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Cartoon Network's 1st Original 'Toonami' Series

Hemos posted more than 9 years ago | from the big-news-for-cartoon-network dept.

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Rick Ellis writes "Sunday at the 2005 Tokyo Anime Fair in Japan, Cartoon Network unveiled the highly anticipated new series, IGPX. It's a co-production with Production I.G. and Bandai Entertainment and will be the Cartoon Network's first original 'Toonami' series."

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Hope for some new stuff... (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133011)

I'd love to personally see Naruto on Toonami. Nice to see CN is diversifying though. Production IG has been involved with lots of anime intros for video games like Xenogears.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (2, Informative)

kliment (627259) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133170)

Well, CN did license Naruto, so I guess your wish will be granted rather soon.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133257)


Yeah, then when the fansubbing stops, we'll have to wait 5+ seasons for new episodes :(

At least they're not going to stop translating the manga...

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (2, Insightful)

darkmayo (251580) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133376)

Considering that weekly fansubs and scanlations of Naruto are still being done (decent quality too) I doubt that they will be stopping anytime soon.

Been buying the VIZ translation of Naruto, its been alright definately want to smack some of the translation decisions that were made (Byakugan being called Evil Eye... ) definately want to see how the subtitles of the anime go on the official DVDs before I start buying them.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (2, Informative)

BigFire (13822) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134390)

Ahm, Byakugan is Evil Eye, literally and figuratively. Don't blame Viz translator when they did the job right.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (2, Interesting)

Khaotix (229171) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133543)

naruto on toonami is going to make me cry. I think that Anbu should have been contracted to write the official subs for the anime for a Region 1 dvd rls.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (1)

LinuxTek (36519) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133679)

Your wish has been granted. Naruto will be part of the new Fall schedule. I just hope they don't mess around too much with the story, the dubbing, etc.

Re:Hope for some new stuff... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134087)

i am happy its on cn but i hope the fan subbers dont stop doing thier great work! ill miss my Naruto thursdays if they stop. On the bright side i found the show Bleach which completely kicks ass.

Get ready to hear such gems as... (1)

MasamuneXGP (824006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134200)

Art of the Doppleganger! .... Evil Eyes!! .... Valentine Technique! *barf*

Disgusting (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133013)

Why the hell do people have to trivialise these things?

The disaster has only recently occured and is still in the minds of all the families concerned.

And now this?

Making a cartoon out of one of the worst natural disaters in recent memory?

Why not make a cartoon of 911? Eh?

Re:Disgusting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134387)

Making a cartoon out of one of the worst natural disaters in recent memory?

The cartoon claims that it will be based 30+ years in the future and will involve a race circuit of giant robots.

Exactly which natural disaster are you talking about?

Controversial (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133014)

Is it me, or does Toonami sound suspiciously like Tsunami?

eep (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133020)

eep

OMFG! (-1, Troll)

untaken_name (660789) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133021)

Holy shit! I'm so glad slashdot decided to run this article. Otherwise I might not be aware of the future existence of a new cartoon! HOW COULD I LIVE?!?!?!?1one

Re:OMFG! (2, Insightful)

Steven Gray (Pulse U (872275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133125)

It doesnt take a genious to realise why this is here. "Geeks" stereotypically love stuff like Gundams and whatnot, with it's well developed universe. What Cartoon network are doing is capitalizing on the (Also mentioned here on Slashdot) fan-subbing movement, and producing an original series in that style, meeting a growing need. It's not going to make CNN, but for a place that covered the relevent material, and since the subject matter has a clear link to the readership of this site, that is why it's here. Obviously you arent the part of the demographic with a degree in anything. Regards,

Re:OMFG! (1)

untaken_name (660789) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133424)

It doesnt take a genious to realise why this is here.

Hmm. Perhaps that's why I didn't get it. Obviously, you don't have the problem with 'genious' that I have.

"Geeks" stereotypically love...
Hmm. Perhaps it should be on a site for "geeks", then. This site is clearly labelled "News for Nerds".

with it's well developed universe

Did you mean "with its well-developed universe"?

