Primal Season 2 to air on Toonami beginning July 23, Yashahime: The Second Act premieres July 30

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

During the past week, Toonami revealed a pair of new schedule changes that will take effect beginning on July 23, with the block revealing their plans for the second season of Primal, and the return of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon for The Second Act.

The second season of Primal is right around the corner, as Adult Swim will kick off the series premiere with a doubleheader on Thursday, July 21. Successive episodes will air weekly on Thursdays for the next eight weeks, the season finale scheduled for September 15.

In preparation for season 2, Toonami began a rerun of Primal Season 1 to kick off the block on Saturdays at midnight EDT, starting on May 4. The season 1 finale will air on Toonami the week before on July 16.

While Primal will be premiering its new episodes on Adult Swim proper rather than Toonami, Toonami fans will not be left out of the Primal fun. On July 8, Toonami announced that they will be airing encore airings of that week’s Primal premiere every Saturday at midnight starting on July 23.

In regards to the season premiere airing on the 23rd, the block will be airing both episodes from 12:00-1:00 a.m. EDT. To make way, Lupin the Third Part 6 will move down the lineup by 30 minutes to air at 1 a.m., while the second airing of Naruto Shippuden will be removed for the foreseeable future.


As a bonus, for those that will be attending San Diego Comic-Con next week, Adult Swim will be hosting a Primal Season 2 panel on Friday, July 22. Genndy Tartakovsky and art director Scott Willis will be among the panelists, giving attendees a deep look into what to expect for this upcoming season. The panel is scheduled to take place from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM at the Indigo Ballroom.

Primal won’t be the only new show Toonami fans will be enjoying this month. On July 11th, Toonami announced that Yashahime will be making its return to the better cartoon show for The Second Act, beginning July 30 at 12:30 a.m. EDT.

Yashahime: The First Act aired on Toonami from June 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022, continuing the InuYasha’s franchise’s run on Adult Swim. The original InuYasha series aired on Adult Swim from August 31, 2002, to October 27, 2006, with reruns airing until March 2014. The final arc, InuYasha: The Final Act, would air on Toonami from November 15, 2014, to June 13, 2015.

Yashahime: The Second Act premiered on NNS/ytv in Japan and was simulcast on Crunchyroll, FunimationNow, and Hulu stateside from October 2, 2021 – March 26, 2022. As with the first season, the second will be 24 episodes in length.


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Daniel Limjoco

Editor of the “Toonami Trending Rundown” a weekly article cataloging Toonami’s social media impact. News editor and social media curator for Toonami Squad. Former news editor and social media curator to from 2013-2021.