all so said President could push an agenda of increased weakness and moral degeneracy and hasten the coming destruction of the United States of America.
The only way to get Toonami back is to cram CN with so much mail their heads explode!Listen to this video  of Steve Blum on Toonami. It sounds like a longshot, but if enough people caught on and kept doing it for months, somebody would have to listen.
Toonami will end up on Boomerang.It'll be kinda like The 90s are All-That; Toonami will start airing on Boomerang, complete with a new, cooler model for TOM, the possible return of the ship and SARA, and show almost all of it's old programming. It'll also oust that useless "BoomerAction" block.
Tom's appearance in Fusionfall is to test the waters...for a Toonami television series and/or block. Of all the characters they could have made a big deal about returning in Fusionfall, it was TOM. Toonami fans flocked to the game as soon as they could. Do the math.
Adult Swim's April Fool's prank is to test the waters, too.Related to the above. [adult swim] is showing Toonami to test viewers, either on their own or on Cartoon Network's request. In the case of the former, they will use the results to attempt to convince Cartoon Network to bring back the block; the latter, Cartoon Network will use the results to determine whether to bring the block back or not.
If they bring Toonami back, the entire TOM 4 era will only be mentioned as a brief joke.Straightforward. They just go back to TOM 3 and pretend that Dork Age never happened.
If they bring Toonami back, TOM 4 will be killed alla "The Intruder"And activate Tom 5, which will look allot closer to TOM 2
They will bring Toonami back allot closer to it's original formatAs a series, with TOM, Sara, The Clydes, and even Flash and T in a more classic Toonami on the Absolution look. It will have game reviews, continuing plots and even look at current Anime airing in Japan.
Toonami, in it's early days, fell into the Animation Age Ghetto.I mean, come on, they had End of Evangelion up for download at one point!
They already lined up to have Toonami comeback before the April Fool's jokeIt takes months to schedule things on television. They new the surprise and the "we may get it back if you show enough interest" was just a plan get us to give them loads of free advertising.
Once Toonami's rating get it more money we'll start getting multi-night events againWith the standard Adult Swim programing, but Tom and Toonami bumpers and the ongoing multi night plots.
TOM is back in his third body because of time and budget restrictions.No I'm not being an asshole smarmily using real-life reasons. For the past few years since Toonami was cancelled TOM had no physical body. He was loaded onto a computer all this time, much like Sara. The sudden revival caught him completely off-guard and he had neither the time nor the money to have a fifth body made. Fortunately CN still had his third body laying around collecting dust, so they just refurbished it and loaded TOM back onto it.
TOM 4 was a temp
TOM 4 was Canada
Toonami was revived...To serve as a thank you for all of TOM's work behind the scenes of Cartoon Network. After Toonami was cancelled, the head of CN promoted TOM to oversee development of new original CN television (NOT live-action of course). He spent the last four years traveling through distant places, eyeing for fresh blood to help out the (at the time) struggling network with some success. As thanks for all of his hard work finding quality programming (and having a re-engergized feel from scouring new cartoons while in retirement), the head honcho, for Toonami's and TOM's 15th birthday, offered [as]'s April Fools' Day slot to air, which he happily accepted. When the prank found success from the audience, the head of CN and TOM worked out a new schedule, and the rest is history.
T.O.M. downgraded his body because he preferred 3.0 to 4.0.He only transferred to TOM 4.0 because of Executive Meddling. When [adult swim] decided to revive Toonami, they gave him a choice as to which of his available bodies to use. The choice was obvious: An upgraded 3.0.
TOM 4 and beyond..The Absolution crashed on the jungle planet, forming the wreckage we saw. TOM was broken, badly and Sara was knocked offline. Using pieces of the Absolution, TOM rebuilt himself and created robotic assistants. Despite his more disfigured body, he stayed loyal to the mission (and his viewers) and kept Toonami going. The block ending was because he was running out of energy and the need to fix himself, the Absolution, and Sara outweighed the mission. He had enough energy to send his loyal fans one last transmission, letting us know he'd come back if he could. Now, he's back, having obtained means to rebuild himself, his ship, and reinitialize contact with Earth. What trials brought him back, we may never know... But make no mistake. He came back for us.
