>this is one of the best selling anime franchises now
Explain me how this is possible
>how this is possible
1) Decent direction and art
2) Fan service
3) Slight contrived story and plot but better than most harems
4) Cute girls
What else is needed to sell nowadays? All the "patricians" who watch "good anime" only torrent it off nyaa or wherever the fuck and don't contribute to the market at all. The people that DO buy anime, buy shows like Monogatari
japanese like their harems
there's nothing more to it
even IS sold quite nicely while having zero actual substance in it
just deal with it
harem, fujobait and idol shows are where the money go nowadays
It's a harem that's easy for normalfags to enjoy. He has a normal boring relationship with one girl and they can say "I'm totally watching for the dialogue" and pretend they don't actually like harems. The anime also has a very high budget which helps.
Gee,I wonder OP.
Maybe you're also wondering why Free sold as much as it did.
Name something similar? Don't give me its a harem so its like every other harem because it fucking isn't.
It has been since 2009, what rock did crawl out from under?
Lots of people say things like cute girls, fanservice, etc., but that's stupid because most series have these things without even close to the success. The one thing it has that other shows don't is presentation, and even that's kind of a wash because most Shaft shows are similar.
Power of the bat.
This is literally the best single episode of anime ever made.
Bake on a whole might not be the best
but its e12 is the best single episode in history
in short: because you are a faggot