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Discussion in 'The Adult Swim/Toonami Forum' started by bklien, Aug 25, 2013.
when the other shows are replaced after they finish.
Because they still have a contract to play it while the newer shows so far have been deals where they can only play once. That, and apparently they like it. This might be the last run but we'll see.
It might be easier to keep Brotherhood on the lineup if it isn't as expensive as some of the other shows they've aired. It's also possible that they wanted to give the series a complete run on Toonami since I think Brotherhood had already started its second run by the time the block started up again. I could see it leaving the lineup after it finishes up, but it depends on what they have planned and if they really want to keep Brotherhood on the lineup.
Brotherhood hasn't had a complete run on Toonami yet unlike what Bebop had many of, so they probably want to give it that. They also have only a small amount of stuff they can rerun and Brotherhood has done pretty good, so it makes sense to keep it now, since I don't think they'll have it forever like they're trying to have with Bebop and FLCL, though they'll probably renewed it once at some point.
For the sake of costs, I don't think they'll renew Brotherhood indefinitely, whenever the current contract expires. However, I do think that they should think about getting a new staple or two for the current 3am-6am rerun half of the block. I would rather not have Bebop, GITS, Big O, Inuyasha, FLCL and Sym-Bionic Titan remain the only repeats they can rotate with in those hours. :They sorta already have at least two in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and IGPX. However, who knows if CN/AS' rights to Clone Wars will expire like with Thundercats. As for IGPX, while it will certainly get at least a 2nd run, I'm not sure if it would do well enough as a rerun staple.
Personally, I think Soul Eater would make a wise choice as a new rerun staple in those hours. It's doing really well in its premiere run, and it has a nice amount of episodes to go through. As much as I don't want them to, I can also realistically see them rerunning Bleach in those hours after it finishes, as they have done with another long running AS/VIZ veteran, Inuyasha.
I like the idea of getting a new rerun staple for the later hours. I could easily see them using Bleach for that position instead because of the large fanbase it has and that it still tends to get the highest ratings out of the whole block. I'd prefer for them to get something else instead or just keep Brotherhood, but Bleach probably has the best chance to become a rerun staple once it finishes up. Although, that's assuming that there wouldn't be a new series to cover the rest of the series like Final Act by that point, but I don't know what the chances of that happening when I'm not sure if Bleach's manga is actually close to the end of its final arc.
Why do they keep repeating Inuyasha, the early morning shows, they just keep running them.
A FUNi rerun replacing a FUNi rerun makes sense, so I could easily see Soul Eater replacing Brotherhood once both their current runs are done.
Soul Eater is arguably the first FUNimation pick-up for Toonami that's worth keeping for more than 1 run. Though it be interesting to see how Deadman could do on Toonami now, it'd mostly be a painful reminder the show is incomplete and only fill the slot for 12 weeks while Soul Eater fills it for a year.
They probably wont play Bleach reruns late in the block until the series ends in Fall of 2014 baring pre-emptions. By then they could give 5AM to Bleach and hopefully air InuYasha: The Final Act and either cycle through multiple Viz shows or get another long term staple from Viz. We know they want Shippuden but Disney could keep it locked up even after the projected date the rights are supposed to expire this Fall.
Though to be honest if it was just as cheap or cheaper to do so, I'd rather they get Yu Yu Hakusho to replace FMAB than run Soul Eater again. Mind you I'm not suggesting only airing YYH at 4AM, it could air slightly earlier at first but probably always after 3AM. And on the other hand they could possibly rotate through other ASA/Toonami favorites FUNimation has on tap such as Outlaw Star, Trigun and Samurai Champloo or get another older FUNimation show which has never aired on ASA/Toonami.
So while I'd be fine with another run of Soul Eater and I think it would hold up well on a second airing, unless keeping it on is cheaper than getting another show, then I'd rather they cycle in something else or even the longer running ASA/Toonami favorite: Yu Yu Hakusho.
I figure Shippuden only comes when they're done airing regular Naruto.
Bleach's replacement could be anything else from Viz. Final Act, Tiger and Bunny, maybe Viz'll have the new Hunter x Hunter by then if they want to fill the loooong series niche?
I think Bleach's replacement is going to be Fairy Tail.
Not a chance. The last Q&A basically stated that they keep show distributor quotas. So a Viz show can replace a Viz show, but it wouldn't be replaced by a Funimation show. If Fairy Tail ended up on TV it'd replace Soul Eater.
I've only seen the first couple episodes, but I really don't get why everyone's so in love with Fairy Tail. It's thoroughly mediocre, same sort of mediocre as Rave Master, which I don't remember anyone loving.
When Soul Eater ends, I'm guessing/hoping they'll get this year's most requested show, Attack on Titan. Either that or hoping someone plays ball with them to make Space Dandy a simulcast.
The question is, will FUNi be able to dub Attack on Titan in time for February? Due to reverse import fears, FUNi likely won't get the Blu-Ray masters for quite some time, with a home video release likely for next Summer or Fall.
I'd hope they can move faster with it once the season ends. I'd love if Titan made it onto Toonami for a late winter or spring airing. Considering it's the only good action anime out of Japan this past year, it's all the more reason it has earned a slot (I loved Gargantia, but I I'm not really sure it'd meet Toonami's action demands, but if Viz wants to offer it, please accept it!).
For me, the show picked up a bit more once it entered its second arc. The early episodes were okay, but kind of typical with its setup. It's nothing ground breaking, but it has fun characters, decent action and some good emotional moments in some of the arcs I've seen. It would be kind of cool to see it on Toonami, but they also have too many long-running series on their lineup, so I'd prefer it if they wanted for an expansion or something like that before putting it on the lineup.
I could see them getting Attack on Titan, depending on how far along the dub is for that series. I think that they would love to make Space Dandy a simulcast, although that would probably be too difficult to really pull off.
It could be another Deadman, where the dub's ready early but they can't sell the discs until later. Which would be great for Toonami.
Hopefully. After all, ASA was able to premiere Brotherhood in February 2010, when it had premiered in Japan in April 2009. Considering Attack on Titan also debuted in April this year, a February 2014 premiere date isn't farfetched.
While people are right about reverse importation keeping the show from coming to DVD/BD here until later in 2014, I'm pretty sure they could have it ready for TV by February if they wanted to. As HG put it, a Deadman situation.
I could see them putting Attack on Titan on the block around February too. Not only because of how highly requested it is, but it would be a good way to get more people aware of the series so that it could potentially boost the sales of the DVDs when they're eventually released. I imagine that the crew would really like to get another series that hasn't been on DVD yet for the potential ratings they could get as well.