CN might potentially use Toonami to try and get funding for other weird shows or justify their presenceOn wikipedia, it says something about them thinking to bring on their own adaptation of the annoying orange. Similar to Nickolodeons move with Fred (that high pitched screamy kid).
Toonami is soon going to be enslaved to FUNimation if it airs to a lower age demographic.Have you seen how much anime FUNimation was licensed? Its almost like they're aiming for a monopoly... and then, when you least expect it... they buy out Cartoon Network.
The Tom 4...
The current incarnation of Toonami exists in the same universe as the current incarnation of Cartoon PlanetBoth shows began their first incarnations as spinoffs of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Both were revived very close together. Both are cashing in heavily on the nostalgia of 90s kids. TOM is probably so far away from Brak and Zoraknote that a crossover is likely impossible, but that doesn't prevent them from both being in one universe when the two have so much in common. no mention whatsoever of the TOM 4 years), they practically have to be alternate timelines instead of altogether different universes. My guess: whatever never-told event destroyed TOM 3 and forced the regeneration into TOM 4 would also have made it impossible for Toonami to ever come back. TOM 4 knew this, and decided the mission, and the ability of some version of himself to continue the mission, was more important than his own current existence, especially on a timeline where he could no longer continue the mission. When he flew off, what he flew off to do was to research methods of time travel, and he found one. What he ended up traveling back to was the filming of an April Fool's episode, which he managed to shift over to [adult swim] with a teaser of The Room, something that likely made no sense to TOM 3 despite it ending up saving his life. This erased TOM 4 from the timeline, but for the mission's sake, it was worth it.
TOM is a Time LordI said it first!
The 2013 April Fools block will have Moltar hosting
The placement of Sym-Bionic Titan on the block is to test the waters
A Toonami video game is being created
Code Geass will air on the blockWhat better way to re-introduce Code Geass than to air it on Toonami?
If Toonami picks up a Gundam series...I'm going for series that have a chance of export or are recent, by the way:
The Joker virus was a result of the New Years Eve-il scores.Remember the New Years Eve-il schedule? It seems to have took place at the very end of 2001. Here were the results.
Toonami will get a massive ratings boost now that Naruto is back on the blockIt pulled most of the ratings for the block before, only makes sense that Naruto will do it again, especially since it is now uncut!
Toonami will bring back One Piece.So that no longer will 4Kids Entertainment be held in eternal derision for ruining it.
[adult swim]'s past anime shows will eventually air on ToonamiSo far, at the time of this guess, Toonami is currently airing Bleach, Eureka 7 (which required relicensing), Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, and InuYasha. They've also partially aired both seasons of Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. (until it was taken off in favor of InuYasha, but it has been confirmed to come back sometime in the future), and on the night [adult swim] pulled off their April Fool's Day joke, they also aired Trigun and Astro Boy (the original 60's cartoon, not the 2003 remake that also aired on Toonami back in 2004). To top it off, FLCL and the second season of Big O (two popular [adult swim] shows, with the latter also being a classic Toonami show, albeit only the first season) are confirmed to air in the future. Though Trigun and Astro Boy easily could have been just filler to pad out the AFD stunt (despite the fact that there were plenty of other shows in Toonami's past library to choose from... then again, licensing issues... ), it's not unlikely, at least to this troper, that some of [adult swim]'s other anime shows (including, but not limited to, Code Geass, s-CRY-ed, Blue Gender, Kikaider, the dubbed episodes of Lupin III Part II, Pilot Candidate, the previously mentioned Trigun, and Samurai Champloo) could end up on Toonami at some point in the future.
Toonami will bring back MAR and Prince of Tennis.Because if One Piece deserves another chance, why not them?
Toonami will eventually expand to seven hours, eight hours, and then finally nine hours.
When the show reaches that point, Toonami will completely skip over Naruto's infamous filler arcRegardless of whether or not you think Naruto killed Toonami, there's no denying that Naruto being in its filler arc at the time of Toonami's death did not help. Once the show reaches the filler arc, Toonami will replace Naruto with either A] Naruto Shippuden, assuming the rights for that are available by that point or B] a different show altogether.
