Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have Heard us Say #BringBackToonami

On April 4, 2012 at 5:32PM Easter Standard Time, Adult Swim (@adultswim) posted on their Twitter feed the response that we have been waiting for since Monday:

#BringBackToonami We’ve heard you. Thank you for your passion and interest – stay tuned.

Does this mean that Toonami’s return is official?  Not yet.  They purposefully did not commit themselves, but what this does mean is that they heard, and they heard it loud and clear.  They know how many of us want Toonami back and how strongly we feel about that.  What’s even better?  I now believe that we are going to get it.  Even though they did not commit themselves, they got a clear response, and they indicated that we can expect some kind of clear response out of them in the future.  Even though I was so skeptical before about April 1st’s special broadcast from the Absolution being anything more than a one-time treat, I see now that it would not make sense to put so much time and effort into that night if it was not a pilot for more to come.  I think its clear that they animated new sequences, and there is no doubt that they recorded new audio for TOM from Steve Blum (@blumspew).  That takes money and time, and Adult Swim does not seem to have a huge budget.  I think we can rest assured now that it was a pilot, and I don’t see anything standing in the way after the response we gave them this week.

Could network executives can it?  Sure.  That would not be the first atrocious decision they had ever made.  Ahem.. CN Real… Ahem.  If the executives were dead set against this, however, I’m sure it would not have made it this far.  I think we are golden at this point.  Commence getting your hopes up, comrades.