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ITT: Ways in which Toonami changed/improved our lives.

I probably would never have heard about Daft Punk if not for Midnight Run.
>> harblholic !tK4ashPPPM 09/20/08(Sat)23:56 No.5909269
Tom 1 taught me the meaning of courage.
>> Anonymous 09/20/08(Sat)23:58 No.5909292
>> Anonymous 09/20/08(Sat)23:58 No.5909294
Same as OP, but with Gorillaz.
>> Anonymous 09/20/08(Sat)23:58 No.5909312
The Midnight Run was the shit. Loved it.
>> Anonymous 09/20/08(Sat)23:59 No.5909320
pretty much 95% of all my imagination, creativity, ability to dream, and find pleasure from fantasy and science fiction all came from toonami
>> Phil 09/20/08(Sat)23:59 No.5909330
holy shit i remember that epic night. it was back in 2001, what was the date exactly? I remember digimon season 3 was supposed to start the next morning (a saturday). good times.
>> Anonymous 09/20/08(Sat)23:59 No.5909345
I wonder if the people who worked on toonami are browsing /co/ right now?

How do they feel?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909356
Samurai Jack gave me good taste in cartoons.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909357
Those videos introduced me to Daft Punk AND Leiji Matsumoto.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909360
This. Fucking this.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909362
Toonami fucking introduced me to the idea of an "action-cartoon".
i.e., when animators from America and Japan get off their ass and use animation for something other than Ren & Stimpy bullshitting around for 22 minutes.

It was this basic concept that made me want to pursue a career in artistic animation.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909363
Love of science fiction, anime, techno.

Toonami was a big part of shaping me.
>> Anonymoose !x4vv0ZYuAo 09/21/08(Sun)00:00 No.5909369
Oh man, same. I didn't know Daft Punk existed until they had that AMV night.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:01 No.5909376
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Have you all forgotten about me?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:01 No.5909384
How to be strong
How to fight, even against the overwhelming odds
How to believe in the power of good
If you do something with your loved ones in mind, anything is possible
How getting the girl and saving the day is a dream anyone can achieve

Fuck, I'm crying so hard because of this list. If TOM never existed.....
>> Phil 09/21/08(Sun)00:02 No.5909415
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:03 No.5909427
Daft Punk is terrible though.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:03 No.5909432
Gorillaz sucked, but fuck yeah Daft Punk.

I picked them up after remembering how much I loved One More Time. I used to think they actually looked like that (sans being blue aliens) as a band, that it was a full band.

At least this thread might have real discussion, not just ;_; BAWWW WE MISS U REST IN PEACE GOODNITE SWEETE PRINZE
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:04 No.5909455
Daft Punk and Gorillaz are my two favorite bands. My love of action cartoons, harem genre, giant robots. And courage. Whenever I feel down I go watch those old tom videos
>> Phil 09/21/08(Sun)00:04 No.5909462
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>> Phil 09/21/08(Sun)00:06 No.5909514
also extremely relevant to toonami tonight
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:11 No.5909595
Daft Punk

Big O

Samurai Jack

Toonami was the stuff of legends when I was a kid! I ate, slept and dreamed fantasy and science fiction because of this shit! Damn...

People say that violence and mature themes desensitize kids. Fuck that! Watching Toonami is the reason I started day dreaming about robots and swordfights in the first place, and it's the reason I'll keep dreaming until I die.

Fuck you Cartoon Network...
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:24 No.5909950
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:28 No.5910037
I completely forgot that I first really learned about Daft Punk and Gorrillaz from Toonami.
Fuck, man; they're still two of my favorite bands.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:29 No.5910060
gorillaz would be good if they lost the goth-punk bullshit.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:31 No.5910078
>>5909595Fuck you Cartoon Network...

So who's ready for the Tim & Eric Marathon!?

What, too soon?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:33 No.5910133
Influenced me into being the person I am today. If I had never seen DBZ and all of the other awesome action anime and shows they aired, I would not be at an art school becoming an animator right now.

Not to mention all of those positive life lessons that the TOMs taught us. What power is, courage, friendship, etc. I don't even think messages like that are even IN cartoons anymore.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:36 No.5910182
Never mind them being IN cartoons. Kids always see that message and ignore it. TOM was able to get it across in 30 seconds. It was these messages that stuck with me.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:37 No.5910205

Well, the people at Adult Swim browse /a/. Poster even started letting them know what was coming and apologized for it.

