Post Reply The life cycle of an anime is really sad, isn't it?
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It's also similar to a human life cycle. I will explain.

First, it begins its production. People work very hard on it for very little money. Depending on its budget, it might get some promotion, but so many go with just a trailer that very few people see because it isn't passed around very much.
This is similar to the infancy and childhood years. Parents work so hard on raising the child and spend so much money on it. Or they are lazy and end up having a rotten child, similar to anyone working on an anime getting a bad product if they don't work very well on it. Then comes making the child socially prepared through activities and maybe some types of training, like piano lessons or something. It's similar to promotion, because the more a child does, the more people they get to know, and the more skilled they become as well as raising the chances of social success.

Then it's airing time. Once a week, a new episode will come out. Maybe for 12 weeks, maybe for 24. It all depends.
This is like puberty. The kid is harshly judged as they go along, and for the most part, their personality is set in stone, similar to how an anime is set in stone because it's done being worked on.

After that comes young adulthood. The series has ended. Some people talk about it. Some people talk about/with the person. Not much is happening, though some people are probably raving.

Now, real adulthood. Pretty much no one talks about it/them. Nothing is happening. If the series/person is popular and willing, maybe they will create offspring.

Nearly at the end now... The elder years. This series/person is completely forgotten about other than a select few unless they were a legend in their prime. If there was a second season/offspring, then perhaps their legacy lives on a bit longer.

Finally, death. The series is completely forgotten. You can't find it on the internet. You don't even know it exists anymore. Except the people that made it, similar to family members remembering their lost ones.



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Posted 14 days ago
So if I remember a particular anime, it never dies?

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Posted 14 days ago

Ocale wrote:

Finally, death. The series is completely forgotten. You can't find it on the internet. You don't even know it exists anymore. Except the people that made it, similar to family members remembering their lost ones..


does that mean evergreen series like legend of the galactic heroes are effectively immortal people?
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Ocale wrote:

Finally, death. The series is completely forgotten. You can't find it on the internet. You don't even know it exists anymore. Except the people that made it, similar to family members remembering their lost ones.


Unless one buys home release. But goes without saying, licenses don't last forever.

Sorry. That probably doesn't have anything to do with this.
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AnimeKami wrote:

So if I remember a particular anime, it never dies?

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Just think of how very many shows you are personally keeping alive

Now, let's see. Naruto must be the doddering old and senile member of the anime family. Or maybe it's a zombie. Where in the life cycle might those fit in?
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Naruto is just on life support.
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lorreen wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

So if I remember a particular anime, it never dies?

K.

School days.


Just think of how very many shows you are personally keeping alive

Now, let's see. Naruto must be the doddering old and senile member of the anime family. Or maybe it's a zombie. Where in the life cycle might those fit in?


Think of how many anime i can erase from the histories.

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lorreen wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

So if I remember a particular anime, it never dies?

K.

School days.


Just think of how very many shows you are personally keeping alive

Now, let's see. Naruto must be the doddering old and senile member of the anime family. Or maybe it's a zombie. Where in the life cycle might those fit in?


One Piece might be immortal.
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