"Naruto," "IGPX," "One Piece" to Toonami in ’05
Cartoon Network today announced several major acquisitions for their venerable Toonami action-animation block. Fan-favorite Naruto will join the block in the third quarter of 2005, while One Piece will move to Toonami in May. Toonami original IGPX will expand into a full series from Production IG. The Batman will see a Toonami airing beginning April 2, ShoPro acquisition Zatch Bell will start in March, and nosehair-fighting anime Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is coming in the fourth quarter.
Teen Titans will air 17 new episodes in the coming year, Justice League Unlimited has 23 new episodes on the block, and Duel Masters will return with 26 new episodes. D.I.C.E. and Dragonball GT will both also continue with new episodes.