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Toonami announced on its Facebook page yesterday that Adult Swim is losing its 8pm hour. As a result of this Toonami will be moving its start time from 11:30 back to midnight. It will not lose any time slots and will remain three and a half hours. The move has nothing to do with Toonami’s ratings, the network was very happy with Toonami’s perfomance at 11:30p. The Adult Swim Time change is what necessitated the push back to midnight as stated by Jason DeMarco.
Changes go into effect October 1st.
Here are the schedules for the next two weekends:
SEPTEMBER 24TH SCHEDULE:
11:30PM – DRAGON BALL Z KAI – EPISDOE 87: MR. SATAN TAKES THE STAGE! THE CURTAIN RISES ON THE CELL GAMES!
12:00AM – ONE PUNCH MAN – EPISODE 10: UNPARALLELED PERIL
12:30AM – GUNDAM: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS – EPISODE 15: TRAIL OF FOOTPRINTS
1:00AM – HUNTER X HUNTER – EPISODE 21: SOME X BROTHER X TROUBLE
1:30AM – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN – EPISODE 128: TALES OF A GUTSY NINJA – JIRAIYA NINJA SCROLLS PART 2
2:00AM – ONE PIECE – EPISODE 362: SLASHES DANCING ON THE ROOFTOP!! SHOWDOWN: ZORO VS. RYUMA
2:30AM – PARASYTE -THE MAXIM – EPISODE 21: SEX AND SPIRIT
OCTOBER 1ST SCHEDULE:
12:00AM – DRAGON BALL Z KAI – EPISODE 88: SHOWDOWN! CELL VS GOKU
12:30AM – ONE PUNCH MAN – EPISODE 11: THE DOMINATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
1:00AM – GUNDAM: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS – EPISODE 16: FUMITAN ADMOSS
1:30AM – HUNTER X HUNTER – EPISODE 22: A X DANGEROUS X WATCHDOG
2:00AM – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN – EPISODE 29: INFILTRATE! THE VILLAGE HIDDEN IN THE RAIN
2:30AM – ONE PIECE – EPISODE 363: CHOPPER’S RAGE!! HOGBACK’S DEMONIC MEDICAL PRACTICE
3:00AM – PARASYTE -THE MAXIM – EPISODE 22: REPOSE AND AWAKENING
3:30AM – PARASYTE -THE MAXIM – EPISODE 23: LIFE AND VOWS
4:00AM – PARASYTE -THE MAXIM – EPISODE 24: PARASITIC BEATS
Update 09/23 @7:18pm C/T: Toonami will be marathoning Parasyte off due to it’s contract with Sentai Filmworks ending the schedule will go back to 12am-3:30am on October 8th. It is unknown at this time what will be replacing Parasyte on October 8th at 3AM which is also the week that One Punch Man will be airing it’s season finale. We’ll share any further updates as they occur.
Are you really airing 3 episodes of Parasyte from 3AM-4… — Yes. Contract is up after that, so we have to show thre… https://t.co/IC81QPsg9n
— SPACE KNIGHT DEMARCO (@Clarknova1) September 23, 2016
Note: According to Jason DeMarco it is possible that when Adult Swim goes back to 8pm which usually occurs in January that Toonami could move back to 11:30pm once again, however that lineup is a while away and hasn’t been planned yet.
If Toonami is going back to starting at midnight becaus… — Totally possible but that lineup is a while away and ha… https://t.co/AMBToUbETp
— SPACE KNIGHT DEMARCO (@Clarknova1) September 21, 2016
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