Adult Swim USA Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 11th March 2017
Today (24/01/2017), Adult Swim USA has officially announced the premiere date of Samurai Jack Season 5 on their Facebook page. Episodes from the new and long-awaited season will air from Saturday 11th March at 11.30pm ET/PT as part of Adult Swim’s action-packed Toonami programming block.
The new season will have a more mature nature and with a more defined storyline. The events that happen during the new season are fifty years after the original series. Each episode will unravel the mysteries of the series piece-by-piece, ultimately leading up to the final conclusion of Jack’s journey.
Samurai Jack Reruns Return To Adult Swim USA From Saturday 14th January
A Cartoon Network original – Samurai Jack will be returning to American television on Adult Swim on Saturday 14th January at 8.30pm ET/PT straight after a brand new episode of Dragon Ball Super. Created by Genndy Tartakovsky, the four-time Emmy-award winning animated series follows a young samurai named “Jack” from feudal Japan who ends up in a dystopian future ruled by an evil shape-shifting demon named Aku.
Genndy Tartakovsky also created Dexter’s Laboratory, which was among the first shows produced by Cartoon Network. To celebrate the return of Samurai Jack as well as a upcoming fifth season which will air later this year, Adult Swim will be rerunning episodes from the first four seasons to remind viewers of the story so far.
Toonami USA Dragon Ball Super Premieres 7th January 2017
The long-awaited next installment of the Dragon Ball franchise – Dragon Ball Super will premiere on Adult Swim USA’s anime action block – Toonami on Tuesday 7th January 2017. Season 1 of the new series will have a total of 26 episodes, encompassing the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ story arcs. New episodes will air every Saturday. Voice acting talent features veteran voice actors from previous Dragon Ball series’ including Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin).
Dragonball Super is animated by infamous Japanese anime studio – Toei Animation (also known for Digimon, Sailor Moon and One Piece) and dubbed in American English by Funimation. Toonami Asia will premiere the show on 21st January 2017, with another English dub produced by Bang Zoom Entertainment.
Dragonball Super Synopsis
With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?
From The Funimation Press Release: English Dub Of “Dragon Ball Super” Hit Anime Series To Premiere On Adult Swim’s Toonami January 7, 2017 At 8 PM And 11:30PM ET
”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. “We are very excited to return “Dragon Ball Super” to its U.S. broadcast home on Adult Swim.”
“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.”