On Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 AM, Toonami will air it’s first episode of Hunter x Hunter. Toonami recently released a promo in anticipation for the premier.
Some people have a love/hate relationship with Toonami, on one hand they have all these great shows. On the other hand they screw over a ton of anime fans. How is someone or some kid supposed to stay up until 1AM just watch anime? Toonami at one point used to air anime at a normal time, like 7PM, 8PM or even 9PM. But 1AM?! Come on!
Toonami is still where a lot of people first experience anime. The only anime that they have that airs at a regular time now is Dragon Ball Kai. Everyone still loves Toonami, just saying we all know it could do better. At the same time there is still a huge chance that we actually have the wrong view on this issue, Toonami may have done the calculations and 1AM could actually be the time that most people sit down to watch anime. Thus explaining why the shows are arranged to air at those specific times.