Our correspondent Kona-chan (tukasakagami) just informed us that thanks to Lucky Star and its usage of the shrine at the Town of Washimyiya, Saitama, they have gained 10 billion yen in total thanks to the Lucky Star Phenomenon.
We all know that Otaku from all over Japan travels to the shrine thanks to the success of the anime. The highest number of visitors reached 450,000.
Knowing that aside from the New Years Pilgrimage, usually people don’t really care to go to shrines in Japan. But thanks to Lucky Star, the amount of visitors going to the shrine has been amazing.
A certain Mr. Sakata sold sweet buns to the visitors.
Cards of the Hiiragi sisters were sold for great success.
The number of people increased 50000 to 1400000 in ’08.
Just goes to show the power of anime, eh?
For rest of the facts and stats, see Manichi JP.