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Old 2012-12-02, 20:18   Link #1521
SeijiSensei
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The second season will begin airing on January 11th. I'm looking forward to it.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...for-january-11
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Old 2012-12-02, 20:21   Link #1522
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January 11th huh?

Here's hoping this season receives some attention this time! It's sad that the series sold poorly in Japan.
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Old 2012-12-02, 20:49   Link #1523
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Remember that the production committees care as much about manga sales as they do anime sales. In June and again in September, Chihayafuru was the best-selling manga in Japan. It's hard to imagine that the anime had nothing to do with this. I would not be surprised to learn that the success of the manga influenced the decision to create a second anime season.

Update: Chihayafuru was #16 in total 2012 manga sales.
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Old 2012-12-03, 05:17   Link #1524
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And actually, Chiyhayafuru did fairly decently on BD/DVD for a series of its type.
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Old 2012-12-12, 22:59   Link #1525
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I was told this series did not fare so well in Japan and though there was no reason to doubt the authenticity of the person who explained this to me I've always been perplexed why Chihayafuru of all animes was not well received. Has there been a generally agreed upon view as to why Chihayafuru was not popular in Japan and yet (I presume) widely praised by foreign viewers ?
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Old 2012-12-13, 06:36   Link #1526
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The series fared quite well, as the manga was one of the top-selling manga of the year. It didn't do huge business on BD/DVD, but there was never any reason to expect it to. The show did exactly what the producers hoped - sell a ton of manga - and as far as I know it was very well-received by critics.
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Old 2012-12-14, 16:15   Link #1527
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I wouldn't really know how the two related markets interact. Speaking for myself and for what was apparently regarded critically as an exceptional anime, one might expect fairly successful sales in the medium which conveyed the material. However, as you mention, it seems the anime was primarily a catalyst for interest in the manga. Out of pedantic curiosity I wonder if that particular transference means interest in the manga for the events covered in the anime or specifically beyond those. Actually with my scant knowledge of difference emphases in the two mediums, I suppose the difference is partially a result of demographic differences. All the same it is reassuring to know Chihayafuru was a success in its own ways.
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Old 2012-12-14, 20:36   Link #1528
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I happened to look at manga sales for Chihayafuru today while doing the same for Kamisama Hajimemashita. These figures are astounding:
Code:
9/19-25/11    Volume 14     51,878
12/12-18/11   Volume 15    192,448
Chihayafuru started airing on October 5, 2011.
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Old 2012-12-14, 20:39   Link #1529
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Hah I was just about to yank those numbers from the Kamisama thread. xD My impression has always been that an anime makes me aware of manga they wouldn't have necessarily known about (since after all, there are hundreds of titles in Japan) and that the producers hope that they can make people fans of the whole series and will keep reading regardless of whether or not the anime covers certain parts.

Although holy cow I hadn't realized Chihayafuru had such a huge jump in sales numbers. o.o I don't think any comic in the US sells nearly as many as this one, based on an odd kind of game, manga does in Japan....
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Old 2012-12-16, 01:12   Link #1530
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In a season of pure garbage, Chihayafuru 2 will easily be the best Winter 2013 series. I'm literally only watching this and continuing with the 2-cour Fall series

Ahem...anyways the opening theme is "STAR" by 99RadioService, who also did season 1's OP and the ending theme is "Akanezora" by Asami Seto (Chihaya seiyuu), who also did the lovely ending theme to season 1. God I am so pumped, after what Madhouse has done with BTOOOM, I am glad to see them doing what they should stick to doing. Too bad Taichi Tuesdays are now on Friday. Fun Friday?
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Old 2013-02-17, 08:34   Link #1531
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Old 2013-02-17, 08:37   Link #1532
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Well that second preview is totally misleading
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Old 2013-02-17, 09:35   Link #1533
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Well that second preview is totally misleading
I guess they figure it will draw in more viewers compared to saying Chihayafuru is a show about kids playing an obscure Japanese card game that involves poetry. But, yes, it is totally misleading.
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Old 2013-02-17, 10:12   Link #1534
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Why saying "Chihayafuru" seems so hard for native English speakers?
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Old 2013-02-17, 18:12   Link #1535
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The trailers are awful (only the first one sort of captures the series) but then again I find a lot of US trailers for anime to be equally awful.

At least it is going to be on something that will hopefully expose the series to a larger audience.
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Old 2013-02-23, 06:17   Link #1536
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The voice over guy for the 1st and 2nd preview is so awful. His voice sounds like be wants to introduce a Beavis and Butthead show. I think a feminine voice over would have been so much more appropriate.
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Old 2013-02-24, 12:47   Link #1537
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These trailers are seriously misguiding... they make Chihayafuru look like some weak soap opera 0_o
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Old 2013-04-18, 18:13   Link #1538
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Just marathoned the shiet out of season 1. Absolutely loved it. I loved it to the point where I decided to skip working on my project that's due tonight to watch it all.

It was worth it. An absolutely terrible decision, but worth it. :P
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Old 2014-01-21, 16:44   Link #1539
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For people who are not subscribed to the season two thread, you might find this interesting: http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...34#post4984034.
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