A revered testosterone enhancement pack to Cartoon Network. The block spanned for 11 years, with little signs of trouble in the early days. It was heaven to anyone who wanted daily doses of anime, especially Dragonball Z. As Cartoon Network changes, snobby imbeciles called producers got too concerned with image and money. The more creative minds that came about of the early '90s kept enough pull to continue the block. But... Cartoon Network decided to push Toonami to Saturday only, late in the evening when most kids are conking out, and thus damaged the ratings. Miguzi only made it worse.
After Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Boston bomb scare, Jim Samples left his job as president, and in comes Stuart Snyder. Toonami had just hit a 10th anniversary change that disrupted the look and feel of the original. Worse, Kishimoto's beloved ninja was stuck in 80+ chapters of pure filler. With this, Toonami was sadistically taken off the air in a way that would make all Cowboy Bebop fans swig a beer. Stuart Snyder replaced it with live-action tv, then further degraded the network with Canadian bull, all animated by Flash and too cliched for words. "CN" now runs Mohave-dry Canadian TV, live action ripping off Discovery Channel, and MAD, which seems bent on Justin Bieber's freakin' hairdo, Lada Gaga's soda can look, and just about any other thing preppy Aeropostale-wearing, faux hawk-sporting mooks would watch with a cat named Mr. Floobenschlappen.
Most devoted fans of Toonami will try to pride themselves on the memories of the block. Some people have even taken it so far as to try and resurrect it. It's clear that within three solid years, CN underwent a mudslide in television program quality.
If you recognize Toonami, God Bless you.
Any riff-raff that dares to speak ill will of Toonami will be immediately ostracized for being so remarkably ignorant. If they dare say Flapjack or Chowder was awesome, chances are it's a bratty 10-yr old who loves Pixar's "Cars" too much and flips out if you diss Sonic the Hedgehog, EVER!
The economy can also be at fault for its rude cancellation, reducing the budget for CN. But that's a whole different story.
Things will be a million times worse if I said "Hey, do you like Gundam," and a CN viewer said, "OOH! Is that the next sequel to Total Drama Island?! Me likey Katie and Sadie! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
Cue brutal face kick.
What never should have gotten cancelled and what all of us fans miss so much.
We need to get this out.
It was the best part-time block on Cartoon Network back then.
Toonami was hosted by TOM and his crew. We got most of our anime this way.
Toonami showed awesome anime, old and new... like Yu Yu Hakusho, DragonBall, Sailor Moon, Hamtaro, Duel Masters, Bobobo, Pokemon Chronicles, Zatch Bell, Tenchi, Ruronui Kenshin, One Piece and of course, Naruto. There were even some anime movies.
Back in 2008, TOM, Sara and the others were forced to leave us. There was no warning, either.
Without Toonami, Cartoon Network sucks a lot. There's nothing to spark up Saturday nights.
And it's all of those snobby new rulers of Cartoon Network.
They took off Toonami just for the heck of it.
That's why we need Toonami back.
Rate this up if you want Toonami back.
Toonami should have stayed on Cartoon Network. A whole year of no Toonami is wrong.
Cartoon Network's block of action shows, usually anime
An undescribable, borderline religious, televised phenomenon brought forth by Cartoon Network in the Late-1990s to 2008 consisting of a compilation of animations from Action, Drama, Science Fiction, etc. for a set amount of time during the day and again after midnight. Several of these shows forcing young, impressionable viewers to question their own existence in the universe, the flaws of structured government and organised religion, and to follow their dreams against all odds.
"A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose. The boy doesn't always now. At some point, the boy then becomes an adult and learns what he was able to become. Joy and Sadness forever will accompany this. He is confronted with a choice. When this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy. The boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream, for those endless possbilities are stretched out before him". We must remember... all men were once boys" -Outlaw Star
, Episode 2 Prolouge. And Toonami
, Broken Promise. Dreams.
A block of average American action cartoons and butchered anime on cartoon Network. Hosted by a robot named Tom
who thinks he is really cool.
Toonami is dead.
What made me stop watching Cartoon Network. Mainly consists of Dragon Ball,
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and lots and lots of Gundam. Oh, and sometimes other stupid anime cartoons make random appearences. Lots of little kids watch this piece of crap.
Kid 1: Wow! DBZ is awsome!
Kid 2: Hey! Giant robots!
(kid 1 & 2 begin to drool)
n. a shitty block of shows on cartoon network... includes Naruto: the most overrated piece of shit in history. It once was entertaining, but it started to suck when they only played episodes of dragon ball z from 7 years ago and other crappy anime.
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