May 17-18, 2014 Image

May 17-18, 2014 US

May 17-18, 2014 WW

May 17-18, 2014 PA

“Are you…asking me why people eat potatoes? I’m surprised you don’t know, sir.”

–      Sasha Braus, Attack on Titan (Episode 03)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for May 17-18, 2014. Good night for trending as every show with the exception of Attack on Titan and Bleach reached the US trending list, and every show with the exception of Black Lagoon, FMA Brotherhood, Naruto, and Samurai Jack reached the Mobile App trending list. Not bad, especially since the season finale of SNL and Marquez’s decision victory over Alvarado, among other events, were happening at the same time.

We also got some special character trends from both Attack on Titan and One Piece with Potato Girl (as we were introduced to the lovely Sasha), Eren (as he has difficulty passing his test, but fortunately passes as it was found out that his equipment was defective), and Luffy (as he destroys the two buildings he was stuck in between and the Strawhats get to higher ground just in the nick of time).

In Sailor Moon news, after years of waiting, Viz Media has announced that the series and the upcoming remake has been licenced to be re-released on US Shores, complete with a new dub cast.

Tune in next week as DBZ returns to the block with the film Cooler’s Revenge at 12am Eastern. And just to let you know, both Bleach and Space Dandy will have the night off to make way. In addition, Momocon is coming up this week, so be on the lookout and watch this space for any potential announcements, and for those that are going, enjoy. Till next week, 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:

  • Eren (From Attack on Titan) [#9]
  • Potato Girl (From Attack on Titan) [#7]
  • Space Dandy [#10]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#9]
  • #OnePiece [#6]
  • Luffy (From One Piece) [#9]
  • #BlueExorcist [#4]
  • #BlackLagoon [#5]
  • #BewareTheBatman [#3]
  • #Naruto [#5]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#5]
  • #SamuraiJack [#4]
  • #StarWarsTCW [#5]
  • #SymBionicTitan [#6]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Potato Girl (From Attack on Titan) [#8]

Mobile App Trends:

  • #Toonami (During Attack on Titan and Bleach) [#2]
  • #AttackOnTitan [#1]
  • Potato Girl (From Attack on Titan) [#9]
  • #Bleach [#2]
  • #SpaceDandy [#10]
  • #NarutoShippuden [#9]
  • #OnePiece [#7]
  • Luffy (From One Piece) [#8]
  • #BlueExorcist [#4]
  • #BewareTheBatman [#7]
  • #SamuraiJack [#4]
  • #SymBionicTitan [#6]

Notes and Other Statistics:

Special thanks to @DatDamnPR, @KyonoYoshi, @MichaelaCapers, @n_sakurai16, @PrismoLoL, @VTraks, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

DBZ, where it belongs. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.