Christmas is upon us, and I promised I wouldn’t take five months to write the next article (we’re getting close to the end of the fifth month), so let’s crank out this final installment of Second Wind. This is a compilation of shows that have aired on Toonami in the past, and I frankly would be glad if they never returned to the block in its current incarnation.
[Special contributor Graham (a.k.a. Daikun) from Toonami Infolink takes a break from his ‘Second Wind’ series.]
Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for this site, hasn’t it? Sorry for the long delay, but Toonami has gone through quite a metamorphosis the past few months. No, this isn’t the final part of Second Wind (I’ll get to it soon, don’t worry), but the changes this past year have been so swift and shocking that I was just too surprised to come up with anything.
Up to this point, we’ve seen a list of potential shows that I feel would make a great comeback on the new Toonami block. Now I think it’s just about time we take a look at the shows that I’d rather not see return to Toonami, for one reason or another. Before we get into the total failures, though, I’m going to talk about the runner-ups and honorable mentions. These are the shows where they could probably come back and I think would make a nice addition today, but there are certain stipulations from holding them back. So, without further adieu…
I, like anyone, have certain shows that I would love to see air on Toonami. Fortunately, some of my all-time favorites have already joined the line-up at one point or another. There’s still quite a few series that I feel are begging to air on Toonami. In the spirit of the holidays, here is my wish list for Toonami in the year(s) to come.
It seems I spoke too soon. In my previous article, I said that I was done listing the shows that I wanted to see on Toonami. Well, less than a week after that article went up, Right Stuf made the surprise announcement that they’ve acquired Gundam from Sunrise. Due to this shocking news coming at the last minute, here’s a bonus editorial for Japan’s enduring mecha franchise. Since Gundam spans multiple series, movies, and spinoffs that encompass 35 years (!!), in the vein of my DC Comics recommendations, I’m going to list off the Gundam media I’d like to see, whether it aired on Toonami or not.
It’s been a long journey. It’s hard to believe that Bleach is finally coming to an end after 8 long years on Adult Swim. We’re down to the final month before Ichigo rides into the sunset and Goku takes his place on the throne at midnight.
Way back in part three of my series, I stated that I had another show in mind for that article before Sym-Bionic Titan‘s sudden return (rest in peace, by the way) caused me to switch gears. Now that Bleach is ending, it’s time I brought my original plan to the forefront. This show’s plot is often compared to Bleach as they both contain similar themes of fighting spirits and traveling through the world of the dead. That’s right, it’s time to discuss the widely praised and requested Yu Yu Hakusho.
If Batman is the night, then Dandy is the day. It’s like yin and yang, baby. You know…except it isn’t. I honestly feel like that comparison is lacking because that would imply that they were both of equal standing, but as you can see from our background, Batman is bigger than Ridley and takes up way too much space. So the idea that they are two sides of the same coin is kind of nonsensical, don’t you think?
What do you do when you cross 3 1/2 half hours of Beware the Batman and a bottle of Michael Collins? A nasty Sunday hangover. Howdy ho, Faithful. Looks like the force decided it no longer wanted to be with you and NTR-d you for the Mouse. It’s all cool though, ’cause we got your back. Unlike Batman, we’re not going to walk out on you like your estranged father did on Christmas Eve all those years ago, so sit back, form Titan (loljk) and get ready for another episode of the Toonami Show Rundown!
For the past 26 weeks we had a big gun and we took it from out lord [sic?]. It was slick with justice, but as we all know—there is no justice. There are no heroes left in man. However, there is us, and that’s pretty freakin’ close.
Help us extend a warm welcome to the Toonami Show Rundown podcast! If you’ve tuned into TSR, you know it embodies exactly the kind of fan-sourced opinion and commentary that we’ve always wanted to foster in the community. For that reason, we’re happy to begin headlining TSR episodes here at ToonamiFan. Be sure to check out previous episodes at TSR’s YouTube channel, and don’t forget to hit them up on Twitter. But, without further ado, onto to the latest episode!