Toonami takes over TikTok with a glorious new trend
Cartoon Network’s Toonami has become legendary when it comes to bringing new anime to North America, along with countless other projects unique to the programming block, and it looks like a viral trend is gracing the set. long-standing programs hit Tik Tok. Toonami’s bumpers, along with the introductions specially created for many of the series that have been part of the programming block, have become one of the most recognizable aspects of this Cartoon Network exclusive and it looks like fans are trying to make it happen. bumpers of their own using Tik Tok.
Toonami started in 1997, originally operating as an afternoon programming block on Cartoon Network and after several years bringing fans cartoons and new animated series, he was put to bed in 2008. Reliving as part of Adult Swim in 2021, Toonami has continued to give fans plenty of new series to consume, with this year most likely the arrival of Junji Ito’s animated adaptation of Toonami. Uzumaki, which is considered to be one of the scariest stories in the world of anime and manga. Even though Toonami has been operating for decades, there are still several classic moments that emerge in unique new ways.
Twitter user Broke Back Boys shared a thread that featured a number of these viral videos that delve into Cartoon Network’s Toonami and Adult Swim past, taking fans back to the early days of the programming blocks that helped put the cable channel on the card:
I got a lot of nostalgia for this adult swimming trend on tik tok that I just have to start a thread of my favorites: pic.twitter.com/XKKcPgszyN
– jacinda (@brokebackboys) June 7, 2021
Toonami continues to move forward to this day, home to major anime series including Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and too many others to count. Standing out from Adult Swim by focusing almost entirely on anime and action series, it’s clear the fandom still has a soft spot for one of the most popular programming blocks in Cartoon Network history.
What’s your favorite Toonami bumper from the past? Which animated series are you excited for and who will land on Cartoon Network? Please let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Toonami.