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One Piece Leaving Toonami On March 25; Tokyo Ghoul To Replace

It was as if a million One Piece fans cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something happened in the Toonami broadcast lineup.

Earlier today, Toonami announced that they will remove One Piece from their active broadcast lineup. Starting March 25, Tokyo Ghoul will air in the show’s place. The block streamed a 90-second video to reveal the news:

One Piece began airing on May 18, 2013, starting with episode 207: “Long Ring Long Land’s Big Adventure.” The episode, which began the Water 7 Saga, garnered over 995,000 viewers.

On October 1, Toonami pushed its programming block back to midnight. The block started airing both Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 and Dragon Ball Super on January 7.

Source: Facebook (Toonami)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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