Friday, January 9, 2015

Daytime Heroes: Dragon Ball Z (1989)

Yes, the date at the top is correct. Japan's Dragon Ball Z, the follow-up to the original Dragon Ball anime, made its debut in 1989, but it was several years before it was imported to the US, where it has maintained a steady presence in recent years. Cartoon Network recently reacquired the series for its [adult swim] lineup, according to reports.

During its first run on Cartoon Network, Dragon Ball Z aired as part of the daytime Toonami block. It's since aired on CW & Nicktoons before returning to CN. I didn't follow the show all that much, so there won't be a rating.

Here's the intro that aired on CN:

6 comments:

Steven Dolce said...

How come none of today's kids cartoons get to have blood and gore?

hobbyfan said...

Because I think they don't want to traumatize the wee ones?

Steven Dolce said...

I miss Cartoon Network's glory days. :(

hobbyfan said...

We all do.

Steven Dolce said...

Cartoon Network should make Toonami a 24 hour channel one day instead of a late Saturday night block on [adult swim]. They should make [adult swim] a 24 hour channel too. And Miguzi as well.

hobbyfan said...

The good ship Miguzi is dry-docked, and won't return. A 24/7 Toonami or [as] channel could happen, if Time Warner was willing to spend the money......