New Toonami Logo 2013
Launched: March 17, 1997


September 20, 2008

Relaunch: May 26, 2012
Toonami logo (1997)

Toonami logo used from 2000-2003.

Toonami logo (2003)

Inverted Toonami logo used from 2000-2003.

Toonami (a portmanteau of the words cartoon and tsunami suggesting a "tidal wave" of animated cartoons) is a registered trademark of Cartoon Network, used initially for action-oriented programming blocks on Cartoon Network television channels worldwide, mostly shows American and Japanese cartoons, originating in the United States in 1997.

Toonami was previously hosted by Moltar (March 17, 1997 - July 9, 1999) and is currently hosted by TOM (July 10, 1999 - September 28, 2008, May 26, 2012 - present).

The Toonami brand name was subsequently used in the United Kingdom as the name of an action-oriented animation channel replacing a former Cartoon Network owned channel CNX, which had been a Toonami/live-action hybrid network.

Rumor has it that Cartoon Network will return Toonami by popular demand. Such rumors were eventually proven true as Cartoon Network's famous nighttime block, Adult Swim, aired a lineup of Toonami oriented programming and bumpers on April 1, 2012 at midnight and made a tweet the day after, asking if the fans want Toonami back. After a significant amount of fans agreed, Adult Swim asked fans to "stay tuned" hinting that the block will return sometime during the same month. A final bumper related to Toonami aired on Adult Swim May 16, 2012 that finally revealed Toonami's true relaunch date, in the bumper's own text, "5.26.12" is what it stated as the return date of Toonami.

US Edit

Toonami was Cartoon Network's primary Saturday evening action animation block, It was similar to the Adult Swim's Action Cartoons, airing Saturdays at 7-11 p.m. ET/PT. The block, which made its world premiere on Monday, March 17, 1997, initially replaced Power Zone, Cartoon Network's most recent incarnation of the Super Adventure block which had been a staple on the network since October 1, 1992. Toonami was originally a weekday afternoon cartoon block hosted by Space Ghost villain-turned-producer Moltar at the Ghost Planet Industries building from March 17, 1997 to July 9, 1999.

On Saturday, July 10, 1999, Cartoon Network relaunched Toonami with a new environment, the Ghost Planet Spaceship Absolution, and a new host named TOM. The night also introduced the Toonami Midnight Run late night block which was originally a five-hour Saturday night block (technically Sunday) at midnight EST until March 2000, when it moved to weeknights in an hour-long format until January 2002.

Toonami ended on September 20, 2008, after 11 years of broadcast.

Hosts Edit

Main Article: Moltar
Main Article: TOM

Toonami has always been helmed by a computer-animated host since day one. From March 17, 1997 until July 10, 1999, the block was hosted by Space Ghost Coast to Coast's animated director Moltar, who sent an observer robot named Clyde 49 from Ghost Planet to the Earth to study the planet.

On July 10, 1999, Toonami had a new host in the form of TOM (Toonami Operations Module), a wise-cracking, sardonic sentient robot who controlled the block's signal aboard the Ghost Planet Spaceship Absolution. In September 2000, TOM was joined by SARA, an AI program, and a cache of custodial robots dubbed Clydes, named after the original Clyde 49. After the events of The Intruder, TOM was reincarnated in a bigger body and a deeper voice. A third generation of Clydes, dubbed DOKs, was briefly seen during Lockdown in 2001.

On March 17, 2003, TOM and the Absolution both received upgraded appearances, which were detailed in the End Game online comic at That summer, the fourth generation of Clydes that featured LED-like emoticon faces were briefly seen on the block.

On April 17, 2004, SARA was reintroduced as a fully-dimensional humanoid hologram and the fifth generation of Clydes, dubbed Clyde 53s, which were insectlike like Clyde 49 and subserviant like the Clyde 50s.

On March 17, 2007 (Toonami's tenth anniversary), a new look was introduced to the block. TOM's fourth incarnation, which featured a humanoid face opposed to a visor look the character had always been associated with and a body that was shorter than his previous incarnation, was introduced as were a trio of new sidekicks, a robot with painted flames named Flash, a green control robot named Two (T for short), and a small robot whose name is Thompson(AKA Little Man). The block's headquarters is a jungle planet. The origins of the new Toonami hasn't been revealed as of March 2010.

