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Remember Toonami?
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Posted 8/14/11
One of my friend's sister's name is Ami... close enough? XD
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Posted 8/14/11
i loved toonami, it was the best part of my childhood my fav movie on there was deep blue submarine no6
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Posted 8/14/11

cateallen wrote:

i loved toonami, it was the best part of my childhood my fav movie on there was deep blue submarine no6


That was a good one, in fact I've not seen it since it was on there.

It's really annoying that here in the UK there isn't an outlet for anime on tv anymore, it's really frustrating to be honest.
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Yeah i remember it was on of the best things on cartoon network loved coming home to watch dbz after school shame it died and cartoon network has gone so far downhill in terms of quality compared to the golden years of CN from 1998 through the early 2000's.
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Posted 8/14/11

djheadshot wrote:

Yeah i remember it was on of the best things on cartoon network loved coming home to watch dbz after school shame it died and cartoon network has gone so far downhill in terms of quality compared to the golden years of CN from 1998 through the early 2000's.


That's basically the only time Cartoon Network was awesome lol.. Adult Swim was doing well in the beginning, but now I really don't care about them at all :P

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Yup, CartoonNetwork was otherwise, very plain. Toonami spiced it up and I couldn't care less for the kiddy shows. Adult Swim spiced the night up until they started growing an influxed attitude about their responses with questions from Adultswim members. I only watched it for Bleach, then I found Bleach online which then led me to Crunchyroll.
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Aww, I miss Toonami. I used to watch Zatch Bell on there every saturday (goodness, that was in 2nd grade!). Heck, me and a friend from school actually made spellbooks out of index cards and pretended to battle eachother at recess! XD
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Posted 8/14/11
Toonami is the only reason I ever found out about the epic awesomeness of Yu Yu Hakusho. Also watching Rurouni Kenshin after school every day was fantastic. The only thing that sucks about watching anime on tv, be it toonami back in the day or wherever, is that they very rarely have the license to the entire series unless it's only a 1 or 2 season series.

I remember I used to watch DBZ on the WB at 6:30am before school every day, and the last episode they had the rights to was the episode that Goku formed the spirit bomb against Frieza. The next day it went back to the very beginning. I was so mad I stopped watching that show completely >< That happened with Yu Yu Hakusho in the dark tournament as well, but I think that might have been due to the tournament getting more graphic in the final battle and not being able to air it at 4pm (definitely went and downloaded that show though! so much better than DBZ )
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Posted 8/14/11
I loved toonami :/ now u gotta stay up late to watch anime pshh cartoon network can kiss my butt now lol
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Posted 8/14/11
Ha! I remember when it was not only on Saturday evenings but EVERYDAY at about 3-5pm, early every morning AND at midnight before Adult Swim was even around. I was really little but I remember Moltar being the host before TOM and it was all about Thundercats and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Then there was the time of Sailor Moon, DBZ, Techi Muyo, Cardcaptors, etc. The real glory days of it. Then came Naruto.... sigh. That's when it really started to die. Ah Toonami.
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Posted 8/14/11

MoxiRoxi wrote:

You know. That thing that used to be on Saturday evenings on Cartoon Network with the cool anime shows and movies?? I miss that (lol)! I mean Adult Swim is trying, but lately, is really sucking! The movies were especially good. My favorites are Spirted Away and Princess Mononoke! And YuYuHakasho was the only series I watched on there! So write whatever you want about the (dead for awhile I meant lol) Toonami! :(


Saturdays? Unfortunately you missed Toonami's golden era. By the time it was pushed to Saturdays, it was already on a decline, being forced to adopt "less-anime" anime. It's been a long time, so I may be inaccurate, but I recall during their peak they had a 2 hour block (I really want to say 4, but I don't trust that thought) during prime hours, and then they had another 2 hour block at midnight for more mature stuff. And most importantly, this was Monday to Friday. So Toonami had many hours of air time. And all at the same time, they had some of the biggest shows lined up. Together were Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo, Rurouni Kenshin, Zoids, YuYu Hakusho... I forgot if s-CRY-ed was during that era, or later on.

I got into anime before Toonami's era, but Toonami definitely gets credit for establishing the fact that I'm an anime fan. I remember participating in their events, when Tom's ship was attacked and we fought off the infestation, and Tom got a new body and some ship changes, and loldialupinternet (he got more body and ship changes later on without any story events however).

Then after Toonami's midnight block ended, there were somewhat more "indie"-esque shows like Space Ghost Coast to Coast, which was the show that ultimately led to establishing Adult Swim on Saturday nights. But things declined for the anime scene and they switched. Because of their time slot, Adult Swim upheld the desire for anime and stayed focused on that for a while. Now they're a shithole.

Hmm, I don't mean to be an encyclopedia of Cartoon Network's anime history. There's so much more I can go on about, alas CN pushing away anime pushed me away from TV. At this point my TV isn't even hooked for for standard TV watching, and I seek to rid it entirely by moving my consoles to my computer.
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Posted 8/14/11
I would watch "Sailor Moon" on there. That was the only Toonami show I was interested in. I feel old
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Posted 8/14/11
Yeah, way back when they had some stuff in the afternoon then they played uncut versions, or at least ones not as heavily edited, around midnight. Only thing I remember off hand was the language in GW was a little more spicy at midnight.

That's what I usually watched after coming home from school, though. Do miss those days in a way. There was a lot on TV way back when. Hard to even find it anymore at times. FOX stopped playing it, CN dropped most of it, even channels that had more recently don't or have less. Disney XD and Syfy, for example.

Remember watching all that stuff like Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo, Rurouni Kenshin, Zoids, and YuYu Hakusho.

Toonami isn't really what got me into anime back then but it helped.
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Posted 8/15/11

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Together were Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo.


Here in the UK they also showed Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop. It's was a real sad decline after that.

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Posted 8/15/11

phoenix705 wrote:


TerraGamerX wrote:

Together were Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo.


Here in the UK they also showed Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop. It's was a real sad decline after that.



Ah, yes, those are some major titles that were also included. I assume there's yet more that haven't been named. It was so long ago.
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