Well, it seems that Toonami is full of surprises now. [adult swim] has updated its schedule again and it states that after Deadman Wonderland concludes its 12-episode run, Samurai 7 will take its place that next weekend, August 18. Also, FLCL won’t be replacing Ghost in the Shell.
Samurai 7 is an 2004 original anime lasting 26-episodes and it’s produced by GONZO, and licensed by FUNimation. From what I’ve read, it’s based loosely on the Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai, but with giant robots.
Since I haven’t seen this series, I don’t know much about it. But it sounds interesting so I’ll give it a shot.
So the Toonami Schedule, effective August 18, will be…
11/Midnight: Bleach (New)
11.5/12.5: Samurai 7 (New)
Midnight/1: Casshern Sins (New)
12.5/1.5: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
1/2: Ghost in the Shell
1.5/2.5: Cowboy Bebop
2/3 – 4.5/5.5: Rerun