As I said before, those 800,000 don't know what they're being robbed of.
Yeah but to be fair you don't know what could have gone there either. Since Fujiko was canned, no one knows what other shows were considered for the slot, and dwelling on what could have been will get you nowhere.
But quality doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is if it's a premiere or not, and everyone will magically like it more because it's a premiere since that's what ben would do, even if everyone else couldn't give less of a shit what aired or didn't air seven years ago. They just will, because the power of ben compels them.
Quality is subjective and differs from person to person. What's more, Toonami doesn't select shows based on quality. They select shows based on demand, popularity, buzz, etc. If people latch on to something like an Akame Ga Kill, it can't be helped. Toonami has to give the people what they want, no matter how shitty it is. But, Toonami can deliberately choose whether to air a new show or a rerun. They deliberately chose to air a rerun, in this case. Seven years ago or not, it's best to air something unaired, so it will be new to the most people. And we can't bring back every old show that would be "new to a decent amount of viewers", after all.
The point being made is that you care more about arbitrary premiere status than whether you even like a show. Not everyone cares about whether a show is new just because you do. So once again, no, it's not automatically best to air a premiere because being new to people isn't a guarantee that they'll want to watch it; there are multiple other factors at play, including the perception of quality. And even then, being a premiere doesn't even guarantee it'll be new to more people. "WE CAN'T BRING EVERYTHING BACK" is a garbage false equivalency that multiple people have disproven every single time you complain about Champloo, much like the other tired arguments you just made.
I feel this episode would have made a great episode of some children’s anime, in which most to all of the setting is this, or at the very least a children’s movie, that Disney would inevitably cast one of their current teen idols shuffles cards… Dove Cameron? to voice Kurumi.
This episode was just ridiculous enough that I kind of liked it… until Haruhiko started expositing.
And man, that green haired girl sure has used her post-not getting abducted by Rabbits screen time well.
Yeah that was fine. She gives off a bit of a dub Perona vibe from One Piece. Her inflection on a couple words like the last dagashi was nice. Todd's really trying to be the meek and quiet straight man there. So far so good. Inman was great without even trying. :D