I'll watch it, but it won't be the same. Just in general I don't watch as much TV anymore, and anime is so much easier to access than it used to be. Toonami's appeal was to see these shows we normally were unable to, but now I can get anything I want at the drop of the hat. The line-up is going to have to be really important.
Post by VenusHeadTrap on May 17, 2012 15:51:37 GMT -5
I'll believe it when I see it. The reason the show was cancelled in the first place was how much money it took to buy all the shows and all the computer animated graphics. I don't expect those difficulties to just evaporate out of thin air, but I'll be optimistic.
Coincidentally, I'm making Toonami themed Sasuke 28 videos at the moment
No, that wasn't really the reason at all. It was mostly corporate bulls**t and its downfall started once the old president of CN left after the whole aqua teen bomb threat fiasco. The new guy slowly led toonami to its death. First of all, he hated anime and left very little on Toonami. The next step was pushing it to 1 night a week, and the line up consistently got worse and worse. Less new shows, and less noteworthy ones with each year. Ratings got bad and they axed it.
Well I've talked to Steve Blum directly about it, and considering it was his job I think he knows his stuff on the subject. I have also helped run a Toonami panel 3 years running at my local anime con, in Tandem with SB last year.
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I believe Bada is right, mainly because it was revealed by Bandai employees that CN didn't pay that much for the rights to show anime. In fact, there were instances where Bandai paid CN to keep their shows on the air, so the "anime is too expensive argument" doesn't make sense to me.
Personally, I liked the Saturday only version of Toonami partly because it was directly followed by AS's action lineup resulting in a crap ton of anime. Even if you don't know any of the things that went behind the scenes, it's pretty obvious that Toonami (for whatever reason) ran out of things to show. When the segment ended, the only show they had left with new episodes was Naruto. And at the time, they were in the filler portion of that show.
AS is more known to take risks, so I think Toonami will be better there.
Yeah I heard about that entire fiasco in an ANNCast Podcast interview. Mindblown that some series they didn't pay a dime.. they were throw ins so they can get some exposure over here. I believe Tenchi fell into that category actually..
I liked Toonami.. LOL Believe it or not that's how I saw Code Lyoko even though that was French I don't have cable atm so I can't take advantage of what they show. That said, I hope it works since there's almost no anime whatsoever shown on US television on a regular basis. Given how the anime industry crashed in Japan I'm hoping something can help it out even if it's the current generation being introduced to anime and clamor for more.
Post by mrbignich128 on May 18, 2012 23:41:46 GMT -5
So since Toonami is returning DBZ, Gundam, and Naruto would be most likely be on there. But there should be new programs to draw in the younger audience and for those that are not familiar. Does anybody agree.
Anyway, for those who don't know, here's the current Adult Swim schedule for the 26th (all times eastern):
12:00 - Bleach 12:30 - unknown 1:00 - unknown 1:30 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2:00 - unknown 2:30 - Cowboy Bebop 3:00 to 6:00 - The previous three hours repeated.
I'm going to say that the mystery shows will be brand new show, as well as they should be. Bringing back older shows that used to be on Toonami will kill the block faster than it took to bring it back.
I'm going to guess we may see Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking: with Garterbelt, and Darker Than Black next Saturday, but these are pure guesses.
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