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Mar 25, 2011 10:24 AM

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Yamamoto Koji, the producer of Notiamina, tweeted that the TV rating of Fractale and Hourou Musuko episode 10 has marked record low of all the Noitamina titles. (0.9% by an unconfirmed source) Yamamoto said the producer himself was solely responsible for the low rating.

Ref. the rating of other Noitamina programs
Higashi no Eden ep 1: 5.7%
Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter ep 9: 6.6%
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 ep 1: 5.8%

Source: Yamamoto's twitter
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:29 AM

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Wow. too bad Yamamoto Koji :(
 
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Personally, in my opinion, Fractale is a great series, it's just that the art is so 2004 and below-ish for a 2011 airing shows. While Hourou Musuko on the other hand, is really interesting though i bet kids people in ages 10 and up who watches it in Japan find it boring hence, the low rating :D

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Need to edit my PERSONAL opinion because a certain user has an issue with it >_>
Modified by Aezile, Mar 25, 2011 11:03 AM

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Mar 25, 2011 10:32 AM

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Doesn't really surprise me. Hourou Musuko is an amazing shows and Japan fails to recognize these.
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:35 AM

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Aren't large parts of Japan without power still and focusing on other things? How do these numbers compare to other shows airing this week?
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:36 AM

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Sucks cause they're both really good shows.
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:37 AM

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Aezile said:
Personally, in my opinion, Fractale is a great series, it's just that the art is so 2004 and below-ish for a 2011 airing shows. While Hourou Musuko on the other hand, is really interesting though i bet kids in Japan find it boring hence, the low rating :D


Yes, because kids watch TV at 1:30 AM. Hourou Musuko is made for adults, not children.
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:39 AM

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Does this dude not realize most of his country is in emergency status and occupied with other things at the moment?
 
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Mar 25, 2011 10:43 AM

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Arcadies said:
Does this dude not realize most of his country is in emergency status and occupied with other things at the moment?


what i was going to say. also the subject matter might turn people off given what is happening right now.
 
Mar 25, 2011 10:44 AM

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Arcadies said:
Does this dude not realize most of his country is in emergency status and occupied with other things at the moment?


Excluding the radiation pollution of the food and water supply, Only 30-35% of the country is in the crisis area.


 
Mar 25, 2011 10:57 AM

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Hoppy said:
Arcadies said:
Does this dude not realize most of his country is in emergency status and occupied with other things at the moment?


Excluding the radiation pollution of the food and water supply, Only 30-35% of the country is in the crisis area.

And 30-35% is a lot of people.

From what I can tell though, the power rationing is effecting the entire countrys power. If I'm wrong about that please let me know.
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:01 AM

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Yes, because kids watch TV at 1:30 AM. Hourou Musuko is made for adults, not children.

Well, so-rry. Firstly, define ADULT. Secondly, I don't know what time it airs and i should have change it to ages 10 and up, also, the thing you said that it's MADE for adults, the middle school-vibe gives me the thought that it's for that age. You don't need to be like that, geez >_>
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Mar 25, 2011 11:05 AM

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Iisan-kun said:
viral_hun said:
Aezile said:
Personally, in my opinion, Fractale is a great series, it's just that the art is so 2004 and below-ish for a 2011 airing shows. While Hourou Musuko on the other hand, is really interesting though i bet kids in Japan find it boring hence, the low rating :D


Yes, because kids watch TV at 1:30 AM. Hourou Musuko is made for adults, not children.


This is noitaminA block, as far as I know it airs in prime time. This is the only reason why ratings matter while DVD/Blu-ray sales don't unlike any other anime which airs after midnight.


sory your wrong
it aires - Thursday nights from 24:45 to 25:45 (or 00:45 to 1:45 Friday morning). that is why it's josie and senien .


also this is sad i like fractal
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:07 AM

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wow that's definitely too bad
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:09 AM

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Kinda not good to hear.

They're both doing great but too bad only few people watches those shows.
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:23 AM

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I could've expected it from whore'o musuko, but it's kinda shockign coming from fractale.
Although I can understand it having a not-so-broad fanbase, first few episodes weren't so great.
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:27 AM

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I really like Fractale. It's one of my favorite series in this season. It's kind of sad to hear the low rating.
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:29 AM

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if you ask me, fractale is one heck of a great anime. while hourou.. well sorry I dropped it even before it started: "a young boy named Shuuichi Nitori who wants to be a girl, and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a girl who wants to be a boy", no seriously? I don't even...
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:43 AM

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Goddammit.
I don't think Fractale is great and I even don't really like it THAT much but imo it's still a much better show than most of the crap which got released through the last few years. There were only maybe 4 shows in 2010 I would consider as ok.

