Watching the first episode now. Tits and ass and stylized animation everywhere. I watched some of the older Lupin III stuff, it was amusing. So far this's interesting, though the proportions are extremely off. I'd love to see the VAs return and keep the same voices, it would be hilarious.
Defiantly something I will keep watching. Fujiko's recurring tits don't hurt at all, either. Love to see [AS] try to get this and make it work to whatever their current standards are...
Exactly. The FCC was set up to split the spectrum and avoid all-out broadcasting and interference; then the whole "decency" shit came into place. But they're still about over-the-airwaves, and can't control cable. Cable (or, more, the shows on there) adheres, more or less, to FCC guidelines for two reasons:
1) Once a show is syndicated, it's incredibly likely to be picked up by over-the-air channels. They can't go too far over standards because then it would be a pain-in-the-ass to edit to meet OTA requirements.
2) The FCC/various batshit politicians have talked for years about applying the same standards to cable. The more shows go over the standards, the more squawking (and perhaps eventual enforcing) there will be.
I'm sure that "normal" channels would love to get all the hit HBO shows like Game of Thrones, that Roman one a few years back (Alexander?), and others, and the producers would probably like the extra money. They did this once or twice with things like Sex and the City, but that can only go so far.