February 1-2, 2014 Image

February 1-2, 2014 US

February 1-2, 2014 WW

February 1-2, 2014 PA

“Maka, please. Don’t cry. I…I’m happy now for the first time. I finally am. Because you…were my friend. It’s okay.”

          Crona Makenshi, Soul Eater (Episode 45)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for February 1-2 2014. Back on September 20th, 2008, Toonami met it’s unfortunate end as the Cartoon Network classic Samurai Jack was given the honor to send of the block with a bang. Over 4 years later, wrongs have been set right and Samurai Jack returns to it’s rightful home on Toonami as while we had some big events going on including Seth Meyers’ last night hosting Weekend Update and Ludwig’s TKO victory over Faber, not to mention the pre Super Bowl buzz, things went well regardless for Toonami’s social media buzz as every show with the exception of Ghost In The Shell and Star Wars TCW reached the US trending list, and Space Dandy, Bleach, Soul Eater and Samurai Jack all reached the worldwide list, making sure Jack would make it’s return on a good note.

In addition, Soul Eater also had some special character trends from it’s episode with both Crona (as she sacrificed herself to protect Maka from Medusa’s Vector Arrows, but fortunately survived and Maka was able to kill Medusa with her Genie Hunter in revenge) as well as Black Star (as he stormed through the Kishen’s castle, only to have himself set up for another match with Mifune next week).

Of course, a new month also means another Q&A session. Among the general highlights, you can stream Toonami on the internet via AdultSwim.com or the Adult Swim phone app (though you must have a qualifying cable provider to access it), Black Lagoon will be coming in March, 22nd as Soul Eater’s replacement, and after some confusion, it’s now official that Blue Exorcist will air on February 22nd, as the replacement for Sword Art Online. The timeslots for both shows have yet to be officially announced. And speaking of which, Blue Exorcist also trended both US and Worldwide as a result of that announcement.

Tune in next week as Sword Art Online showcases the penultimate episode of the Fairy Dance arc, while Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood showcases it’s final episode, among other great events from the other shows. Till next time, have a Happy Year of the Horse, congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on winning their first ever Super Bowl and the city’s first major championship since 1979, enjoy the Winter Olympics starting this Friday, 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:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Ghost In The Shell, FMA Brotherhood, Samurai Jack, IGPX, Star Wars TCW, and InuYasha) [#3]
  • #SpaceDandy [#2]
  • Blue Exorcist (During Space Dandy) [#2]
  • #Bleach [#3]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#3]
  • #OnePiece [#4]
  • #SoulEater [#2]
  • Crona (From Soul Eater) [#6]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#3]
  • #Naruto [#4]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#2]
  • #SamuraiJack [#1]
  • #IGPX [#2]
  • #InuYasha [#1]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During FMA Brotherhood) [#9]
  • #SpaceDandy [#6]
  • Blue Exorcist (During Space Dandy) [#9]
  • #Bleach [#6]
  • #SoulEater [#6]
  • Crona (From Soul Eater) [#8]
  • Black Star (From Soul Eater) [#6]
  • #SamuraiJack [#4]

Mobile App Trends:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During Ghost In The Shell, IGPX, and InuYasha) [# with 10.9k Tweets]
  • #SpaceDandy [#1. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #Bleach [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#7. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #OnePiece [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SoulEater [#2. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • Crona [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • Black Star [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SamuraiJack [#2. Tweet Count Unknown]

Special thanks to @Andy_Salcedo, @Cement3000, @DatDamnPR, @JMB_70056, @JpopJams, @kencon06, @MykeJinX89, @TheNextHokage and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

There’s More Jack In Your Future. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.