Welcome to another edition of This Week From Toonami! Sadly, there wasn’t much news about the block directly, but fans are getting some sneak peeks into what Housing Complex C looks like and how far along production is. Plus, some significant announcements and premieres were happening at Crunchyroll Expo involving some series that have been on the block! Check out what we saw this week and want to share with every Toonami fan out there!
If you’ve been following Maki Terashima-Furuta on Twitter, she has been tweeting updates involving the Toonami original Housing Complex C. The English dub seems to be coming along nicely, as she was showing some stills of what she could offer of her “secret project.” It will be a welcomed sight when the original can debut on the block, and seeing updates like this from Maki is something we always enjoy seeing. We aren’t sure how many more tweets will be published, but it would be in your best interest to follow her and find out more when you can!
VIZ Media dropped a brand new visual for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War this week, bringing more excitement to the eventual premiere this October. Seeing the main cast with an updated look after all these years has to bring a tear to your eye (if you’re a huge fan of Bleach). We cannot wait for the series to start again and hope the English dub finds its way to Toonami. Regardless, getting the final arc adapted and with things added that the manga didn’t have can make any Bleach fan smile as they await greatness ahead.
This weekend had a significant anime convention, with many flocking to the west coast to attend Crunchyroll Expo! And while there weren’t any huge revelations involving Toonami, a couple of Toonami series did have some announcements for fans to be excited about later this year! To kick things off, the sixth season of My Hero Academia has a premiere date which is set for Oct. 1. The series, which will be streamed on Crunchyroll, will be showcasing the highly-anticipated Paranormal Liberation War arc where fans will see a war break out between heroes and villains. It will be fun to see how Deku can turn the tide to his favor and save the world, and hopefully, it will find its way to Toonami when an English dub is ready. But that wasn’t the only Toonami series that had a major panel. Fans at the convention could see the first two episodes of Mob Psycho 100’s third season before anyone else. Anime News Network provided a small piece to inform their readers and fans what to expect and that the quality of this season feels the same as the first two! While we know the chances of more Mob Psycho 100 making its way to Toonami are slim to none (more toward the none side), we still adore this series and are pumped that the third season will debut soon!
It looks like One Piece is in a record-breaking mood this week. One Piece has already held the record for “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author” since 2015. It has been going on for a long time, and it was only a matter of time for it to grab a huge honor from the Guinness World Record books. Now the record has been updated as Shueisha announced the title had sold over 500 million copies as of this week! According to the article from Anime News Network, over 400 million are in Japan, with the rest spreading over 60 countries and territories, showing the colossal appeal this franchise has around the world. Considering the legacy One Piece has, it may feel a bit silly, but it is fantastic to have this record updated and continue to do so as the series sails toward its ultimate ending soon! Plus, the new film One Piece: Film Red has been on an absolute tear at the Japanese box office and had the third highest first-day premiere behind Mugen Train and Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Yes, we will continue to talk about the new Duel Masters anime, and you can’t stop us! The official Twitter account for the series released a new visual for Duel Masters Win as well as the main cast for the series. It will debut this September, and hopefully, fans will enjoy this latest story in anime form!
A fun video from Anime News Network came to our attention, discussing whether the Adult Swim classic series Trigun still holds up to this day. While the entire series never aired on the block, the film Trigun: Badlands Rumble did, and the first episode of the original series snuck in, meaning we can talk about this! It’s an in-depth look at the western-inspired anime and what might make it as popular as it is without grabbing the national attention that other series like Cowboy Bebop or Akira garner through the years. It’s a well-done video talking about topics such as religion playing a massive role in the series, such as the nihilistic themes dealing with morality or being a good person despite how cold the world is. Or about Vash the Stampede himself is an interesting character. He always seems to get out of issues that arise yet opens him up for more suffering that he’s been trying to avoid throughout the series (leading an uneventful life, as he would say), which makes you think about his motivations throughout Trigun. We cannot stress enough how awesome we thought this video was, and we hope that all Trigun fans give it a watch when they can!
On the latest episode of the Toonami Faithful Podcast, Happy Kuro Kitty plays host once again to talk about the first half of Lupin the Third Part VI. After watching Lupin and Sherlock Holmes figure out the mystery of who killed Watson against each other, Varun “VLordGTZ” Gupta and Bryan “Laser Kid” Johnson join her in discussing their thoughts on the series so far. Plus, the gang brings up other encounters the two have had before. We hope you can find time to check this episode out when you get the chance!
A brand new Demon Slayer Podcast episode was published this week! Laser Kid joins VLord as the two discuss a side story manga that came out for Demon Slayer—titled Demon Slayer: Stories of Water and Flame, which follows everyone’s favorite Hashira, Giyu (with Shinobu tagging along as well)! Both were interested in the story and loved that fans would get to learn more about some central figures within the world of Demon Slayer. It’s a fun little chat between our two experts and one we hope you’ll check out when you have the chance.
And as if VLord wasn’t busy enough, he also published a new episode of Over Soul: Shaman King Podcast joined by his usual guests Sakaki and Marion “microwaevy” Peña talking about the 2021 anime series of Shaman King. Specifically, the group goes into detail about episodes 14-25 of the series and how they were excited for the second cour due to what was hinted that would be seen from the opening. Moreover, our panelists took some time to discuss the opening and closing song/sequence, enjoying what they saw. The group did dive into how they felt about the pacing of this cour as opposed to the previous one and their impressions from the second shaman battle. Curious about what they had to say? Make sure you check out this episode to find out!
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