Originally Posted by Triple_R
Um... because Aria sold over 4,000 DVDs on Volume 1, yet that's apparently not good enough?
If between 3,000 and 4,000 is the Manabi Line, then shouldn't over 4,000 sales be good enough?
If that's your argument, then you're pretty much proving Kaioshin's point for him. That the Manabi Line can shift considerably based on other important factors.
If so, the 3,000-to-4,000 standard becomes much more variable, and less useful as a catch-all rule.
Read my edit, sorry bout that. Just stating the packaging of 1st vol of Aria have trend to having cut around >30% in that case the next installment gonna way below the manabi line.
Well bout Manabi Line's itself, the japanese that usually post the sales number said this.
The break-even point of a normal TV anime is about 5,000 copies.