How Toonami Changed Anime (and Games) Forever

How Toonami Changed Anime (and Games) Forever

As the Summer of Gundam rolls to a conclusion, we examine the phenomenon that brought the franchise to America: Toonami!

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Episode Notes

As the Summer of Gundam rolls to a conclusion, we examine the phenomenon that brought the franchise to America: Toonami! With the help of special guest Henry Gilbert of What a Cartoon and Talking Simpsons fame, we discuss:

  • Toonami’s rise amidst the explosion of Pokemon and Final Fantasy VII
  • Why Gundam Wing was uniquely suited for American audiences
  • Eric’s undying love of Outlaw Star
  • How Kat didn’t realize Dragon Ball Z was actually popular until just recently
  • Steve Blum

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