Remove this ad
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  Next  Last
Post Reply (Adult Swim) Toonami's effect on Anime Popularity in America
11807 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Louisiana
Online
Posted 8/20/13

ThePinkRanger wrote:


furytime wrote:

We need a pure anime channel on normal american cable services. (You know like the 1 - 80 or whatever you get)
Get an anime only channel. That would really boost the popularity of anime in the US.


Amen sista. Toonami can only promote anime so much, considering it's on at such a late time, it doesn't reach as many people as an all anime channel obviously could. I remember as a kid in middle school and even in high school I'd sneak Toonami cause it was always on so damn late. I sound old. Oh well. And a long time ago, I remember an actual anime channel through Comcast but it failed to take off since it was a channel you had to pay extra for like HBO and what not I loved it though. It didn't always have the best anime on it, but it was still pretty damn cool.


Haha Amen Brother you mean. I am a guy :p

And yes I wish there was an anime only channel. My guess is companies don't believe there is money to be made so it hasn't been yet.

I think they should start off with an internet site that works like a Tv channel. Has the commercials and everything. Literally just a TV channel on a website. Plays different anime shows and it would most likely catch on when people hear about it. It would catch on imo. I remember before Toonami was on Adult Swim again there was a site the streamed old Toonami. It was pretty cool.
38235 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / San Antonio
Offline
Posted 8/20/13

furytime wrote:


ThePinkRanger wrote:


furytime wrote:

We need a pure anime channel on normal american cable services. (You know like the 1 - 80 or whatever you get)
Get an anime only channel. That would really boost the popularity of anime in the US.


Amen sista. Toonami can only promote anime so much, considering it's on at such a late time, it doesn't reach as many people as an all anime channel obviously could. I remember as a kid in middle school and even in high school I'd sneak Toonami cause it was always on so damn late. I sound old. Oh well. And a long time ago, I remember an actual anime channel through Comcast but it failed to take off since it was a channel you had to pay extra for like HBO and what not I loved it though. It didn't always have the best anime on it, but it was still pretty damn cool.


Haha Amen Brother you mean. I am a guy :p

And yes I wish there was an anime only channel. My guess is companies don't believe there is money to be made so it hasn't been yet.

I think they should start off with an internet site that works like a Tv channel. Has the commercials and everything. Literally just a TV channel on a website. Plays different anime shows and it would most likely catch on when people hear about it. It would catch on imo. I remember before Toonami was on Adult Swim again there was a site the streamed old Toonami. It was pretty cool.


Toonami Aftermath? If so, yeah, it's still around which is cool if you wanna watch some of the older stuff on days other than Sat.
57372 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Morroωιɴd
Offline
Posted 8/20/13


I know you are, silly habit really. I say it to everyone >.< And that's not a terrible idea. Sounds a little like Hulu (not exactly though, obviously) atm. They seem to be getting more and more anime which is great. If only CR could get rights to more shows. That's really the only hurdle, cause I know if they gave us more access (legal ones), a lot of people would take advantage of that format.
20302 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Texas
Offline
Posted 8/20/13 , edited 8/20/13
Ah yes,the good old days of tuning in to catch episodes Yu Yu Hakusho,Rurouni Kenshin and Inuyasha. Times when DVDs were still new and even on those it was somewhat difficult to find entire series subbed
3072 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 8/20/13
Toonami will have zero impact. Everyone who likes anime enough to actually seek it out has migrated to the internet to watch.
38764 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / in my kitchen
Offline
Posted 8/20/13
Toonami most differently got me introduced into anime more than I was. Then there was YouTube Those were the days and CR came out too. It was about 2006. Shitty quality though
3502 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Des moines IA
Offline
Posted 8/20/13

DetectiveAlex wrote:

Toonami will have zero impact. Everyone who likes anime enough to actually seek it out has migrated to the internet to watch.



For a lot of people Toonami is what got them into anime. It had a huge impact in the popularity of anime in the late 90s and early 2000s. It is possible that if Toonami didn't happen; anime in this country would be different then it is now. It still is probably one of the major sources of making new fans of anime.
11807 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Louisiana
Online
Posted 8/20/13 , edited 8/20/13

ThePinkRanger wrote:



I know you are, silly habit really. I say it to everyone >.< And that's not a terrible idea. Sounds a little like Hulu (not exactly though, obviously) atm. They seem to be getting more and more anime which is great. If only CR could get rights to more shows. That's really the only hurdle, cause I know if they gave us more access (legal ones), a lot of people would take advantage of that format.

