- Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:52 am
JGZinv wrote:Plus there's the thing that non-OVA Tenchi doesn't qualify as canon, so people get a giant burr up their bums.
If you're wondering where I'm pulling that from, it's the comments on Ai as it came out.
For "hardcore" Tenchi fans yea, but Ai was also made with the intent of getting out to the modern Otaku as well, and if the holy land twitter is anything to go by, the show did VERY well, Yuki and Rui are probably just as popular as any of the other girls at this point.
The perception of "the Japanese like" has always been a flawed narrative.
A small group of hardcore "Canon" fans don't float a franchise, they're always the ones that are the most vocal, lets do some math.
126,919,659 is the number of people in Japan
But we'll be nice and lower that number to JUST the number of people in Tokyo which is 13,185,502.
Now lets cut that in half, again, just because, which is 6,592,751
And hell, lets cut that down by 4, for the people who might be interested in Anime and Manga, but only casually
Kajishima generally makes anywhere from 200 to 600 doujins.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the idea that "Well the Japanese know and we don't" has never held any water. Yea there are novels, but again, those novels aren't "Tokyo Best Sellers" and I doubt even a fraction of the people who might watch the show will even bother to get them, but that's just conjecture at this point, what this whole fandom was founded on.
OVA4 was only greenlit because Ai did well, period, Negishi said himself that Miura did not have faith that Tenchi could even go again, not even in 90 second intervals, he wouldn't greenlit an expensive direct to DVD/BD series "because the fans want it".
It's not that that is what the Japanese fans want, it's that that is all the Japanese fans (and by proxy the world) are going to get.
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