Toonami (Indian TV channel)

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Toonami Asia logo.png
Launched26 February 2015; 4 years ago (26 February 2015)
Closed15 May 2018; 17 months ago (15 May 2018)
Owned byTurner International India
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Broadcast areaIndia
Sri Lanka
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Sister channel(s)HBO
CNN International
Cartoon Network

Toonami was a 24-hour channel in India and a former block on India's first kids channel, Cartoon Network.


Toonami was launched as a block on Cartoon Network, India's oldest kids channel, in 2001.[1][2][3][4][5]

Turner International India launched Toonami on 26 February 2015.[6][7] On 1 July 2017, Toonami India was re-purposed as a classic animation channel, all action-animation programming were removed except for a few shows. The channel aired shows from the Cartoon Network Studios, Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation libraries.

Toonami India ceased its transmission at the end of 15 May 2018.[8]



Programming blocks[edit]

Toofani Toonami[edit]

This evening block was started on August 15, 2017 and featured select shows in Hindi such as Generator Rex, Dragon Ball Z, Ben 10 Alien Force and Yokai Watch. The block is now discontinued.

Superhero Universe[edit]

Starting from June 1, 2016, Toonami introduced a new block called Superhero Universe, a weekday primetime block dedicated to all mighty superheroes. This three hour-long block features DC and Marvel shows such as Wolverine and the X-Men, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II, Teen Titans, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and Beware the Batman.

Anime Siege[edit]

In April 2015, an action anime block, titled Anime Siege, was announced to be coming to the network. Featured shows include: Dragon Ball Z Kai, Beast Saga, BeyWarriors Beyraiderz, and Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy. Dragon Ball Super joined Anime Siege on 21 January 2017.


  1. ^ "Cartoon Network launches programming franchise Toonami on 8 September". Indian Television Dot Com. 28 August 2001.
  2. ^ "Cartoon Network to host 'Toonami: Game On, Video Gaming Championship'; re-freshed Toonami block starts 6 November". Indian Television Dot Com. 2 November 2006.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Cartoon Network to kick off 'Pokemon - Master Quest' in Tamil & Telugu". Indian Television Dot Com. 17 May 2007.
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Turner to launch Toonami in India". 25 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Turner launches Toonami in India as action-adventure channel". AnimationXpress. 26 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Toonami India To Close On 15th May". RegularCapital. 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Turner India expands kids portfolio with Toonami". Indian Television Dot Com. 26 February 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Chakra movies to air on Toonami". 28 September 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2017.