Toonami has unveiled is broadcast lineup that begins on January 4, 2014.
11:30 p.m.: Space Dance
12:00 a.m.: Bleach
12:30 a.m.: Naruto Shippuden
1:00 a.m.: One Piece
1:30 a.m.: Soul Eater
2:00 a.m.: Sword Art Online
2:30 a.m.: FLCL
3:00 a.m.: Uncut Naruto (starting from episode 1)
3:30 a.m.: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4:00 a.m.: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
4:30 a.m.: IGPX
5:00 a.m.: Star Wars: Clone Wars
5:30 a.m.: Inuyasha
Aniplex of America announced at Anime Festival Asia 2013 that the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition special will be streaming worldwide on January 1, 2014, immediately following its Japanese premiere. The special premieres on Tokyo MX TV, BS11, and Niconico in Japan on December 31, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
The special will then stream at midnight (Japan time) on January 1, 2014 in the English-speaking countries, Mexico, Central and South America on Crunchyroll and Daisuki; in Korea on the Aniplus cable channel; in China on the LeTV streaming site; and in France on the streaming site Wakanim. Daisuki will also stream it in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, German-speaking countries, Italian-speaking countries, Russian-speaking countries, India, and the Middle East.
Aniplex of America has announced they will be hosting a special Sword Art Online “Watch and Win” contest on Adult Swim’s Toonami, where viewers will have a chance to win a variety of prizes. Prizes include Sword Art Online Blu-ray sets and DVDs, and Sword Art Online Weib Schwarz trial decks from Bushiroad. Three special grand prize winners will receive a 3D Personal Viewer courtesy of Sony Electronics, which will let users submerge themselves into the world of Sword Art Online.
To enter the contest, viewers need to tune in and watch Sword Art Online on Toonami Saturday nights at 2:00 a.m. ET/PT on October 20th and 27th and look for the keyword shown immediately after the show. Viewers will then enter the keyword on the entry form on the Sword Art Online Contest Page; this is also the website where you can find complete details about the contest.
Adult Swim’s Toonami is not sponsoring this contest.
Online retailer Rught Stuf has announced that the company is now shipping replacement DVDs for the Sword Art Online Part 1 DVD box set.
The discs are being sent to consumers who purchased the set through Right Stuf. The retailer says the shipped discs should arrive in two to three weeks.
Right Stuf is reporting that Aniplex of America has stopped shipping the Sword Art Online Part 1 DVD box set. According to Right Stuf, Aniplex had an issue with the replication process, which caused some of the DVDs that were distributed to have incorrect content on them.
Right Stuf says they will cease sales of the set until a new shipment has arrived. The company is also currently working with Aniplex to send out replacement copies of the discs to anyone who needs them. At this time, Right Stuf is requesting that customers refrain from shipping their DVDs back to them.
The Sword Art Online television anime series will be making its premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on July 27, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. EDT/PDT. In addition, the second season of Big O will be added to the schedule at 3:30 a.m. EDT/PDT.
The updated schedule will be as follows:
12:00 a.m. Bleach
12:30 a.m. Naruto Uncut
01:00 a.m. One Piece
01:30 a.m. Soul Eater
02:00 a.m. Sword Art Online
02:30 a.m. IGPX
03:00 a.m. Eureka 7
03:30 a.m. Big O Season 2
04:00 a.m. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
04:30 a.m. Cowboy Bebop
05:00 a.m. Inuyasha
05:30 a.m. Inuyasha