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Jul 1, 2011 7:08 AM

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Novel author Akamatsu Chugaku posted in his twitter that the realization of the second season of Hidan no Aria depended on the Blu-ray and DVD sales. He said the producers have been checking the sales closely but the current sales were far below the required amount.

Director Miyamoto Yukihiro posted in his twitter that they have reached close to the second season of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko.

ref. the Blu-ray + DVD sales of the first volume
Hidan no Aria: 6,356 copies (one episode, 4,200 yen)
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: 6,628 copies (two episodes, 7,350 yen)

Sources: Akamatsu's twitter, Miyamoto's twitter
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:10 AM

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Not surprising, Hidan no Aria is simply a bad anime. And Denpa turned out to be mediocre after a good start.
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:14 AM
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I'd rather see more Hidan no Aria than more Denpa Onna to be honest. At least Aria is somewhat entertaining.
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:15 AM

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Note: The sales of the second volume usually drop a lot compared to the single-episode first volume.
e.g. Yumekui Merry
DVD
vol.01 1,102
Blu-ray
vol.01 2,353 2,914 3,744 (single episode volume)
vol.02 1,658 (two episode volume)
vol.03 1,776
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Jul 1, 2011 7:15 AM

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So there's another season of Denpa Onna?? Hope so..
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:27 AM

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Kuromii said:
I'd rather see more Hidan no Aria than more Denpa Onna to be honest. At least Aria is somewhat entertaining.
Hell no, at least Denpa have nice sakuga n good dialogue, I ain't bother to even add Aria to my list after try it.
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:31 AM

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Good news.
 
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Jul 1, 2011 7:35 AM

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Jul 1, 2011 7:38 AM

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Both shows are crap. Dropped them both after midway point.
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Jul 1, 2011 7:40 AM

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i enjoyed Aria more than Denpa, but somehow i'd prefer Denpa to get a second season than Aria...
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:43 AM

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Aria was the biggest disappointment of the Spring season by far. I'm glad the sales are poor for this show, maybe JC Staff will stop butchering light novels and try something new and possibly succeed at it.
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Jul 1, 2011 7:43 AM

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Kuromii said:
I'd rather see more Hidan no Aria than more Denpa Onna to be honest. At least Aria is somewhat entertaining.


This !!!
seriously , denpa onna has one of the best character design but that's it !!!!!! just showing off how cute is ario or whatever !! on the other hand aria is more enjoyable & actually has a story !!!!!!!

wish for a sequel for aria :3
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:47 AM

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I prefer Denpa to get second season. Don't like Aria much. But still. Deciding about second season is a mystery. Mainly about 4K per volume is enough but siome shows got it with less sales while some ither still didn't get it with sales abot 6-10K per volume
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:47 AM

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I wouldn't mind more seasons of them both tbh.

What is the required amount? I'm a little confused, why are they selling one episode for dvd's/BD? Is that like a Japan thing or something? Do they seriously think it will sell more then two episodes pack in or three? Part of me thinks they set themselves for fail intentionally.
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:51 AM

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Good, that means J.C. Staff can spend their money making actual good anime. I like Denpa Onna but can't really say that I want a second season. Of course, I'd watch it anyway.
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:54 AM
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prefer jc to focus on more HnG :D hina chaan hhnnnnggg!!!
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:57 AM

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it's sad, since I enjoyed this show... and I really like the tsunderes-lolis roles made by Kugimiya... and since the people who reads the novel always says that it was incridible and really interesting... (at least all the chapters of the manga that I read was somewhat better than the anime adaptation)

you know, it worries me a lot because JC staff pretend to make Shana III this year and after the bad adaptation of Merry and Aria and the bad opinions about Index II, they seems to not be prepared to make this third season! ><
well...the way is to see how Kamisama no Memochou and Kaitou Tenshi Twin angels will work this season! ><
 
Jul 1, 2011 7:57 AM

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Jul 1, 2011 7:59 AM

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Anime that are just good products are starting to sell more and more. Putting out mediocre shows will almost always give you the same in return.
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:03 AM

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Well that's not cool. I watch both Hidan no Aria and Denpa Onna... but I'd much rather see more Hidan no Aria :|

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Blue-Rei said:
Kuromii said:
I'd rather see more Hidan no Aria than more Denpa Onna to be honest. At least Aria is somewhat entertaining.


