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INTEREST: Danmachi Dōjinshi Event Has Disappointing Turn Out


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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:01 pm Reply with quote
Too much Hestia, not enough Lilli.
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Foxaika



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:03 pm Reply with quote
Hanging by a string, ha I get it. Wink
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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:09 pm Reply with quote
From the get-go. I said that this show would be another flash in the pan waifu-debate fest. Hate to say I told you so, but...
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Via_01



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:11 pm Reply with quote
I like the show... but space for 100 circles? That's too much. It is popular, yeah, it is selling well, yeah, Hestia is our goddess and savior, yeah, but expectations were just too high. That's a space designed for Touhou or KanColle events, not for a single light novel series.
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infamoustakai



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:18 pm Reply with quote
Is it hanging by a string? I'd say no if you guys are posting articles like this. I'd say it's as strong as ever.
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mangamuscle



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:24 pm Reply with quote
The simple reality is that Hestia is but one character, to have one event devoted only to it you either need a plethora of characters (touhou, kancolle) or you need a genre that spans several series/movies (zombies, superheroes). But that does not mean that danmachi is any less popular than yesterday.

I could be wrong since I do not live in japan nor I am a fan a this kind of events, but I do not remember ever hearing such an event being done for Ah! Megami-sama which was very popular back in the day. This reeks of someone using Hestia to organize his/her own doujinshi event and it blowing in his/her face.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Well, it looks like that that they will have to bust out some other ideas.
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traveling



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:34 pm Reply with quote
The LN sales week-to-week speak for themselves. I've yet to watch the series, but this news doesn't convince the series isn't popular.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:36 pm Reply with quote
Now this is a cliffhanger, the popularity is holding by a small string. Lets see if the popularity will still be around by the time Summer Comiket arrives.
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Paulo27



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Good. Just let it die.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:47 pm Reply with quote
It got enough circles at Comic1*9, but to try and organize an entire event around one character is ridiculous. I doubt it's losing popularity though, just someone ran into this without thinking ahead.
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:50 pm Reply with quote
Sounds like someone in a suit thought "I saw 100 different Hestia homage/parody pics on twitter, therefore there must be 100 doujin groups just waiting for the chance to write & sell fanfic if only we give them a venue."
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kevinx59



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:04 pm Reply with quote
Yeah... I mean, I love Hestia and Danmachi's my favorite anime of the season so far but this seems like overkill. Then again, I have no idea how these events are supposed to work.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:46 pm Reply with quote
It seems that the DanMachi crew must've depended on Hestia a bit too much for their event to be a showstopper.

However, I don't think it's the end of them. Perhaps it was just a slow day and they just got unlucky?
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:49 pm Reply with quote
That map is so sad.
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