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NEWS: Toonami has been Canceled
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I don't really care b/c I never watched Toonami that much growing up.......
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woo now theres no reason to go to that channel anymore


I agreed, and i already posted the following rant, but what the hell, i'm pissed.

Now i have to go buy a shitload of anime dvd's, because there's no way i'm going leave my daughter at the mercy of garbage shows like Chowder or Johnny Test, my God, the shit this bastards are feeding to the kids of this generation makes me sick...

And don't even get me started on Disney Channel and 4kids tv...Ughh
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First things first: WOW, thats, like, 4 times the anime content that we have in Canada's YTV
Secondly: AHAHAAHAHAHHA, now you americans will weep like canadians do over the lack of serious anime exposure on TV. Mwhahhahahaha


We still have some other anime on Adult Swim though so thats okay


And Ani-Mondays on the Sci-Fi Channel.


*looks in away in defeat* TCH!
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The question begs to be asked: Why?

Isn't this more evidence that the anime industry in America is on the verge of collapse?
Fansubs will kill the industry, when the industry dies, even less Anime will come out of Japan, and then eventually it'll fade into obscurity.

Wake up, people.
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zendude wrote:


HitsuToushi wrote:


pchery18 wrote:

First things first: WOW, thats, like, 4 times the anime content that we have in Canada's YTV
Secondly: AHAHAAHAHAHHA, now you americans will weep like canadians do over the lack of serious anime exposure on TV. Mwhahhahahaha


We still have some other anime on Adult Swim though so thats okay


And Ani-Mondays on the Sci-Fi Channel.


Mmhh, that's true and at least there's no censorship on the Sci-Fi channel, but really, what the hell is wrong with CN.?, first they change the time slot for Code Geass and Moribito to 5 am and now they kill Toonami? Do they have something against anime?

FUCK THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS.!
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zendude wrote:


snakepimp wrote:


zendude wrote:


HitsuToushi wrote:


pchery18 wrote:

First things first: WOW, thats, like, 4 times the anime content that we have in Canada's YTV
Secondly: AHAHAAHAHAHHA, now you americans will weep like canadians do over the lack of serious anime exposure on TV. Mwhahhahahaha


We still have some other anime on Adult Swim though so thats okay


And Ani-Mondays on the Sci-Fi Channel.


Mmhh, that's true and at least there's no censorship on the Sci-Fi channel, but really, what the hell is wrong with CN.?, first they change the time slot for Code Geass and Moribito to 5 am and now they kill Toonami? Do they have something against anime?

FUCK THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS.!


Well the only Anime that they have left on the kids' side is Naruto, and none of us want that.


WORD
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it has ended long ago here in mexico, with anime being scheduled for about any time, specially near misnight, but hearing that USA's toonami is kind of depressing
Posted 9/20/08
Are you kidding me??????
First, KidsWB
Then, 4kidsTV
Now, Toonami????????

are they REALLY trying to take anime away?
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and there goes my childhood. toonami is what got me into anime. yu yu hakusho was the first anime i seriously watched, on toonami and now its gone. *weeps* dont you love it when assholes ruin your childhood?
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I have already said this, though I will say it again in this thread. It is a shame that they ended something that was such a large part of my and many other people's childhoods so abruptly. When I found out it made me very sad and I hope that it either isn't true or they put Toonami back on. So in memory I called a few friends and decided to go out and have a party in memory of Toonami tomorrow.
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how unfortunate for people who liked it :(
i remember when i used to watch toonami back in the day :)
but that was only like 3 years ago O.o
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Wow. Toonami was what first introduced me to Sailor Moon and, in effect, anime. Cartoon Network has turned from a work of art to a chanel full of crap shows like Chowder and Flapjack that are pretty much about deformed, disturbing people doing stupid things for no reason. In the words of a poster on this week's Hey Answerman (a weekly Anime News Network columb http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2008-09-19):


Has anyone taken a look at Cartoon Network lately, for example? A while back, I used to like that channel a lot. When I was younger, I watched Pokémon a lot, and as I grew up, I had an hour or two scheduled out for a Saturday crash on my bed to watch some Naruto and MAR—quite welcome after a long week of hard work. Even if I happened to turn on the TV at some random hour of the week, there was usually something semi-watchable on. A short time ago, however, after a stint of watching fansubs on the computer, I turned on the TV and was horrified at what I found. It almost had more junk than a dump. Sitting through an episode of ‘Chowder’ was frighteningly close to being a literal half hour of watching super-deformed animals (I think the main character's supposed to be a hamster) stick their fingers up their noses, pull out whatever happens to be up there, and then proceed to eat it. My breakfast suddenly didn't seem so secure, and lunch was just a subtle threat on the horizon. It took every ounce of willpower (and a whole lot of Friday-night laziness) not to get up and turn off the TV immediately. After a few more tries, I found that there were, indeed, some shows that left your stomach intact, and were actually able to be enjoyed, but in the end I asked the same question that I've been hearing my elders query since I've been old enough to understand words:

“What is this country coming to?”

But this is where Japan typically excels over the US. Our home sweet home just seems to have lost grasp on the fact that children have brains too. Even at a young age, it's a bit more riveting to watch people go do actual things for actual reasons than stare at two people hit each other with salami for half an hour—this, of course, being because one may or may not have stolen the other's lollipop. Especially when it's blaringly obvious that Salami Man 1 dropped his lollipop roughly two feet away! Salami Man 2, on the other hand, although maybe not as obviously in need of help, is typically in the plot for the sole reason that he's a main character and needs a place in it. Although in afterthought, this may be the only saving grace. He may in fact necessary for the show to have any plot at all. After all, even those severely biased against the intelligence of children would find it tedious to have one character standing there hitting himself with a salami—and for stealing his own lollipop…right? Or maybe not. It does sound awfully familiar.


And also:


I think anime is better than American TV. That being said, I love watching things like House and Seinfeld, and I hate watching things like Naruto and Bleach (I know, I'm the minority there).

To be fair, I am 15 years old, and there are not alot of shows aimed at my age group that can appeal to someone with an IQ above 30. Sure, you have things like Family Guy, but if you actually pay attention to that show, you realize it's just not that funny. It seems to be entertainec in North America, you have to be a brain-dead fecal pervert.

But with Anime, the writers seem to assume that you can think. I love watching things like Deathnote and Fullmetal Alchemist, because they take some thought to understand. I don't have to be spoon fed every complicated line, and things can be left unexplained for me to infer myself.

Second, American TV seems to stick to one mood throughout the entire show. If a show is serious, such as Prison Break or 24, they stay serious, constantly. If a show is silly, like Simpsons or most sitcoms with a fat husband, they stay silly. This isn't natural. Nobody (or group of people) is completely serious/silly. Moods change. This is why I like watching Kanon and Haruhi, because they set different moods in different situations. They can be serious when there is some drama, but they become more whimsical when there isn't.


Both were from the same columb. The question was "Do you think that, on average, anime is better than american movies and TV shows? Why or why not?"
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i have no idea what Toonami is =) since im not a *** who watches dubs.
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