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DVD Sales Decide Length of The World God Only Knows TV Series

by dtshyk
Sep 8, 2010 1:27 AM | 50 Comments
Wakaki Tamiki tweeted in his twitter (@angelfrench) that the length of Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai TV series depends on the reactions of the viewers (i.e. the sales of the DVD and other media).


ryohayate2409sa: @angelfrench Is it one season long?
Wakaki: It's up to the reactions. I wonder how many episodes it will take until we see Tenri.
DiceKatKobe: @angelfrench What do you mean by "reactions"? Should we send emails to the TV company?
Wakaki: Frankly, the sales of the DVD determine everything.


Wakaki is anxious about the poor environment of the anime creators. "In the case of manga, the author can improve the quality of the work and make money by his/her private effort, but anime creators' efforts never pay.", he said. "I've learned how hard the anime production is, so I'm seriously thinking about how to sell it."

Sources: Wakaki's twitter

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:| You know, I just think they have such great potential to be a great business but they just have shitty business ideas.

For Example: Selling two episodes for $50 is wayyyyy too high. They won't be able to even compete with the other market because no one will have the incentive to buy two episodes for $50. If you can buy a series of an anime show in America for what, $10 - $50, who the hell in their right mind would buy a whole whopping two episodes for $50. :| If they want customers, they better go down on their prices, otherwise, they'll end up losing to their competition. $5 - $10 for two episodes sounds much more reasonable than $50. Of course, if some of us are filthy rich (Which I highly doubt :| ) then what's going to happen is that everyone is going to see this series fall short.

Also, I'd advise these anime industries to get either new marketers or business managers :\

Jan 1, 2012 10:13 PM by lloyd998

if only my credit card did not get busted 6mos. ago.
i would have bought the dvds OTL OTL OTL

oh well, i'll just look for a job and obtain my holy credit card XDDD
(laughing at myself. i wish there's a job that i could easily get and
could give me lots of moneyyy i mean salary)

Apr 17, 2011 11:00 AM by kyashi39

cyrelleboa7 said:
So sad.. But I still hope it will cover up till the end of goddesses arc XD
Old news is old. The second season was confirmed before the first had even started.

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=264636

Dec 14, 2010 12:08 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

So sad.. But I still hope it will cover up till the end of goddesses arc XD

Dec 14, 2010 10:44 AM by cyrelleboa7

I wish there was a way besides international imports in order to directly support the studio and/or staff working on KamiNomi's anime adaptation. The series just gets so good later on (bar some filler captures), especially when
and
show up.

Dec 1, 2010 5:05 PM by KirikaYuiko

no 2 episodes in any show live action/anime/or whatever, no matter how good the episodes are would get me to spend an equivalent of close to 70 dollars, i could buy a game for that and get hours of play time.

i hope the series goes at least past kusunoki's arc so i can see hakua

Nov 18, 2010 11:11 AM by Jimb0

If I could import DVDs from Japan I would do it but I can't sadly. Darn.

Nov 13, 2010 12:47 PM by Linkark07

well seriously i'll buy it...ASAP if there are FREAKING imports in our country zzzz

Nov 12, 2010 3:06 AM by CarLoZ

So technically, this show could go on... forever?

Oct 6, 2010 7:35 PM by Soundtrack

ringoo4 said:
FIRETRUCKS

Aezile said:
We LOVE Firetrucks :3

AidanAK47 said:

AND HELL YEAH, FIRETRUCKS!


Sep 18, 2010 9:44 PM by Centent

Damn, it was only a matter of time before this started happening.

It's a real shame because this series would be the perfect anime. It's just so fucking funny so it's just sad to see it getting cut down to be something like a 12 episode series.

Oh well, better than nothing i guess.

Sep 10, 2010 10:49 AM by Sakata-san

I'll buy for more eps!

Sep 8, 2010 10:17 PM by DestinySora

rarri said:
Life's ain't fair. Why anime like One Piece gets 460+ episodes and still ongoing when anime like TWGOK length is decided by the DVD sales?

Don't get me wrong, I like One Piece. But it simply ain't fair.


Are you serious? It's obvious that One Piece is still ongoing because it's popular. It's the same with any other anime. If something is really popular, they will continue it as long as they can earn money. It will be the same with TWGOK, if the DVD sales are good (=popular), the anime will go on.

Sep 8, 2010 5:26 PM by viral_hun

ringoo4 said:
AidanAK47 said:
What a sly business tactic. Still I would like them to adapt all the manga but if they start making crappy filler then screw that.

Whether I am happy or not about this depends on how well they adapt the manga.
There won't be any filler capturing arc, imo. PV only had none-filler material girls. But I still need Sora's episode so badly. God, it was hilarious, since I really know how he will feel. (god damn VN bugs)

Everyone who calls this will going to be overrated can go to hell. This shit is awesome; Otamegane's so moe so even someone who's straight as I am would want to go gay for him. AND FIRETRUCKS

I was talking in the long run. TWGOK looks like the kind of thing that would be popular in japan. Unlikely, I know but let me dream.
Oh, yeah...Sora's episode. I don't know how they could stretch that into an episode but hell we need it! I would love to see the latest arc animated. It's one of the best arcs in the manga yet. But it's not going to happen....sadly.

AND HELL YEAH, FIRETRUCKS!

Sep 8, 2010 3:57 PM by AidanAK47

Love the sales tactic but yeah...go buy...everyone..now.

Sep 8, 2010 1:55 PM by BishounenTatsumi

well, i have to agree with him to a point. you simply cant produce an anime and continue with it if you aren't going to make any money. in the end it is still a business. especially in the current economic climate, its probably a smart move to let everyone know their stance.

Sep 8, 2010 1:54 PM by kisami

rarri said:
Life's ain't fair. Why anime like One Piece gets 460+ episodes and still ongoing when anime like TWGOK length is decided by the DVD sales?

Don't get me wrong, I like One Piece. But it simply ain't fair.


Because unlike others anime, One Piece is popular, is not hard to understand.

Sep 8, 2010 12:38 PM by -khriz-

If they released the series here in us/eu. I would buy it, either the manga or the anime.

Sep 8, 2010 12:38 PM by Colin

Life's ain't fair. Why anime like One Piece gets 460+ episodes and still ongoing when anime like TWGOK length is decided by the DVD sales?

Don't get me wrong, I like One Piece. But it simply ain't fair.

Sep 8, 2010 12:26 PM by Andralamusia

dynamo_electron said:
Whoomp said:
Eternal_Shield said:
to people who can buy it

PLEASE BUY IT , i BEG YOU

YOU can buy it. Even if you don't live in Japan there are a nifty little thing called importation.


i have the majpr problem call not have a JOBinous and chronic lack of founds

Even with a job and sufficient funds, there are very few on this forum that would buy it seeing how japanese dvds/blu-rays go for about $50 for 2 episodes. I was merely highlighting that it is possible for him to buy it and that I think he should if he urges other people to do so. Otherwise it's just being a hypocrite.

Sep 8, 2010 11:08 AM by Whoomp

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