WarnerMedia’s animated block Toonami kicks off the New Year with a winter flurry of premieres. The brand’s official Facebook page announced that it is expecting “lots of offers,” with details to come, ”but that TOM will introduce fans to a new show every week for“ the next month or so. ”The debut has started this weekend with the arrival of Assassination class Season 2, in lineup that also included the new original Adult Swim / Crunchyroll Blade Runner: Black Lotus as well as constant favorites Naruto Shippuden and Cowboy Bebop.

Based on the manga created by Yusei Matsui, the Assassination class animated series launched on Fuji TV in 2015, directed by Seiji Kishi at Lerche. The series places the fate of humanity in the hands of a seemingly random group of students who are challenged by a powerful octopus-like creature posing as their homeroom teacher – he has already destroyed the Moon and the Earth is the next, unless class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High can learn the secret to killing him within the year.

In Season 2, Class 3-E is back in school for their second semester of sharpening their blades, but they’ll have to work hard to outsmart enemy assassins after the bounty on Koro-sensei’s slippery head. Meanwhile, their Class A rivals and even the Principal want to prevent them from achieving academic excellence!

Assassination class debuted on Toonami in August 2020.

Toonami began airing on Cartoon Network in 1997 with a focus on action films, hosted by Moltar from Space ghost. The TOM host robot was introduced in the 1999 relaunch, and the block began to focus on anime classics like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Mobile Suit Gundam when he moved to a weekday night block in 2000. Toonami (and TOM) underwent several retooling.

The show is currently airing Saturdays at midnight, offering fan favorites like Lupine the Third, Demon slayer, JoJo’s bizarre adventure, original co-pros like Fena: pirate princess, Shenmue and Uzumaki (coming this year) as well as western toons like Harley quinn and that of Genndy Tartakovsky Primitive.

[H/T Anime News Network]