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** Another ''[=JoJo's=]''-related funny coincidence: The episode of ''{{Manga/Pop Team Epic}}'' that aired right before [[{{Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable}} Okuyasu's]] introductory episode had a reference to Okuyasu in it (his voice actor in the Japanese dub of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' played Part B Pipimi in ''[=PTE=]'' 's Japanese dub of that episode, so Kamikaze Douga snuck in the signature sound effect of Okuyasu's [[{{GuardianSpirit}} Stand]], [[{{ThePowerOfTheVoid}} The Hand]], when Pipimi got mad in the "Pop Team Cooking" segment).

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** Another ''[=JoJo's=]''-related funny coincidence: The episode of ''{{Manga/Pop Team Epic}}'' that aired right before [[{{Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable}} Okuyasu's]] introductory episode had a reference to Okuyasu in it (his voice actor in the Japanese dub of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' played Part B Pipimi in ''[=PTE=]'' 's Japanese dub of that episode, so Kamikaze Douga snuck in the signature sound effect of Okuyasu's [[{{GuardianSpirit}} [[{{FightingSpirit}} Stand]], [[{{ThePowerOfTheVoid}} The Hand]], when Pipimi got mad in the "Pop Team Cooking" segment).

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** Another ''[=JoJo's=]''-related funny coincidence: The episode of ''{{Manga/Pop Team Epic}}'' that aired right before [[{{Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable}} Okuyasu's]] introductory episode had a reference to Okuyasu in it (his voice actor in the Japanese dub of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' played Part B Pipimi in ''[=PTE=]'' 's Japanese dub of that episode, so Kamikaze Douga snuck in the signature sound effect of Okuyasu's [[{{GuardianSpirit}} Stand]], [[{{ThePowerOfTheVoid}} The Hand]], when Pipimi got mad in the "Pop Team Cooking" segment).

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** The Midnight Run from the early 2000s going from five hours long on Saturday evening-Sunday morning to one hour long on weeknights. It not only reduced the amount of viewers who were able to stay up and watch it, but by the end of its run, it became rather repetitive (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and another show, a ''Gundam'' show and some other show, ''Gundam'' and/or ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', etc.) Plus its abrupt suspension due to the creation of Creator/AdultSwim...

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** ''Ratings.'' [[WordOfGod Jason DeMarco]] attributed '''''part''''' of the reason One Piece was suddenly removed from the block in 2017 was due to it's low ratings. This led to a sudden rash of fear that low ratings will kill any of the show's placement on the block. [[note]]DeMarco later rectified that it was low ratings ''in addition to'' Toei increasing the broadcasting fees that led to One Piece's removal.[[/note]]


* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom said - what ''[[Creator/SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all. As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]] [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]

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* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass TOM-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom TOM said - what ''[[Creator/SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all. As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]] [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]



** The one-minute techno remixes used to introduce each show were so awesome, they eventually put out several soundtracks.

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** The one-minute techno remixes music used to introduce each show were was so awesome, they eventually put out several soundtracks.



** In 2000, when Toonami still had a fanart segment, they implicitly said that they would not display artwork of any character that had not yet premiered on a specific show (namely [[Anime/DragonBallZ "NO TRUNKS"]]). However, you could easily see the fact that they '''did''' display fanart of [[Anime/SailorMoon Chibi Chibi]], who not only has never appeared in Toonami's ''Sailor Moon'' airings, but didn't appear in ''any'' airings inside of the United States, outside of fansubs, which some kids apparently watched back then. They may have assumed that since she had pink hair, she must have been existing character Chibi-Usa/Rini.
** Anime fans thinking that Toonami is only for anime while ignoring that Toonami focuses on "action cartoons" and has aired Western stuff for years. There are also anime fans who mistake it for a general anime block. Bar the oddities like ''Hamtaro'', Toonami is action-aimed.

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** In 2000, when the O.G. Toonami still had a fanart segment, they implicitly said that they would not display artwork of any character that had not yet premiered on a specific show (namely [[Anime/DragonBallZ "NO TRUNKS"]]). However, you could easily see the fact that they '''did''' display fanart of [[Anime/SailorMoon Chibi Chibi]], who not only has never appeared in Toonami's ''Sailor Moon'' airings, but didn't appear in ''any'' airings inside of the United States, outside of fansubs, which some kids apparently watched back then. They may have assumed that since she had pink hair, she must have been existing character Chibi-Usa/Rini.
** Anime fans thinking that Toonami is only for anime while ignoring that Toonami focuses on "action cartoons" and has aired Western stuff for years. There are also anime fans who mistake it for a general anime block. Bar the oddities like ''Hamtaro'', Toonami is ([[Manga/PopTeamEpic mostly]]) action-aimed.