What Cartoon network are doing is capitalizing on the (Also mentioned here on Slashdot) fan-subbing movement, and producing an original series in that style, meeting a growing need.

Okay, suppose there is a 'need' for fake fan-subbed anime. How on Earth does that translate to a 'need' for a slashdot article?

It's not going to make CNN, but for a place that covered the relevent material, and since the subject matter has a clear link to the readership of this site, that is why it's here.

Wow. Just....wow. I am in awe of your linguistic "abilities".

Obviously you arent the part of the demographic with a degree in anything.

Obviously, you aren't the part of the demographic with adequate writing skill. Why would you assume I don't have a degree just because I don't think the formation of a new cartoon equals news for nerds? Do you always make completely unrelated blanket generalizations against those with whom you disagree? Should I have inserted a large number of spelling and/or grammatical errors in my post to aid you in reading and understanding it?

Re:OMFG! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134015)

YBT. HYS.

Subbing? (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133027)

Toonami's one of the most popular "programs" on CN right now- what are the odds that we'll start to see things subbed, or at least competently dubbed?

(First?)

Re:Subbing? (5, Interesting)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133115)

fans have been asking CN to use the SAP (second audio program) for the original Japanese soundtrack for a while, but no luck yet

when a network gets the broadcast rights to a dubbed program or movie (anime or foreign film, or anything), do they get the rights to the original soundtrack too?

Re:Subbing? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133151)

The problem is that the FCC requires that if you use SAP for a second audio channel, that channel's closed caption track must be in the same language, meaning you could see it in english with english subtitles (if you call the misspelled crap in the CCs subtitles) or japanese with japanese subtitles.

Re:Subbing? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133234)

What dominion does the FCC have over their cable and satellite only stations?

Re:Subbing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133705)

Beats the [bleep] out of me, but for some [bleep]ing reason, all the [bleep]ing cable show I watch have [bleep]ing censored all the [bleep]ing swears. ([Bleep], Cartoon Network actually [bleep]ing removed "Jesus" out of "Sweat zombie Jesus!" in Futurama.)

I remember watching the [bleep]ing roast of Jeff Foxworthy (what a [bleep]ing waste of time), with the CC on so I could understand some of the people with extremely [bleep]ing heavy accents, and they actually wrote "[bleep]" over all the [bleep]ing swears.

It's all just [bleep]ing bull[bleep].

Re:Subbing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134134)

Uh... that has nothing to do with the FCC. All the FCC can do when it comes to cable broadcasts is fine a network for airing a commercial featuring a product from the same show that it's airing during and that's ONLY for kids shows (e.g. Comedy Central can air ads for South Park DVDs during South Park by Nickelodeon can't show an ad for a Spongebob action figure during the show). Save for that, ALL regulations for ALL cable channels are employed by the networks themself to appease advertisers. This is why Comedy Central will censor the words "shit" and "fuck" in South Park, yet they'll some times show the South Park movie completely uncut.

Re:Subbing? (0, Troll)

the_mighty_$ (726261) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133154)

I haven't watched Cartoon Network in a while so I had no clue what "Toonami" was nor what "IGPX" was. (I wasn't "highly anticipating" it either).

Shouldn't they at least have posted a link to the official website [cartoonnetwork.com] ?

Re:Subbing? (4, Informative)

fat man with a monke (869132) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133224)

Given the fact that series (Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cardcaptor Sakura, DragonballZ) have shown that kids don't care about competent dubbing, I doubt Toonami will have too much of it. But comparing the [Adult Swim] anime to the subbed version, the dubs of many of the series they run have been very high quality.
Fullmetal Alchemist, [Adult Swim]'s latest anime draw, has even appeared in its entirety, with no content dubbed out (at least, with the last episode comparison I read). Also given the fact that Toonami has been relegated to the late-afternoon Saturday block once a week, its popularity has gone down (at least in the communities I frequent). Right now, I think [Adult Swim] is the main anime draw for cartoon network, and will stay that way.
By the way, Naruto is coming to Toonami. Which means it'll be shown probably once a week on Saturday. All 200+ episodes of it. That's over 4 years. And even if they do show it multiple times on Saturday, Cartoon Network will probably only buy it a couple seasons at a time, and just keep re-showing the first few until people get tired of it. That's what they did with DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho Samurai Champloo is coming also coming to CN, on [AS].

