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Toonami, headquartered Atlanta, Georgia, is an American television programming block that's geared towards airing American cartoons and Japanese anime.

Toonami initially ran as an afternoon and evening block on on Cartoon Network from March 17, 1997 to September 20, 2008. On May 26, 2012, Toonami was relaunched as a block on Adult Swim. The first three seasons of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block from October 15, 2016 to June 8, 2019. The fourth season, Golden Wind, premiered on October 26, 2019.

History

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The first season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on October 15, 2016.[1] On December 24, 2016, Toonami reaired the last 6 episodes of Phantom Blood leading up to Battle Tendency (episodes 5-10) from 12:00am to 3:30am as part of their JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Marathon event. After the first season concluded, it was replaced with the second season of Attack on Titan on April 22, 2017.

On July 1, 2017, it was announced that the second season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders, would premiere on Toonami on July 29, 2017 at 12:30am. Subsequently, it was announced that Toonami would regain the 11:00-11:30pm time slot and third season would instead air at 12:00am. On April 1, 2018 at 12:00am, the Toonami premiere of SC Episode 31 was interrupted by a surprise early sneak preview of the first episode of FLCL Alternative, followed by an airing of the 2004 feature animated film Mind Game.[2] The episode aired later at 2:45am entirely in Japanese with English subtitles. The dubbed episode aired the following week, on April 7, 2018, at midnight.

The third season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Diamond is Unbreakable, premiered on Toonami on August 18, 2018. On January 5, 2019, the series was moved to the 1:30am time slot and on April 13, 2019, the series moved again to the 1:00am time slot. After the third season concluded, it was replaced with Lupin the Third Part 5 on June 8, 2019.

The fourth season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Golden Wind, premiered on Toonami on October 26, 2019 at 2:30am, replacing Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. On February 8th, 2020, the series was moved to the 2:00am time slot. On June 3, 2020, the series was be put on hiatus due to delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and that the premiere of GW Episode 29 was delayed until August 1st. The series was meanwhile replaced in the lineup by Ballmastrz: 9009.[3][4] Subsequently, it was announced on July 26, 2020 that the series would be moved to the 12:30am time slot.[5]

# Season Start date End date
1 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure October 15, 2016 April 15, 2017
2 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders July 29, 2017 February 10, 2018
3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable August 18, 2018 June 8, 2019
4 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind October 26, 2019 N/A

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  • Toonami is a portmanteau of the words "cartoon" and "tsunami".

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