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April Fools 2018

Toonami - April Fools 2018

Broadcast Date

April 1, 2018

Broadcast Time

12:00 AM - 6:00 AM

At Midnight on April 1, 2018, Toonami interrupted its regular schedule after Black Clover to switch to a Japanese format in which text was written in kanji and audio was entirely in Japanese with English subtitles, including new bumpers with TOM and SARA for the April Fools event. It kicked off with an unscheduled early sneak preview of the first episode of FLCL Alternative and a subsequent airing of the 2004 Japanese animated feature film Mind Game, both English subtitled. Airings of originally scheduled series proceeded after Mind Game, with the exception of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, albeit also in Japanese and English subbed, along with an airing of Scavengers at the end of the block. During the broadcast, TOM also presented a video game review of Nier Automata in Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.

This marked the third Toonami April Fools event, with the first being Joker's Day and the second being when the block was unexpectedly temporarily revived on Adult Swim in 2012.

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