Re: Winter '13 check-up
I have been checking Sales Thread but I do not think there is that much of talk about Kotoura-san. ViviPan, Tomakoma and Love Live are still talked more often (in fact GirlPan too) but mentions of Kotoura-san has indeed picked up, not least because some have posted links to sites like MAL or Youtube where overseas fans reviewed the anime (Japanese fans find this amusing). One thing that is clear is that among the 2ch threads dedicated to individual titles, Kotoura-san is ranked no.1 in terms of "momentum" (i.e. frequency of new comments) for this season's anime, though it is still behind GirlPan (!). The following is the 2ch Momentum Ranking data with the "momentum score":
FIVE DAYS AGO
364 Love Live
931 Love Live
One thing that long-time sales watchers know is that 2ch momentum or even 2ch thread counts does not always convert to sales. Being the talk of the town is one thing, whether it can get people to buy the BD/DVD is quite another. And of course much also depends on how the show evolves over the series -- at the end the source material is very much entirely comedic, though quite often with a certain bittersweet flavor. How the adaptation works with the mood and handles the source material (will it come up with more original stuff like the serious drama in ep.1?) in later episodes and how well the audience like it after what they saw in ep.1 may be the main thing that decides whether the star will rise or fall for this show.
Last edited by symbv : 01-14-2013 at 12:12 PM.