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“My power is not to destroy. My power is to mend this world. With its creator. With Akane Shinjo.”
– Gridman, SSSS.Gridman (Ep. 12)
This Toonami Trending Rundown is a double-feature for the nights of March 27-28, 2021 and April 3-4, 2021. During this fortnight, we commemorated the final two episodes of SSSS.Gridman.
For the night of March 27-28, Toonami trended in the United States alongside Food Wars, Fire Force, SSSS.Gridman, and Naruto Shippuden. Character trends were also spotted with both Gabi and Falco from Attack on Titan, and Erina from Food Wars. Meanwhile for the night of April 3-4, Toonami trended in the United States alongside Food Wars (including another character trend of Erina), Fire Force, and SSSS.Gridman. #Toonami also trended on Tumblr. The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app and Amr Rahmy’s Fan Screening analytics app, can be seen below.
This likely won’t be the end for Gridman on Toonami, as Studio Trigger is already working on a sequel (albeit with a completely new cast) called SSSS.Dynazenon. The new series premiered on April 2, and is available for simulcast on FunimationNow. Whether Dynazenon will join Toonami as well is a question for the future, but watch this space for future developments.
SSSS.DYNAZENON公式アカウント on Twitter: “このあと11:20からは #AnimeJapan 2021 『SSSS.DYNAZENON(ダイナゼノン)』ステージ！無料で視聴できるので、ぜひ観て下さいね！ PC北林／https://t.co/LAfK3K8QK1出演：濱野大輝、榎木淳弥、若山詩音＼#SSSS_DYNAZENON pic.twitter.com/6dD3F8Fw4t / Twitter”
このあと11:20からは #AnimeJapan 2021 『SSSS.DYNAZENON(ダイナゼノン)』ステージ！無料で視聴できるので、ぜひ観て下さいね！ PC北林／https://t.co/LAfK3K8QK1出演：濱野大輝、榎木淳弥、若山詩音＼#SSSS_DYNAZENON pic.twitter.com/6dD3F8Fw4t
Another sequel fans will be anticipating for the near future is the second season of MegaloBox, titled MegaloBox 2: Nomad. For those who want to check out the simulcast, it’s available for viewing on FunimationNow. We’ve yet to hear anything regarding production of the dub at this time. The first season premiered on Toonami on December 9, 2018, eight months after its Japanese premiere on April 6. If precedent is any indication, we could see season 2 air on Toonami at a similar time-frame, assuming everything goes well in negotiating. Watch this space for future developments, and if you do want to see MegaloBox return to the block, as with SSSS.Dynazenon or any future show, send your show requests to Toonami’s Facebook page or by directly messaging Jason DeMarco on Twitter (@Clarknova1).
After four years and over 170 episodes, the Black Clover anime will be going on a hiatus to allow series creator Yūki Tabata to create more storyline in the manga. For the record, Toonami aired Episode 143 last week, meaning we have 27 episodes left to go in the season. On the 2021 17th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released during AnimeJapan 2021 week, it was revealed that a Black Clover movie is in the works. Further details are to be revealed in a later date.
Following the Japanese broadcast and simulcast of Attack on Titan Episode 75 (Ep. 16 of Season 4), it has been announced that a second cour of Attack on Titan Final Season is in production. The season will resume with Episode 76 this winter. Toonami premiered the dub of Episode 70 this past Saturday April 3, so we’ll have 4 more episodes before we reach the mid-season point.
アニメ「進撃の巨人」公式アカウント on Twitter: “TVアニメ「進撃の巨人」The Final Season第76話「断罪」NHK総合にて今冬放送予定！https://t.co/7WnFKvhw2C#shingeki pic.twitter.com/KLiKggnKpV / Twitter”
TVアニメ「進撃の巨人」The Final Season第76話「断罪」NHK総合にて今冬放送予定！https://t.co/7WnFKvhw2C#shingeki pic.twitter.com/KLiKggnKpV
Late at night following end of the April 3-4, 2021 broadcast of Toonami in the East Coast, Warner Bros. and Shueisha were hosting a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure online event, titled the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event ~JOESTAR the Inherited Soul~ in Japan. There, JoJo fans received the long-awaited news that there will be an anime adaptation of Part 6, titled Stone Ocean. Jolyne Kujo, the protagonist of this arc, will be voiced by Ai Fairouz.
TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 on Twitter: “【「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」アニメ制作決定！！】「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」のアニメ制作が決定いたしました！！#jojo_anime pic.twitter.com/eq1pYxG5d7 / Twitter”
【「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」アニメ制作決定！！】「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」のアニメ制作が決定いたしました！！#jojo_anime pic.twitter.com/eq1pYxG5d7
Yesterday morning, Aniplex and Bang Zoom! has released a new trailer for tonight’s premiere of The Promised Neverland season 2 and revealed some of the newest voice actors. Of note, the English Voice Direction and Adaptation is by Alex von David, taking over for Chris Cason.
- Emma – Erica Mendez
- Ray – Laura Stahl
- Don – Cedric Williams
- Gilda – Ryan Bartley
- Nat – Michelle Ruff
- Anna/Alicia – Brianna Knickerbocker
- Thoma/Yvette – Cristina Vee
- Dominic/Christie – Janice Kawaye
- Lannion – Philece Sampler
- Mark – Erika Harlacher
- Phil – Amber Connor
- Rossi/Barbara – Allegra Clark
- Jemima – Kimberly Anne Campbell
- Sonju – Daman Mills
- Mujika – Lizzie Freeman
- Vincent/Zazie – Jalen K. Cassell
- Cislo – Mark Whitten
- Vylk – Jake Eberle
- Peter Ratri – Crispin Freeman
Finally, Toonami and Funimation have officially revealed today that My Hero Academia will rejoin the lineup for Season 5 beginning on May 8 at 12:30 a.m. Eastern/Pacific. MHA will replace Attack on Titan on the lineup once the latter show goes on its mid-season break. In the meantime, Toonami will be broadcasting an encore run of Season 4 beginning on May 8 at 4:00 a.m.
Tune in tonight for the season 2 premiere of The Promised Neverland, among other great moments. 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.
March 27-28, 2021 Trends
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#3]
- #FoodWars [#12]
- Erina (From Food Wars) [#26]
- #FireForce [#28]
- #SSSSGridman [#29]
- #Shippuden [Trended with #Toonami]
- #Toonami [6,933 tweets]
- Gabi (From Attack on Titan) [47.1k tweets]
- Falco (From Attack on Titan) [3,582 tweets]
- #FoodWars [2,399 tweets]
- Erina (From Food Wars) [3,831 tweets]
- #FireForce [2,632 tweets]
- #BlackClover [6,099 tweets]
Notes and Other Statistics:
April 3-4, 2021 Tweets
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#7]
- #FoodWars [Trended with #Toonami]
- Erina (From Food Wars) [#28]
- #FireForce [Trended with #Toonami]
- #SSSSGridman [Trended with #Toonami]
- #Toonami [5,880 tweets]
- Erina (From Food Wars) [3,934 tweets]
Notes and Other Statistics:
- #Toonami: @WhoTrendedIT reported that @JessicaCalvello and @blumspew are responsible for the show trending in the United States.
Special thanks to @sdurso5, @TarkatanBeauty and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
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