May 2012

""Deadman"" and ""Casshern"" Premieres Are #1" Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:23PM by Nobuyuki
"According to Zap2It's monthly ratings scorecard, the series premiere of Deadman Wonderland was #1 in its time period among adults 18-24 (up 14% vs. the 2011 time period), men 18-34 and men 18-24 (up 2%). Immediately following, the series premiere of Casshern Sins ranked #1 in the time period among men 18-34 & 18-24.

Regarding the block's overall debut ratings Toonami Veep Jason DeMarco responds, "We need to do better".

For a quick look at [as]'s May performance highlights, click "Read More..."

Across May 2012, Adult Swim ranked as television’s #1 network for Total Day Delivery of young adults 18-34 & 18-24, as well as men 18-34 & 18-24. In Prime Time, Adult Swim also ranked #3 among basic cable networks for delivery of adults 18-34. In a month dominated by NBA Basketball, Adult Swim programming still accounted for 5 of the top 50 telecasts of the month on basic cable among adults 18-34.

Among Adult Swim original programming, Eagleheart (Thursdays, 12 a.m.) and Metalocalypse (Sundays, 12:15 a.m.) ranked #1 in their respective time periods among all adults 18-34, 18-49 & 18-24, and men 18-34 & 18-24. Similarly, American Dad (Fridays, 10 p.m.), Loiter Squad (Sundays, 11:30 p.m.) and Bleach (Saturdays, 12 a.m.) each ranked #1 in their respective time periods among adults 18-34 & 18-24, and men 18-34 & 18-24.

Toonami is sponsored in part by Trojan Condoms. Trojan: Helping Prevent Unwanted DBZ Fans For Over 90 Years. Posted Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:50PM by TylerL
"Your Saturday nights will never be the same.
Actually, if you spend your Saturday nights in your parents' basement watching anime, you might not notice much of a change.

Toonami Adult Swim Intro
Toonami Adult Swim Promo
Toonami Adult Swim Hodgepodge
Deadman Wonderland Toonami Intro
Casshern Sins Toonami Intro
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Toonami Intro
Ghost in the Shell SAC Toonami Intro
Cowboy Bebop Toonami Intro

...all in HD. But if it's just too much Def for you, I'll pull out my PowerMac 5200 and we'll go back to 160x120 10fps clips instead.

For now, the Newest Downloads bar won't show born-on-[adult swim] shows like Cowboy Bebop, Bleach, etc. You'll have to dig into the individual show pages for those videos, or visit ASF's Download page. I suggest going to the show pages for smartass comments.

Let's all thank this 10 second TOM dialogue loop for carrying last night's block nearly single-handedly. It got a lot of milage. Animation isn't cheap or fast, y'know. Let's see you do better given less than 56 days notice.

The Revolution was just resting its eyes a bit. Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:29AM by TylerL
"Toonami is BACK.
No really. This time it's not a joke.
This Saturday at Midnight ET/PT, Toonami becomes a true part of Adult Swim.
New shows? Returning [as] favorites? Yes. Are we ready? Yes.
Cowboy Bebop - With remastered Intro and Ending
Casshern Sins - in HD
Deadman Wonderland - in HD
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - All 5 Intros (mostly) in HD
Ghost in the Shell: SAC

All the new packaging, custom intros, promos and game reviews will make their way here, of course.
BUT. This time we're doing something different.
Seriously. Don't lazily come to TDA Saturday night or Sunday morning looking for all the cool Toonami bumps and such. They won't be here yet. Go find your TV and watch Toonami yourself. If you're a Nielsen family, watch it twice.
This incarnation of Toonami desperately needs ratings if it's going to thrive.
Do your duty.

New Shows for a New Era- ""Deadman Wonderland"" & ""Casshern Sins"" Join Toonami" Posted Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:01PM by Nobuyuki
"As reported on the [as] schedule for this upcoming Saturday and confirmed by Toonami honcho Jason DeMarco, new shows Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins premiere on the new Toonami programming block at 12:30 AM and 1:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific) respectively.
The full Toonami lineup (12 AM - 3 AM, repeats 3 AM - 6 AM) will be:

More info on the new shows and a few more words from JDM as compiled by Anime News Network after the break.

About Deadman Wonderland (12 episodes): Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn't committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland.

About Casshern Sins (24 episodes): After the murder of Luna, the robot society that rules the planet starts to rust and decay. Death and despair spread through the land like wildfire. The only one unaffected by the affliction that becomes known as "The Ruin" is Luna's assassin, Casshern. Unable to remember if he really triggered this capital sin against the entire mechanized civilization, Casshern embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery that connects him, Luna, and the plague.

DeMarco added that Toonami will not be showing Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and similar titles since "the rights to those shows are owned by our competition or are out of our price range." He continued, "Something you should know about THIS Toonami: We have very, very little $$. This experiment will need ratings success to receive more funding for new shows, more [mascot character] Tom animation, etc. I'm thankful for the $$ we've gotten, but it isn't a lot."

DeMarco also clarified Adult Swim's May 16 press release, which said that the network is developing "new original anime programming" for Toonami's return. Toonami will not have original titles created specifically for the programming block, "just new acquisitions." DeMarco said that he personally "love[s] One Piece and would love to see it on CN again" along with Gundam Wing. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Fairy Tail, and Inuyasha: The Final Act are some of the "many shows we've been looking at" or discussed.

DeMarco confirmed that Steven Blum will reprise his role of Tom, which "will be an updated hi-res version of Tom 3.0" aboard a slightly different but almost identical version of the spaceship Absolution. However, the character Sara will not appear for now ("costs too much to make"), and Peter Cullen will not be the voice of the block's promos due to his busy work schedule. The anime titles will keep their theme songs, and Toonami "will make our own 'pre' intros."