Well Toonami faithful, we did it! We got Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins to the top of the Twitter trend chart on 5/26/12 when Toonami took over the airwaves, and we also managed to get FMA and Cowboy Bebop trending as well. Great job! Now the next part of support needs to be put into place. Make sure to e-mail Cartoon Network and Adult Swim with your thoughts on what you saw when Toonami returned to television and get vocal on Facebook and Twitter about the programming you want on the block. Even Steve Blum (TOM) said that the block needs all the support it can get and as many viewers as humanly possible to bring us “a better cartoon show”, so it's up to us as a unit to make sure we do what we can to help out by spreading the good word. Let people know Toonami's back, spam the social media, send off e-mails and hashtags like your life depended on it, and most importantly: Watch Toonami. If we band together and remain vocal than who knows what kinds of things we'll be treated to, the power of voice is a mighty one and so far we know we're being heard, we just got to turn that voice into a scream and keep it rolling.
Luckily for us we've already been treated to two new shows with Deaman Wonderland and Casshern Sins, both of which are getting amazing praise from the Toonami faithful. We've been enjoying TOM bumpers, Toonami-esq music, nice “coming up” cards, classic idents, and even a video game review for an XboX 360 game called “I Am Alive”. And that's just on the first night! Imagine what could be coming down the road if we support the block the best we can and try to boost it's ratings as high as they can go, that's what Toonami really needs. Ratings = advertising, and advertising = money for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and ultimately......Toonami. It's amazing what we were all able to accomplish using the power of the internet and the power of word of mouth, once in a while huge victories come out of passion and we've all used our passion to ensure that Toonami was given life once again. Keep up the good work everyone, we've done a bang up job so far and it can only get better from here.
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