Toonami will help promote Pacific RimPacific Rim is a love letter (or as Guillermo del Toro puts it, a beautiful poem) to Kaiju films and giant robots... the latter of which Toonami has a thing for. Also, we've seen promotions for Wreck-It Ralph (Toonami made a game review for Fix-It Felix Jr.) and Oblivion (Toonami had a TIE that spanned across a week), so why not Pacific Rim?
Plans are being made for a Weekday time slotThis might just be wishful thinking and hoping but with the shows they have gotten as of late such as Naruto and One Piece brought back and Sword Art Online airing in August they are making plans to air on weekdays since they got so many and won't have the time to air them, possibly a two hour run like they did before from 5-7 PM or 10-Midnight.
TOM 4 was one of TO Ms original bodiesWhen the Absolution MK 1 was destroyed one of TO Ms other bodies survived. When TOM 2 was reduced to a head a signal was sent out activating the original TOM 3, who had crashed onto an alien world with the remains of the Absolution. He used the remains of the Absolution to make the base and his assistants. Then there was an accident and he was rebuilt into the TOM 4 we all saw.
Toonami Rizing Sun will returnAs an early morning hour long block between when AS ends and CN begins. It'll be aimed at people getting up and ready for work. But because of increased risk of kids seeing it it'll be m ore PG.
Toonami will air another american cartoonWhile both shows are victims of getting Screwed by the Network and desperately in need of second seasons, Toonami can't exactly air Thunder Cats 2011 and Sym-Bionic Titan reruns forever. Sooner or later, they'll have to acquire a new show to replace them. Some likely choices (a few of which are also victims of getting Screwed by the Network) are...
Black Dynamite will air on Toonami by 2014. Whether it's rerunning season 1 or premiering season 2.Think about it. Toonami has a dearth of Western Animation action shows since Thunder Cats 2011 and Sym-Bionic Titan (taking a hiatus) are leaving the block at the end of July. Black Dynamite, as hilarious as it is, is pretty action packed so why not air it on Toonami? It's already on [adult swim] and it would prevent the block from being all anime.
When Megas XLR and Motorcity are brought back...... Toonami will air them, one after the other in the same hour.
Toonami is working to get to the rights to the following programs....
TOM will take a few potshots at Legends Of ChimaRegardless of whether or not it's Hate Dumb, Chima is considered a Replacement Scrappy for Thunder Cats 2011 (as well as Ninjago, but that's beside the point) and is accused of both ripping off ThunderCats (it's gotten to the point where even the art director himself considers it a knock-off) and supposedly killing any chances of the 2011 show getting a second season. While he wouldn't outright insult the show (that would just make him look hypocritical), I can imagine TOM taking a few subtle "jabs" at Chima for "replacing" Thunder Cats 2011, and possibly Cartoon Network as well for making the show in the first place (especially after Warner Bros. decided to take away the airing rights for Thunder Cats 2011), maybe even resorting to the Damned by Faint Praise method.
At some point they'll show a hour and a half of Toonami in the middle of the weekIn which it'll play encore episodes of Bleach, Naruto and One Piece.
The currently unannounced show coming to the block will be Eureka Seven AO.The timing is just too perfect— the dub was recently released, and Toonami's re-airing of Eureka Seven is, as of this writing, a mere two episodes away from completion. Something is going to replace it, so why not the sequel?
Bleach and Naruto will kill Toonami
TOM will give another speech when The Clone Wars airsLike with Thunder Cats 2011 and Sym-Bionic Titan, Toonami is getting flak from anime fans for putting another western cartoon, specifically Star Wars: The Clone Wars, on the lineup. I believe it's getting to the point where TOM might make a speech about giving things a chance, as well as why Toonami isn't just about anime.