As for me, Toonami got me into anime, turned me on to Daft Punk and Gorillaz, and gave me something to talk about with my friends when we weren't playing on the playground.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:40 No.5910235
It told me I had a right to dream, and that I'd decide my own destiny by standing up against any self-doubt.
It introduced me to anime. I would watch DBZ every afternoon. It was perfect to my little fifth grade mind.
Like OP, it introduced me to Daft Punk. So, in a way, I should thank TOM for sowing the seed of electronic love that has grown so tall. Oh, and The White Stripes.
Toonami also scared the shit out of me. That Big O episode with the little girl... The red balloon... Watching at midnight... That memory still makes me feel... bothered, for some reason.
>> Otsuko !zn6obdUsOA 09/21/08(Sun)00:40 No.5910236
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:41 No.5910251
Genres, do you know them?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:42 No.5910264
DBZ, Kenshin, and G Gundam were fucking action fuel.

>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)00:43 No.5910282

back when Toonami was the best thing on TV

Manly Tears
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:44 No.5910286
Toonami helped shape me into who I am today.

I could go into vast detail but I simply won't.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:44 No.5910293
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>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:48 No.5910305
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:49 No.5910322
I saw the Interstella video first the first time on Toonami. "One More Time!". It was the first time I saw the favorite band and it took me 3 years to find out who did it.

>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)00:49 No.5910324

Effective Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Cartoon Network has canceled the block and has aired its final transmission on the same day. Employees who worked on the block will be going to other parts of the channel. Anime will be mostly handled by Adult Swim, and there will be a action block replacing Toonami on Friday nights afterwards. Toonami Jetstream will remain without the Toonami name. [1] At the end of Toonami's final airing, the host, voiced by Steven Blum, ended the block by saying "bang"; this was the signature of one of Steven Blum's other roles, Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.

Goodbye Childhood
Fight to keep the last bit up on Wikipedia
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:50 No.5910333
God, Toonami taught me to never give up, that through friendship and sheer will you can overcome any odds. It's bullshit, but it's the most inspiring bullshit ever.
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It taught me that I'm an old old old fuck because it goes off the air the day befor my 25th birthday. Eleven fucking years ago I was getting yelled at for not coming out to dinner because I COULD NOT MISS Toonami.

But seriously - it's that I've grown to appreciate and love the classic hand-drawn styles, and not that slick high-gloss animation most productions sport now.

I will also forever be an utter freak for this show. THERE IS A LEGEND.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:52 No.5910361
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:54 No.5910388
Toonami was my childhood.

Always looked forward to getting home and watching some goddamn kickass cartoons.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:54 No.5910398
Toonami showed me anime. It showed me that cartoons where not just for kids. It showed me that imagination, creativity, and dreams were life skills, not kiddy pastimes. TOM's inspirational messages stuck in me, subconsciously stronger than anyone else's advice. It gave me the courage to like what I liked and fuck anyone else's opinion.

It seems cheesy to say that a cartoon block had influence on someone, but TOM was no ordinary host and Toonami was no ordinary program block.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:55 No.5910408
I saw it on the website.

Discovery was the first CD I ever bought. It was kind of a big deal for me since I always thought having CDs and listening to music and stuff was something big kids did.

I remember laying on my stomach playing Golden Sun with Crescendolls playing on my bulky handheld CD player.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:55 No.5910412
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:55 No.5910413

Same as OP. Daft is like my favorite group and I've bought all their Cds.


Toonami though, was a foundation of my childhood. From all the responses, I know I'm not the only one. They shaped a generation of kids to be good people. I'm really depressed right now
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:57 No.5910429
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Screencapped for your pleasure.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:58 No.5910451
toonami gave me friends..I would talk to the guys in my class about the episode of dragon ball z and talk about how hot tuxedo mask was in sailor moon
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)00:59 No.5910457

>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:00 No.5910470
You know what's totally fucked up? This morning I had the strangest urge to listen to all Daft Punk's 'Discovery' and then I fucking listened to Gorillaz for no other reason than I wanted to dance. I hadn't even heard about Toonami dying...but damn, it's like I'd had a feeling without even realizing.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)01:01 No.5910483
thank you anon
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:01 No.5910484
Now I'm on ebay looking for this series. MEMORIES...

