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Toonami Faithful Podcast


The Toonami Faithful Podcast is a weekly podcast that talks about the action cartoon block Toonami on Adult Swim.

The Toonami Faithful Podcast is a weekly podcast that talks about the action cartoon block Toonami on Adult Swim.


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The Toonami Faithful Podcast is a weekly podcast that talks about the action cartoon block Toonami on Adult Swim.




Episode 355 - Exploring the Next Semester at UA

With the fifth season of My Hero Academia coming this Saturday, host CJ Maffris is joined by VLord, Laserkid, and Celia Rose to discuss everything that happened in season four! They talk about the story arcs that were adapted, the issues some had involving the story and characters, and what they look forward to in the next season!


Exclusive 52 - Jason DeMarco Interview

Once again, we had Jason Demarco, the man in charge of Toonami, on for a brief conversation about Toonami in 2020 and 2021. Though short, a lot of questions were answered in this interview. Hosts on this interview are Sketch and CJ Maffris.


Episode 354 - We Need To Talk About Titan

Sketch hosts this week's episode as he is joined by Umeko Long, VLordGTZ, and Laserkid as they discuss the latest episodes of Attack on Titan. After that CJ Maffris takes over as he discusses his issues with the final season, and why that it has ultimately soured his feelings toward the franchise as a whole which includes CJ's uncomfortable feelings with the Nazi Germany similarities.


Episode 353 - Back on the Grid

Sketch is joined by VLord, LaserKid and our returning guest Alien Renegade to discuss the second half of SSSS.Gridman and observations of the series as a whole. After that, Paul joins Sketch and LaserKid to talk about Toonami's upcoming schedule changes. Music Credits for this episode: "UNION" as performed by OxT "AKANE SHINJO [Visceral]" as performed by AMPREN (aka Alien Renegade) "Yume no Hero" as performed by Norio Sakai


Episode 352 - Getting Fired Up (feat. Sarah Roach)

Hosts CJ and Sketch are joined by special guest Sarah Roach, the English voice of Maki Oze, to discuss all things Fire Force. The three reminisce about their favorite moments throughout the first 19 episodes of the series (which include arcs, characters, plot points), as well as their favorite Maki appearances!


Episode 351 - Toonami Travels to The Promised Neverland

CJ is joined by Paul, VLord, and Kuro as they discuss Toonami’s new graphics package, as well as the news of The Promised Neverland’s second season joining the block. CJ and VLord being fans of the manga are discouraged at how the adaptation went, while Paul and Kuro are optimistic and excited to see more of the franchise.


Exclusive 51 - Blake Shepard Interview

Paul and Sketch interview the voice of Soma Yukihira on Food Wars, Blake Shepard. We talk about his acting career, voice acting, the anime he's working on and of course we talk about Food Wars.


Episode 350 LIVE!

On this live episode of the podcast, Paul, Sketch, CJ and Junior (formerly Caboose Jr.) celebrate 350 episodes of the podcast while talking about what Toonami means to them. We also have a special appearance by Paul's cat and also Paul reveals something about his personal life.


Episode 349 - Many Happy Reunions in Marley

Sketch, Darrell and VLord are joined by Toonami Faithful staff writer Umeko to discuss the first half of Attack on Titan season 4. For more indepth discussion, be sure to read Umeko's weekly Attack on Titan recaps on Music Credits: "Boku no Sensou (My War)" as performed by Shinsei Kamattechan "Shougeki (Shock)" as performed by Yuko Ando


Episode 348 - The Terrific Talented Talkative Toonami Faithful Podcast

Guest host CJ Maffris chats about the first seven episodes of Gridman with editorial writer LaserKid, social media manager Celia Rose, and former staff writer Alien Renegade. They discuss what works for the series, what didn't, the easter eggs littered throughout, and would an earlier time slot make much of a difference for fans to talk about Gridman more.


Episode 347 - Gatekeeping

On this episode of the podcast, the crew talks about the trending topic of gatekeeping in anime and how some fans gate-keep Toonami in the past and present. Hosts this week are CJ, Paul Pescrillo, Sketch, Laserkid, VLord GTZ and Celia Rose.


Episode 346 - Alicization Complete or... Another Lovely Evening with Alex von David

Sketch and Darrell have a nice long chat with Alex von David about the final part of Sword Art Online: Alicization: War of the Underworld. Music Credits for this Episode: "ANIMA" as performed by ReoNa "Adamas" as performed by LiSA


Episode 345 - Predictions For Toonami 2021

On this episode of the podcast, Paul, VLord and Celia Rose give their predictions on what shows they think are coming to Toonami in 2021.


Exclusive 50 - Steve Staley Interview

Paul Pescrillo and VLord sit down with voice actor and ADR Director Steve Staley. We discuss his career in voice acting and also talk about him being the ADR Directior on Demon Slayer and The Promised Neverland.


Episode 344 - Looking Back at Toonami 2020

Guest host CJ is joined by VLord, Celia Rose, and CabooseJr. as they look back at the year 2020 for Toonami. The group discusses how the block handled all of the curves thrown at them the past year, and what they liked or didn't like from Adult Swim and fans.


Episode 343 - Grading the First Term of Assassination Classroom

C.J guest hosts with VLord alongside two new guests with staff writers Sakaki and Marion. The group discusses why Assassination Classroom has been a fantastic watch through the first 16 episodes and why the commentary the series has as a whole hits home for viewers.


Episode 342 - Every Song Ends - Featuring Maxime Simonet

Sketch and Caboose are joined by Maxime Simonet to play out Gemusetto: Death Beat(s). We dive deep into the creative process and regale Makasu's latest adventure. It was a thing you didn't know about it but now you know about it. Music Credits for this Episode: "Bendy Am Become Rivers" written by Rich Arenas and performed by Maxime Simonet "Roundabout" as performed by Yes


Episode 341 - Movie Night Courtesy of HBO Max

CJ, VLord and Celia Rose chat about the recent DC movies that aired on the block as a promotion for the streaming platform. They also wonder if Toonami might look into airing more movies in the future.


Exclusive 49 - David Kaye Interview

Sketch and Paul interview voice actor David Kaye, the voice of Sesshōmaru on Inuyasha and Yashahime as well as Treize Khusrenada on Gundam Wing. They talk about his various voice rolls on the block as well as about his career in voice acting.


Toonami Top 10 AS Edition - Part 2

On Part 2 of this special episode of the podcast, Sketch, Paul, Darrell, Happy Kuro Kitty and VLord finish running down their top shows on Toonami. We also read off CJ's list who was not on the podcast himself. As a reminder, the shows can only be ones that played on the Adult Swim version of Toonami. This episode runs down their top 5 thru 1 picks while describing why each show deserves to be at that number on their list.