Saturday, September 20, 2008

How does this make you feel?

I'd like to open this up to discussion- how do you feel about the fact that Toonami is coming to an end, even though it has been the providing factor for the past 11 years to some of the greatest anime such as:

Anime with which this company was involved:
.hack//Legend Of The Twilight (TV) : Broadcaster
.hack//Roots (TV) : Broadcaster
.hack//SIGN (TV) : Broadcaster
Akazukin Cha Cha (TV) : Broadcaster
Animal Yokocho (TV) : Broadcaster
Astro Boy (TV 3/2003) : Broadcaster
Astro Boy (TV 1/1963) : Broadcaster
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (TV) : Broadcaster
Bedaman (TV) : Broadcaster
Beyblade (TV) : Broadcaster
Bleach (TV) : Broadcaster
Blood+ (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Dragon (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Gender (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) : Broadcaster
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (TV) : Broadcaster
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV) : Broadcaster
Case Closed (TV) : Broadcaster
Castle in the Sky (movie) : Broadcaster
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) : Broadcaster
Cowboy Bebop (TV) : Broadcaster
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie : Broadcaster
Crayon Shin-chan (TV) : Broadcaster
Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier (TV) : Broadcaster
D.I.C.E. (TV) : Broadcaster
Dai-Guard (TV) : Broadcaster
Death Note (TV) : Broadcaster
Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z (TV) : Production
Dragon Ball (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball GT (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 1: The Deadzone : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 2: The World's Strongest : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 3: The Tree of Might : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 4: Lord Slug : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks : Broadcaster
Duel Masters (TV) : Broadcaster
Escaflowne: The Movie : Broadcaster
Eureka Seven (TV) : Broadcaster
FLCL (OAV) : Broadcaster
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) : Broadcaster
Gatchaman (TV) : Broadcaster
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) : Broadcaster
Gigantor (TV) : Broadcaster
Hamtaro (TV) : Broadcaster
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster, Distributor, Production
Idaten Jump (TV) : Broadcaster
Immortal Grand Prix (TV) : Broadcaster
Immortal Grand Prix (TV 2) : Broadcaster, Original story, Planning, Production
Immortal Grand Prix (TV) : Production
Initial D (TV) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha (TV) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha Meguri Au Mae no Unmei Koiuta (special) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass : Broadcaster
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time : Broadcaster
Jubei-chan - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (TV) : Broadcaster
Kakurenbo (movie) : Broadcaster
Kaleido Star (TV) : Broadcaster
Kikaider (TV) : Broadcaster
Kikaider (OAV) : Broadcaster
Lupin III: Part II (TV) : Broadcaster
MÄR (TV) : Broadcaster
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) : Broadcaster
MegaMan NT Warrior (TV) : Broadcaster
Megaman Star Force (TV) : Broadcaster
Metropolis (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Fighter G Gundam (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV) : Broadcaster
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) : Broadcaster
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) : Broadcaster
Naruto (TV) : Broadcaster
Naruto Special: Battle at Hidden Falls. I am the Hero! (OAV) : Broadcaster
Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow : Broadcaster
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) : Broadcaster
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) : Broadcaster
Ninja Robots (TV) : Broadcaster
One Piece (TV) : Broadcaster
Outlaw Star (TV) : Broadcaster
Paranoia Agent (TV) : Broadcaster
Pecola (TV) : Broadcaster
Pilot Candidate (TV) : Broadcaster
Pocket Monster Crystal: Raikou Ikazuchi no Densetsu (special) : Broadcaster
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokémon (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokémon - Destiny Deoxys (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon - Jirachi Wish Maker (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon 2000 - The Movie : Broadcaster
Pokemon 3 - The Movie : Broadcaster
Pokemon 4Ever (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Advance (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Chronicles (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Heroes - Latias & Latios (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon: The First Movie : Broadcaster
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (movie) : Broadcaster
Popolocrois Monogatari (TV) : Broadcaster
Princess Mononoke (movie) : Broadcaster
Rave Master (TV) : Broadcaster
Read or Die (OAV) : Broadcaster
Reign: The Conqueror (TV) : Broadcaster
Robotech (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Ronin Warriors (TV) : Broadcaster
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) : Broadcaster
s-CRY-ed (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon R (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon S (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon S Movie: Hearts in Ice : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon SuperS (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon SuperS Movie: Black Dream Hole : Broadcaster
Saint Seiya (TV) : Broadcaster
Samurai Champloo (TV) : Broadcaster
SD Gundam Force (TV) : Broadcaster, Production
Shaman King (TV) : Broadcaster
Speed Racer (TV) : Broadcaster
Spirited Away (movie) : Broadcaster
Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar (TV) : Broadcaster
Super Milk-chan (TV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi in Tokyo (TV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (OAV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OAV 2 : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before The Carnival (OAV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Universe (TV) : Broadcaster
The Animatrix (OAV) : Broadcaster
The Big O (TV) : Broadcaster, Co-Production
The Prince of Tennis (TV) : Broadcaster
The Super Milk-chan Show (TV) : Broadcaster
Thundercats (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Animated (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Armada (TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Cybertron (TV) : Broadcaster, Internet Streaming
Transformers: Energon (TV) : Broadcaster
Trigun (TV) : Broadcaster
Trinity Blood (TV) : Broadcaster
Voltron (TV) : Broadcaster
Witch Hunter Robin (TV) : Broadcaster
Wolf's Rain (TV) : Broadcaster
Wolf's Rain (OAV) : Broadcaster
Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: Poltergeist Report : Broadcaster
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (U.S.) : Broadcaster
Zatch Bell (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids/ZERO (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids: Fuzors (TV) : Broadcaster

