Near the end of the 20th century, a nuclear flame engulfed most of the Earth's surface, reducing most of the world into a vast desert wasteland. The survivors of mankind banded together in tribes in order to fight over the few supply of uncontaminated food and water still left in the world, with the strong often preying on the weak. Kenshiro, the successor of the assassination art known as Hokuto Shinken (translated as Divine Fist of the North Star, wanders the wasteland after being separated from his fiancee by a rival martial artist. Accompanied by two young children, Bat and Lin, Ken becomes a savior to the weak and innocent from the various gangs threatening their survival. Throughout the course of his journey, Kenshiro encounters various formidable rivals and adversaries, ultimately culminating with Kenshiro's eldest adoptive brother Raoh, an oppressive tyrant who challenges Ken for the right of the Hokuto Shinken succession.
Several years afterward, Kenshiro reunites with the now grown Bat and Lin in order to stand up against a corrupt Imperial Army. The three, with the help of other rebels, manage to expose a conspiracy within the Imperial Army to keep the Heavenly Empress (Lin's estranged twin sister, Lui) imprisoned. The Empress is saved, only for Lin to be taken to the "Land of Asura", a country of warriors where only the mightiest survive. Kenshiro crosses to Asura in pursuit of her, only to find himself fighting against the three generals who rule over the land. Kenshiro finds himself fighting not only against his own blood brother Hyou, but also Kaioh, Raoh's own brother. After defeating Kaioh, Kenshiro goes on a few further adventures with Raoh's orphaned son, Ryu. - Taken from Wikipedia
The anime consisted of 2 seperate series' 152 total episodes, the first being 109 episodes the second having 43. There's been a few movies and OVA's. This is considered by many to be an anime classic.
Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_of_the_North_Star#TV_series
Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVexQ-yQyIo&feature=related - Sorry for the Subs, was to lazy to dig around for dubs of this scene.
Why I think it should be a part of the stream:
I think this would be a nice weekday lineup series, the 152 episodes is a nice number that's not to large and not to small. The plot is great centering around Kenshiro warring with various gangs and also his brothers who tend to be the main antagonists. The fighting styles alone give this plenty of chat discussion ammo. And the action in this is amazing, there is almost always something entertaining happening. I hope you view the links and add your thoughts.
P.S. Sorry sonic I had an ego and thought I had the suggestion rules down pat, my bad.
The comedy-fantasy Soul Eater takes place at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school run by the Grim Reaper to create pairs of fighters, one of whom transforms into a weapon wielded by a partner called a "Meister." Too-cool-for-school Soul turns into a scythe that fussy Maka uses; infinitely patient Tsubaki becomes a variety of weapons for motor-mouth assassin Black Star. The quartet must collect the souls of evil humans that could become the terrible demons called Kishin. They're joined by the Grim Reaper's powerful but addled son Death the Kid, who worships the principle of symmetry. The machinations of the evil witch Medusa balance the nuttiness with a serious threat. The mixture of freewheeling silliness, imaginative designs, and supernatural adventures may remind viewers of Gurren Lagann, but the artists push the visuals even further. The designs of Soul and Black Star are essentially collections of angles; the lumpy-looking sun and moon leer woozily from the sky as if they were just back from a prolonged binge. Not surprisingly, Professor Franken Stein looks like he was haphazardly sewn together from spare parts, but so do all his accessories, including his bento box
I've just seen about half of this series, and all I have to say is that it is an impressive anime. That said, it's not without a few flaws and some personal nitpicks, but overall I can't wait to finish it. At first glance, I really thought this would be a blatant Bleach ripoff, but it takes it's own direction after introducing all of the main characters and now I don't even see a resemblance, which is good. The art style is amazing and I really dig the soundtrack. The characters are kinda quirky, but well developed and the action is amazingly plentiful which is perfect in a Toonami lineup. This IS a newer show but I just feel that we'd be seeing this on a Premiere block on Adult Swim if they were still anime oriented. Maybe not an immediate candidate for the line up but one that should be kept in mind if newer shows are ever considered for addition to the stream.
SO I was browsing facebook then I got the idea to search for a long lost friend of mine from my childhood. 30 minutes later I find him. I was like
This guy was the first real/best friend I ever had. Our friendship was so strong. We went to the same school since the 3rd grade then he moved. Haven't seen him in 10 YEARS. I want to reconnect with him but I'm hesitant that he might not remember me or even care. I'm " border="0" src="http://www.solecollector.com/forums/images/smiles/icon_.gif" /> right now.
What would you do?
More detail:If his mom and him went to the store they'd let me stay in their house by myself until they got back but most of the time I went with them. Everytime they went on vacation they took me along and paid for everything.
Post your Halloween pics here! I'll post mine here in a sec, I'm just starting since I have a thing at work going on for Halloween.
EDIT: Here we go, tell me what you guys think.
Hey guys I'm here suggesting the anime, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor.
Description of the anime from Anime News Network: Sho Fukamachi, a normal teenager accidentally found an alien object called Unit and thus, changed his life forever. The Unit bonded with Sho, resulting a powerful fighting lifeform called Guyver. With this great power, Sho battled the mysterious Chronos and it's Zoanoids, in order to protect his friends and his world. Unknown to Sho, the battle against Chronos will lead to the discovery of the origins of human, their destiny, and the Creators....
Reason: I think this would be a great anime to include in Toonami Aftermath's schedule and would like to see what you guys say about this.
Schedule: In my opinion it's a great anime that would go great on either the Midnight Run or during the evenings on weekends.
I think everyone remembers what their first comic book was, it was special, and if you were lucky you turned it into a collection. Post the first comic you ever got and why it was awesome.
My first comic was Spawn. He was so badass. I can't remember the exact issue, but I do remember that I loved it so much I kept it in its plastic sleeve and hid it under my bed so it wouldn't get dirty. It's kinda funny because I never actually read it. I just started watching the cartoon, and man is it sweet (He's voiced by Keith David, which is also awesome).
I can't remember what ever happened to it...