Total Immersion Events Edit

Starting in September 2000, Toonami presented special interactive events known as Total Immersion Events or TIEs. These TIEs took place both on-air during Toonami and online at the official site, The very first TIE (and most popular one according to the fans of the block) was The Intruder, which introduced TOM's companion, an AI matrix known as SARA, who played an integral part in the rebirth of TOM, who was upgraded from a short Bomberman-esque character (voiced by Sonny Strait) to a taller, stronger, darker, deeper-voiced incarnation temporarily dubbed as TOM 2.0 (voiced by Steven Blum), though it was the same TOM who still hosted the block.

The following two TIEs, Lockdown and Trapped in Hyperspace, continued the adventures of TOM and SARA, but really didn't offer much storywise.

The TIE in September 2003 was a diversion from the TOM and SARA adventures and introduced a new, 2D universe. Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX), created by Toonami producers Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco and produced by anime studio Production I.G., aired in five short installments and served as a pilot for the second Toonami original series, which premiered in November 2005 (a brief note: although Megas XLR was the first original American-made franchise to actually debut on the block, it was initially a Cartoon Network original that was planned to air on Friday nights; other Cartoon Network action properties, namely Samurai Jack, Teen Titans, and Justice League, aired on Toonami but weren't exclusive to the block until their final seasons).

The Intruder and Lockdown aired in the UK, but didn't achieve the same amount of success as their American airings.

Kids WB's Toonami Edit

From July 2001 to June 2002, Kids WB aired a Toonami block that was, more or less, the Kids' WB lineup with the Toonami name. It was critically panned by industry observers who noticed the action branding of the block didn't translate content wise, which had added shows like Scooby-Doo and a live-action series created by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, The Nightmare Room. In spring 2002, Kids' WB announced that they would drop the Toonami name from their weekday lineup, once again making the Toonami brand exclusive to Cartoon Network.

Toonami Rules Saturday Nights Edit

On April 17, 2004, Cartoon Network moved Toonami from weekday afternoons to Saturday evenings with a new demographic of preteen and teen audiences (even though preteens and teens were already watching the block much to the network's dismay) while adding a new lighter-toned action franchise, Miguzi, (produced by Williams Street, the folks behind Toonami, its name is loosely derived from the Japanese word for swimsuit, an in-joke to longtime viewers of Toonami) to weekdays in its place.

Toonami also replaced the block known as Saturday Video Entertainment System or SVES. One big reason for the move from weekdays to Saturday nights only was because the some of the shows on the weekday lineup (such as YuYu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin) became too violent for a weekday broadcast on the network. The new Toonami line-up showcased anime like Naruto, One Piece, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Zatch Bell, and Pokémon Chronicles, as well as premiered North American productions like Teen Titans, Megas XLR, Justice League Unlimited, and IGPX, Toonami's first original production co-produced by Production I.G. and Bandai Entertainment.

A Month of Miyazaki Edit

On Saturday, March 18, 2006, in honor of the block's ninth anniversary, Toonami began airing A Month of Miyazaki, a four-week celebration of the works of acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Like sibling station TCM's similar marathon in January 2006, Toonami aired a different movie every week between Toonami anniversaries (the marathon began on the weekend of the ninth anniversary of the block and end the week before the second anniversary of the block's move to Saturday nights). The films scheduled for A Month of Miyazaki (which all aired uncut and unedited as per Miyazaki's policy not to have his films altered). However, there were large complaints due to the large number of commercial interruptions during the films, with commercial breaks cutting in about every 20 minutes. The movies were as follows:

  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

3.17.07 (Toonami's 10th Anniversary) Edit

On January 27, 2007, a teaser commercial aired during the Xiaolin Showdown marathon on Cartoon Network featuring close up shots of larger Clydes (the remote robot explorers that have been a fixture of Toonami since the beginning) along with the date 3/17/07 and TOM's chest emblem glowing blue. A week later, an extended version of the promo aired on the Toonami lineup.

On March 17, 2007, Toonami celebrated its tenth anniversary with a new packaging and numerous montages celebrating the block. TOM was revamped into a shorter robot who was a commander of a jungle control room with a trio of new robots.

The montages included a look at past hosts, former logos, and a decade's worth of scenes and voiceovers from shows that aired on the block, including The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z.

