Beggars can’t be choosers…
January 22, 2009
MANILA, Philippines — Para sa mga hindi pa nakaka-alam, balita daw sa PEP.ph na ang mga anime programmes ng GMA-7 na Street Fighters II V at ang “tried & tested na anime” na YuYu Hakusho (Ghost Fighter) ay nasa Top Weekday Programmes (Daytime) na nasa #09 (na may 13.9%) at nasa #10 (na may 13.2%) respectively…
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Para sa akin, ibig sabihin nito ay meron pa ring mga tao na talagang may interes sa Anime programming, kahit nandun pa yun sa dalawang bobong istasyon — na mas kilala sa tawag na “The Big 2” — ang ABS-CBN Channel 02 at GMA Channel 07, pero siyempre… may pagkaka-iba pa rin sa kanilang dalawa.
Even though ABS-CBN still lacks things TV5 have… at least they are trying hard. Because from what I have heard, the main terrestrial channel (Channel 02) will be premiering a new anime on 2nd of February, which is Reborn! (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!) and it will be at 01:15 GMT. Yeah yeah… i know, it is in the Umaganda morning block, but what the heck… it’s still a new anime!
Also they have one anime programme in the Hapontastic afternoon block, which is Zoids: Genesis. But the only downside on having this anime (allegedly) schedules at 08:30 GMT is it will always be the so-called Sakripisyong Tupa (Sacrificial Lamb) because the noontime variety show, Wowowee, usually overlap the time intended for Parekoy!
A little bit weird, since there’s Mr. Bean (Live Version) which had been in rotation for a long long time already… and being repeated over and over again… why not that programme?
Well at least they have a somewhat better record than the other network.
THE “TRIED & TESTED” FORMULA
I don’t know what the hell are these people thinking, from our vantage point, all I could think about them is they only care for 2 things… The Gold and The Numbers. As you can see on their schedule, you’ll never gonna say that it’s from GMA without seeing these anime programmes — YuYu Hakusho (Ghost Fighters), Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, Flame of Recca, and Doraemon.
From what we guess is the Top 5 anime programmes that gave GMA Network some revenues and the ratings, and they ignore everything else. All new animes are automatically thrown out, maybe somewhere in the unknown or in their dusty Archive Box.
Hell, they even ignore those top animes that had been shown during “We Are Animé” days, like Fushigi Yuugi (Curious Play), Hell Teacher Nube, Monster Rancher, Hunter x Hunter. And many people are requesting those animes to be shown again on GMA since 2002 or so… especially in their own forums. But from what we see (at ZEN Otaku Honbu), they only use those forums for some Viewer Chit-Chat and nothing else. CRAP.
Some people says, GMA do not release their “formulas” on TV broadcasting… but Damn! If you ask me, it’s a bit easy to figure it out…
Anime that brings the Gold or the Numbers = God forsaken Unlimited Airtime as long as you live. Or they live.
Simple as 1-2-3… and even an “Educated” Otaku can figure this out, because they have been doing this since 2002 or so.
And take note of this…
THE MANAGEMENT WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE FINAL WORD.
So if you’re favourite anime has been moved somewhere alse, BLAME THEM.
But in their own bubble, all they can say (i guess) is… Those Beggars have no other choice! *evil laugh*
But we say… We have no choice. Until now.
MABUHAY ANG PINOY OTAKU!
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