Re:Subbing? (2, Informative)

jandrese (485) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133935)

Minor nit, Naruto in Japan is only up to episode 128 (and this is counting the hour long specials as 2 episodes each). While I don't doubt they could run to 200+ episodes, they have not done so yet. Many series get killed at fairly arbitrary times (if the storyline starts to suck and viewership goes down, the network WILL can a series; or if the creators start asking for too much money).

In other news.... (0, Flamebait)

the_mighty_$ (726261) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133031)

Nickelodeon is running a new show too. Who cares?

Re:In other news.... (2, Funny)

R.Caley (126968) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133062)

Compared to a Hitachi press releas and some guy trying to get people to reqd his unfinished course-work, this is the high news of the day.

please please please! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133036)

more articles about space, less about this crap!

F that! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133064)

I want a season 3 of Big O!

Re:F that! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133156)

Or at least an explanation of the ending of season 2. And no "Oh, you're supposed to interpret it yourself" hoohah. If you make a show and have something to say, say it. Don't find yourself with too many loose ends and then cop out with some obscure ending. I will never forgive Evangelion for that.

Re:F that! (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133287)

Seconded!

Unlikely we'll get it though, it was not cheap to produce and while its ratings weren't bad, they weren't good enough.

But hey! At least we're getting Season Two of Venture Bros [livejournal.com] !

Re:F that! (3, Informative)

MrCobaltBlue (802735) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133372)

As much as I loved the series, unfortunately you can't really make a 3rd season of Big O. The series ended. Think of it like the Anime version of The Truman Show. But instead of just giving up, the "producers" reset everyone's memories (The day 40 years ago when everyone in Paradigm City lost their memories). So its really just a never ending loop, Roger will keep finding out that everything's a fake, then the whole world will get reset.

Who cares (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133066)

A cartoon on TV, call CNN! lame

why? (0, Offtopic)

torrents (827493) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133067)

why is this on /. and why am i commenting?

Re:why? (2, Funny)

ggvaidya (747058) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133116)

Because CmdrTaco owns this site and your soul and you know it!!!

Search your feelings, or your browser history: you know it to be true. :)

Klerck (0, Offtopic)

Compact Dick (518888) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133068)

Where is he, now that we need him to write up another petition to change the name to something less offensive?

Feh (1, Troll)

Megane (129182) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133083)

In IGPX, the year is 2048 and the "IGPX" has become the world's most-popular sport. It's so big that an entire city was built for the racing industry where competitions take place on a huge, 60-mile track called "The Big Eye." In the "Immortal Grand Prix," two teams of three Mechs, high-tech fighting machines driven by humans, race at speeds greater than 350 mph.

Gah. Mechs. Before I clicked on the link I knew there would be mechs in there somewhere. I could care less about damn gun mech-centric anime.

Re:Feh (5, Funny)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133203)

Why do all these shows nowadays focus on some "competition" like a race, or a card tournament? The stupidest one I've seen is that kid's show on saturday morning where a giant arena of people gathered to watch kids fight with spinning tops! It was like ten-thousand people all looking down at a little 2 sq-ft board with little spinning tops smacking into each other, while prebuscent kids yelled at the top of their lungs to... I don't know... get the tops to hit each other harder or something. It made no sense.
There's never any real conflict in these shows, the 'evil' character is just another player in the 'tournament'. When Optimus Prime and Megatron fought, they didn't pull out little decks of cards or summon holographic monsters to fight for them, they went out there and beat the shit out each other! And it wasn't for some lame 'tournament', it was because the Decepticons were trying to take over the whole freakin' world! I tell ya... thank god for Justice League Unlimited, or kids today would have no sense of proper cartoon violence!
[end rant]

Re:Feh (5, Insightful)

R.Caley (126968) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133259)

Why do all these shows nowadays focus on some "competition" like a race, or a card tournament?

