Originally Posted by Draneor
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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?
They had 6 weeks from initial CM (which had a sketch of Tamako and the name) to airdate to market the show. Compared to the other big original series this season, which had ~7 months or so and a full page ad in a newspaper, it's very rushed in terms of marketing.
“Nyahaha! Then we move to round two, Hero! ★”
novels translation: 1st novel - OUT
/2nd novel - OUT
Next project, Tamako Market
: translating in my very little short free time