Let me guess: incest bulemic anime and IS are successfull? xD
 
Mar 25, 2011 11:50 AM

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Hourou Musuko was my fav this season!, that and kimi ni todoke

fractale is boring imo


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Mar 25, 2011 12:06 PM

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BS on Fractale, that show is pretty awesome.
 
Mar 25, 2011 12:06 PM

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Fractale has too many boring eps, or fillers, whatever you want to call them:
- a girl playing hide and seek,
- hacking board computer with an iPod,
- loitering around in a digital city,
- watching the laundry dry...
This is not how an interesting plot goes. And the "bad" characters are shown so rarely I barely know who's who. No wonder it didn't sell.

And, finally, Nessa is freaking annoying. I know most of you like her, but I just can't stand another series which is that much centered on a little brat. The fact that she has the voice similar to Yui's makes it even worse.

Fractale would be better if it had 6 episodes. Like Aim for the Top! series.
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Mar 25, 2011 12:06 PM

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I'm not surprised. Fractale is terrible and Hourou Musuko is not in everybody's tastes.
 
Mar 25, 2011 12:06 PM

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The reason why Hourou Musuko is getting such shit ratings is because it IS shit. It skips the first 4 volumes of the manga, cuts a bunch of stuff from the parts it does cover and won't be covering the newest arc. Do yourselves a favor and read the INFINITELY superior manga.
As for Fractale... Japan is nuts, that show is awesome.
 
Mar 25, 2011 12:11 PM

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Sucks, because those two series are probably my favorite this season. :/
 
Mar 25, 2011 12:25 PM

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Aezile said:
... it's just that the art is so 2004...


That's actually one of the points why I like Fractale.

 
Mar 25, 2011 12:27 PM

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They deserve this!

 
Mar 25, 2011 12:37 PM

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first it was saraiya goyou, and now this. I think noitama may be slipping down in popularity...?
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As for why ratings matter, higher ratings = more money from the TV station as it airs, and high ratings generally lead to stronger DVD sales.

The problem with Fractale was the weak start, putting many off it.

Hourou Musuko ASSUMES you are familiar with the manga, and goes right in. However, without reading the manga I found the show to be excellently made, and the low ratings may also be due to them condensing eps 10+11 into one episode. I'll have to wait for the full episodes when they are released on DVD/BD...
 
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this is to be predicted. Wat with everything going on in japan as a start. For Hourou Musuko then the plot of the show may have most viewers appalled or uninterested. If someone(such as myself) was into the show, then they would have known that this episode was a big episode for the series. So the ratings are for people who are fans of the show but not many people are big fans of transgenders or the fact of it.
 
Mar 25, 2011 12:48 PM

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Didn't find Fractale interesting at all, just plain boring.
 
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That sucks. I think Fractale is pretty decent.
 
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Disappointing to hear. I don't have much of a positive opinion of Fractale and am mostly finishing it because I am a completionist, but I was really enjoying Hourou Musuko and have plans to eventually read the manga. At least this is happening toward the end of the season rather than at the beginning or in the middle, though, right?
 
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FFandMMfan said:
The reason why Hourou Musuko is getting such shit ratings is because it IS shit. It skips the first 4 volumes of the manga, cuts a bunch of stuff from the parts it does cover and won't be covering the newest arc. Do yourselves a favor and read the INFINITELY superior manga.
As for Fractale... Japan is nuts, that show is awesome.

The Hourou Musuko manga bored me to tears. It's one of the main reasons I couldn't start the anime. In fact Hourou Musako anime is one of the first animes in an anime season I couldn't bring myself to watch the first episode.
Because of that I can't say the anime is bad. In fact the art looks good and most likely the story is quite nice. But it's a hard anime to sell. It's really difficult to get interested in watching it. Like planetes. That's a great anime but just try to get one of your friends to watch it. You will see what I mean.

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Disappointing to hear. I don't have much of a positive opinion of Fractale and am mostly finishing it because I am a completionist, but I was really enjoying Hourou Musuko and have plans to eventually read the manga. At least this is happening toward the end of the season rather than at the beginning or in the middle, though, right?


You have to read the manga BEFORE watching the anime, stupid.
 
Mar 25, 2011 1:29 PM

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Well, Fractale is pretty boring... they seem to throw in some high tension and have it dissipate 5 minutes later.
 
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That's too bad, the only shows worth watching this season. Hopefully they don't take that as a reason to stop making non-mainstream shows. Not all of them are great but at least they try new things and thats worth more then most of the other crap we got this season.
 
