Some breaking news on the Toonami programming front, it has been announced on Toonami’s Facebook page that Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be premiering on Toonami on January 7, 2017 at 1:00am Eastern.

Based on the novel by Harutoshi Fukui and adapted into a 7 part OVA series from 2010-2014, the version that will air on Toonami, titled RE:0096, is a television rebroadcast of the OVA that is 22 episodes in length.

The plot summary of the series is as follows: (via Anime News Network)

U.C. 0096. Three years after Char’s Rebellion, Banagher Links, a boy living at the manufacturing colony Industrial 7, meets a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey claims that she is trying to stop the Vist Foundation from handing over Laplace’s Box to the Neo Zeon remnants known as the Sleeves, an act which could spark another war, and Banagher decides to help her. But the colony becomes a battlefield as fighting breaks out between the Sleeves and the Earth Federation Forces, who have also come to stop the handover…

Gundam Unicorn will be replacing Iron Blooded Orphans on the lineup as the latter show will be completing season 1 in less than 2 weeks as of this writing. There is no word regarding a potential dub and Toonami run of IBO season 2 as of this time.

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