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wonderfly

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Off topic but to this day I still find it beyond ironic that Toonami got the mature Outlaw Star and Adult Swim got the Battle Shonen Yu Yu Hakusho
Hmm. Outlaw Star started airing on Toonami in January 2001, probably before Cartoon Network had finalized their plans for the Adult Swim block (which started in September 2001).

Yu Yu Hakusho started airing on Adult Swim in February 2002, with the launch of the "Adult Swim Action" block.

They way I hear it, almost all of the "Adult Swim Action" material in 2002 was originally meant to air on Toonami (Inuyasha, Gundam 0083, Pilot Candidate). That's why I feel the first year or two of anime on Adult Swim (in 2002 and 2003) is interchangeable with "Toonami Midnight Run". The one exception being "Cowboy Bebop".
 

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Off topic but to this day I still find it beyond ironic that Toonami got the mature Outlaw Star and Adult Swim got the Battle Shonen Yu Yu Hakusho
But YYH only lasted one season on AS before it got bumped to daytime Toonami, where the rest of the series aired. The AS episodes only had a few light edits for content to keep the show around a TV-PG or 14, but Toonami's were much more heavily censored down to Y7 levels.

The daytime Toonami version had a lot of digital retouching to remove blood from the fight scenes, characters chain-smoking, and alcoholism. The only noticeable edit I remember the Adult Swim version had was in an early episode, where the main character lifts up a girl's skirt.
 
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But YYH only lasted one season on AS before it got bumped to daytime Toonami, where the rest of the series aired. The AS episodes only had a few light edits for content to keep the show around a TV-PG or 14, but Toonami's were much more heavily censored down to Y7 levels.

The daytime Toonami version had a lot of digital retouching to remove blood from the fight scenes, characters chain-smoking, and alcoholism. The only noticeable edit I remember the Adult Swim version had was in an early episode, where the main character lifts up a girl's skirt.
Whats your point, I never said YYH never moved to Toonami or that Toonami didn't edit Outlaw Star
 

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It's not just about being dark. It's also about having a serious tone, focusing on action and story, featuring gore/violence/blood/language and having the animation to support it. The overall package. These days everything is watered down, simple and friendly to be correct and not potentially offensive unless it's online on demand where less people can see it and even then it's questionable when compared with the old which dared to push the envelope. You look at action shows from the 80s/90s and they're an over the top adrenaline rush. You look at action shows now and... there really even aren't any. From tens of titles we have gone to a handful and even those don't hold up particularly well - especially visually. These days there is nothing to watch on TV. You have Adult Swim, Toonami and maybe Comedy Central and TBS to appeal to you as an adult, because those are the only mature destinations, but if you want specifically animated western action targeting both teens and adults there is nowhere to go let alone anything to enjoy - old stuff isn't aired and new stuff isn't made. Anime isn't the same thing. Season 5 of Samurai Jack was thus sort of a miracle frankly. Action as a genre is pretty much dead and it's only because people have let it happen and are okay with it.
If you're looking for a show with a serious tone, watch Steven Universe. It has comedic elements, but that's by no means a disqualifier. I also don't think action shows are dead, many of their better qualities just merged into other genres. Even ignoring the wealth of quality non-action series airing now, I take umbrage at the idea that "there's nothing to watch on TV", because stuff like Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Justice League Action still exist and if I may be frank, deserve a lot more attention. As for the "purer" action series from a few years back, their lack of ratings/merchandise sales just as often spelled their doom as innate bias on the part of networks executives did.

On the topic of 80's/90's action shows, I've watched enough to know that their openings were often more action packed than the shows proper.

...On the topic at hand, someone suggested Blood Blockade Battlefront as a substitute for Lupin III, and I wouldn't mind that just to see what the hype's about (and to hear that excellent credits theme again).
 

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Lupin's replacement is in, and you probably won't be happy about it.

10:30p – Dragon Ball Super
11:00p – Dragon Ball Z Kai
11:30p – Black Clover
12:00a – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders
12:30a – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1:00a – Hunter x Hunter
1:30am – Naruto: Shippuden
2:00am – Outlaw Star
2:30am – Space Dandy
3:00am – Cowboy Bebop
3:30am – GITS 2nd GIG

Effective the 27th.
 

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Lupin's replacement is in, and you probably won't be happy about it.

10:30p – Dragon Ball Super
11:00p – Dragon Ball Z Kai
11:30p – Black Clover
12:00a – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders
12:30a – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1:00a – Hunter x Hunter
1:30am – Naruto: Shippuden
2:00am – Outlaw Star
2:30am – Space Dandy
3:00am – Cowboy Bebop
3:30am – GITS 2nd GIG

Effective the 27th.
Space Dandy? I liked that show.
Well here's the video
 

Darklordavaitor

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Space Dandy? I liked that show.
I like the show too, but it feels like a downgrade to replace a new series with a repeat.

But like Gold Guy says, this is good for those who missed it the first time around. And it's also good news for Naruto fans, as Shippuden moves up a half hour.
 

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Well that is disappointing. I've been really curious about Lupin's replacement for awhile, especially when I thought we'd hear something last month about it. I wonder if the legal issues prevented them from announcing it earlier too. Space Dandy isn't a bad show, but it does feel disappointing to replace a premiere with another rerun. At least they'll eventually air this new show and this was due to legal complications. Maybe they'll air it once Outlaw Star finishes up. That's the only show on the lineup that will end anytime soon and Space Dandy would work as part of the rerun section of the block, especially if they cover both seasons. It probably depends on when they can resolve whatever issues they're having with their new show.

On the bright side, I might be able to catch Outlaw Star on the block live since I'm usually too tired to wait until 2:30AM to watch it. Or I can go straight to sleep right after Hunter x Hunter airs and catch Outlaw Star On Demand like I normally do.
 

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4 reruns at the end (reminds me of the last time it was on 11:30-6), but me personally like that Dandy gets another go. Mostly in part that 14-26 will play for the second time ever - while 1-13 have a 4th go. We'll probably see the shortened intro theme but perhaps at least the first week we get lucky and get the full intro. I've since collected both releases and have the whole thing but I may opt to record the weekly showings for fun. Already doing that with OS and I've had all of that too some-odd years. I do also like Shippuden and Outlaw Star show 30m earlier. Hopefully it works out for the block.
 
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what if toonami tried to pick up a comedy show this season , like a simuldub of pop team epic, but b/c of all the references, theres a lot of legal issues to clear up before they would be able to air it.. i wonder if that could be what they were planning to originally air..
 

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what if toonami tried to pick up a comedy show this season , like a simuldub of pop team epic, but b/c of all the references, theres a lot of legal issues to clear up before they would be able to air it.. i wonder if that could be what they were planning to originally air..
Legal issues are the least of the problems, if the latest episode is any indication (i.e. the possible need to to an American version of a couple of live-action scenes, a bit that would require a lot translation for people to get a good chunk of the humor).
 

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