Why is Toonami only on Saturdays?

Who was the first host of Toonami?


It currently broadcasts every Saturday night from 12 to 4 ET/PT. The Cartoon Network, Inc. Toonami initially ran as a weekday afternoon block on Cartoon Network from 1997 until 2004, when it transitioned into a Saturday evening format until its closure four years later.

Battle Frontier
In the United States, new episodes aired from September 8, 2006, to March 3, 2007 on Cartoon Network. On October 28, 2006, Pokemon: Battle Frontier started airing on Toonami, the only season of Pokémon to appear on Toonami proper, and ran until February 24, 2007. The season consists of 47 episodes.

Beginning on Cartoon Network on Monday, March 17, 1997, for two hours the channel was dedicated to action cartoons — Jonny Quest and Thundercats were on the first lineup, but so was giant-robot classic Voltron, and soon after, Robotech.Mar 17, 2017

Moltar, the former director of the popular late-night talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, was the first host of Toonami, sending the transmission straight to your homes courtesy of his eye-in-the-sky, Clyde 49.

Toonami viewers will love the extra features loaded into this app. There's extra wallpapers, unique ringtones and sound effects to personalize your smartphone and device with, all inspired from your favourite shows, cartoons and anime heroes.

Adult Swim offers a free Toonami live stream.Nov 10, 2018

If you're wondering why the dates are for Saturday not Sunday, it's because the majority of broadcast networks, including Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, schedule a day of programming from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM. So Toonami airs on Saturday nights because Sunday does not begin from a broadcasting perspective until 6:00 AM.

Toonami "Criminal Threats"

Watch Toonami every Saturday night from midnight to 4a, only on Adult Swim.

Toonami Reveals New Line-Up For May 2022.Apr 29, 2022

Broadcast Date

The Return, the ninth canonical Toonami T.I.E., and the eleventh overall, was announced on March 12, 2022 through a promo during the Toonami broadcast. The premiere of The Return will roughly coincide with the 25th anniversary of Toonami's first broadcast on Cartoon Network (March 17, 1997).
Mar 19, 2022

Toonami Aftermath is a Toonami revival effort that streams old Toonami shows around the clock. Most of the stream comes directly from the Toonami block, but you'll also see shows like Ronin Warriors, X-Men, and Pokémon.Jun 7, 2013

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