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I think that Medaka actually has some kind of To Love Ru treatment in the magazine: having good tank sales it can "afford" to be low in rankings, and that's why it's there. And it obviously won't end before the anime.
well if people on the other side of the planet knows about about it as we do, i am guessing ppl on japan would heard about it regardless of WSJ editorial department. i would say they would bank on it in usa and europe but cant make that call when it is japan. but it probably got some traction since the "stalker" threatened uninvolved people too.
I suppose my point is that any surge in popularity Kuroko has is related more to the way any other manga gets a popularity boost. They PROBABLY aren't all sympathy votes
Medaka most definitely likely end before the Anime but if it continues to be in bottom, it is endangered.
here. The anime began last April, six months earlier. Kuroko's ranks began improving in May, consistently ranking high in the top ten (and frequently top five) by June. Kuroko did not instantly begin ranking in the top five, it's rankings consistently rose along with sales, over the course of May, June, and July.
While the threats have definitely resulted in additional publicity, it would be a major stretch to attribute TOC ranking to sympathy. Kuroko has enjoyed high rankings for months now. Only one factor could possibly contribute to such sustained success: a lot of people in Japan really enjoy Kuroko, and are willing to vote for it every week. Sympathy alone is not enough to sustain success. The success of the anime probably contributed to expanding the fanbase, introducing new fans to the series.
Last edited by Kaiten; December 12, 2012 at 06:14 PM.
Let's be fair, Kuroko being at number one could be aided from a mark of solidarity, but that'd probably only the most tertiary of boosts to an already popular franchise or something
December 3 ~ December 9 Jump Comic sales
*1 -- *,684,299 *,684,299 - HUNTER×HUNTER 31
*2 -- *,429,883 *,429,883 - Kuroko no Basket 20
*4 -- *,399,278 *,399,278 - BLEACH 57
*5 -- *,243,178 *,243,178 - Toriko 22
*7 -- *,233,890 *,233,890 - Gintama 47
*8 -- *,204,155 *,204,155 - REBORN! 41
11 -- *,149,105 *,149,105 - Nurarihyon no Mago 24
13 -- *,133,560 *,133,560 - SKET DANCE 28
14 -- *,124,903 *,124,903 - Beelzebub 19
15 -- *,107,271 *,107,271 - Medaka Box 18
19 -- *,*46,778 *,*46,778 - PSI Kusuo Saiki 2
20 -- *,*46,692 2,607,094 - ONE PIECE 68
23 -- *,*43,312 *,*43,312 - Kochikame 183
40 -- *,*25,889 *,387,584 - Assassination Classroom 1
there's something magical in Assassclass selling almost as much over a month as bleach does in its initial week. Like, that really kinda shows what a ridiculous achievement it's managed, huh
Medaka Box is definitely on the way out... but it's winding down regardless and due to a lot of things it seems it will have a fair shake @ doing its ending.... HxH going on hiatus again, Reborn ending, Momji getting canceled as well as the anime airing probably made it safe as bricks for the meantime... but things will change...