Fun With Numbers: May 2014 US Amazon Data (Initial Numbers)

This is just an infodump post for the May series I’ll be tracking, compiled via amazon’s upcoming anime releases list. Not much beyond the initial numbers here. The April summary post will be up in a week or so (though it won’t have updated charts – I want to just keep collecting data for the next few months before I try identifying trends again).

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Midseason Update: This Winter in s-CRY-ed Quotes

Back in the day, before I had the money to import anime, or eve to buy them at a discount, I had access to a VCR and a stack of 5 VHS tapes. I learned to program that VCR for the express purpose of recording Toonami, Adult Swim Anime, and the like on days when I couldn’t make it home. And if there was one show that was my number 1 at the time, it was battle/rivalry series s-CRY-ed.

Fueled almost entirely by banter between the leading duo. Kazuma and Ryuho were as memorable a pair of rivals as I can recall having watched to this day, and the script that was field-raised ham on a whole-wheat drama bun produced a memorable, unique-tasting fight series. And plenty of potable quotes, which is why I’m dedicating this entry to cemented legacy club member director Taniguchi Goro.

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And to punching things while yelling loudly

Oh, and incoming spoilers for a 12 year-old show, if you’re averse to that kind of thing.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 3, Match 1): Lupin or Rikka

(Check out the stickied post for the full bracket.)

Finally halfway through the first round, we’re getting to the appearance of one of out bigger favorites; the legendary, looney phantom thief with a snazzy green jacket and a rap sheet long enough to span the globe. Oh, and some girl with Middle School Disease.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 1, Match 4): Dekomori Sanae or Emiya Kiritsugu

(Check out the stickied post for the full bracket.)

The complexity of the matchups continues to increase, thanks in part to Kiritisugu’s mottled moral history and in part to Dekomori’s tangled hair bolos.

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