Toonami will air the 2003 version of Fullmetal AlchemistAfter the Brotherhood rerun is done, they will put on the original FMA anime to replace it. Tom will then make a comment about it 'being familiar'
Toonami will air Pokemon during either its time slot for Brotherhood or Bebop from Episode 1 onwardThe length of the series will help fill up the lowest rating zone, and will be fueled in great part by Nostalgia. They will also use that as an excuse to do their first Pokemon game review for X and Y
Toonami will air DC animated movies after the Warner Brothers right problem is solvedAnd the films will either be Under the Red Hood or Flashpoint Paradox
Toonami will create a new original program specifically for the blockThat will be based on the Fusionfall MMO, but Darker and Edgier with all sorts of drama that they couldn't get away with on daytime TV. After all, how many old CN cartoons are on? They could even add IGPX references slash appearances. August 10th, Sword Art Online managed to beat both One Piece and Soul Eater in ratings. While One Piece being bumped down is unlikely, Sword Art Online might move up above Soul Eater if it manages to keep getting high amounts of ratings like that.
When Bleach ends FullbringerIt will rerun on the block for a while starting from episode one.
When Sailor Moons Remake comes out, Toonami will air itHe will refer to them as old friends, wish Goku was there as well, and maybe make a comment about 'first ThunderCats, now Sailor Moon. Wonder where that Reboot, er Reboot is coming'?
Toonami will get the rights to the Hellsing OVAAnd one of the lines will be 'Real Vampires don't sparkle'
Toonami will obtain Toriko after Sword Art and Soul Eater...And shortly after it, air the crossover between Toriko, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z as a huge hyped event
Now that Sunrise is rescuing their shows...Toonami will help out by advertising the DVD rereleases for old shows that were provided by Bandai, such as Big O and Outlaw Star.
Toonami's surprise broadcast after 2.22....Will feature a return of something from Toonami's past, be it a Clyde, Tom 4, Flash and D, or perhaps Toonami is previewing a Toonami original series like IGPX
Toonami will pick up a show from Sentai FilmworksI've heard rumors that Toonami and Sentai Filmworks have some bad blood between each other, stemming back from when Toonami and ADV Films had problems with Giant Robot Week that resulted in a tarnished relationship between the two. Jason DeMarco has said otherwise and that there's nothing wrong, but probably the best way to dispel those rumors would be for Toonami to pick up a Sentai Filmworks-owned show when they're able to, with the following being possible choices...
Big O will be a key element in the relationship between Toonami and Sentai FilmworksWhen Sunrise announced that some of their shows were rescued, both seasons of The Big O were handed to Sentai Filmworks. If Toonami wants to start over from the first season after the first run, they'll have to talk with Sentai first.
Toonami will air Neon Genesis Evangelion as a filler animeThe Rebuilds are doing well, and they have to take Bebop off eventually, right?
The reason they are airing two Innuyasha episodes each weekIS to allow them to get to the point where they can air Final Act as a replacement for a front runner
The Rights to Naruto: Shippuden will revert to ToonamiIf Thundercat's rights can be lost out of nowhere, same goes for Disney and Naruto. They may even just be nice after Toonami did that Ralph thing for them. I myself believe that Toonami's starting trio will end up being Shippuden, One Piece and either Fairy Tail or Final Act.
Toonami will air the Star Wars; The Clone Wars film, as well as One Piece and Bleach movies as part of their December movie lineup.Due to where Naruto is at story wise, the movie's would be badly timed. Though I suppose I might as well guess the Brotherhood and Bebop movies are a possibility.
Toonami aired Korgoth of Barbaria and King Star King during Fall Daylight Savings Time as a response to the Hypocritical Hatedom.They say that "TOONAMI IS JUST ADULT SWIM BUT WITH TOM." And then Toonami airs two shows that could have been on Adult Swim, but lost their chances.
Toonami will air Beware the Batman when the show returns in JanuaryWith the show going on "hiatus", I think it's become clear that Cartoon Network doesn't want to air Beware the Batman anymore, at least not on DC Nation. Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series were also put on "hiatus", and they ended up getting cancelled. Plus, there's Cartoon Network's current infatuation with Teen Titans Go!, the other DC Nation show, which they seem to be favoring over Beware due to the fact that it airs on Tuesdays as well and gets a lot more advertising. However, Beware the Batman hasn't even finished a single season. If it really does return, it might end up moving from DC Nation over to Toonami. It helps that Toonami handles action shows like Beware a lot better than Cartoon Network, and that Toonami is currently hard-pressed for western shows (the only ones they can air right now are Sym-Bionic Titan and Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
Toonami will air Pokemon: The OriginIt's too bloody for Cartoon Network, would attract many older fans, and is BLOODY AWESOME!
