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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for May 30 - June 5

by tsubasalover
Jun 7, 2016 3:13 AM | 34 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for May 30 - June 5

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Blu-ray
*1. 13,336 175,697 Girls und Panzer der Film Special Limited Edition
*2. *7,594 **7,594 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Vol.6 Limited Edition
*3. *3,640 *22,969 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
*4. *1,760 **1,760 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni "10th Year Anniversary Compact Disc"
*5. *1,666 **1,666 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai "10th Year Anniversary Compact Disc"
*6. *1,588 **1,588 Musaigen no Phantom World Vol.3
*7. *1,266 **8,641 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3 Limited Edition
*8. *1,134 **7,688 Girls und Panzer der Film
*9. **,909 *58,599 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
10. **,788 *12,272 Doukyuusei Limited Edition

11. **,650 *10,848 Girls und Panzer Vol.1 Special Limited Edition
12. **,647 ***,647 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken Vol.6
13. **,630 *22,562 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. **,614 **9,758 Girls und Panzer Vol.2 Special Limited Edition
15. **,604 **8,620 Girls und Panzer Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
16. **,594 **9,308 Girls und Panzer Vol.3 Special Limited Edition
17. **,592 **8,619 Girls und Panzer Vol.5 Special Limited Edition
18. **,588 **8,465 Girls und Panzer Vol.4 Special Limited Edition
19. **,555 **6,622 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.6
(cut-off 555)


DVD
*1. *4,405 *26,469 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
*2. *1,952 *12,510 Girls und Panzer der Film
*3. *1,154 **1,154 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Vol.6 Limited Edition
*4. **,876 ***,876 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.24
*5. **,606 **7,351 Doukyuusei Limited Edition
*6. **,443 **1,957 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Vol.3 Limited Edition
*7. **,370 **3,256 Gintama° Vol.11 Limited Edition
*8. **,323 **2,394 One Punch Man Vol.6
*9. **,318 *59,534 Tonari no Totoro
10. **,316 ***,316 PriPara Season 2 Vol.9

11. **,311 *32,395 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
12. **,310 ***,310 Musaigen no Phantom World Vol.3
13. **,234 **1,926 Starmyu Vol.6 Limited Edition
14. **,209 *30,162 Bakemono no Ko
15. **,195 **5,961 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.5
16. **,187 ***,187 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken Vol.6
17. **,165 ***,165 Aikatsu! 3rd Season "Akari Generation" Vol.12 (eps.166-171)
18. **,164 *36,770 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
19. **,149 *65,893 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 149)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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I was hoping G&P could break 200k this week, but it's only a matter of time. I bet no one expected it to become that massive even after the huge unexpected success of the TV series.

Jun 9, 2016 8:45 AM by Sury

Most anticipated 2016 Summer Anime Top 20 from charapedia.jp:
http://www.charapedia.jp/research/0123/

I'm not surprised to see Love Live! SunShine!! at the top, considering how well liked it is for both genders, and how much of a social phenomenon Love Live! was in 2015.

Voters: 10,000
Voting period: 2016/06/02~08
Voters breakdown: male (53.7%), female (46.3%), teenagers and 20s age group (70.2%), 30s age group and older (29.8%)
Number of anime in survey: 45

Overall
*1 548 Love Live! SunShine!! (ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!)
*2 453 Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara (食戟のソーマ 弐ノ皿)
*3 308 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (斉木楠雄のΨ難)
*4 292 Arslan Senki Fuujin Ranbu (アルスラーン戦記 風塵乱舞)
*5 284 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! (Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ ドライ!!)
*6 283 D.Gray-man HALLOW
*7 262 Nanatsu no Taizai Seisen no Shirushi (七つの大罪 聖戦の予兆)
*8 253 Handa-kun (はんだくん)
*9 240 ReLIFE
10 225 Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- (ダンガンロンパ3-The End of 希望ヶ峰学園-)
11 191 Rewrite
12 177 NEW GAME!
13 176 Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (この美術部には問題がある!)
14 166 Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION (ツキウタ。THE ANIMATION)
15 159 Qualidea Code (クオリディア・コード)
16 152 Mob Psycho 100 (モブサイコ100)
17 147 Active Raid -Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari- 2 (アクティヴレイド -機動強襲室第八係- 2期)
18 140 Amaama to Inazuma (甘々と稲妻)
19 131 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE! (美男高校地球防衛部LOVE!LOVE!)
20 129 orange

