Fall '12 Check-up
Not all titles have been solicited, but it's interesting to take a look at which shows had an immediate solicitation boost to rank all volumes in the top 100. For fall, three series have done it.
Below each title is the highest ranking attained by each volume, e.g. v1 peak → v2 peak → v3 etc. Obviously only titles that are solicited all at once can do this.
To LOVE-ru Darkness (registered 2012-09-21)
Peak: 18 → 65 → 72 → 74 → 73 → 71
Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (registered 2012-10-02)
Peak: *7 → 22 → 24 → 29 → 30 → 31 → 33 → 31 → 32
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! (registered 2012-10-04)
Peak: 18 → 30 → 33 → 34 → 37 → 35
Might have missed one, but not that I've noticed.
Of course, this means very little. Remember when AnoNatsu was all in the top ~20? But it only averaged 6k or so.
I'm also not yet convinced that this says much about Chuunibyou - the first episode just aired and it's KyoAni and the pre-release push has seemed unusually big. So an initial top 50 all-volume ranking was kind of a given. As for Jojo and Darkness, they haven't seen their first ep air yet but have a huge manga fanbase to draw on.
Most other solicited titles are well outside the top 1000 at the moment. Hidamari Sketch was solicited too recently to start being ranked yet, and is volume by volume anyway.
Of unsolicited titles, I guess Psycho Pass and Robono could get everything in the top 100 if they're solicited all at once.
Last edited by something : 10-04-2012 at 03:24 PM.