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:


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?

ajc804 Asked: what’s replacing Eureka 7?? Are you guys going to get “Eureka 7: AO” when it gets dubbed???


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.

“Anonymous Asked: When you found out that Sword Art Online did well in ratings, were you pleased in the outcome of it?


Yes! We hope it continues!”


“Anonymous Asked: Do you think the block’s current ratings are good enough to warrant an expansion?


The network doesn’t. We won’t be expanding any time soon, sorry.”

Yours truly asked about the Toonami comic:

jeargumedo Asked: How is the Toonami comic coming along? Any updates?


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:

“Anonymous Asked: Are you guys gonna have another “month of movies” like the “Month of Miyazaki”?


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):

toonfaithful53 Asked: Has Jason done any more thinking on that Music of IGPX mixtape? Im really hoping he makes one!



Tiger And Bunny?

“Anonymous Asked: Viz reps on ANNCast have said you rejected Tiger and Bunny. Since they’ve gone on record about this, can you confirm or deny this? If so, please reconsider.


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)

jeargumedo Asked: Just to be clear, Thundercats wasn’t written-off like Megas XLR, you just let your rights lapse? If you wanted to one day, you could buy those rights back?


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?

ceriseapplechan Asked: Does toonami have enough funds to produce their own TV show? Or, the funds to revive a cancelled show? (i.e Symbionic Titan, Thundercats)


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):

“Anonymous Asked: So I was at Comic-Con and I approached one of the higher ups at the FUNimation booth and he said that when they brought Panty & Stocking to you guys, you rejected it. Considering that Adult Swim is privy to adult oriented shows and that AS was cool with airing Shin Chan when FUNimation brought it to you, why did you reject it?


At this time, we felt One Piece and Soul Eater were a better fit for the block.”

Panty And Stocking (2 of 2):

jeargumedo Asked: In regards to Panty And Stocking, I always felt it would be way more at home with Aqua Teen and Squidbillies since the comedy is the main focus of that show. Besides, it doesn’t really look like anime, so it would fit right in. What do you guys think? Toonami or [as] Comedy?


It’s unlikely we’ll be showing Panty & Stocking.”

Yay podcasts!

“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!”

Keep trending:

“Anonymous Asked: Is Twitter still merging with Nelson Ratings system this fall? With all the trends Toonami gets with twitter should this help?


Yes, that’s what we’ve heard!”

Why the black bars matter:

“Anonymous Asked: I have a nerdy/technical question about the Clone Wars. Is there any chance that you guys can air the correct 2.35:1 aspect ration version and not Cartoon Network’s cropped 1.85:1 version that they showed to avoid complaints of black bars on the top and bottom of HDTVs?


We’ll look into it.”

This is a real question:

“Anonymous Asked: Will Toonami ever show softcore hentai? I’m not asking for much, just some simple T&A, GXP got close but then you had to fucking blur it.


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, and if there any interesting ones that we missed, please put it in the comments and we’ll add it here.