How Does Toonami's Holiday Schedule Work?

As the English language broadcast of Dragon Ball Super draws closer to the much anticipated "Future Trunks" arc, and even closer to debuting the mysterious Goku Black, fans may have noticed a bit of a delay in the newest episodes on Toonami.

Adult Swim's Toonami block has changed its schedule, but how exactly?

Fans may have noticed that Toonami ran a marathon of Cowboy Bebop on December 23, and this trend of airing marathons rather than new episodes will indeed continue for some time. There was no new episode of Dragon Ball Super this week, and there will be no new episode on December 30 either.

Instead, Toonami will be airing a marathon of Dragon Ball Super's "Universe 6 arc" episodes 36-44. The station will be doing this because the holidays usually carry poor ratings for television in general as less folks are watching, and more are spending time travelling or celebrating the holiday.

This wait will surely sting for those waiting on the next episode of the Dragon Ball Super dub, which pits Vegeta against Vegeta. The English broadcast release of Dragon Ball Super also just ended the "Universe 6" arc, where the God of Destruction Beerus challenges his brother, Universe 6's God of Destruction Champa for ultimate superiority of the planet Earth and its delicacies. Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo and the mysterious Monoka fought against various tough enemies from Universe 6 such as a member of Frieza's race, Saiyan, and a time-shifting assassin. Meaning the next arc is only a few more weeks away.

Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.

If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 39 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, Crunchyroll's VRV service, and available to purchase on Amazon Video. The 39 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, and the most recently ended "Universe 6" arc.

Funimation has previously announced the rest of the series will soon be available on the service as well. Releasing in 13 episode batches two weeks after the last episode airs on Cartoon Network, fans of Dragon Ball Super's English dub without a cable connection will soon have a way to experience the series.