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HM is brilliantly directed and no manga readers could convince me otherwise.

Bad as an adaptation =/= bad as a stand-alone anime.
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HM is brilliantly directed and no manga readers could convince me otherwise.

Bad as an adaptation =/= bad as a stand-alone anime.


I read the manga, adore it, and STILL think the anime is amazing. So not all manga readers feel that way
 
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Numi said:
Disappointing to hear. I don't have much of a positive opinion of Fractale and am mostly finishing it because I am a completionist, but I was really enjoying Hourou Musuko and have plans to eventually read the manga. At least this is happening toward the end of the season rather than at the beginning or in the middle, though, right?


You have to read the manga BEFORE watching the anime, stupid.


This might come as a surprise to you, but no he/she doesn't have to read the manga before watching the anime. The purposes of an adaptation, other than to make money with a name people are familiar, is to raise awareness for the medium it's adapted from and to present that medium in a new form. There was no cautionary message in the first episode telling viewers to go off and read the manga because the anime starts a great deal into the story. And even if there was such a warning they technically wouldn't have any obligation to adhere to it.

That said, I enjoy both these shows.When I first read Fractale's synopsis I wasn't really expecting much from it but it managed to be a pleasant watch. Hourou Musuko however, I've been reading since its earliest chapters so I was bond to like it anyway, if the presentation didn't fail. The way it starts is disappointing but that's beside the point.

Despite the circumstances in Japan likely having an effect on the ratings I'm quite curious about one other thing; why is it solely the fault of the producer?
 
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Only 30-35% of the country
 
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Well this is bad Hourou Musuko is one of fav. i think things will get better after the situation in japan improves.
 
Mar 25, 2011 2:20 PM

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yeah Japan kinda broke not too long ago people not finding time for anime not all that surprising really
 
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Aren't blu ray sales way more important than ratings in Japan?
 
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Aren't blu ray sales way more important than ratings in Japan?

For who?

For anime producers, yes. For TV stations - ratings are more important. And noitaminA ratings get lower and lower with every new show they air. Once they get too low - that would probably mean no more noitaminA.
 
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i HATE see eden of the east and nodame on there.

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I can't say that I'm surprised by this news.

Some episodes of Fractale aren't so bad, but some are awful. That's especially jarring considering that before it aired Fractale was hyped up like it was going to be amazing.

I couldn't make it through one episode of Hourou Musuko.
 
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That's too bad because they're both good anime.
 
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Urufuzu_rein said:
HM is brilliantly directed and no manga readers could convince me otherwise.

Bad as an adaptation =/= bad as a stand-alone anime.


...You're an idiot. Yes, if something as a bad adaptation, it is a bad anime. Especially when you NEED to read the manga to even understand anything that is going on. Remember when Doi showed Shu's diary to the entire school and embarrassed him, causing him to tell him he hates him later in episode 10? Oh, right, you never saw that happen because you didn't read the fucking manga, stupid.

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Numi said:
Disappointing to hear. I don't have much of a positive opinion of Fractale and am mostly finishing it because I am a completionist, but I was really enjoying Hourou Musuko and have plans to eventually read the manga. At least this is happening toward the end of the season rather than at the beginning or in the middle, though, right?


You have to read the manga BEFORE watching the anime, stupid.


This might come as a surprise to you, but no he/she doesn't have to read the manga before watching the anime. The purposes of an adaptation, other than to make money with a name people are familiar, is to raise awareness for the medium it's adapted from and to present that medium in a new form. There was no cautionary message in the first episode telling viewers to go off and read the manga because the anime starts a great deal into the story. And even if there was such a warning they technically wouldn't have any obligation to adhere to it.

That said, I enjoy both these shows.When I first read Fractale's synopsis I wasn't really expecting much from it but it managed to be a pleasant watch. Hourou Musuko however, I've been reading since its earliest chapters so I was bond to like it anyway, if the presentation didn't fail. The way it starts is disappointing but that's beside the point.

Despite the circumstances in Japan likely having an effect on the ratings I'm quite curious about one other thing; why is it solely the fault of the producer?


What an idiot.
 
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This is not surprising. Hourou Musuko is a very bad adaptation. Think it like its FFXIII. Nice polished art but an empty shell. And they decided to skip stuff and its bad.

Fractale is pure shit that looks awfully outdated. They could have skipped episodes 1 to 6 it nobody would have noticed, nothing happens anyway.

So if any people are surpised by this,I,m surprised by those people.
 
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