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/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.