Good Smile Company’s Sengoku Nadeko, so so pre-ordered. Like I could help it right?
It astonishes me how well Bakemonogatari is doing, it seems to defy the moé craze, it has so many puns and Japanese word associations that are hard to translate, it has walls of text, it seems to have a lot of the stuff many people wouldn’t like. Yet despite it, it’s incredibly successful and as far as I can tell didn’t have the merchandising hit the market till after the fact. Which to me indicates the producers didn’t think it would be the hit it is, and/or didn’t feel the need to hype it up. Now of course, after the fact, there’s an obvious demand and where there’s an empty space in a market there’s money to be made. It occurs to me after writing that first sentence however, that the hard to translate puns and word associations really are only a foreign market problem. I guess the only true reason this series has done so well, beyond the fact that it’s quite good, is that the moé craze is pretty crap, there’s nothing of worth within it.
At any rate, Nadeko was an obvious pre-order, I don’t think there’s much to be said at this point. Will there be much to say when I receive her? Probably not, everyone else is so much faster! I will say just one little thing though in agreement with Ashlotte, baggy pants, that is all.