Originally Posted by Draneor
Index II did a bit less than I expected. I guess people just prefer to read it.
I guess, Index is one of the best selling LN series period and Touma dominates LN character polls but if the adaption is "meh" why would you spend so much money when you already have the superior versions that are also so far ahead it's not funny. You can buy the entire collection of Index novels for what.. the cost of 4 episodes of Index? I'll go with the novels thanks but yeah I'll still watch the anime.. but I won't buy it.
Also lets take the western fantasy series Song of Ice and Fire for instance, HBO are adapting A Game of Thrones and yeah I'll watch it and even if it's done reasonably well I might grab the boxset but I doubt it fucks with the novels in terms of quality. But if instead of a boxset they release 13 volumes which are extremely pricey than fuck that period
Railgun considerably amped up one aspect (i'm talking railgun manga to anime here) it had to appeal more to Otakus and that's why it was successful. And Fencedude quality has nothing to do with sales the majority of the time, you should know better. This season in your words sucks compared to the first and yet has a 33% increase in sales, why even bring up quality in this discussion.