It makes fans anxious when there isn’t much news to report about the block. If there’s one thing Toonami fans love to talk about, it’s about potential new series to join Adult Swim. And while there’s some time before we start speculating, there was some encouraging news involving licensing companies potentially shopping their titles to other platforms for fans to watch. We will keep our eyes on it, but we hope you’ll take the time to read up on some cool things that happened this week involving shows that have been on (or are still on the block) in the latest installment of This Week From Toonami!
In a surprising turn of events, another Sony anime has become available to stream on another platform. The second season of the hit anime Demon Slayer will find a home on Netflix later this month in the U.S. and other regions. Of course, as of this writing (and pointed out by Anime News Network), it’s unclear what part of season two (if both) is included with this latest announcement. And while it isn’t Toonami, many were caught off guard by another example of the company loosening its grip on its anime titles. Much like how the latest season of My Hero Academia shocked Toonami fans, seeing stories like this could bode well for Toonami and other titles that are either requested by fans or organically acquired by Adult Swim and should be viewed as a positive overall. It would have been amazing if the second season could’ve also aired on Toonami, but fans will have to wait and see if other titles will be available in the future.
Crunchyroll and the official Sword Art Online Twitter streamed their latest trailer for the upcoming Sword Art Online film, which is set to premiere in the U.S. on Feb. 3. In the newly showcased English dubbed trailer (in the link), fans get a glimpse at what other events transpired during the Aincrad Arc in Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night, following the same formula of the last Progressive Film which focuses more on Asuna’s time in the game. The stakes are a lot higher, with everyone fearful of “player killers” in the game and looking to stop another attempt at this group of murdering everyone. It should be an exciting and fun installment in the Progressive film line. Of course, if you need a refresher on the first film, our very own Sketch reviewed the film, and we insist you give it a read when you have the chance.
All of Canada should be careful now that the greatest gentleman thief will find even more time to steal away their time. The official Twitter account for Pluto TV Canada announced they had launched a new channel devoted to showing everything from the Lupin the Third franchise, which began on Friday. And according to Anime News Network, the linear streaming channel is streaming at least 22 episodes of the Lupin III: Part II television anime series. It’s a big deal for Canada as this is the first anime users can watch on the platform, and hopefully will mean more will arrive for our friends up north.
More accolades are coming One Piece Film Red’s way after its monstrous run at the box office. The Japan Academy Film Prize Association announced that the music team won the Special Award at the 46th annual Japan Academy Film Prizes. A pretty impressive feat for the team and one well-deserved for the work they’ve put in for the iconic film. And it doesn’t stop that as the official Twitter account for the film announced that One Piece Film Red has earned close to $144 million after 157 days in theaters, with author Eiichiro Oda drawing a picture to commemorate the accomplishment.
And before we leave, we have other One Piece news to report since we’ve started trying out the newest game One Piece Odessey! We are still at the beginning and trying to get our bearings with the latest video game, but so far, we’ve been impressed with how the game looks. The camera on PC can feel sensitive, but the gameplay hasn’t been too bad yet. We will be able to take some time to dive in fully and give our readers a full review when the time comes!
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