Compared to 2011, 2012 represents an upswing year for the industry; more overall TV anime was being made. In addition to simply seeing more light novel adaptations, we saw several adaptations of finished series (Kotenbu/Hyouka and Chuu2koi) and single novels (Another, Shinsekai Yori). Those four are notable, but not within the LN data I’ve been using for my sample.* Perhaps because of the minor resurgence in the industry, we do see a bit of an increase in the number of series that performed in unexpected ways. The performance of light novels which were adapted in 2012 in relation to the time frame their adaptation aired is charted below. The raw data is on this doc, and can be compared with the 2012 sample for manga.
In the long-delayed second episode, we talk about Kickstarter. More specifically, we start by discussing anime and manga it’s funded already, and use what numbers we have (mainly myanimelist statistics) to wildly speculate on what else might be a viable candidate for a Time of Eve-style international BD release.
Show Length: 59:40
(Timestamps for each segment in parentheses)
Kick Heart (1:01)
Time of Eve (4:07)
Kickstarting Manga (6:20)
Other anime realistically kickstartable (7:29)
-Refer to list after break for data
The “Almost Certainly Would Get Funded” Group (9:02)
The “Maybe But Maybe Not” Group (21:48)
The “Probably Not Actually Happening” Group (44:00)
Anime Sols and the viability of other sites to crowdfund anime (52:14)