Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Return of Toonami?

I don't know how many of you saw Adult Swim's April Fool's joke last Saturday, but let me sum it up. The re-aired Toonami. For those of you who DON'T KNOW what Toonami is, I'll explain. Toonami was an action block that ran on Cartoon Network. It had Voltron, Dragonball Z, Gundam, Yu Yu Hakasho, Bleach, Naruto, all the good action cartoons! But, it was cancelled, leaving a hole in many of our hearts. So, as a joke, Adult Swim brought it back for one night. Here's what went down for me. I was at home, on my computer when I decided to check my tweets. There was the usual assortment of gaming news, friends' updates, whining and complaining, and then, something caught my eye. A tweet from @adultswim. I didn't follow them, so it was a re-tweet. It said "#toonami." I paused. Wait... no... I sprinted to my TV and turned it on, and behold, Toonami was there. My childhood was there. Check out this video.

Toonami was back! Twitter exploded, #toonami was trending for two days, but then it hit us. This was just an April Fool's joke. Still, we spammed #toonami, and kept it trending. Then came another tweet from Adult Swim.

@adultswim "Want it back? Let us know. #BringBackToonami"

I don't know if they could have predicted it or not, but the tweets came in. You couldn't go 5 seconds without a #bringbacktoonami tweet coming in! Adult Swim monitored and listened. #bringbacktoonami ran for a full day, and just about an hour ago this came in.

@adultswim "#BringBackToonami We've heard you. Thank you for your passion and interest - stay tuned."

It's been confirmed! Toonami's coming back! Don't believe me? Click here. That should dispel any doubts you have. What can we expect? Well, we all hope for DBZ Kai Uncut, or maybe just DBZ. Gundam, Bleach, Naruto, basically most of what I said up there (Sailor Moon too, if only for me to laugh at). It's presumable that Toonami will now be owned by Adult Swim, so it could have more adult content than before. Either way, it'll be nice to have an old friend back, if they don't screw it up.

Thanks for helping to #bringbacktoonami everyone!