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i found this kind of interesting dont know if this been posted or not. it kind of makes me glad im a premium user on Crunchyroll. and somehow support the industry .

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/23/national/to-survive-anime-must-adapt-but-not-too-much/#.UYUWAsrxzQ8
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I buy anime dvds when I can afford. I also plan on subbing to crunchyroll. I hope to at least contribute a bit to this great medium that I highly enjoy!
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I started paying for this site yesterday so I could support anime. It kills me to see anime like Beelzebub and others just stop.
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Honestly, I never see the anime market failing. Even if they see a drop in sales... I think there are more anime fans then ever TBH

If it does start to fail, I'll rob a bank and devote all of it to japan's anime industry ^^
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Lol it would take a long time for it to all out fail at this point, and if it ever did, there are still TONS of shows to watch, and even more manga to read. While it would be sad, I think I'd be okay.


To add to that, trust me though, it's not dying any time soon. I go to conventions every year and it always amazes me how many people there are. Sales might drop a bit, but there will always be tons of fans.
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Maybe if they would actually market internationally properly they would make more money out of us, having to wait upto a year+ to buy popular series over here is not a good way to make money when pirates'll have an equally good copy up within 3 days. Evangelion 3.0 Im looking at you here
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I already buy a lot of anime stuff, but you never know where that money really goes... hopefully not down the drain.
Only thing that I never ever support again is DVD. DVD is dead. Bring on BD's!
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mipegg wrote:

Maybe if they would actually market internationally properly they would make more money out of us, having to wait upto a year+ to buy popular series over here is not a good way to make money


This is an excellent point. I have made a similar point about anime marketing for years and years. It's a competitive market and, at the moment, piracy is a part of that competition. Japan simply must re-think how they market their product world wide. The current restrictions are economic suicide.

You can't stop piracy with the same failed propaganda and tactics that were used in the drug wars.
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Hairbelly wrote:


mipegg wrote:

Maybe if they would actually market internationally properly they would make more money out of us, having to wait upto a year+ to buy popular series over here is not a good way to make money


This is an excellent point. I have made a similar point about anime marketing for years and years. It's a competitive market and, at the moment, piracy is a part of that competition. Japan simply must re-think how they market their product world wide. The current restrictions are economic suicide.

You can't stop piracy with the same failed propaganda and tactics that were used in the drug wars.


Its not just japan and anime, its most old forms of media. "Piracy is a service problem" - Gabe Newall. If you cant offer a better service than the pirates, who are doing it for free, why should anyone pay for your product. You need to be faster, higher quality and offer premium content compared to the pirates as well as making it easier. Take video games, you know whats easier than downloading a .iso, burning it to a disk, running it to play a game? Installing steam and downloading it instantly then playing it. Yet for anime its, well you can wait 6 months and maybe we'll liscence it, then you'll wait another few months, order the DVD, wait for it to be delivered and finally watch it compared to download the torrent and play it instantly. SEe the problem now japan?
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It's great that people remain dedicated by purchasing licensed anime BD/DVD and Crunchyroll subscription.

@Hairbelly @mipegg
Lifting restriction alone will not make things better for business. For fans, anime is time-sensitive media content and we always dig hot latest show from Japan than a show that came out 2~3 years ago. What about shows older than 5 years? Don't they deserve the same attentions as new shows as well?

It's all about marketing that needs everyone's attention, not just anime fans. Just because fans have plenty of downloads and streaming options, that doesn't mean that it'll get a blip on mainstream radar.

Let pretend that legitimate version of Evagelion 3.33 was released in other countries at the same time as Japan. Do you think that fans all over the world will buy a copy of his or her own? Of course not. Despite its unprecedented massive marketing, not everyone in Japan watched, rent, or bought the movie, so what makes other countries more special? Even if they watched pirated video, a lot of fans still will not buy a copy or related merchandises.

Reality is that most people don't spend money on anime and its related merchandises. It's not their priority spending. Chances are, they are likely pre-order some video games than pre-ordering latest anime merchandise. Out of several million young people who watched latest anime shows, how many people actually spend $60 or more on merchandise based from one anime franchise alone? Not much.
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