The first December movie will be one of the Naruto movies.The show will be leaving on November 30th, and despite the vast amount of characterization and pacing problems (as well as the infamous "filler arc" that is widely despised and would most likely murder the ratings, regardless of whether or not the crew acknowledges filler as a concept), it's held in very high regard by the crew. It'd make sense if they wanted to give the original Naruto series one last hurrah before Shippuden officially starts.
Naruto Shippuden should start at the Beginning in hour long intervalsSome people are discussing the idea of having Naruto start later, like One Piece, but it should start from the initial point because it had never been shown on Toonami before, unlike One Piece's episodes that were skipped. Like Innuyasha, it should be done in an hour long lengths to give time to speed up.
Fairy Tail can't appear until Bleach moves or endsIt's too long to be put in Soul Eater's spot, so it needs one of the top three (and Space Dandy) spots. Bleach is coming to an end well before Shippuden or One Piece will, and it's also coming up to the end arc. Thus, if Toonami adds Fairy Tail, Bleach either has to be removed from 12:00 with Shippuden and One Piece moving up a spot with Fairy Tail taking One Piece's, or Bleach moves to Soul Eater's spot while the same process occurs
To help promote the release of Justice League: War…Toonami will air reruns of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. More western animation is always a plus, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while a great show, really needs another western show or two to compliment it so that it doesn't feel like the black sheep of the lineup (it helps that both The Clone Wars and Green Lantern: The Animated Series are both animated in CG).
The Absolution will be decked with Christmas decorations during the month of movies
Toonami will still be around by the year 2015 and will have these as its first three hours of programming11:00 Naruto: Shippuden 11:30 One Piece 12:00 Fairy Tail 12:30 Bleach (A new series based around the final arc, sort of like the Innuyasha one which would have aired on Toonami by this point) 1:00 A New Pokemon Series (Based on the popularity and acclaim of the Origins special, Pokemon will be convinced to make a more mature version of the anime for older fans while keeping the regular Pokemon anime for kids, however due to Japan's current trend away from Darker and Edgier material it will aired first in America, then in Japan, as America is where Darker and Edgier material is more popular) 1:30 Deadman Wonderland (I predict that Adult Swim will be convinced to aid in financing addition seasons in junction with Funimation)
If Toonami somehow gets the airing rights to the original Dragon Ball Z…… they will air the 1996 Ocean dub (i.e. the english dub that was unsuccessfully syndicated for a while before becoming a hit on Toonami, not unlike Sailor Moon) instead of the uncut FUNimation dub, for two reasons…
Toonami will announce that Final Act will be airing sometime in March alongside Blue ExorcistJust did the Math and it appears that there are less than 30 Innuyasha's left to air. It fits the timeline right, and if they put it up early it would be replacing Soul Eater (As oppose to Fairy Tail as I hoped). Funimation will have its additional headliner program with Space Dandy, so they shouldn't object that much, though that would lead to an hour of space to fill up, though the Ocean Dub of DBZ is probably unlikely considering how its Sponge Property at the moment]]
Some time after the January 4th lineup change, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will eventually move back upOn January 4th, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be bumped down to the horrible timeslot of 5:00 to make room for Naruto reruns, which are scheduled to air its timeslot of 3:00. FLCL is only scheduled for one more run, and with a short length of six episodes, it won't be long before it leaves its spot at 2:30, allowing The Clone Wars to take its place. And even if that doesn't happen, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is also nearing the end of its second run. Once it leaves, The Clone Wars can either take its place at 3:30, or preferably, take back its spot at 3:00 and bump the unnecessary Naruto reruns down to 3:30.
Toonami will help promote 47 Ronin
Tiger and Bunny will air on ToonamiWith Adult Swim apparently unable to show Superheroes from DC, Toonami is low on options for their heroes, and its incredibly popular.
