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“Jonathan Joestar passed away into undeserved oblivion. His life was an important part of history, but invisible to ordinary people. Most of humanity, for whom he sacrificed, will never know of his noble accomplishments. But his descendants will. The life within me, newly created by Jonathan and I, will certainly hear his story.”
– Erina Pendleton Joestar, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Ep. 09)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for December 17-18, 2016. We complete JoJo’s Phantom Blood story arc, in addition to kicking off the Battle Tendency arc as Toonami and every show successfully trended in the US during their East Coast airings, while both JoJo’s and Hunter x Hunter also trended during their West Coast airings, and both Toonami and JoJo’s also trended on tumblr. In addition, Hunter x Hunter also produced a character trend in Hisoka as he pulls off a comeback against Kastro by giving him a “Memory Overload”.
Toonami also showcased a teaser this week for Dragon Ball Super, which along with the Buu saga and Gundam Unicorn, premieres in just 3 weeks. The hashtag #DragonBallSuper also trended briefly as a result of the promo.
For those wondering what will happen after One Punch Man’s encore run is over, Toonami will be giving Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex another run starting on February 4th at 3am Eastern. Especially with the new film coming about on March 31st, giving GITS an encore run perhaps couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.
And as you may know, with many folks out for the holiday season especially with Toonami night being on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve this year, the block will be taking the last two weeks of the year off from regular festivities, with a JoJo’s marathon next week followed by a DBZ Kai marathon the week after. Toonami will also showcase a few animated shorts during the holidays, with the premiere of Scavengers during Christmas as well as a showcase of the viral music video Shelter during New Years. Especially with Super and the Buu Saga coming about in 3 weeks, if you’re falling behind with Toonami programming as of late, now might be a good time to catch up with these marathons, as well as DVR and on-demand services.
Not much else to say other than see you again next week for another round of the better cartoon show and May the Force be with You.
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 [#7]
- #DBZKai [#2]
- #DragonBallSuper (During One Piece) [#3]
- #JojosBizarreAdventure [#3]
- #HunterXHunter [#2]
- #Shippuden [#4]
- #OnePiece [#1]
- #OnePunchMan [#5]
- Toonami [6,706 tweets]
- #Toonami [3,628 tweets]
- #DBZKai [2,096 tweets]
- #JojosBizarreAdventure [5,978 tweets]
- #HunterXHunter [4,599 tweets]
- Hisoka (From Hunter x Hunter) [2,722 tweets]
- #OnePiece [6,660 tweets]
- #OnePunchMan [1,121 tweets]
It’s Been Way Too Long. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.
Special thanks to @animesavior for giving us permission to post the Toonami Trending Rundown here.