Post by inuyashasan87 on Sept 15, 2015 17:44:59 GMT -6
Hey guys Inu here one of the new members of Toonami Squad today I want to address Onepiece. When Toonami came back many people wanted dbz, naruto and onepiece come 2013 wish granted Onepiece is back at 1:00 am a great time slot for it however not everyone was happy about it. The staff decided since Onepiece is such a long show and they already showed a bunch of the older episodes on the Cartoon network Toonami this time around were starting at episode 207. This decision had mixed feelings from all the faithfuls. In one way its great episode 207 onepiece is now airing in Hd and they don't have to air older stretched episodes yet at the same time many want to watch onepiece from the beginning and a lot of us haven't seen skypeia or other older arcs so this is a problem already. Despite starting in the 200's onepiece still did alright in ratings and even got a lot of promotion but due to newer shows and schedule decisions onepiece later in the year moved to 1:30 and in 2015 after the block was cut in half onepiece had the sad fate of moving all the way to 2:30 am.
We were not happy about this decision and thus begun a lot of panic over will Toonami get rid of Onepiece. While it sucks that onepiece is on so late and that Attack on titan reruns on many occasions do better than it for being on at 2:30 Onepiece still pulls good numbers in fact I honestly think it does better at 2:30 ratings wise than it did when it was on at 1:00 and 1:30. I don't think Onepiece will leave Toonami however nothing is set in stone and one thing I do see happening is Onepiece getting moved to 3 am. Let me be very clear I am not a huge op fan but I do enjoy the show I don't think it deserved to get moved to 2:30 and I sure as heck don't want 3 am Onepiece. Right now attack on titan a rerun is holding down 3 am while it might just be replaced by another rerun like dandy, gits or even klk there is always a chance that a new show could replace titan. If such a thing happens what do you think the staff would do? Sure they could play said new show at 3 am but new shows should always be on at the earliest time slot which makes sense they would likely put this new show on at 2 am which means onepiece would get put at 3 am (no I don't think see shippuden getting put at 3 am over op because Naruto has done good since day 1 and has pulled a mill at 2:00 am many times) Yes I would rather have a new show replace titan but at the same time I don't want 3 am onepiece if only we still had 11:30. As of right now there has been no news of what's replacing titan reruns or any new schedule changes aside from parasyte coming in October at 1 am.
The future is unknown while anything can happen its best to stat positive and keep watching. Onepiece isn't going anywhere even it does move to 3 am at some point as long as people watch it Onepiece will never leave Toonami. That's all for now Banzai!