tarhaun submitted: Looking at the shows that have aired over the years, what makes for a good toonami show? Is it the show, the action, or something else entirely?
It’s the characters and the story.
If a show has characters you want to root for, fall in love with, hope will get beat, love to hate, or to rue the day, then that’s a sign you have a good Toonami show.
If the story hooks you into their world, showcases a great mixture of elements that makes it a definite draw, and actually intrigues you, then you have a great Toonami show.
Good example of this is Zoids. They had two very different Zoids series on the block. The first one was, more or less, a sports series with giant animal robots. It was okay. The second one (though technically the previous one) was about a world rebuilding from a chaotic war. A farmboy whose father was a pilot, discovers a pair of stasis pods, one containing an organic dinosaur creature known as a Zoid and the other containing an amnesiac girl who is the last of an ancient race. Together, they search for Zoid Eve, a power source that could change the balance of the planet, which is in further peril because the ceasefire becomes shattered.
One was the much better draw. Can you guess which one?