“Surrender. Run and hide. Oh yes, and give up. I should give up. That is what someone like you would say to do. Cowards who could not bear the weight of their own humanity. You pathetic monsters disgust me. Come on, let’s have it.”
- Integra Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate (Ep. 05)
The Toonami Trending Rundown for October 18-19, 2014. Pretty good night for trending all things considered as One Piece, Hellsing Ultimate, Dandy, and Samurai Jack reached the US trending lists. In addition, Toonami also showcased a promo for DBZ Kai, and that also trended in the US as a result. And on Tumblr, trends of both Toonami and Attack on Titan were spotted.
We also got some special character trends from Bleach (Rukia as Riruka transforms her into a plushie, but manages to defeat Riruka anyway as well as Byakuya as he duels and ultimately blows a hole through Tsukishima), One Piece (Robin, as we were treated to a flashback to her days in Ohara), Gurren Lagann (Kamina, as Simon and the Dai Gurren crew try and cope with his passing), and Hellsing Ultimate (Alucard and Bruce Willis, as Alucard has a dream about him as well as Integra as the Millenium try and ultimately fail to capture her).
In addition, while a regional trend of Annie (as it was revealed that she was the Female Titan all along) and Sasuke (as Naruto has a flashback of his relationship with him) aren’t confirmed, tweet counts of those characters were also spotted.
Tonight also showcased a game review of Shadow of Mordor. Unfortunately, due to some technicalities, the ending of the review was cut short on-air, but Toonami gave it a 8.5 out of 10.
Not much else to say other than tune in next week as both Attack on Titan and Bleach showcase their penultimate episodes, among other great moments from the other shows. As Black Dynamite would say, can you dig it? Until next week, stay gold.
Legend: 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 mobile app trends, the listed number of tweets are also sorely based on the highest number shown based on the images on the rundown.
- #DBZKai [#2]
- Byakuya (From Bleach) [#8]
- Rukia (From Bleach) [#8]
- #OnePiece [#3]
- #Robin/Robin (From One Piece) [#2]
- Kamina (From Gurren Lagann) [#8]
- #HellsingUltimate [#3]
- Alucard (From Hellsing Ultimate) [#10]
- Bruce Willis (From Hellsing Ultimate) [#7]
- Integra (From Hellsing Ultimate) [#4]
- Dandy [#9]
- #SamuraiJack [#8]
Mobile App Tweet Counts:
- Annie (From Attack On Titan) [32k Tweets]
- Sasuke (From Naruto Shippuden) [10.1k Tweets]
- Robin (From One Piece) [42.5k Tweets]
- Dandy [10.4k Tweets]
- #attack on titan
Notes and Other Statistics:
- #DBZKai: @trendinaliaUS reported that @DrJDaddy started the trend while 97 users and 115 tweets (53 RTs) in 1 week made #DBZKai a Trending Topic in the US and 62,937 people could have seen #DBZKai since its 1st mention until it became a Trending Topic.
- #AttackOnTitan: @statweestics reported a 1166% increase in popularity on 8:41 pm PDT.
- Byakuya (From Bleach): @trendinaliaUS reported that 769 users and 2,111 tweets (432 RTs) in 2 weeks made ‘Byakuya’ a Trending Topic in the US and 453,810 people could have seen ‘Byakuya’ since its 1st mention until it became a Trending Topic.
Special thanks to @Andy_Salcedo, @Breserkfury, @DaoFAQ, @HausOfMystery, @JMB_70056, @myanimewaifu, @Seth_man, @Yoohoo_Dude, and others I forgot to mention for spotting some of the trends on this list.
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