This week, the initial Toonami lineup for its debut weekend has been revealed.
12:00 a.m. – Bleach
12:30 a.m. – Deadman Wonderland
1:00 a.m. – Casshern Sins
1:30 a.m. – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
2:00 a.m. – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
2:30 a.m. – Cowboy Bebop
As to why the lineup’s so small and unimpressive right now, here’s what Jason Demarco had to say:
“Something you should know about THIS Toonami: We have very, very little $$. This experiment will need ratings success to receive more funding for new shows, more [mascot character] Tom animation, etc. I’m thankful for the $$ we’ve gotten, but it isn’t a lot.”
My thoughts? CN LA still doesn’t have Toonami so I’ll stick to fansubs for now. Besides, there aren’t any particular action shows I’m interested in right now other than the Thundercats reboot, Transformers Prime and Legend of Korra.
Back on topic. The answer’s quite simple: All you Toonami fans want more shounen anime requests, tune in this weekend and support the show with plenty of views and stuff. You gotta admit, the lineup’s a decent start. ANYTHING’S BETTER THAN “THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL!”