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Posted 10/28/14

Flatlander wrote:

So I've seen some blu-ray sales in japan and have been researching a lot lately just doesn't make sense......


how is

Aldnoah.Zero higher in sales (8000 this week) ............. wtf????
log horizon 2000 this week
SAO 1866 this week
akame ga kill 1900 this week

aldonah is literally the worse anime ive ever watched the entire show is dull so many people i know watched it (77 yea i have a lot of nerd friends) to 12 ep even though they didn't want to just to see if it was good and it was bad even the ending.

Idk maybe im just ignorant or retarded but imo i give this anime a 5/10 at best

i guess it sells well cause its mecha??? japaneese people still love mechas for some reason????

id rather watch the rip off version of zero no tsukaima (blade dance of elementalers)

tldr i wish usa sales had an impact in anime companies making a second season or 3rd etc dont say we do cause everyone knows we dont lol... even if we did have better sales in japan here in us vs japan they dont give a **** i can give some examples too where us sales were a lot higher than jp sales and a 2nd season or 3rd w/e still wasnt made


Are you mad because you really think Aldnoah is the worst anime ever? Or are you mad because they killed your favorite character, Inaho? Just so you know, Inaho's character was terrible and deserved to be killed off. Consider it pruning.
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What is the OP even saying? Anime buyers in Japan don't buy what I like and my taste in anime is superior? Yeah, it sucks NA sales only have a small influence in proportion to Japan. However, Japanese fans pay a lot more proportionally and are thus the largest supporters (in terms of the market not individuals). It makes business sense they are catered to more. Besides, what if the NA fanbase has the same/similar taste sales wise as Japan... the only series getting renewed then would be those that make bank.

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In a nutshell:

A) In Japan 90% of the profits for an Anime are made off of the Home video sales.

B) The magic number for a series to be profitable and to possibly get a new season is around 3,000+ (higher the better obviously)

C) Due to cultural differences etc. Some titles you hate may get phenomenal sales in Japan (Look at Infinite Stratos 2 for example, While it had great Fan service the plot / story was weak, but it sold over 10k / volume of just the Blu-Ray) (SAO / Log Horizon is another good example, while I like both shows I like Log Horizon better because it's about the world and characters, not just about making Kirito look good and have every single girl he meets fall in love with him, yet SAO trounced Log Horizon sales wise)
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D) Only domestic sales count. Export sales don't. I kinda understand, but then again, I don't. A sale is a sale, whether domestic or export, and everyone gets their money. Clearly they do track export sales, but I guess is only factored in when considering international media distribution partners but not so much for the future of a franchise...
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yngvarr wrote:

D) Only domestic sales count. Export sales don't. I kinda understand, but then again, I don't. A sale is a sale, whether domestic or export, and everyone gets their money. Clearly they do track export sales, but I guess is only factored in when considering international media distribution partners but not so much for the future of a franchise...

I believe you mean international licensing doesn't count. If one is buying the DVD/BD that was pressed and packaged for the Japanese market, it doesn't matter where the buyer actually is.
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TheAncientOne wrote:

I believe you mean international licensing doesn't count. If one is buying the DVD/BD that was pressed and packaged for the Japanese market, it doesn't matter where the buyer actually is.


My understanding is that even if it is packaged for Japanese domestic sales, if it is exported for a sale, the sale is disregarded. The page on CDJapan indicates (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/guide/help/product/oricon) as such. Most of the products on CDJapan are for Japanese domestic sales, I don't see any reason to think otherwise, even when Oricon itself states "shipping goods to outside of Japan will be excluded", not mentioning anything about international licensing but just sales shipped.
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