Post Reply Is there a reason Love Live Sunshine isn't in the recommendations like the seasonal hits usually are?
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I mean the switching pics bar in the home page and the featured anime. It's not even anywhere up in the seasonal anime list, I honestly expected it to, looking at how popular Love Live is.

It also seems like not that many people watch it on Crunchyroll, judging by the number of people who rated the last episode. I think that's really odd, last season I thought that was because it didn't have a contract for american viewers, but it's not the same this time.

It's really high up on piracy sites, not that I support them, but it comes to be an absolute proof that the difference is odd.
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I'm not all that familiar with either series, but from an outsider's prospective, Sunshine honestly looks like the story reuses too much of the same formula. An imitation meant to cash in on the original's popularity. That may or may not actually be the case, but just appearing that way can be enough to turn a lot of casual viewers away from even taking the time to watch it. Another issue with sequels in general is that very few people will watch it without watching the original first, so Sunshine's potential audience is largely limited to people who've already watched the original. So unless everyone who watched the original also decided to watch the sequel, it's really difficult for a sequel to match it's predecessor in popularity.

Also, this thread is probably better suited for the "Anime" subforum rather then the "Help" subforum.
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I mean the switching pics bar in the home page and the featured anime. It's not even anywhere up in the seasonal anime list, I honestly expected it to, looking at how popular Love Live is.

It also seems like not that many people watch it on Crunchyroll, judging by the number of people who rated the last episode. I think that's really odd, last season I thought that was because it didn't have a contract for american viewers, but it's not the same this time.

It's really high up on piracy sites, not that I support them, but it comes to be an absolute proof that the difference is odd.


I don't know what criteria Crunchyroll uses when it comes to placement of different shows on different places on the site.

As someone who works in marketing in a different industry, a couple things I think might come into effect are what shows they think are already well known names with broad appeal and they want to show people that they can watch them here--basically drawing attention to Crunchyroll as a whole, and shows they spent the most money on and want to make as visible as possible to ensure they get their money's worth from viewership for the show and drawing new and existing customers in.


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I'm not all that familiar with either series, but from an outsider's prospective, Sunshine honestly looks like the story reuses too much of the same formula. An imitation meant to cash in on the original's popularity. That may or may not actually be the case, but just appearing that way can be enough to turn a lot of casual viewers away from even taking the time to watch it. Another issue with sequels in general is that very few people will watch it without watching the original first, so Sunshine's potential audience is largely limited to people who've already watched the original. So unless everyone who watched the original also decided to watch the sequel, it's really difficult for a sequel to match it's predecessor in popularity.

Also, this thread is probably better suited for the "Anime" subforum rather then the "Help" subforum.


It was originally in General Discussion, but I moved it to Site Support/Minor Questions because it did seem to be looking for a specific informational answer about how Crunchyroll promotes (or doesn't) this particular show).
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Mishio1 wrote:
I'm not all that familiar with either series, but from an outsider's prospective, Sunshine honestly looks like the story reuses too much of the same formula. An imitation meant to cash in on the original's popularity. That may or may not actually be the case, but just appearing that way can be enough to turn a lot of casual viewers away from even taking the time to watch it. Another issue with sequels in general is that very few people will watch it without watching the original first, so Sunshine's potential audience is largely limited to people who've already watched the original. So unless everyone who watched the original also decided to watch the sequel, it's really difficult for a sequel to match it's predecessor in popularity.


For your first point, I consider myself to be a lot more critical about literacy and anime's stories than most people, and I think Love Live Sunshine has been doing amazing for that, except for only the very first episode. They've been very much jumping into new territories, for your question.

For the second, maybe it's not the same really, but I've seen a lot of second seasons being featured on Crunchyroll - Food Wars, Hiaikyuu, aot, and more... Love Live is so huge, I'd definitely think it has at least as much audience as Food Wars. It still seems odd to me that this isn't up there with the other prompoted anime.

I'm writing this just cause it might be interesting, but actually, 90% of the fandom thought the same thing as you when the new group started being introduced - almost everybody called them cardboard copies. I thought they need more time and we can't actually see at the time, but the vast majority was very extreme about disliking them and thinking they are lame redesigns of the old group. The situation has entirely changed ever since the anime started airing. At first most people were saying they like the new group but they still like the old one a lot better, but now I even see a lot of people saying they like the new group better and that they proved that they are going to do stuff better than the old one. I don't feel the same but I'm glad some people even think that. I do think they added plenty of mixups and an entirely new kind of interactions between the cast, so I do think they proved they will keep doing it from the heart, it would definitely not be this successful if it wasn't origina;l and from the heart.


lorreen wrote:
As someone who works in marketing in a different industry, a couple things I think might come into effect are what shows they think are already well known names with broad appeal and they want to show people that they can watch them here--basically drawing attention to Crunchyroll as a whole...


Well I see a ton of fans rushing to find places to watch it as soon as the episode airs in Japan, while I lay back with my Crunchyroll membership and try to recommend it when I can. It saddens me that these fans only get recommendations for piracy sites, and I definitely think this is one of the extreme cases where the benefit of Crunchyroll would be clear. It seems to make no sense to me. Love Live is sensational, by this logic, Crunchyroll would love to feature it right in our face.
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