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What Do You Think Anime Can Do To Reach Primetime?
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Posted 12/22/13
I don't want it to reach primetime
Posted 12/22/13
I'm comfortable watching my shows right here on the internet, and I'm hoping cable dies out to streaming services anyway. I like to watch what I want and when I want without (much) limitation or worrying about terrible hardware or software. That and I prefer subbed series over dubbed. The only series I enjoyed dubbed are some of the ones I saw dubbed first. More than likely I wouldn't catch it on television.

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Posted 12/22/13

Anime is already on major networks- TV Tokyo is the major network. Anime is made FOR Japanese television not for US television- we have our own animation in America that gets on major networks. When’s the last time you saw an imported episodal show aired on one of those major networks? Major networks in the US have plenty of writers, ideas, advertising dollars, and audience with what they’ve got they don’t need nor want to import shows from Japan. They want some control of what they air- and to air any episodes of _____anime series they have to license the entire 25 episodes. And that’s risky- since boobs, $@[email protected] and panties could just happen anywhere, and G-rated kids stuff doesn’t run on prime time anyway- that’s what Saturday morning is for, or the Cartoon Network’s afternoon-evening runs. It doesn’t matter how popular anime is; it’s always going to be a niche market. The size of the business deal it would take to get an American-Japanese partnership to produce a show for both markets is beyond anything the networks want to invest in. They’d just make their own show- and they do- that’s what the Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and My Little Ponies is. Why would you want imports to take over and destroy [what’s left of] the American animation industry? We’ve got the ability to watch all this stuff on demand whenever we want; a well established DVD and collectibles industry in the US, and a thriving visual novel and manga market. What’s wrong with that?
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I can't see it happening unless a segment of the anime industry shifts back to the hyper-realism of early Ghost in the Shell or Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. I know Ufotable (Kara no Kyoukai) and Gohands (Mardock Scramble) are capable of this, but it's not very mainstream. Basically, for the first couple titles, you'll have to create something that the average American can point to a poster of in public and not be embarrassed to say he or she finds it interesting.


Another good animation example by Gohands is Coppelion (minus most of the character designs):


(Spoilered only because it's a distracting .gif, no actual spoilers or anything).

You'll have to break through with something like that before general audiences will reach an acceptance stage, I think. After that you can hit them with anything good to see if it sticks, but you need to beat the initial intransigence first.

The first cour of Texhnolyze would be another good example, although the first episode is a bit artsy.
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I agree with above.

If its animation is close to some realism it might get primetime slot but as a whole I doubt it when it comes to the US , To the mass market, its just cartoons.

Indeed it is on major TV Network in Japan but then again , not everyone watches anime.Kids may watch it becuase they have educational ones but as soon as they hit teens, it may not be the in thing to do lol.
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Posted 12/22/13

supasoggyrolle wrote:
What do you think anime creators can do, as a whole, to make something like that happen?


Anime / manga needs to be a niche in order to prosper. It needs to be away from mainstream media outside Japan, IMO, and not pull attention to itself, as it has been shown not to prosper in such outlets, especially after the mid-'00s glut.
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Posted 12/22/13
you know it's pretty much not on primetime in japan right?
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Posted 12/22/13
Not possible for American prime time. Not just for anime but for any cartoon other than what basically amounts to an animated sitcom (Family Guy, Simpsons, etc.)

For Americans as a whole, Cartoons either fall into things children watch, or things geeks watch. The reason prime time cartoons are different, as I said, is because they are satire of western civilization / American life, much like a sitcom is. That is the only reason.

Spongebob, My Little Pony, etc... are all Childrens' shows.
Whatever is on Adult Swim and occasionally comedy central, tends to deal with matters beyond the interests of the common American, so they are geek shows.

Anime falls in between those two spaces. It can be a geek show, it can be a childrens' show, or it can be a geeky childrens' show.
Naruto for example could be considered as a geeky childrens' show. It often portrays childish themes, and in Japan is considered suitable for children, but the majority of Naruto contains violence and plots that are generally unsuitable for American children, and thus is also a geeky show.

If you want an anime to make it to primetime, animate one of the hour long drama type shows usually on from 8pm-10pm, and maybe it can make it to prime time. Otherwise, it won't. Anything that goes into nerd territory is automatically seen as unsuitable for the majority of Americans.
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Posted 12/22/13
If Toonami does really well, I'd say we will be seeing anime on TV, more.
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Posted 12/23/13
Primetime is losing it's status in media! I rather have it on Toonami where they are trying to do a decent job.The lineup could be more varied but the earlier slots are going to movies more current anime! So I am fine with that.


There are so many niche media it's not funny! The Legend of Korra was in Primetime and suffered somewhat toward the end! Whetever it was the anime or the slot IDK


The current SYFY (SCi-FI) channel is a niche channel.I dont watch no more because really it has become a supernatural/ horror niche instead of SCI-FI

I dont think a new chaane(anime only ) wouls be succesful. You need lots of $$ and you would need Cable /Sat providers to carry it. They already have FUNI or AOD. Where they get direct $$ from viewers.


WE Have CR, Funi, Anime Network,Nico Nico Our range of options is immense! Besides if you miss a show in Prime you may not see it!

:Look at Hulu Plus, Netflix viewing when you want t is the way to go!

So it would be nice but the whole landscape has changed.There is one show I watched every week.My other choices change like the wind

Crunchyroll Streaming Service Surpasses 200,000 Premium Subscribers Nice but for Primetime?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/press-release/2013/03/26-1/crunchyroll-streaming-service-surpasses-200000-premium-subscribers
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Posted 12/23/13
I look at the question and ask - How much longer will we HAVE prime time TV? Between the deluge of "reality tv" crowding the airwaves, and the streaming services nowadays, the concept of a regular TV schedule may be dying anyhow. Plus now providers such as Netflix are first-running series on top of that.

I'm moving shortly, and plan to dump cable/dish in favor of streaming only. Tired of paying for programming I don't want.
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Posted 12/23/13
It's already been said, but television is a dying medium. It is going the way of radio. Streaming services are already creating their own content, it is just a matter of time until TV completely loses relevance.

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Posted 12/23/13
Its already mainstream in Japan, so I dont see why it would have to be mainstream in the USA to be in its Golden Age.
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