Male Voters
*1 343 Love Live! SunShine!! (ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!)
*2 324 Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara (食戟のソーマ 弐ノ皿)
*3 219 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! (Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ ドライ!!)
*4 166 Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- (ダンガンロンパ3-The End of 希望ヶ峰学園-)
*5 153 Arslan Senki Fuujin Ranbu (アルスラーン戦記 風塵乱舞)
*6 146 Qualidea Code (クオリディア・コード)
*7 142 NEW GAME!
*8 130 Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (この美術部には問題がある!)
*9 126 ReLIFE
10 117 Active Raid -Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari- 2 (アクティヴレイド -機動強襲室第八係- 2期)

Female Voters
*1 220 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (斉木楠雄のΨ難)
*2 205 Love Live! SunShine!! (ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!)
*3 179 D.Gray-man HALLOW
*4 176 Nanatsu no Taizai Seisen no Shirushi (七つの大罪 聖戦の予兆)
*5 166 Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION (ツキウタ。THE ANIMATION)
*6 149 Handa-kun (はんだくん)
*7 139 Arslan Senki Fuujin Ranbu (アルスラーン戦記 風塵乱舞)
*8 129 Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara (食戟のソーマ 弐ノ皿)
*9 114 ReLIFE
10 *98 SERVAMP

Jun 9, 2016 2:50 AM by Ejc

geralt said:

Any info on how the Garo movie is doing?


I haven't seen any news article on it, so I have no idea how much it made at the Box Office. It also showed on 23 screens, so it was a limited opening.

Jun 8, 2016 8:00 PM by Ejc

Wow, Girls und Panzer took over the sales charts. Maybe I should actually get around to watching the first season now.

shanimebib said:
7 years low for Kyoto Animation, the 2nd lowest average after Munto (TV), and only the 2nd TV anime to not pass 3K mark in first release.

Some argue KnK (6K), Amaburi (6.8K), and/or even Hibike! (8.3K) were far worse shows. TLS bumped up Tamako Market (4.8K), re-release redeemed original Nichijou numbers (7K). Nothing is going to save this one. Undeniably the worst KyoAni show ever in recent years which is reflected with these glaring disc numbers. Hopefully it will be a wonderful lesson down the road.

This is incredibly satisfying to see. Phantom World was unbelievably shitty and KyoAni should know by now what a mistake it was to animate it in the first place. They have a lot of talent that they quite frankly forgot how to use properly.
Here's to hoping they'll redeem themselves with Violet Evergarden. Or Koe no Katachi.

rederoin said:

*2.3k -> *2.6k -> *3.4k Flying Witch

Glad to see Flying Witch above the 2k mark. Hopefully this means there'll be another season in the future. It's honestly my favorite show this season.

Jun 8, 2016 2:02 PM by NanoZero

hpulley said:
-Janet said:
...
Though this makes me super duper happy. A second season seems likely for Super Lovers. Thank you Japan !!!
Look who was right!
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1519343


Yass with how well the manga was selling plus the early disc sales I had a feeling Studio Deen would make a sequel now I'm dying of Happiness :>)

Jun 8, 2016 12:31 PM by -Janet

-Janet said:
...
Though this makes me super duper happy. A second season seems likely for Super Lovers. Thank you Japan !!!
3.1k -> *2.6k -> *3.3k Super lovers
Look who was right!
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1519343

Jun 8, 2016 10:05 AM by hpulley

Ejc said:
Update for the GaruPan Movie at the Box Office, after its 29th weekend (199 days):
http://girls-und-panzer.at.webry.info/201606/article_3.html

It's starting to cool down after the film strip boost on May 21 and the addition of 4DX and ULTIRA screenings. Yesterday's attendees number was only 20% of last Monday, and many theaters are going to stop showing the movie within a week or two, so it's not going to be adding a whole lot anymore. It'll probably end around 2.25 billion yen, which would be really nice for the franchise.

Highest Box Office Gross: Late-night/midnight Anime Movies Top 20 (Current as of Jun 6, 2016)

