After four years of pirate adventures on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block, One Piece‘s run is coming to an end. The announcement was made on the Toonami Facebook page, stating that Tokyo Ghoul would be taking its place.
One Piece first aired on Toonami back in May of 2013. While the anime has well over 700 episodes, Toonami began with episode 207. One Piece follows Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, as they search for the One Piece treasure and seek to claim the title of King of the Pirates. Throughout the series, Luffy and his band of pirates encounter several rival pirates on their quest, The gang even recently had their own movie, One Piece Film: Gold. The anime has also been featured in advertisements for Arby’s restaurants.
While many fans may be upset about the end of One Piece’s run, there is still reason to be excited. Tokyo Ghoul is replacing the long-running anime starting March 25th. The twelve episode anime follows a college student who survives an encounter with a ghoul, but then ends up becoming one himself. Although violent in nature, Tokyo Ghoul will fit in well with the Toonami lineup.
Toonami runs on Saturday nights 11pm to 3:30am EST. The Saturday night block showcases a revolving lineup of anime such as Dragon Ball Super and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Sound off geeks! Are you all sad to see One Piece go? Are you excited about the premiere of Tokyo Ghoul?