Tear Jerker: Toonami

  • The greatest Tear Jerker of all (other than the finale) is no doubt when the first TOM died...many fans were no doubt shocked and horrified when they saw TOM get liquefied...
  • The closing speech is a Tear Jerker:
    "Well, this is the end, beautiful friends. After more than 11 years, this is Toonami's final broadcast. It's been a lot of fun, and we'd like to thank each and every one of you who made this journey with us. Toonami wouldn't have been anything without you. Hopefully we've left you with some good memories. So, until we meet again, stay gold.

    Bang."
    • If you ever saw Toonami before it met its untimely end, it's impossible to see that and not feel a tear come to your eye.
    • Steve Blum has stated at a con that recording that speech was among his most difficult to get through in his career.
    • It's made even worse by an archived thread on 4chan's /a/ from the last day of Toonami. The infamously rude and edgy board being reduced to tears from the sudden announcement of the block's cancellation and its final hours is just depressing to look at.
    • Hell, the music itself ("Tycho: Cascade") comes from [adult swim]'s soundtrack, "Ghostly Swim".
  • "Don't fear failure". The deep, emotional message and quotes used for this promo along with the Outlaw Star footage used in the promo has caused many a fan to tear up.
  • The April 1, 2012 one night revival on [adult swim] as part of their annual April Fool's stunt. Tears of joy, Manly Tears and tears of nostalgia all flowed freely as "Toonami" played shows from the glory days (including completely unexpected fare like Blue Submarine No. 6), Tom was brought back with new lines voiced by Steve Blum (who seemed to be shedding those nostalgia tears as well) and the previously posted "Broken Promises (Dreams)" promo was aired.
  • The first motivational speech from TOM since the TOM 2 era, simply titled "Life". It can be seen as a thank-you toward fans who brought the block back.
  • To the fans of Neotoonami, their final farewell is definitely this.
  • TOM trying to get a perfect day in his review of Pikmin 3. You can't help but shed some space dust along with him.
  • The entire treatment of Samurai Jack. Debuts on Toonami at 4AM without even so much as a promo to tell longtime fans of the show where it is and when they could watch it, then being pushed back to 4:30 and finally 5:30, and then being pulled from the block along with the rest of the back end without letting it's final two episodes air.
  • The removal of half the lineup on Feb 7, 2015. So many much loved shows [[Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Samurai Jack]] gone, some pulled way ahead of schedule. The truly tear-jerking part is we may never see any of them again!


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