October 5-6, 2013 Image

October 5-6, 2013 US

October 5-6, 2013 WW

“In the southwest of Floor 22, there’s this tiny little village by a lake, and a forest. We could get a house together…and then, we get married.”

          Kirito, Sword Art Online (Episode 10)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for October 5-6, 2013. Lots of completion going on, but regardless we got ourselves another perfect night for trending as every show trended in both the US and worldwide lists once again. We also got some character trends with Usopp (as he got ganged up by Foxy’s prisoners), Excalibur (as he teams up with Hero to dominate the school), Black Star (as he tried, and failed to beat Excalibur), and for the 3rd week in a row, Kirito (as he, dare I say, made love with Asuna…oh yeah, and they got married too).

This week’s new promo was one for the Tumblr page, including the answering of a few questions. Among the answers, Toonami will never air subbed anime (not surprising, as I have said before, Toonami’s a gateway drug to anime and isn’t interested in “Otaku Pandering”), FLCL will be coming in 3 weeks (Note: Toonami said that it’s coming on October 19, but it’s actually coming on October 26. The mentioned week is actually when IGPX will be doubleheaded for it’s finale.), and the technical aspects of the Absolution are classified…other than it’s big.

In Evangelion news, 3.33 will be premiering it’s English dub at the New York Comic Con. Hopefully this means we won’t need to wait long for our next movie night.

Finally, I should mention that exactly one year ago today, I started up this weekly trending rundown. I basically started the first rundown when I decided to compile every trend screencap to showcase how well the block’s social media buzz was during the first 6 hour challenge, and over the year it has since become a weekly tradition. I’ve even been told by Steve that the Toonami crew even uses it to gauge the block’s social media impact, which has also helped the block’s growth. Thanks for viewing this and just keep on watching and tweeting Toonami and I’ll keep making these. Of course, with Nielsen now gauging social media, stuff like this will be more important than ever, so keep doing what you do when you can. An if you can, send me screencaps of a trend if I miss anything. Just mention @AnimeSavior on Twitter when you post up a screencap.

Tune in next week as One Piece begins the acclaimed Water 7 arc, and in Sword Art Online, Kirito and Asuna get a child. No, really. And here’s a trivial note regarding last night’s Sword Art Online. You know the blank scene from when Asuna slaps Kirito for not getting naked, to the scene where Kirito wakes Asuna up…whom is naked? Well, I should probably mention that the original author, possibly just for the heck of it, written this “lost chapter” that fills in the blanks, so to speak and put it out there on the internet. Shocking, I know. And obviously since it’s not in the original novels or the anime, it’s pretty graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.

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.

US Trends:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During One Piece, Soul Eater, Sword Art Online, IGPX, Star Wars TCW, Big O, FMA Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, and InuYasha) [#4]
  • #Bleach [#5]
  • #Naruto [#5]
  • #OnePiece [#5]
  • #SoulEater [#5]
  • Excalibur (From Soul Eater) [#10]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#3]
  • Kirito (From Sword Art Online) [#5]
  • #IGPX [#5]
  • #StarWarsTCW [#5]
  • #BigO [#3]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#4]
  • #CowboyBebop [#8]
  • #InuYasha [#3]

Worldwide Trends:

  • Toonami/#Toonami (During One Piece, Soul Eater, Sword Art Online, IGPX, Star Wars TCW, and Big O) [#3]
  • #Bleach [#5]
  • #Naruto [#5]
  • #OnePiece [#5]
  • Usopp (From One Piece) [#8]
  • #SoulEater [#5]
  • Black Star (From Soul Eater) [#10]
  • Excalibur (From Soul Eater) [#8]
  • #SwordArtOnline [#5]
  • Kirito (From Sword Art Online) [#9]
  • #IGPX [#5]
  • #StarWarsTCW [#5]
  • #BigO [#5]
  • #FMABrotherhood [#5]
  • #CowboyBebop [#5]
  • #InuYasha [#5]

Special thanks to @DatDamnPR, @MisterADRaven, @the_big_aa, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

Edit 10/6 @ 7:30pm: Changed image due to issues with viewers over content. Really sorry about that. I’ll be sure to have stricter standards for future rundowns from here on out.

Edit 10/6 @ 8:30pm: I’ve been informed that Water 7 starts next week. I personally thought it was in 3 weeks, but apparently it’s next week.

FOOLS! Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.