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Toonami’s Extra Half-Hour Has Been Restored

by on July 26, 2017
 

Did you assume once Samurai Jack vanished from the Adult Swim schedule that Toonami would revert back to its 11:30 start time? So did they. And for about two weeks that was the case, but Toonami’s Facebook page just announced the block would once again be starting at 11 PM.

The next season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will premiere at 12:00, followed by half-hour timeshifts for the regular shows. Attack On Titan, which completed its run last week, will air in repeats in the extra slot.

  • 11:00pm — Dragon Ball Super
  • 11:30pm – Dragon Ball Z Kai
  • 12:00am – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
  • 12:30am – Tokyo Ghoul
  • 1:00am – Hunter x Hunter
  • 1:30am – Lupin the 3rd
  • 2:00am – Naruto Shippūden
  • 2:30am – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • 3:00am – Attack on Titan Season 2

This change appears to have been made at the last minute, because promos for JoJo that ran during last Saturday/Sunday’s broadcast mentioned a 12:30 timeslot — a time that’s no longer valid. Depending on the DVR you have, you may want to set the time a half-hour earlier — this change is late enough that some recorders may still be using the original issued schedule.

There is no official statement from Toonami or Adult Swim as to why the extra half-hour has suddenly been added back. However, recent ratings numbers for AS have been low, and the Toonami shows that air earlier, like Dragon Ball Super, are still some of their stronger performers.
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