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“We’ll go to hell together, the three of us. But in exchange, we’ll save seven billion people.
– Chrome, Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (Ep. 01)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for May 15-16, 2021. Dr. Stone would make its return to the better cartoon show for it’s long awaited second season, as Senku and the Kingdom of Science prepares for war Tsukasa and the Empire of Might.
On Twitter, #Toonami would trend in the United States alongside My Hero Academia, Food Wars, The Promised Neverland, and Black Clover. My Hero Academia also saw a character trend with Endeavor, as he admits that he has to atone for his sins of neglecting his wife and family. On Tumblr, #Toonami would also make the trending list. The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app, can be seen below.
This week’s feature was a new music video for “Jumping Coffins” by Aesop Rock. You can check it out below.
Fena: Pirate Princess, one of Toonami and Crunchyroll’s upcoming originals by Production IG, will be showcased at the Annecy Festival in France next month. Occurring during the week of June 14-19, Fena will be apart of the festival’s “Work in Progress program”, which gives an in-depth look into the creative stages of several future animated productions. According to the Annecy Festival website, the panel for the show is scheduled for June 16 at 5.30pm – 6.45pm CET.
Aniplex is working on releasing a limited-edition boxset for Sword Art Online: Alicization: War of Underworld this time next month. This Blu-ray boxset will contain all 23 episodes of the second half of Alicization, plus two recap episodes, a Special Booklet plus and Original Soundtrack CD by composer Yuki Kajiura. For those interested, it’s available for pre-order on Rightstuf for $229.98.
Finally, Toonami will be making a schedule change come May 29. Current reruns of Dragon Ball Super will be moving down the lineup from midnight to end the block at 3:30 a.m. Eastern. The rest of the lineup will move up the schedule by 30 minutes, meaning that My Hero Academia will once again become the lead-in for the first time since Season 4 aired. The full schedule is as follows:
- 12:00 A.M. – My Hero Academia
- 12:30 A.M. – Dr. Stone
- 01:00 A.M. – Food Wars
- 01:30 A.M. – The Promised Neverland
- 02:00 A.M. – Black Clover
- 02:30 A.M. – Naruto: Shippuden
- 03:00 A.M. – Attack on Titan
- 03:30 A.M. – Dragon Ball Super
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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.
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#3]
- #MyHeroAcademia [Trended with #Toonami]
- #FoodWars [Trended with #Toonami]
- #ThePromisedNeverland [Trended with #Toonami]
- #BlackClover [Trended with #Toonami]
- #Toonami [7,202 tweets]
- #MyHeroAcademia [9,668 tweets]
- Endeavor (From My Hero Academia) [4,699 tweets]
- #DrStone [4,251 tweets]
- #FoodWars [2,550 tweets]
- #ThePromisedNeverland [1,836 tweets]
- #BlackClover [3,479 tweets]
Special thanks to @MisterADRaveN and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
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