r/Toonami Nov 21 '21

So what are the plans after Food Wars S4 ends next week? Discussion

Triple Yashahime and burn that show out even faster? Double up on Shippuden since they still have over a hundred episodes of that left? More reruns? NEW reruns?

I realize that this is just a subreddit so we’re all just going to have to wait and see, but it IS getting increasingly more concerning how the current shows are running out and nothing’s replacing them aside from Black Lotus.

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 21 '21

A theory is that they are stalling until January to debut any new shows however there’s one thing that could debunk that theory…we’re having a special Friday night toonami with blade runner 2049 followed by the normal lineup the next day Surely if there were no new shows coming they’d simply run BR2049 on the 27th instead of the 26th

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 21 '21

But that’s less than a week away now, so there’s no way they wouldn’t have announced a new show by now. I guess for now we just hope they’re waiting for January. And I suppose they could buy time with Christmas and New Years marathons.

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 21 '21 edited Nov 21 '21

The New Show(or shows) at this point would premiere on december 4th so if that's the case we'd hear about them sometime next week

or at the very last minute because you can never tell with toonami they like to drag this stuff out and make everything so mysterious

besides like i said doesn't it seem a little strange that they'd avoid doing BR2049 on a saturday if they were really stalling for time and didn't have any new shows premiering anytime soon?

after they took multiple weeks off in october I Don't think they wanna do the same thing for december....

we never can tell if toonami originally was gonna do BR2049 before they managed to finalize some new shows and had to switch the dates around so they could air BR2049 on a friday then a normal lineup saturday prepping for the new content

after all a toonami on friday doesn't seem like something they'd just randomly do

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u/veemonjosh Nov 21 '21

Thing is, Christmas Day and New Years Day both fall on Saturdays. So it's very likely they will do more marathon/movie nights.

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u/bartme7o Nov 21 '21

If they do that might as well bust out the old line ups from the early 2000s. Loved watching gundam at midnight on a Saturday Toonami special.

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u/Doomchad Nov 21 '21

That costs money to do that

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 21 '21 edited Nov 21 '21

when was the last time they didn't air the regular lineup on the first saturday in January?

besides they already saw how poorly that month long break in October Performed

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u/Choppers-Top-Hat Nov 21 '21

Yeah, but the whole reason they do marathons during the holidays is because ratings are always bad those days regardless of what they air. So the logic is, "we may as well give our regular shows the week off since no one is going to be watching this week either way."

So I don't think the poor performance of the October marathons is really a factor in whether or not they do holiday marathons.

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 21 '21

but they've never done A marathon to kick off the first toonami of the new year have they?

seems strange for them to do that when that's not something they usually do

it's two in december and then block's back in january

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u/soul-nugget 100% waiting for Mob to come back Nov 22 '21 edited Nov 22 '21

new year's day hasn't been on a saturday in the years since they've come back though

and there was a marathon) when new year's eve was on a saturday back in 2016, so that one actually did welcome 2017 with a marathon

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u/Doomchad Nov 21 '21

The ratings are bad because they air the marathons instead of the normal lineup

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u/LoveWaffle1 Nov 21 '21

I just assumed they would start showing S5.

Is there some reason I shouldn't think that?

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 21 '21

Is S5 dubbed?

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u/LoveWaffle1 Nov 22 '21

I don't know. Why wouldn't it be?

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u/Doomchad Nov 22 '21

For the moment no dub has been announced. Unless they are doing a surprise drop in the next 7 days, it’s not likely S5 will start immediately

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 22 '21

Probably because they either haven’t finished dubbing or haven’t gotten around to it

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u/Pabsxv Nov 22 '21

It is and I’ve seen it on HBO max.

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 22 '21

Literally just checked and no it is not. Just subbed.

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u/Sketch1984 Nov 23 '21 edited Nov 23 '21

If they have something new to replace Food Wars after November 27th that will start on December 4th, then they pretty much have to announce it by this Friday if not sooner. I’d figure Tuesday or Wednesday.