As part of the anniversary (and to coincide with Cartoon Network's March Movie Madness event), Toonami planned another month of movies:

  • March 03 - The Invincible Iron Man
  • March 10 - Mosaic
  • March 17 - Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • March 24 - Stan Lee Presents: The Condor
  • March 31 - Spirited Away and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo

Ending Edit

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, Cartoon Network canceled the block and Toonami aired its final transmission. Employees who worked on the block went to other parts of the channel. Anime was mostly handled by Adult Swim, and a new block named CN Real replaced Toonami on Saturday nights afterwards. Toonami Jetstream remained without the Toonami name until January 2009. At the end of Toonami's final airing, the host, voiced by Steven Blum, ended the block with a final monologue simply reading

The last part echoed the final words of the character Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.

Toonami's April Fools Return Edit

On midnight of April 1, 2012, just past Toonami's 15th anniversary, Adult Swim, which generally changes its programming for April Fools' Day, began to play The Room (as they had done the past several years).[1] The scene then switched to T.O.M. (in his third incarnation) aboard the Absolution, greeting the viewers while commenting that it is April Fools' Day, before introducing that week's scheduled episode of Bleach. The Toonami-related programming and bumpers continued throughout the night, featuring Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Outlaw Star, The Big O, YuYu Hakusho, Blue Submarine No. 6, Trigun, Astro Boy, and Gigantor. T.O.M. also presented a review of Mass Effect 3 and promoted the recent DVD releases of the series featured.[2][3]

The following day, Adult Swim posted a message to their Twitter page, simply stating, "Want it back? Let us know. #BringBackToonami".[4] On April 4, Adult Swim followed up this tweet with one stating, "#BringBackToonami We've heard you. Thank you for your passion and interest - stay tuned."

On May 16, 2012, Adult Swim aired another bumper showing TOM above the words, "#ToonamiIsBackBitches" with the date of Toonami's return reading, "5.26.12", hinting that Toonami is for sure going to returning to Cartoon Network on May 26, 2012.

Latin America Edit

In December 2, 2002, Toonami premiered on Cartoon Network Latin America, replacing a similarly themed block, Talisman. Toonami aired shows that were already on the lineup such as Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and Pokémon as well as served as the home of Inuyasha. Over the years, Toonami added shows like YuYu Hakusho and Saint Seiya, as well as the revamped versions of Cyborg 009 and Astro Boy. However, the block had to move to the late-night slots on CN Latin America due unknown reasons. Mexico moved Toonami to midnight in October 2003 while the rest of Latin America moved the block in November 2004.

In 2005, Toonami had short-lived weekend schedules, which were later replaced by the premiere of Adult Swim in Latin America (October 5, 2005).

In March 2006, Toonami revamped their lineup to include more adult-oriented series, such as Love Hina, taking advantage of the schedule and the refusal of anime on Adult Swim, as well as to compete against the anime channel Animax (now Sony Spin) for new anime series. In June 2006, Toonami premiered anime movies in two monthly variations: Dragon Ball Theatricals (which had 17 different Dragon Ball movies), and Toonami Movies (general animated action movies).

In January 2007, Cartoon Network cut Toonami completely. The movies were no longer aired, save those of Dragon Ball Z. After its cancellation in Latin America (March 26, 2007), the anime programming of the channel gradually vanished, currently the only anime which air on CN LA are Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z Kai. As of January 2010, The block Animaction was created that's transmitting on Wednesday evenings that passes action programing and anime programming. This block was removed in April 2011 in Latin America.

Music & Games on Toonami Edit

Toonami had always been a haven for techno/electronica music throughout its history, using original compositions by an Atlanta-based composer Joe Boyd Vigil from 1997 to 2002, many of which were compiled in the CD Toonami: Deep Space Bass in 2001, which is now out of print. His webpage can be found [here]. In 2003, DJ Clarknova took Toonami's beats (both old and new) and mixed them with sound bites from recent Toonami and Adult Swim shows. This resulted in an hour-long compilation of Toonami remixes, called the Toonami Black Hole Megamix, but for unknown reasons was never published. However, the Megamix recently was hosted by Toonami Digital Arsenal, a popular unofficial Toonami multimedia site.

From 2003 to today, Toonami has relied on original and library tracks from various artists from publisher Ninja Tune. On rare occasions, videos from musicians like Daft Punk, The White Stripes, and Gorillaz aired on the block.

Infrequently, Toonami will air reviews of video games. The review, delivered by TOM, is fairly short and airs during commercial breaks. Games are scored on a 1 - 10 system, 10 signifying an excellent game, 1 signifying a very poor game. (The score system was originally 1 - 5 until 2001.)

