Adult Swim's Toonami Brings Back Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent Anime on April 25
The official Facebook account for Adult Swim's Toonami block announced on Wednesday that the block will rerun Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent anime on April 25 in the United States, replacing the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime in the 1:00 a.m. time slot.
Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, posted on Twitter on the same day to clarify that Adult Swim still intends to show the remaining three seasons of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, but that those seasons require a new deal for different rights.
Funimation recently licensed Paranoia Agent, and began streaming it with English subtitles and an English dub on February 4. The company also plans to release the anime on home video — which will include the series' first Blu-ray Disc release in English — this year.
Funimation describes the anime:
From Satoshi Kon, the legendary director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, and Paprika comes a dark and mysterious, thought-provoking psychological thriller. Citizens across Musashino City are being attacked and terrorized. Two detectives are put on the case, but will they be able to solve the mystery before there's another wave of victims?
The 13-episode television anime series premiered in February 2004. Geneon Entertainment Inc. released the anime on DVD in 2004-2005, and then released a box set in 2005. The release included an English dub. The anime ran on Adult Swim in 2005.
Kon directed the series at Madhouse, and Kon is also credited with the original work. Seishi Minakami and Tomomi Yoshino wrote the scripts, and frequent Kon collaborator Susumu Hirasawa composed the music.
The official Twitter account of Aniplex of America and the official Facebook account for Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Tuesday that the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 anime will premiere on the block at 12:30 a.m. EST on November 7 (effectively November 8). Aniplex of America began streaming an English trailer:
The full lineup for November 7 includes:
12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super 12:30AM – Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 01:00AM – Fire Force Season 2 01:30AM – Assassination Classroom 02:00AM – Gemusetto: Death Beat(s) 02:30AM – Naruto Shippūden 03:00AM – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Crunchyorll and Adult Swim 's Toonami programming block announced on Wednesday that the block will begin airing Food Wars! The Third Plate, the third season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime series, on February 27 at 1:00 a.m. EST (effectively, February 28). The block will air all 24 episodes, with episodes premiering on Saturdays.
The full lineup for February 27 includes:
12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super 12:30AM – Attack on Titan 1:00AM – Food Wars! The Third Plate 1:30AM – Fire Force 2:00AM – Black Clover 2:30AM – SSSS.Gridman 3:00AM – Naruto Shippūden 3:30AM – Demon Slayer
Food Wars! The Third Plate, premiered in October 2017, and the second half of the third season premiered in April 2018.
The official Facebook page for Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Wednesday that the block will begin airing the second anime season based on Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga on April 10 at 1:30 a.m. EDT (effectively, April 11).
The full lineup for April 10 includes:
12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super 12:30AM – Attack on Titan: The Final Season 1:00AM – Food Wars! The Third Plate 1:30AM – The Promised Neverland 2:00AM – Fire Force 2:30AM – Black Clover 3:00AM – Naruto Shippūden 3:30AM – Demon Slayer
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