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“Yep, we’re assassins. And our target is our teacher. […] That feels right. Just us and Kuro-sensei. Here in our Assassination Classroom.”
– Nagisa Shiota, Assassination Classroom (Ep. 01)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for August 29-30, 2020. Fans of Assassination Classroom had to wait five years for this moment as Kuro-sensei and the students of Class 3-E would make their long-awaited debut on the Saturday night lineup.
Regarding this week’s social media buzz, #Toonami trended in the United States on Twitter alongside JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Assassination Classroom, and Black Clover. #Toonami also trended on Tumblr alongside JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app, can be seen below.
This week’s feature was an inspirational speech from TOM as he speaks out against systemic racism and their support to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. You can check it out below.
A little background: this piece came together because a group of Toonami staff came to me and asked, “are we going to address this clearly?” I agreed with them that we should. This piece was produced, co-written, and edited by our Black staff members. The all did an amazing job.
This weekend, Crunchyroll will be hosting their annual “Crunchyroll Expo,” and much like other conventions since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this event will be held virtually online. During their virtual industry panel streaming this Saturday at noon PDT, Crunchyroll plans on revealing a big announcement in conjunction with Adult Swim. Keep an eye on our social media pages for any breaking news and updates on the matter.
Not much else to say other than be sure to visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to see what you can do to help the fight against social inequality. Also, be sure to register to vote for November’s elections if you’re eligible and haven’t already. And make sure you 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 all possible, and wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Until next week, stay safe, and as the late Chadwick Boseman would say, “Wakanda Forever!”
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 [#4]
- #JoJosBizarreAdventure [Trended with #Toonami]
- #AssassinationClassroom [#5]
- #BlackClover [Trended with #Toonami]
- #Toonami [38.7k tweets]
- #JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Notes and Other Statistics:
- #Toonami: @WhoTrendedIT reported that @blumspew was responsible for the hashtag trending in the United States.
Special thanks to @mmorse1017 and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
Only Toonami on [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.