Chainsaw Man’s Blu-Ray Sales Are A Bad Sign For Season 2
Chainsaw Man was one of the biggest anime of 2022, but its Blu-ray sales have been surprisingly low, and that could be bad for its Season 2 chances.
Chainsaw Man recently released its first Blu-ray in Japan, and its sales are a terrific sign for Season 2. Chainsaw ManThe anime was heavily hyped even before it was officially announced, and when it finally premiered, it quickly became a huge hit for its stellar story, amazing animation from Studio MAPPA, and how effortlessly the anime was able to invoke a cinematic feel to it. with the series being influenced by western cinema. The anime was easily one of the biggest hits of the fall 2022 season, if not 2022 as a whole, and when it ended, people were quick to wonder when season 2 would air.
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With how much success Tatsuki Fujimoto Chainsaw Man was, it would be easy enough for season 2 to be anything but sure, but it might not be that easy according to sales figures in Japan (tweeted by Chainsaw Man fan @SxFisthebest). The first Blu-ray for Chainsaw Man Season 1 was released recently and its sales are surprisingly low for how big a hit it should have been. Because of this, there is a surprisingly high probability Chainsaw Man may not be renewed for a second season.
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Chainsaw Man’s Blu-Ray & DVD sales are lower than other anime
In his first week Chainsaw ManThe first Blu-ray and DVD release, it only managed to sell a total of 1,735 discs, and this is particularly low compared to other anime. Licorice recoil and Bocchi the Rock! sold over 23,000 and 21,000 copies respectively, and about other Shonen Jump anime, Spy X Family sold 9,169 copies in 2019 as well Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Jujutsu Kaisen both sold over 28,000 and 26,000 copies, respectively (via Reddit). All this makes it clear that despite the positive reception, Chainsaw ManIts commercial sales have managed to fall incredibly flat.
Chainsaw ManIts poor sales, of course, bode poorly for its chances of being renewed for a second season. While Blu-ray and DVD sales aren’t the ultimate deciding factor in an anime’s longevity, they still play a big part in it, so Chainsaw Man Having such small sales, especially compared to other anime, may prevent it from being renewed. Nothing has been said yet about a possible season 2, but for now, the chances of that happening aren’t high.
Why Were Chainsaw Man’s Blu-Ray & DVD Sales So Bad?
Studio MAPPA’s Chainsaw ManSales being so low is definitely a problem, but that begs the question of why they were so low in the first place. While the art and animation were both great, at the same time, the color palette often felt rather muted, and the animation, aside from often using obvious CGI, didn’t always capture the fast, bombastic action of the manga. known for. These factors could easily make one feel like the anime didn’t live up to all the hype it was getting, so they could have played a part in keeping people from buying Blu-ray and DVD, especially with all the stiff competition of his season. .
Another issue, oddly enough, could be the cinematic approach taken with the anime. His manager Chainsaw Man The anime said they avoided doing Chainsaw Man very anime-like due to the series’ western influences (via My Anime List), and that could have been a double-edged sword. While Chainsaw ManThe western cinematic influence gave it an extremely unique feel, for die-hard anime fans, the lack of anime-esque elements could feel jarring as it wouldn’t conform to what they were looking for, thus killing any incentive to buy the physical media. That would be a terrible reason Chainsaw Mansales on flounder, but alas, it looks like it might be.