Toonami Trending Rundown for May 7-8, 2022

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

“That look. I love it when he stares dead ahead like that. It’s so intense. Not that long ago, revenge with my whole life. I should have been crushed when my plan failed, but I wasn’t, because it was Nagisa who stopped me. He’s the kindest soul I’ve ever known. Sure, he’s an assassin, but his blood lust filled the hole in my heart.”

    Kaede Kayano, Assassination Classroom (Season 2, Episode 20)

The Toonami Trending Rundown for May 7-8, 2022. For this week’s social media buzz, Toonami trended in the United States on Twitter alongside Assassination Classroom, Naruto Shippuden and Cowboy Bebop. Meanwhile on Tumblr, Assassination Classroom also trended.

This week, Toonami released a new lineup promo, detailing the changes to the schedule that will take full effect by next week’s broadcast. Reruns of Primal will kick off the block at midnight (perhaps as a precursor to the new season premiering later this year), while Attack on Titan will join Shenmue with an encore rerun at the end of the block.

Unfortunate news from the voice acting community these past few weeks, as Billy Kametz has announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer.Toonami viewers might know him for voicing Josuke in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Metal Lee in Boruto, Rui in Demon Slayer. Amon Hajiki in Fire Force, and Nicolo in Attack on Titan, among others. Billy is taking a hiatus from voiceover work (with his ongoing roles being temporally recast) and has moved back to his hometown in Pennsylvania to be with his family. I personally join the Toonami Faithful and the greater anime community in sending my prayers and well wishes to Billy as he fights this disease. If you wish to help Billy in a philanthropic way, you can donate to this gofundme by clicking here. All proceeds will go to his medical bills and other necessities.

On Tuesday, Toei Animation and Crunchyroll have released a new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film, announcing that the highly anticipated film will be released in theaters this Summer 2022.

Until next time, 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 by getting vaccinated if you are able to and following your local health advisories.

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 [#12]
  • #AssassinationClassroom [#10]
  • #Shippuden [#19]
  • #CowboyBebop [#17]

Tweet Counts:

  • #Toonami [3,848 tweets]
  • #AssassinationClassroom [1,786 tweets]
  • #Shippuden [1,046 tweets]

Tumblr Trends:

  • #Toonami [Trended with Assassination Classroom]
  • #Assassination Classroom

Special thanks to @Journeyman15 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.