Future Spotlight: Hero: 108
I have noticed over the years that a lot of people have grown fond of the animated programs that handle themselves more seriously than the average cartoon. Perhaps it’s because such is typically uncommon in western animation, but many people consider these animated programs to be the gold standard and wish that more cartoons made use of dramatic storytelling and had a higher sense of purpose to everything that goes on within it. However, I contend that silly shows deserve just as much respect as dramatic shows and I believe more people should be willing to give such shows a chance. There is one that I have been keeping my eye on as of late: Hero: 108.
It seems that a lot of people have high hopes for this series, as they are already working on various merchandise for it. As I’ve said before, I absolutely adore those turtle tanks and I wouldn’t mind owning a little toy of one, and if the series does well enough that might just be possible. They are also working on an MMORPG to go along with the series, which says a lot about how popular they believe this series will be.
It is currently scheduled to premiere on Cartoon Network this January, but that date could always change before then. You may want to keep an eye on the series’ blog, facebook page or twitter account, as they have been updating them rather steadily over the past few months. There is also a ton of information on the official website, including a shortened show bible and over seventy clips from the first few episodes. I have really enjoyed what I’ve seen so far, minus the fart joke in one clip, and I’m hoping that this series does very well when it airs.