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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    i liked Elfen Lied
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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis
    However, unlike Elfen Lied, the violence in DW is grittier. Later on in the series, there are some really gruesome scenes but not everything is shown in one of them I'm thinking of. A lot of it is left to the viewer's imagination and had me feeling a little unnerved. Elfen Lied on the other hand doesn't hold back and the violence is always ridiculously over-the-top and doesn't produce any emotional reaction. At least, it didn't for me. The character development in DW wasn't great by any means, but the lead protagonist reminded me of Shinji from Evangelion, and his reactions to the violence were interesting. But, that woman from Elfen Lied (it's been a while since I've seen it) just mercilessly kills everybody in the first episode. (Not really a spoiler. I can't remember much after that since it wasn't a particularly memorable anime.)
    Well, that's the problem with anime with only 12 or 13 episodes. Not a lot time for development and both left out other characters that were in the manga, but not in the anime. While the violence in DW has a cruel and overly sadistic undertone to it. While Lucy/Nyuu, Nana, Bando and Mariko acts of violence had some reasoning to it (granted very twisted reasoning).
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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    Ah, I see Majin came as the bearer of bad news. Looks like Mantis won't be getting the censored episodes of Outlaw Star after all. =(

    I'm very disappointed to see Bleach on there, but I guess it was too inevitable to have happen. I will never understand the appeal; it is DBZ with swords and full of gratuitous exploitation of filler episodes to keep it dragging on as long as possible for all the cash it can rake in.

    I have absolutely no qualms with Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell SAC/2nd Gig, and Full Metal Alchemist. But good god, they've been around forever by now, so people should at least be getting DVDs of these series. Cowboy Bebop especially.

    However, I am quite excited for Deadman Wonderland, like I anticipated months ago. Interesting that it's compared to Elfen Lied though, that makes it even more motivating to watch. O_O Not that I've seen a lot of Elfen Lied though, but enough to get the gist of it.

    Casshern Sins looks interesting too, they say it has a slow pace, but usually with cyberpunk themed-shows, I notice most of them love taking their time with it. Which I don't mind, I like basking myself into the atmosphere. Plus, it's animated by Studio Madhouse, which is a high-quality studio for banging out shows and movies like Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Trigun, Black Lagoon, Gunslinger Girl, everything Satoshi Kon, and Texhnolyze (Mantis, Serial Experiments Lain's character designer also worked on this).
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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    Hmm...so no Outlaw Star, huh...*sigh*. Still, at least three of the shows are ones I know I'll like. But it's a shame they're only using one of the things on my wishlist. And here I was going to say that despite all odds and the fact that it's of a genre that's not common to Toonami, if for whatever reason, they included Freakazoid in the lineup, I think my jaw would hit the floor and I'd be giggling like a toddler all evening.
    “So here’s the deal. Life doesn’t always wanna be your friend. Sometimes it’ll feel like life wants to hurt you. But you can’t just hide, ‘cause nobody likes a quitter. You’ve gotta take chances. They never said it was gonna be fun, or easy. Whether your totally ready, or when you least expect it, it doesn’t matter: life will punch you right in the face. And you can lie there for a second, cry a little if you need to, but get back on your feet, ‘cause it’s the gettin’ back up that counts. And that’s what shows that you’ve got heart, that’s what helps keep you going. Fall down seven times? Get up eight. And know, we’ll be right there with you.” - T.O.M. (Toonami)

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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    But I just realized a few things. This is only their starting lineup. If it's anything like the Toonami of the past, it'll change up a bit from time to time. So maybe we will get to see shows like Outlaw Star, Zoids, and Batman The Animated Series at some point. And when I thought about, something like Toonami could possibly be one of the best places to air Freakazoid. They've aired other superhero shows in the past, and since this geared towards the audience that grew up with Toonami, if the same audience were to see Freakazoid, not only would some recognize, but they'd be able to understand and appreciate the humor. As far as my knowledge of current television is concerned, which is almost next to zilch, airing it either there or on Boomerang would be the best choices for an attempt at a revival campaign.
    “So here’s the deal. Life doesn’t always wanna be your friend. Sometimes it’ll feel like life wants to hurt you. But you can’t just hide, ‘cause nobody likes a quitter. You’ve gotta take chances. They never said it was gonna be fun, or easy. Whether your totally ready, or when you least expect it, it doesn’t matter: life will punch you right in the face. And you can lie there for a second, cry a little if you need to, but get back on your feet, ‘cause it’s the gettin’ back up that counts. And that’s what shows that you’ve got heart, that’s what helps keep you going. Fall down seven times? Get up eight. And know, we’ll be right there with you.” - T.O.M. (Toonami)

