History Headscratchers / Toonami

26th Nov '16 9:07:21 AM StFan
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## Their line of DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies. All of the movies, so far, have been rated PG-13 and are usually aimed more towards older audiences than young kids. Some of them are actually pretty damn dark, with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' pushing their PG-13 ratings way past the limit.

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## Their line of DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies.WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies. All of the movies, so far, have been rated PG-13 and are usually aimed more towards older audiences than young kids. Some of them are actually pretty damn dark, with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' pushing their PG-13 ratings way past the limit.
19th Oct '16 10:38:01 AM RashandFierce
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** Sheesh. Kids watch AS anyway. I'm 14 at the time of this entry, I've been watching Toonami since I was 13 (earlier this year) and AS since I was 10.
3rd Aug '16 12:49:18 AM LordPentium
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** ScrewedByTheLawyers, with the occasional possibility of ExecutiveVeto. For the most accurate answer of why a network may not be allowed to air a certain shot, ask a lawyer. But for what a non-lawyer knows right now, some of those shows might have been written off by Cartoon Network, which seems to be something along the lines of allowing the network to save money on its taxes or otherwise have the government foot part of the bill by counting as a loss the money not made back by a certain investment, in this case a show that cost money to produce but didn't make that money back in advertisement or merchandising revenue, but at the cost of [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the show being legally impossible for the network or any of its affiliates to air ever again]]. That's why WesternAnimation/MegasXLR couldn't come back to Toonami even back when there was still a big collection of reruns in the second half of the night, it was written off by the company. They [[LoopholeAbuse found a way around it]] for Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix, but that was a special case involving a complex production deal. For other older shows, they may have had the rights at one point but have lost them between then and now, and those rights may be currently unavailable. For more recent shows, it could have been [[ExecutiveVeto forbidden by the higher-ups]] for various reasons on which we can only speculate, or exclusive rights to the show could simply be owned by another outlet.
10th Jun '16 7:36:17 PM nombretomado
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**** Actually ''SamuraiJack'' is still airing on Boomerang...grated it's on at 3:30 AM weekends only.

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**** Actually ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is still airing on Boomerang...grated it's on at 3:30 AM weekends only.



** They're running SamuraiJack.

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** They're running SamuraiJack.
''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
23rd Jan '16 5:27:46 PM nombretomado
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** This troper believes that Creator/CartoonNetwork or AdultSwim extended/renewed the rights to air it.

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** This troper believes that Creator/CartoonNetwork or AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim extended/renewed the rights to air it.



## I don't know how big of a part they played in it, but DC Comics (along with Warner Bros.) did collaborate with AdultSwim to make the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOI79rLovI Robot Chicken DC Comics Special]]''. Anyone who's seen ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' knows that that show is the complete opposite of kid-friendly.

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## I don't know how big of a part they played in it, but DC Comics (along with Warner Bros.) did collaborate with AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim to make the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOI79rLovI Robot Chicken DC Comics Special]]''. Anyone who's seen ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' knows that that show is the complete opposite of kid-friendly.
14th Nov '15 4:50:39 PM nombretomado
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## I don't know how big of a part they played in it, but DC Comics (along with Warner Bros.) did collaborate with AdultSwim to make the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOI79rLovI Robot Chicken DC Comics Special]]''. Anyone who's seen ''RobotChicken'' knows that that show is the complete opposite of kid-friendly.

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## I don't know how big of a part they played in it, but DC Comics (along with Warner Bros.) did collaborate with AdultSwim to make the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOI79rLovI Robot Chicken DC Comics Special]]''. Anyone who's seen ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' knows that that show is the complete opposite of kid-friendly.
4th Nov '15 8:13:46 PM ASSauLTxMasTER
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**Hellsing Ultimate is no longer listed but it is possible that Toonami acquired longer streaming rights for Aniplex shows such as Blue Exorcist, Gurren Lagann, and Sword Art Online II.
24th Aug '15 9:37:55 PM C2
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** Sentai finally licensed a show to Toonami in 2015 with ''Manga/AkameGaKill''
6th Jun '15 4:40:28 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* How does Toonami manage to make hits out of misses? Dragon Ball and ''Sailor Moon'' bombed when they first came to America, EurekaSeven didn't do so well on Toonami and DeadmanWonderland flopped, yet those series do well on Toonami. I'm sure there are other examples I don't have....how does Toonami do it?
** ''DBZ'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' not only got the advantage of finally airing on a network that had a specific niche (they premiered and bombed in syndication and on USANetwork, respectively), but being packaged with similar American shows to make them go down easier. ''EurekaSeven'' first aired during [as] anime's "wilderness years" and wasn't particularly well-promoted--though it's worth noting that it's still not a "hit", and rides pretty close to the other reruns. And ''DeadmanWonderland'' was clearly made with more American sensibilities in mind, so of course it'd have more appeal over here than in its native Japan.

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* How does Toonami manage to make hits out of misses? Dragon Ball and ''Sailor Moon'' bombed when they first came to America, EurekaSeven ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' didn't do so well on Toonami and DeadmanWonderland ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' flopped, yet those series do well on Toonami. I'm sure there are other examples I don't have....how does Toonami do it?
** ''DBZ'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' not only got the advantage of finally airing on a network that had a specific niche (they premiered and bombed in syndication and on USANetwork, respectively), but being packaged with similar American shows to make them go down easier. ''EurekaSeven'' ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' first aired during [as] anime's "wilderness years" and wasn't particularly well-promoted--though it's worth noting that it's still not a "hit", and rides pretty close to the other reruns. And ''DeadmanWonderland'' was clearly made with more American sensibilities in mind, so of course it'd have more appeal over here than in its native Japan.
29th Mar '15 9:36:15 PM KrspaceT
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* What shows can't Toonami air and why? Why can't Toonami air Green Lantern the Animated Series and Young Justice (despite getting Beware the Batman), Panty and Stocking, Transformers Prime and reair Bobobo (and anything else they have mentioned that they can't air)
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