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Crunchyroll vs Toonami
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Loaded question I know. So many things to take into consideration. But let me frame the question like this... Which setup is better for anime in America? Which contributes more to the growth of anime?
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Toonami now or Toonami back like 10 years ago?
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Well, my friends that like some anime, but don't really watch it regularly, don't know Crunchyroll exist or existed, until I told them about it. Even the ones that know, they only watch the series/movies that play in Toonami. So yea...
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Toonami now or Toonami back like 10 years ago?


Toonami today.
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isn't toonami now becoming toonami 10/15 years ago? they are pretty much bringing back everything they've already shown.
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I'd say CR. if it were toonami back in it's glory days then It'd be different
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isn't toonami now becoming toonami 10/15 years ago? they are pretty much bringing back everything they've already shown.


You mean when they show anime at like... 1-5am in the morning?? Toonami is totally worthless these days afaik. Especially when based on its current schedule:

Toonami Schedule - Saturday Nights:
11:30p: Attack on Titan
12:00a: Dragon Ball Z Kai
12:30a: Naruto: Shippuden
1:00a: Inuyasha: The Final Act
1:30a: One Piece
2:00a: Gurren Lagann
2:30a: Deadman Wonderland
3:00a: Bleach
3:30a: Space Dandy
4:00a: Cowboy Bebop
4:30a: Ghost in the Shell
5:00a: IGPX
5:30a: Samurai Jack

I remember when you could watch it during daylight hours. Right now, Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, AND Crunchyroll all completely out do Toonami. Toonami was an experience, not just the shows they aired. If they do do the same stuff... then I don't really care as it airs so late I don't have time to watch it, I'm usually sleeping instead.
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Toonami both now and 10 years ago. Toonami is one of the main reason why anime is popular today, qnd honestly even though 4kids sucks, I would attribute them as the secondary reason. However when Toonami was gone Crunchyroll became a fantastic medium that has continued to make legal distribution seemingly easier. Although I can't say for sure it seems like Crunchyroll helps a lot on getting anime series licensed by other companies. So honestly I'll say both about even. Toonami generates interest and gives a preview and Crunchyroll expands on that preview I suppose.
Posted 1/3/15

Un_Chat_Noir wrote:


-mockingbird wrote:

isn't toonami now becoming toonami 10/15 years ago? they are pretty much bringing back everything they've already shown.


You mean when they show anime at like... 1-5am in the morning?? Toonami is totally worthless these days afaik. Especially when based on its current schedule:

Toonami Schedule - Saturday Nights:
11:30p: Attack on Titan
12:00a: Dragon Ball Z Kai
12:30a: Naruto: Shippuden
1:00a: Inuyasha: The Final Act
1:30a: One Piece
2:00a: Gurren Lagann
2:30a: Deadman Wonderland
3:00a: Bleach
3:30a: Space Dandy
4:00a: Cowboy Bebop
4:30a: Ghost in the Shell
5:00a: IGPX
5:30a: Samurai Jack

I remember when you could watch it during daylight hours. Right now, Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, AND Crunchyroll all completely out do Toonami. Toonami was an experience, not just the shows they aired. If they do do the same stuff... then I don't really care as it airs so late I don't have time to watch it, I'm usually sleeping instead.


i forget they had an earlier timeslot, but i see pretty much all the same shows that have been on there in the past, with a few newer exceptions...idk. toonami is a gate way and thats fine with me. if it catches peoples interest they will look for more.
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I think Toonami had a greater effect on the American audience in the past versus today, having a variety of newer shows showcased. Nowadays, it's rather limited, with Cowboy Bebop airing for the nth time. However, once in a while a nice gem falls into their lap (Attack on Titan, for example), creating new anime fans along the way and more merchandise too! AoT gear at Hot Topic, seriously awesome.

Crunchyroll, while available for many devices, is a subscription service, and I think that makes it harder to contribute to anime growth. Most fans are young and don't have jobs yet. Granted, there are shows available without needing the premium account. However, I think we all know better that anime fans want to watch new shows right away and not wait another week.
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I used to watch Toonami way back when, but then it sort of disappeared off UK screens, so I would say that CR is much better than Toonami.
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The only show I watch on Toonami these days is Space Dandy and occasionally Attack on Titan dub. That's it though but back in old days, the channel was like a paradise.
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Un_Chat_Noir wrote:

I remember when you could watch it during daylight hours. Right now, Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, AND Crunchyroll all completely out do Toonami. Toonami was an experience, not just the shows they aired. If they do do the same stuff... then I don't really care as it airs so late I don't have time to watch it, I'm usually sleeping instead.


Toonami had two different runs/scheduled time slots. The afternoon slot that you mentioned during the daylight hours which was the original slot, then the mid-night run. The programming during each was slightly different IIRC. I think the afternoon run had shows like Zoids and the midnight run had GiTS, Outlaw Star, and Trigun.


-mockingbird wrote:
i forget they had an earlier timeslot, but i see pretty much all the same shows that have been on there in the past, with a few newer exceptions...idk. toonami is a gate way and thats fine with me. if it catches peoples interest they will look for more.


Pretty much what happened to me. Got hooked and started looking for more shows. Ended up here at CR and have been watching shows on and off ever since. The thing about Toonami is that since they do dubs, it's a little easier to get into anime that way from an English speaker point of view. I think that when the mid-night run started, they had deliberately chosen what they wanted to show and knew that it would be well received. It also takes time to dub (or edit the content for TV) an anime, which is probably a large reason of why it takes so long for them to add something new to the lineup.

Personally, I haven't flipped over to Cartoon Network in YEARS. I get all the anime I want here at Cr.
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Posted 1/3/15

MysticGon wrote:

Loaded question I know. So many things to take into consideration. But let me frame the question like this... Which setup is better for anime in America? Which contributes more to the growth of anime?


Man, that's a tough question. Toonami has done alot over the years for American anime fans. I didn't know about Crunchy roll website until last month. I'll say the website contributes more to the growth of anime than Toonami
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