** There's also the similar problem of anime fans claiming that, with streaming sites and services like Crunchyroll and Hulu that allow them to watch an anime almost immediately after it airs in Japan, Toonami has become essentially pointless. This is ignoring that 1) Toonami happens to be airing on [[Creator/AdultSwim one of the highest rated television networks]], 2) anime distribution companies like [=FUNimation=], Aniplex USA, and Sentai Filmworks actually ''want'' to have their shows air on the block, 3) Toonami is one of the very few television blocks currently dedicated to airing action animation, and the only one aimed at mature audiences, and 4) Toonami has its entire broadcast streamed on the official [adult swim] website ''for free''.

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** There's also the similar problem of anime fans claiming that, with streaming sites and services like Crunchyroll and Hulu that allow them to watch an anime almost immediately after it airs in Japan, Toonami has become essentially pointless. This is ignoring that 1) Toonami happens to be airing on [[Creator/AdultSwim one of the highest rated television networks]], 2) anime distribution companies like [=FUNimation=], Aniplex USA, and Sentai Filmworks actually ''want'' to have their shows air on the block, and 3) Toonami is one of the very few television blocks currently dedicated to airing action animation, and the only one aimed at mature audiences, and 4) Toonami has its entire broadcast streamed on the official [adult swim] website ''for free''.audiences.



* FanonDiscontinuity: TOM 4 ''never'' happened. ''Ever''. Has waned a bit after the reveal that [[spoiler: Tom 3 and 4 are separate beings]].

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* FanonDiscontinuity: TOM 4 ''never'' happened. ''Ever''. Has It waned a bit after the reveal that [[spoiler: Tom 3 and 4 are separate beings]].



** During the April Fools Day 2012 broadcast, Toonami aired a commercial advertising the Bandai Entertainment DVD release of ''Gundam Wing'' (which had went out of print literally the day before) that would initially be a FunnyAneurysmMoment, saying to "pick up the [=DVDs=] wherever you can find them". Now that Creator/NozomiEntertainment has struck a deal with Creator/{{Sunrise}} to distribute almost all of the entire ''Gundam'' franchise in the U.S., ''Gundam Wing'' included, fans really will get to pick up those [=DVDs=].

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** During the April Fools Day 2012 broadcast, Toonami aired a commercial advertising the Bandai Entertainment DVD release of ''Gundam Wing'' (which had went out of print literally the day before) that would initially be a FunnyAneurysmMoment, saying to "pick up the [=DVDs=] wherever you can find them". Now that Creator/NozomiEntertainment has later struck a deal with Creator/{{Sunrise}} to distribute almost all of the entire ''Gundam'' franchise in the U.S., ''Gundam Wing'' included, so the fans really will get got another chance to pick up buy those [=DVDs=].



** At the end of each ''Tenchi'' promo, you hear the narrator say, "Love Stinks", keep in mind that [[Creator/PeterCullen that narrator was the voice of the original Optimus Prime]]! Mr. "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"! A character who is known for being serious and almost entirely lacking in a sense of humor (at least in later Transformers [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime shows]] and [[{{Film/Transformers}} movies]])!

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** At the end of each ''Tenchi'' promo, you hear the narrator say, "Love Stinks", "love stinks", keep in mind that [[Creator/PeterCullen that narrator was the voice of the original Optimus Prime]]! Mr. "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"! A character who is known for being serious and almost entirely lacking in a sense of humor (at least in later Transformers [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime shows]] and [[{{Film/Transformers}} movies]])!



** Back in 2011, one of the first shows that [=NeoToonami=] (which was essentially [[FanSequel a fan-made Toonami streamed on the internet]]) aired was ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. A couple years later, come August 16th, ''Gurren Lagann'' is now airing on the official Toonami.
** In 2013, around when the first season of ''Sword Art Online'' was announced to air, there were detractors claiming that airing the show would lead to ''the death of Toonami''. Fast forward to the time of this edit. Not only is Toonami still around, but the second season, ''Sword Art Online II'', is now officially slated to air.
** Back in the TOM 2.0 era, there was a review for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', during which TOM comments on the large amount of coins. ("I'm seein' coins in my sleep...") If he thinks that game has a lot of coins, let's wait until he plays [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2 one of the more recent Mario games]]...

