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Giant Robot Week

Giant Robot Week

Broadcast Date

February 24 - 28, 2003

Broadcast Time

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Toonami Series

Martian Successor Nadesico
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Robotech
Dai-Guard
Gigantor
Megas XLR

Giant Robot Week was a five-day salute to the mecha genre of Japanese anime. The special ran for the week of February 24–28, 2003, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Cartoon Network's Toonami block with zero commercial interruptions.[1]

The anime series shown were all popular series licensed by A.D. Vision. The event marked the first time Evangelion, Nadesico, and Dai-Guard had been seen by a nationwide television audience as well as the first time the original black and white episodes of Gigantor had aired since its initial broadcast run back in the 60's.

ProgrammingEdit

  • Dai-Guard — Episodes 1 & 2 were shown edited for content.
  • Gigantor — Since "Giant Robot Week" was commercial free, several episode fragments from Gigantor were aired as filler where commercial breaks would have normally been.
  • Martian Successor Nadesico — Episodes 1, 6, and 25 were shown edited for content.
  • Megas XLR — On the final day of "Giant Robot Week," the Cartoon Network original short Lowbrow aired as a four-part "micro series" at half-hour intervals during the remainder of the Toonami block, outside of the hour-long special event. This six-minute short was later expanded into the first episode of Megas XLR.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion — Episodes 1 & 2 were shown heavily edited for content.
  • Robotech — Episode 1 and the final episodes of the New Generation, a series never shown on the network before, were shown.
  • On the evening of the final day of Giant Robot Week, The Iron Giant aired on Cartoon Network, followed by an episode of Dexter's Laboratory involving giant robots as a time filler. Although it wasn't marked as Giant Robot Week, Cartoon Network promoted the airing as "a conclusion to Giant Robot Week".

ScheduleEdit

Monday, February 24thEdit

This schedule consisted of:[1][2]

Tuesday, February 25thEdit

This schedule consisted of:[1][2]

Wednesday, February 26thEdit

This schedule consisted of:[1][2]

Thursday, February 27thEdit

This schedule consisted of:[1][2]

  • 4:00 PM – Dai-Guard – Episode 1: "Disaster From The Sea"
  • 4:30 PM – Robotech – Episode 84 - Part 1: "Dark Finale"

Friday, February 28thEdit

This schedule consisted of:[1][2]

  • 4:00 PM – Dai-Guard – Episode 2 "The Fort at Night"
  • 4:30 PM – Robotech – Episode 84 - Part 2 "Symphony of Light"

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Evangelion, Nadesico, Dai-Guard, Robotech to Air on Cartoon Network ". animenewsnetwork.com. January 28, 2003. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2003-01-28/evangelion-nadesico-dai-guard-robotech-to-air-on-cartoon-network. Retrieved on April 4, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Toonami Episode Guide for Giant Robot Week ". Toonami Infolink. February 23, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20030509171059/http://www.toonamiinfolink.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=179. Retrieved on May 2, 2014. 
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