Dragon Ball Z Kai Toonami Marathon Pays Tribute to Akira Toriyama

    Remember the special Dragon Ball feeling once more.

    To honor the legacy of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, Adult Swim announced that a special Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon will be held on the night of March 16 on the Toonami programming block. These episodes will air back-to-back after the latest episode of Ninja Kamui

    Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama passed away on March 1 from an acute subdural hematoma. The news was made public on March 7, shocking the entire world. The anime, manga, gaming, and entertainment industries and its fans continue to mourn his passing by paying tribute to the creator. Toonami will be paying their own tribute to Toriyama, since the network was a gateway for millions of people to experience Dragon Ball for the first time for many years. 

    Dragon Ball Z Kai Toonami Marathon Schedule

    Starting at 2:00 a.m. local time on March 16 (effectively March 17), episodes 1 through 8 of Dragon Ball Z Kai will air. These episodes focus on the iconic Saiyan Saga of the original Dragon Ball Z anime. 12:00 a.m. Ninja Kamui, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, and Lycoris Recoil will air beforehand starting at 12:00 a.m.

    Here’s the schedule for the upcoming Toonami block, via Toonami’s official Facebook account

    • 12:00 a.m. – Ninja Kamui (English Dub)
    • 12:30 a.m. – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
    • 1:00 a.m. – Lycoris Recoil
    • 1:30 a.m. – Ninja Kamui (English Sub)
    • 2:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 2:30 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 3:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 3:30 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 4:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 4:30 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 5:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
    • 5:30 a.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai

    The upcoming Dragon Ball Daima series is the last major anime work that Toriyama was involved in before his untimely passing. Goku, Vegeta, Supreme Kai, and the rest of the iconic crew are turned into children, prompting them to embark on a new adventure. The new anime will air on Fuji TV this fall, just like the original Dragon Ball anime 40 years ago. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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