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”Fena, really. You don’t have to say anything. I told you I’ll keep you safe. No matter what happens, I’ll be at your side. […] I’m right here, don’t be scared. Whatever happens, you’ll still be you. Whatever happens, you’ll still be you.”
– Yukimaru, Fena: Pirate Princess (Ep. 12)
This Toonami Trending Rundown is a double-feature for the nights of October 23-24, 2021 and November 6-7, 2021.
The night of October 23-24, 2021 featured the finale of Fena: Pirate Princess first and only season so far, and would be followed by a special showcase of the 2021 direct-to-video superhero animated film Batman: The Long Halloween to commemorate the Halloween season and as part of the third “DC FanDome” virtual event. On Twitter, #Toonami trended in the United States alongside Fena: Pirate Princess and Batman: The Long Halloween. Fena’s buzz also produced a character trend in Yukimaru. Meanwhile on Tumblr, #Toonami also trended.
The night of October 30-31 was Halloween weekend, and Toonami took the time to commemorate Fena’s completion by showcasing a marathon of all 12 episodes of the season. Unfortunately, due to the Halloween festivities, no Toonami-related trends were spotted during the night.
Finally, the night of November 6-7, 2021 saw a return to the regular schedule for the first time in nearly a month, which featured a doubleheader of the final two episodes of My Hero Academia’s fifth season. #Toonami would trend in the United States on Twitter alongside My Hero Academia, Yashahime, and Food Wars! #Toonami would also trend on Tumblr. The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app, can be seen below.
Be sure to tune in tonight from 11:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for a special Black Friday edition of Toonami as the network will showcase films from the Blade Runner universe, alongside encore presentations of Black Lotus. The events will kick off at 11:00 p.m. with the Blade Runner short Black Out 2022, before moving on to the feature presentation of Blade Runner 2049 from 11:15 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Following the broadcast of the film, from 3:00-4:30 a.m, Toonami will complete the night with an encore airing of the first three episodes of Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Of course, there will still be a regular scheduled Toonami the night after on November 27, which will feature Episode 05 of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, another doubleheader of Yashahime (Episodes 20-21), and the season finale of Food Wars! The Fourth Plate.
A little editor’s note, the trending rundown containing the trends for November 13-14 and 20-21, 2021 will be published most likely tomorrow. Apologies for the late rundowns.
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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.
October 23-24, 2021 Trends
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [Trended with #FenaPiratePrincess and #BatmanTheLongHalloween]
- #FenaPiratePrincess [#9]
- #BatmanTheLongHalloween [#6]
- #Toonami [2,882 tweets]
- #FenaPiratePrincess [4,405 tweets]
- Yukimaru (From Fena: Pirate Princess) [1,878 tweets]
- #BatmanTheLongHalloween [2,513 tweets]
Notes and Other Statistics:
- #FenaPiratePrincess: @WhoTrendedIT reported that @stephaniesheh was responsible for the show trending in the United States.
November 6-7, 2021 Trends
United States Trends:
- #Toonami [#13]
- #MyHeroAcademia [Trended with #Toonami]
- #Yashahime [#26]
- #FoodWars [#17]
- #Toonami [5,197 tweets]
- #Yashahime [2,311 tweets]
- #FoodWars [1, 875 tweets]
Special thanks to @sdurso5 and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
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