Hello and greetings fellow otaku,
I hope that you had an awesome Thanksgiving day and that Black Friday didn’t wear you out. But I hope you are sitting down because I got a bit of breaking news that you can call some what of a special early Christmas present for all us good Otaku out there.
It was officially announced that Cartoon Network Toonami Block will be bringing back Naruto (The Original Series) back to the block starting next Saturday December 1st 2012 at 12:30pm Eastern\ 11:30pm Central. This will be replacing Tenchi Muyo GXP which will be moving to 1pm Eastern\ 12pm Central. But this is not the only change that will be made to the schedule in which Tenchi returned a few weeks ago to the block. The following is the new schedule that will start next week (All Times Eastern).
12:30pm: Naruto (Replacing Tenchi Muyo GXP, moving to 1am)
1pm: Tenchi Muyo GXP (Replacing Samurai 7, moving to 2am)
2am: Samurai 7 (Replacing Sym-Bionic Titan, moving to 2:30pm)
2:30pm: Sym-Bionic Titan (replacing Eureka 7, moving to 3am)
3am: Eureka 7 (Replacing first episode of the double airing of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood)
3:30am: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
4-5am: Cowboy Bebop
Source: Anime News Network
Did I also mention that the episodes will be airing UNCUT!!!! Yes, for the first time in the 4 years since the original series ended back in 2008 (Right around when the original Toonami block ended). So even if it’s your first time watching or if you were a fan from the get go like myself, you will enjoy watching this series the way it was ment to be seen.
But your probably wondering why Naruto Shippuden isn’t airing on Toonami, well that series is still under contract with Disney XD who currently has the broadcast rights to it. Even though they haven’t aired any new episodes in recent years, I don’t see why they can’t give the rights to Cartoon Network. It would be awesome to see them both together and completely uncut. But it pretty much a long shot to see that happen.
But all in all, this is going to be a great time for all anime fans. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.