August 2003

Hydra > SubEthaEdit Posted Sunday, August 31, 2003, 8:50PM by TylerL
"Short Dragon Ball Season 4 promo in its place, and Totally Spies intro in Almost Toonami.
There's a bunch of new stuff tomorrow. New series, new season of DB, and probably some Bardock promos. I'll have them online tomorrow night 'round 9pm or something. give him the stick...DON'T GIVE HIM THE STICK! Posted Thursday, August 28, 2003, 10:11PM by TylerL
"Happily dancing around content updates for the future Awesome of TDA.
Vote on the current Toonami Infolink poll on how you would like new multi-language files handled in the future.
I personally like #1 because it uses less bandwidth and you have to download less, but make YOUR voice clicking a button.

I needed a poll, and this site had one." Posted Thursday, August 28, 2003, 9:04PM by TylerL
"I have a bunch of higher quality openings to add, and I'd very much like to do dual-langauge files if possible.
I can do them much like the Tenchi Muyo OVA Series 2 file, which is a .zip archive that includes one copy of the video, and a separate audio track for each language. Which ever language file you choose will just add the video on top of the chosen audio track.

...or, I can make them totally separate files much like Tenchi Universe (although that example doesn't work. Doing that will DOUBLE the download time if you want to see both versions, but you don't need to unzip them (not really that inconvenient).

Choose wisely. Either unzip more, or download more. I'm voting for the former.

Thunder. Thunder! THUNDERCATS OVA!! Posted Thursday, August 28, 2003, 6:10PM by andromaton
Work has begun on a direct-to-video movie of Toonami vet Thundercats. No word as to any details beyond that yet.Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly

D-Detected d-d no going and you tell me do things I done RUNnin' Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 9:36PM by TylerL
"No video updates today, but here's a ProTip from your friendly Windows-tolerant friends at TDA:
QuickTime Player for Windows usually sucks. A lot.
Media Player Classic for Windows plays all DirectShow (AVI) and QuickTime files, as well as MPEG-2 and other crazy formats.
It still requires QuickTime itself to be installed, but it's a much more friendly interface for those familiar with WMP, and it brings all of the goodness of QuickTime but with none of the cruft of QuickTime Player
The official site is down, so the link takes you to some other page out on the vast interweb.

Pocari Sweat Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003, 10:01PM by TylerL
"Yeah. I missed out on the daily update schedule, but to make up for it, here's a new file for every day I missed:

Updated higher quality .hack//SIGN Intro
Updated higher quality Yu Yu Hakusho Intro
Yu Yu Hakusho Ending
Updated higher quality Big O Intro
All the above brought to you by the superawesome ripping and uploading skills of TDA/Infolink fanmonnkey, Beefy.
...and Dragon Ball Season 4 Promo
...and there's still more.
...but not today.

More Justice before the justice we have runs out? Posted Friday, August 22, 2003, 1:33PM by andromaton
"A rumor that work is under way on a third season of Justice League, though the second season has yet to really begin. An anonymous sources claims that either a theatrical or a straight-to-video Justice League movie will likely happen. The second season of Justice League launches on Oct. 4.Source SciFi Wire

POLITICS - RELIGION - ART Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 10:16PM by TylerL
"Just one clip today. I've worked too hard and I'm too tired to post more.
Luckily, today's been a big day of content acquisition/creation. I'll have enough new content for regular updates for way too long.
Today's addition:
First DBZ Ending

Blast THIS! Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 6:11PM by Pepito
"Spammers and Infected computers of the world, STOP SENDING ME YOUR VIRUSES AND ADVERTISEMENTS!
I require no enlargement of any kind, and Windows executables don't execute on me!
Your time and energy would be better spent doing my bidding and building my army.
Mail me at for details on your inevitable slavery.
And if you have questions about Toonami or anime or whatever I'll take those too.

Sentient robots...endangering children...cel shading...WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO?!?!? Posted Monday, August 18, 2003, 7:13PM by TylerL
SD Gundam first promo in the Newest Downloads tab.
I'll make a real section when I'm not in a hurry.
Update by Tyler in some far off time: Short SD Gundam promo in the new SD Gundam section.
Collect them all.

I have a special permit to post this... Posted Monday, August 18, 2003, 3:32PM by KnuxFive
"Ignore Daikun.

As previously announced, SD Gundam Force is coming to Toonami, September 1st, at 5.0.

Source: Toonami

Dete Koi Tobikiri Zenkai Power! Posted Sunday, August 17, 2003, 9:29PM by TylerL
New things for today:
Updated HQ Batman: The Animated Series intro (DVD Rip)
Gundam Wing ending

A daily update schedule?
Can I keep this up?
(R.I.P. Banzai: 2003-2003)

Ladies Night Posted Saturday, August 16, 2003, 10:03PM by TylerL
"To celebrate Toonami's skyrocketing ratings among their target female demographic thanks to Totally Spies spillover, I have two female-centric series endings for you today.
Card Captor Sakura Ending #1
Sailormoon Sailorstars Ending

oh...don't let anyone tell you rotoscoping is easy.
...unless they have an infernal Inferno setup, and even then, they're lying.

