I’m going to be doing the over/under 4k v1 data for Summer 2013 before I take a look at how the various indicators stacked up against source material boosts for manga/LN adaptations. The rationale there is that it’d be good to have at least two independent sets of data to crunch before I start getting tempted to draw too-sweeping conclusions from one set that don’t hold up as well over the long haul.
Anyway, here are the normalized monthly google trends traffic results for the Summer 2013 anime with v1 data I’m going to be looking at. It’s similar to the fall data, except now normalized to the term “Summer 2013 Anime” in July instead of the term “Fall 2013 Anime” in October (though believe it or not, the ratio is 1:1 for this particular pair). The list of queries I used to get this data (for both Japanese and Romanized franchise titles) is on this doc, and is shown below.
**Japanese search term is “Free!” (largest volume does come from Japan over the Summer season), Romanized search term is “Iwatobi Swim Club”. Turns out a lot of people want free things on the internet.
***Took the best of long and abbreviated titles (eg Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu, C3-bu) because many results weren’t showing up at all. Turned out it didn’t make a ton of difference. That and Kanetsugu to Keiji had the only Japanese results out of either season examined to not crack 0.10.