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A Night of New Year's Eve-il was a Toonami New Year's marathon that ran from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM on January 1, 2002. From December 3-7, 2001, Toonami held a fan poll on where fans voted for their favorite villain from a list of 25 candidates and the top seven vote receiving villains' series were selected.[2] Majin Buu, from Dragon Ball Z, was voted the winner of the poll by the fans online, recieving 46,276 votes.

This marked the second Toonami New Year's special preceded by New Year's Evil and followed by Naruto Year's Eve and New Year's Eve's Eve.


This schedule consisted of:[1]

Favorite Villain Candidates

The following is the list of villains presented on[3]

A Night of-New Years Eve il Villains
  • Cell
  • Inque
  • Frieza
  • Blight
  • Raditz
  • Zechs Merquise
  • The Androids
  • Treize Khushrenada
  • Majin Buu
  • Char Aznable
  • Joker
  • Mumm-Ra
  • Harley Quinn
  • MacDougall Brothers
  • Clayface
  • Kei Pirates
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Megabyte
  • Lex Luthor
  • Hexadecimal
  • Brainiac
  • Daemon
  • Bizarro
  • Kagato
  • Darkseid

Voting Results

The top 7 vote getters from the poll were each featured in 1 episode of the marathon. However, the top vote getter was featured in 2 episodes. Due to the top 3 vote getters being from Dragon Ball Z, the series made up the first 2-hours of the marathon.

  • Majin Buu: 46,276 votes
  • Cell: 33,718 votes
  • Raditz: 14,349 votes
  • Zechs Merquise: 9,839 votes
  • Kagato: 9,185 votes
  • Char Aznable: 7,830 votes
  • Joker: 5,649 votes



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Monday, December 31, 2001 ". December 31, 2001. Retrieved on March 20, 2017. 
  2. "A Night of New Years Eve-il ". December 12, 2001. Retrieved on July 13, 2014. 
  3. "Favorite Toonami Villain ". December 3, 2001. Retrieved on October 12, 2014. 
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