Today the kind crew at Toonami decided to wade through the mailbag on their Tumblr and answer some of our questions. We’ve combed through and found the ones that we feel are the most interesting.
Clone Wars To Replace Eureka 7:
“Anonymous Asked: WHAT IS REPLACING EUREKA 7 YOU CHEEKY BASTARDS. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.
On August 17th, Eureka 7 will be going away, never to return. We’ll be sorry to see it go. Replacing it will be STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which we’re very happy about because we always felt it was a Toonami show. FYI: We’ll be skipping some of the non-continuity (read: Jar Jar) eps, but they’ll generally run in order. AMERICAN CARTOONS BELONG ON TOONAMI! xoxoxoxo”
Eureka 7 AO?
We’re of course looking at Eureka 7: AO.”
IGPX being replaced?
“Anonymous Asked: Obvious question: Is IGPX getting replaced?
Why is that an obvious question? No, it’s not being replaced.”
Sword Art Online: So far, so good.
Yes! We hope it continues!”
The network doesn’t. We won’t be expanding any time soon, sorry.”
Yours truly asked about the Toonami comic:
It’s coming. Patience!”
Updates to [adult swim] Gold?
“Anonymous Asked: Will Sword Art Online be made available on Adult Swim gold like Bleach/Naruto/One Piece/Soul Eater?
We’re not really involved in those decisions, so we can’t tell you right now. When we know, you will!”
Our next movie premiere and it isn’t Redline:
Hmm maybe at some point! But since you asked about movies, now is as good a time as any to announce our NEXT MOVIE- on August 31st, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be airing NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 2.22, YOU CAN [NOT] ADVANCE, along with a special little goodie that you’ll have to wait to find out about! How ‘bout THEM apples?? :)”
IGPX Mixtape (Yes Please):
Tiger And Bunny?
We haven’t “rejected” anything. We have two very successful Viz shows on the air at present, and until/unless one of them is removed from the block, we don’t have any availability for more. We’ll see what the future holds.”
Thundercats’ fate. (Again, from yours truly)
We won’t be getting Thundercats again, sorry. We did everything we could for it, and now it’s gone and will not be back.”
Toonami Original Series?
No, not at present, sorry.”
Update on Jason’s surgery:
“Anonymous Asked: I heard Jason DeMarco had surgical complications. Is it true and is he doing alright? I hope he is.
It IS true, and thanks, he’s healing up slowly but surely!”
Panty And Stocking (1 of 2):
At this time, we felt One Piece and Soul Eater were a better fit for the block.”
Panty And Stocking (2 of 2):
It’s unlikely we’ll be showing Panty & Stocking.”
“Anonymous Asked: How do you Feel with all these podcastes and websites all about Toonami and showing there love for the block?
We think it’s amazing, and we love it when people feel passionate enough about Tooonami to want to make a site or a podcast and help share their love!”
Yes, that’s what we’ve heard!”
Why the black bars matter:
We’ll look into it.”
This is a real question:
Get real anon. If you want hentai, Toonami is not where you’re going to get it.”
Our very own Sketch asked:
“sketch1984 Asked: You’re giving the impression you won’t likely get more than 2 Viz or 2 FUNi premieres at a time. Is that out of desire to spread the love so to speak?
HA! No, it’s because they cost money and we don’t have limitless amounts of it.”
You can see the whole Q&A at Toonami.Tumblr.com, and if there any interesting ones that we missed, please put it in the comments and we’ll add it here.