April 19-20, 2014 Image

April 19-20, 2014 US

April 19-20, 2014 PA

“We found out we weren’t strong. Nor were we weak. There was no hatred. No anger. Only that all this time, we were just…alone.”

          Nozomi Kujō, Bleach (Episode 341)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for April 19-20, 2014. The competition isn’t getting any easier with the NBA and NHL Playoffs well underway, among other events, but Toonami still had good social media buzz as always as every show between One Piece and Sym-Bionic Titan (with the exception of Ghost In The Shell) hit the US trending list. We also got some special character trends from Bleach, One Piece, and Black Lagoon with Nozomi (as she and the Reigai sacrifice themselves to stop Oko and Kageroza in their tracks), Franky (as he is captured by Spandam and CP9), and Revy (as she goes into combat against a crew of Neo Nazis but loses the painting in the process).

If you thought last week’s programming announcement was shocking, how bout an encore for ya. On May 10th at 3am Eastern, Toonami will be showcasing Beware the Batman, showcasing it’s full run including episodes that have yet to make US airwaves. It will replace Ghost In The Shell; which will be wrapping up the 1st GIG, and bump OG Naruto down to 3:30. It’s rather unfortunate that what’s left of DC Nation has to fall back on Toonami and perhaps puts perspective on how much Toonami’s return has been a haven for both anime and action cartoons, but it’s good way for Toonami to celebrate the franchise’s 75th anniversary. Thank’s for the memories, Bruce, and here’s to 75 more.

In the meantime, tune in next week as IGPX airs it’s final episode, which also means that Attack on Titan is only just two weeks away. Have a happy Easter Sunday and see you again next week.

Legend: 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.

US Trends:

  • Nozomi (From Bleach) [#9]
  • #OnePiece [#7]
  • Franky (From One Piece) [#8]
  • #BlueExorcist [#4]
  • #BlackLagoon [#6]
  • Revy (From Black Lagoon) [#5]
  • #Naruto [#6]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#5]
  • #SamuraiJack [#4]
  • #IGPX [#4]
  • #StarWarsTCW [#4]
  • #SymBionicTitan [#5]

Mobile App Trends:

  • #BlueExorcist [#7]
  • #BlackLagoon [#7]
  •  Revy (From Black Lagoon) [#9]
  • #Naruto [#8]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#5]
  • #SamuraiJack [#5]
  • #IGPX [#7]
  • #StarWarsTCW [#4]
  • #SymBionicTitan [#6]

Special thanks to @Andy_Salcedo, @Blatch0, @DatDamnPR, @mmorse1017, @MykeJinX89, @TheNextHokage, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

We’re getting stronger with every step we take. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.