This !!!
seriously , denpa onna has one of the best character design but that's it !!!!!! just showing off how cute is ario or whatever !! on the other hand aria is more enjoyable & actually has a story !!!!!!!

wish for a sequel for aria :3


No, Denpa has Meme-san. Meme-san is enough reason for a second season, who cares about Erio.

Hidan no Aria does not have Meme-san, it has Riko, but she just isn't Meme-san.
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Jul 1, 2011 8:07 AM

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one episode for 4,200 yen? that's not really enticing if they're looking for sufficient sales.
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:19 AM

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No, Denpa has Meme-san. Meme-san is enough reason for a second season, who cares about Erio.

Hidan no Aria does not have Meme-san, it has Riko, but she just isn't Meme-san.

Excellent points, but I still think Denpa is a waste of an interesting studio.
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Jul 1, 2011 8:29 AM

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One ep for 53 US dollars, they lost it.

I will be picking up Denpa Onna once three volumes are available then pick up the other 3 in December. Second Season is something I want from this anime.


 
Jul 1, 2011 8:30 AM

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i prefer denpa anyways, it was a far more interesting anime. although it seems to be slightly misleading, but interesting none the less.

what i find to be sad is that sales are everything now. understandably, but some really good anime may never get second seasons simply because of bad sales. and in the coming years you will probably see less and less sales. especially now with the recession i am not sure that even the more hardcore anime lovers have that much cash going around.
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:36 AM

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Another combination between JC.Staff and Kugyuu...

Not again!
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:38 AM
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Anime that are just good products are starting to sell more and more. Putting out mediocre shows will almost always give you the same in return.
not true, highschool of the dead is god awful and it sold like hotcakes
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:39 AM

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ref. the Blu-ray + DVD sales of the first volume
Hidan no Aria: 6,356 copies (one episode, 4,200 yen)
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: 6,628 copies (two episodes, 7,350 yen)


So... to buy one episode of Hidan no Aria was $52 and to buy two episodes of Denpa Onna is $90.

Aria is being too expensive with each episode.

Hidan no Aria was a mediocre anime at best, but I'm definitely not surprised there are not enough sales for Aria to make a second season.

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outlawauron said:
Anime that are just good products are starting to sell more and more. Putting out mediocre shows will almost always give you the same in return.
not true, highschool of the dead is god awful and it sold like hotcakes


I can actually agree with you and I think the only reason why it was sold very quickly was, I guess the ecchi factor in it.

One word: Overrated.


 
Jul 1, 2011 8:42 AM

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Hope it gets more sales, Aria is just too good not to get a second season!!!

If only I can order online...


 
Jul 1, 2011 8:46 AM

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Lol, fail. Why am I not surprised? Hidan no Aria sucked so bad a certain fansub group gave it troll subs for half the season (which was hilariously justified). I never watched that Denpa Onna one, though, but from what I have seen on this forum it didn't do too well either.
 
Jul 1, 2011 8:50 AM

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Eh, it was expected. Hidan no Aria was bad, no way to doubt it. I’m actually relieved they didn’t get as much profit to be able to make a second season.

… And regarding Denpa Onna, if a second season is possible, bring it on SHAFT. I’ll gladly watch it. It’s much better than Aria, IMHO.
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Jul 1, 2011 9:16 AM

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Hidan is a very bad adaptation of the LN... and for Denpa, it's sometimes good(first episodes), sometimes too boring because Shaft wants to do too much and fails...
 
Jul 1, 2011 9:20 AM

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Oh thank God. I'm happy I dropped this show around episode 4.




 
Jul 1, 2011 9:21 AM
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I am laughing, for several reasons.