  1. You don't need to come up with plots.
  2. You have an obvious way to spin off merchandise.
  3. ????
  4. Profit!!!!

Re:Feh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134269)

Your 3rd step is unnecessary! You've finally found the perfect formula! Brilliant!

Re:Feh (1)

Have Blue (616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133443)

Those shows are aimed at young children. All the "real" shows are on Toonami (saturday evening) and Adult Swim (every night except Friday).

Re:Feh (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133461)

It was like ten-thousand people all looking down at a little 2 sq-ft board with little spinning tops smacking into each other

That's G^HBeyblade, and I see the stupid cheap plastic arena thingies show up at thrift stores every now and then. It's such a lame idea it's actually scary.

Re:Feh (1)

IntergalacticWalrus (720648) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134252)

Why do they do this? It's simple, really: those shows are just one big toy commercial. Very lucrative.

Re:Feh (2, Interesting)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133209)

Good mecha is hard to come by (Original Getter robo and the original Gundam come to mind) but poor mecha is easy to come by and little kids love toy robots. So CN just keep saying and getting shows based on poor mecha rather then the good stuff, so all you see is 2D characters throwing in poor one liners and repeating each week. Theres a big difference between what CN shows and what any self respecting mecha fan would watch..

Re:Feh (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133591)

Theres a big difference between what CN shows and what any self respecting mecha fan would watch.

Thanks for pointing out that not mech shows are created alike. I actually liked Patlabor, but in that show the mechs were little more than props in a police anime. They were police cars with legs. I loved Nadesico and its mech parody Gekiganger. But Evangelion bored me long before I could get to the fscked-up half dozen episodes at the end.

And I understand that some Gundam is good and some is awful, even to Gundam fans, but I've got little interest in mechs. I don't mind a show that has mechs, but one that focuses on mechs I can't get into. Especially when the mechs and their Battle of the Week are an excuse for no plot, at which point I don't think you'd be watching anyhow.

This new show sounds to me like "race complication of the week". Or "opponent with special powers of the week".
With MECHXS!!@!2!@ONE!!!!1!!

Re:Feh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134203)

The thing about eva is that its not a mecha anime. The only people who call the last episodes "fucked up" are the ones who expected a mecha anime ending, and were surprised by the whole philosophical bent of the show they didn't see coming.

Not that that makes it much less boring ;)

Re:Feh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133994)

I so agree. Pretty much any anime that involves giant robots blows, Evangelion included (actually, I hate Evangelion more because two of the three main characters are incredibly annoying, but the giant robots don't help). Teenage girls too; why are 30+ year-old guys watching Sailor Moon, et. al.? Aren't they kids cartoons? Wouldn't you think it wierd if a Japanese man watched My Little Pony?

There are some great anime shows, but, just like anything else, 90% is crap.

slashdot: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133084)

News for 'tards. Stuff that matters to pre-teens and shut-ins.

FFS.

Anime Powerpuff Girls (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133087)

Maybe this explains the Anime version of the Powerpuff Girls [rowdyruff.net] that has been spotted? Maybe CN is trying to get a presence in Japan?

Re:Anime Powerpuff Girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133497)

Not viewable without signing up for the forum

Re:Anime Powerpuff Girls (1)

gpinzone (531794) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133784)

Works for me. Cool stuff!

As long as... (3, Insightful)

Braingoo (771241) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133095)

Its not another cartoon with girls with big eyes short skirts and mystical powers. I will give it a chance.

Re:As long as... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133333)

Its not another cartoon with girls with big eyes short skirts and mystical powers. I will give it a chance.
Would you rather it be about guys with little beady eyes, long pants, and annoying quirks? Sounds like it's about Slashdot.

Re:As long as... (1)

Braingoo (771241) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133969)

Hmm actualy an anime adaptation of slashdot would be kinda cool.

Re:As long as... (1)

flatface (611167) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134238)

The closest one I can think of is "Otaku no Video". You have to watch it to see why it is a lot like Slashdot.

