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Posted 2/17/11

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The consensus so seems that to say that even if more anime was shown at better times on american TV it would mostly be for naught. I would have to say that even they started to show more current anime on TV it would be censored like none other. Most of the good stuff would be removed. Most of the stuff that has been shown over here was easily censored.

But could you image something like Seikon on Qwaser showing up on American TV? There would be no point because almost every scene would be missing.


Yosuga no Sora showing up on American TV that is close to impossible, Seikon no Qwaser (Censored) on Adultswim a possibility though very slim and also pointless (even the censored version of Seikon no Qwaser was annoying) I remember years back when I was watching FLCL, Paranoia Agent, Full Metal Alchemist...... on Adultswim
I could see that the only way for anime to be on TV would be if it was broadcasted in a special channel, one that you have to request to your cable provider for. I stopped watching tv years ago so if a anime channel did exist in future I would probably still stick to watching anime online on crunchyroll, funimation.com, animenewsnetwork, hulu.com,netflix....... may consider watching on tv.


I know that the anime network offers a channel to people who have cable or satellite, but it requires that you have the internet in order to access it. The anime network does offer something like a video on demand channel time warner but a lot of the stuff is older.
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Posted 2/17/11

xly15 wrote:


PhoenixBlaze wrote:


xly15 wrote:

The consensus so seems that to say that even if more anime was shown at better times on american TV it would mostly be for naught. I would have to say that even they started to show more current anime on TV it would be censored like none other. Most of the good stuff would be removed. Most of the stuff that has been shown over here was easily censored.

But could you image something like Seikon on Qwaser showing up on American TV? There would be no point because almost every scene would be missing.


Yosuga no Sora showing up on American TV that is close to impossible, Seikon no Qwaser (Censored) on Adultswim a possibility though very slim and also pointless (even the censored version of Seikon no Qwaser was annoying) I remember years back when I was watching FLCL, Paranoia Agent, Full Metal Alchemist...... on Adultswim
I could see that the only way for anime to be on TV would be if it was broadcasted in a special channel, one that you have to request to your cable provider for. I stopped watching tv years ago so if a anime channel did exist in future I would probably still stick to watching anime online on crunchyroll, funimation.com, animenewsnetwork, hulu.com,netflix....... may consider watching on tv.


I know that the anime network offers a channel to people who have cable or satellite, but it requires that you have the internet in order to access it. The anime network does offer something like a video on demand channel time warner but a lot of the stuff is older.


You can connect your laptop or desktop to a HDTV or any TV that has a pc in port VGA connector or HDMI connector. That can make a psuedo-VOD which is better than Anime Networks VOD. I have a laptop with a VGA port and a HDTV with pc in(VGA), i use a VGA cord to connect the two. If you have premium subscription to Crunchyroll, Netflix, and The Anime Network, plus anime available on animenewsnetwork.com and funimation.com and you are pretty much set for anime overdosage with a big selection to choose from. I about 3-4 shows are not found in any of the sites i mentioned though.
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Anime on UK terrestrial TV is all but non-existent to my knowledge, with the possible exception of the more common kids' shows. Channel 4 will sometimes repeat Studio Ghibli films (some subbed, nicely) very early in the morning, but that's it. But I don't own a TV and its not the sort of thing put on their online service.

There are probably digital/satellite channels which air anime, but those aren't free, obviously.

It would certainly be *nice* to have more anime viewable on TV, but it's very unlikely to happen outside of the odd film. No point in paying for a series which relatively few would watch, and that you'd end up airing in a graveyard slot because it wouldn't be considered worth it to put even newer, well-regarded ones on a decent timeslot.

Although if Heroman got adopted as the Saturday morning show it looks like, that would be pretty neat.
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Posted 2/18/11 , edited 2/18/11
Good news is that DBZ Kai is Nicktoons' highest-rated series premiere in history, if it keeps up the good ratings, anime might get a better light in the American mainstream and be open to the mainstream like back in the ole' days, it's a lot like with the original DBZ, it was the highest-rated series premiere ever on Cartoon Network, & allowed a lot more people to embrace anime thus allowing anime to become a lot more mainstream.
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