Gurren Lagann Announced for Toonami

Gurren Lagann | Saru Anime

Believe in the Toonami that believes in you! Or, uh, something.

Anyway, good news for Toonami fans: Gurren Lagann will be airing on the block starting August 16th at 2 AM. The reveal was made via a Tumblr Q&A video and was slipped between news of DBZ Kai Uncut making its debut this Fall and a little letdown for Gundam Wing fans. SARA breaks the news gently: “We love Gundam Wing, but we can’t air it right now.”

Though Gurren Lagann isn’t the newest series on the market, it’ll make a great addition to Toonami’s lineup. It’s action-packed, wonderfully animated, and has a story and cast that will have newcomers hooked. I’m definitely willing to rewatch the series as it airs.

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Sailor Moon Crystal – Episode 2

Sailor Moon Crystal | Episode Two

Episode two of Sailor Moon Crystal debuted to an excited and worried crowd on Saturday. On the one hand, longtime Sailor Moon fans are still extremely optimistic about this new series and its faithfulness to the manga. On the other hand though, the new character designs and the new series’ animation style has yet to win over a portion of the viewer base. Episode two was Sailor Moon Crystal’s chance to prove itself again to both sets of fans. And did it?

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Sailor Moon Crystal – Episode One

Sailor Moon Crystal | Episode One

When I was eight years old, I would rush home from elementary school to watch Sailor Moon on Cartoon Network every afternoon. It was a tradition that lasted for years, and my interest in the show bordered at times on religious fanaticism. My first attempt at drawing (outside of the toddler doodle-and-scribble stage) was a picture of Sailor Moon herself. I never would have discovered the manga section of my local bookstore if I wasn’t trying to hunt down the “comic that inspired the show!” I taught myself how to navigate the internet and search engines looking for Sailor Moon websites, and the first website I ever built was a Sailor Moon fansite.

Today, at twenty-five years old, I rushed home from work to watch the first episode of the series’ reboot, Sailor Moon Crystal.

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Free! Eternal Summer – Episode 1

Free! Eternal Summer | Episode One

It’s back guys and gals, the second season of your favorite swimming anime: Free! – Eternal Summer. I won’t go into detail regarding season one of Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, but if you need a recap, check out my series of reviews from last summer. Instead, let’s just dive right in!

I even promise I won’t make any more stupid swimming jokes.

Probably.

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