December is Movie Month on Toonami!

Topic started by RealJpoe on Nov. 15, 2013. Last post by takashichea 8 months, 1 week ago.
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Adult Swim's weekly Saturday night anime block Toonami previously announced that they would be taking a break from the normal schedule come the holidays and be airing three movies through December. The full line up of movies for the month was announced today and features a wide array of great films. Previously said to be three weeks of movies has now gone up to four, probably due to a packaging deal considering all of the films are from Funimation. Here is the line up!

12/7 - Akira

One of the most influential anime films of all time, especially in American fandom, Akira is a perfect fit for the action block with gorgeous and fluent animation that still holds up well considering it is form 1988. It should be interesting to see how they censor a certain scene, if at all, and whether they will take the newer Pioneer or classic Streamline dub. Only time will tell I suppose. The film was recently re-released by Funimation on Blu-ray.

12/14 - Summer Wars

From director Mamoru Hosoda, of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the recently released Wolf Children fame, the family friendly film Summer Wars is a wonderful tale of family and adventure with a hint of Miyazaki flare. Not a full on action movie but a great choice to diversify the line up.

12/21 - Fullmetal Alchemist:Conqueror of Shamballa

Sequel to original Fullmetal Alchemist series. A weird choice considering they have yet to air the 2003 run and the currently running remake Brotherhood has its own movie.

12/28 - Trigun: Badlands Rumble

The adult swim classic Trigun is back, which I could of sworn aired on Toonami back in the day, with the full length movie that came out 12 years after the original series with some great animation and action.

Also promised are some amazing promos, shirt giveaways, and absolution scenes so it should be an interesting month for Toonami fans.

Source: http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/67109852611/toonami-december-movies-announcement-hey

This article was originally posted on my blog at: http://realjpoe.com/

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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You beat me to the news. I usually post misc news in the community such as anything that has dub cast announced like the recent FUNimation's Dub Cast for Binbougami-ga!. For merchandise, I do the Quick Picks: Quick Picks: November 2013 (Anime). I still got to do the manga edition. Since you're here and you passionately deliver the Toonami news, I let you handle the Toonami news.

I haven't seen Akira or Trigun. Is it safe to watch the Trigun movie without having no background of the Trigun anime series?

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@takashichea: The Trigun movie has a self-contained plot. But it wouldn't hurt to watch at least a few episodes of the TV series to get a basic sense of the plot so you aren't lost on what is seen throughout the movie.

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@Dream:

Thanks! When Toonami aired that Neon Genesis Evangelion movie a while ago, I thought I should try it since everyone talked about it and the wiki editors here were writing down all the NGE references. Though, I was somewhat lost at the ending.

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@takashichea: Evangelion 2.22?

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@Dream:

That's the one. It was my first show (technically, a movie) in the franchise.

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@takashichea: Bad move. You should have seen Evangelion 1.11 before that one. It's the second film in the Rebuild of Eva film series.

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Very solid line-up for Toonami. Excellent news indeed.

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Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Right, I better tweet your blogs. I haven't been on the ball in promoting things.

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