Sorry, this post seems to have become a Bi-Daily intake lately! On the upside, it really has been a slow week. Probably the biggest highlight has been the release of the Fate/Zero PV. I watched Koe de Oshigoto episode 2 today and it was jaw-droopingly erotic as anyone who saw the first episode would have expected. I can’t believe it’s not hentai!
⚫ The official page for the anime Sora no Kiseki has been updated with a picture on the top-page that shows off the character designs really well. The designs are really great, attractive and vibrant. This anime is on the road to success with Masaki Tachibana (.Hack//Quantum, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) at the helm directing. I was a huge fan of Quantum.
⚫ The Hidan no Aria anime does seem to be bolstering the sales of its source light novel, which is a good sign. The first volume sold over 8,000 copies over the past week, despite having been available since late 2008. Volumes 2-5 also did well in the rankings, selling between 6 and 7 thousand copies. (source)
⚫ Ratings for the final episodes of Madoka Magica in the Kansai region (MBS): 2.0~2.3 and for the Kantou region (TBS): 0.8~0.7. These figures led to a discussion about the relevance of TV ratings for late night anime, given that many people record it for such a timeslot. The important thing is the disc sales, which Madoka definitely dominated at!