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** Back in 2011, one of the first shows that [=NeoToonami=] (which was essentially [[FanSequel a fan-made Toonami streamed on the internet]]) aired was ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. A couple years later, come August 16th, ''Gurren Lagann'' is now started airing on the official Toonami.
** In 2013, around when the first season of ''Sword Art Online'' was announced to air, there were detractors claiming that airing the show would lead to ''the death of Toonami''. Fast forward to the time of this edit. Not only is Toonami still around, but the second season, ''Sword Art Online II'', is now officially slated to air.
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** Back in the TOM 2.0 era, there was a review for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', during which TOM comments on the large amount of coins. ("I'm seein' coins in my sleep...") If he thinks that game has a lot of coins, let's wait until he plays [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2 one of the a more recent Mario games]]...game]]...



** When ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' first aired on Creator/AdultSwim in 2003 and did gangbusters for the block, [adult swim] pushed several times for a second season. 13 years later, [[https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1577197059237802&substory_index=0&id=1440408039583372 they're finally getting their wish]].
** It seems that whenever [[http://toonamifaithful.com/ ToonamiFaithful.com]] makes an AprilFoolsDay joke, said joke eventually becomes a reality. Case and point is this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUxS9eqxuA fake promo]] for ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', made for April Fools Day 2015. About a year later, it was [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-will-air-jojos-bizarre-adventure-in-october/ announced]] that the show ''really would'' be airing on Toonami. Especially now that "Stardust Crusaders" (the season shown in the fake bump, which is actually Season 2) will now be airing as well!
** The old DBZ movies Adult Swim Toonami aired before Kai were the first Cooler and Broly films. Toonami would later gain Super, series with their own versions 'other Freiza' and 'Legendary Super Saiyan' in the Universe 6 and Universal Survival Tournament arcs.

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** When ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' first aired on Creator/AdultSwim in 2003 and did gangbusters for the block, [adult swim] pushed several times for a second season. 13 years later, [[https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1577197059237802&substory_index=0&id=1440408039583372 they're they finally getting got their wish]].
** It seems that whenever [[http://toonamifaithful.com/ ToonamiFaithful.com]] makes an AprilFoolsDay joke, said joke eventually becomes a reality. Case and point is this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUxS9eqxuA fake promo]] for ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', made for April Fools Day 2015. About a year later, it was [[http://toonamifaithful.com/toonami-will-air-jojos-bizarre-adventure-in-october/ announced]] that the show ''really would'' be airing on Toonami. Especially now that "Stardust Crusaders" (the season shown in the fake bump, which is actually Season 2) will now be airing has aired as well!
** The old DBZ movies Adult Swim Toonami aired before Kai were the first Cooler and Broly films. Toonami would later gain Super, a series with their own versions of an 'other Freiza' and 'Legendary Super Saiyan' in the Universe 6 and Universal Survival Tournament arcs.arcs, respectively.



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: While ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' is not actually a bad show, it's completely out of place in the Toonami block. So when ExecutiveMeddling gave them the show, the team decided to go for broke with the promos, using a [[LargeHamAnnouncer Peter Cullen voiceover]] in a completely serious tone over heroic hamster antics in a valiant attempt to make lemonade out of the lemon they'd been given. The effect was actually pretty awesome...[[NeverTrustATrailer for the promos]].

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: While ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' is not actually a bad show, it's completely out of place in the Toonami block. So when ExecutiveMeddling gave them the show, the team decided to go for broke with the promos, using a [[LargeHamAnnouncer Peter Cullen voiceover]] in a completely serious tone over heroic hamster antics in a valiant attempt to make lemonade out of the lemon they'd been given. The effect was actually pretty awesome... [[NeverTrustATrailer for the promos]].


* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom said - what ''[[SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all. As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]] [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]

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* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom said - what ''[[SteveBlum ''[[Creator/SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all. As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]] [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]



* CreatorWorship: Jason [=DeMarco=] and TOM's voice Cretor/SteveBlum get a lot of this from Toonami's fandom, since the block's return. (That being said, the former sometimes doesn't escape [[ScapegoatCreator complaints regarding certain shows on Toonami]].

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* CreatorWorship: Jason [=DeMarco=] and TOM's voice Cretor/SteveBlum Creator/SteveBlum get a lot of this from Toonami's fandom, since the block's return. (That being said, the former sometimes doesn't escape [[ScapegoatCreator complaints regarding certain shows on Toonami]].


* SacredCow: The block as a whole for a lot of anime (and action cartoon) fans, especially in UsefulNote/TheNewTens, and TOM and SARA, the hosts as well.

