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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nostalgia - Toonami

Is it me, or am I the only one who really misses Toonami?



I'm 23 years old, and growing up through middle school left me in the right era to watch some really good cartoons, including some Japanese animated ones that were imported and dubbed to English to be put onto Toonami.


It first started with my friends back in school, who absolutely loved Dragonball Z, I watched the shit out of that show, I didn't quite like it that much but that cartoon sure could blow my mind.  Think about it, we were growing up with Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold, then HOLYFUCKINSHIT...DBZ came along.  Now I watched this show for a long time, but then Dragonball came out and I really loved that little show.  It was less epic than DBZ, but the original is something really special.



Gundam Wing.... holy shiiiiiit, I loved that show, and I still love it.  I don't even want to know how much I've spent on Gundam model kits over the past few years, and I am currently trying to assemble and airbrush some brand new ones.  This show is still one of my favourites, and it's really something that I need to purchase on DVD so that I can experience it once again.  There are very few things in this world that are beautiful... but giant robots fighting is one of them.




What a gay show, but I loved it.  I know you guys did too, so don't even try to lie.





TOM?  Fuck yes.  Who could forget TOM?  Remember those epic shorts that occurred between shows about the ship getting invaded?  I remember hanging out with my friends at hope watching these and getting so excited over these.  To us, TOM wasn't only a host, he was something we actually cared about, he is what turned Toonami into an event instead of just a TV Show block.


So who else misses this epic TV block?  It's hard to believe that it is gone and even hard to believe that it was around for 11 years.

16 comments:

  1. ok so about the only one i can relate too is dragon ball z :P which was pretty epic i must say!

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  2. Toonami! I nostalgia'd hard. Those were the good old days.

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  3. Dude, old times, I used to "waste" entire afternoons with this, awesome

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  4. I remember Toonami and DBZ. Fucking eighteen part shows that were 95% talking and 5% fighting. I still watched it though.

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  5. Agree 100%, man. Toonami was my childhood! I'd stay up late every saturdau night to watch Tom. I was disappointed on the last season where they completely changed him and gave him a face, the helmet was always so much cooler, but I was even MORE disappointed when I found out that it was ending. I even played the browser games where you went on adventures around the ship fighting off invasers, that was great!


    Stay golden.
    ... Bang.

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  6. I love Toonami. I couldn't wait to get home to catch some Dragon ball Z or Sailor Moon. Sadly, I missed alot of the good stuff by the time the bus dropped me off from school.

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  7. Yea I fuckin miss Toonami bro ! Didnt they have like chinese action movies on at like 11pm to?

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  8. Where's the Yu Yu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin and Gundam Seed at? Those were the golden days without a care in the world. Now the internet supplies my anime needs instead of having to wait a week like I used to.

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  9. The only thing I ever watched was Hamtaro. LOL.

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  10. We never had Toonami here in Europe. But damn I miss Dragonball Z or any good anime being broadcasted on tv.

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  11. We did have Toonami in Europe (UK at least) I used to love watching Dragonball Z whenever I had the chance.

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  12. i fucking LOVE Tom. he was the coolest after school host. DBZ was the SHiiiiT

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  13. I miss this show sooo much! I remember watching this every time it aired back in 2004~05. I moved to a country where they don't have Cartoon Network for about 2 years and when I came back, it was gone!! CN changed so much.. *sob*

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