It's already dropping in Amazon ranking despite just being aired (from 33 to 34). Before the airing, it was around 40. So there is hardly any airing boost at all for ep 10.
When ep 8 was aired, it jumped from 120 to 40 then to 20. I think people preordering after the new episode aired is counteracted by people who canceled their preorders.
We may wait till their evening but I doubt it can fire up the people who actually spend money.>>1782318
Romance does not sell, period. And the people who are in the anime industry are not good at it, at all. The two mentioned above, Usagi drop sold like 3000 copies.
Honey Clover sold around 10k which is a good number for a romance drama (almost the best you can get) but it's nowhere a big hit (I consider 30K+) and that's
10 years ago when serious animes (without strong moe or bl subtext) still somewhat sells. Look at past years top sellers. Hibike will sell like 1/10 of love live and
the best thing that can happen to it is KyoAni making another shitty romance drama film that bomb as hard as tamago.