As I write this, nearly a month has passed since Toonami’s demise. The final lineup was nothing to write home about, it was a pair of new Naruto filler, a random Ben 10: Alien Force episode, and a Samurai Jack rerun, which had been the lineup since late May. Still, Toonami did try to inject some final spirit into the dying moments of the block, making TOM silent during the Samurai Jack bumpers and offered a final message to its viewers after the show was over, telling them to stay true to themselves: “Stay gold.” Then, ensuring the block ended with a “bang”, they has TOM utter the word in the style of Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop as he took off into the sunset.
Post Mortem: So What Happens Now?
Posted 21 October 2008 / By Mackenzie Haa / Opinion