“I am the unmitigated champion of justice, who tolerates no evil. Great Saiyaman at your service!“
– Gohan, Dragon Ball Z Kai (Ep 100)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for January 14-15, 2017. The better cartoon shows continues going strong into 2017 with Gohan creating his Great Saiyaman disguise among other moments. On Twitter, Toonami and every show successfully trended in the US during their respective East Coast airings once again, with JoJo’s and Hunter x Hunter reaching #1 (though interestingly enough, Hunter x Hunter and Shippuden would pop up on the lists later in the night as well), while Shippuden also trended during the West Coast airing. Toonami would also make it’s way up towards the tumblr trends list as well.
In addition, following the primetime episode of Dragon Ball Super at 8pm ET, Adult Swim has also begun showing Samurai Jack at 8:30pm in anticipation for the upcoming season, and that also trended in the US briefly alongside Dragon Ball Super.
One Piece produced a character trend in Zoro as after the Strawhats and Rolling Pirates defeat Moriah and get their shadows back, Kuma arrives with orders to eliminate the Strawhats as well, forcing Zoro to confront him.
And finally, Dragon Ball Super once again made it to Nielsen Social’s daily top 5, rounding out at the third position, the 9th time a Toonami show made it to the top 5 since we started recording this and the third time a show did so on back-to-back weeks. Speaking of which, Adult Swim did make a bump in regards to last week’s success for Super, and this could be a good sign for the success of DBZ and all Toonami shows to come. Of course, if you want to help, just simply keep watching and tweeting about your favorite shows on social media when you can as always.
This week’s feature was a game review of The Last Guardian for the PS4, which was designed and directed by Fumito Ueda of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus fame. It received an 8 out of 10 score.
Not much else to say other than see you again next week, and have yourself a Happy (late) Martin Luther King Jr. day, and always keep fighting for your dreams and strive for equality like he did.
Legend: The shows listed are ordered based on their appearance on the schedule. Show trends are listed in bold. The number next to the listed trend represents the highest it trended on the list (not counting the promoted trend), judging only by the images placed in the rundown. For the Twitter tweet counts, the listed number of tweets are also sorely based on the highest number shown based on the images on the rundown.
United States Trends:
- Toonami/#Toonami [#4]
- #DragonBallSuper (Also during the Primetime Presentation) [#8]
- #SamuraiJack (During the Primetime Presentation) [#10]
- #DBZKai [#2]
- #JoJosBizarreAdventure [#1]
- #GundamUnicorn [#7]
- #HunterXHunter [#1]
- #Shippuden (Also during the West Coast airing) [#6]
- #OnePiece [#5]
- #OnePunchMan [#6]
- #Toonami [3,774 tweets]
- #SamuraiJack [1,049 tweets]
- #DBZKai [2,281 tweets]
- #JoJosBizarreAdventure [3,055 tweets]
- #HunterXHunter [2,264 tweets]
- Zoro (From One Piece) [5,796 tweets]
Special thanks to @Brezerkfury, @JMB_70056, @mmorse1017 @myanimewaifu, @TheNextHokage, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
A Boy and his Beast. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.