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Do you think that the anime industry is dying?
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Posted 1/20/13 , edited 1/21/13
I recently just saw a video about whether or not the anime industry is in jeopardy or not and it got me wondering, which ended up gettting me curious about what users on a site that helped support the anime industry was thinking as well.

Link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGj7pmb93A
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Posted 1/20/13
the companies like cr and others doing subs and simulcast, i personally think the dubbing is dying not anime in general

maybe anime as a whole is dying in the west but each season most shows are picked up by said companies so i can't really see it

I don't have any stats and numbers so no one really can know but cr seems to be thriving pretty well.

you have plenty of people wanting MOAR anime on this site, pretty apparent with threads
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It's dying because people are self-entitled pricks (usually American - that's where most of the Western fans are) who'd rather get it for free.

Sites like Netflix and CR are the perfect middle ground for me. I don't waste loads of cash on dvds for one.
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it's dying in terms of creativity. otherwise no it's going on strong
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Posted 1/20/13 , edited 1/20/13
Interesting video. Well, I pay for a subscription to CR and that's it. I'm a college student and was raised to be a penny pincher. I don't buy DVDs or Blue-rays for anime unless I really love that anime- not many have passed that threshold or are too new to be released in the US. The same goes for movies from here as well. I'm also not really one for buying merchandise.

As for it dying, I doubt that in all honest. Perhaps if those DVD/Blue-rays weren't so expensive though...
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Posted 1/20/13

uhohimdead wrote:

it's dying in terms of creativity. otherwise no it's going on strong



Whoa, you are a mind reader!
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I see a lot of this on facebook - "like this page, support this anime", but that really doesn't support the anime.

I don't feel that it's dying, but I feel that it's changing, just as manga is changing. (Backgrounds and tones and similar have less work put into them because mangaka can't afford the same number of assistants because everyone just reads online now adays anyway... ect ect) Though anime quality seems to be improving.
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uhohimdead wrote:

it's dying in terms of creativity. otherwise no it's going on strong


I wouldn't really say that. there are a lot of good anime, they're just not talked about because they're not really that popular.
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Posted 1/20/13

EJHicks wrote:

Interesting video. Well, I pay for a subscription to CR and that's it. I'm a college student and was raised to be a penny pincher. I don't buy DVDs or Blue-rays for anime unless I really love that anime- not many have passed that threshold or are too new to be released in the US. The same goes for movies from here as well. I'm also not really one for buying merchandise.

As for it dying, I doubt that in all honest. Perhaps if those DVD/Blue-rays weren't so expensive though...



I completely agree with dvd/blu rays being expensive, I once tried to find out how much the complete season of Gurren Lagann would cost me. Once I saw the price I just gave up on trying to support the industry through buying dvd's and blu rays.
Posted 1/20/13
It's overly saturated with filth and ripoffs. Once in a while, we get something that momentarily distracts our expectations.
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It's not dying, but it sure does have a lot of High School animes and Pedophiles in them now and days, guess that's what passes as "edgy".
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Damn, i hope not! I just got into it!
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thepeaguy wrote:

It's dying because people are self-entitled pricks (usually American - that's where most of the Western fans are) who'd rather get it for free.

Sites like Netflix and CR are the perfect middle ground for me. I don't waste loads of cash on dvds for one.


I just disagree with your statement about Americans. I and a lot of the fans who in America pay for CR. There are probally more US fans that post comments on shows and or forums than any other country.Second probally more US fans than other countries on CR.I in fact have more than one paid anime sub.If wasnt for us Americans who do pay for licensing CR and a lot of Anime might not even make it out of Japan.let alone having TAN Funimation CR.I suppose no other country has people downloading anime legally.


Its more the way anime is licensed with the publishers and country's licensing.
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Posted 1/20/13

Carnagepool wrote:

It's not dying, but it sure does have a lot of High School animes and Pedophiles in them now and days, guess that's what passes as "edgy".

I for one would like to see any actual proof of this perception that their are more high school anime and "Pedophiles" now on average than in the past. Most people that are called on to do so will cite as examples anime that span many seasons and years, filtered by the lens of enduring popularity.

How about a less biased look at what was actually going on in the earlier years of this century?:
http://chartfag.wordpress.com/2000-2007-charts/

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Posted 1/20/13

Kaizaman wrote:

I recently just saw a video about whether or not the anime industry is in jeopardy or not and it got me wondering, which ended up gettting me curious about what users on a site that helped support the anime industry was thinking as well.

Link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGj7pmb93A

So i watched the video and doing what it says. I have 3 subscriptions.

The companies that got out of it should let somebody else have the rights.But was not mentioned new companies are coming out that may have an interest in distribution here.Some people coplain about Funimation but at least they anime with western and political themes.

Not mentined in the video the sales went down after the economies went boom! and still have to make a comeback.

CR went way out of their way to pick up many animes this year and I think that is from more subscribers.So we have more titles than ever.
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