Key: Rank / Cumulative gross / Initial number of screens (Highest number of screens) / Movie Name
*1 ¥2,860,000,000 121(166) 『ラブライブ! The School Idol Movie』
*2 ¥2,200,801,484 *77(182) ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版
*3 ¥2,080,000,000 129(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 新編 -叛逆の物語-
*4 ¥1,900,000,000 137(186) 映画 けいおん!
*5 ¥1,040,000,000 *64(*88) 劇場版 あの日見た花の名前を僕たちはまだ知らない。
*6 ¥*,850,000,000 102(***) 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス
*7 ¥*,850,000,000 *24(101) 涼宮ハルヒの消失
*8 ¥*,800,000,000 108(157) 傷物語 Ⅰ 鉄血篇
*9 ¥*,743,000,000 *94(***) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Rising-
10 ¥*,700,000,000 *38(*99) 劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼
11 ¥*,680,000,000 120(152) 映画 ハイ・スピード-Free! Starting Days-
12 ¥*,678,184,800 *39(*85) THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE 輝きの向こう側へ (VideoM@ster版 = ¥772,973,700)
13 ¥*,650,000,000 *30(*31) 劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫
14 ¥*,600,000,000 *70(*94) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Beginning-
15 ¥*,590,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編 -始まりの物語-
16 ¥*,560,000,000 *18(*48) 劇場版 シュタインズゲート 負荷領域のデジャヴ
17 ¥*,560,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 後編 -永遠の物語-
18 ¥*,550,000,000 *50(*51) 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's
19 ¥*,500,000,000 *30(*93) 劇場版 とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオーンの奇蹟
20 ¥*,460,000,000 *80(***) 劇場版 弱虫ペダル

Any info on how the Garo movie is doing?

Jun 8, 2016 4:57 AM by geralt

rederoin said:


24 April -> 17 May -> 5 June

12.5k -> *9.6k -> 10.7k Macross delta


Guess I have to check that out sometime soon

rederoin said:
10.3k -> *8.1k -> *9.9k Koutetsujou no Kabaneri


I fear that it will drop by quite a bit because I can't see Kabaneri pulling off a satisfying ending even if it's only for the first season.


rederoin said:
14.3k -> *8.9k -> *8.9k JoJo P4


I heard that we're in the tamer part of JoJo right now and it takes some time until it gets really bizarre. I think the sales will go up once we hit that point.

rederoin said:
*2.7k -> *3.9k -> *5.4k Re:Zero


Well talk about an increase. If I see it correctly than it has the highest increase rate of all the shows. It doubled its numbers. For a 9 volume series this is looking pretty good! I looked at the estimates yesterday and it already was at 5.9k, so it seems to rise at a really fast speed. I think it can break the 7k mark until the end of june, especially with the prescreening event and the new cast announced.

I'm also really confident that once we're a little bit into arc 3 the sales will go up even after the first volume has been released.


rederoin said:
*2.6k -> *3.9k -> *3.6k Boku no Hero


Oh damn. That's way lower than I expected it to be. Guess the anime's main + was the manga boost.

rederoin said:

*2.3k -> *2.6k -> *3.4k Flying Witch


Glad to see that healing anime also gets some love!

Jun 8, 2016 4:52 AM by Fappa

rederoin said:
Here are the latest wk1 disc sales estimates from stalker,


24 April -> 17 May -> 5 June

12.5k -> *9.6k -> 10.7k Macross delta
10.3k -> *8.1k -> *9.9k Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
14.3k -> *8.9k -> *8.9k JoJo P4
*2.7k -> *3.9k -> *5.4k Re:Zero
*5.3k -> *4.4k -> *4.8k Haifuri
*5.0k -> *4.5k -> *4.2k Bakuon
*2.6k -> *3.9k -> *3.6k Boku no Hero
*3.4k -> *3.7k -> *3.6k Stray dogs
*2.3k -> *2.6k -> *3.4k Flying Witch
*3.1k -> *2.6k -> *3.3k Super lovers
*2.2k -> *2.9k -> *2.8k Netoge
*2.0k -> *2.3k -> *2.6k Sansha Sanyou
*3.4k -> *2.4k -> *2.1k Kuma Miko


Below 2k,
Big order
Joker game
Kiznaiver.
Shounen maid
Sakamoto
EndRide
Anne Happy
terra formars
Tanaka
Sousei
Hundred
Mayoiga
Ace attorney
Magi
Pan de Peace


By all acounts the ones that i think deserve to have good sale are having good sales this season nothing to complain about.

Re:zero have improved to a stable level..could still go higher as the rate it is improving is the same as the story.

Kabernari is also going strong ..i will admit that at times the writing is a bit off but it still a very entertaining show to watch and probably the best steampunk anime to come out of japan in years so props to wit.

Highschool Fleet: Well this i am in love/hate relatshionship..the navy setting, combat, warfare and historical knowledge are great..but the cute,,moe and full young teen girl personal is off putting...but still doing ok.

