Toonami Trending Rundown for June 8-9, 2024

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

“About earlier, I’m sorry. Back when I shut down your ideas about love, my father didn’t…well, he never approved of how I lived my life. And when your opinions are continuously shunned and ignored, it makes it hard to accept the opinions of others. In order to defend your position, you assert your legitimacy by rejecting what other people have to say. But you’re not concerned about winning approval [Akira]. You just say whatever comes to your mind. I guess that made me a little jealous, and the old me slipped out for a bit. The truth is, I’m just bad at romance. I’m afraid of getting hurt. Which is probably why I put up a front and acted like work was more important.  […] If one day, I do find myself falling in love, I can only hope that it’s with someone I can be this open with.”

–          Shizuka Mikazuki, Zom 100 (Ep. 08)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for June 8-9, 2024. Some fun times this week, as Beatrix joins the crew in Zom 100 as they go out for sushi and a hot spring visit, while Lex Luthor leads the charge in calling for Superman’s denouncement, and Sabo substitutes in for Luffy in trying to secure the Flame Flame fruit in One Piece, among other great moments.

In terms of trends, Toonami trended in the USA alongside My Adventures with Superman and Zom 100. In addition, Android 18 interestingly enough trended during the night. The reason? Check out the next episode preview for My Adventures with Superman, and you can probably see why fans have compared the show’s newest character Kara to DBZ’s Android 18.

No trends were spotted during Week 2 of Toonami Rewind on Friday, which probably wasn’t helped that Summer Game Fest (considered to be the successor to the now defunct E3) was going on at the same time.

This week’s feature was a new ID indent titled Rubiks Cube, as TOM and SARA try to solve a Rubik’s Cube. You can check it out below.

Speaking of Summer Game Fest, Toei Animation and Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the upcoming video game, Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero. The newest game to the Dragon Ball franchise, it will be available for fans to play on Steam, the PS5, and the Xbox Series X/S this upcoming October 11, 2024.

Dragon Ball will be once again featured in San Diego Comic-Con this July, as Toei will once again have a booth in the convention center halls during the event on July 25-28, in addition to an outside booth at the Marriott Marquis next door for non-badge holders. I’ll be covering SDCC for Toonami Squad once again, so be sure to follow @AnimeSavior and @ToonamiSquad on Twitter Bluesky and other social media outlets for any news that will be coming about during the con.

DRAGON BALL OFFICIAL on X (formerly Twitter): “Dragon Ball Returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego! #dragonball #ドラゴンボール / X”

Dragon Ball Returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego! #dragonball #ドラゴンボール

This week, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is taking place in France, and among the awards and presentations, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have announced several new and continuing original productions. Of interest for Toonami viewers, Adult Swim has greenlit production on a third season of My Adventures with Superman. Among some of the other productions from Cartoon Network include an animated adaptation series of Get Jiro!, a graphic novel penned by the late Anthony Bourdain and Super Mutant Magic Academy, a new Adult Swim original series created by J.G. Quintel (of Regular Show fame) and Jillian Tamaki, the creator of the franchise’s original comics. The Adventure Time franchise will also see three different animation productions, including a movie; Adventure Time: Side Quests, which will feature stand-alone episodes in Finn and Jake’s adventures; and Adventure Time: Heyo BMO, a preschool series starring BMO.

Toonami creator Jason DeMarco is also at Annecy this week to promote the new Lord of the Rings anime film, titled The War of Rohirrim. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, produced by Joseph Chou and Jason DeMarco, and animated by Sola Entertainment; the anime film will also feature the talents of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, as executive producers. “The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrimopens in theaters on December 13, 2024.

Hera and Wulf, respectively, from The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. Photos from Warner Bros. Pictures via Entertainment Weekly.

Unfortunate news in the anime industry this week, as Gainax, known for giving us the Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and FLCL franchises, alongside other classics including His and Her Circumstances, Nadia, Gunbuster, has filed for bankruptcy after 40 years in existence. Studio Khara, Evangelion creator Hideki Anno’s newest animation studio, will assist in foreseeing Gainax’s liquidation, including transferring or selling the rights of all their remaining properties. While Gainax will be missed among the anime community, its legacy will certainly live on through its successor companies and veteran animators, including the likes of Studio Khara, Studio Trigger, and Production I.G.

Not much else to say other than see you again next time for another round of the better cartoon show. Later.

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 [Trended with #Zom100]
  • #MyAdventuresWithSuperman [Trended with #Zom100]
  • #Zom100 [#8]
  • Android 18 [#18]

Tweet Counts:

  • Android 18 [1,575 tweets]

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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.