The Beginning of the Ends Posted Friday, August 15, 2003, 11:48PM by TylerL
"This is odd...
There's an ending credits video over here.
...what the...There's TWO over here!
What could this mean?!?!?
Toonami Digital Arsenal will now archive show endings.
Soon you'll all have a lot more content to leech.
Much much more to come in the next few weeks.

Batman Unwired Posted Friday, August 15, 2003, 5:41PM by KnuxFive
"Cartoon Network had originally been working on a series called ""Batman: Wired"", focusing on a young Bruce in a high-tech suit of Bat-Armor. CN has scrapped it, now focusing on ""The Batman"", a series about... well... Batman, when he's getting started, but not a child.

Source: ToonZone

The Real Deal- September and October Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003, 2:58PM by KnuxFive
"Alright, the joy of Press Releases. Contrary to what we've told you earlier, we've got some NEW facts.

Total Immersion Event/IGPX-
Not focusing on TOM for once (I have a feeling he'll be SOMEWHAT involved), this year's TIE is Immortal Grand Prix, a series of 5-minute shorts airing the week of September 15th. Watch the shorts, play the game, get a cToon.

Airing at 5.30, not 6.30.

Dragonball GT-
Joins the block at 6.30 on October 3rd.

Read more for the full press release.

Source: Cartoon Network Press Release

Toonami Gets Set for Immortal Grand Prix September 15-19Week-Long Total Immersion Event Integrates Cartoon Network and CartoonNetwork.comOn Monday, September 15, Cartoon Network delivers its latest ""total immersion event"" - Toonami: Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX). Airing daily September 15-19 during Toonami (5-7 p.m.), Cartoon Network's action-adventure programming block, IGPX will feature a new 5-minute episode each day. Produced by Cartoon Network and Production IG, the well-known Japanese production studio that created Ghost in the Shell the story of the 12th Immortal Grand Prix concludes on Friday, September 19. Throughout the week, Toonami fans will be able to go online to watch episodes and play the new IGPX game, which incorporates characters from the on-air story.

It is the year 2035. Team Suzaku and Team Sledge Mamma are preparing to meet in the final round of the 12th Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX). Takeshi leads Team Suzaku, which is made-up of a group of young amateur pilots who must make the most of their limited funds and weaponry in order to prepare for the competition designed for professionals. Team Sledge Mamma consists of three professional, cybernetic opponents who are known to be merciless and have remained undefeated throughout this year's competition.

Each IGPX battle matches two teams with 3 Mechs, high tech fighting machines. Utilizing any form of weaponry within the regulated weight limit, the pilots of these fighting machines must defeat all of the Mechs belonging to the opposition. The pilots are protected from injury during battle in a Hide Shell. Once a Mech is significantly damaged during competition, the Hide Shell is ejected. After achieving 12 victories in previous rounds, two teams advance to the championship competition.

Cartoon will unveil an all-new IGPX game to coincide with the on-air event. Sponsored by PlayStation: Jak II, IGPX is a tactical fighting game that places fans in the driver's seat of a team of three IGPX mobile fighters. After successfully defeating one of the IGPX teams, registrants will receive either a Team Suzaku or Team Sledge Mamma Orbit cRing.

Throughout September and October, Cartoon Network will premiere new episodes and series during Toonami. On Monday, September 1, SD Gundam will premiere at 5 p.m. (ET, PT), followed by new episodes of Dragon Ball at 5:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Every Friday at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) for four consecutive weeks beginning September 5, Cartoon Network will present Dragonball Z movies that have never been seen before on U.S. television. Another new series, Dragonball GT will air Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (ET, PT), beginning October 3.

The Fall Outlook- Version 1 Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003, 1:14PM by KnuxFive
"Toonami's got a bunch of stuff coming down the pike. To recap it, we're doing this mini-special news post.

Click ""Read More"" to see this fall's forecast.

SD Gundam Force-
Formerly titled ""Superior Defender"", this American-made Gundam series premieres September 1st at 5.0 PM. The action figures and model kits are already available; check your local stores.

Cyborg 009-
Season 1 is being reaired as we speak, but expect CN to acquire Season 2 for sometime LATE this year or early next.

Dragonball Z-
With Season 3 currently airing, the only new stuff from the Z Saga to air comes in the form of Inflight Movies. Bardock: The Father of Goku kicks off the returning movie slot, followed by The History of Trunks, Cooler's Revenge, and The Return of Cooler. Lord Slug may air in October.

Justice League-
After airing Twilight, the Season 2 premiere in August, the League will go back to the beginning before being kicked off in September.

Season 3 premieres Monday, September 1st at 6.5. These will probably be the final episodes of Goku as a child.

Yu-Yu Hakusho-
Seasons 1 and 2 will reair until being taken off in September. Season 3 might premiere in winter.

Immortal Grand Prix-
This series of shorts will premiere sometime on Toonami, sometime in the fall.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars-
In November, these will reair at 5.0.

