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“In life, we travel upstream, thrashing against the mighty current of society. More often than not, things simply won’t pan out as you wished. Don’t apportion blame, society is in a circumstance of its own. Resist the temptation to renounce it. Believe me, your time and energy are far better channeled elsewhere. When hardship prevails say “that’s life” and marshal your dignity tour navigating the disappointment as best you can. When the water comes, ask yourself: “if Society tosses me about like a piece of driftwood, is it wiser to stay the course, or find another way.” If E-Class has taught you nothing else, take this to heart. In the Assassination Classroom, you don’t have to face hardships head-on. You can run. You can hide. Launch a sneak attack, if it’s not against the rules. Avail yourself of unconventional methods. Whatever you choose, above all else, be determined. Don’t give frustration the last word. The beauty of trial-and-error is that there’s always hope. Never forget, when the moment calls for a decisive strike, you are an assassin.”
– Koro-sensei, Assassination Classroom (Season 2, Episode 22)
This Toonami Trending Rundown is a double feature for the weeks of May 14-15 and 21-22, 2022.
For the night of May 14-15, 2022, #Toonami trended in the United States on Twitter alongside Primal, Assassination Classroom, Lupin the Third, and Naruto Shippuden. Meanwhile, for the night of May 21-22, 2022, #Toonami trended in the United States on Twitter alongside Assassination Classroom and Primal. In addition, #Toonami trended on Tumblr alongside Assassination Classroom and One Piece.
Toonami’s feature for May 14-15 was a game review for Olli Olli World, a skateboarding video game developed by Roll7 and published by Private Division. It received a 9 out of 10 score.
Meanwhile, the feature for May 21-22 was a Toonami original AMV, featuring music by Bug Mane titled KOKO V (HYPNOTIQ)!. You can check it out below.
During the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront on May 18, Adult Swim revealed two new anime series to Toonami’s growing list of original productions.
The first is Ninja Kamui, a futuristic ninja action/adventure anime series directed by Sunghoo Park, best known for directing the Jujutsu Kaisen franchise and The God of High School. This new original anime series will include character designs by Takeshi Okazaki and produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment.
SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO on Twitter: “Second, THE Sunghoo Park, the incredibly talented director of Jujutsu Kaisen and God of High School, is creating an original series for Toonami- NINJA KAMUI. You’ve never seen anything like it!! pic.twitter.com/6MUSkF1bsl / Twitter”
Second, THE Sunghoo Park, the incredibly talented director of Jujutsu Kaisen and God of High School, is creating an original series for Toonami- NINJA KAMUI. You’ve never seen anything like it!! pic.twitter.com/6MUSkF1bsl
The second will be a 10-episode Rick and Morty anime series, following the success of the Rick and Morty anime shorts that have aired on Toonami and Adult Swim over the past two years. Rick and Morty: The Anime will be directed by Takashi Sano, who previously directed the shorts “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil).” Sano is also known for directing the Tower of God anime. Telecom Animation Film will animate the series.
Rick and Morty on Twitter: “A new anime is headed your way. Rick and Morty: The Anime – coming soon pic.twitter.com/qko9pHoLeh / Twitter”
A new anime is headed your way. Rick and Morty: The Anime – coming soon pic.twitter.com/qko9pHoLeh
Following the release of the final volume of Atsushi Ohkubo’s Fire Force on May 17, Kodansha and David Production have officially announced that a third season of the Fire Force anime is in production. Additional details, including a premiere date and how much the season will cover, have yet to be revealed at this time.
Finally, this week marks the 10th anniversary of Toonami’s return to television. Looking back, it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come since Adult Swim brought back Toonami during April Fools, as well as the fan support with the #BringBackToonami movement, eventually leading to Toonami’s revival after four years off the air. Some have said that Toonami couldn’t be resurrected, and/or couldn’t survive the era of streaming and piracy. But thanks to the support of the fans, the creators at Toonami, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and the anime industry at large, the block still stands strong through thick and thin, continuing to do what it does best.
From the many great anime and action cartoons that has entertained us every Saturday to the growing success of anime and manga as a whole, we’ve come a long way. Who knows what these next 10 years will bring, but if the last 10 were any indication, I think it’s going to be a party. Happy 10 years of Toonami on Adult Swim, and here’s to many more to come.
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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.
May 14-15, 2022 Trends
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#27]
- #Primal [#29]
- #AssassinationClassroom [#9]
- #LupinTheThird [Trended with #AssassinationClassroom]
- #Shippuden [#30]
- #AssassinationClassroom [1,660 tweets]
May 21-22, 2022 Trends
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#29]
- #Primal [Trended with #AssassinationClassroom]
- #AssassinationClassroom [#11]
- #Toonami [2,328 tweets]
- #AssassinationClassroom [1,492 tweets]
- #Toonami [Trended with #AssassinationClassroom]
- #Assassination Classroom
- #One Piece
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