Dammit, now I'm listening to the old Toonami soundtrack and watching the mix vids on youtube. That ending nearly brought me to tears with the "Bang" line...
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:03 No.5910514
You know what was strange /co/?

before i knew this was going on...i was watching the speed racer movie on demand.

Speed racer used to be on cartoonnetwork and it was one of their first animes.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)01:04 No.5910516
you sir are some sort of sorceror
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:05 No.5910544
/co/'s blog, the Nerd Rage report is here.

We submit to you this post which makes a more permanent commentary on Toonami as a whole. We strongly urge anyone who's interested to check it out and leave your personal stories. Toonami had an effect on us all comrades. Let us record our memories.

Bang ;_;

>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:06 No.5910564
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>>/co/'s blog
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:07 No.5910577
I probably would have turned out heterosexual if it weren't for G Gundam and Domon's ass.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:07 No.5910580
Man. I could thank Toonami for so many things.

It introduced me to Gorillaz, thus introducing me to Jamie Hewlett, who is a major artistic influence for me.
It also didn't treat me like a child. Toonami didn't pander to me like other shows. It knew that I could understand what it was trying to say.

And the list goes on.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:08 No.5910594

Yes, /co/'s blog. We have one. It's been established.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:13 No.5910667
I remember watching toonami when I was a kid at my uncles house since I didn't have cartoon network. Watching DBZ (pre-cell) and gundam wing. It was one week and I still remember it clearly.

Then I finnally get Cartoon Network, wait for toonami to come on, and... what had happened... Sure Megas was awsome... but what had they done to my Gundam! Where were all those badass shows from the ads!

Where was my fucking afro guy with a blue suit!
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:17 No.5910734
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>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:24 No.5910876
Toonami was my whole world as a kid. It was what me and my friends DID... we watched Toonami, we talked about shows that aired on Toonami, we taped Toonami all the time. It was my gateway into internet fandom and... basically every part of my nerd life today.

I would not be who I am today if not for Toonami. My friends, my talents and interests, were all shaped by it.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:25 No.5910882
Toonami got my dad into Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo and even Dragon Ball Z. Its something we connected on.

We would watch it together sometimes. Then we'd laugh at our favorite parts later.

"Remember when Lady Une shot that guy, dad?"
"Which one?"
"The one she dropped out of the plane."
"Oh yeah! She didn't even want that slimy bastards blood on her carpet so she drops him out of the goddamn sky! Ahahaha!"
"Yeah! Out of the damn sky!"
"Don't curse, son."
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:27 No.5910925
Anyone who knows what "WE SHOULDN'T BE FIGHTING AT ALL!" is from wins.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:27 No.5910927


I Downloaded discovery as i was seeing the videos on CN.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:29 No.5910949
Gundam Wing
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:29 No.5910954
Holy Christ, your dad is fucking AWESOME. I'm pretty sure he's me from the future, also. Sup son.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:30 No.5910964

Oh god, I remember that part. When they showed the 'uncut' series on Adult Swim (where Heero told Relena he'd 'kill' her, not 'destroy' like was said on the Toonami version), I remember being in awe of her shooting the guy through the head as he's falling out the back of the plane. Holy fuck.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:30 No.5910968
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I think I found a picture of your dad.
>> Pazzo Jinn !MdF2kQevPY 09/21/08(Sun)01:31 No.5910974
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>>"Don't curse, son."

Dammit, I think I woke up my room mate with that laugh.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:31 No.5910990
Ding ding motherfucking ding.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:34 No.5911014
When season one of Beast Wars ended, I didn't know season 2 had moved to Sunday mornings. I stopped going to Toys R Us, too, so I didn't know the show was continuing.

I'd been watching Toonami since April of '97 after that. When I found out Toonami was airing the last five episodes of Season 2, I went NUTS.

I'm a TransFag 12 years running because of Toonami.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:34 No.5911019

If my ungodly oldfag nerd sense is right, it was Quatre who said it, right?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:34 No.5911028
Everything everyone has said in this thread, and this-

"Sleep is for the weak."
"Keep those eyes open!"