The sight of Freud eating a corndog works on so many levels. It's brilliant. Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003, 1:21AM by TylerL
"I go off to some strange state for a week, and I miss a teaser for a new Toonami show months before its premiere.
Go, TiVo, go.
It'll have a real place to go some day.
In the future.

Comics for August 6th, 2003" Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003, 10:48PM by KnuxFive
"Trying something different this week.

Click ""Read More"" for the list.

Diamond Comics

G-GUNDAM VOL 2 GN (Of 3)$9.99
SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #9 SEP 2003 $4.95

I'm back from Japan! Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003, 2:23AM by Zogg
"After 9 weeks and a grueling weather delay in Chicago, I'm home! A quick spur of the moment update is available here. (It used to be here, on the main page, but I decided it was a bit long.)
Now I just have to do an entire summer's worth of planning and work in 2 weeks. Time to work hard!
Update by Tyler sometime in some time zone: Bah. ...a grueling weather delay in Chicago and he doesn't even visit me.
Well, the joke's on him.
I was in Portland at the time.
Update from Zogg at some future point: Hah! Joke's on you, if you had been in town and I knew your phone number you may have gotten a 12:30am wakeup call from 4 distraught passengers looking for a ride and place to sleep... YOU GOT LUCKY! or something.

IGPX Joins Toonami This Fall Posted Monday, August 4, 2003, 10:15PM by Meteo
"Through what is probably the earliest promotion of any of the block's shows, Toonami informed viewers with a promo today that Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX) will air this fall. Nothing else is known about the series thus far except that it looks like an anime series. From the promo it appears to involve people in their late teens and older some of whom are in robotic suits (probably people sized, not Gundam sized) and an angry pink cat.

Considering that Toonami does not usually promo new shows more that two weeks in advance we might be able to assume this will air in September, however the promo did specificly state Fall instead of a month. My best guess is that they just do not have a specific premiere date locked down yet.

Toonami Schedule for the Week of August 4th Posted Monday, August 4, 2003, 3:12PM by KnuxFive
"'Till the sun rises on a world without Toonami, they remain the first and still the best. Oooh, it's so sweet.

Yeah, yeah... I've been skippin' on the Related guide. Don't worry, nothing big out side of Teen Titans and Big O... and you knew that. Cyborg ends it's first run, Yu-Yu Hakusho ends it's second run...

""Read More"" for this week's Episode Guide.

Source: Cartoon Network

All new to Toonami episodes are in bold.Monday, August 4th
5.0 Justice League- War World: Part 1
5.5 Dragonball Z- Clash of the Super Powers
6.0 Cyborg 009- Gilmore's Notes
6.5 Yu-Yu Hakusho- Suzuki's Challenge

Tuesday, August 5th
5.0 Justice League- War World: Part 2
5.5 Dragonball Z- Frieza's Boast
6.0 Cyborg 009- Birth
6.5 Yu-Yu Hakusho- Arch-Rivals

Wednesday, August 6th
5.0 Justice League- Brave and the Bold: Part 1
5.5 Dragonball Z- Bold and Fearless
6.0 Cyborg 009- Escape
6.5 Yu-Yu Hakusho- Death of Genkai

Thursday, August 6th
5.0 Justice League- Brave and the Bold: Part 2
5.5 Dragonball Z- Embodiment of Fire
6.0 Cyborg 009- Assassin Of Flash
6.5 Yu-Yu Hakusho- Overcoming Grief

Friday, August 7th
5.0 Justice League- Fury: Part 1
5.5 Dragonball Z- Trump Card
6.0 Cyborg 009- At The End of the Battle
6.5 Yu-Yu Hakusho- Episode #54

Is this wrong? Posted Saturday, August 2, 2003, 11:33AM by KnuxFive
"I mean, I AM a teenager...

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Japan's live-action take on the Sailor Moon story, is still gearing up. Check out the official site here.

Source: ToonZone.

A long time ago, on a programming block very very close..." Posted Saturday, August 2, 2003, 11:29AM by KnuxFive
"Cartoon Network has the force, it does.

We all know that Star Wars: The Clone Wars shorts are coming to Cartoon Network, with them airing at 5.0 on Toonami (Well... iin it's time-slot) for a while. Lucasarts might be in talks with Cartoon Network for a continuing series. Nobody knows where it could fit in, as the next movie should be the final in the series. Clone Wars fits in between Episodes 2 and 3... maybe a TV series would fit in between 3 and 4.

Source: ToonZone

Bizzattle of the Plizzants Bizzox Sizzet Posted Saturday, August 2, 2003, 11:23AM by KnuxFive
"Some reason, I just wanted to sound a little izz-ish.

I think we probably touched on this before, but it's worth rementioning. Battle of the Planets, based off the same story that Toonami's own G-Force was, has a box set coming out on September 9th. The first 12th episodes are reworked with commentary, while also being remastered and other special features. The regular set is $59.95, while with Jason figured included is $69.95.

Source: DVD File