Cartoon Network and Crunchyroll have announced the return of Toonami, the iconic anime programming block, in Latin America starting August 31st. The partnership, initially for a year long, will deliver a selection of iconic anime properties to a new generation of fans.
“The team at Cartoon Network have been incredible partners in helping us grow the love of anime around and their Toonami block has been the premiere television destination for the anime community,” said Brady McCollum, Head of Global Operations and International, Crunchyroll. “By powering Toonami’s return to Latin America with series curated by Crunchyroll, we can’t wait to create even more fans of the medium we love.”
The Toonami block powered by Crunchyroll will run Monday through Friday starting at midnight until 1am, kicking off with Dragon Ball Super for the first half hour, and then a mix of series curated by Crunchyroll starting with Mob Psycho 100. Each series will be dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese.
”We´re excited to have Toonami back, along with a number one player such as Crunchyroll”, said Pablo Zuccarino, SVP and Channel Manager, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America. “In our successful history, anime has been part of our DNA, and thanks to this association we´ll be delivering a curated content selection to a whole new generation of fans”.