Only one game has received a "?" rating, "Dropship: United Peace Force" for the PlayStation 2. TOM explained that he had no idea what to rate the game because he couldn't get past the sixth level. This was accompanied by repeated footage of TOM losing on that level. The synopsis on Toonami Digital Arsenal reads "A robot is [sic] loses his mind over a video game. Hilarity ensues."

Toonami: Deep Space Bass Edit

  1. Ignition (2:54)
  2. Gundams Are on Earth (Gundam Wing) (2:44)
  3. Anvil Snare Remix (Sailor Moon) (2:39)
  4. Dragon (Dragonball Z) (2:18)
  5. Information Leak (Gundam Wing) (2:39)
  6. Arabic (Dragonball Z) (2:37)
  7. D&B Remix (Midnight Run) (3:00)
  8. Depthcharge (Blue Sub) (5:32)
  9. Tension (Tenchi Muyo) (3:25)
  10. Prayer (3:36)
  11. Crashgroove (2:48)
  12. Puff&Bass (Powerpuff Girls) (2:39)
  13. Darknight (2:32)
  14. Starwind (Outlaw Star) (3:00)
  15. Capslock (Ronin Warriors) (2:31)
  16. Broken Promise (3:39)
  17. Walking Stick (2:47)
  18. Spacetime (6:24)

Online Video Services Edit

On March 26, 2001, Cartoon Network launched Toonami Reactor, their first online streaming video service. The three-month service featured streaming episodes from Dragon Ball Z and Star Blazers, the latter of which was an online-exclusive series. Editorial content was provided by the now-defunct Animerica Magazine, published by VIZ Media. After the three-month "trial run" was over, Cartoon Network took it offline and completely revamped it.
On November 14, 2001 [2], Cartoon Network relaunched Toonami Reactor with all online-exclusive programs such as Star Blazers, Patlabor, The Harlock Saga, and Record of Lodoss War as well as videos from Daft Punk and Toonami-themed games. In the summer of 2002, Toonami Reactor was revamped again under the Adult Swim aegis and, with a joint venture with VIZ's Weekly Shonen Jump, programmed it as Adult Swim Pipeline.
{C}{C On April 25, 2006, a little over five years since the launch of the now-defunct Toonami Reactor, Cartoon Network and VIZ Media announced plans [3] to launch Toonami Jetstream [1], a new ad-supported streaming video service featuring Toonami series like Naruto, Samurai Jack, Megas XLR and IGPX and the internet webcast premieres of Hikaru no Go, MÄR, The Prince of Tennis, MegaMan Star Force, MegaMan NT Warrior and Zoids: Genesis, the latter two of which haven't premiered as of March 2007.
Toonami Jetstream launched on July 17, 2006 (after a brief unofficial sneak preview that began on July 14), and currently shows Naruto, Samurai Jack, Hikaru no Go, MÄR, Prince of Tennis, Zatch Bell!, Pokémon, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Mega Man Star Force, and Dragon Ball.

On January 30, 2009, Toonami Jetstream ended its run [9]. Since then, many of the shows aired until cancellation now currently air on Cartoon Network Video on its main web site.

Toonami Series & Movies Edit

Cartoon Network's ToonamiEdit

The series that appeared on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from March 17, 1997 to September 20, 2008.
Note: The dates under "End Date" are the last time the series appeared on Toonami or Toonami's Midnight Run. Some series had multiple runs that were not always consecutive.




