April 18-19, 2015 Image

April 18-19, 2015 US

April 18-19, 2015 WW

April 18-19, 2015 PA

“For now, I’m gonna stay here and do what you can’t do. You need to do what I can’t do. Think carefully. Read the situation. As long as we have you, there’s still a chance we can save Robin. You hear me, Usopp?”

–     Sanji, One Piece (Ep. 297)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for April 18-19, 2015. Tough night for trending with the NBA and NHL playoffs well underway, amongst other things, although compared to the past two weeks, we did manage to get something.

In terms of shows, only One Piece and Attack on Titan managed to trend in the US. In terms of character and in-show content trends, both One Piece and Sword Art Online each produced one with Sanji (as he manages to break free from Kalifa’s bubble spell and manages to save Sniper King from Jabra’s finishing blow in the nick of time) and Kirito (as he logs into GGO, and somehow the system gives his imported character a feminine look, meets Sinon for assistance, and gets himself a nice light saber).

With our first imperfect trending night last week and only the Toonami hashtag managing to trend the week before, personally i’m not really sure what’s going on with the social media buzz as of late, Twitter has been undergoing some changes the past few weeks, so there might be changes to the analytics and perhaps some bugs as well (for instance, the trending of Kirito managed to pop up 2 hours after SAO ended in the west coast). Whatever the case may be, just keep watching and tweeting the shows as always, and i’m sure we will be fine.

Until next week, enjoy the playoff season and 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 mobile app trends, the listed number of tweets are also sorely based on the highest number shown based on the images on the rundown.

United States Trends:

  • Kirito (From Sword Art Online (West Coast airing)) [#10]
  • #OnePiece (Also during it’s west coast airing) [#5]
  • Sanji (From One Piece) [#4]
  • #AttackOnTitan [#3]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Sanji (From One Piece) [#8]

Mobile App Tweet Counts:

  • #OnePiece [7030 tweets]

Special thanks to @FrankFullmetal, @IIxMadManxII, @mmorse1017 and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

May The Force Be With You. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.