Toonami Otaku are still among us. You can't get rid of such passionate viewers that easily.
Is it just me or is the term "Toonami Faithful" completely dated and obsolete at this point in time? For whatever reason it doesn't seem "Toonami fans" are too optimistic about the direction the block is going in. Its kind of funny to see people ramble on about Toonami, I have a few friends who do it, its so silly :anime:
Last edited by Creme; 12-30-2007 at 09:26 PM.
Yeah...I like how we get at least two of these threads every week. It's the CN Forum situation all over again.
"If some have learned something that is fine. If others have learned nothing that is fine as well, more importantly...it was fun, right?"
- Master Norb
Well, there's no doubt that CN has planned the Toonami Faithful Massacre and put it into action in 2004...... But, it's still on, and people are still here, so The Toonami Faithful live on! If anything, CN faithful is non-exsistent...
Toonami faithful but I'll never be an Otaku anything so please don't count me in that category, thank you very much.
To be on topic to a sense...
If memory serves me, the last time TOM has used the the "Toonami Faithful" phrase was last used for the original Jetstream promo.
TOM might've used it during one of the 10th Anniversary Montages.
Well I just don't feel comfortable being called that, ok? I prefer Toonami faithful, it has a lot of meaning to me, in which that other word has none.
I didn't get snippy, I simply explained my case and that's it.
Nah... not worth it.
Anyway, if someone were to say they can't support Toonami anymore I wouldn't blame them. There's not much worth defending at this point. I'd have to imagine the "faithful" are much fewer in numbers these days and about half of them or more are just nostalgics that believe Toonami will only be good again if they some how managed to rerun all those shows from the "golden age" or "silver age" or even "platinum age". We've all been there at some point I guess but at least there are some faithful who don't feel the neccessity to live in the past.
Toonami ALWAYS has potential. Things can turn around at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately CN never allows it to reach that potential and it seems like they're finally completely stopped caring. Which doesn't bode well for Toonami's future but the block didn't last over 10 years for nothing. So I still believe it can make a come back. All it takes is a few good decisions on the part of the management. And really that isn't too hard to come by.
But what really urks the Toonami Otaku is the fact that we are indeed "powerless in the face of death" in this case. We can only watch as things happen and try to enjoy what we can before the inevitable happens.
I'm not rearly as optomisitc as say... Kuwaba-kun. But I still have some hope and I'll still churn out those fantasy schedules if for no other reason than to remind those who have given up what might be possible.
I guess the saying that "Things Change" comes to fruition here. I really hate what Toonami has become, and I'm beginning to loose faith in it. It's lost shows that made it memorable, it's lost it's creativity (Does anyone remember the Midnight Run? Before Adult Swim, it was the coolest thing ever, since it aired un-cut episodes and such.), It's lost the Tom that I grew up with, and it's even been pushed back to only a few hours....
What exactly do we have to be faithful of?
I grew up with Toonami, and I imagined that around this time, we'd have even more awesome shows, special events, interactivity, and all the other great stuff Toonami has given us over the several years it's been on. Now I've got nothing but good memories.
I'm staying with Toonami as long as I can, but it's getting to the point where I believe Toonami won't last long come 2008. CN dosen't seem to interested with it, and it's mostly a shell of what it once was. It's just too obvious to ignore that it simply isn't the same show I grew up with.
I agree with you Sketch. There is little we can do, or say to correct what's happened, but it never hurts to be optomistic. For all we know, the block could do a 360 and return to it's former glory...it may be nothing more than a miracle, but you never know...
Oh. My bad.
I liked Moltar, I liked TOM1, I liked TOM2. And TOM3 was pretty awesome, even though I sort of got bored with him after a while, and ready for a change. It's just... TOM4 isn't even that good of a design. The old VA is there, yeah, but TOM4 himself is kind of... awkward. D and Flash do more work than TOM anyway. I don't particularly mind the absence of SARA, she hasn't been seen since Wulin Warriors or so, anyway, but it's the fact that TOM is a background character to some random unexplained droids on a random unexplained planet that bothers me. And the fact that they almost never make new bumpers for the block. CN just doesn't care. Those montages the first week were terrific, but that doesn't change the fact that we desperately need new bumpers. We get the same damn things every week. This isn't Adult Swim Action.
I mean, Toonami still airs decent shows, but it wasn't exclusively created to air whatever Shonen Jump shows are popular in Japan. Now, I don't believe that them airing a superhero show would make it very much better, and I do get tired of others asking for them, but in a month, when half the block is Naruto filler, and they're still running DBZ reruns... well, that's when we need the other two hours back for a bit more variety. It's always been sad when Toonami lost more and more airtime back in the day, but at least then, Toonami was on two hours a DAY at least. now it's two hours a WEEK and even Maune made a suggestion thread a while back. When Toonami lost half its time for a horrible 1990s live action show that should have left the block in October, that was just the last straw. It's just a matter of time until CN pulls the plug on Toonami, and changes one of the weekday Naruto slots (maybe Monday) into premiers, ditches One Piece (I'm sorry, One Piece fans, CN has been screwing with the show, and they never even advertise it, I'm not rooting for the show to disappear, I'm just afraid it would if Toonami did too. It'd probably go to the Friday junkyard if that were still around, but...) and DBZ (which has pretty much had the same treatment as OP, only worse, what with airing episodes twice and all.)
In conclusion, Toonami's pretty much dead, and unless CN realizes their precious Goosebumps won't last forever, don't expect it coming back any time soon.
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