Netogem is the only i am a little dissapointed cause i find it enjoyable but i am not too suprised..the sales are on the okish sides so not bad per say but i doubt we will see more of it later..but im not oto bothered with it.

as for the rest that i am watching: Mayogia, Big Order, Joker Game, Sakamato..... well don't really bother much.

the first two are so bad..they there funny bad so no worries if they dont sell..joker game is an interesting series but it has its issues and for Sakamato it is entertaining but it is a full adaptation and most of it is stand alone stories so no probs either.

Souji and Stray Dogs i dropped them...hero academia is on hold so i can marathon it.

Jun 7, 2016 4:35 PM by -ShadowClaw-

Nice it's still somewhat selling but I wonder if it'll be enough for a 3rd season D:
**,443 **1,957 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Vol.3 Limited Edition


Anyways a bit disppointed Delta's sales went down a bit I find the anime amazing !!
12.5k -> *9.6k -> 10.7k Macross delta


Though this makes me super duper happy. A second season seems likely for Super Lovers. Thank you Japan !!!
3.1k -> *2.6k -> *3.3k Super lovers

Jun 7, 2016 12:32 PM by -Janet

Seeing Phantom World sell like shit makes my day. KyoAni could be so much more these last few years but they keep putting up the same crap anime after anime. Hope their next project does well.

Jun 7, 2016 11:29 AM by bobzanny

This post was supposed to be just a 2D fist pump with me saying "Panzer Vor!" (tanks forward!) but that would just be a "Yay!" post according to the board sticky so I guess I'll make it an impromptu attempt at "why I think GuP is doing so well" post.

There is a longish thread entitled What's with the appeal about this show? started by someone for which it didn't appeal to (and it's about the pre-quel TV series back in 2012 when it was airing) with an ensuing argument but since something should be attempted at explaining these amazing(?) sales figures I'll just jot a few thoughts of my own here.

Before I do here's a couple of exerpts from that thread on why the appeal. This one by @Takuan_Soho

By @Okanagan

IMO GuP really is a quantum leap in CGDCT-type shows. I think the key is it adds action while maintaining the innocence and cuteness of the girls. The marriage with WWII-period tanks (I mean how many males did't like tanks or build models of them when they were kids?) I always thought would be a home run as long as both sides of the equation were filled in properly: lots of cute girls without excess fanservice (ubiquitous short school skirts and the occasional, rather tame bath scenes notwithstanding) while heaping lavish attention on the detail and accuracy of the tanks and then having the girls actually doing something active by engaging in interesting battles with said tanks. And keeping it relatively realistic (I'll elaborate later on).

So let's look at similar shows: as much as I like K-On, Non Non Biyori and Aria for their characters, cuteness and healing atmosphere (Iyashikei anime) they do lack the action element and can be borderline boring at times.

On the other hand Strike Witches and other girls-with-guns action shows veer too far on the fanservice side (substituting moe with fanservice). And while KanColle steered clear of the fanservice both it and Strike Witches strayed too far from reality.

GuP may take a few liberties here and there (some physics being bent ie. tank drifting, etc) and also with the safety aspect (girls with exposed heads and limbs while explosive shells are whizzing around (although the shells are supposed to be safer with a chip inside to determine penetrating hits with only a pyro charge for effects)) I think that part of it was largely jettisoned in favor of the explody effects side of things (I guess paintball shells splattering was judged to be not flashy enough and the producers decided that that trumped the safety aspect) in what is supposed to be a "safe-ish" sport) nevertheless it's still fairly close to just having normal girls operating normal, recognizable vehicles.

It's not anthropomorphic (by not turning into guns (Upotte) or too science-fiction-y (mecha) or the magical aspect of Strike Witches (and all magical girl shows) or KanColle's seriously fictional "naval outfits" that defy suspension of disbelief. With GuP you could substitute girls with young men and almost call it 90% realistic (but of course why not marry it with moe to appeal to the kawaii segment).

Perhaps we need to add a sub-category to CGDCT, call it CGDCAT (Cute Girls Doing Cute Action-y Things) as we already have Iyashikei for the sedentary (healing) ones, and girls with guns for the action-y fanservice-y ones, mahou shoujo for magical girl ones and shoujo-ai for mild gl ones, idol anime, etc.

Fin :)

Jun 7, 2016 11:10 AM by 8oomer

Wow OPM couldnt see that 10k average mark. I thought this was going to be a megahit but i guess that was just western hype.

