Cartoon Network announced Saturday September 20, at Anime Weekend Atlanta, that Saturday night’s broadcast was the final bow for Toonami. After eleven years, the network was cancelling the programming block.
Well, what should I say? I think the title may give it away but if not, I’m here to write about anime. I’d love to sit here and write out a long (and beautifully written I might add) post about how I came to be an anime fan, where it all started, and when, but frankly I don’t think any of you could read it without actually becoming catatonic, so I’ll just go with the short version.
I saw my first anime on a Saturday morning when I was young enough that I don’t remember how old I actually was. It’s a fair guess that I was probably just entering the double digit ages though. That anime happened to be Sailor Moon. I’m only mildly ashamed now to say that I was hooked after seeing only one episode (and it was most certainly not the first episode of the series either.) From then on I would always try to catch the show each week.
Not long after being introduced to the Sailor girls they were moved to showing every weekday morning, following DragonBall Z, my second, and longer lasting obsession with anime began there, each morning before school. Continue reading →