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* SacredCow: The block as a whole for a lot of anime (and action cartoon) fans, especially in UsefulNote/TheNewTens, UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, and TOM and SARA, the hosts as well.

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* CreatorWorship: Jason [=DeMarco=] and TOM's voice Cretor/SteveBlum get a lot of this from Toonami's fandom, since the block's return. (That being said, the former sometimes doesn't escape [[ScapegoatCreator complaints regarding certain shows on Toonami]].


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* SacredCow: The block as a whole for a lot of anime (and action cartoon) fans, especially in UsefulNote/TheNewTens, and TOM and SARA, the hosts as well.


* {{Narm}}: Oh, man, the ''acting'' in Trapped in Hyperspace's Toonami.com game. TOM maintained his original voice - thank god - but Swayzak unexplainably changed from an EvilSoundsDeep robotic VoiceOfTheLegion to a lisping New Zealand accented human voice. Even the actor was kind of nervous doing the voice!


** The old DBZ movies Adult Swim Toonami aired before Kai were the first Cooler and Broly films. Toonami would later gain Super, series with their own versions of 'other Freiza' and 'Legendary Super Saiyan' in the Universe 6 and Universal Survival Tournament arcs.

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** The old DBZ movies Adult Swim Toonami aired before Kai were the first Cooler and Broly films. Toonami would later gain Super, series with their own versions of 'other Freiza' and 'Legendary Super Saiyan' in the Universe 6 and Universal Survival Tournament arcs.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCaMawUtAiw TOM screaming in pain]] as his arm is rendered useless by the Intruder has become subject to this due to TOM's hilariously {{Narm}}y scream, which makes it less disturbing.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONtEYSrLZkM TOM Talking Smack]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCaMawUtAiw TOM screaming in pain]] as his arm is rendered useless by the Intruder has become subject to this due to TOM's hilariously {{Narm}}y scream, which makes it less disturbing.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONtEYSrLZkM com/watch?v=ONtEYSrLZkMof TOM Talking Smack]].



** TOM 4 in general, especially likening him to Thomas.


** TOM 4 in general, especially likening him to Thomas.



* {{Narm}}: Oh, man, the ''acting'' in Trapped in Hyperspace's Toonami.com game. TOM maintained his original voice - thank god - but Swayzak unexplainably changed from an EvilSoundsDeep robotic VoiceOfTheLegion to a lisping New Zealand accented human voice. Even the actor was kind of nervous doing the voice!



* PeripheryDemographic: TOM's final farewell closed with a reference to ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' -- a show that had appeared on Creator/AdultSwim, but never Toonami (until the relaunch). The relaunch itself can also fit into this bill. Even though the relaunched Toonami is geared towards a more adult and teenage male audience, that doesn't stop the block having female fans or even fans that are younger than their intended audience, especially kids who sneak downstairs and try to watch Adult Swim.

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* PeripheryDemographic: TOM's final farewell closed with a reference to ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' -- a show that had appeared on Creator/AdultSwim, but never Toonami (until the relaunch). The relaunch itself can also fit into this bill. Even though the relaunched Toonami is geared towards a more adult and teenage male audience, that doesn't stop the block having female fans or even fans that are younger than their intended audience, especially kids who sneak downstairs and try to watch Adult Swim. Basically, the block has fans of all ages.


* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom said - what ''[[SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all.
** As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]]
*** [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]

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* AlasPoorScrappy: The same fans who spent the last two years referring to TOM 4 as "[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Tom-ass the Toonami Engine]]" cried when he left. It was because a simple word ("Bang...") reminded the older audience - the ones who had watched Toonami through all eleven years - that they weren't forgotten. Sure, we thought they had when they started milking ''Naruto'' for all it was worth, (practically) changed hosts, and got rid of all the credible shows and original series. But what Tom said - what ''[[SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]]'' said - just meant so much more. The fact that 4chan practically broke down during the last hour or so of the final run, overwhelmed with nostalgia and [[TearJerker begging each other to do something to stop Toonami from shutting down]], simply adds to the heartbreak. In short, Toonami with a crappy looking host is still better than no Toonami at all.
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all. As of ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'', [[spoiler:he's the subject of KilledOffscreen[= / =]BusCrash, as the Intruder gloats about killing TOM 4, and WordOfGod confirms that his fellow crewmembers Flash and D weren't spared after the events of the tie-in comic. Poor guy.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Even ''worse'' was that he and his friends were stranded on the moon at the time, all they wanted was to get home, instead TOM 4 spends the last 36 hours of his life running from the Intruder, and just when it things finally looked up... [[ShootTheShaggyDog it's revealed it survived Tom 4's attack.]]]]



