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“Master, listen. I want you to know I’ve never met anyone as amazing as you. Even if the public does not appreciate you or what you have done, I will still follow you.”
– Genos, One Punch Man (Ep. 07)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for August 27-28, 2016. A good night for trending overall as every show successfully trended during their respective East Coast airings on Twitter, while both One Punch Man and Hunter both trended during the West Coast airing. On Tumblr, Toonami, One Punch Man, and One Piece would also make the trends list. And for the first time in several months, Toonami would also trend on Facebook.
We also received character trends on Twitter from 3 of the shows. DBZ would give us the Cell Games, as both Gohan and Goku emerge from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber (though still admits he needs more training and rest to defeat Cell) and the fighters begin to prepare for the games Cell announced. One Punch Man would give us Saitama (the first of such for the show) as he successfully destroys a meteor headed towards City Z, although there was significant collateral damage as pieces still rained down around the area, and Tanktop Tiger and Tanktop Black Hole attempted to turn the crowd against him for it. And One Piece gave us Sanji as he beats up Absalom for kidnapping and attempting to force-marry Nami as well as for eating the Clear-Clear fruit which Sanji had long sought for…various reasons to say the least.
Next week is Labor Day Weekend, so we’re taking a week off from regular festivities as Toonami will be showcasing episodes 1-7 of One Punch Man. If you’re late to the party or are lagging behind the present airing, it’s a great time to catch up. Until next week, stay golden, and of course we give our thoughts to those affected by the passing of Mr. Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder. May his soul rest in peace and thanks for the memories.
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/#Toonami [#8]
- #DBZKai [#6]
- #CellGames (From DBZ Kai) [#7]
- #OnePunchMan (Also during the West Coast airing) [#5]
- Saitama (From One Punch Man) [#19]
- #GundamIBO [#7]
- #HunterXHunter (Also during the West Coast airing) [#6]
- #Shippuden [#7]
- #OnePiece [#7]
- #Parasyte [#6]
- #Toonami [3,835 tweets]
- #DBZKai [1,510 tweets]
- #OnePunchMan [5,047 tweets]
- Saitama (From One Punch Man) [11.3k tweets]
- #GundamIBO [1,799 tweets]
- #HunterXHunter [3,042 tweets]
- #OnePiece [5,546 tweets]
- Sanji (From One Piece) [3,971 tweets]
- #Toonami [#10 with 15k people talking about this]
- #Dragon Ball Z
Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.
Special thanks to @animesavior for giving us permission to post the Toonami Trending Rundown here.