One, I find the idea of selling a single episode on DVD/Blu-Ray for that price to be absolutely ridiculous. Two, Hidan no Aria is terrible. I am finishing it to the end despite its suckage, but only because I'm a completionist and hate dropping titles. Three, while I am not sure Denpa Onna needs a second season, I'm amused that it's getting consideration for it over Hidan no Aria. Wasn't HnA one of the highest anticipated series for this season? Hah.
 
Jul 1, 2011 9:25 AM

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It tells you one thing Rie tsundere=bad sales

Lets see

Dragon Crisis (Flopped in Sales selling only 580 in it's first volume)
Astarotte no Omocha (Did terribly in sales and this was the better series)
Hidan no Aria (Didn't make enough for S2, so close though)

Idolm@ster will be the exception, since the fanbase is insane in Japan, I'm planning on getting it myself and it hasn't even been out yet.


 
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Hidan no Aria - doesn't surprise me since it does not impress me from the first episode but will complete it once i have started it

Denpa - havent tried, so no comment.

 
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ItsSoPringles said:
outlawauron said:
Anime that are just good products are starting to sell more and more. Putting out mediocre shows will almost always give you the same in return.
not true, highschool of the dead is god awful and it sold like hotcakes

Highschool of the Dead is great and it sold decently. Shows like Tiger and Bunny and Steins;gate are selling very well. Neither of the shows have super large fanbases and weren't build to be runaway hits (Madoka).
 
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Denpa onna would do better if they hadn't blurred Erio's panties in episode one. They should have paid more attention to the detail.
 
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Denpa onna would do better if they hadn't blurred Erio's panties in episode one. They should have paid more attention to the detail.


That censor was pure ass, also there is no other fanservice in this anime so it was unnecessary.


 
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Who would wanna buy the Blu-Ray version of a crappy anime such as this one? Not surprised at all.
 
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Could anyone be elaborate on as to why this show was "DISAPPOINTING"?
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So... to buy one episode of Hidan no Aria was $52 and to buy two episodes of Denpa Onna is $90.
Aria is being too expensive with each episode.

No, Aria is completely, perfectly in line with Japanese anime BD/DVD market standard practices.

You should all put a little effort into understanding what is normal for a market before making claims like I'm seeing here. Certainly Japanese anime home video is "expensive" in a general, overall sense (I should know, I buy them) but there is actually nothing unusual at all about what Aria charged for a one-episode volume one.


HnA's 1 ep per volume BD deal makes me not want to buy it at all, all that was saying I want Denpa Onna over this and I should stick with it, oh and Dog Days has 3 eps in it's volumes except the 5th way better than HnA.


 
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THANK GOD, hidan no aria was shit pure shit.
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Could anyone be elaborate on as to why this show was "DISAPPOINTING"?


Hidan no Aria wasn't disappointing, it was above average and just not worth buying, the release system makes it worse.


 
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They were both crap.
 
Jul 1, 2011 10:19 AM
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Denpa Onna派 myself (meaning I like Denpa Onna more than Aria).

Even though I don't follow Aria, I sometimes saw Aria before waiting for Denpa Onna (right after AnoHana), and I don't like how it looks like from what I saw.
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Jul 1, 2011 10:22 AM

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well that was kinda expecting
 
Jul 1, 2011 10:26 AM

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Denpa Onna派 myself (meaning I like Denpa Onna more than Aria).

Even though I don't follow Aria, I sometimes saw Aria before waiting for Denpa Onna (right after AnoHana), and I don't like how it looks like from what I saw.


Pretty much the only reason I even watched Aria since the raw always came out first with Softenni coming out last and Denpa 2nd, A channel came a few minutes after Denpa. It was not meant to be even in my PTW at all.


 
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oh thank god theyre not getting second seasons Denpa had a good start but just failed and Hidan was just........no reason to elaborate on why it sucked.
 
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oh thank god theyre not getting second seasons Denpa had a good start but just failed and Hidan was just........no reason to elaborate on why it sucked.


Denpa still has a chance for season 2 if fans start buying.


 
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