Re: Winter '13 check-up
Originally Posted by something
I can't say I buy the argument. It's not significantly more or less mainstream-friendly to me than K-ON! (which we know gained acceptance well beyond 20-something male late-night anime viewership), or Hyouka for a more recent example. And to say "lack of sexual fanservice" and "KyoAni show" is to be rather redundant. Not to mention it is still very likely to sell better than the majority of other (much more otaku-centric) shows this season, so there are quite a few other variables in play obviously.
If anything, I think it may have taken a hit from being an anime original show with very little pre-airing marketing. The production team had, what, two months to market it?
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