We all love anime, (and if you dont, your in the wrong website), but many anime companies are going out of business, and it is because of US. these companys are spending money to create these animes, but because everyone is downloading the anime off the internet, they are getting little money in return, and are going out of business.
if we wish for anime to survive, we have to support our anime companys. if every anime fan bought just a single anime dvd, then the anime companys would be making enough money to stay in business.
recently, i would have nvr considered buying an anime season on dvd. but then i heard about how many anime companys are in danger of going out of business, INCLUDING the company that licenses Naruto Shipuden. that would mean there would be no more naruto if it went out of business. so if a company that popular was at risk, then imagine how many other companys are in the same jam.
so the answer is simple: support anime by doing something like buying a single anime season on dvd, and we might save the industry
i don't the answer is that simple and it is unlikely to succeed. we as fans and costumers should not be expected to prop up an industry that refuses to innovate and adapt to the modern digital age. one of the reason they are losing money is because these companies can't compete with the speed and reliability of the fannsubbers. the companies should find a way to get there content out quicker.
also the anime industry like all entertainment industry are in transition to the digital age so a few should be expected to go under