New? Hardly (4, Informative)

Masami Eiri (617825) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133110)

This show aired before, but as a miniseries. Only difference is now its a full-fledged series.

IIRC, it wasn't all that great either.

Re:New? Hardly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133537)

Not new? Are you kidding? It hasn't even happened yet!

Cartoon Network first partnered with Production I.G. in 2032 to produce five 5-minute episodes of IGPX for an on-air Toonami event in 2003.

News for Nitwits, Nothing that matters. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133124)

Toonami (0, Troll)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133159)

Toonami is just riding the Japanese fad right now, anyone who has access to a PC has already found fansubs and is downloading them rather then watching the poor quality dubs. Do we honestly care what a children's channel does?

How about we start seeing news on how Tech TV has started a new show based on sex, drugs and sports instead? Same thing really, anyone who cares isn't here..

Re:Toonami (2, Insightful)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133206)

The Japanese fad is sure lasting a very very long time. I don't think something that has been around for over 20 years is considered a fad.

Re:Toonami (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133290)

Theres fans who arn;t into the fad who have been round 20 years. I'm talking the current flood of "OMG YUGIOH! OMG OMG OMG!" fans. The fans CN sells to.

Re:Toonami (4, Interesting)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133275)

yes we do, because:

A: CN is not a children's network, have you seen [adult swim] that was my first exposure to Cowboy Bebop, i, like many other people, never really knew about anime before that

B: this isn't a poorly dubbed show, this is coproduced in America, so the dialogue will be natively written and performed in both languages

C: they've been "riding this Japanese fad" for over 10 years, how long do fads last?

D: alot of kids watch anime on Cartoon Network because its their only exposure, this affects the next generation of sci-fi fans. alot of people on Slashdot probably have kids who are into Toonami and anime, and would be interested in this

E: because its cool, its news... its for nerds... and if you're an animation fan (like many /.'ers) its stuff that matters

Re:Toonami (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133588)

[AS] is a seperate network as of last Friday.

Re:Toonami (1)

ookaze (227977) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133918)

B: this isn't a poorly dubbed show, this is coproduced in America, so the dialogue will be natively written and performed in both languages

You mean, like Ghost In The Shell (the first one made by Oshii san) ?
It was the same situation than the one here, and the english dub was AWFUL. We french, english anime fans could tell you you would be far better off watching the japanese dub. Japanese staff would not even comment on it, to tell you how bad it was.

To allow you to understand my view of a quality dub, the last Vampire Hunter D film was just bearable (supportable, don't know the exact word). And I'm french, so english and japanese are both foreign languages to me, even though I know both, and understand english better than japanese.

Well, all this to say that the fact that it is done this way does not warrant a quality dub

Re:Toonami (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12134081)

"Bearable" was the right word. "Supportable" wouldn't have made sense.

In your first paragraph, you should use "as" instead of "than" because you were comparing two similar things instead of two different things.

Also, you technically used "warrant" correctly, but in my experience "warrant" usually means something more like "justification" when used like that. This may be a difference between American and British dialects, though. "Guarantee" would have sounded better to me.

I hope that was helpful for you. You seem like the type to welcome feedback on your language skills.

Re:Toonami (3, Informative)

tuffy (10202) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133283)

Maybe you and your friends are big on downloading fansubs, but the majority of people aren't. Most people get their anime on TV, some from the DVD rack at the store and a small minority from BitTorrent. And since TV exposure has a huge impact on popularity and DVD sales, what the Cartoon Network is airing matters.

Re:Toonami (1)

assassinator42 (844848) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133383)

I'd rather watch high quality dubs than poor quality fansubs. In my experience, fansubs are usually really crappy video quality, while dubs (on the net) are usually ripped from DVD and are much beter quality. The oggs are nice, they have english/japanese audio and subs. And I do like Cartoon Network, shows like Megas XLR, Justice League, and Teen Titans are awesome Cartoon network only shows.

Re:Toonami (3, Interesting)

tuffy (10202) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133505)

I'd rather watch high quality dubs than poor quality fansubs. In my experience, fansubs are usually really crappy video quality, while dubs (on the net) are usually ripped from DVD and are much beter quality.

