Re: Anime Sales in Japan - 2012
Well, looks like the database error has been fixed.
So, this may seem really pessimistic or may be too early to be posing this question, but doesn't the Spring season seem like a total financial bust? The shows that currently projected for more than 5k stalker points are:
Fate Zero 2nd half (not currently but it's given)
Haiyore! Nyarlko-san (definitely the surprise hit of the season)
Eureka Seven Ao
Accel World (barely)
And... that's it. 4 shows. Maybe Hyouka can get an increase in sales and I'm pretty sure the AKB anime is going to sell a ton, so lets put the current maximum at 6.
Compare that with the 12 shows last spring that sold over 5k units for the first volume. But to be honest, that's not even the most troubling thing. What's really troubling is that a lot of shows are only projected for 1-2k stalker points. Zombie 2, Saki Achiga-hen, Tasogare Otome, Zetman, Sankarea, Medaka Box, Acchi Kocchi, Upotte!, Hiiro no Kakera, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Shining Hearts, Kuroko no Basket and Sengoku Collection are all currently projected to do quite poorly (under 3k). That's a pretty long list.
So what do y'all think? Is this worrisome? Or is it far too early to even get a rough idea for how a title will do? I think back at cases like Pirates where it didn't skyrocket till episode 5, but I can only think that kind of jump as a somewhat rare occurrence. I'm pretty disappointed with Achiga's initial numbers so far. Hopefully as we get more crazy mahjong superpowers then it will get more pre-orders.
Last edited by Megiddo : 04-29-2012 at 04:47 PM.