What would you say to Crystal or classic series on Toonami?

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#1
Not really sure myself how it'd work out: either their audience would leave Crystal because of its pacing and problems, or leave the classic series since it isn't the one they grew up with or there's too much filler for them.

What would you think: would SM back on the Toonami lineup by Viz be a hypothetically good, bad, or indifferent decision?
 
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LifeGaveMeLemons said:
They're more likely to do Crystal than the old anime.


Also it seems Toonami is much more bias toward shows appealing to the male 13-18 demo than before.
Yeah seems like Toonami is geared towards older teen boys/young men.
 

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NJ_ said:
Neither are happening because Hulu has the rights. As confirmed back in June, Toonami tried to get the Crystal dub but were outbid by Hulu.
I think that's for the best. Cartoon Network didn't exactly treat Sailor Moon well after the 17 Lost Episodes.
 
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Umino said:
NJ_ said:
Neither are happening because Hulu has the rights. As confirmed back in June, Toonami tried to get the Crystal dub but were outbid by Hulu.
I think that's for the best. Cartoon Network didn't exactly treat Sailor Moon well after the 17 Lost Episodes.
Yeah and Hulu gives the show a wider audience anyway.
 

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I would rather they air the 90s anime then Crystal but it would be nice for either to air. Maybe they could do the 90s and then Crystal.
 

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it would be nice to see anything sm on tv period again let alone modern toonami however it's highly unlikely since SM isn't a shounen type and that's what they prefer to air these days

heck I consider it a miracle that toonami came back at all and that anime in and of itself is still on American tv these days
 

Sabrblade

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LifeGaveMeLemons said:
Prince Rose said:
i and that anime in and of itself is still on American tv these days

How is that a miracle or in anyway unexpected?
It's not really big anymore amongst kids these days, and nearly all the venues that used to show anime on TV back in the day either no longer exist or don't have much of an interest in anime anymore. Even Pokemon, arguably the longest-running anime ever shown on American TV, has recently moved from from the widely-accessible Cartoon Network (who had been its home from 2006-2016) to the less-accessible Disney X D. Most places that show anime nowadays tend to be online streaming sources like Netflix or Crunchyroll, and tend to be geared more specifically towards the niche of anime fans rather than the general children audiences that the aforementioned venues of the past used to target.
 

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BRING IT ON!! :usagi: :setsuna: :rei: :mihiru: :minako: :mako: :hotaru: :haruka: :chibiusa: :chibichibi: :ami:

:luna: :diana: :artemis:

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Sabrblade said:
Even Pokemon, arguably the longest-running anime ever shown on American TV, has recently moved from from the widely-accessible Cartoon Network (who had been its home from 2006-2016) to the less-accessible Disney X D.
In this particular case, CN had it coming because they had Pokemon airing at 6 AM which was pretty bad.
 
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NJ_ said:
Sabrblade said:
Even Pokemon, arguably the longest-running anime ever shown on American TV, has recently moved from from the widely-accessible Cartoon Network (who had been its home from 2006-2016) to the less-accessible Disney X D.
In this particular case, CN had it coming because they had Pokemon airing at 6 AM which was pretty bad.
When did they air it at 6am?? Last time I watched it a few years ago was Saturday's at like noon. It would be great if they aired Sailor Moon at that time or at least the movies.
 

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Sure it'd be nice to have it back on but is it really necessary? You can watch the entire show on Hulu for free even without an account and the DVDs are easily available at most Walmarts and Targets. Sailor Moon is as popular as it's ever going to get. Even if it came back on, everyone would just complain about how much they hate the Viz dub and not appreciate it just being back at all.
 
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Neon Genesis said:
Sure it'd be nice to have it back on but is it really necessary? You can watch the entire show on Hulu for free even without an account and the DVDs are easily available at most Walmarts and Targets. Sailor Moon is as popular as it's ever going to get. Even if it came back on, everyone would just complain about how much they hate the Viz dub and not appreciate it just being back at all.
I'd say it would be more for garnering a new audience.
 

Neon Genesis

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Maybe it could get a small boost of younger fans who didn't grow up with the show but I feel like most of the Toonami crowd either falls outside of Sailor Moon's demographic and is mostly into heavy action shows. Or if they did have an interest in it, they're probably already aware of it. I recall Viz saying before in ANNCast interviews that Sailor Moon was their highest selling anime.
 

Sabrblade

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Yeah, Toonami's pretty much the only place that shows the level of anime on TV that the uncut Sailor Moon redub and Crystal dub could air on unedited, as any other place would most likely have to censor both the redub or Crystal to an extent. After all, while both the redub and Crystal are considered kid shows, they are kid shows that were made without regards to American sensitivities and BSnP. Even Nicktoons (a channel that standard cable doesn't have, making it less accessible to more people) had DBZ Kai (a show that Toei themselves had already censored from the original DBZ version) censored to a degree, even if mildly. But as has been said, Toonami was only interested in Crystal, but lost to Hulu in getting it, and tends to prefer male-oriented shows over female ones.
 
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Sabrblade said:
It's not really big anymore amongst kids these days
A lot of high schoolers seem to be in anime.

If we're talking younger than Toonami's demo Yokai Watch seems to be doing well enough. Sonic X was pretty popular on Vortexx. And Dragon Ball Kai did well enough on Nicktoons

. Even Pokemon, arguably the longest-running anime ever shown on American TV, has recently moved from from the widely-accessible Cartoon Network (who had been its home from 2006-2016) to the less-accessible Disney X D.
Pokemon the tv series was well past its prime as far as pretty much everyone is concerned. The tv series is a zombie show like The Simpsons.





And Toonami (the current iteration) isn't even aimed at kids so how is this in any way relevant to what Rose said?