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Anime is Running Out of Ideas
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Posted 9/19/10

YuSooKey wrote:


Kagato666 wrote:

One of the major problems that the anime industry is having to deal with is a glut of too much anime. It went from 80-100 anime series/OVA's/movies a year in the 1990's to over 200 in 2006/7. Last year was still high at around 133 I think. When you are trying to create that much content a year, then that necessitates having to borrow ideas from other sources like manga/light novels. That in itself is fine, but when they turn those manga's/light novels into anime's before there is even enough existing content in those manga's/light novels then thats where the problems arise. They need to consolidate their efforts and release around third less anime a year. Doing so would allow each anime a greater portion of the anime money pie, allowing for greater budgets and quality each. imo


The real problem is the economics. The production companies are afraid to take a risk with some outside the box anime. They know that making a lot of something fans like, and are used to will work. Sales individually will be lower, but anything en masse can be profitable. When the economy in Japan and globally sees an upturn, there will also be a slight decrease in the number of short manga based titles and an increase in the more plot driven titles. The way I see it, there's no reason to complain. If you like a show, watch it and if not, then don't. Like others have been saying, every other form of entertainment media has gone in the unoriginal direction for quite a while so let's just wait and see. I personally don't mind because there's more to choose from and I don't take any show too seriously.




Both of you guys are on point, IMO! Like YuSooKey said, a LOT of anime is being cranked out every year; every year that I went to the TAF, I saw all kinds of titles on preview there. Also, on NarutoFan.com, I saw not only the titles I saw, but about a dozen more. There's so much, I have NO idea where to start, what to try, what to stick with...Kagato hit the nail on the head as well--the economy plays a major, major role. They're (the production companies) are trying to cover the cost of the stuff that's already out, as well as trying to pay for the stuff they're making, AND pay their employees! It's like trying to have a lot of chickens out in order to produce a lot of eggs...
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duh, anime lost its originality, they pretty much done everything, from fucked up series to heartwarming ones. lots of animes now have the same cliche lines like "i want to protect the ones close to me" or other lines that i can't think up right now. when you start watching anime, all series you watch will probably all seem good to u, but as you watch more, you'll see that they all clump up to the same thing and you won't be able to tell the difference between some of the series. there are a few series that are able to remain fresh, but most are still the same old drool.
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