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Kill Me Baby’s 686 Twitter Avatars: “One For Each Buyer”

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The official Kill Me Baby site has published 686 Twitter avatars for fans of the anime – one for every person who bought a copy of the first volume of the anime, marking perhaps the first time an anime has been masochistic enough to make light of its own dismal sales figures.

Despite enjoying a modest following and being well regarded, sales of the show’s first volume were almost at levels low enough to shame distributors into not publishing any number at all – something which seems to have stung the producers into providing the avatars.

The official rationale is that it is a celebration of the show’s Twitter account reaching 10,000 followers, and a shrewd one at that, as it swiftly earned them several thousand more followers, not that this ratio of followers to buyers is particularly inspiring.

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The gesture has also been hailed as an example of “godly” customer service – with a unique avatar now provided for every buyer.

The icons are available on their site (and are of course suitable for using on other sites as well).

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