The airing of Trigun: Badlands Rumble will lead to the Trigun anime airing in the futureEspecially since Trigun is often considered one [adult swim]'s best classic anime shows in the same league as Cowboy Bebop, and along with the original 1963 Astro Boy, it did air during the April Fools Day 2012 Toonami broadcast despite not having aired on the old Toonami on Cartoon Network (though it was originally meant to air on Toonami on Cartoon Network).
If Space Dandy is a success, Toonami will air more simulcasts and world premieresThe anime industry and fandom will be entering an awesome new frontier if this becomes a reoccurring practice.
Toonami will simulcast Sword Art Online IIThe crew are happy with how the first season of Sword Art Online is currently doing, and as stated by the WMG above this one, Space Dandy doing successfully increases the chances of it happening.
Toonami will simulcast the world premiere of the 2014 Sailor Moon animeOf course, it would have to be licensed for dubbing first (preferably by FUNimation, though either Aniplex of America or Sentai Filmworks would be fine as well).
The Naruto reruns will get low ratings and eventually be taken offUnless they plan on airing any episodes after 52, there's really no point in airing the show anymore now that Shippuden is airing, as it's essentially taking up valuable airtime.
Black Lagoon will have its episodes rewritten for the Toonami broadcastThe show contains huge amounts of cursing that would obviously require bleeping, so much that it makes Deadman Wonderland look (or sound, in this case) like a Saturday morning cartoon. And speaking of which, Funimation did it with that show in the middle of its run. They could do it a second time for Black Lagoon.
Toonami will have a movie night for the block's 17th birthday, with possibilities being…
The "Next Time" ad bumpers for Samurai Jack will air on Toonami.They did it for IGPX why not Samurai Jack?
Possibilities for Toonami's first acquisition from Sentai Filmworks
Bleach will end sometime around October or November and will be replaced by either Fairy Tail or Final Act
Sym Bionic, Big O, IGPX and Samurai Jack will become semi permanent on the block as filler
Bleach will be replaced by Toriko
The Upcoming Intruder 2 eventYes The Intruder 2 will be happening spread #intruder2 more it trends more money to make it, anyway lets compile wmgs about it
To help promote the upcoming Godzilla movie...Toonami will do two things...
Black Lagoon will actually premiere at 2:30 AM...... because Naruto will move up to 2:00 AM once Soul Eater is done. It wouldn't be surprising, considering how much favoritism the crew is currently showing towards Naruto (having both the original and Shippuden on, as well as moving two other shows to later timeslots so that Naruto can stay on the lineup and gradually move up earlier until it's airing side by side with Shippuden).
Toonami will air a Shippuden Promoit has to eventually
Bleach will be replaced by Attack on TitanBecause we all know it's going to happen.
Bleach will be replaced by Fairy Tail....Attack will replace Black Lagoon/Blue Exorcist, and Final Act will replace Black Lagoon/ Blue Exorcist
Toonami will eventually expand another half-hour to 11:00Which would be another result of Space Dandy doing well. And with that half-hour, a recent show such as Attack on Titan, Psycho-Pass, Btooom!, Future Diary, AKB0048, Kill la Kill, or Michiko to Hatchin will air.
Toonami will eventually get the rights to the first season of Big O...... and will bring the show back onto the lineup to air both seasons, replacing the Naruto reruns and reshuffling the lineup a bit into this...
Toonami will gain the rights to air reruns of Transformers AnimatedHear me out here; Transformers Animated has a lot in common with Star Wars; the Clone Wars. They both were partially produced by Cartoon Network, both whose rights were/are tied up in franchise based issues (Transformers with Hasbro's new channel and Star Wars being bought by Disney), and both are both extremely popular within, and divisive within, their respective verses. Plus, both series made previously despised races (Humans and Gungans) actually popular. Black Butler would be good for Toonami to air.
Toonami will air the Madoka MoviesAs a sort of interesting counter play to the Evangelion movies.
Beware the Batman will eventually move to a higher timeslotThe show is currently slated for airing at 3:00 AM, which is understandable because not only is Toonami currently running thin on room for new shows, but also because Beware the Batman already aired some of its episodes on DC Nation. Once it gets to where the show was when it was put on hiatus, Beware the Batman will move up to an earlier timeslot, as the unaired episodes are technically premieres.
