Toonami Trending Rundown for February 28-29, March 6-7 and March 13-14, 2021

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco


This Toonami Trending Rundown is a triple-feature for the nights of February 27-28, 2021, March 6-7, 2021 and March 13-14, 2021. After a ten-month hiatus from the lineup thanks to licensing issues, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma made its return to the better cartoon show for the premiere of The Third Plate.

For the night of February 27-28, #Toonami would trend in the United States on Twitter alongside Food Wars, Fire Force, and SSSS.Gridman. Two different character trends were also spotted during the night, Sasha from Attack on Titan, and Erina from Food Wars. #Toonami would also trend on Tumblr. The night of March 6-7, saw a similar trend to the previous week’s trending, as #Toonami would trend in the United States on Twitter alongside Food Wars, Fire Force, and SSSS.Gridman. And for the night of March 13-14, #Toonami would trend in the United States on Twitter alongside Dragon Ball Super, Food Wars, and Fire Force.

The full list, including statistics and tweet counts from the Twitter app and Amr Rahmy’s Fan Screening analytics app, can be seen below.

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming widely available suggests that the pandemic’s end is on the horizon, it is looking like a return to normalcy won’t be coming anytime soon for those hoping to attend an in-person convention or event. These past few weeks, Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con, and A-Kon has announced that they will be canceling this year’s festivities, joining the likes of Anime Boston as among the major anime conventions that will be sidelined or held virtually again this year.

TMS Entertainment released a second trailer and key visual for Megalo Box 2: Nomad this past Monday. The new season is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 4, 2021. North America-wise, Funimation has announced that they will be simulcasting the new season on their FunimationNow streaming service.

Aniplex has announced that the highly anticipated film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will be making its theatrical debut in the United States and Canada, both subbed and dubbed, on April 23, 2021. Tickets will be available for preorder on Funimation’s website beginning April 9. For those who might not be able to go to the theaters, Funimation and Aniplex will be releasing the film on digital platforms beginning on June 22.

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A new key visual was released for Lupin the Third, revealing that a new TV production commemorating its 50th anniversary will be revealed on March 25 at Anime Japan 2021 and TMS Expo. The image featuring Lupin near Big Ben suggests that this new project will take place in the UK. No word yet on whether this will be Part 6 or a TV special.

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Finally, Aniplex and Toonami have announced that The Promised Neverland will be returning to the better cartoon show, as its second season will be premiering its English Dub beginning on April 13 at 1:30 a.m. Eastern.

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“The Promised Neverland” returns to Toonami with season 2 on April 10th at 1:30 AM!

Tune in tonight for the penultimate episode of SSSS.Gridman, among other great moments. Until next week, stay safe, be sure to visit and to see what you can do to help the fight against racial inequality, and continue to 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 possible, and wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.

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.

February 27-28, 2021 Trends

United States Trends:

  • #Toonami [Trended with #FoodWars]
  • #FoodWars [#5]
  • Erina (From Food Wars!) [Trended with #FoodWars]
  • #FireForce [#6]
  • #SSSSGridman [Trended with #Toonami]

Tweet Counts:

  • #Toonami [6,267 tweets]
  • Sasha (From Attack on Titan) [30.1k tweets]

Tumblr Trends:

  • #Toonami

March 6-7, 2021 Trends

United States Trends:

  • #Toonami [#5]
  • #FoodWars [#6]
  • #FireForce [Trended with #Toonami]
  • #SSSSGridman [Trended with #Toonami]

Tweet Counts:

  • #Toonami [5,748 tweets]
  • #DragonBallSuper [tweets]
  • #FoodWars [2,304 tweets]
  • #FireForce [2,325 tweets]
  • #SSSSGridman [1,836 tweets]

March 13-14, 2021 Trends

United States Trends:

  • #Toonami [#6]
  • #DragonBallSuper [Trended with #Toonami]
  • #FoodWars [#8]
  • #FireForce [Trended with #Toonami]

Tweet Counts:

  • #Toonami [4,770 tweets]
  • #FoodWars [2,148 tweets]
  • #FireForce [2,240 tweets]

Special thanks to @Kisuru, @sdurso5 and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.

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Daniel Limjoco

Editor of the “Toonami Trending Rundown” a weekly article cataloging Toonami’s social media impact. News editor and social media curator for Toonami Squad. Former news editor and social media curator to from 2013-2021.