...I still can't believe they did this... or that I found out about it through 4chan- I'm watching Samurai Jack right now, because of the difference in time zones.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:35 No.5911030
I'm going back in time to relive the nineties. Except I can't tell you any of this in the- Ohhhh fuuuuuck.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:34 No.5911031
Goddamn right. Now where's my prize?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:36 No.5911058
I never would have met a bunch of my friends... on two occasions.
When I was a high school freshmen, I moved to California. I remembered Kenshin from Toonami and drew a picture of Kenshin. Threw it on my school binder. I had it out on my desk one day and this guy goes "... So... You like Kenshin?"
From that one event, and ultimately toonami, I was introduced to a now massive circle of friends whome I still see all the time.
I loved Toonami, and hope to one day get the same joy from something new I did from it.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:37 No.5911094
It introduced DBZ into my life.

As a slightly chubby 5th grader, that was fucking HUGE.

Then Outlaw Star, which I hated at first, then watched again like two weeks ago and realized I was an idiot for hating it.

Then Cowboy Bebop.

Toonami ruled my afternoons.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)01:38 No.5911101
Toonami was what made my childhood good, my friends in elementary school would talk about the latest DBZ, though we never mentioned the bumps. the bumps which sent messages i still follow to this day in my senior year in high school, they shaped my character, gave me my personal 'code of honor, and kept me from becoming a complete douchebag.

with each iteration of TOM i became more enthralled with the bumps, interested in the fact that rather than some no-name announcer or some filler between commercials, he was a true character, the true face of Toonami. the original TOM is hazy to me, as i was only 6-7 when toonami began broadcast, but the incident with the 'intruder' is still my biggest memory of the original tom, the next to versions were good, almost as good as the original, but then came the 4th and final version.

upon seeing him i knew that any thing that made toonami great was gone forever, only to be remembered by we, the Toonami Faithful.

Rest in Peace Toonami.
May any attempt to bring you back to your glory days be succesful.

>> TOKKA 09/21/08(Sun)01:39 No.5911131

Two shows ....

Outlaw Star AKA (Firefly The ANIME)
Big O

I miss midnight run
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:39 No.5911143
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About eight years ago (god, was it really that long?) I was in 6th grade and my brothers were seniors. After school they would have friends over from time to time. Back then, Dragon Ball Z was new and interesting. One day, having only seen one episode ever of the show, I walked in to see two characters fighting on a green world falling to pieces. One character had shining gold hair, while the other was a colorless lizard thing with lipstick. It was intense. I asked my brothers who the character with the gold hair was. "Goku." they responded. I was confused. Having seen at least one episode before (where Bulma had to retrieve the falling 4-star ball from the depths of the water), I asked, "But I thought Goku had black hair?" They responded with the a simple phrase that touched me forever.
"Yeah, but now he's a Super Saiyan."

I didn't know it then, but those words led to years of rushing home to watch an hour of TV for the next three years. The biggest and longest-lasting obsession I've ever had. My love, DBZ.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:40 No.5911156
Is ANYONE here older than 17?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:41 No.5911176
>>Toonami was what made my childhood good
This. My parents started their horrible 5 year divorce a year into Toonami and my god did I need it. Toonami was something I could look forward to every day no matter what was going on. I
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:42 No.5911206
I'm 22
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:42 No.5911209

I turn 25 TODAY. The day before Toonami is cancelled. Big fuckin' omen right there, chief.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:42 No.5911211
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:43 No.5911221
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:43 No.5911224

I'm 26 and I loved catching old Toonami when I was in high school. Thundercats, New Johnny Quest, Batman, DBZ, Sailor Moon, Super Adventures, etc.

It was a great block.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:44 No.5911258
What do I remember most about Toonami?


Toonami made even Hamtaro awesome towatch
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:44 No.5911262
if people weren't that's even sadder..that would mean toonami was their entire childhood
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:44 No.5911265

I'm 23, I still remember Moltar
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:44 No.5911267
>>5911224 here

Adding on: I loved Moltar.

>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:46 No.5911279
Bebop wasn't on Toonami. The lies /co/ tells!
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:47 No.5911295
It was about 65-70% of my childhood...
I remember getting off the bus, going home, taking a soda to my room and just turning the TV on right at 4 to watch toonami... so many days were that...
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:47 No.5911297

I'm 18. And you're old now.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:47 No.5911312
Okay, cool, just checking. Felt like I was the only mid-20's guy in this whole thread for a minute there.

