Cartoon Network's Adult Swim announced today that 90s-00s cult classic Toonami will return this Saturday May 26. The exact content lineup is unknown but expect some popular anime such as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as well as the return of the Steve Blum-voiced robotic host, TOM.
With my own fond memories of watching Thundercats on Toonami, I'm wondering whether that show will be moved to the new Toonami or kept in its current time slot. Either way, this is exciting news. It also shows the power of fan voices: fans who grew up with Toonami have been clamoring for its return and spreading the desire for this year's Cartoon Network April Fools prank, in which they first announced the return, to be a reality. Now that it is the joke's on us, but that only makes fans happier. I expect a lot of twenty-somethings to tune in on Saturday nights.