Premiere Date

End Date

No. of Episodes

1 ThunderCats TV-Y7-FV March 17, 1997 May 31, 2002 130
2 Cartoon Roulette TV-Y7-FV March 17, 1997 March 5, 2000
3 Voltron TV-Y7-FV March 17, 1997 February 28, 2000 124 (only 104 shown)
4 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest TV-Y7-FV March 17, 1997 September 26, 1999 52
5 Robotech TV-Y7-FV January 12, 1998 December 26, 1999 85 (only 60 shown)
6 Transformers: Beast Wars TV-Y7-FV March 2, 1998 March 6, 1998 52 (only 5 shown)
7 Sailor Moon TV-Y7-FV June 1, 1998 May 4, 2001 200 (only 166 shown)
8 Dragon Ball Z TV-Y7-FV August 31, 1998 March 22, 2008 291
9 Super Friends TV-Y7 October 5, 1998 January 22, 1999 109
10 ReBoot TV-Y7 March 15, 1999 November 30, 2001 48
11 Ronin Warriors TV-Y7-FV September 27, 1999 March 9, 2001 39
12 G-Force: Guardians of Space TV-Y7-FV January 1, 2000 March 5, 2000 85 (only 10 shown)
13 Gundam Wing TV-Y7-FV March 6, 2000 May 11, 2001 49
14 Tenchi Muyo! TV-Y7-FV July 3, 2000 January 16, 2002 21 (only 14 shown)
15 Batman: The Animated Series TV-Y7-FV July 3, 2000 February 16, 2001 109
16 Tenchi Universe TV-Y7-FV July 24, 2000 February 21, 2002 26
17 Tenchi in Tokyo TV-Y7-FV August 28, 2000 April 12, 2002 26
18 Blue Submarine No. 6 TV-Y7-FV November 6, 2000 November 10, 2000 4
19 Superman: The Animated Series TV-Y7-FV November 13, 2000 June 1, 2001 54
20 Outlaw Star TV-Y7-FV January 13, 2001 February 6, 2002 26 (only 25 shown)
21 The Big O TV-Y7-FV April 2, 2001 July 13, 2001 26 (only 13 shown)
22 Cardcaptors TV-Y7 June 4, 2001 June 22, 2001 70 (only 39 shown)
23 Mobile Suit Gundam TV-Y7-FV July 23, 2001 September 12, 2001 43 (only 38 shown)
24 Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team TV-Y7-FV July 23, 2001 November 2, 2001 12
25 Dragon Ball TV-Y7-FV August 20, 2001 April 16, 2004 153
26 Batman Beyond TV-Y7-FV October 1, 2001 March 14, 2003 52
27 Zoids: New Century TV-Y7-FV November 5, 2001 July 26, 2002 26
28 Gundam 0080 TV-Y7-FV November 6, 2001 December 1, 2001 6
29 Hamtaro TV-G June 3, 2002 October 4, 2002 296 (only 52 shown)
30 The Powerpuff Girls TV-Y7 June 3, 2002 April 16, 2004 78
31 Zoids: Chaotic Century TV-Y7-FV July 29, 2002 May 30, 2003 67
32 G Gundam TV-Y7-FV August 5, 2002 April 25, 2003 49
33 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV-Y7-FV August 16, 2002 January 10, 2004 39
34 Transformers: Armada TV-Y7-FV August 23, 2002 January 10, 2004 52
35 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero TV-Y7-FV November 4, 2002 January 11, 2003 100 (only 40 shown)
36 .hack//SIGN TV-Y7-FV February 1, 2003 February 22, 2003 29 (only 4 shown)
37 Yu Yu Hakusho TV-Y7-FV March 17, 2003 February 26, 2005 112 (only 88 shown)
38 Rurouni Kenshin TV-Y7-FV March 17, 2003 March 12, 2005 95 (only 62 shown)
39 Justice League TV-Y7-FV June 2, 2003 May 29, 2004 52
40 Cyborg 009 TV-Y7-FV June 30, 2003 September 26, 2003 52 (only 26 shown)
41 SD Gundam TV-Y7-FV September 1, 2003 March 5, 2004 52 (only 26 shown)
42 Dragon Ball GT TV-Y7-FV September 5, 2003 April 16, 2005 64
43 Samurai Jack TV-Y7-FV September 29, 2003 September 20, 2008 52
44 Star Wars: Clone Wars TV-PG-V December 1, 2003 November 26, 2005 25
45 Duel Masters TV-Y7-FV February 27, 2004 June 17, 2006 65
46 Astro Boy (2003 Series) TV-Y7-FV March 8, 2004 July 3, 2004 52 (only 17 shown)
47 Transformers: Energon TV-Y7-FV April 9, 2004 April 9, 2004 51 (only 4 shown)
48 Jackie Chan Adventures TV-Y7-FV April 17, 2004 July 17, 2004 95 (only 9 shown)
49 Gundam SEED TV-Y7-FV April 17, 2004 October 16, 2004 50 (only 26 shown)
50 Megas XLR TV-Y7-FV May 1, 2004 March 19, 2005 26
51 Rave Master TV-Y7-FV June 5, 2004 June 4, 2005 51 (only 31 shown)
52 Teen Titans TV-Y7-FV July 10, 2004 January 16, 2006 65
53 Justice League Unlimited TV-Y7-FV July 31, 2004 May 13, 2006 39
54 D.I.C.E. TV-Y7-FV January 22, 2005 April 2, 2005 40 (only 10 shown)
55 Zatch Bell TV-Y7-FV March 5, 2005 January 20, 2007 150 (only 77 shown)
56 The Batman TV-Y7-FV April 2, 2005 August 27, 2005 65 (only 20 shown)
57 One Piece TV-Y7-FV April 23, 2005 March 15, 2008 ongoing
58 Transformers: Cybertron TV-Y7-FV July 2, 2005 September 17, 2005 52 (only 12 shown)
59 Yu-Gi-Oh! TV-Y7-FV August 6, 2005 September 10, 2005 224 (only 6 shown)
50 Naruto TV-Y7-FV September 10, 2005 September 20, 2008 220 (only 199 shown)
61 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo TV-Y7-FV October 1, 2005 October 13, 2007 76
62 IGPX TV-Y7-FV November 5, 2005 August 26, 2006 26
63 Wulin Warriors TV-Y7 February 4, 2006 February 11, 2006 13 (only 2 shown)
64 Pokemon Chronicles TV-Y7-FV June 3, 2006 November 6, 2006 26 (only 23 shown)
65 Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes TV-Y7-FV Septeber 2, 2006 October 21, 2006 26 (only 8 shown)
66 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX TV-Y7-FV October 28, 2006 February 24, 2007 104 (only 21 shown)
67 MAR TV-Y7-FV December 23, 2006 June 9, 2007 102 (only 25 shown)
68 The Prince of Tennis TV-PG December 23, 2006 June 9, 2007 178 (only 25 shown)
69 Storm Hawks TV-Y7-FV June 16, 2007 52 (not all shown)
70 Bakugan Battle Brawlers TV-Y7-FV March 22, 2008 March 29, 2008 52 (only 1 shown)
71 Blue Dragon TV-Y7-FV March 29, 2008 May 17, 2008 51 (only 8 shown)
72 Ben 10: Alien Force TV-Y7-FV June 21, 2008 September 20, 2008 46 (only 1 shown)

