|Posted by Anna H. on February 22, 2015 at 2:00 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? After reading that Adult Swim is giving Dragon Ball Kai its own hour on Saturday nights, I am somewhat annoyed. I believe Jason DeMarco spends too much time pandering to certain fan bases.
The Dragon Ball franchise had its time more than 1-2 decades ago. Its fan base can also be the most obnoxious fan base. It is to the extent that certain DBZ fans are ashamed to admit, that they ARE fans.
The Adult Swim Team needs to think outside the box and STOP playing things safe. If you are a true Anime fan, then you already know there is more to Anime than Shonen Jump Action Anime like Dragon Ball.
Then again, Adult Swim made their disdain for Anime fans in general crystal clear by mocking fans (mostly Anime Otakus and Weeaboos). If the network seriously wants its viewers to watch more, the people in charge will air more animaton, that's worth watching. Most people I know became more interested in Adult Swim because of the Anime.
Now, hardly anyone watches the network, unless it's on the weekends. Late Saturday nights and early Sunday mornings are the only times more viewers watch Adult Swim. I'm currently watching the network for Naruto Shippuden and the American cartoon, Sit Down, Shut Up. Otherwise, I don't watch the network anymore.
Aside from that, I have another Horror Anime for today's Cartoon Sunday. Last March, I published a Horror Anime Review, which featured Shiki. In case you forgot or never had the chance to read it, I will give you a summary recap.
Shiki is a Shonen Supernatural/Horror Mystery Anime. During the summer of the 1990's, in Sotobamura, Japan is where the series takes place.
Shiki is literally translated in English as "corpse demon" or "death spirit."
Sotobamura is an isolated Japanese village with old customs such as the burial of the dead, for example.
Suddenly, 3 dead bodies are mysteriously found and throughout the summer, villagers start dropping like flies. Dr. Ozaki Toshio and everyone else assume, that Sotobamura is suffering from a growing epidemic. All the while, The Kirishikis conveniently move into the long abandoned Kanemasa Mansion on the outskirts.
As more villagers die throughout the summer, Dr. Toshio begins his investigation. The doctor eventually discovers the supernatural presence of vampires. The vampires are referred to as "shiki" and they return from the dead, infecting the entire town.
Anyway, here is Shiki for today's Cartoon Sunday.
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Categories: Cartoon Sunday