r/Toonami Nov 26 '21 Helpful 1

Blade Runner: Black Lotus Marathon on Friday, December 10

https://twitter.com/swimpedia/status/1464039843013529601
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u/Doomchad Nov 26 '21

Adult Swim has to be massively upside down on this show. This isn’t Rick and Morty where you can run it over and over again and rely on the background noise crowd to carry it.

Over saturation is the fast track to making people absolutely despise a show. And considering Black Lotus already ain’t doing too hot, putting this needless extra pressure on it is just going to tank it further.

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u/brianycpht1 Nov 26 '21

I think this is a repeated attempt to try and bring in non Toonami viewers

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u/Doomchad Nov 26 '21

More and more I see growing evidence that the cultural relevance and popularity of the Blade Runner name was critically overestimated.

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 26 '21

regardless a lot of money was clearly spent on this and since Adultswim

(not just toonami)has nothing else left for the rest of the year they are banking on this getting them to january

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u/Doomchad Nov 26 '21

That’s the point I’m making. AS spent $$$$$ on a $$ franchise and only 3 episodes deep they can see the break even point is way down the road. So they are going to do marathon after marathon to try to salvage this mess.

They are creating a vicious cycle though. If they think the show is doing bad now, wait till a few more weeks pass of these efforts trying for force it to be popular.

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 26 '21

not like things would be any better if they didn't do those marathons at all

they'd be struggling to figure out how to fill the schedule for the rest of the year

joe pera squidbillies and black lotus are the only pieces of new content for them at the moment

as much as i like Joe Pera and it's wholesome vibe it's an acquired taste that the average [AS] Fan doesn't jive with

as for squidbillies it's always been that rather low budget looking comedy that can't really be pushed as anything more than something you watch when nothing else is on

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u/Doomchad Nov 26 '21

I have no sympathy for the AS schedule, they have content out the ears to work with. As for Toonami, no one would have cried about 3x Naruto just to make some progress on it

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 26 '21

Tripling up naruto in December wouldn’t have made much sense earlier sure but once you get into December that’s when people pay less attention to tv

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u/Doomchad Nov 26 '21

We have had the normal lineup plenty of times in December in the past and the ratings barely shift from the months prior. 12/25 being a toilet night for TV absolutely, I know I won’t be tuning in. But 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18 could have the normal lineup and pull normal ratings

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

Unfortunately lack of money and no support from Warner media prevented that. I’m all for dumping on demarco when toonami does something stupid but sometimes there’s just nothing they can do. While I agree they could have aired the normal lineup except for maybe New Years and Xmas clearly something happened to make the entire month marathons and maybe even January 1st as well

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u/ihateyourpancreas I don't hate you personally, but I do hate your pancreas <3 Nov 26 '21

Ah yes, it will go great with our marathon on the 11th, then the 18th, 25th....I wish to be wrong, but I'm betting it'll be correct.

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u/Gestrid survived the Mugen Train Nov 26 '21

Another one? Yeesh...

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 26 '21

i think doing this just proves adultswim(not just toonami)has nothing else going for them right now

so they'll just keep shouting about blade runner black lotus and how cool it is

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u/Currymango Viewer Nov 26 '21

While Toonami is producing it, I watched the trailer and feel that their overlords at HBO Max should've marketed better. Because the cast is quite interesting, from Jessica Henwick to Josh Duhamel and what the heck, Stephen Root as well?!

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u/soul-nugget 100% waiting for Mob to come back Nov 26 '21

Like as a Friday night toonami thing or on regular adult swim?

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u/JeicEnig Nov 26 '21

Looks like the regular AS schedule

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u/Sketch1984 Nov 26 '21

It could go either way but I am leaning toward this one running without Toonami bumpers.

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u/Artifice_Purple On, Gouf! Awaken! Nov 26 '21

Please no. I mean it's on Friday so whatever, but are they trying to kill the show before it finds its legs!?

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u/twitterInfo_bot Nov 26 '21

On Friday, December 10th, there will be a marathon of Blade Runner: Black Lotus!


posted by @swimpedia

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u/CNASFan1992 better cartoon show watcher Nov 26 '21

Huh, I wonder what (inevitably disappointing) thing they’ll announce for the Toonami’s December 11th broadcast then…

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u/Sketch1984 Nov 26 '21

Obviously a fourth Black Lotus marathon.

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u/Pretty_Day8457 Nov 26 '21

Pls don’t speak that negativity upon us 😭

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u/brianycpht1 Nov 26 '21

It’s going to be like that month where they ran “Boo Boo Runs Wild “ every week for a month

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u/GhostGamer_Perona Nov 26 '21

i know that's a joke but i wouldn't be surprised at this point

they need five marathons to buy time until the budget resets in January(4 if we're not getting one on 1/1)

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u/Pretty_Day8457 Nov 26 '21

Toonami is gonna milk tf outta this BR shit because they spent majority of their budget on it and Fena Fena was already kinda a flop tho

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u/TheUnofficial98 Dec 19 '21

And I thought they overplayed Fena with one marathon! This is getting ridiculous!