Why Toonami is irrelevent in it's current format

Topic started by EganTheVile1 on June 2, 2012. Last post by secretzfan 2 years, 1 month ago.
Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Toonami is back, and I was happy, until I realized it was the same poor Saturday night anime block as the prior Adult Swim line up but replacing Kekkaishi and Durarara with Dead Man Wonderland and another show which escapes my mind. Still this is the same old pathetic Adult Swim anime block, worse, the old version had more shows, not the same 3 hours repeated twice.
So how can this Toonami reboot truly become relevant?
1: Earlier start time: The original Toonami started the Anime at 8 PM, with more kid friendly anime at the start moving on to mature anime later in the night,
2: Save the old stuff until 2 AM: Reruns of Cowboy Bebop, Big O, and FLCL are cool and all, but there is certainly a DVR and insomniac fan base that would not be phased by the old re-runs remaining in the graveyard shift.
3: Classic slot: Toonami used to break out old school anime that did not fit the usual line-up from time to time like DBZ and Sailor Moon, that would be nice to see again
4: Monday-Thursday 2 AM-6 AM: Toonami was not just Saturday nights, please bring it back on the weekdays.
Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Here you go: Casshern Sins.

If only they had money and more people watching it, Toonami would get back to its glory days.

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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A legal streaming site wouldn't hurt either since people are more used to watching anime on the computer.

Post by Sonata (35,164 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Outside of Deadman Wonderland Toonami is dead to me. I've seen all the other shows hundreds of times besides FMA: Brotherhood.
Post by sickVisionz (4,234 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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The big thing is that Toonami was an afternoon kids block and now its a late night block for teens and adults that airs reruns of shows that have been on the channel for over a decade.
Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@sickVisionz said:

The big thing is that Toonami was an afternoon kids block and now its a late night block for teens and adults that airs reruns of shows that have been on the channel for over a decade.

This is spot-on. Many of us who have fond memories of Toonami enjoyed the anime block weekday afternoons. The shows might have been primarily shonen and in some cases edited out the wazoo, but they created a foundation for our love of the medium. Now, Naruto and DBZ are licensed to other networks so those shows are out, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing else they could run in a daily 4pm to 6pm time slot. Blue Dragon, the first season of Pretty Cure, Case Closed, Sgt. Frog, Fairy Tail, Zatch Bell, .Hack, Baka and Test, Squid Girl, School Rumble, D.Gray-Man, Robotech, and Magic Knight Rayearth are all English dubbed shows which have run or could run in the afternoon with slight editing. The thing is it's probably cheaper for Cartoon Network to rerun their own shows again and again and again. From what I understand the current incarnation of Toonami has a paltry budget, so I doubt CN will commit to a proper weekday Toonami again.

I guess the biggest question is do kids even want it? I mean, aren't they satisfied with re-runs of Wizards or Waverly Place and Victorious? Even CN has their own Level-Up live-action show now, so coupled with the access people have to anime online, I don't know if any iteration of Toonami is relevant anymore.

Post by secretzfan (238 posts) See mini bio Level 18

You know if Toonmai gets more money they should put Toonmai where they already have

Ben 10

Pokemon

Thundercats

Those shows are alreayd there just put Tooanami there

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