* CriticalResearchFailure: In 2000, when Toonami still had a fanart segment, they implicitly said that they would not display artwork of any character that had not yet premiered on a specific show (namely [[Anime/DragonBallZ "NO TRUNKS"]]). However, you could easily see the fact that they '''did''' display fanart of [[Anime/SailorMoon Chibi Chibi]], who not only has never appeared in Toonami's ''Sailor Moon'' airings, but didn't appear in ''any'' airings inside of the United States, outside of fansubs, which some kids apparently watched back then. They may have assumed that since she had pink hair, she must have been existing character Chibi-Usa/Rini.
** Anime fans thinking that Toonami is only for anime while ignoring that Toonami focuses on "action cartoons" and has aired Western stuff for years.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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In 2000, when Toonami still had a fanart segment, they implicitly said that they would not display artwork of any character that had not yet premiered on a specific show (namely [[Anime/DragonBallZ "NO TRUNKS"]]). However, you could easily see the fact that they '''did''' display fanart of [[Anime/SailorMoon Chibi Chibi]], who not only has never appeared in Toonami's ''Sailor Moon'' airings, but didn't appear in ''any'' airings inside of the United States, outside of fansubs, which some kids apparently watched back then. They may have assumed that since she had pink hair, she must have been existing character Chibi-Usa/Rini.
** Anime fans thinking that Toonami is only for anime while ignoring that Toonami focuses on "action cartoons" and has aired Western stuff for years. There are also anime fans who mistake it for a general anime block. Bar the oddities like ''Hamtaro'', Toonami is action-aimed.



* DorkAge: The TOM 4.0 era was hated by a lot of fans for the [[UncannyValley TOM's]] [[YouDontLookLikeYou redesign]], and for things like the Absolution and [[SpaceshipGirl SARA]] being [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped without any indication of a reason]]. The general [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwing]] of multiple shows reducing the block to nothing but reruns and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' led many to suspect ExecutiveMeddling, especially given that this happened in 2007, after the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Mooninite]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom bomb scare]] and the resulting management shake-ups at Creator/CartoonNetwork, eventually leading to the channel's NetworkDecay. Then the block [[ScrewedByTheNetwork got taken]] [[{{Cancellation}} off]], and [[AlasPoorScrappy people mourned its passing]], no matter what they'd thought about the {{retool}}... But when Toonami [[{{Uncancelled}} came]] [[NetworkToTheRescue back]], [[CanonDiscontinuity it was with an updated version of the previous, well-liked TOM 3, with the Absolution back in space, and with no mention of the last few years of the original run]]. Until a ShoutOut was made to TOM 4 that insinuated there were multiple TOMS running around.

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* DorkAge: DorkAge:
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The TOM 4.0 era was hated by a lot of fans for the [[UncannyValley TOM's]] [[YouDontLookLikeYou redesign]], and for things like the Absolution and [[SpaceshipGirl SARA]] being [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped without any indication of a reason]]. The general [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwing]] of multiple shows reducing the block to nothing but reruns and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' led many to suspect ExecutiveMeddling, especially given that this happened in 2007, after the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Mooninite]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom bomb scare]] and the resulting management shake-ups at Creator/CartoonNetwork, eventually leading to the channel's NetworkDecay. Then the block [[ScrewedByTheNetwork got taken]] [[{{Cancellation}} off]], and [[AlasPoorScrappy people mourned its passing]], no matter what they'd thought about the {{retool}}... But when Toonami [[{{Uncancelled}} came]] [[NetworkToTheRescue back]], [[CanonDiscontinuity it was with an updated version of the previous, well-liked TOM 3, with the Absolution back in space, and with no mention of the last few years of the original run]]. Until a ShoutOut was made to TOM 4 that insinuated there were multiple TOMS running around.



* GatewaySeries: Entire generations of fans learned about anime in general from the network - without it, the anime boom of the early 2000s would likely have never happened. Itís no surprise because of this that quite a few fans say that the original cancellation of Toonami [[EndOfAnAge marked the end of that anime boom]], and the blockís revival [[HopeSpringsEternal is proof that we are in the middle of another one.]].

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* GatewaySeries: GatewaySeries:
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Entire generations of fans learned about anime in general from the network - without it, the anime boom of the early 2000s would likely have never happened. Itís no surprise because of this that quite a few fans say that the original cancellation of Toonami [[EndOfAnAge marked the end of that anime boom]], and the blockís revival [[HopeSpringsEternal is proof that we are in the middle of another one.]].