Oh ok :p You had me confused for a second. Yea hopefully anime gets out to the mainstream. Some people do not like mainstream things but anime deserves it. Deserves the money and the ability to be able to create more content. I hate seeing anime die before it is finished.
hpi
8125 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M / Arizona
Offline
Posted 8/20/13

furytime wrote:


ThePinkRanger wrote:


furytime wrote:

We need a pure anime channel on normal american cable services. (You know like the 1 - 80 or whatever you get)
Get an anime only channel. That would really boost the popularity of anime in the US.


Amen sista. Toonami can only promote anime so much, considering it's on at such a late time, it doesn't reach as many people as an all anime channel obviously could. I remember as a kid in middle school and even in high school I'd sneak Toonami cause it was always on so damn late. I sound old. Oh well. And a long time ago, I remember an actual anime channel through Comcast but it failed to take off since it was a channel you had to pay extra for like HBO and what not I loved it though. It didn't always have the best anime on it, but it was still pretty damn cool.


Haha Amen Brother you mean. I am a guy :p

And yes I wish there was an anime only channel. My guess is companies don't believe there is money to be made so it hasn't been yet.

I think they should start off with an internet site that works like a Tv channel. Has the commercials and everything. Literally just a TV channel on a website. Plays different anime shows and it would most likely catch on when people hear about it. It would catch on imo. I remember before Toonami was on Adult Swim again there was a site the streamed old Toonami. It was pretty cool.


I know I've heard of some anime streaming service that is basically what you described, I think its called neon alley or something like that.
3489 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Dreamscape
Offline
Posted 8/21/13
I used to watch, beyblade, digimon medabots and all that stuff as a kid without realizing what anime actually was. Then one night I stayed up way late and caught an episode of trigun on toonami. That episode stuck in my mind and I'm pretty sure is what made me the anime person I am today.
21360 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/21/13
Reboot! the one and only. Stay Frosty!
21360 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/21/13
Started watching anime before I new it was anime and before Toonami. But I remember Toonami coming in like a wave. Being hooked on Tom as much as the anime. Couldn't wait to see he's newest promos, the suit/ship/crew changes, words of wisdom, the feature about something taking over the ship. They were my pusher and I was the addict. Toonami didn't just show anime, it hooked you on the thrill of watching it every day.

My true gateways were Speed Racer, Voltron, and Robotech. Somewhere in the between Speed and Robotech came Heavy Metal which had nothing to do with anime but everything to do with an adult themed animated show. I was too young to watch it but daddy had HBO, it was on late at night, and no one stopped me. :-) After that came Sailor Moon, DBZ, Reboot!, Hellsing, Outlaw Star, Mirage of Blaze, Cowboy Bebop, Vash the Stamped, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, and I was mainlining everything anime I could get my hands on regardless of the channel or outlet. Good, bad, I didn't care. Just needed my fix man!
3072 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 8/21/13

crazysouthsider wrote:


DetectiveAlex wrote:

Toonami will have zero impact. Everyone who likes anime enough to actually seek it out has migrated to the internet to watch.



For a lot of people Toonami is what got them into anime. It had a huge impact in the popularity of anime in the late 90s and early 2000s. It is possible that if Toonami didn't happen; anime in this country would be different then it is now. It still is probably one of the major sources of making new fans of anime.


That was then, but I'm talking about now. The people who watch anime exclusively on Toonami don't really enjoy it enough to go out and watch it on another source. I don't have any statistics to back up this claim, so take it with a grain of salt. I'd be willing to bet that the only people watching Toonami right now are people who already follow anime on the internet. Toonami isn't attracted new fans, but it's acting as another source for people who already like it.
3502 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Des moines IA
Offline
Posted 8/21/13

DetectiveAlex wrote:


crazysouthsider wrote:


DetectiveAlex wrote:

Toonami will have zero impact. Everyone who likes anime enough to actually seek it out has migrated to the internet to watch.



For a lot of people Toonami is what got them into anime. It had a huge impact in the popularity of anime in the late 90s and early 2000s. It is possible that if Toonami didn't happen; anime in this country would be different then it is now. It still is probably one of the major sources of making new fans of anime.


That was then, but I'm talking about now. The people who watch anime exclusively on Toonami don't really enjoy it enough to go out and watch it on another source. I don't have any statistics to back up this claim, so take it with a grain of salt. I'd be willing to bet that the only people watching Toonami right now are people who already follow anime on the internet. Toonami isn't attracted new fans, but it's acting as another source for people who already like it.


I know people that are getting into anime just now after watching Toonami, so I would say it still brings in new fans. Also this is about Toonami impacted through out the time when it stated in the late 90s. It had a huge impacted in the popularity of Anime in North America when it first started. Me and a lot of other people wouldn't be on here today with out.
15136 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M
Offline
Posted 8/21/13
Talking to people who watch Toonami is horrible when they only mention those shows that have aired on it in any discussion regarding anime.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.