Jun 7, 2016 10:45 AM by moodie

*3. *3,640 *22,969 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
10. **,788 *12,272 Doukyuusei Limited Edition

*1. *4,405 *26,469 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
*5. **,606 **7,351 Doukyuusei Limited Edition

11. **,311 *32,395 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
18. **,164 *36,770 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
19. **,149 *65,893 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
FUCK YES

My Jyuushibabe looks so happy <3
shanimebib said:
7 years low for Kyoto Animation, the 2nd lowest average after Munto (TV), and only the 2nd TV anime to not pass 3K mark in first release.

Some argue KnK (6K), Amaburi (6.8K), and/or even Hibike! (8.3K) were far worse shows. TLS bumped up Tamako Market (4.8K), re-release redeemed original Nichijou numbers (7K). Nothing is going to save this one. Undeniably the worst KyoAni show ever in recent years which is reflected with these glaring disc numbers. Hopefully it will be a wonderful lesson down the road.
Good

Shitty shows deserve shitty sales

Jun 7, 2016 10:14 AM by Comic_Sans

tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for May 30 - June 5

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Blu-ray
*1. 13,336 175,697 Girls und Panzer der Film Special Limited Edition

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Aww yea! Still first!

Jun 7, 2016 9:55 AM by Jiharo

rederoin said:
Here are the latest wk1 disc sales estimates from stalker,


24 April -> 17 May -> 5 June

12.5k -> *9.6k -> 10.7k Macross delta
10.3k -> *8.1k -> *9.9k Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
14.3k -> *8.9k -> *8.9k JoJo P4
*2.7k -> *3.9k -> *5.4k Re:Zero
*5.3k -> *4.4k -> *4.8k Haifuri
*5.0k -> *4.5k -> *4.2k Bakuon
*2.6k -> *3.9k -> *3.6k Boku no Hero
*3.4k -> *3.7k -> *3.6k Stray dogs
*2.3k -> *2.6k -> *3.4k Flying Witch
*3.1k -> *2.6k -> *3.3k Super lovers
*2.2k -> *2.9k -> *2.8k Netoge
*2.0k -> *2.3k -> *2.6k Sansha Sanyou
*3.4k -> *2.4k -> *2.1k Kuma Miko


Below 2k,
Big order
Joker game
Kiznaiver.
Shounen maid
Sakamoto
EndRide
Anne Happy
terra formars
Tanaka
Sousei
Hundred
Mayoiga
Ace attorney
Magi
Pan de Peace


Where do you get those numbers from?
Edit: Sure, it's from stalker, but they don't specify the exact number of sales.

Mod Edit: Baiting Removed

Jun 7, 2016 9:23 AM by alpha_shadow

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3 Limited Edition
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.1 Limited EditionOre ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken Vol.6

Jun 7, 2016 9:12 AM by DoctorSexy

shanimebib said:
7 years low for Kyoto Animation, the 2nd lowest average after Munto (TV), and only the 2nd TV anime to not pass 3K mark in first release.

Some argue KnK (6K), Amaburi (6.8K), and/or even Hibike! (8.3K) were far worse shows. TLS bumped up Tamako Market (4.8K), re-release redeemed original Nichijou numbers (7K). Nothing is going to save this one. Undeniably the worst KyoAni show ever in recent years which is reflected with these glaring disc numbers. Hopefully it will be a wonderful lesson down the road.
Never before have I been so glad to see a show fail. I love you to death KyoAni, but please never do anything like this again.

Jun 7, 2016 9:09 AM by SeibaaHomu

GuP still raking it in and Gochuumon <3

Jun 7, 2016 8:53 AM by ichii_1

shanimebib said:
7 years low for Kyoto Animation, the 2nd lowest average after Munto (TV), and only the 2nd TV anime to not pass 3K mark in first release.

Some argue KnK (6K), Amaburi (6.8K), and/or even Hibike! (8.3K) were far worse shows. TLS bumped up Tamako Market (4.8K), re-release redeemed original Nichijou numbers (7K). Nothing is going to save this one. Undeniably the worst KyoAni show ever in recent years which is reflected with these glaring disc numbers. Hopefully it will be a wonderful lesson down the road.


And good riddance, that studio house too much talent to waste it on somewhat charming Otaku-pandering nonsense. Now I enjoyed Amaburi but I would trade that and a thousand Phantoms for something like the upcoming Violet Evergarden. Hopefully this signals a new direction for Kyoani, I still haven't seen anything on the level of Hyouka from them. It's been 4 years and I know they're capable, Hibike had glimpses of real quality at times.

Jun 7, 2016 8:30 AM by BlueBalls