26, by the way. Found it in April of '97, but haven't watched it regularly since 2005. When it went Saturday only, it was all downhill from there.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:48 No.5911323
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:52 No.5911389

That's VERY interesting Tom, so interesting that I think we should fight to the death. With KNIVES!
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)01:52 No.5911404
it WAS my whole childhood

you have no idea how i feel at this moment.

the only way i can sum this up is that everything must come to an end, and that nothing will last forever...

i feel really emo right now, but i'm not emo, today has been both an enlightening, and sad day for me

also, age 17
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:54 No.5911415
Knifin' around is the greatest SGCTG ever.
>> Pazzo Jinn !MdF2kQevPY 09/21/08(Sun)01:54 No.5911424

Really wishing I was 21 right now, to drown away the tears with sweet sweet liquor courage, but I know I couldn't do it.

Moltar and Tom taught me better then that.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:55 No.5911445
same here..turning 17 next month
I remember watching dbz with my mom..getting sailor moon tapes for my birthday..making friends over rurouni kenshin

I am so depressed right now its not even funny
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:55 No.5911446
Toonami introduced me to Daft Punk, Gorillaz and to love techno music.

I remember having a shitty day at elementary school but I could always count on coming home after it and watch some good old toonami shows to finally relax. And the friday night movies... Gundam Wind: Endless Waltz, Blue Submarine, DBZ movies... hell yes.

I also remember that when 9/11 happened, there was a shitstorm everywhere... it was sad and depressing everywhere. And that's when they were showing new episodes of DBZ. And that day, they didn't show one... that made me really mad. But then the next day, they showed TWO new episodes. That was fucking awesome.

Too many good memories with Toonami... too many. It was a very good run.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:56 No.5911454
about to be 21... spent half of my life on toonami. i kept on watching it still through all the crap so i could stay close to my youngest brother.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:57 No.5911465
Your childhood is over. You are now a man. Now get out of your mother's basement.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:58 No.5911477

I started drinking before I came on /co/ tonight and found this shit out.

So happy Blum gave it a nice sendoff. My spine shivers at the ending of the sign-off.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)01:58 No.5911488
19. I've been here for all of it.

I remember Moltar and yes, even Hamtaro was aweomse on Toonami.

>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:00 No.5911530
yeah man
i feel as though i lost a childhood friend.

nothing can replace it, nothing.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:02 No.5911547
Hell no, that was my favorite fucking one from that night. It creeped me out so bad.
>> Resident Stevil 09/21/08(Sun)02:02 No.5911551
It brought me and my friends closer. We'd all watch the different anime series when we got home after school and then we'd all talk about what happened respectively the next morning.

Basically made me who I am today.
>> The Amazing Writer-Man 09/21/08(Sun)02:03 No.5911581
"It's been a while, TOM."

"That it has, Sarah."

"I can only assume your return to The Absolution means that we are finished."

"Yep. Toonami's over."

Silence, save the hum of the machines in the background.

"So what does that mean for us?" TOM did not reply at first. Instead, he walked slowly to a large switch, wearing a frown. "TOM?"

"You already know," he said, clutching the switch.

"Yes," she said, a tinge of finality on her mechanical yet soothing voice, "I do."

"Stay golden, Sarah."

"You too, TOM. I think... I will miss you," she said.

"No," said TOM, sighing sorrowfully, pulling the switch. "You won't."

Sarah's hologram flickered for a few seconds before fading. The machines around TOM died out too. The Absolution was absolutely silent. The only light left in the room emanated from a single red button across from the switch TOM had just pulled.

Even slower this time, he somberly ambled to the switch. He scanned his memory banks for any file relating to Toonami, feeling one last rush of nostalgia. Finally, after what seemed like an all too short eternity, he arrived at the button, reading the label above it.

TOM Final Killswitch.

TOM, hand shaking, rested a single finger on the button. He sighed again, and whispered...

