Sell Me in 20 Minutes: Sound Robot Daimidaler, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii

Daimidaler was split between pervy humor that felt fresh and organic (the uniform scene at the beginning, everything penguin-related) and stock pervy humor. While there was enough of the latter that I certainly wouldn’t be watching it in a group, I felt like the former made a stronger impact. Between the comedy and the wicked hot-blooded/punny intro, I’m happy to see where it goes on a week-to-week basis.

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Fun With Numbers: One Season Without a 20k (or even 10k) Hit Isn’t Particularly Meaningful

Making a smash hit anime involves a number of steps. Typically you have to have to get solid source material, assemble the right staff, and do well on the PR front. But most importantly of all, you have to, to some extent, simply get lucky in getting engaged with your target demographic. This is at the heart of the discussion regarding the recent dearth of hit anime this past Fall and current Winter being the first shows in a while to potentially have no series averaging above 20k and 10k in disk sales, respectively. But how unexpected is that outcome really?

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