Adult Swim's ToonamiEdit

The series that have appeared on Adult Swim's Toonami block from May 26, 2012 to the present.




Premiere Date

End Date

No. of Episodes

1 Bleach TV-14 May 26, 2012 Present 366
2 Deadman Wonderland TV-14 May 26, 2012 August 12, 2012 12
3 Casshern Sins TV-Y7-FV May 26, 2012 November 3, 2012 24
4 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood TV-14 May 26, 2012 Present 64
5 Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG TV-14 May 26, 2012 August 18, 2012 26
6 Cowboy Bebop TV-14 May 26, 2012 Present 26
7 Samurai 7 TV-Y7-FV August 18, 2012 February 9, 2013 26
8 Eureka 7 TV-14 August 18, 2012 Present 50
9 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV-14 August 18, 2012 November 3, 2012 26
10 Sym-Bionic Titan TV-Y7-FV October 6, 2012 Present 20
11 ThunderCats (2011 Series) TV-Y7-FV October 6, 2012 Present 26
12 InuYasha TV-14 November 3, 2012 Present 167
13 Tenchi Muyo! GXP TV-Y7-FV November 10, 2012 May 11, 2013 26
14 Naruto (Uncut) TV-14 December 1, 2012 Present 220
15 Soul Eater TV-14 February 16, 2013 Present 51
16 IGPX TV-Y7-FV April 27, 2013 Present 26
17 One Piece TV-Y7-FV May 18, 2013 Present Ongoing

Toonami Reactor Exclusive SeriesEdit




Premiere Date

End Date

No. of Episodes

1 Star Blazers TV-Y7-FV April 30, 2001 March 2002 77
2 Harlock Saga TV-Y7-FV November 14, 2001 March 2002 6
3 Record of Lodoss War TV-Y7-FV November 14, 2001 March 2002 13
4 Patlabor TV-Y7-FV February 18, 2002 March 2002 47

Toonami Jetstream Exclusive SeriesEdit




Premiere Date

End Date

No. of Episodes

1 Hikaru no Go TV-Y7-FV July 14, 2006 January 30, 2009 75
2 Pokemon TV-Y7-FV October 9, 2006 January 30, 2009 ongoing
3 Eyeshield 21 TV-Y7-FV December 17, 2007 January 30, 2009 145
4 Transformers: Animated TV-Y7-FV February 15, 2008 January 30, 2009 42
5 Kiba TV-Y7-FV July 14, 2008 January 30, 2009 51

