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our fears has come true!
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The horror o_o
Posted 1/29/09 , edited 1/29/09

holy_may wrote:

Your point is?

He needs to study about journalism, anime marketing, international copyright and licensing on anime, anime industry, and the history of anime subculture, before he can even come up something remotely intelligent and/or relevant regarding this article.

It's so utterly pathetic, that I'm taking over this topic as an act of mercy.

I've been reviewing this report put together by the Japan Fair Trade Commission regarding on the state of the domestic animation industry in Japan for quite some times now, but the report was in its original Japanese PDF format and makes translating a pain:
http://www.jftc.go.jp/pressrelease/09.january/090123.pdf(7 pages of outline)
http://www.jftc.go.jp/pressrelease/09.january/090123houkokusyo01.pdf(61 pages of part 1)
http://www.jftc.go.jp/pressrelease/09.january/090123houkokusyo02.pdf(don't even bother part 2)

The report was released by ANN in this news earlier this year:



Now, I've several points to make that all contributed to the pitiful state of anime industry that it's in:

1. Low production quality due to lack of originality and creativity on anime series based on existing works = anime no longer being made as intellectual artworks, but rather as animated advertisements.

2. Corporate ownership of anime production companies and studios by their parent Japanese publishing companies = anime creators can't make original animes even if they wanted to.

3. Subcontracting anime production fund from the corporate publishing companies that own the anime production companies and studios through advertising companies, Japanese TV stations, and finally to the anime production companies and studios owned by the corporate publishing companies = the corporate publishing companies get their money back, while the anime production companies and studios got paid next to nothing for their works.

And this is the final strike on the last nail that seals the coffin,

4. Unregulated release & distribution of illegal digital duplication of copyrighted & licensed anime on the internet in the form of illegitimate fansubs = global anime market saturation due to copyright infringing anime piracy by anime leeches throughout the world.

My congratulation to the internet fansub groups and their supporters all over the world: your meaningless competition among yourselves, arrogant refusal to the pleads made by the anime industry, selfish indulgence on cheap entertainments, and immoral double standard on your right to steal, had finally shown the rest of us anime fans just how utterly ignorant, immature, and shallow you all are. When you destroyed the last chance for the anime companies to reclaim their hopes, dreams, dignities, respects, and just about everything else that were stolen by anime piracy. The anime fans around the world are forever in your dept.[/heavy sarcasm]
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Posted 1/29/09 , edited 1/29/09
I was laughing while reading the article.

Sooner or later there will be not a single anime series be brought over Japan (other than the MAINSTREAM ones) to other places such as US/Canada/other.

We can only blame ourselves and the worldwide recession we're all experiencing...

Oh well, I'll just have to find another hobby to do when that times comes.
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Posted 1/29/09
It can't be help... We are experiencing global recession right now so I'm not surprise that the anime industry is affected too.
Posted 1/29/09
Hope this recession ends and fansubbing cools down soon so the industry can get back on track.
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superninjaboy wrote:

Hope this recession ends and fansubbing cools down soon so the industry can get back on track.


Along as there is a need for fanubs it will never cool down.
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Posted 1/29/09
im not that surprised. with all the illegal fansubs and the recession going on now, of course those companies would lose money. that'll suck if they stop distributing anime to other countries in the next few years.
Posted 1/29/09 , edited 1/29/09
And I should be upset...because?

Anime isn't everything, maybe I can finally have a social life
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Posted 1/29/09
well nothing we can do about it
Posted 1/29/09

Anyien wrote:


superninjaboy wrote:

Hope this recession ends and fansubbing cools down soon so the industry can get back on track.


Along as there is a need for fanubs it will never cool down.


Good point and I guess fansubbing will just increase if anime becomes isolated to it's native country.
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Posted 1/29/09
sooner or later...
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OH-MEE-GAWSHHH!
Liek I'm Sooo Going Too Kill Myself! =/
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I don't really care that much....
Posted 1/29/09
This made me laugh.
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this topic really ruined my day...but I'll shook it off..
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