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In the West, Toonaminote  is an animation block dedicated to action-oriented anime and western shows. But over in the East, Toonami isn't just a block... it's an entire television channel!

Launching on December 1, 2012 and airing 24/7, Toonami Asia (referred to as such to distinguish it from the other Toonami channels and blocks internationally) is dedicated to airing action shows in both Japanese and English. This isn't the first time that a Toonami channel was attempted. The United Kingdom tried their hand at a Toonami channel, though that didn't turn out so hot in the end. The success of this channel, however, led to the launch of other Toonami-branded channels in India and, beginning in 2016, France. However, the Indian channel was re-tooled into a classic cartoon channel airing content from CN and Warner Bros. (including the Hanna-Barbera and Turner libraries) until it was shuttered in 2018.


Quite unlike its western counterpart, Toonami Asia focuses much more on western animation, from CN originals (ThunderCats (2011), Sym-Bionic Titan, and Generator Rex), to comic book-based superhero shows (Wolverine and the X-Men (2009), Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Justice League Unlimited), to other western shows (Transformers: Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Xiaolin Showdown), with a little bit of Japanese animation thrown in (Dragon Ball Z and Deltora Quest).

The channel is run by NAMI (not to be confused with another Nami), an artificial lifeform from the future. There was a contest held that allowed fans to submit ideas for Nami's backstory, with the winner having his concept produced into an animated clip and a comic book. Recently, promos revealing NAMI's appearance have been uploaded, as well as introducing a storyline involving the end of "The Age of Superheroes".


Unfortunately, it was announced that at the end of March 2018, Toonami Asia would shut down.


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