>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:04 No.5911613
A part of me is glad my parents got rid of cable. At the time I was whining and bitching because I wanted my Toonami. But I'm glad I never got to see Toonami fall, I don't have memories of it degrading, just of it shining.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:05 No.5911617

that is the crowning achievement of the new TOM's career, those last words

stay gold

my god, i never wanted something so beautifully said to not be true in my life.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:05 No.5911623
The shit shaped my life. I wouldn't be who I am now without those years of watching Toonami. I'm among the gorup that eventually decid to go into animation/art because of those years watching it...

It's not jjust the shows. We all go back and watch the shows all the time. It was TOONAMI. Tom, the Absolution, the commercials, the speeches, the style, the substance. It took programming and made it an art. They did it with purpose, handing down lessons like gifts. They made TV more than just TV. People aren't lying when they say that we just lost something, that Toonami made us who we are. And every time I read a post about it, every time I think about it...I cry. Not just feel shitty, but have tears rolling down my face, snot running out of my nose, and I shake my head while I wonder what happened. What happened? Things weren't supposed to be like this, guys. Childhood is supposed to pass, but it's not supposed to just go away like this did.

But I'll never forget this feeling. As I keep on trying to move forward, through all the shit that everything has become, I won't forget it, and I'll keep moving.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:06 No.5911632
Manly. Fucking. Tears. ;_;
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:07 No.5911648
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Fucking Masterpiece
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:07 No.5911657

I read that as I'm listening to the Black Hole Mix. Thanks, man. That was good.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:07 No.5911659
i can find no words to express the feelings i felt after reading this

>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:07 No.5911665

Now that's just being mean.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:08 No.5911669
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*cries forever*

<--- I like this version better
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:08 No.5911681

Toonami got me closer to my Grandparents also for some odd reason it really got me into ps1 and into art. With all the interviews that had with people telling kids to do their best.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:08 No.5911685
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:08 No.5911686
Holy shit, I just cried...


Is there taping of this, did this moment actually happen...?
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:09 No.5911699

do not rain on our parade, it would have been THE most beautiful way to end Toonami.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:09 No.5911710
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:10 No.5911722
Which one of these is right?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:12 No.5911750
The one that has hope.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:12 No.5911762

this mixed with >>5911581
would be the only Right way to end it

i take back what i said here>>5911699
the fusion of the above two would be the greatest send-off for Toonami imaginable
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:13 No.5911776
Personally I consider >>5911669 to be our canon. I like that its open ended and isn't dark just for the sake of being dark. Also, fits in with the various events Toonami had.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:13 No.5911782
I liked Writer-Man's... how would you fuse the two?
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:13 No.5911784
>> Anonymoose !x4vv0ZYuAo 09/21/08(Sun)02:14 No.5911788
Whichever one you want to be, anon. Whichever one you want to be.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:14 No.5911793
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:14 No.5911800
I'm 20. And I watched Toonami faithfully from '97 to about '04 or '05. Whenever Bobobobobobobobobobo started airing was about the time I stopped watching.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:15 No.5911814
Toonami taught me that I so fucking want a space ship like the Absolution, complete with female computer.
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:17 No.5911848
>>5911669This up to TOM3 burning the TOM4 (except for the Repair of the Absolution)

after that
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:17 No.5911858
/co/.... I love you... it ok to cry? ;-;
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:17 No.5911860
>> anonymoose !ilYNNEFUz. 09/21/08(Sun)02:18 No.5911867
the more i think of it
the more i want the Hope one to be true, if only if only
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:18 No.5911868

Shed your tears, we all have tonight
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:18 No.5911877
Writer-Man's, because it matches the mood with which Toonami really went out. Sorrowful and final.
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:19 No.5911878
>> Anonymous 09/21/08(Sun)02:19 No.5911880
I think we're all crying right about now.
>> The Amazing Writer-Man 09/21/08(Sun)02:19 No.5911881
Well. I suppose I should be proud of myself.

This was the first piece I've written on here that isn't erotic, unless you're into some kind of... I dunno, robonecrophilia?

Anyway, it isn't dark to be dark... we have to remember what happened with the Intruder, for one.

"What happened?"
"You were destroyed."
"I was destroyed?!"

TOM and Sarah... they were here to bring us happiness, through ToonamI, and though they were able to gain personality, humanity, to outgrow their inherent programming... they carried out their orders for over eleven long years. They have fulfilled their purpose. And so, in that one, tragic, sweet moment, I envisioned their end. They don't live on in themselves. They live on in us. Always remember that.