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-12:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m time slot, so everyone is alseep
-no simcasting (all the shows have already aired a while back)
-Crunchyroll and funnimation have done to Toonami what mp3s did to CDs
-limited selection of shows to watch
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LadyPsychic wrote:

This is distressing. Especially since I'm currently watching Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig and that is one of the show that are being cut. Does any one know if there is any LEGAL site that has GitS 2nd Gig so I can finish watching that series?


Hulu has All The Ghost in the Shell Things ( http://www.hulu.com/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex ). I poked around the other day (it had been a couple of years) and was pleasantly surprised by the large amount of shows they have now

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ta11ey wrote:

The streaming excuse is not an excuse because they have the shows on their website. http://www.adultswim.com/videos/


Have you checked out the site? Just on it's own, there's only two episodes of Naruto Shippuden available to stream. Ghost in the Shell is missing about 4/5 of the episodes per season.



You've also got to sign in with your tv provider (if your tv is even supported) for some shows. Granted, people without a tv provider wouldn't be watching toonami anyway, but it's still a rather irritating step.
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>watching anime on tv

Most pleb thing anyone can do.
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Posted 1/29/15 , edited 1/29/15
Time slots and re runs of animes like Naruto, DBZ, Bleach and OP.
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because TV itself is dying..
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Voc666IV wrote:

-12:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m time slot, so everyone is alseep
-no simcasting (all the shows have already aired a while back)
-Crunchyroll and funnimation have done to Toonami what mp3s did to CDs
-limited selection of shows to watch


Space Dandy was simcasted.
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A lot of those shows that air can also be viewed on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and FUNimation. So why watch them late at night on TV?
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When Toonami was shut down back before 2010 (can't remember exact date) It basically forced all of the anime fans who watched it to either

A) Find something other than anime to watch.
B) Give up TV
C) Find other ways to watch anime through streaming on the Internet.

Likely a majority of anime fans including myself fall into C. Learning about streaming sites like Hulu and Crunchyroll gave a whole new undisputed diversity of anime to watch compared to what was aired on normal TV, and you can choose whenever you want to watch a series and not be tied down to a late night TV schedule.

With Hulu and Crunchyroll and other streaming sites, even when Toonami came back onto TV, the original people who watched it have already moved on to finding more variety of anime not needing Toonami as the shows that air on Toonami can easily be watched online. Losing its original audience is why Toonami is being killed.
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Aurora3500 wrote:

When Toonami was shut down back before 2010 (can't remember exact date) It basically forced all of the anime fans who watched it to either

A) Find something other than anime to watch.
B) Give up TV
C) Find other ways to watch anime through streaming on the Internet.

Likely a majority of anime fans including myself fall into C. Learning about streaming sites like Hulu and Crunchyroll gave a whole new undisputed diversity of anime to watch compared to what was aired on normal TV, and you can choose whenever you want to watch a series and not be tied down to a late night TV schedule.

With Hulu and Crunchyroll and other streaming sites, even when Toonami came back onto TV, the original people who watched it have already moved on to finding more variety of anime not needing Toonami as the shows that air on Toonami can easily be watched online. Losing its original audience is why Toonami is being killed.
this very much the truth.they did it to themselves when they screwed toonami the first time around

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I havn't had a T.V. for years back when I did I rmemeber them showing that terrible anime Paranoia Agentand some other anime with Giant Bugs I didn't like. Back then I remember them stating they were afraid to bring alot of certains animes due to censorship now it seems people who have never seen Blue Exorcist and AOT enjoy it. That's a issue though by the time Toonami brought them most of us had seen it. Getting a new show would help but by the time they dubbed it it wouldn't be new anymore.

I'm always awake at the time they start showing anime but even if I had a T.V. I don't think I would be watching due to other things I would be doing.
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Can't comment in regards to other people's reasons for not watching it, but for myself...

1. I've already watched everything they're airing*, either on Crunchyroll/Hulu/Netflix or on Adultswim/Toonami. I love Cowboy Bebop, but I've been watching it since around 2003-2004. I'll catch it if I'm up at the time, but I'm not staying up just to watch it even if it is one of my favorite shows.

2. It's on too late at night, I've reached the point where I don't like staying up until 5AM anymore. Granted, being an insomniac it tends to happen anyway and if I turn the TV on it's usually going to be Adult Swim, but I'd much rather be asleep.

3. I prefer subtitles to English dubs 90% of the time, especially if I've already watched the subbed version. If I've watched it subbed I can't get used to the English version, whereas I for some reason, can adapt from the English to Japanese versions easier. I do prefer some shows in English, usually if I've been watching them that way for years (DBZ, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, FMA, FLCL, etc.). Even so, with the exception of FLCL, I can enjoy the subbed versions as well. Sadly, I doubt they'll ever air the subbed versions of the shows which lessens my interest, especially in the more recent series.

4. It's extremely rare I watch anything on broadcast TV anymore unless I just need something extra going on in the background. If I actually want to watch something I'll either stream it or record it for later so I can relax, watch it when I want and not have to worry about missing something if my family interrupts me.

5. Did I mention I've already watched everything? The last thing I saw first on Adultswim/Toonami was Space Dandy and that's only because they somehow managed to get a simulcast of it. Before that would have to be... anything that aired around 2008-2010 and earlier? I forgot when I first started using Hulu... but after I did my interest in Adultswim's anime block dropped with the exception of watching reruns of the shows that were only (legally) available on it, not including DVDs anyway (primarily Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, and FLCL). Granted, GitS and FLCL have been available on Hulu and Netflix at times, but I usually somehow forget about them in favor of other things and Cowboy Bebop is finally available on Hulu, but only with subs and as stated earlier is one of those rare shows I'd rather watch dubbed.

I realize it's hypocritical to both complain they don't have any shows that are new enough and continue to watch nothing but their oldest shows, but what can I say? I like what I like. It's a strange and difficult equilibrium for them to attempt to achieve, but it's what they would have to do to regain my interest.

*Now that I think about it I haven't watched the final season of Inuyasha, but that's because I lost interest in the series around 2006 or so. I'm glad they picked it up so that fans of the original series that somehow haven't already watched the final chapter can get some closure, but it's too late for me to care. I realize this isn't (entirely) Toonami's fault since the show didn't air until a couple of years ago and I'd already gotten tired of it by then.
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