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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    I'm not sure why they left CB and GITS on the schedule. durarara and kekkaishi would have been better, probably. my best guess is to why they were left on would have to be an attempt to appeal to the people who wanted some "classic" anime on there, like dbz or gundam wing.

    but i will definitely be watching saturday night. I spend 3 hours digging around in my closet for my vcr, and i bought videotapes from walmart. my biggest concern is how these new shows will fare. I checked user ratings on ANN, and they look ok for them. but then i go into their forums for the schedule announcement and every other post is a "DW and CS suck. CB and GITS have been on for too long" type of post.
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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by vegeta87952
    I'm not sure why they left CB and GITS on the schedule. durarara but then i go into their forums for the schedule announcement and every other post is a "DW and CS suck. CB and GITS have been on for too long" type of post.
    People are complaining about Cowboy Bebop being part of the line-up? That's a genuine surprise to me. Heck, I figured fans would go nuts about getting a double dose of Steven Blum, as both Tom and Spike. But as far as everyone complaining about the particular shows they picked, seriously people? Everyone's bound to find at least one show they're stoked about, and at least one they have no intention of checking out. I mean, I didn't watch every single show Toonami ever broadcast. I'm already going to be watching half of the shows they're broadcasting (Cowboy, Fullmetal, and Bleach), and I know people who like Deadman Wonderland and Ghost in the Shell, while I don't plan on watching either of them. But hey. Toonami is back, and it's airing three shows I like, one of which is a favorite of mine. Personally, I don't need any more reason than that.
    “So here’s the deal. Life doesn’t always wanna be your friend. Sometimes it’ll feel like life wants to hurt you. But you can’t just hide, ‘cause nobody likes a quitter. You’ve gotta take chances. They never said it was gonna be fun, or easy. Whether your totally ready, or when you least expect it, it doesn’t matter: life will punch you right in the face. And you can lie there for a second, cry a little if you need to, but get back on your feet, ‘cause it’s the gettin’ back up that counts. And that’s what shows that you’ve got heart, that’s what helps keep you going. Fall down seven times? Get up eight. And know, we’ll be right there with you.” - T.O.M. (Toonami)

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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    DW is not a bad anime, I was surprised that they are airing it because of the violence it has. I'm burnt out on Bleach at this point for being on too long and without ending. [AS] has a bad habit of rerunning shows to the ground to the point of hitting the molten core of the planet.
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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord-Idolo
    DW is not a bad anime, I was surprised that they are airing it because of the violence it has. I'm burnt out on Bleach at this point for being on too long and without ending. [AS] has a bad habit of rerunning shows to the ground to the point of hitting the molten core of the planet.
    Actually, the manga of Bleach is in its final arc, and the anime appears to have ended rather than do another filler arc. Either that, or they're waiting for the manga to finish before animating the final arc as well. It's probably the former, but personally, I'm really hoping it's the latter.
    “So here’s the deal. Life doesn’t always wanna be your friend. Sometimes it’ll feel like life wants to hurt you. But you can’t just hide, ‘cause nobody likes a quitter. You’ve gotta take chances. They never said it was gonna be fun, or easy. Whether your totally ready, or when you least expect it, it doesn’t matter: life will punch you right in the face. And you can lie there for a second, cry a little if you need to, but get back on your feet, ‘cause it’s the gettin’ back up that counts. And that’s what shows that you’ve got heart, that’s what helps keep you going. Fall down seven times? Get up eight. And know, we’ll be right there with you.” - T.O.M. (Toonami)

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    RE: Toonami Officially Returns May 26th

    forgot to post this before:

    i do find irony in this whole situation. Immediately after the final toonami broadcast, people went online in droves, requesting, practically begging cn to bring it back. now, it is coming back, and i see people saying they won't even be watching any of it? the quote "beggers can't be choosers" can be used in a quite literal sense here. We BEGGED for toonami to come back, and now everyone is nitpicking the schedule. quite the fans of toonami, huh?
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