Ashi: “Jack, you got your sword…and a shave and a haircut.”

Jack: “Hmm…Yes. And you, you have been very busy. Thank you.”

Ashi: “So what next?”

Jack: “Aku…”

–          Samurai Jack (Ep. 07)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for April 29-30, 2017. It was another eventful week for the better cartoon show as Jack goes looking to retrieve his sword while Ashi defends him, while Sasha and Connie return to their respective villages to warn them of the incoming Titan threat, and Tsukiyama makes his move in his attempt to get Kaneki’s flesh, among other moments.

On Twitter, every show successfully trended during their respective East Coast airings, as well as Samurai Jack, Tokyo Ghoul, and Gundam Unicorn during or after their respective West Coast airings. In addition, Samurai Jack, Dragon Ball Super, and Attack on Titan would also trend on tumblr.

Samurai Jack and both Dragon Ball shows would also produce a few character trends including Ashi (as she defends Jack from an army of Aku’s minions and her mother as he goes to retrieve his sword), as well as Vegeta (as he pleads to Whis to train him in an attempt to surpass Goku), and Gohan, as Dabura turns Krillin and Piccolo into stone as part of a plan to bait Gohan, Goku, and Vegeta into the ship for more energy to bring Buu to life.

This week’s feature was a video game review of Nioh for the PlayStation 4. It received an 8.5 out of 10 score.

It’s a bit hard to believe, but we only have three episodes left in this season of Samurai Jack. No doubt it will be interesting to see how these final episodes will go. As always, see you again on Saturday for another round of the better cartoon show. Later.

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 [#2]
  • #SamuraiJack (Also after the West Coast airing) [#4]
  • #DragonBallSuper [#5]
  • Gohan (From Dragon Ball) [#10]
  • Vegeta (From Dragon Ball) [#6]
  • #DBZKai [#3]
  • #AttackOnTitan [#5]
  • #TokyoGhoul (Also after the West Coast airing) [#4]
  • #HunterXHunter [#5]
  • #GundamUnicorn (Also during the West Coast airing) [#4]
  • #Shippuden [#3]
  • #GhostInTheShell [#3]

Tweet Counts:

  • Toonami [9,740 tweets]
  • #Toonami [5,939 tweets]
  • #SamuraiJack [10.2k tweets]
  • Ashi (From Samurai Jack) [5,684 tweets]
  • #DragonBallSuper [5,326 tweets]
  • Gohan (From Dragon Ball) [13k tweets]
  • Vegeta (From Dragon Ball) [6,350 tweets]
  • #DBZKai [1,429 tweets]
  • #TokyoGhoul [2,083 tweets]
  • #HunterXHunter [1,852 tweets]

Tumblr Trends:

  • #samurai jack
  • #dragon ball super
  • #attack on titan

Notes and Other Statistics:

Special thanks to @JMB_70056, @mmorse1017, @myanimewaifu, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

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