January 25-26, 2014 Image

January 25-26, 2014 US

January 25-26, 2014 WW

January 25-26, 2014 PA

“I always believed that deep down, this world was just a game. Is this my punishment for thinking that? My strength in this game is a lie, nothing more than a bunch of skills and stats. I didn’t give a damn about it’s rules or it’s limits. I thought I could do anything…”

–          Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya, Sword Art Online (Episode 22)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for January 25-26, 2014. FLCL ends it’s repeat run with a bang as while we had some heavy competition going on within the Twitterverse, Toonami managed to do well regardless as every show with the exception of One Piece, Ghost In The Shell, and Star Wars TCW managed to reach the US trending list. In addition, #SwordArtOnline also trended worldwide; and during it’s west coast airing, Space Dandy also trended US and Worldwide. But perhaps the biggest trend of the night, Kirito trended worldwide as he and Yui spotted Asuna’s location, entered the “World Tree” mission to try and get to her and died in the process, got rescued and revived by Leafa, and to top it all off, the two found out the real life identities of each other…Kazuto and Suguha. Things sure are gonna be rough for him in these last 3 episodes, that’s for sure.

If you haven’t heard the news, we now know what is scheduled to be Soul Eater’s replacement: Black Lagoon will begin it’s Toonami run on March 22nd. This hasn’t been officially confirmed or answered, but assuming that both The Second Barrage and Roberta’s Blood Trail are included in the show’s run, this will be on the Toonami schedule for 29 weeks. It’s timeslot is yet to be announced, though if it’s expected to air at 1:30am Eastern, we’re gonna have ourselves a nice pirate hour along with One Piece. AARGH. Interestingly enough, Blue Exorcist’s March premiere date still remains a mystery, despite that SAO’s Season 1 finale is just a mere 3 weeks away. Who knows what else they got in store?

Tonight’s new promo was a followup of the AC4 review as Sara reviews the Assassin’s Creed 4: Freedom Cry DLC, and gives it a 8.5 out of 10. No “aarghs” from Sara this time around, but all I can say is that both TOM and Sara are going to need to learn to share or get two of every console, or this relationship (or lack thereof) just might get nasty.

In the meantime, tune in next week as Samurai Jack makes it’s grand return to Toonami at 4am Eastern, while FMA Brotherhood shows it’s penultimate episode. And just to let you know, OG Naruto will be bumped up to 2:30am while Ghost In The Shell also moves up to 3am beginning next Saturday.

Till next week, stay gold. And as Dandy and co. showed us last night, avoid getting zombified at all costs Then again, the Space Dandy universe managed to achieve world peace when everyone got zombified…mmm…brains.

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, FMA Brotherhood, Ghost In The Shell, IGPX, Star Wars TCW and InuYasha) [#5]
  • #SpaceDandy/Space Dandy [#3]
  • #Bleach [#6]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#4]
  • #SoulEater [#4]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#2]
  • #FLCL [#2]
  • #Naruto [#4]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#3]
  • #IGPX [#2]
  • #InuYasha [#2]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Space Dandy [#9]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#7]
  • Kirito (From Sword Art Online) [#6]

Mobile App Trends:

  • Toonami (During Space Dandy, Bleach, IGPX, and InuYasha) [#7 with 11.2k Tweets]
  • #SpaceDandy/Space Dandy [#1. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #Bleach [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SoulEater [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #FLCL [#2. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#4. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #IGPX [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]

Special thanks to @AnimeFan728, @Carniferx, @Cement3000, @DatDamnPR, @JMB_70056, @kencon06, @MykeJinX89, @trendinaliaUS @Zerogamer, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

Now, Gimmie. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.