Fansubs typically come out at low quality because they're done on a fast deadline. Many fansub groups crave popularity so they work to get the show subbed and on the torrent as fast as possible. So the quality suffers.

DVDs often have more accurate subtitles and the quality of dubs is good (in general) and continues to improve because the majority of the DVD buying market demands it.

Re:Toonami (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133763)

anyone who has access to a PC has already found fansubs and is downloading them rather then watching the poor quality dubs. Do we honestly care what a children's channel does?

Just because you do it still doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of anime watchers out there watch it dubbed. If DVDs didn't allow multiple language tracks we'd still be paying $5 more for the subbed version.

Power Puff Girls Z (4, Informative)

Deathlizard (115856) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133162)

Well that explans this then.
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20050401/ta f.htm [impress.co.jp]

It's about 3/4th's down the page. or click the link below for the quick picture.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20050401/ta f32.jpg [impress.co.jp]

Re:Power Puff Girls Z (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133335)

Wow, I didn't know Japanese used the term "Japanimation," but there it is, in glorious Katakana.

The character designs are cuter than the original, for sure.

Re:Power Puff Girls Z (2, Informative)

IntergalacticWalrus (720648) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134126)

Yep, the Japanese use the term "Japanimation" to refer to local animation. For them the term "Anime" refers to animation in general.

Re:Power Puff Girls Z (1)

Leffe (686621) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134281)

The best part is that it is not an April Fools joke even though it was announced on April the first :)

Toonami? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133172)

Jeez, who was the marketing wizard behind this name? Why not "holocaustoon" ... or "9/eleventoon" ... or "Abu Granime"?

I'm normally not one of those over-PC, over-senstive to naming kind of guys, but given the catastrophic effect that tsunami's have had on the rest of the world recently, it makes you wonder whether they might have been able to come up with a better name. Also makes you wonder whether this name would have even been on the drawing board had those tsunami's occurred here instead of way "over there".

Re:Toonami? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133253)

What do you suggest, that they change their name because of the Tsunami. I bet you think that Anthrax should change their name too, because of the anthrax scare. People aren't going to change their name after spending all the effort to popularize it in the first place because some event happens after-the-fact that offends a few people.

Re:Toonami? (3, Informative)

Xoo (178947) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133265)

You do realize that Toonami has been around since 1997 [wikipedia.org] on the Cartoon Network. The world was a much different place back then.

I agree the tsunami was a terrible tragedy but there is no reason for them to change the name of their Saturday evening block of cartoons because of it.

Re:Toonami? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133357)

I didn't realize it's been around. My mistake ... ignore my original post.

Re:Toonami? (-1, Troll)

drsquare (530038) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133669)

Tsunamis have been around long before 1997, they've been killing millions of people since the dawn of time, it was a thoughtless name back in 1997, they may as well have called it Toonberculosis.

As for the person above talking about anthrax, I think naming anything after a disease is always a bad idea, even if it originally was a sheep disease.

Top Cat (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133245)

Am I the only one who thinks Top Cat was the best cartoon show ever made?

Dorks (-1, Offtopic)

SocietyoftheFist (316444) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133271)

You guys are dorks, not geeks...

Re:Dorks (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133359)

I know, they need to get a real hobby, like D&D, frikkin' nerds.

meh (1, Interesting)

j0nb0y (107699) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133300)

I stopped watching toonami when they stopped showing it on weekdays. The worst part was they replaced it with meguzi or something, which is total crap. Now I hardly watch cartoon network. I used to watch it a lot.

I remember the good old days, when Moltar hosted toonami...

Re:meh (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133464)

I've not watch Cartoon Network other than for Adult Swim for a while now, but isn't Toonami still on, just before Miguzi? But you're right, Toonami is just a shell of its Moltar-hosted days. Man, it used to be so cool....

Big O (2, Interesting)

LordNimon (85072) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133301)

Didn't the Cartoon Network pretty much pay for the 2nd season of Big O?

Re:Big O (2, Informative)

tuffy (10202) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133415)

Didn't the Cartoon Network pretty much pay for the 2nd season of Big O?