* GrowingTheBeard: For the FramingDevice itself, it was ''The Intruder'' miniseries for establishing ''everything'' that makes Toonami unique.
** Toonami's beard first emerged with the acquisition of its two killer app anime; ''Sailor Moon'' and Dragon Ball Z.
** Toonami's relaunch grew its beard when they fully expanded to six hours in length. The beard thickened considerably when it gained One Piece to complete the Naruto-Bleach-One Piece trinity.

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* GrowingTheBeard: GrowingTheBeard:
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For the FramingDevice itself, it was ''The Intruder'' miniseries for establishing ''everything'' that makes Toonami unique.
** Toonami's beard first emerged with the acquisition of its two killer app anime; ''Sailor Moon'' and Dragon ''Dragon Ball Z.
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** Toonami's relaunch grew its beard when they fully expanded to six hours in length. The beard thickened considerably when it gained One Piece ''One Piece'' to complete the Naruto-Bleach-One Piece ''Naruto-Bleach-One Piece'' trinity.



* UncannyValley: The TOM 4-era [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] had movable facial features and gave the distinct impression that they would eat your face if you changed the channel. Or ''didn't'' change the channel.

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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The TOM 4-era [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] had movable facial features and gave the distinct impression that they would eat your face if you changed the channel. Or ''didn't'' change the channel.


** Reviving Toonami also did wonders for the anime portion of [adult swim], previously known as [adult swim] Action. At the time before Toonami made its return, the anime block consisted mainly of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' premieres and reruns of older shows, and was netting middling ratings at best. After Toonami came back (and brought with it ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland'' and ''Anime/CasshernSins''), anime as a whole on [adult swim] began improving, airing more premieres, keeping reruns to a minimum, bringing back old shows like ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and netting some of the best ratings [adult swim] has ever seen. It's culminated in Toonami bringing in big-name titans such as ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', as well as helming brand new seasons of ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. Not bad for an action-animation block some have said [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would never catch on in the modern era]].

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** Reviving Toonami also did wonders for the anime portion of [adult swim], previously known as [adult swim] Action. At the time before Toonami made its return, the anime block consisted mainly of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' premieres and reruns of older shows, and was netting middling ratings at best. After Toonami came back (and brought with it ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland'' and ''Anime/CasshernSins''), anime as a whole on [adult swim] began improving, airing more premieres, keeping reruns to a minimum, bringing back old shows like ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and netting some of the best ratings [adult swim] has ever seen. It's culminated in Toonami bringing in big-name titans such as ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', as well as helming brand new seasons of ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. Not bad for an action-animation block some have said [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would never catch on in the modern era]].
era of streaming]].


** Reviving Toonami also did wonders for the anime portion of [adult swim], previously known as [adult swim] Action. At the time before Toonami made its return, the anime block consisted mainly of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' premieres and reruns of older shows, and was netting middling ratings at best. After Toonami came back (and brought with it ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland'' and ''Anime/CasshernSins''), anime as a whole on [adult swim] began improving, airing more premieres, keeping reruns to a minimum, bringing back old shows like ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and netting some of the best ratings [adult swim] has ever seen. It's culminated in Toonami bringing in big-name titans such as ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', as well as helming brand new seasons of ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. Not bad for an action-animation block.

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** Reviving Toonami also did wonders for the anime portion of [adult swim], previously known as [adult swim] Action. At the time before Toonami made its return, the anime block consisted mainly of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' premieres and reruns of older shows, and was netting middling ratings at best. After Toonami came back (and brought with it ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland'' and ''Anime/CasshernSins''), anime as a whole on [adult swim] began improving, airing more premieres, keeping reruns to a minimum, bringing back old shows like ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and netting some of the best ratings [adult swim] has ever seen. It's culminated in Toonami bringing in big-name titans such as ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', as well as helming brand new seasons of ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. Not bad for an action-animation block.
block some have said [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would never catch on in the modern era]].


** Musically, the block was responsible for introducing many kids (and adults) to artists like {{Music/Daft Punk}}, {{Music/The White Stripes}}, Amon Tobin, {{Music/Run The Jewels}}, and many, many others.

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** Musically, the block was responsible for introducing many kids (and adults) to artists like {{Music/Daft Punk}}, {{Music/The White Stripes}}, Amon Tobin, {{Music/Run Run The Jewels}}, Jewels, and many, many others.

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