Re: 2011 07/25~07/31 Anime 30/20 List
With all the increases volume over volume I have to wonder if there was a supply problem the week of 6/22 or something? It would be one thing if a series or two had an increase over their past volume's first week, but to have nearly every one of them have an increase is very strange.
Anyway, yeah Dog Days tearing it up. Even when it started to go up on Amazon last week I only thought it would sale about 5k copies total, maybe 6k if it got lucky. Even just Sunday after we saw the daily rankings I still thought it would only hit about 7k, but this is just...wow. How the hell did that happen? It was never a very popular show on the internet, and with it being a late night show I figured that would be an indication it wouldn't sale too much...I don't even see how this would appeal to the normal otaku neckbeards enough to buy it...actually, the fact that the Amazon numbers are so low shows that a large percent of its audience bought it from other outlets, which brings into question exactly what type of otaku bought this. Then again, maybe some outlet had it cheaper than Amazon? I don't think so though...this seriously has me baffled.
Well, this just makes Spring season even more beastly. Looking at the vol 1 list, it's just amazing how many series sold well. It even looks like [C] will end up doing 5k. And the thing is, this season continues the usual trend of half breaking even or making profit and half failing, but the unique thing is that the big sellers are really BIG sellers and there were a lot of surprise hits, and most of them were anime originals. I'd go so far to say that Spring 2011 has been the best season for TV anime in terms of sales and market direction...ever.
Last edited by Suzuku : 08-02-2011 at 08:56 AM.