[We’re happy to have Graham (better known as Daikun) from Toonami Infolink contributing an article series. Enjoy!]
When Toonami returned to the airwaves on May 26, 2012, the last thing I expected was for the revived block to bring back the shows that made Toonami a household name a decade earlier. I figured they would diversify the lineup with a few American cartoons – as Sym-Bionic Titan, ThunderCats, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars would indicate – in order to distance their new identity from being just a continuation of Adult Swim Action with Toonami bumpers. Primarily, I guessed they would be showing mainly new, adult-oriented anime due to the new demographic they’d have to cater to.
I didn’t expect Toonami to actually go out of their way and reacquire shows from their former life.