March 26-27, 2016 Image March 26-27, 2016 US

“Goodbye, Shinichi. This is our farewell. I am pleased that i didn’t take over your brain when we first met. Because of that, you and I were actually able to create many fond memories together…as friends.“

–     Migi, Parasyte (Ep. 22)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for March 26-27, 2016. A pretty good night for trending as Toonami and every show had successfully trended in the East Coast in addition to #DBZKai also trending during it’s encore presentation. Parasyte also produced a character trend in Migi as he devised a plan with Shinichi to defeat Gotou, only for it to fail and Migi being forced to sacrifice himself so Shinichi can escape.

Want something more other than just Samurai Jack? We’ll if you haven’t heard the exciting news from Thursday, it has been announced that FLCL is indeed getting a second and even third season. Yes, you heard that right, in the words of TOM 3.5, FLCL’s back, bitches. A total of 12 episodes, split over 2 seasons will be produced with season 2 premiering sometime in late 2017/early 2018. Toonami will be producing the series along with Production IG, and of course the original creators will be back, including series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Katsuyuki Motohiro, known for directing the Psycho Pass film, will serve as the director. It’s still unknown whether The Pillows will be back or if the original cast will be reprising their roles (Kari Wahlgren, the voice of Haruko hasn’t received any word as of yet), though Jason has said that the plan is to have them all back. In terms of trending, #FLCL trended in the US, Worldwide, and on Facebook on Thursday as a result.

With original productions like FLCL and Samurai Jack on the horizon, among other things, it’s definitely a great time to be a fan of Toonami and anime as a whole. What else are we going to see for the better cartoon show in the weeks, months and years ahead? Anything really is possible at this point.

Tune in next week as Parasyte showcases its penultimate episode among other great moments. Until next week, have a Happy Easter Sunday 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 [#8]
  • #DBZKai (Also during the encore presentation) [#8]
  • #DimensionW [#7]
  • #Parasyte [#6]
  • Migi (From Parasyte) [#7]
  • #SamuraiChamploo [#7]
  • #Shippuden [#8]
  • #OnePiece [#7]
  • #KillLaKill [#7]

Special thanks to @JMB_70056 and others I forgot to mention for spotting the trends on this list.

Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.