Movies Edit

  • Batman (1989 live-action film)
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (edited for content)
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
  • Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui
  • Bionicle: Mask of Light
  • Castle in the Sky (Month of Miyazaki)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Return of Cooler (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (edited for content)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (edited for content)
  • G.I. Joe: Spy Troops
  • G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom
  • Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (edited for content)
  • Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Hot Wheels: Acceleracers - Breaking Point
  • Hot Wheels: Acceleracers - Ignition
  • Hot Wheels: Acceleracers - The Speed of Silence
  • Hot Wheels: Acceleracers - The Ultimate Race
  • Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Month of Miyazaki)
  • Pokémon 3: The Movie
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!
  • Pokémon: The First Movie
  • Pokémon: The Movie 2000
  • Princess Mononoke (Month of Miyazaki)
  • ReBoot: Daemon Rising
  • ReBoot: My Two Bobs
  • Sailor Moon R (edited for content)
  • Sailor Moon S (edited for content)
  • Sailor Moon Super S (edited for content)
  • Spider-Man (2002 live-action film)
  • Spirited Away (Month of Miyazaki)
  • Stan Lee Presents: The Condor
  • Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic
  • Superman: Doomsday (edited for content)
  • Superman: World's Finest
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
  • The Batman vs. Dracula*Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light (edited for content)

Specials Edit

  • Blue Submarine No. 6 (4-part OVA) (edited for content)
  • Hot Wheels World Race (miniseries)
  • IGPX (micro series)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars (miniseries)

Unaired programs Edit

  • Pilot Candidate - intended for Toonami but was placed on Adult Swim's action line-up in 2002
  • Blue Gender - intended for Toonami and was heavily edited, however ended up on Adult Swim in 2003
  • Trigun - originally licensed by Cartoon Network in 2003 for Toonami but was placed onto Adult Swim, because of the large amount of gun violence that was difficult to edit.
  • InuYasha - originally licensed for Toonami in 2002, however due to the content of the first episode (involving the main character InuYasha being impaled by an arrow and bound to a tree), the series was placed moved to Adult Swim.
  • Android Kikaider: The Animation - intended for Toonami but ended up on Adult Swim in 2003.
  • Other series such as Slayers, Magical Knight Rayearth and The Vision of Escaflowne were by seeked out by Toonami, but were licensed by its competitor Fox Kids. However out of these series, Fox Kids only broadcast Escaflowne (in a heavily edited form) which was dropped from the schedule after a few episodes. Slayers was also edited and planned to be broadcast by Fox Kids but never aired.

Past Lineups and Premieres Edit

1997 Edit

  • Thundercats
  • Super Adventures/Roulette (comprised of Space Ghost, Birdman, and other Hanna-Barbera action shorts)
  • Voltron
  • The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

1998 Edit

  • Robotech
  • Transformers: Beast Wars (one week only)
  • Sailor Moon
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Superfriends

1999 Edit

2000 Edit

  • G-Force: Guardians of Space
  • Gundam Wing
  • Tenchi Muyo!
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Tenchi Universe
  • Tenchi in Tokyo
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Blue Submarine No. 6

2001 Edit

  • Outlaw Star
  • The Big O
  • Cardcaptors
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • 08th MS Team (edited for content, moved to Midnight Run)
  • Dragon Ball
  • Batman Beyond
  • Zoids: New Century Zero
  • Gundam 0080 (Midnight Run exclusive)

2002 Edit

  • Hamtaro
  • Zoids: Chaotic Century
  • G Gundam
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 Series)
  • Transformers: Armada
  • G.I. Joe
  • Samurai Jack

2003 Edit

  • Martian Successor Nadesico (Giant Robot Week)
  • Gigantor (Giant Robot Week, moved to Adult Swim)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Giant Robot Week) (heavily edited for content, moved to Adult Swim in 2005)
  • Dai-Guard (Giant Robot Week)
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • YuYu Hakusho
  • Justice League
  • Cyborg 009
  • SD Gundam
  • IGPX (micro-series)
  • Dragon Ball GT
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Astro Boy (2003 Series)

2004 Edit

2005 Edit

2006 Edit

2007 Edit

2008 Edit

2012 Edit


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