Beware the Batman will be renewed for additional seasons on ToonamiHas it technically been cancelled?
Toonami will have new programs announced at Momocon that will cause rejoicement, surprise and at times depression
Toonami will premier Battle of the Gods if Cooler does wellIt's the only logical course of action
More DC Nation shorts will air on Toonami in the future
Sword Art Online II will get the same simulcast deal as Space Dandy.Because a series this popular needs to be in the heart of the order, and Toonami probably played a key role in it being Uncancelled.
Dragon Ball Z Kai will start with the Buu saga.The series has been played to death through the end of the Cell saga, plus with the CW abandoning its Saturday Morning lineup, Toonami seems like the logical place to put the new episodes.
Toonami will air Code GeassFunimation recently rescued its license and has yet to release it. Now, how does one advertise anime for a re-release these days? They re-released the rescued Erueka Seven after it ran on Toonami after all.
Bleach will be replaced by Free!And it will be hilarious.
Toonami will air the upcoming Pacific Rim animated seriesAssuming the show will be released via airing on television and will be aimed towards more mature audiences a la Sym-Bionic Titan, Thunder Cats 2011, Beware the Batman and the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, Toonami would probably be the only feasible outlet to air the show on.
Dragon Ball Z Kai will be replacing Bleach.First, it's confirmed that Kai is coming in the Fall, and Bleach's run is set to be completed in October. Second, they need a high-value property to headline in Bleach's place. Shippuden or One Piece may take the midnight slot, but Kai is going to be in the heart of the order.
Toonami will start picking up more gory and violent shows like Hellsing UltimateAs said by someone in this ToonamiFaithful.com forum thread, they tested the waters with Deadman Wonderland, and provided Akira, Black Lagoon, and Attack on Titan as examples. With Hellsing Ultimate coming to Toonami, we can expect to see other violent shows if it does well.
possible choices for new and returning Toonami showsThis is for speculating what shows will air on Toonami in the near future
Toonami will air Terror in ResonanceNot only could it make for an interesting non-action show for Toonami, but it's made by Shinichiro Watanabe. That alone practically guarantees a spot on the lineup, if their constant airing of Cowboy Bebop and their world-premiering of Space Dandy is any indication.
Suggestions for the 5:00 AM transition into regular Cartoon Network hours
Toonami will premiere an original DC Comics show created for the blockWith the influx of live action TV series based on DC Comics properties (Gotham, Arrow, The Flash (2014), Constantine, etc.), there's a possibility that we might be seeing more animated shows meant for mature audiences a la Young Justice and Beware the Batman, and Toonami would be the perfect place for said shows to air.
Toonami will air one of the Batman-based DC Universe Animated Original Movies on Nov. 8thNovember 8th is when Beware the Batman airs its final episode. Airing the final episode at 11:30 PM and following it up with a Batman movie (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, or Batman: Under the Red Hood) would be a very appropriate way to send off one of Toonami's biggest staples.
Cartoon Network writing off Beware the Batman and Sym-Bionic Titan was meant to be a Take That towards ToonamiWriting off Sym-Bionic Titan and Beware the Batman at this point because they didn't make enough money doesn't make sense, because they could've easily done so right after either show stopped airing initially. Why else would they decide to write off both shows now, now that they've found a home on Toonami on [adult swim]? It doesn't help that Cartoon Network, with its actions regarding shows like Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, has established that it has some sort of unexplained grudge against action shows.
Possible american action cartoon choices, both new and returning
Toonami will attempt to bring back Beware the Batman via a loophole a la IGPXAs stated on the Fridge page, they were able to bring back IGPX because it was co-produced by Cartoon Network and Production I.G., meaning that while Cartoon Network could write off the show, [adult swim] could still air it after a little talk with Production I.G. Beware the Batman was produced by Warner Bros., not Cartoon Network, which means that if they wanted to bring the show back, all [adult swim] would have to do is have a little talk with Warner Bros... deciding to premiere Transformers: Robots in Disguise on Cartoon Network instead of The Hub, Toonami could possibly benefit (especially now that the block is short on western shows).
