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Toonami |JanFeb19| (She's broly)

Oct 25, 2017
5,899
Los Angeles, CA
The best part of MiA's childish art style was that one article that said it's the perfect anime to watch with your kids after just 3 episodes. I think the author finally removed it after all the body horror became too apparent
 
Oct 25, 2017
21,486
The best part of MiA's childish art style was that one article that said it's the perfect anime to watch with your kids after just 3 episodes. I think the author finally removed it after all the body horror became too apparent
I mean body horror is a thing in kids cartoons case in point
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,838
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING:

FIRST AIRING: April 1995

OVERVIEW: Where do you go after G Gundam, and I mean right after G Gundam, the week after it ends? Well, how about going back to the UC? Nah, we're doing the 08th MS Team OVA for that. Well, what about retelling the same basic story as the early UC only completely changing the perspective. What about if the space colonies developed the Gundams to get revenge on the United Earth Federations repeated attempts to squash independence, including killing their peace minded leader and silencing Earth leaders with the same outlook on peace? But what if the people behind the plan wanted something too drastic, like the complete annihilation of earth via repeated colony drops with five invincible Mobile Suits made out of a rare alloy called Gundanium handling the cleanup. What if the scientists who built the gundams decided to change the plan and send five pretty boys with orders to take out the players behind the scene, the global aristocrats who benefit most from a constant state of war and what would the response be from such an organization? Five teenagers with attitude it is then. Then what if the aristocracy pulls a coup using the Gundam boys to take control of the military and the earth government? What if the colonies turn against the boys and join the hegemony? What if a Char like figure shows up to lead the original rebellion with the intent of once again blowing up the earth? Well, you get Gundam Wing, the weird but kinda neat rehashing of MSG through Char's Counterattack in about a year's worth of episodes. Yes, a show of this scope is going to have pacing issues. Yes, like most Gundam shows to this point some of the character motivations are going to be bizarre or frankly unintelligible. But does it all work? Kinda! It looks totally different then what came before; the only way to do series back to back like this is to get a whole bunch of different people on it, and with Wing it really shows. You can squint at G Gundam and notice some character design similarities to Victory, only turned up to 11. But with Wing you get a show where it doesn't really look or sound anything like what came before. More realistic looking faces, more muted colors, it's like the first 90's Gundam show even though we've been in the 90's for awhile now. Some of the mecha look like what came before, Shenlong/Altron are basically a straight knockoff of the Dragon Gundam, Wing Gundam looks kinda like a kitbashed God Gundam but the non Gundam mobile suits look sleek and trim, with a bit of Battletech in there.

MECHA: This is a weird one for me. The Gundams are okay for the most part. Epyon is like an extra 90's version of Master Gundam crossed with a dragon. Wing/Wing Zero grows on you. Sandrock is just there. Heavyarms is a Gundam with guns. Shenlong is...The Dragon Gundam. Deathscythe is every 90's indie comic. But the non gundam mecha are outstanding. I love the zodiac suits, besides having one redundant extra water unit they all show logical progression in the changing realities of this conflict. They are sleek, they look like something a military might use in the weird case where bipedal robots were the solution. I super love the Tallgeese, probably my favorite suit in all of Gundam.

MAIN CAST: Heero Yui is the start of a new type of hero for gundam. The super quiet robot assassin who just wants to get his job done. The rest of the Gundam boys all fit into various stereotypes. The honor one, the smart shy one, the cool hair spy one, the 90's douchebag murder guy with a heart of gold. Releena Peacecraft is the other main character besides the boys and is basically the prototype for Lacus, only she's got more of that early Gundam insane motivation and drive. She goes from student, to would be revenge seeking assassin, to puppet queen of the earth, to a delegate for the new united government. The villains are okay. You get the first real Not Char in Milliardo Peacecraft/Zechs Marquise. He's a better person who also has a phase where he just has to drop a colony on the earth. His best friend/enemy Treize Khushrenada is a honor loving weirdo who might be playing 12th level chess to get ultimate peace or he might just be insane. His assistant had no chill until he taught her how to be chill, which is something. Most of the other hangers on are fun.

BRIGHT SPOT: Surprisingly difficult with this one. No one really stands out. Dorothy's eyebrows would be a great joke answer, but the real answer are the 5 Gundam Scientists. They made the suits. They changed the plan to get some actual justice done. They look like absolute mad scientists. They save the Gundam boys and upgrade the suits while working for the enemy. They go out like ballers. Howard can get an honorary place on their team.

SHOULD YOU WATCH IT?: If you're American/Canadian of a certain age and an anime fan then I daresay you already have! For everyone else though, maybe. The pacing is a bit messed up, understandable with how many facets of war they try to cram into less than 50 episodes. The characters have bizarre motivations, nothing that unusual for Gundam but if you're not prepared for it the actions of characters like Treize, Dorothy, and Releena can seem a bit...unrealistic to say the least.

WOULD I HANG OUT WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER? I like Heero. He's been through a lot. He also gets all the best lines and jokes. Amuro/Kamille never had a joke worth a damn. Domon isn't funny. Judau was. Uso was just too shook to be funny. Let's invite him over.



