- Nov 2, 2013
It feels bad that we never get shows similar to Black Lagoon and Michiko & Hatchin on Toonami often nowadays... Seems like they want to choose shows with little to no censoring and editing involved.
They want to pick the most mainstream shows they can acquire it's less to do with not wanting to censor and edit anythingIt feels bad that we never get shows similar to Black Lagoon and Michiko & Hatchin on Toonami often nowadays... Seems like they want to choose shows with little to no censoring and editing involved.
Considering that I really hated Black Lagoon, I'm not exactly heartbroken over the notion of Toonami not picking another show like that one again. Michiko and Hatchin was better and definitely had some good moments too, but I don't think it was particularly memorable among the shows Toonami has picked up either.It feels bad that we never get shows similar to Black Lagoon and Michiko & Hatchin on Toonami often nowadays... Seems like they want to choose shows with little to no censoring and editing involved.
does toonami need more shows that are just visual eye candy and have little to no story?
I figured that Dragonball Super, MHA, and Food Wars would appeal to those who like fight scenes and boobs, yet tune out the story. The reason anime is niche is because there's still the expectation of American mainstream animation that it be Family Guy-esque comedy. Comedy can be smart and have social commentary, like South Park, but the expected vulgar humor is still there. Bear in mind that Toonami's dedicated audience didn't respond to the plotless Pop Team Epic as well as the heavier material, so Toonami is probably different. It just won't ever be as popular as the Adult Swim comedy.
Speaking of stuff that isn't super deep, anyone remember the classic Toonami show BoBoBo-Bo BoBo-Bo? 00s nostalgia review Billiam does. It's surprising that surrealist humor in American cartoons is really successful, yet this series, was one of the few surrealist comedy anime to really break out into America. Does anyone even remember Cromartie High School on G4's Anime Unleased?
I heard my brother stopped watching My Hero Academia after season 2. I was able to keep watching the series until season 4 happened and the movie was around the corner. I wanted Season 5 to be to my expectations (12 episodes and/or a 100th episode special), but I have a feeling it won't be that way and I plan on dropping MHA except for the next movie.That really makes it sound like american audiences can't handle anything that isn't a wacky comedy and just see animation as something not to be taken seriously
that's just sad...
As For MHA that can work for the first two seasons then I'd see most people dropping it if they simply come for awesome fight scenes and a flimsy story you don't need to pay attention to
there are portions of time where there isn't a fight taking place and even when one is it's usually not gonna take multiple episodes to resolve like dragon ball
As someone who is caught up with the manga, I will say this about what season 5 is going to cover (spoilers for basic arc outlines):I wanted Season 5 to be to my expectations (12 episodes and/or a 100th episode special), but I have a feeling it won't be that way and I plan on dropping MHA except for the next movie.
That really makes it sound like american audiences can't handle anything that isn't a wacky comedy and just see animation as something not to be taken seriously
that's just sad...
I'm not sure if the lengths of Dr. Stone or The Promised Neverland's seasons are the result of COVID though. It's possible, but given that other series have had longer seasons recently, I don't think that is necessarily the case with those series. I definitely want the production team to stay safe too. I believe that animators can still work remotely, so hopefully they're doing that and following other safety measures to keep everyone working on the series safe.To answer your question, it's the COVID-19 times, and with such a strong pandemic happening, it would be less risky to make a shorter season. It was possible with Dr.Stone: Stone Wars and The Promised Neverland Season 2 (despite being one episode less than the previous); I just hope the animators and staff stay protected from the virus safely. I know MHA Season 5 will likely have 25 episodes, but this season is the time a 100th episode will be played, so why not make it something special? I wouldn't feel good if episode 100 is like any ordinary episode (however, if Season 5 were to be made as a 12-episode season, which I doubt, I could see #100 as a finale episode, which would be cool in a way).
Other upcoming series on Adult Swim include the Japanese anime style “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Fena: Pirate Princess,” which are co-productions between the network and Crunchyroll and will be apart of the Toonami lineup later this year.
My prediction: Fena arrives in July to replace Promised Neverland and runs until September, Uzumaki is shown over October, and then Blade Runner in November.
I'd be down to watch the former. Megalo Box was one of my last favorite Toonami shows of 2018 (before Toonami started to go on "auto pilot" mode the following year by picking mostly the wrong shows), so I am more than glad to watch Megalo Box: Nomad when the dub premieres.Still predicting Assassination Classroom or Megalobox Nomad as Promised Neverland's replacement, as there has been no news yet. I wonder if we'll have a Crunchyroll High Guardian Spice situation where a show is delayed by years (that show was supposed to come out 2019 and still isn't out yet).