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– by Brendan Hughes

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Sentai Filmworks has not had a lot of shows on Toonami, with the only shows out of their collection being Akame ga Kill! and Parasyte, and presumably due to the graphic content of the shows, Toonami had to censor them. However, the massively popular Food Wars! will be greenlit to air on the network starting July 6, replacing The Promised Neverland which will end its run this weekend.

It’s surprising that the series took this long to air, four years, on Toonami as it seems like a good fit for the programming block minus the occasional censoring needed to make it work for American media.  An ideal time would have been in 2015 when Akame ga Kill! and Parasyte ran back to back in what Sentai marketed as #SentaiHour but I suppose it’s better to be airing late than never at all.

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With the first season airing 24 episodes, this will be cemented on to Toonami until presumably 2020 given that there are 25 weeks left in the year at the time of its American broadcast premiere and the occasional marathon. The addition of Food Wars! is one of many changes Toonami has been making to their lineup in last month as Lupin the Third: Part 5 has recently been added with Gundam: Origins debuting alongside Food Wars! next week.

Meanwhile, shows like Hunter x Hunter and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable recently completing their run. An eye must be kept towards the future as well as Dragon Ball Super is nearing the end of its arc. Finding new shows might not be that easy with Funimation shows being aired on Hulu forcing Adult Swim’s programming block to look elsewhere for shows.

Let us know your thoughts. How do you feel about the recent Toonami changes?

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