Warner Bros and Discovery Merge Causing Few Series To Be Stricken From HBO Max and Cartoon Network
Warner Bros and Discovery Merge Causing Few Series To Be Stricken From HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Adult Swim has taken the break to dive further into generating original anime series that air during the Toonami programming block. The merger between Warner Bros and Discovery caused quite a few series to be stricken from HBO Max and Cartoon Network entirely.

Sadly, it has been confirmed that some major anime originals are also set to leave the streaming service, but luckily, will still be made available via digital downloads and Crunchyroll, thanks to the original partnership between the two companies. 

The shows in question include, as confirmed by DeMarco, Fena: Pirate Princess, Shenmue The Animation, and Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Earlier this year, it was declared that Adult Swim was moving in advance with several anime originals, with next month seeing the arrival of the horror series, Housing Complex C, along with the return of FLCL via two new seasons.

With the former premiering early next month, it is most likely safe from being pulled, though these new cuts now will put many projects into question. Also in production currently is the spooky anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, which has been delayed to allow the horror show the proper time to come together.

DeMarco took to his official Twitter Account to confirm that the series will still be available on Crunchyroll, along with anime fans having the ability to achieve the series as digital downloads.

Afore this year, a good number of series were stricken from HBO Max, even being taken from Youtube and Cartoon Network’s website, though an official statement regarding the cuts has yet to be released by Warner Bros Discovery.

Some of these fan-favorite series added Infinity Train, OK K.O. Let’s Be Heroes, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Summer Camp Island, and more. In new days, animation fans breathed a sigh of relief when it was betrayed that Harley Quinn would be returning for a fourth season, though stalwarts like Young Justice have yet to be renewed and their future seems uncertain.

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