The long awaited (at least by the jeering masses) Endless Eight DVD release has occurred, and a variety of visitors to the Akihabara shops at the forefront of marketing such DVDs gloat over sales described as “mortal.”
The displays can be seen to be attracting a lot of interest.
“Experts enjoy Endless Eight by watching the swimsuit scenes in each!” Even store displays couldn’t resist taking jabs at the DVD: “The summer that won’t end! orz”
The previous Haruhi DVD did neither spectacularly well nor spectacularly badly, but certainly demonstrated poor sales for a supposed queen of anime.
Store staff asked about how the Endless Eight DVD is selling called sales “mortal,” hardly a reassuring sign. Kadokawa themselves expect as much.
However, Oricon’s own daily anime DVD sales rankings currently show the DVD to be at number one, albeit with little serious competition; just what level of sales this will amount to will be known soon enough…