Flower Mound, TX – May 24, 2012 – Adult Swim announced last week at their annual Upfront event in New York that it will be bringing back the popular anime programming block known as Toonami. The fan favorite block is scheduled to begin airing on Saturday, May 26th and will include new original anime programming as well as previously featured series. Toonami airs on Adult Swim on Saturdays from midnight to 6:00 a.m. ET/PT.
FUNimation Entertainment® produced two new series that will comprise a portion of the new original anime programming on Adult Swim: Deadman Wonderland 12:30am ET/PT, 3:30am ET/PT and Casshern Sins 1:00am ET/PT, 4:00am ET/PT.
Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.
At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope – until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He’s determined to see justice served – but first he’ll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.
Casshern – a cybernetic assassin with no memory of his past – awakens in a corrosive wasteland where nothing survives for long. A plague known as the Ruin sweeps across this once-vibrant world, reducing everything in its path to rubble and scattering any chance for salvation. Robots and humans alike – or what little remains of them – seek vengeance against Casshern for the life he took and the role he played in their Ruin. A machine built to kill, Casshern murdered the last hope for this world, but now, lost in a future he does not recognize, he will fight to save the dying.