The 2014 Month of Movies will have five movies this yearAssuming that it doesn't get pre-empted again, Hellsing Ultimate ends November 22nd, leaving one last night with an empty hour to fill before December. Toonami could take advantage of this and add in an extra movie, extending Movie Month into November.
Rurouni Kenshin will return to Toonami.Not sure which series, or maybe just a movie, but Kenshin's bound to return.
A Certain Magical Index, original or Railgun, will air on the blockI don't know why...I just have that sort of feeling
Toonami will air Don't Hug Me I'm Scared as a music videoIt'd be a good fit, considering that Toonami has a penchant for the bizarre and surreal when it comes to airing music videos like they did during Month of Movies 2013 or the extra-long episode of Hellsing Ultimate.
Toonami will air Kill la Kill at 11:30 PMThey'll need something to fill in that timeslot once Attack on Titan finishes its current run (assuming they aren't planning on rerunning the show at 11:30 PM like they did with Space Dandy), and not only is Kill la Kill one of the most requested shows for Toonami, it's also popular to the point of being memetic, and the fact that it's an action-comedy makes it a better transition between the regular [adult swim] lineup and Toonami than Attack on Titan.
Hellsing Ultimate will return to Toonami in the future to air its final two episodesIn fact, Toonami could take advantage of this and air both episodes back-to-back as a movie night.
Cartoon Network hates Toonami.They can't cancel it again because of the backlash, but that doesn't mean they intend to put forth a serious effort supporting it. This is why they do things like cancelling Beware the Batman or failing to procure all ten episodes of Hellsing Ultimate.
Toonami will air the original Hellsing animeDespite being arguably inferior to the Ultimate OVA series, it's still an effective show on par with the likes of Cowboy Bebop and Trigun that would fit Toonami like a glove. It'd also work for giving fans their Hellsing fix after Ultimate gets cut short. Nick Toons (edited for violence and language, of course), the line was changed to "over 9000" as a reference to the infamous Ocean dub created by FUNimation and Saban Entertainment for the original Dragon Ball Z. The Toonami broadcast version including the line as well (despite being completely uncut) would probably be even more appropriate than with Nicktoons, as back in its days on Cartoon Network, Toonami aired the Ocean dub of the original Dragon Ball Z before FUNimation decided to dub the rest of the show in-house.
Bleach is only re-running as filler before Movie Month.Toonami will pick up something new for the 2:30 timeslot in the new year, but they don't want to start anything else right now only to go on a four-week break after only three weeks.
One of the movie "repeats" for Month of Movies 2014 will be Vampire Hunter DToonami already made a very subtle reference to it with TOM's comment about being a vampire hunter way back, and it was part of "Night of the Vampire Robots", an experiment to see if anime could do well on Cartoon Network. Add in Toonami being able to get away with more graphic content than before (which would allow them to air the movie uncut, as opposed to the heavily-edited version known as the "TBS cut") and the fact that they're willing to air older movies (they wouldn't have aired AKIRA if that weren't the case), and Month of Movies 2014 would be the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to one of the first airings of anime on Cartoon Network.
Toonami will air promos for Hellsing Ultimate XI and Hellsing Ultimate XIn the case of the former, it'd be the only thing they could make a promo for that night (Summer Wars is a repeat, so there's no point in making a promo for that), unless they decide to either just make a general promo for Month of Movies 2014, or forgo promos entirely until the week before The Sacred Star of Milos airs.
Another hour-long show a la Hellsing Ultimate will air once Gurren Lagann endsIf neither show ends up being pre-empted, both Gurren Lagann and Deadman Wonderland will end on the same night, leaving the 2:00 AM hour open up for a show with hour-long episodes.
The Intruder II will allow audience participation, possibly through a flash gameThe Intruder, Lockdown, and Trapped in Hyperspace all allowed audience participation, with the latter two being part of a Toonami-based flash game on the website. The production crew have stated that they're all for possibly having a Toonami flash game made by [adult swim] Games, and assuming that they're gonna allow audience participation again, The Intruder II would be a good opportunity to do so.