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Are we as anime fans through CR really helping?
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ScandalStroll wrote:

Who is not here for anime?


Well technically I joined to find people to talk Gundam about.

...Not doing very well on that front.
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Let me tell you all what DOESN'T make an impact: Your rating of the show in the forums or review.
This is something I think a lot of kids really don't understand. What little information about its popularity the Japanese execs actually get- about the only thing they actually care about are did they sell enough licenses and how big was it, and little else. They utterly DO NOT CARE if you wrote a one star review and told other people on Crunchyroll to never watch it. Not only do they not care, they don't even know. They don't know and don't care what a 17 yearold on the internet in the US says about it, and never will. All they care about is selling licenses for MONEY. Nothing else.

Does anyone actually think this though??

Like I'm pretty sure people usually just write reviews because they want to share their opinions

Or, you know, to advise potential viewers as to whether or not they should bother watching something - in which case, if enough people see and believe those opinions, it actually might have an impact on popularity and sales and stuff

But I'm pretty sure literally no one has ever thought that they are destroying an anime's potential success by posting a negative review of it, so telling people to stop expressing their opinions on the internet because it doesn't REALLY matter is kind of ridiculous
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limeparadox wrote:

Does anyone actually think this though??

Like I'm pretty sure people usually just write reviews because they want to share their opinions

Or, you know, to advise potential viewers as to whether or not they should bother watching something - in which case, if enough people see and believe those opinions, it actually might have an impact on popularity and sales and stuff

But I'm pretty sure literally no one has ever thought that they are destroying an anime's potential success by posting a negative review of it, so telling people to stop expressing their opinions on the internet because it doesn't REALLY matter is kind of ridiculous


The only thing the execs care about, as I said, is HOW MANY LICENSES THEY SELL. That's IT.
It doesn't matter what you think, or what anyone else thinks. I wonder how you're "pretty sure" about what other people think... of course they're writing reviews and trashing shows on the forum to advise people, that's the whole point of discussion etc. You think negative reviews impact a show?
That's easily proven wrong every season- look at Rail Wars today, it has a ton of (rightly earned) one star reviews, one of which will be mine- and there it is in the top ten most popular viewing as I look this morning. Above Free! and Captain Earth and a bunch of other popular (and more highly rated) shows. You should keep an eye on which shows have the lowest ratings- and watch what happens when a new episode comes out. The facts are- that it's being watched! By lots of people. And a license was sold. If enough people keep watching them to the end, very likely a disc will be released in the US later on.
There are also going to be terrible, awful abominations that nobody likes- but it's not being driven by anyone avoiding it on regards of the reviews, it's because they watched it and didn't return for another episode: a review is a viewer's opinion after the fact. It reflects what people thought after they already consumed the product. When it scores badly, it's a reflection of the general opinion that people didn't like it and didn't want it.
You should see by the extremely long lists of anime that people post they 're watching- and be able to deduce that the instinct of the anime fan is to watch more- not less- not to avoid, but to watch as many as possible. The numbers don't lie, as much as you all want to think your trashing of a show is going to make an impact- the proof is all around you that it's NOT.

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