RANKING:

MOBILE FIGHTER G GUNDAM
MOBILE SUIT ZETA GUNDAM
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING
MOBILE SUIT VICTORY GUNDAM
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ZZ

NEXT TIME: War is hell, after war is cursed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,838
Gundam Wing has a banging soundtrack. I don't think I spent enough time describing it. It's not quite on the level of G Gundam's amazing soundtrack, but it is dope as hell.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,995
Gundam Wing has a banging soundtrack. I don't think I spent enough time describing it. It's not quite on the level of G Gundam's amazing soundtrack, but it is dope as hell.
Wing's OST is done by Kou Otani (Shadow of the Colossus and Outlaw Star). I don't care who did G Gundam's, but Wing's is up there with Zeta Gundam's. It has a really good fusion of jazz, rock, techno and orchestra.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,074
Gundam Wing has a banging soundtrack. I don't think I spent enough time describing it. It's not quite on the level of G Gundam's amazing soundtrack, but it is dope as hell.
Just wild beat, communication... *reverb intensifies*

I genuinely think Wing is great (and is 2nd only to G Gundam and the UC OVAs), but much like its characters I am insane and my motivations in life make no sense to most people.
 
Oct 25, 2017
21,486
Hahahahahahaahaha, are you serious.

please tell me that was part of the original japanese airing & they forgot to remove it for the dub.
probably, the production of the show is a complete mess and i doubt funimation really cared that much to fix the broadcast version that will air a total of once
 
May 13, 2018
26
Would be nice to get a MP100 2 simuldub for Toonami. Interestingly enough, the season 2 premiere shown in theaters already had english credits instead of Japanese, which isn't done to simuldubs unless Toonami airs them
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,259
Yeah I never got the super saiyan is no a joke thing that people brought up with Super with Caulifla or hell back in the original series with Goten and Trunks.

Cabba himself got Super Saiyan pretty quick so why wouldn't Caulifla who is a much better fighter and stronger then Cabba have much truble going Super Saiyan after seeing or hearing it. Both are much stronger then Goku and Vegeta when they obtained it and should have about the same or more S-Cells.

Same can be said for the Z-Kids, Gohan was strong when he was born and the unique half saiyan half earthling and by the time the Cell saga came around he still need the trigger but it was much easier for him to go Super Saiyan then compared to his dad and Vegeta who went through alot to transform.

So by the time Goten and Trunks are around, both there fathers were much stronger when they had Goten and Trucks (with Goku already being a super saiyan) thus they had more S-Cells or whatever so it was even easier for them to transform. Trunks trained with Vegeta alot and he wasen't one to really hold back so he had training so added to this it was easier for him to active Super Saiyan, Trunks then would train and fight Goten when they would play so Goten himseldf got training with a Super Saiyan along with training with Chi-chi and higher S-Cells so its easy he would transform.

Basically, it was always easier for the younger generations to achieve Super Saiyan then Goku in Vegeta, they paved the way and allowed easier transformations.

Only reason people were mad at Caulifla is because she is a girl
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,165
the thing i hear about konasuba is that everyone are assholes
Most of the main cast is generally inept, and act like jerks to each other, but they do care for each other. Some people have compared it to Always Sunny, but they never reach that level of jerk.


Sounds like they might have finished dubbing this some time ago, but something held it up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,609
Am I the only one who noticed the episode notes from the studio that appeared on screen for a split second during Black Clover?
I noticed this as a half second flash on the screen, so I didn't get a good look at what I just viewed until this screencap. Black Clover's production is still a hot mess.

Edit: Konosuba would be a great acquisition for Toonami and another comedy would be nice to diversify the block. Maybe the audience would be receptive to it if they thout of it being a parody of SAO and other Isekai franchises(which it is).
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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That one article very very loosely implied a longer term relationship between Toonami and Crunchyroll (again, now owned by the same parent company). Maybe Mob Psycho 100 will be replaced with a Crunchyroll show or maybe they'll try to keep one on the block when they can.
 
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Seda

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Also looks like konasuba's voice direction is from the SAO / Blue Exorcist director so it should be pretty good
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,089
Florida
Honestly the only real thing I dislike about the new saiyans is them sticking to the new Toriyama design style. Give them actual muscle definition lol

Which technically, Kale does at least.

That one article very very loosely implied a longer term relationship between Toonami and Crunchyroll (again, now owned by the same parent company). Maybe Mob Psycho 100 will be replaced with a Crunchyroll show or maybe they'll try to keep one on the block when they can.
Crunchyroll got Bungo Stray Dogs, Re:Zero, and now Konosuba so one of those three I'd say is likely. They also got The Ancient Magus' Bride which Demarco mentioned being previously interested in, but I'm not sure how that would do on the block.

And then there's Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Technically Amazon had the exclusive rights to it for a while, but their anime deals seemed to have expired this year, so Crunchyroll may end up getting the streaming and broadcasting rights since they already had it dubbed last year.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Crunchyroll got Bungo Stray Dogs, Re:Zero, and now Konosuba so one of those three I'd say is likely. They also got The Ancient Magus' Bride which Demarco mentioned being previously interested in, but I'm not sure how that would do on the block.

And then there's Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
Maybe Bungo since there is an s3 coming, though would Toonami commit to three seasons like that? I guess Re:Zero but it feels like its getting oldish and without any bit of a continuation on the horizon, dont really see what the benefit is for either part. Ancient Magus Bride might be too sleep inducing to show during Toonami hours and also it kind of failed to deliver on how CR and others hyped it up also the premise was kind of questionable with monster buying slave teenager and having romancing of an adult and a teenager...

Kabaneri is ancient and also still not on any service that isnt AMZN, so I dont think CR could show it (even if its on Funi disc, but like Funi's disc release of Netflix originals, funi cant stream the shows).