This episode, in short, tells you everything you need to know about the manga/comic book industry/market in less than 20 minutes. I won’t go in depth on this episode because it needs to be seen in order to be understood. I bet Illogicalzen and Marina-chan will have a filed day with this episode.
I will say this much, The facts humorously stated in this episode can be applied to not only comics, but other entertainment media as well, such as wrestling, soaps, sitcoms, even reality TV (As painful as it was to type that). The point is to always target the majority, while occasionally catering to the internet critics. As much as I can’t stand hetero harems these days, that’s where most of the money comes from in anime. I don’t know so much about manga profit though but you get the point. Even if you please the smaller percentage of internet critics, you won’t exactly make a profit if the casual audience, which is the larger majority, loses interest. This doesn’t apply to niche companies though.
Anyway, there’s more discussed in this episode and more induced laughter by the conflicting mindsets of I and Y. I is lamer than Y, so I’ll keep calling her Rosa Sharapova instead.
Lastly, Marina-chan and I agreed to address this show as an “orderly chaotic” anime rather than mindless insanity. Yes, the show’s random and insane, but…the madness not only makes sense but can be seen as symbolism fuel. The skinned alien chickens, the bleeding robotic bread and even the domination of manzines. Everything has a meaning and that’s what I like about some mindless comedy anime, which is also why I’m still confused why SHAFT didn’t pick this show up. Look, I know the -gatari series will net you a truckload of cash but don’t lose sight of what makes you awesome doods.
Great episode, but I hope next week’s won’t make me sound as preachy. By the way. Is it just me or does Rosa Sharapova remind anyone else of an internet critic?