Endless Eight Volume 1 Sales Announced


The long awaited sales figures for the first disc of the infamous Endless Eight Haruhi arc have finally been announced.

In its first week, the DVD sold 14,104 copies, as compared to 26,265 for the previous DVD.

In comparison:

17,172 Hetalia 4

14,929 Tenipuri 2

14,104 Haruhi

4,510 Queen’s Blade 4

3,763 Tales of the Abyss 8

Although this is a disappointment to those hoping for an utterly humiliating disaster of a magnitude sufficient to see the staff responsible from both KyoAni and Kadokawa hung by their heels from the nearest available lamppost, the real punishment is thought likely to begin with the next three DVDs of all but identical content.

It does however sadly demonstrate that there are those otaku willing to buy anything, with even the most outrageous antics from production staff still forgiven if marketed with a sufficient enough dose of moe…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hetalia's been selling consistently well i hear (Studio DEEN's best-selling series in recent memory, it's even outselling Higurashi!). at 7 episodes per DVD with bonus content included, it's not hard to see why. Vol. 4 is the end of the Season 1 episodes, but i'm sure the Season 2 DVDs will continue this trend.


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    Comment by echelon64
    04:36 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering the lack of testosterone in "normal" Japanese males it isn't surprising that the Japanese Otaku's have gladly bended over for Kadokawa and KyoAni.

    Otaku Personal Motto:
    Endless buttrape is Endlessly good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese fans are like sheep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's that Tenipuri supposed to be? I thought they were already done with the nationals?

    And Haruhi sold way too much, but it was to be expected. Anyone thinking it would have sold less, was clearly underestimating the fanboys base. Those guys will buy horse crap in a box, as long as it's got the logo of their favorite show.

    ...yeah, makes me wonder why Kadokawa didn't just release horse crap in a box instead. Would have saved them a lot of trouble, and the result would have been pretty much the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    14,000 is still too much. I read somewhere that the break-even point for anime regarding DVD sales is somewhere around 5,000 (give or take a few hundred), so KyoAni's still probably making money off this.

    I can somewhat understand decent sales for the first volume at least. EE 1 was different from all the other EE episodes, and EE 2 of course comes with it. The last volume with EE 7 and EE 8 might not do too badly either. I would think (and hope) the two middle volumes would fall badly in sales, but never underestimate the collector's mentality of Japanese otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    those dvd's should be free and used for promotional purposes...
    ...forget i said that if they were used that way the series would definetely die. geez is sad, i finally saw the show just to see what all the fuzz was about and i feel sad because it's a rather good show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japanese seriously piss me off sometimes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyon-kun demwa~!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >It does however sadly demonstrate that there are those otaku willing to buy anything, with even the most outrageous antics from production staff still forgiven if marketed with a sufficient enough dose of moe…
    >a sufficient enough dose of moe…
    >dose of moe

    Now you realize Haruhi is actually a shitty attempt at comedy, however since its character designs are moe otakus and retarded fangirls just love it.

    Tenipuri is an awful sports anime which catters to fangirls and faggots.

    Queen’s Blade is shit, but its still better than most hentai OVAs due the lack of huge mosaic censorship and the inclusión of some sort of half-baked elaborated background, instead of the "DURRRR man meets girl at *insert random location*, sex ensues along with cheesy dialogue lines out of fucking nowhere during it, climax. Same man goes and sex other chick, repeat, climax -usually orgy-, then Credits with subpar jpop theme" hentai anime plots on almost all cases.

    Tales of the Abyss and Hetalia are fine. But thats it.

    03:03 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tales of Abyss loosing to EE's DVD sales by 10,341 is surely a blasphemy..


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Je suis une fougère :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell yeah, Hetalia! >w<b
    I knew it would go far...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YEAH HETALIA!! (loving russia and china's marukaite chikyuu versions)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I expect the other sales will do worse because some fans probably wanted a disk with at least the first endless eight episode, and they'll have no need for the other ones. Don't give up hope yet, Artefact. There's still a chance for abysmal sales.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    10:44 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of the first two episodes inside the first DvD, I think the first episode is worth the purchase. It's a tight and well written tale involving time traveling and a nice tie into older episodes.

    The next few releases will show us all the true stupidity or well discerning tastes of the Japanese otaku. kyotard is so fucking random in what they release with a entertaining romp of 'K-On' into the fuck feast with a barbed wire dildo of '~haruhi'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm silenced by the hollow headed otakus...

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    10:48 04/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ani-trolls sited. begin extermination sequence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 23/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Romans 7:25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! ,

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 02/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT: People becoming annoyed because people like something that they don't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    14,104 DICK slaps for all those RETARDS !