Yes. They're even listed in the closing credits. Time-Warner mentioned producing 3 anime shows. IGPX is one, PPGZ is another. I don't think we know what the third one is yet.

First CN produced kiddy japanimation.. (3, Insightful)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133314)

Maybe for the kids block "toonami", but CN shelled out at least for the translation of Big O, and IIRC, they co-produced it.

That was for the Adult Swim action block (Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Big O). This is Toonami (Dragonball, Pokemon, Teen Titans).

Frankly, I'd say that Teen Titans anime' style would qualify it as the "first".

There's nothing special about this announcement, /. is just parroting another press release.

Not the first original series (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133420)

See Megas XLR. Probably one of the funniest, and best cartoons around.

Where do I donate... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133503)

to the toonami relief fund?

Who digs giant robots? (5, Informative)

TCQuad (537187) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133508)

It's a co-production with Production I.G. and Bandai Entertainment and will be the Cartoon Network's first original 'Toonami' series.

Um, no. [tvtome.com]

T'oonami (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133540)

Of cour'e. Now that A'ia ha' had their t'oonami, everyone el'e al'o want' their t'oonami...

Oh boy... (1, Troll)

Exluddite (851324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133639)

Just what we need, more bug eyed cartoon freaks. Is there some sort of contest among the anime people to see who can do a whole cartoon in the fewest frames? Can't they be a little more..oh, I don't know,animated?

Have they completely missed the point? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12133676)

"Blending the quality and style of anime with Western storytelling, IGPX will be the first instance of a U.S. cable network working directly with a Japanese animation studio to create an original series."

The reason I watch anime is because I like the Japanese storytelling. If I wanted Western storytelling then I would watch one of the normal shows that are on TV! While I do enjoy the anime art style, I certainly am not going to watch a bad show just because of its art.

Anime Crap! (-1, Flamebait)

Jaxim (858185) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133867)

I don't get the appeal of this Anime crap! The characters act in a very hyperbolized manner and it's not drawn so well. Look at Teen Titans! The Anime style of that cartoon is just too silly for words. I can't wait until this anime fad is over!

This is good. (2, Interesting)

Patrick Mannion (782290) | more than 9 years ago | (#12133879)

[adult swim] already has their own original series, so it's great that Toonami has their own series. I mean Toonami to me is it's own network. I mean a few days ago, the Nielsen ratings started couting [adult swim] as it's own network.

Bring back Tenchi Muyo! (1)

Whammy666 (589169) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134010)

As much as I like anime, I don't think I can sit thru another mech vs. mech anime program. That particular genre has gotten very stale and repetitive. Ghost in the Shell, Big O, Cowboy Beebop, Full Metal Alchemist offer much better entertainment.

Some of the best anime CN had came from Pioneer, not Bandai. Programs like Tenchi Muyo and Pilot Candidate were cool. Unfortunately, CN and Pioneer parted company which is too bad, because Pioneer has a lot of good programs to offer.

BTW CN, If you're listening: TGTTM totally blows goat's balls. Bring back Space Ghost.

Re:Bring back Tenchi Muyo! (1)

tuffy (10202) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134054)

Unfortunately, CN and Pioneer parted company which is too bad, because Pioneer has a lot of good programs to offer.

Pioneer (now Geneon) and CN haven't completely parted company. Samurai Champloo and Paranoia Agent are both coming to Adult Swim. But some of their shows like ROD:TV and Last Exile wind up on G4.

The latest episode (1)

HogynCymraeg (624823) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134031)

It has Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer dualing to the death! Aah! How we love the toonarmy! Oh wait.....!

taseless (0, Offtopic)

smallguy78 (775828) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134132)

as tasteless as it sounds, i initially read the caption as reading 'tsnuami series', I thought the article was about a tastless pun on the recent tsunami. Thought I'd share my misreading.

Re:taseless (1)

Cnik70 (571147) | more than 9 years ago | (#12134192)

I thought the same thing. Between the time change and the fact that it's monday, I think we can both blame it on fatigue.
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