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Old 2013-10-04, 00:55   Link #481
Guardian Enzo
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2100 BDs, DVDs don't chart. Not the worst opening week ever, but predictably mediocre.
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Old 2013-10-04, 01:19   Link #482
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2100 BDs, DVDs don't chart. Not the worst opening week ever, but predictably mediocre.
Unfortunately we'll never see the sequel novels adapted it seems, which also means I won't ever get to see the story finished since I can't read Japanese. Shame.
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Old 2013-10-04, 21:11   Link #483
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Seems to be something of a trend with enjoyable anime lately...
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Old 2013-10-05, 01:49   Link #484
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^ This and Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen. *sigh*
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Old 2013-10-05, 02:03   Link #485
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Don't forget Watamote, as we'll find out this week.
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Old 2013-10-05, 03:13   Link #486
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2100 BDs, DVDs don't chart. Not the worst opening week ever, but predictably mediocre.

Assuming 2100 is the average sale per episode, it's not doing well. It's below Manabi Line(まなびライン). Manabi Line is 2300(the rumored break even point).
www24.atwiki.jp/anime-urisure/pages/527.html

Male customers tend to buy BD, and female customers tend to buy DVD. So, it makes the difference. If the sale is below 1000, they usually don't show the figure. Maybe it's embarrassing.

That tenkui in the Hawaiian shirt looks like the former Japanese prime minister.

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Old 2013-10-05, 03:51   Link #487
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The Manabi Line is at best a broad estimate, at worst a complete fabrication with no relation to actual profitability, but it's generally held to be about 2900. As for the threshold, it's simply a matter or how many titles sold enough to rank that weak, embarrassment has nothing to do with it - the number goes up and down depending on how strong an overall week it was for Bd or DVD sales. The DVD threshold last week was 905, so you know Uchouten sold less than that.
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Old 2013-10-06, 02:19   Link #488
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Beautiful show.

The scenery of Kyoto was spot-on too.
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Old 2013-10-25, 19:48   Link #489
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Licensed by NIS America...
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Old 2013-10-26, 18:57   Link #490
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Licensed by NIS America...
I was so so happy when I heard about this.
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Old 2014-03-01, 10:51   Link #491
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Pretty good and interesting show, but still VERY weird.
I'm not sure if it's deliberate to be in the tone of the "myths and legends" background, if it's because of the personnal kirks of the author, if it's an attempt at being postmodernist or whatever, but I'm having a headache trying to make sense of most of the character's reactions and the show's premisses.

Still puzzled at how lightly assassination, attempted murder and other crimes seems to be taken by Tanuki as a whole (some guy sent someone in a stew ? Attempted to do the same to his son ? Kidnapped three people ? Well, no biggie, he's just self-banished out of shame ; this girl captured to killed my father ? Well, that's not nice, but I find her beautiful so who cares ?).
Also puzzled at the "humans dominate" setting (when a Tanuki can transform into a tiger and rip their head off, why are they felt as a danger ?), the reason of the existence/history of the Friday's Fellows (what exactly IS this group, why do they eat Tanuki each year ?), if they actually realize that Tanuki are sentient creatures, and if yes how they can justify eating them. Also, Benten seems completely insane, but that seems to be the defining factor of the character, so yeah.
Etc., etc.

So while I liked the show quite a bit, I can't really appreciate it fully because it's too much "in-between" two genres : it's too down-to-earth to be entirely mythical (and as such make the inconsistencies simply irrelevant details), but it's far too weird to be actually realistic. Don't really know how to take it.
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Old 2017-04-09, 00:48   Link #492
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"Come join us and take a bite out of this tanuki. You will enjoy it!"

I'm well aware of the positive reception of the series, and so I decided to pick this series up in preparation of the second season to air tomorrow.

Gotta admit, I'm a sucker for youkai-themed shows and the unique rendition of Kyoto is refreshing compared to other works that seem to glamorize the old capital. BUT, as I watch more and more episodes, there's something else I notice, and it's the fact that the Shimogamo family are a bunch of cuckoos whose situation can be blamed on themselves and their "fool's blood"—or should we say their immense pride? It doesn't help that the Ebisugawa family, save for the rebellious kid Kaisei, are depicted as villainous people in a black-and-white sort of way. It's for this reason that I somehow lost a few enjoyment points from watching this show.

And another thing: the show was really incomplete in one place and drawn out on others. We get to see the Shimogamo family being bullied for two episodes. Meanwhile, other plot threads like the reason behind the Friday Fellows and the entire thing involving Benten and her destructive obsession over getting whatever she wants is still left unresolved. It all ends with Akadama-sensei's maelstrom of an outburst over seeing Benten on another man's lap, which is not even climactic considering the wackiness of the rest of the show.

Right now, I can say that while the concept of the human-tanuki-tengu social setup is interesting, it wasn't followed through by a fulfilling ending. This kinda makes it a must to watch the second season, I guess.

EDIT: Oh, and another thing: if tanuki can at full power transform into a mountain, a small restaurant or a pair of maneki-neko, then why can't they do it to escape a simple cage?

EDIT2: Enjoyment value is 7.6, a few notches lower than the default value of 8.
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