With this week's novel sales data coming out from Oricon, Mondaiji-tachi
got a pretty good boost in sales after the first anime episode. How does it compare to some earlier LN adaptations? Someone on 2ch compiled a list of sales after only the first episode aired of recent LN adaptations and I calculated the percent increase we can attribute to the first episode. This list is sorted in ascending sales post episode 1.
First week sales Total sales after week 1 Title Percent increase
*6292 *23788 Durarara!! 35.96250572
*7324 *35222 Mondaiji 26.25277798
*5430 *49169 Horizon 12.41454994
*9031 *62167 Nyaruko 16.99601024
11378 *63609 IS 21.78399801
*7402 *74245 Korezom 11.07371004
*6396 *76362 Gosick *9.14158306
*8210 *77604 Hyouka 11.83099403
*6018 *79153 Papakoto *8.22861831
17224 *85794 BakaTest 25.11885664
*6562 *98192 Aria *7.16141002
*5205 112234 DenpaOnna *4.86316793
*4962 122571 Accel World *4.21906487
*7201 172982 OreImo *4.34368233
*7957 215363 SAO *3.83643675
*8067 250086 Haganai *3.33320938
definitely takes the cake for increased sales (and rode it to over 100,000 for the first volume, but surprisingly Mondaiji-tachi
is second, even besting the amazing increases for BakaTest
. Given that it's a Kadokawa title, meaning high prices and likely to get a quick BD-Box release in the minds of fans, BD/DVD sales might not be high. This could be the way fans support the series. LN v8 will also come with an OVA this July so that'll also be interesting to track.
I always believe myself to be acting within the realm of sanity.
"It'd be great if you could call me by the katakana pronunciation."
"The kanji pronunciation is the same as the katakana one."
novels translation: 1st novel - OUT
/2nd novel - OUT
Next project, Beyond the Boundary
: translating in my very little short free time