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How would one go about letting a Series creator know we want another season of an anime?
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GheyDeer wrote:

Firebomb their house.


So pro, they can't make another season if they r dead
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johnathanrs wrote:

To give you a honest answer, would be fair. The truth is, it does not matter.

If you want a honest understanding of the manga industry works, watch a new anime series called Bakuman. It is basically about two young wannabe manga developers, and how they are attempting to become professionals. The story is very accurate when it comes towards how hard it is to publish a manga. Without the manga being established, the anime will never come into maturation.

It is all based around sales--to be blunt. If the manga is not popular, it will be dropped and never published. If a manga becomes popular enough, it is turned into a animation--how it works. The only exception to this rule is scripts like for movies.

The bottom line, the only way you will see another season of that favorite anime of yours, is if there is money being made for it. How is money made from anime? Merchandise, Ratings from television, exc. Watching it on a pirated site only hurts the company and artists, because the revenue only goes to the people who own that site, not the artists. CR is the exception, and the online site that is legitly streaming anime beside Hulu, theanimenetwork. Although, it is unknown how much they are giving back to the publishers themselves. Neither releases their numbers seeing how they are privately held companies.

+A note: A anime series is considered a hit if it sells 10,000 copies. Things subtract from this if it gets licensed, let's say from cartoon network, and then things like businesses pay money to the networks for commercial air time, exc. Also, most companies pay networks to air their programs, hoping to get a ROI.


Just some corrections.

Sales isn't the only deciding factor. There's also factors like how much the anime raised the original form's sales (ie increase in manga sales due to the anime), and TV ratings (depending on the time slot - it doesn't matter much for late night anime). The quality of content that would be included in the next season is also important.

Also, in regards to second seasons 5,000+ copies is probably more accurate than 10,000. Recently, some animes selling only 3,000 or less have been getting second seasons.
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