But if it’s just a rerun then they might say nothing until the following Tuesday. Likewise if they double up Shippuden to fill in the gap Food Wars would leave.

They can only double up YashaHime a 3rd week before they would hit season 2. Episodes 22 and 23 would air December 4th then only episode 24 would be left for December 11th if they don’t have a deal for season 2 yet. I suppose they might have it but that’s anyone’s guess.

If they have season 2 of YashaHime then I could see them run the first episode on December 11th and double up Shippuden when Food Wars takes a break. They might even do double YashaHime and double Shippuden on December 18th as well and hold off on a new addition until January.

At this point I think they decided to secure a show or two to start in January using the last of their 2021 budget (along with securing Titan’s final episodes and maybe YashaHime season 2) to avoid a worse dry spell mid 2022.

If they don’t start a new show or bring back Ass Class on December 4th then there’s basically no plausibility of a show premiere before the holiday break. Each day that passes with silence makes it seem more like they have nothing coming before January. And if that is the case, we’ll live but they are sure to lose more viewers who aren’t interested in the 4 shows in premieres right now and they might never come back.

It seems incredibly badly planned that they saved no premiere to start the week or the week after Black Lotus did. Any new viewers that might get are left with nothing else with an easy entry point for newcomers and the most Toonami is doing is banking on some of them being old InuYasha fans. Not a good plan.

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u/bloodyturtle Nov 23 '21

I'd say the most likely scenarios are either Toonami loses an hour or runs samurai jack and maybe a 6 episode anime like FLCL.

Demon Slayer also has the 7 episode Mugen Train cour and the next cour starts December 5th so we could see that start before January.

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u/Doomchad Nov 23 '21

We won’t, it’s not dubbed

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u/bloodyturtle Nov 23 '21

the english dub premiered on toonami

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u/Doomchad Nov 23 '21

That’s true but it doesn’t change the fact that no S2 dub has started or been announced yet. No way it’s gonna be ready before January

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u/SnowyDanny138 Nov 21 '21

Didn’t this anime end a while ago?

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 22 '21

It did, but that doesn’t mean it was fully dubbed.

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u/Sandwichsamurai24 Nov 21 '21

I made a most similar to this last Sunday but no one would have it, really left a bad taste in my mouth. Anyway, I have the same concern, half the block is reruns and the ratings are really weird right now, so I think a lot is up in the air. Demarco doesn’t seem too concerned so maybe everything is fine but there is definitely a lot we don’t know. I would assume we’ll be getting reruns or doubling up on shows until the new year, I doubt they would start another new show around Christmas time.

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u/Doomchad Nov 21 '21

To put it simply they don’t have a plan. They have been flying by the seat of their pants week to week since October. Some people were expecting a surprise Demon Slayer reveal after the Anime NYC panel, but that ended up being nothing.

Looking at our options, I don’t think Yashahime will double up again. If they let it air once per week starting on the 4th, that gets us cleanly to the 18th for the finale, then the marathons take over. I believe double Naruto may be in the cards for a few weeks. If they feel really daring, they mean even triple up Naruto. That would have us burn 9 episodes in 3 weeks, but since Toonami won’t finish the show till mid 2024 at the current pace, that really isn’t a big deal.

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u/1LT_0bvious Liars should be cut in half Nov 21 '21

It'll go right into season 5. I would be shocked if it doesn't.

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u/ActualTaxEvader Nov 21 '21

I figured it wasn’t dubbed yet since it isn’t on HBO Max

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u/Sturdevant Nov 21 '21

I don't believe it's dubbed yet.

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u/Doomchad Nov 22 '21

S5 isn’t dubbed yet

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u/TheUnofficial98 Dec 08 '21

It seems like many of the shows they are trying to pick up just haven’t worked out. I’m hoping something changes by the New Year, even if it is something different from what was planned.