March 29-30, 2014 Image

March 29-30, 2014 US

March 29-30, 2014 PA

“The universe is practically brimming with waste. And do you know what’s especially wasteful? The emotions of living things, particularly love and affection.”

          QT, Space Dandy (Episode 13)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for March 29-30, 2014. Unfortunately for us this week, Twitter had some technical problems on this night partly thanks to the buzz of the Elite 8 and the Kids Choice Awards among other events, meaning that we weren’t able to gauge this week’s social media buzz. In terms of shows, only the 2nd half save for Star Wars TCW managed to reach the US trends list in addition to Space Dandy in the mobile app during it’s east coast airing as well as US during it’s west coast airing.

Interestingly enough, instead of shows trending during the first half, Dandy, Shippuden, One Piece, and Blue Exorcist managed to conjure up some character/in-show content trends in the US instead with Dream Island (where QT’s love interest Maker is sent to to be dumped, and the dumped robots start a rebellion forcing QT to stop it), Itachi (as he begins his duel with Naruto and Team Kakashi), Usopp (as he desperately tries possibly in vein to repair the Merry despite Franky’s calls to give it up), and Rin (as he meets and has a feud with their personal chef, Ukobach).

I should note that the last time something like this happened was during Dandy and Shippuden’s 2nd on the air, and back then I also mentioned that this also happened during SAO’s 2nd night on the air as well. And tonight just so happens to be Black Lagoon’s 2nd night on the air. Apparently there’s a curse going on that is plaguing premiere shows from trending on their 2nd night on the air, which only Blue Exorcist has managed to avoid so far. Let’s hope that this trend can be broken and things will be back to normal next week.

As the wait begins for Season 2 in July, Toonami in the meantime will be rerunning Space Dandy in the interm, so for those that missed out on Round 1, now’s your chance. Till next week, have a happy April Fools and Toonami revival day 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 (During Sym-Bionic Titan) [#10]
  • Space Dandy (During it’s west coast airing) [#9]
  • Dream Island (From Space Dandy) [#7]
  • Itachi (From Naruto Shippuden) [#10]
  • Usopp (From One Piece) [#8]
  • Rin (From Blue Exorcist) [#7]
  • Ghost In The Shell [#7]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#5]
  • #SamuraiJack [#4]
  • #IGPX [#4]
  • #SymBionicTitan [#3]

Mobile App Trends:

  • #SpaceDandy [#8]
  • Usopp (From One Piece) [#8]
  • #IGPX [#6]

Special thanks to @Cement3000, @DatDamnPR, @JpopJams, @mmorse1017, @radiospringy, @TheNextHokage, @VTraks, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

See You In July, Baby. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.