May 21-22, 2016 Image

May 21-22, 2016 US

May 21-22, 2016 PA

“The joy of discovering something delicious. And now, you know what it feels like. That feeling is what we risk our lives for.”

–      Menchi, Hunter x Hunter, (Ep. 06)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for May 21-22, 2016. As Iron Blooded Orphans isn’t ready to premiere for another two weeks, Toonami has opted to showcase a doubleheader of #DBZKai, in addition to our regularly scheduled programming.

In terms of social media buzz, Toonami and only 3 shows, DBZ Kai, Hunter x Hunter (in both East and West Coasts) and Naruto Shippuden trended in the US. Tough night, but with the SNL season finale dominating the trends among other things, you gotta take what you can get.

Next week, Toonami will showcase a marathon of episodes 15-21 of Samurai Champloo as part of Memorial Day weekend. And of course, the countdown to Gundam’s return continues as the premiere of Iron Blooded Orphans is only 2 weeks away. The hype is getting real. Until then, stay gold as always.


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 [#24]
  • #DBZKai [#25]
  • #HunterXHunter (Also during the West Coast airing) [#22]
  • #Shippuden [#25]

Tweet Counts:


  • #Shippuden [1,023 tweets]

Edit 5/28 @ 8:00pm PDT: Added an image of Shippuden with a tweet count. Thanks to @myanimewaifu  for this.


Spring is a Time of Sunflowers and Samurai. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.



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