Yesterday, Toonami announced the line-up for daylight savings on Saturday, November 5. As part of the extra 2:00am hour, Toonami will play a preview of the recently announced HD Remaster of IGPX. Discotek Media announced last week that they would be releasing a new HD remastered upscale on Blu-ray. Further details about the Blu-ray can be read on the tweets below and here’s Toonami’s daylight savings schedule featuring two airings of the recent Attack on Titan special:
IGPX!— 💿Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) October 17, 2023
The mecha-racing classic returns!
5 discs w/ both the Production I.G & Toonami versions have been upscaled by the power of @astro_res.
Subbed & dubbed for I.G, dubbed for Toonami (w/ Peter Cullen narration!)
Extras are TBD, but we’re hoping it’ll be special & massive. pic.twitter.com/EpR9r0l2hH
It is also worth noting that former staff member of ToonamiFaithful.com and Co-Creater of the Toonami Faithful Podcast: Jose Arguemedo is one of the people bringing the remaster of IGPX to Blu-ray. Jose, on his Twitter/X profile, said that the remaster is still in production and not all of the episodes are prepared yet. Here is what he has said about the remaster:
We’re still in production, guys. I had to move heaven and earth to do this. It’s not a simple matter of just taking the Blu-ray master and slapping it on TV. The workflows are completely different and I’m doing both at the same time, please cut me a break.— arguingmeadows.com on BlueSky (@ArguingMeadows) October 21, 2023
I should also mention that even if I got the entire show ready for air, it’s ultimately up to programming at this point, not my decision. Please don’t look at any of my comments as hints or anything like that. I’m (mostly) as clueless about the schedule as everyone else.— arguingmeadows.com on BlueSky (@ArguingMeadows) October 22, 2023
As of now, it sounds like we won’t be seeing the whole remaster of IGPX on Toonami, but it could happen in the future. Let us know what you think about the news in the comments below.
Paul Pescrillo is the founder of ToonamiFaithful.com and the Co-Creator of the Toonami Faithful Podcast. You can follow him online @paulpescrillo on Twitter/X.