Monday, July 21, 2008

New Shows -- 2channel Popularity

It's hard to judge, since totals for earlier seasons of the same shows may be bumping up their numbers, but it looks as if Strike Witches and Slayers Revolution are the runaway most popular new shows on 2channel. Zero no Tsukaima may be up there, too.

Strike Witches has over 44,000 posts. I suspect some but not too many of these were for the original short OVA. The nearest after it is Slayers Revolution at 26,000, and some of its posts may have been for the original series, too.

The same goes for Zero no Tsukaima, at 174,000 posts. It had two recent popular seasons, so it's just about impossible to tell how many posts it has this time, since old threads are deleted from the public servers. Hidamari x365 has 81 threads, but many of those are also probably for the original season.

Of shows we can be fairly certain of, Sekirei has over 7000 posts; Telepathy Shoujo Ran and Tetsuwan Birdy Decode have over 6000; and Koihime and Someday's Dreamers~Summer Skies~ have over 5000.

Looking back at last season, it looks as if Code Geass R2 and Macross Frontier are the most interesting to 2channelers. Of the 817 threads (i.e., over 816,000 posts) for Code Geass, there are records indicating that almost 400 are for the current season. Macross Frontier has 274 threads. Of other spring shows, Zettai Karen Children is running first, at 34 threads, with Blassreiter surprisingly close behind, at 31. Soul Eater has 26 and ToLoveRu has 25.

Of course, these numbers are for otaku-centric 2channel. Actual TV ratings tell a far different story. According to Siegel_Clyne's posts on AnimeSuki, the top new show there is Antique Bakery, followed by Telepathy Shoujo Ran, which airs on Saturday mornings. For the spring season, Net Ghost Pipopa and Zettai Karen Children are the most watched.

Despite the fact that I am a big fan of Hirano Aya, I don't have much use either for Zettai Karen as a show or for her performance in it. Just shows how wrong I can be, lol.

Anyway, here is the raw 2channel data. Maybe you can tease more info out of it. The numbers are the number of the current thread for each show. Threads are closed when they reach 1000 posts.

shows with previous seasons
Code Geass R2 817
Macross F 274
Zero no Tsukaima Rondo 175
Yes! PreCure 5 Gogo 162
Hidamari Sketch x365 81
Strike Witches 45
Slayers Revolution 27
XxxHolic 2 22
Angelique Abyss 2 8

spring 2008 shows
Zettai Karen Children 34
Blassreiter 31
Soul Eater 26
ToLoveRu 25
Real Drive 22
Wagaya no Oinarisama 17
Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 16
Blue Dragon Seven Dragons 14
Nijuumensou no Musume 12
Nabari no Ou 10
Allison to Lillia 9
Golgo 13 9
Itazura na Kiss 8
Candy Boy 7
SA Special A 6
Kaiba 5
Net Ghost Pipopa 4
Chi's Sweet Home 4
Onegai My Melody Kirara 3
Kyou kara Mao 3
Ikkitousen Great Guardians 3

summer 2008 shows
Sekirei 8
Telepathy Shoujo Ran 7
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 7
KoiHime 6
Someday's Dreamers 2 6
Natsume Yuujinchou 5
Nogizaka Haruka 5
Ryouko's Case File 3
World Destruction 3
Mission E 3
Blade of the Immortal 2
Ultraviolet Code 44 1


Anonymous said...

Very nice, i'm rotting for strike witches... I find the art style very likeable and awesome VA cast. I hope it has more action than Sky Girls though ( I like Sky Girls Aswell)

peanutbutter003 said...

You know, hashihime-san, Aya's performance in Zettai Karen Children may be perceived to be "over-acting", similar to her Haruhi and Konata roles, but some of her lines in some of the scenes still blow me away with the emotions portrayed.

I dare say she puts in as much effort in Zettai Karen Children as much as she did in Nijuumensou no Musume.

In fact, I like her so much because she seems to put in 100% no matter who or what the role is.