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RR529

Umm, the AS Toonami forum is in chaos.

Apparently, not only did FMA:B end it's run tonight, Bleach (the show with the highest ratings for Toonami) is going on hiatus after next week.

Will they keep Bleach, because of it's ratings power (breaking their no direct replay promise), or do they replace it with something new, until it comes back with new episodes (and what new show could possibly earn the spot to open the night)?

Current speculation (based on some sort of, usually unreliable, online schedule) has Bleach still in the lineup (in either the first or second slot), with a new show either before or after, with the addition of the new show pushing everything back a half hour (and moving E7 into FMA:B's hour slot). Also, it's assumed that ThunderCats & Samurai 7 will switch places (moving TC forward again, & S7 back again), for whatever reason.

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I'm starting to think Beika City has a higher crime rate than Gotham City.

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I'm starting to think Beika City has a higher crime rate than Gotham City.

I'd agree if Batman hadn't started like in then 30s or whatever.

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RR529

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

Bleach as gone on hiatus before and they just show reruns so they're going to do the same thing here.

That was before they revived the Toonami name. Once they revived Toonami, they promised they wouldn't directly show reruns of a show after new episodes stopped (in other words, they promised that whenever a show completes a run/they run out of new episodes, they'll take it off the schedule for a bit, to keep the lineup from being stale). They've kept the promise so far:

Deadman Wonderland - replaced by Samurai 7 once it's run ended.

Casshern Sins - replaced by Tenchi Muyo GXP once it's run ended.

Cowboy Bebop - replaced by Eureka 7 once it's run ended (brought back later, when block expanded).

Ghost in the Shell - replaced by InuYasha, once it's run ended.

If they keep holding their promise, both FMA:B and Bleach should have replacements, since new episodes of Bleach will stop, & FMA:B just finished it's run.

FMA:B's replacement is more predictable (probably bring back another old show, like GitS or Casshern Sins). It'll be interesting to see what they'll do with Bleach, because I highly doubt they'll open up the night with repeats, even if they don't remove it from the schedule altogether.

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I'm going to start Usagi Drop either tomorrow or Wednesday. Looks good. Also, I think after that I'm going to watch Mirai Nikki. Better known as Future Diary. I was reading the manga for it but apparently Tokyo Pop stopped bringing it over near the end or something. I was close enough to the end of the manga that I figured I'll just finish the series through the anime. I hope it was faithful.
So what are you guys' favorite anime endings? Brotherhood has to have one of the best ever for me.

RR529

Just finished chapter 402 of Bleach. Only about 30 chapters left (the site I go to doesn't have the newest chapters, unfortunately).

It looks like I'll be able to finish up the whole ordeal with Aizen though, which is all I care about. By this point, every secret about everything has been revealed, and they've pulled out all the stops for an epic final confrontation, so anything further would feel like a cheap attempt to artificially lengthen the story.

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Raylax

I picked up the FMA Brotherhood OVA Collection and Sacred Star of Milos the other day. Plugged through the OVA yesterday. Nice little eps (a couple pretty funny, especially Izumi's month of training on Briggs Mountain) but nothing spectacular. The 16 bonus episodes of yonkoma adaptations were outright hilarious though, and made the purchase worthwhile. Gonna watch SSoM tonight.

Picked up Welcome to the Space Show too, looks right up my street

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RR529

Finished up all the Bleach chapters that the website I go to has. The whole Aizen ordeal is over with though, so I'm content. Honestly, trying to continue the story any further would be a disservice.

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He (Aizen) was responsible for every single bad thing that happened to anyone in the series, every single character in the d*mn series joined forces to fight him (even early one off characters like Don Kanoji), he single handedly obliterated everyone, and every secret has been exposed. Seriously, how do you top that?

I know Ichigo loses his abilities, but it kinda feels right. It was due to Aizen's manipulations that Ichigo was brought into the world of the shinigami, and with Aizen's end, Ichigo can now live a peaceful, normal life.

Spoilers end

I guess now I'm off to read some random sports manga in their catalogue (as I've never saw a sports themed anime/manga, it'll be a new experience for me).

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Raylax

Anyone care to list off some reflective animes? Things like 5 Centimeters Per Second, Whisper Of The Heart, Only Yesterday. I feel like watching something like that, love those kind of anime (I'm sure there's a specific term for them but I can't think of what it is off the top of my head)

In other news, I found this absolutely stunning Princess Mononoke art I thought I'd share (and promptly set it as my Kindle wallpaper).

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RR529

@Raylax, unfortunately, I don't think I've seen any shows like that (the only anime I've really watched, is what gets on TV, and that tends to be the action heavy stuff).

Just started reading Beach Stars, myself. It'll be my first sports themed manga (this particular one being about beach volleyball).

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RR529

Finished the first volume of Beach Stars. Again, this is my first sports manga, so I can't compare it to anything else, but it's kept my attention so far (small spoilers ahead).

The star player of her school's volleyball team is dismayed when she finds out that the school has discontinued the program. After sulking for a bit, her friends take her to the beach, where she finds out about beach volleyball. Her excitement is quickly dashed however, as she is humiliated by an Olympic pro that just happened to be in the area. Now she's determined to build a team, enter a famous tournament, and get revenge (of course, getting involved in other grudge matches along the way. small spoilers end).

I'll have to warn that this is for older manga fans, as spending plenty of time on the beach, means there have been plenty of fan service-ery moments (although, there's only one quick bit of nudity so far, if that's any consolation).

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astarisborn94

Just watching the 1980s uncut Astro Boy whenever I can find them legally on the Internet. Currently done at a very slow pace...

I would be watching more anime if I didn't feel so strongly against watching them illegally (admittely, I did watch Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball on YouTube, but I stopped when I realized that what I was doing was drawing away sales) and I wasn't so strapped for time.

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I just started watching Soul Eater. It's pretty good!

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Starman-Deluxe wrote:

I just started watching Soul Eater. It's pretty good!

Read it. The anime had a totally made-up ending.

yes he should totally drop the anime to read a 30+ volume manga series RIGHT NOW just because "they changed it now it sucks" logic (i.e. no logic)

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RR529

Just finished volume 2 of Beach Stars.

Slower than the first volume, besides finishing up a match that had started in the first volume, there were no matches in this one. Just lots of training & building the group. Hoping volume 3 picks up a bit.

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RR529

I now have the first 5 volumes of Beach Stars finished. Things have really improved these past couple volumes. The action has really kicked off (they're in a tournament), and while not gone, the fan service seems to have been somewhat toned down.

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