"America's Cartoon Network has reportedly revealed at Georgia's Anime Weekend Atlanta convention this morning that it will end its Toonami programming block tonight after 11 years. The official announcement will be made during tonight's final run, with an "important message" during the 10:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Naruto has been the only Japanese series in this Saturday evening block recently, but Toonami used to host a variety of Japanese-animated programs when it began as a weekday afternoon block in 1997. Among those titles were Voltron, Robotech, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Ronin Warriors, G-Force: Guardians of Space, Blue Submarine No. 6, Tenchi Muyo!, Cardcaptors, Zoids, .hack//SIGN, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, The Big O, Outlaw Star, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cyborg 009, Duel Masters, Astro Boy, Gundam, Rave Master, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Pokémon, MÄR, The Prince of Tennis, Megaman Star Force, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Blue Dragon. The Toonami Jetstream online streaming service will reportedly still continue, and Cartoon Network is working to import the Japanese-animated Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z spinoff that is based on its own Powerpuff Girls series.

Two episode of Naruto are currently scheduled for tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 2002 live-action Spider-Man film will run instead of Toonami on September 27, although most television listings have not been updated yet. Batman: Gotham Knight, this summer's Japanese-animated video tie-in to The Dark Knight film, will then run on October 4 at 8:00 p.m. After Batman: Gotham Knight, an episode of Naruto, "Powerful Helper," will run at 9:30 p.m., but there are no other episodes scheduled yet."

Thank you to Starks for the news tip.

I loved everything on Toonami from Beast Wars to Machine Wars to conceivably all the Gundam series and especially Dragon Ball Z- Saturday has lost its essence, its definition. No, I haven't watched Toonami every Saturday, and that's largely due to all the crap they shovel onto it (BEN 10), but the thought that Toonami was on every Saturday- I would always be reminded of it; whether it be that I played video games for a certain amount of time, went over to a friend's house or anything else- I always knew Toonami was on.

Tom was my man every Saturday night

Tom throughout the years of reiteration

Tom now

Was always better late at night than what became Adult Swim

(Everything in Italics is not my own writing)

-Michael Lenoch

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