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Does Toonami irritate you?
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Posted 5/26/14
Toonami's cool. Got me into anime when I was a kid. One of the only channel that aired anime in the U.S., along with adult swim.
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Posted 5/26/14
they're not crunchyroll or funimation (even though most of the shows are from funimation) and besides they got attack on titan and simulcast space dandy!
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Toonami is a sorta "gateway drug" for new and aspiring anime fans. It encourages them to explore the medium and was the starting point of many anime fans today. It got me into awesome shit like FLCL and Gundam. As for its impact on anime as a whole, it's basically the only source for anime on the (aged) medium that is television in the US. Using the Rebuild of Eva movies as proof, the block can pull ridiculous numbers and simultaneously introduce people to a legendary series. The Sub/Dub preference is ultimately up to the viewer, and even then Funi and Crunchy are still there at the end of the day.
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It doesn't irritate me. I don't personally watch it because I get my anime online, but I can see how it would be good for introducing new people to anime, or even just to watch occasionally when things air. And technically speaking, years ago it helped foster my own anime viewing through shows like Bebop and DBZ. It's doesn't irritate me, though. Why should it? In fact, I'm glad it exists and promotes anime. Whether or not I watch Toonami is up to me, and it's existence does not harm me in any way, so I feel like it'd be foolish to be irritated by it.
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Posted 5/26/14
Nope. I'm cool with Toonami. Just mentioning it fills me with nostalgia. What does irritate me is that I don't have the channel.
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I actually wasn't an anime fan until last year, only having watched Pokémon on CN and Dragon Ball Z on PIX11 (WB back then) as a kid. For the last 2 years I have been pretty much creating my own TV schedule using Netflix, Hulu, etc.

In my free time, I'm usually either at my desk gaming or watching something on my Apple TV. When Crunchyroll got put on my Apple TV, I gave it a try and got instantly hooked on Attack on Titan. Now I've been watching 10 or so new anime a season and have caught up to HxH and Naruto.

I think I was made to be an anime fan, being a fan of American fantasy shows and animated comedies, plus my interest in other cultures, but until I discovered Crunchyroll, I had no idea. I doubt many people would get into anime for the same reason I did, I'm probably a unique case. Toonami could be the start of a lot of people's anime fandom. Hopefully after watching a block some people think "I wonder if I can get more of this online" and discover Crunchyroll.

As for dubs, I personally think it ruins the show. Though I am fine if it is being used for shows aimed at kids who can't read fast enough. I have a bunch of Naruto movies in my Amazon Prime watchlist, and I am debating whether or not I want to hear Naruto's voice ruined for me (despite only having heard it for the past 8 months).
Posted 5/26/14
It doesn't annoy me at all, I dont like everything they do but i still watch it for a few hours every saturday night.
Posted 5/26/14
I think we should rejoice in the fact that anime is broadcast in the us period.
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Posted 5/26/14 , edited 5/26/14
It's the only way for U.S fans to watch anime on American television. Yes, we have the FUNimation channel but only one or two providers have it. Toonami allows people to be introduced to anime if they are unfamiliar with it. Toonami exists for two reasons. To introduce new people to anime and to allow anime fans to watch an anime's dub without buying the DVDs or doing it illegally (there's FUNimation's website as well but you need premium).

It also allows people who already watch anime to see new ones they've planned to watch or even rewatch their favorites. If it wasn't around I'd have never watched Blue Exorcist, Soul Eater, FLCL, Black Lagoon, or a few other anime that were on there in the past 2 years.

And since when the hell does the age of an anime change anything? Can I not watch Sailor Moon because it's not from 2013? Can I not enjoy FMA because it was from 2009? That's some seriously flawed logic you have there... The same thing is for video games, can I not play on a Nintendo 64? Do I NEED to have a PS4 or Xbox One to play video games now? No people play and watch whenever they want. I'm sure most people around my age have never even seen the original Gundam anime and might not for another 10 years or so.

And sub elitist, I don't want to hear it.I ENJOY DUBS! DUBS ARE GOOD. THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT!!!!
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Posted 5/26/14
NOT AT ALL. If it wasn't for Toonami, I would have absolutely nothing to do on Saturday Nights. I'm quite happy with Toonami. The only thing I'd change, is getting rid of Samurai Jack and that Symbionic Titan...I wouldn't allow ANYTHING but Anime and awesome House and Techno tracks to be played during the Commercials.

Anyhow, Viva #Toonami !
Posted 5/26/14
Pretty sure people who are irritated by it expect too much from it.
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Posted 5/26/14

deliciousmeatsandwich wrote:
Pretty sure people who are irritated by it expect too much from it.

Like what?
Posted 5/26/14

bathroom64 wrote:


deliciousmeatsandwich wrote:
Pretty sure people who are irritated by it expect too much from it.

Like what?


Idk, it just feels like people expect them to be able to pick up every newer show they want and not air old stuff... when it seems they can really only air what's cheap.
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Posted 5/26/14 , edited 5/26/14
Toonami has always been awesome. It doesn't matter what is on it. The point is that anime is alive in America. That's how I look at it. As long as it's on TV, it's doing good, getting good ratings, that's all you can ask for.
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20 / M / Eng Land
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Posted 5/26/14
You should think yourself lucky to have the choice. Over here in England we don't even have Toonami.
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