If you’re looking for a good excuse to stay in for the holidays, then Toonami just gave you a rather great reason to do so. Tell your family and friends that Goku and JoJo have requested you join their festive parties. Thanks to Toonami, marathons for Dragon Ball Z Kai and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will be held in the coming weeks.
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On Christmas Eve, fans can stop by Toonami to watch back-to-back episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure while sipping on some egg nog. Then, on New Year’s Eve, you can kick off 2017 in style by binging lots of Dragon Ball Z Kai.
“In honor of the holiday season, we're gifting you with not just one but TWO ass kicking marathons. On December 24th, catch back-to-back-to-back episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Then on December 31st, ring in the new year with a DBZ Kai marathon. Only on Toonami, starting every Saturday night at midnight!” Toonami wrote on its Facebook page.
“To prepare you for the JoJo’s marathon on 24th, we’re premiering back to back episodes on the 17th! Catch them next Saturday night from 12:30 – 1:30a.”
Of course, this isn’t the latest announcement Toonami has made about its anime">anime block. Recently, the program sent fans into a frenzy when it announced that Dragon Ball Super would premiere on Toonami in January.
“Dragon Ball Super is more than the latest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga – It’s a collaboration between the series original creator, Akira Toriyama and a passionate team of men and women who are both longtime partners and talented newcomers. “Dragon Ball Super” comes with everything viewers can hope for after waiting 18 long years for a new series – impressible dangers to overcome, the reuniting of beloved characters, and new additions to the mythos that will rock Dragon Ball’s very foundation,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. in a state,emt “We are very excited to return “Dragon Ball Super” to its U.S. broadcast home on Adult Swim.”
Toonami will debut the English dub of Dragon Ball Super on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. The affair will kick-off with Season 1 and work its way up through the episodes.
“Toonami and the Dragon Ball franchise have a long and storied history together in the U.S.,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president of on-air for Adult Swim. “We are thrilled to be premiering “Dragon Ball Super” to our audience and keeping Dragon Ball on Toonami!”
“We’re extremely pleased to join with Toei Animation in this broadcast partnership with Adult Swim to bring Dragon Ball Super to a whole new generation of TV audiences,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “I have no doubt that Dragon Ball Super will eclipse the television success of the original Dragon Ball series that first aired here more than 20 years ago when anime was still new to the U.S. Those kids that grew up watching Dragon Ball now have kids of their own.”
So, let us know if you will be tuning into these special marathons in the comments below! Do any of your holiday plans involve any Super Saiyan training? Perhaps you need to hone your supernatural skills?
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