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy SHIT, 14,104 RETARDS on 1st week?! o.O

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    14,104 dumbs haruhi .

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Poor Tales of the Abyss... ._.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well yes, the first episode of Endless Eight WAS actually marginally different to all the others (except the last one), so you'd expect it to sell at least reasonably better. Wait until the next 2, which contain NO content of any value whatsoever come out if you want to see KyoAni and Kadokawa metaphorically bent over a rail and raped.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    21:41 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    14,104 Haruhi

    You sure that wasn't 14.104?

    02:55 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    0.104, huh? Looks like some bold guys actually bought them just to break them to pieces..

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    21:34 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:41 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think many of the fans understand the symbolism behind endless eight... They just get pissed off because their pea-sized brains can't appreciate each episode for it's individual differences. Eight in numerology equals infinity, but I think a lot of people just ignore the mystical/metaphysical elements in most anime, including TMoHS. Moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have an IQ of 135-145, and I'm great with that kind of stuff and I'm still pissed off.

    You're just an avaunt fag who enjoys feeling superior. E8 is a horrid execution of an idea not formed beyond the larval stage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    IQ score only correlates to how well you do on an IQ test. It has nothing to do with gauging intelligence, as your lack of comprehension of E8 proves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you know that understanding the symbolism and mystical references in Endless Eight doesn't make it a good show. For a person to enjoy that arc you either would have to be masochistic or an extreme fan of the show.

    I understood everything about Endless Eight (just like every show I watch) but I don't think it was good. If it lasted half of the episodes it would have been good but 8 episodes is way too much.

    PS. Other then a few moments the last arc wasn't that good either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Three-quarters of /b/ also claims to have an IQ of 140, so you're in good company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They could have done this *endless suffering* effect using just THREE episodes.

    Heck, they could have done this using just half an episode. I'm sure if it was a SHAFT production they'll do this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i swear if they had just highlighted a particular event in each of the 8 episodes it would of been bearable but they just rushed through the 2 weeks in 20 minutes over and over, such a fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, it doesn't matter. I can appreciate such things just fine, but you can't justify 8 episodes in a row that are almost the same. That's way overstretching the limit. Also, fans of the first season of Haruhi, and/or the novel are more mad because Kadokawa sacrificed potential good story arcs for 5-6 unnecassary episodes of Endless Eight(2-3 would have been fine), than they are mad about having to watch those episodes, I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    most people don't give a shit about the mystical/metaphysical crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Haruhi is a bitch. Kyon shoulda dropped her pussy ass God power shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think your tiny brain is so full of shit you don't even recongnize the taste of crap when it's stuffed down your throat.
    But it's okay, because we need people like you to feed studio who give us other non-crappy anime.
    Enjoy your endless watching.

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    Comment by Shuu
    23:45 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bitch got troll'd.

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    Comment by SenseiSyaoranLi
    21:21 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes, Kyoany punish!! punish!!

    DVD endless eight not much sales

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And once again,KyoAni were just doing as Kadokawa told them to,and therefore Kadokawa are the one's to blame.I'm getting tired of saying this.STOP BLAMING KYOANI!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    moe rhymes with shit

    oh wait,


    moe is shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess most people would buy the earlier episodes of the arc. The interesting sales will be the DVD containing Episode 3-7.

    Comment by HyperKnuckles99
    02:09 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last two episodes episodes could sell just as good (worse) as the first dvd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is DVD only.. right? how about BD? I mean not only for this show but for other show as well. I really want to see BD - DVD sales comparison.

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    Comment by maxchain
    20:25 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hated Queen's Blade with a passion, and I'm genuinely disappointed that this outsold the latest DVD by such a huge margin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is just for this week so the other shows on that list probably came out earlier and sales go down the longer it is out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, when has ecchi anime ever had a masterpiece story?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The first Negima anime was a total piece of shit. Negima Neo or Negima!? was funny as hell and the OAD's are sweet. Manga is awesome too.

    02:44 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bing-bong, here's your WINNAR! :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dick Slap

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He asked for anime masterpiece .. thus you just failed yourselves.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    22:03 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get away from me you HIV carrier.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Negima manga is a masterpiece haha. Sekire was also an ecchi anime with a decent plot. Does Sailor moon count? haha cause back in the day, that could be risque.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    elfen lied, city hunter :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    golden boy

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    Comment by Streifen
    01:09 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Iketeru Futari
    Iketeru Keiji
    Nana by Hanaharu Naruko

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm still shocked he said Negima...

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