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There has been a lot of rumors & discusion as of late about what will be the next show on Toonami. Acording to a twitter post by Jason DeMarco (VP of Strategic Marketing & Promotions for Cartoon Network & Adult Swim, also the man behind Toonomi), Samurai 7 will be premiering on the action cartoon block in the coming months. The show originally aired for 26 episodes in Japan during 2004, then later dubbed by Funimation in 2006.

With both Deadman Wonderland & Cowboy Bebop ending their runs in two weeks, we could see the show as early as the end of the month taking Deadman's premiere spot while DW occupies the 2:30/5:30 time slot. This is if Toonami plans on keeping the rerun block intact.

Update: According to the schedule on adultswim.com, Samurai 7 WILL be taking Deadman Wonderland's spot starting August 19th.

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Original Twitter Post from DeMarco: https://twitter.com/Clarknova1/status/230421858359574528

Full News Story: http://therealjpoe.com/2012/07/31/samurai-7-to-be-on-toonami/

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As a teaser countdown clock appears on popular manga magazine Shonen Jump's webpage, we are left to speculate at what this mysterious announcement may be. Even though there is still a tad behind 4 days left on the clock, french manga website Manga News has leaked several supposed details alluding to a new movie in the Dragon Ball franchise. These details include the involvment of famed Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama & a March 2013 release date in Japan. We will be able to find out more about this development as the clock hits zero & the new issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is released this Saturday. (All Rights to ANN)

Teaser Site
Teaser Site
This week's issue
This week's issue

Full News Story: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-10/toei-toriyama-work-on-march-2013-dragon-ball-z-film

additional Source: http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNews/News1/New_Dragon_Ball_Anime_Film_on_the_Way_4676.aspx

-Justin Poland

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