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Posted 10/15/16
I feel like within the last few years good films are getting more and more rare, but good TV series are getting more and more common.

Anyone else agree / disagree, discuss.
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This may be related to the introduction of certain technology which give more economic advantage to small media companies over larger companies. The small companies could then use their greater economic power to gain more political power. The small companies gain more profit with cheaper TV series while the large companies gain more profit with more expensive films so the small companies will use their increased political power to create more favorable national policies toward TV series than to films. A similar technology advancement is also said to help sustain small political parties in U.S. so the politicians do not need to depend on the two major parties.

The same economic force can explain why Japanese industries specialize in manga and visual novel while American cartoon companies specialize in films. The Japanese media industries began later then the America which give them access to better technology, allow small industries to afford the expense of animation production, and avoid competition with big companies. The American media industries, on the other hand, began on a time where animation production are expensive so only big companies produce them. When technology advancement make animation production cheap enough to be run by small companies, the big companies gang up on the small companies and establish oligopoly. The big companies sponsor puppet government officials to enforce unfavorable policy on cheap forms of media like comic books or visual novels in America as its low production cost can sustain many new small competitive companies.
The big American cartoon companies are also threatened by the growing anime industries and enforce protectionist measure against them; that is why anime can be viewed online for free while Western cartoons have to be brought in stores.
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Posted 10/15/16

sinoakayumi wrote:

This may be related to the introduction of certain technology which give more economic advantage to small media companies over larger companies. The small companies could then use their greater economic power to gain more political power. The small companies gain more profit with cheaper TV series while the large companies gain more profit with more expensive films so the small companies will use their increased political power to create more favorable national policies toward TV series than to films. A similar technology advancement is also said to help sustain small political parties in U.S. so the politicians do not need to depend on the two major parties.

The same economic force can explain why Japanese industries specialize in manga and visual novel while American cartoon companies specialize in films. The Japanese media industries began later then the America which give them access to better technology, allow small industries to afford the expense of animation production, and avoid competition with big companies. The American media industries, on the other hand, began on a time where animation production are expensive so only big companies produce them. When technology advancement make animation production cheap enough to be run by small companies, the big companies gang up on the small companies and establish oligopoly. The big companies sponsor puppet government officials to enforce unfavorable policy on cheap forms of media like comic books or visual novels in America as its low production cost can sustain many new small competitive companies.
The big American cartoon companies are also threatened by the growing anime industries and enforce protectionist measure against them; that is why anime can be viewed online for free while Western cartoons have to be brought in stores.


Impressive, Crunchyroll users manage to turn anything into politics.

What is this certain technology you referred to?

I should probably also mention I wasn't referring to Anime / cartoons but the movie industry as a whole. In my opinion there are a lot of below-par films than there used to be, whereas the usually bland TV programs have been replaced by interesting shows regularly.
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I don't think the movie industry is really any weaker now than any other time in recent memory. Just pay more attention to the film festival scene and well respected directors and you should have a pretty steady supply of great movies.
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Posted 10/15/16
Well, it's harder to come up with original movies now and to make something 2 hours long that is worth watching, but we do have better technology and stuff which could be improving our shows. Idk.
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Posted 10/15/16
I think with all the remakes and adaptations lately, there really hasn't been any good original programming for either movies or television.
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