Toonami hires the guns of Black Lagoon


Cusses will fly

This is a very welcomed pickup: Adult Swim will air Black Lagoon during Toonami, on March 22. The action-heavy story about a Japanese salaryman's new life as a South Asian smuggler will replace Soul Eater's spot (1:30AM) as that show finishes its run.

Toonami announced this via their tumblr and the general reaction is thus far positive. I think I speak for many when we think of late-night American animation programming, a show like Black Lagoon should fit it to a tee. It's another story when comes March: Will we see a watered down version of the show? Will there be any kind of censoring (besides the usual edits for OP/ED)? It's not only a solid move for Toonami and Cartoon Network, but a curious one as it may open the door for other similar shows in the past few years, if it can overcome the technical challenges that a show like Black Lagoon may have.

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