For many, Toonami was their intro to anime. The Nostalgia Critic is shown the impact one of Cartoon Network’s most famous programming segments…with TOM too, of course.
Toonami is a television programming block that primarily consists of Japanese anime and American animation. It was created by Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco and produced by Williams Street. Toonami initially ran as an afternoon and evening block on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 2008. In its original run, the block was known for showcasing action anime that became widely popular with American audiences.