Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is a highly popular sci-fi romance comedy spanning many books, several anime, and even a game, that’s why it’s a surprise the author has just announced their newest novel, Hero Onii Chan to Last Boss Imouto, is getting cancelled after only the first volume.
Making the unfortunate revelation today on his Twitter account, the author says the series, which began barely two weeks ago, has to be ceased due to poor sales. It makes you wonder how bad the sales were that it has to be cancelled after only the first volume, and so soon at that. That author says he saw it coming though.
He apologizes and says he wants to try to release what he’s already written, but if it doesn’t work out, then there’s nothing he can do.
It makes us wonder what the world is coming to if a light novel about imouto with onii-chan is not an instant hit. Based on the cover artwork for the book, we can presume it may have something to do with an absence of visual gratuity, and also that people don’t want to see glasses heroines these days.
Megane are not as popular as they once may have been, and many otaku today can’t recognize the greatness of girls in glasses.
And don’t forget the imouto market is already saturated and wildly competitive as it is. Readers of light novel series are probably more interested in underage incest action like Eromanga Sensei rather than witty parodies of classic Japanese television.