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Old 2013-01-28, 10:22   Link #4001
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What are the sales figures like again?
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A second season only exists as a rumor, and I doubt we'll hear more about it until the last two episodes are aired. Right now, the Blu-rays are selling so well that they're still out of stock. Retailers are gearing up for the third print run, and nobody knows if that's enough to satisfy the demand. Given that sales are wildly exceeding expectations, a sequel seems like a shoo-in.
I haven't done a [citation needed] on that, but what I'd seen of the numbers a few weeks back were quite good.
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Old 2013-01-28, 10:26   Link #4002
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I just realised - this show has a thread that's 200 pages long. Hard to imagine, 3 months ago, the kind of reaction this show would have. Truly, the sleeper hit of 2012.
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What are the sales figures like again?
well it outsold Chuni so...
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Old 2013-01-28, 10:51   Link #4003
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well it outsold Chuni so...
Already? Last I checked it was still behind...
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Old 2013-01-28, 10:54   Link #4004
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Already? Last I checked it was still behind...
I think it just first week of second volume.

Chuni probably sell more in overall but you can see how well GuP sell
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Old 2013-01-28, 11:47   Link #4005
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Already? Last I checked it was still behind...
Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings for Autumn 2012 the first volumes (updated 22nd Jan)


*1, 19,176 Girls und Panzer
*2, 17,129 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
*3, 12,674 To LOVE-Ru Darkness
*4, 11,723 Gintama' Enchousen
*5, 11,405 Little Busters!
*6, *9,928 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
*7, *8,792 K
*8, *8,675 Initial D Fifth Stage
*9, *8,043 Psycho-Pass
10, *6,249 Kamisama Hajimemashita
11, *2,497 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!
12, *2,494 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
13, *2,392 Jormungand: Perfect Order
14, *2,184 Busou Shinki
15, *1,759 Ixion Saga DT

The BD is once again out-stocked from what I heard. The number can go higher when it restcoks.
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Old 2013-01-28, 11:53   Link #4006
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I put the blame fully on all the tank nuts that came streaming in when it became known that the tank action technically had higher billing than the girls, and this wasn't simply about cute girls doing cute things.
To be fair, the tank action is the standout element of the show. It's also probably the main reason why it was so popular on 2chan as well. Without it, Girls und Panzer wouldn't be noteworthy compared to a number of other similar shows.

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I haven't done a [citation needed] on that, but what I'd seen of the numbers a few weeks back were quite good.
For anyone interested, here are the ANN numbers: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...-january-14-20

This would be for Girls und Panzer Vol. 1's second release, and it indicates yet more supply shortages. The third release was available for order 3 days ago, and it's already sold out on Amazon. I can't recall any other show suffering from a shortage quite like this.

The original print run was about 14,000 units. It would be safe to assume that Actas' realistic expectations were 1/3 of the print run, 2/3 would have been very optimistic. Nobody expects to sell out, and Girls und Panzer is well beyond that already. The main question is going to be whether subsequent volumes will be large enough to satisfy demand.

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I think it just first week of second volume.

Chuni probably sell more in overall but you can see how well GuP sell
Girls und Panzer is already the best selling show from Fall 2012. The early episodes were the weakest ones, so the later ones will probably also sell very well.
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Old 2013-01-28, 12:09   Link #4007
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Oh, that good then. I am not really interest with sales anyway
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Old 2013-01-28, 12:23   Link #4008
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What made GuP so popular ?
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Old 2013-01-28, 12:25   Link #4009
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^ Tanks. Oh, and decent plot and backstory.

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What made GuP so popular ?
Girl and Panzer
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Old 2013-01-28, 12:50   Link #4011
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Girl and Panzer
That very idea had been on printed materials for a very, very long time... but finally a brave studio brought the concept on televised media and ... the rest is history

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Old 2013-01-28, 12:50   Link #4012
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I'll say again what I've said before... when I first heard about it, it had what I considered a decent production team, but the premise seemed kinda ridiculous, so I went in with fairly low expectations.

And I was quite pleasantly surprised.

It helps that I like things that are painted olive drab or navy gray...
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Actually I kinda surprised how long the make Girl and Tank anime consider how success is strike witches.

Now we need Arpeggio anime to complete the trifecta
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Old 2013-01-28, 14:01   Link #4014
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Actually I kinda surprised how long the make Girl and Tank anime consider how success is strike witches.

Now we need Arpeggio anime to complete the trifecta
I'm so on board for that!

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Old 2013-01-28, 14:25   Link #4015
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What made GuP so popular ?
A concept just weird enough to get people interested in seeing what the hell the show's about.

Animation quality that's pretty damned good for what by all accounts should probably be a very low budget affair.

Decent enough plot (even if clearly rushed since no one in their right mind would bank on this show to be the success it was).

And above all: outstanding directing and some pretty damned nice sound work (from soundtrack to directing without forgetting voice work).

At least that's my take on it. There aren't enough compliments to give to the execution for this show and it's just a shame that it'll probably never get anyone outside the regular anime following to even bat an eyelid at it. It's a very good example of how good execution can turn what looks like a mediocre concept on paper into a substantial hit.
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Old 2013-01-28, 18:12   Link #4016
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And, with the exception of shells piercing the armor of the tanks, the tanks themselves act like tanks. The way they slam, pitch, thud and bounce around, completely lacking a smooth ride. And doing cool stuff I could only dream about, like getting away with firing off a main gun blank round at 0500 in the middle of a suburb!

The gilrs reaction the first time the fire their main cannon took me back to a similar experience of my own. *BOOM* Oh YEAH, baby!
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Old 2013-01-29, 01:16   Link #4017
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Actually I kinda surprised how long the make Girl and Tank anime consider how success is strike witches.

Now we need Arpeggio anime to complete the trifecta
Strike Witches is the bane of my existence. I'd hit it soooooooooo hard if it wasn't for dem panties. If they wore pants (or even short skirts), I'd be rewatching an episode every day until I died: so awesome is the premise. But alas, my dislike of animated panties trumps even my WWII airplane love--my first love.

GuP's "no panty shot" rule was the best executive decision they made, imo. Actually made people take it seriously.
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Old 2013-01-29, 01:22   Link #4018
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Strike Witches is the bane of my existence. I'd hit it soooooooooo hard if it wasn't for dem panties. If they wore pants (or even short skirts), I'd be rewatching an episode every day until I died: so awesome is the premise. But alas, my dislike of animated panties trumps even my WWII airplane love--my first love.

GuP's "no panty shot" rule was the best executive decision they made, imo. Actually made people take it seriously.
Seriously.

No I mean it.

GuP's secrete formula is:
1 part cute girls doing cute things.
2 parts awesome realistic military action.
Mix vigorously with an excellent screen writer+director pairing who let the action drive both characterization and exposition
Serve with absolutely no panties.
Garnish with a notable lack of tsundere, lolis, or other hackneyed character types.

If only more shows followed this formula...
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Old 2013-01-29, 02:42   Link #4019
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Which is why GuP is so damn popular even though the studio royally screwed up production!
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Old 2013-01-29, 04:47   Link #4020
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Actas is very brave to picked the idea and turned it to anime. Considering that:

- Making an original anime is very risky
- The plot idea is weird and can be a hit or miss
- People need to watch it to become interest in it and the anime take a while (~ep4) to show what it's really about.
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