March 12-13, 2016 Image

March 12-13, 2016 US

Kyouma: “Stop thinking you’re a human. You’re just a walking, talking heap of metal.”
Mira: “Just a heap of metal? You’re not very nice, jerk!”

–     Dimension W (Ep. 03)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for March 12-13, 2016. We kick off One Piece’s Thriller Bark arc as Toonami and every show had successfully trended in the US during their respective East Coast airings. In addition, during Shippuden, Toonami showcased a music video, Squad Out!, by Skrillex & JAUZ featuring Fatman Scoop, and that also trended in the US.

We also received a character trend each from DBZ, Dimension W, and Samurai Champloo. DBZ Kai brought us Vegeta as he saves Goku from Android 19 sucking his energy away, unveils his Super Saiyan powers and uses it to defeat 19. Dimension W gave us Mira as Kyouma gives her a trailer to live in, in addition to saving a group of kids (one of which was the granddaughter of the New Tesla COO) from getting crushed by cars when playing around Kyouma’s junkyard. And Samurai Champloo gave us Jin (the first of such for Champloo) as he saves Shino from being forced into sex slavery.

In Sword Art Online news, it has just been announced that the upcoming film, titled “Ordinal Scale” will be debuting in Japanese theaters sometime next year. As previously mentioned, the story will take place shortly after the Mother’s Rosario story arc. We don’t have any info yet on when the dub will be made or if a showcase in US theaters is in the works, though we might know more regarding that in Sakura Con on the 26th. In regards to trending, the hashtag #SAOMovieOrdinalScale trended as a result of the news during One Piece and Kill la Kill.

Not much else to say other than until next week, have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and stay gold.


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 [#5]
  • #SquadOut (During Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, and Kill la Kill) [#9]
  • #SAOMovieOrdinalScale (During One Piece and Kill la Kill) [#7]
  • #DBZKai [#8]
  • Vegeta (From DBZ Kai) [#9]
  • #DimensionW [#7]
  • Mira (From Dimension W) [#8]
  • #Parasyte [#7]
  • #SamuraiChamploo [#7]
  • Jin (From Samurai Champloo) [#9]
  • #Shippuden [#7]
  • #OnePiece [#5]
  • #KillLaKill [#6]

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

Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.