Adult Swim's Toonami Loses Anime Programming Hour Starting February 16th

For many anime fans, "The Changing of the Toonami Schedule" is starting to feel like a monthly thing–which in a way is a good thing since it should prepare them for the next change, starting Saturday, February 16th. While the programming block has proven to be very popular for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the schedule shift results in a loss of an hour (the second since December 2018), with the block now running from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. EST.

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Here's a look at the original Twitter announcement from Toonami and a rundown of the programming line-up–including a detailed look at Sword Art Online:

Toonami's going back to our sweet spot! Starting February 16th, Toonami will be wrapping up the night a half hour…

Posted by Toonami on Thursday, January 24, 2019

11:00PM – Dragon Ball Super

11:30PM – Boruto

12:00AM – My Hero Academia

12:30AM – Sword Art Online

"Where… am I…?" Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues. He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. "My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito." Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.

As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child… A memory that he should not have in the first place… And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten…"

1:00AM – Megalobox

1:30AM – JoJo: DIU

2:00AM – Black Clover

2:30AM – Hunter x Hunter

3:00AM – Naruto: Shippuden

3:30AM – Attack on Titan

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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