March 1-2, 2014 Image

March 1-2, 2014 US

March 1-2, 2014 WW

March 1-2, 2014 PA

“I’m gonna beat the shit out of Satan.”

          Rin Okumura, Blue Exorcist (Episode 02)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for March 1-2, 2014. Blue Exorcist starts heating up among other events as every show with the exception of Ghost In The Shell, IGPX, and Star Wars TCW trended in the US. Samurai Jack also trended worldwide, and both Space Dandy and Bleach also trended in the US during their respective west coast airings as well.

We also got some character trends from both Naruto Shippuden (the first of such for Naruto since Shippuden joined the block) as well as Blue Exorcist with Sasuke (as Naruto and co. remember him leaving the squad to hunt down Itachi), Satan (as he possesses Father Fujimoto and tries to send Rin back to Gehenna), and Rin (as he unleashes his power to fight back, mourns Father’s sacrifice, and joins up with the Exorcists to extract revenge).

InuYasha Trending Retrospective

If you haven’t heard the news, we got some bad news in regards to InuYasha. Effective as of now Toonami has unfortunately lost the airing rights to Inuyasha, and will be replaced with the return of Sym-Bionic Titan next Saturday at 5:30 am Eastern. No reason has been given as of this writing for this sudden change or whether it will return, other than they just simply lost the rights.

Fortunately, it wasn’t a premiere show, and I personally wouldn’t be surprised if it was sacrificed, so to speak, so the amount of premieres wouldn’t be compromised in the future. Unfortunately for those that want to finish the series, you’re gonna need to get the DVDs or head to Hulu or Netflix for that. Toonami just finished airing Episode 127, and there are 40 episodes left to go to get to Final Act’s starting point.

Hopefully we’ll see Final Act air in the future, but for now, here’s the statistics for how InuYasha performed in regards to Twitter buzz from when it first joined the lineup on November 2012 to this week.

Legend: Red – US, Blue – Worldwide, Purple – US & Worldwide

#InuYasha:(11/3-4/12), (11/17-18/12), (11/24-25/12), (12/22-23/12), (1/5-6/13), (1/12-13/13), (1/19-20/13), (1/26-27/13), (2/9-10/13), (3/9-10/13), (4/27-28/13), (5/25-26/13), (6/22-23/13), (6/29-30/13), (7/6-7/13), (7/27-28/13), (8/10-11/13), (8/17-18/13), (8/24-25/13), (8/31-9/1/13), (9/7-8/13), (9/14-15/13), (9/21-22/13), (9/28-29/13), (10/5-6/13), (10/12-13/13), (10/20-21/13), (10/26-27/13), (11/2-3/13), (11/9-10/13), (11/16-17/13), (11/23-24/13), (12/14-15/13), (12/21-22/13), (1/4-5/14), (1/18-19/14), (1/25-26/14), (2/1-2/14), (2/15-16/14), (2/22-23/14) , (3/1-2/14)

Soul Eater’s Penultimate Episode and Daylight Savings

Daylight savings starts next week, so unfortunately Ghost in the Shell and FMA Brotherhood will have the night off next week while Soul Eater and OG Naruto will air at the 3am EDT “transition” hour instead so Soul Eater’s penultimate episode won’t be delayed. While 3am will still feel like 2am for many of you for the next few days, if you have somewhere to be early next Sunday for whatever reason, set your DVRs.

Other than that, until next week, enjoy the Oscars and stay gold.

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, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, FMA Brotherhood, IGPX, Star Wars TCW, and InuYasha) [#4]
  • #SpaceDandy (Also trended during it’s west coast airing) [#1]
  • #Bleach (Also trended during it’s west coast airing) [#5]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#4]
  • Sasuke (From Naruto Shippuden) [#10]
  • #OnePiece [#2]
  • #BlueExorcist [#1]
  • Satan (From Blue Exorcist) [#10]
  • #SoulEater [#1]
  • #Naruto [#3]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#3]
  • #SamuraiJack/Samurai Jack [#3]
  • #InuYasha [#1]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Toonami (During One Piece) [#8]
  • Sasuke (From Naruto Shippuden) [#8]
  • Rin (From Blue Exorcist) [#8]
  • Samurai Jack [#6]

Mobile App Trends:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During Blue Exorcist and InuYasha) [#1. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SpaceDandy (Also trended during it’s west coast airing) [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #Bleach (Also trended during it’s west coast airing) [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • Sasuke (From Naruto Shippuden) [#9 with 10.3k Tweets]
  • #OnePiece [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #BlueExorcist [#3. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #SoulEater [#6. Tweet Count Unknown]
  • #InuYasha [#1. Tweet Count Unknown]

Special thanks to @Andy_Salcedo, @Cement_3000, @DatDamnPR, @kencon06, @MykeJinX89, @the_big_aa, @VTraks, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

Happy Tumblin’. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.