Originally Posted by BigOnAnime
Rinne no Lagrange is basically bombing, great...
I just can only hope the second cour causes a bump in sales.
It won't, unfortunately. As others are saying, seeing sales rise in a sequel is very
rare, and usually only happens when multiple strong external factors are at play. Rinne is anime-original and has none of that. I expect this season/cour to average maybe
2.5k, at best, and season/cour two will be lucky to average 2k.
Well, at least Mouretsu is doing ok now. I love both of Satou's shows from Winter but if I had to pick only one to sell decently, it'd definitely
be Mouretsu, currently my favorite show of 2012.
As for Squid Girl 2, why is it that it keeps selling basically half of what season 1 sold? That was like a 7k show, Squid Girl 2, that's just around a 3K show.
Same as above, this is unfortunately rather normal. Of the various reasons relentlessflame outlined in the link Draneor gave, my own opinion is that "it's not new anymore" is the biggest reason.
I tend to be pretty good about picking up sequels to shows I've imported (assuming I like the sequel, of course) but I do sometimes have to think long and hard about it. I love Ikamusume, and I am picking up !?, but that's with me ordering five
series, whereas I assume most anime buyers (including Japanese, not just importers) pick only one or two each season.
And if you can only pick one or two, you're probably
going to go for the shiny new show everyone is talking about. Certainly, if I only bought 2 shows in Fall, one would have been a sequel (Working'!!, better than the first) but the other would have been Haganai, leaving sequels like Shana III and Ikamusume!? out in the cold.
Still, I've been ordering regularly since the Summer 2009 season, and the only sequel I ever passed on was Kimi ni Todoke 2, and then only because I never finished importing the first season. I kinda soured on it after lovely Kurumi's arc was over, and I never wound up watching the sequel anyway.
Looking ahead, there's a possibility I skip KoreZom S2 this season (though it's great so far), but it's much too early to know which shows I want beyond Saki and Hyouka.