GITS SAC Motoko, on 29 May 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:
Lol I read that xD. SAC 2nd GIG is awesome and so is Bebop, but idk if this has been mentioned earlier I haven't read this this thread except for skimming some posts just now but I remember hearing from a friend that read to me Toonami aka adult swim doesn't have the money or funding currently to get new anime and they can't play some of the classics since they are owned and licensed by other companies now so they're filling up the other blocks with anime they've already been playing like Bebop and SAC. But classics aside they do need some new stuff. I think they should start doing more anime movies like they did in the past. I remember they played Metroplois and I think Black Jack too and that was awesome. And it gives them an excuse to play more Ghost in the Shell... They have more
Movies to choose from. :3
Yes it is true. Toonami doesn't have the budget because Adult Swim is too busy greenlighting twenty s***ty live action shows and can't afford to license new anime. In all fairness though as much as I and all of us here love anime, the truth is most anime shows aside from your DBZ's, Gundams, Cowboy Bebops, etc. don't get very good ratings. When Adult Swim moved to weeknights (Sunday-Thursday, IMO they're prime) they had a good mix of comedy and action shows, I loved it! But as soon as they put Aqua Teen Hunger Force reruns in place of one anime show, the ratings got much higher and then little by little they aired more of their comedy originals and doubling up on the Family Guy/American Dad/Futurama reruns (BTW, King of the Hill never got that great of ratings on Adult Swim, why give that two airings? Sorry I'm biased and hate that show.)
Before I go off topic, yes, movies would be welcomed. Maybe once a month, they have the first hour or hour and a half be a Toonami movie then the rest can be their current Toonami. If they're limited on getting new shows, maybe they could cycle out Bebop/Big O/GITS/FLCL/other licensed shows each week. Like I said, I love Bebop, but it's been on AS for 11 years now! LOL.
I still heavily encourage old CN action shows and some of the current ones adults would like (Symbiotic Titan is pretty bad arse from what I've seen)... XD
rondo, on 29 May 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:
I guess much of my disdain, as small as it may wind up being, is that there really isn't anything new to the whole block aside from the new licenses, which happens already, and the wrapper for the shows.
Showing classics, any one of them, outside of the regular rotation they have had for the past couple of years, would be something different, something a bit more refreshing, and strongly reinforces the nostalgic feel around Toonami. Sticking with the usual suspects GITS & CB, left me a bit disappointed. How about shutting down CB until around the time of the movie and then ramp it back up? Then again, contracts may force their hands in this..who knows. We know the license issue so I'll not repeat it again.
As for extending the block, honestly..I'd love it as is should expand the lineup possibilities greatly. However, ratings are king and unless an *action* show can pull those kinds of numbers, it isn't likely to change.
Maybe if [AS] didn't do so many of those short lived, craptacular, in-house shows they'd have money for licensing.
Yeah I figured extending the block is out of the question. Going a little off topic, I think Adult Swim going to 8 PM Central was a waste of an hour, they did it just to double up on King of the Hill and the other Fox shows? I honestly thought they either acquired The Simpsons or planning on premiering something big in prime time. Let CN have that hour back!
Anyway, back on topic. Yeah Adult Swim really should stop with a lot of those crappy in-house shows. I know some of them do better in ratings than anime, but apparently many of them don't do well enough to last a season. My suggestion: see how shows like Family Guy, THE BOONDOCKS
, etc. get great ratings. Maybe reduce the number of mediocre/unfunny live action and half-arsed animated shows and stick to a few shows with better budgets and get better ratings and eventually more money? Also, I'm still amazed that Adult Swim has been around for over 10 years now and besides Big O Season 2 (co-produced by Bandai and Cartoon Network Japan) they haven't made or picked up one original action series. I figured they would have tried it once. I guess Delocated and Eagleheart were more appealing...