Originally Posted by WTK
Why should you care about April 27th? Two reasons:
1. On April 27th, Toonami will relaunch with a new TOM, a new Absolution, and a new on-air look. We’ll share more details our new look as we get closer to that date!
2. IGPX IS COMING BACK!!
No, really. Thanks to our incredibly generous partners, thanks to a lot of folks doing a lot of paperwork, and thanks to the very unique and complex structure of the IGPX production deal, we were able to bring the show out of retirement so you guys can see it again, or for the first time!
Couple points: We will be very slightly shuffling the lineup to fit IGPX. We’ll announce that exact schedule closer to the 27th. It will most likely involve removing one episode of Bebop, taking us to a half hour weekly. Also, for those Megas XLR fans out there wondering if this means we can bring back Megas…. we can’t, sorry. Simply put, it’s a very different animal, and the exact elements that made IGPX’s return possible are not in place for Megas.
ANYWAY! We’re very excited to re-air, for the first time, Toonami’s only original series, and one we’re very proud of! We hope you guys enjoy it.
Watch this space in the coming month for more details about TOM 5, The new Absolution, the Toonami comic, the lineup for April 27th, and when One Piece is finally coming!
WE WILL NEVER STOP
Love, the Toonami crew.
So the schedule will be changing slightly on the night the new TOM comes after all. It ends up being as late in April as possible, but I'm still happy that they're managing to keep to their original word on the month it would happen in. And this makes it look very unlikely that they'll be able to get One Piece on there in April, unless that extra hour surprises us and gets added, but with all they're doing in the meantime, that doesn't seem too likely. But hey, they've been doing a lot of impressing lately, so I can't really count any possibility out at this point!
Oh, and IGPX. Cool. Would be a shame if they lost their only original. Hopefully it can stay in a consistent timeslot throughout both seasons and perform well. I also hope someone license rescues it.