Toonami Trending Rundown for April 17-18, 2021

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

“You got to change up your way of thinking, Chef. This is what you’ve been missing when you decided to throw out the idea of unconventional cooking. […] So, this means Kyokusei dorm doesn’t get knocked down right? Hey everyone in Central, are you guys watching this? Thing is, if you go after my friends or even people I know, you’re going to pay for it. We may be lower class to the likes of you, but you better think twice if you think we’re going to lay down and let you walk all over us. If you try it, we’ll fight you, we’ll come without mercy. So, watch it. Even if you’re a sitting member of the Ten.”

–          Sōma Yukihira, Food Wars: The Third Plate (Ep. 08)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for April 17-18, 2021. A regular week for the Toonami Faithful, as for this week’s trending, #Toonami trended in the United States alongside Food Wars, The Promised Neverland, Fire Force, and Black Clover. The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app, can be seen below.


This week’s feature was a review of the retro side-scrolling platform video game Cyber Shadow. It received an 8.0 out of 10 score.

During the block, Aniplex and Funimation aired promotional trailers for the highly anticipated Demon Slayer film, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train. The film will be making its debut in select theaters this Friday, April 23 (with premiere showings on Thursday night). For those interested in checking it out, visit this link to see showtimes near your area and give your support to the anime industry on the big screen. We are still in a pandemic, so be sure to stay safe if you are going. For those who might not be able to go to the theaters, the film will be releasing on digital video storefronts on June 22.

Given that Mugen Train is canon material directly from the manga, and that Season 2 will be skipping ahead to the Entertainment District arc, this film will be essential viewing material for anime viewers going forward. This has led to concerns that Toonami will be forced to skip Mugen Train when and if the show makes its return in the future, potentially disenfranchising some viewers from the show’s continuity. We’ll keep you posted on the developments ahead, and if you want to see Demon Slayer return to the block for Mugen Train and the Entertainment District Arc, send your show requests to Toonami’s Facebook page or by directly messaging Jason DeMarco on Twitter (@Clarknova1). We also recommend letting Aniplex know through their social media accounts.

Until next week, stay safe, be sure to visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co and anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co to see what you can do to help the fight against racial inequality, and continue to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect others by following your local health advisories. Stay at home unless essential purposes require you to go out, practice social distancing by staying six feet/two meters away from one another if possible, and wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.


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]
  • #FoodWars [#18]
  • #ThePromisedNeverland [#12]
  • #FireForce [#10]
  • #BlackClover [Trended with #FireForce]

Tweet Counts:

  • #Toonami [9,118 tweets]
  • #FoodWars [2,255 tweets]
  • #ThePromisedNeverland [2,046 tweets]
  • #FireForce [2,291 tweets]
  • #BlackClover [3,211 tweets]

Notes and Other Statistics:

Step into The Shadows. Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.

Edit 4/22: Tweets of the Night can be seen in the link below.

Toonami Squad on Twitter: “⚡️ “Toonami Tweets of the Night for April 17-18, 2021″https://t.co/asMimceFs9 / Twitter”

⚡️ “Toonami Tweets of the Night for April 17-18, 2021″https://t.co/asMimceFs9

Daniel Limjoco

Editor of the “Toonami Trending Rundown” a weekly article cataloging Toonami’s social media impact. News and social media curator for Toonami Squad. Former contributor to ToonamiFaithful.com.