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Post Reply "Anime will die in 10 years" True or false?
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Posted 2/1/13
Voice actors for anime get payed less than Wal Mart employees. Nuff said.
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Posted 2/1/13
Unless Japan suddenly ceases to exist, Anime will still be around. As long as there's fans that will buy stuff, Anime will continue to exist. I've been an Anime fan for more than 10 years and show no signs of slowing down.
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Posted 2/3/13
Anime has been around for a while and has seen more action lately if anything. People said books would die out soon and people still buy books. Honestly if it did disappear I wouldn't know what to do with myself. I spend a lot of time watching...
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Posted 2/3/13 , edited 2/3/13
Answer to main question:

Nope, Naruto will still be going on then and it will become the one with the longest commercial run of a comic book series ever. (10 years from now.)
Anime is very much alive. Hit me up in the future so you can thank me. lol
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Posted 2/3/13
False, anime will never die.
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Posted 2/3/13
I would not be surprised if the Anime industry dies in the next decade, as the NEET population that mostly keeps it afloat can only last so long.
However, I would not be surprised if it makes it, as the increasing amount of money from outside of japan will end up picking up some of the slack, and the whole culture is spreading.
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51 / F / Pittsfield, Ma.
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Posted 2/11/13
RIDICULOUS! Anime will never die.
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Posted 2/11/13
of course its false,
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25 / M / Gilbert, AZ
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Posted 2/12/13
False, 'nough said.
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18 / M / Ctf_2fort
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Posted 2/12/13
Its like others have said, anime has gotten to be very well known and it would take some thing really big to wipe it off the earth. I can't speak if the quality will degrade over those years, but I fully think that anime will stay around longer than 10 years.
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Posted 2/13/13
It will live on foreverrrr!
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Posted 2/16/13
Obviously false.
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18 / M / Scarborough, England
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Posted 2/16/13
If it did I don't know what I'd do!
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Posted 2/18/13
FALSE D:<
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Posted 2/19/13 , edited 2/19/13
Piracy has always been and always will be a concern to entertainment markets. Sure, the scale of piracy and the relative ease of obtaining pirated products has been massively increased with the coming of the internet and file sharing services, but this kid is massively overstating their impact on the market's viability.

He is assigning blame to piracy for the decline of a luxury market during a period of economic recession. He even cites 2006 as the turning point, the time when things stopped rising and soon after began to decline for anime. And as I'm sure most remember there was a particularly interesting and seriously distressing series of economic events the following year which could just as easily have impacted the sales of luxury items like anime DVDs, manga, and cable television subscriptions.

It's a pretty bold claim he makes, and he makes it with absolutely no supporting data. I'd be quicker to blame the recession for a decline in anime/manga sales and viewership of cable anime lineups such as Toonami than I would to blame piracy for these declines. That seems an infinitely more intuitive choice considering piracy is not new and P2P file sharing services predate the recession by a long shot. BitTorrent represented a massive proportion of online traffic well before 2007, so I'm not buying the "teh piracy eet haz exploded gaiz" argument he's selling.

The market is adapting to the reality of illegal streams, scans, and file sharing services, but business models are stubborn things and take time to fully adapt to new technology. Online streaming services aren't especially old, with YouTube (2005), Hulu (2007), Crunchyroll (2006), and Netflix (started streaming on demand in 2007) representing some of the most common names. And while the economic downturn has been harmful indeed to the anime industry, I hardly believe that it has dealt a lethal blow.

In short, this kid has not presented an especially convincing argument.
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