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Deficits of Astarotte no Omocha Anime Disappoint Manga Author

by dtshyk
Jul 5, 2011 4:01 AM | 104 Comments
Mangaka Haga Yui posted on her twitter that she wanted to pay off the huge debt of the Astarotte no Omocha! anime. She regretted that she couldn’t return profits to those who invested in her work. She herself purchased five copies each of the Astarotte no Omocha! Blu-ray and DVDs. She said she will do her best to promote the anime.

Source: Haga’s twitter

Note: The first volume of Astarotte no Omocha Blu-ray sold 1,316 copies.

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I liked it.. :/

Sep 2, 2012 5:54 AM by Dimitrit

very sad - i really find astarotte no omocha to be a very enjoyable experience - amazing when good anime like this can't even break even...

Nov 9, 2011 4:18 AM by octal9

It sucks that the sales were poor since this was one of my favorite anime to watch during the spring season. It was so cute and relaxing.

Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM by TehYGuy

I actually enjoyed it.

Nov 8, 2011 11:27 AM by OriginANIME

I fucking hate morals. Don't you guys?

Nov 8, 2011 10:27 AM by Metaler

shadowsword said:
Good. This anime was horrible and boring.


Reported , saged, hidden

Nov 4, 2011 2:41 PM by smathels

The worst problem with this show is Naoya. I just can't convince myself that Naoya ia guy. He is more onee-san like. That totally destroyed any possible tension in this show.
Hayate's character is quite similar to Naoya(a butler voiced by a female seiyuu who doesn't feign much interest in the main character) but he is many times better.

They should have made a yuri show instead of this.

Nov 3, 2011 1:55 AM by madaodono

Ruledragon said:

In a side note, i really think that their "love" can be turned into "father/daughter" instead of "husband/wife" this is just my idea though, but since in her world age doesnt matter you just have to watch the anime thinking of that rule.


The final episode STRONGLY suggests that this is NOT what the feelings between the two were. A lot of people where put off because they liked the Father/Daughter vibes, and that was shot to hell.

Sep 12, 2011 3:28 PM by Tenchi_Ryu

Problem is those synopsis. totally misleading. driving audience away from both sides.
it was decent show though.

Sep 12, 2011 11:23 AM by Han-yuu

Well i kinda liked this show, at first i was kinda scared of watching it because the "age gap" but then it turned into something hilarious and i really think this deserves a 2nd season.

In a side note, i really think that their "love" can be turned into "father/daughter" instead of "husband/wife" this is just my idea though, but since in her world age doesnt matter you just have to watch the anime thinking of that rule.

Sep 12, 2011 10:48 AM by Ruledragon

Good. This anime was horrible and boring.

Sep 11, 2011 6:26 AM by shadowsword

jmal said:
StealMate said:
Isn't this the Hayate no Gotoku rip-off?

...What?

That's... an interesting spin on it. I don't think that superficial similarities make a show a rip-off. I've seen both Lotte and Hayate, and no they really are not terribly similar, let alone one being a ripoff of the other.

I just watched the anime version of 'Toy' and read the manga of HnG regularly, and almost every character immediately connected with a HnG character.
It wasn't a rip-off of it, but the connections were very clear.
The male and female leads connections to Hayate and Nagi were like beacons to the rest of the cast.

Sep 10, 2011 9:44 PM by Bastion

l thought this show was excellent and was saddened to hear of the poor sales. l thought it was cute, fun, heartwarming and had the just right amount of fanservice.

Aug 28, 2011 2:06 PM by leetshoe

TJR said:

Success or failure of an anime adaptation can actually determine whether the manga is allowed to continue.

That's the first time I've ever heard of this in my entire life. Where did you get that from? Did you read it somewhere or is it something that you are making up yourself?

TJR said:
If sales of the original work are marginal, the failure of an anime (i.e. doesn't move many DVDs, doesn't turn the manga into a big hit, doesn't create a merchandising machine) tells the publisher that there's little potential for growth. That's when they consider dropping the series in favor of something new.

That made absolutely no sense. If the sales of the original work are marginal, why would anybody make an anime adaptation out of it? Anime is extremely expensive to make, so they always make anime out of popular/highly successful mangas so when they invest in an animation project, there is an already existent fanbase to support the show. That's one of the reasons why anime-original projects are so rare (they are very risky, financially speaking compared with anime adaptations made of already established franchises.)

Jul 29, 2011 3:57 PM by NeoFireHawk

BigSimo said:
err they have to drink cum to keep themselves looking good. the simple fact that THIS even exists in the show automatically sets it a cut below everything else. that is, unless the synopsis is lying and this isn't actually a part of the show...?


The synopsis is lying and it isn't part of the show. -.-

It wasn't extremely heartwarming to me, and I had a bad impression through the first episode. I still liked it somewhat though. Poor mangaka. =(

Jul 26, 2011 12:10 PM by helur

You see this anime ALSO had potential (other one im disappointed was hidan no aria)
i mean ppl think fan service is everything, but if they included a huge plot twist viewers would have loved it (for example: azuha apparently has "wearing underwear more than 7 days will turn her into great demon that can easily destroy the world) if they did something like this (i know its horrible) it would have been tiny bit better (my point was they could have put some kind of twist to it at the end

Jul 9, 2011 1:26 PM by sso7199

AO968 said:
This is one of the few cases where I heard an original creator being so distraught about an anime adaptation on his/her work not selling so well.


Success or failure of an anime adaptation can actually determine whether the manga is allowed to continue.

If sales of the original work are marginal, the failure of an anime (i.e. doesn't move many DVDs, doesn't turn the manga into a big hit, doesn't create a merchandising machine) tells the publisher that there's little potential for growth. That's when they consider dropping the series in favor of something new.

In that regard, authors have every reason to be concerned about the popularity of adaptations.

Jul 8, 2011 6:37 PM by TJR

Really feel bad for the mangaka. Wasn't a bad anime or manga to be exact, but it just wasn't that good or interesting to me. Her drawings are adorable and the anime as well...

Jul 8, 2011 4:46 PM by Kelun

Arts = good, Voice = good
Story = kiddy show
But the Background = not for kid

Target = lolicon, a small group in 20+ or middle aged otaku, and they prefer ecchi or even pron.

The author's drawing is cute overall. But I think it'd be a waste for her to draw hentai stuff. She only need a better story in mind.

She did have financial problem when she was starting her career as an illustrator for novels in Tokyo. She had once wanted to quit and leave Tokyo. May be that's why her money talks get easily noticed by fans.

Jul 8, 2011 10:23 AM by bottle

Sounds like it was poorly marketed. If it's an "ecchi" romcom then market it as such instead of pretending it's the closest thing to hentai we can put on television.

Baka to Test was Exactly What It Said On The Tin. That sold. It doesn't entirely prove my point, but still. Accurately saying what something is about will get more people to check it out.

Jul 8, 2011 4:52 AM by SageShinigami

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