Hey Internet: What is Your Dream Toonami Lineup?


As a podcaster, it should come as no surprise that I’m a fan of on-demand media. Services like Hulu and Netflix have been putting pressure on linear television for years now, and its only a matter of time before they take over. Anime fans especially are huge consumers of on-demand content, so when Cartoon Network relaunched Toonami on Adult Swim, I was a little skeptical.

With the announcement of Gurren Lagann joining the block in August, it got me thinking about how far Toonami has come in such a short time. Space Dandy. Attack on Titan. Black Lagoon. Cowboy Bebop. They have so many good shows now that it almost makes me want to get cable again. Almost.

My question for you, Internet, is this…

What would be your dream Toonami lineup? If you have 6.5 hours to fill every weekend with anime and anime cartoons, how would you do it? Would it be all anime? All action cartoons? Shorter? Longer?

Leave your answers in the comments or email them to fightbait at gmail dot com, and we’ll discuss them on the next episode of The Anime Show.

News: Gurren Lagann to Air on Toonami!


Gainax’s 2007 super robot anime, Gurren Lagann, will begin airing on Toonami on August 16, 2014. This isn’t the first time Gurren Lagann has been on American television; in fact, it ran several times on Syfy from 2008-2011. However, this is a great opportunity for one of my all-time favorites shows to reach a new audience. Especially now that Attack on Titan is drawing new fans to Adult Swim’s anime block.

In other news, Best Buy’s 3DS BOGO sale starts today. Some highlights of the sale include Yoshi’s New Island, Pokemon X/Y, and The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds. Click here for a full list of games included in the sale.

[SOURCE: Anime News Network, Zelda Informer]

The Anime Show: All Anime Characters Are Original!

THEANIMESHOWv3It’s been so long since I recorded this, I don’t remember what we talked about. I know that I talked about a manga called /Blush-DC in the first segment. After that it’s anyones guess. I’m pretty sure we answered Twitter questions.

If you want the Bulbasaur shirt I was talking about you can get it for 10% off with this link.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I get $2.40 for every shirt sold through that link.


The Anime Show: Most Valuable Pony!

THEANIMESHOWv3There’s been a lot of big anime news in the last few weeks. Crunchyroll manga, Bubblegum Crisis Kickstarters, and Space Dandy on Toonami. We also talk about my MacBook Pro crashing, someone stealing my credit card information, and Granny Chat. I’m pretty sure My Little Pony comes up, too.


The Anime Show: Are They Male Balloons?


We’re back! It’s been over two months since our last podcast. I think we forgot how. In this episode we try to talk anime, but end up talking about Breaking Bad (NO SPOILERS) and make beats in Ableton Live. Considering this episode is two hours long, I’m pretty sure video games come up at some point, too.

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