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Why Good Anime Is Hard To Make?
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Posted 8/25/14
I watch Anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu etc. And if i truely love it, I will definitely buy it.
Cause id love to have a library of all my favorite anime, so i can share it with friends one day.
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I like supporting the anime industry when I can. I own a few anime sets (some of which are nice SAVE sets, but you get what you can get when it comes to what you love.) All purchases are made at legal stores near me or on places like Rightstuf. I also purchase manga when I find an anime that makes me want to track down the source material (same goes for light novels.) Sometimes merchandise like a poster is also something I'll pick up. I stream my anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Netflix, and the Funimation Youtube Channel.

I just think it's pretty easy to legally support anime in this day and age. I don't want people to spend as much as I do, and they don't have to. Just please use the free anime streaming available to you through legal form, even if you have to watch commercials. I know this may not be the popular thing, but it helps the industry even just a little, and I actually enjoy doing that.
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Posted 8/26/14

ayesharocks wrote:

I wouldn't really buy anime unless it has rewatch value, other than that, I do support by having my premium membership.


Technically you're incorrect... You are paying for CR afterall. And that counts as paying.

Anyways, here's my collection of games and anime.

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Posted 8/26/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:

I wouldn't really buy anime unless it has rewatch value, other than that, I do support by having my premium membership.


Technically you're incorrect... You are paying for CR afterall. And that counts as paying.

Anyways, here's my collection of games and anime.



cool collection
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Posted 9/12/14 , edited 9/12/14
While I agree with the general point of, "you need to spend money to support the creators of shows you like."
I disagree with some of the specifics. For starters, with the title, he essentially collates "good" anime, with "anime I like."

He basically implies that all anime that is different than his tastes towards, serious, action oriented shows is bad anime, or only niche in it's appeal. He fails to consider that just maybe, his tastes are the actual niche ones, and that the general anime watching population in Japan actually prefer shows that are less serious, like K-on or Haruhi, and they may just not be interested in the super-serious, action/drama shows he likes.

It seems to be a form of ethnocentrism that's very common in western anime fans, especially those represented by those that frequent ANN. Basically that because western fans tend to prefer more super-cereal straight face drama and action focused shows that, this also then must apply in Japan as well, and it's just because of "pandering to obsesseive otaku for money" that "good" (aka what they like) shows aren't made anymore.
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Posted 9/12/14 , edited 9/12/14
Although I'm not a premium member on CR,I do buy all my DVDs and BD (even though BD is expensive as shit these days ).And if I see my friends use illegal streaming websites,I try to stop them and switch them to legal sites.So I do try to do my part .

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Posted 9/12/14 , edited 9/12/14

qualeshia3 wrote:


EnigmaticFrenzyy wrote:

stop having such high expectations of every anime and they'll pretty much be good.


Stop having expectations period.


Such is my life and I'm loving every minute of it. Give it credit for what it's trying to be rather than what I expect it to be, that's my motto I just came up with.

Anyways, the whole idea of great anime varies depending on the viewer as everyone has their own opinions and preferences. One may think there's hardly any great anime while another may think every other one is great. 'Tis all in the eye of the beholder.
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Posted 9/12/14
i have a membership on both funimation and crunchyroll.

I download some series that i really like in HD quality.

But i almost always buy those same series on BD later on. I just prefer stuff in a digital format because its easier to access
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Anime faces many of the same problem as Hollywood movies. A major flop can hurt their business due to poor sales, and a string of bad ones in a row, or a major one flopping horribly can bankrupt them into oblivion. That's why we keep getting superhero movies, sequels, or really low budget stuff. by which I mean $5-30 million dollars. Yes, not "cheap", but it's a bargain when compared to a summer blockbuster that cost $150 million to make. If the movie made a lot of money, you can almost expect a sequel or a spinoff at least.

And it's worse because the anime studio relies almost entirely on the Japanese audience to buy their merchandise in order to survive and make new shows. Sure, they get some residuals from overseas such as Crunchyroll streaming it, or licensing the anime to a company that specializes in them such as Funimation or Sentai Filmworks. Like the video mentioned, if the series does poorly, we won't get more of it.

Being popular overseas may help, but the vast majority of time overseas residuals is a drop in the bucket vs selling dvds and merchandise in Japan.

I'm doing my part first by subscribing to Crunchyroll, but I also buy the dvds for shows I like (which reminds me, I have a huge backlog of shows I need to watch that I ordered from amazon and rightstuf).
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Posted 9/12/14

killerpanda3 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


EnigmaticFrenzyy wrote:

stop having such high expectations of every anime and they'll pretty much be good.


Stop having expectations period.


Such is my life and I'm loving every minute of it. Give it credit for what it's trying to be rather than what I expect it to be, that's my motto I just came up with.



Cool.
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Posted 9/12/14
Anime is art- good art is hard to create.
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Posted 9/12/14

rohaun wrote:

Although I'm not a premium member on CR,I do buy all my DVDs and BD (even though BD is expensive as shit these days ).And if I see my friends use illegal streaming websites,I try to stop them and switch them to legal sites.So I do try to do my part .



wow :P, you got a huge collection. I just wish cr had all the animes I want to watch :/, then I would be able to support them all...
Posted 9/12/14
Need a pretty simple minded anime/manga to have it fit nicely in a 12/24 ep season. Instead they generally remove a lot of stuff they feel unneeded and try not to leave holes. Sometimes they cut out and add stupid crap like fan service or rewrite the entire ending as well. I guess it be the Production staffs fault... it is better to just pick up and read stuff you like the premise of.
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I think a good strategy to go about supporting the industry is to obviously buy product (legally). Whether that be DVD/BR, Manga, Art Books, Figmas, OST's, Crunchyroll, Funimation ect. Sad fact of life is that money is the life flow of the world so you need to show support where you can.

I am a bit of a collector and I own almost any and all anime that I have seen and truly liked...so my following strategy may not be good for some of you xD. I would say that if you like an anime you could/should buy it, but if not it would be a good idea to invest in the manga. Every major series that I liked but finished lacking I have gone to the manga to read it and get the full extent of the story.

The overall best strategy, regardless of who you are or how you support is to do it legally. Even if it is not much it is (in my opinion)) worth it to support what you love financially in hopes that it will eventually get better.
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Posted 10/4/14
Costs...Finding appropriate talent...Availability...Censorship...Painstaking progress.

Many a variable to explaining how "Good Anime" is, in some People's opinions...Hard to come by.

Again, this depends upon the taste of the Viewer, and His or Her own Definition of "Good Anime"...
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