Following up on the last journal
. Since The Legend of Korra
is no longer on TV, and I don't want to rewatch the original Avatar the Last Airbender
for the 500th time even though I have the entire series on DVD, I need to find an action show to watch for the rest of the summer because Korra is now digital only, and Nick's streaming site is not very good. Lately there haven't been many "action" cartoons on TV right now, and most of the anime is either on late at night or on channels I don't even get.
This is only an example of a bigger problem that’s happening right now, and no it’s not about Nick (though the do have their fair share of problems), it’s about kids networks and in general their recent treatment of action cartoons. Action cartoons being treated like crap is nothing new (SWAT Kats, Megas XLR, and the original Toonami), but more recently kids networks have been even more awful with how they’re treating action cartoons as they have becoming more and more shifted to comedies, and even then these "comedies" are nothing more than clones of Adventure Time
that fail to understand the point of why AT became popular in the first place, and I like Adventure Time
as a matter of fact, it's one of my favorite non-action animated shows. Cartoon Network, in the past 4 years, cancelled Sym-Bionic Titan
, Generator Rex
, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
, Young Justice
, Green Lantern the Animated Series
, and Beware the Batman
, instead favoring more comedy shows. Disney XD axed Motorcity
and Tron Uprising
, but thankfully have Star Wars Rebels
coming up, so there is a bit of hope there...
Why is this? I mostly attribute this to production costs and misaimed marketing, given many of the action shows on CN were cancelled because of toy sales. Yes there is Toonami on Adult Swim, but I can never stay up past Space Dandy
, and I've already seen all of Attack on Titan
subbed several months ago, so why bother. Unfortunately, because most of the American produced action shows are getting cancelled anymore, with Korra now off the air, my only choice is to find a Japanese anime online to watch. Problem is, most of my friends don't watch anime, and even when they do, they only watch the Pokemon anime, and as you all know, I do NOT like the Pokemon anime. Another thing is that I prefer anime dubbed since I grew up with the original Toonami when it was on Cartoon Network, plus I feel more comfortable with hearing my native language (English) given my struggles with learning the Japanese language so many years ago (on that topic, I took a break from Spanish and decided to learn Russian instead, I find it far more enjoyable than Spanish).
Now before you get antagonistic and bring up the whole "subbing vs. dubbing" thing, I have no problem with subbed anime nowadays; like I said, I saw Attack on Titan
subbed months ago and think it's a great anime, and I don't have a problem with it's English dub currently airing on Adult Swim's Toonami, I just prefer watching anime dubbed, that's all.
With Korra no longer on the air, I really need to find something to watch, are there any good anime you can suggest me, because I would love to start a new anime series, especially since I am trying to get back into anime lately. No "moe" anime please, I'm not that fond of moe shows.