I'm not surprised AS let it go. Reign might be the LEAST liked anime to have ever appeared on AS.Originally Posted by livingfruitvirus
Yeah, its definitely gone. There was actually a thread on the ASMB two months back that was trying to get Reign back on the air (the first of its kind that I ever saw), but SwimTorrent said that the rights ran out.
Which means I'd bet that Lupin, Case Closed and Blue Gender will also eventually fall out of licence. WHR and Wolf's Rain might hang on because of Bandai's content deal for the on-demand, but I'm skeptical of even that. We'll see soon enough I suppose. FLCL, however, will probably be held on to I bet.
So that leaves AS with...
Kikaider (soon to be gone I'm sure)
Blue Gender (ditto)
Trigun (got renewed I guess)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Witch Hunter Robin
The Big O
Lupin the 3rd (should be gone soon)
Mystery Aquisition #1
Mystery Aquisition #2
Add that to the comedy shows (not nearly as many but they rerurns seems to always do well) and I'd say were getting close or at the point when AS has enough content to have it's own channel (though a hyrbrid with Toonami would be more to my liking). Just thought I'd throw that out there.
I'd assume Lupin the 3rd has been renewed, since they apparently still have the license and its been over two years and they haven't thrown out the possibility of acquiring more episodes.. and they still seem content to have Blue Gender, though they said they "still" have the license, not that they'd renew it.. I'm sure it'll be gone by August. Case Closed is brand new so I assume that wouldn't be going anywhere until at least May 2006. None of these shows did Reign: The Conqueror bad.. wasn't Reign one of their worst performing shows/animes ever?Originally Posted by Karl Olson
Hmm.. if Lupin the 3rd is infact renewed, then I imagine pretty much every show that pulled in Case Closed-type ratings and higher could have a shot at staying.
What about Mission Hill and the Oblongs, they've had the rights to air those for a while. I assume WB still owns them?
Well since Oblongs belongs to WB and Mission Hill belongs to Castle Rock Entertainment, yes.Originally Posted by Master Moron
bye bye Reign! this fangirl wanted to see it one last time but its to late now
I think Pilot Candidate isn't gonna lose that title away for a while.Originally Posted by ShadowS
Considering it started around the same time, the upcoming run of Trigun, will probably be its last.
As for holding on to shows vs. letting them go. The rights are allowed to expire for virtually all shows. In most cases there is a better return on the money in picking up something new that something that has been airing off an on for a couple year already.
I never was a fan of Reign, so it's no big deal to me. Although I didn't realize AS still had it. It'll be interesting to see what other ones drop, I'd hope they'd keep Trigun and Lupin around, I still like watching those reruns. It'd be hilarious if they ever let go of Bebop.
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the license expired? Good... Now if they can somehow use advanced technology to remove the memories of ever watching episodes of that from my brain I'd appreciate it...Thanks.
Cowboy Bebop would be one of the few exceptions, others probably being Inu Yasha and looking at Toonami, Dragonball Z. To stick around for renewal I think a show has to do a lot more than just not be a bad performer. For instance, Lupin probably ran almost as much as Trigun. The ratings justified the reruns, but they weren't good enough to justify new episodes (and thus not good enough to justify renewal). It is a lot easier to justify continuously running episodes you already have than to justify repaying to continue running episodes you already have.Originally Posted by Karl Olson
I thought it decent. Kinda sad to see it go.
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I know Cowboy Bebop is a favorite, but would they really shell out the cash to keep airing it at 1:30 Sat. and the occasional weekday strip? I just can't see it.
Hell, its not like they haven't seen it a million times either, and they probably have the boxsets as well.
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