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Seems like Toonami is back with all the classics we know and love. It's on Saturday nights and I'm not sure if it's always been there or not or if it's making its returning debut tonight, but whatever the case is, it's kind of refreshing, even if I've already seen all those shows.
Nostalgia is kind of overwhelming seeing DBZ, Tenchi Muyo (though I don't remember its story being so convoluted and wierd, lol), Outlaw Star, Big O, and Yu Yu Hakusho string one after another.
@Aeolus: That's amazing! Too bad I don't pay for cable. Thanks for the info, though!
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On April 1st, 2012, just past Toonami's 15th anniversary, Adult Swim replaced itself with the third version of Toonami, featuring Tom 3.0. The channel guide did not reflect the changes, as is typical of Adult Swim's April Fools' jokes. Several classic shows were aired from the original lineup, with a special focus on climactic episodes, season finales or final episodes. The shows, order aired, and episodes: Dragon Ball Z #191, Gundam Wing #10, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki #19, Outlaw Star #25, Big O #1, Yu Yu Hakusho #110, Blue Submarine #6 #1, Trigun #23, the original Astro Boy #1, and Gigantor #1. Tom also did a brand new bumper for the new episode of Bleach, plus a next episode preview. Some of the episodes shown were never broadcast on the original Toonami.
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So it was an April Fools joke?
If so, they got me, lol.
It was so awesome! And a total surprise! [adult swim] really got me, especially with first airing the beginning of "The Room" for a minute... I thought THAT was the joke! Then all of a sudden Tom 3.0! I made it to Yu Yu Hakusho, I really wanted to stay up for Trigun but I passed out... I was so GLUED to the middle commercial bump-in that would post the next two shows! Other than Trigun, I'm glad I didn't miss too much... I think Astroboy is stupid... and Gigantor.... meh... I can't believe they aired Episode 1 of The Big-O! So cool!
DBZ was great! I have never watched it entirely but have been watching DBZ-Kai on-and-off Saturday mornings on Toonzai (the CW.) So different! DBZ-Kai is so cleaned-up you loose the magical feel of DBZ.... The original is awesome (of course) but there is much to be said for the care and attention paid to the hand-drawn and hand-cell-shaded designs of '90s anime. DBZ should almost just be watched for the art, let alone the story.... I hate when they "clean up" old things.... It takes away my 90's nostalgia.... Anyway, April Fools' was an anime success!!!
I'm kind of hoping they choose to keep Toonami for the Saturday night Anime slot, lol.
I stayed awake up until Outlaw Star but I missed a few in between like DBZ. It was great seeing all those anime on.
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Damn it, I missed Outlaw star. I now think that AS and cartoon network suck. They give us an awesome anime block again for a joke, now next week I bet we will be back to the crappy anime block that we have been getting.
The only thing that made the anime block before last nights bearable was FMA:B and GITS.
Everything else I would just skip over and stream some of the good stuff of the web.
@Aeolus I'm actually (slowly) watching Bleach on the anime block, and Durarara!! is really good! I also like Kekkaishi.
I just got CN back on my service, and I thought this was a regular thing... well it was awesome none the less. Course if I knew it was one time only, I would have stayed up and watched the whole thing...
they are forming a pention to get it to stay on the air. i freaking miss tom and sar
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A pension? Dang it we're trying to unretire toonami not get it a condo in south beach!
yea ive heard its offical again now
Well that's pretty dam cool.