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So long as Netflix maintains their "no simulcasting outside Japan" model for anime anything I watch from them will have to pass a fairly high hurdle of all-caps-with-many-exclamation-marks "must see". It's very spoiled of me to say given I grew into anime in the age of waiting for it to come out on VHS long after it aired in Japan, trying to avoid spoilers in the English version of Newtype, but I really, really like the shared experience of watching anime as it originally airs. The discussions with fans of each episode. The theories of what may happen next. The tidbits revealed that I'd missed in any given episode. To me that experience has become almost half the fun of watching anime. So by stripping simulcasting from consideration Netflix is reverting to a time in anime's history decades ago. A time I have no personal interest in returning to.
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domvina wrote:

So long as Netflix maintains their "no simulcasting outside Japan" model for anime anything I watch from them will have to pass a fairly high hurdle of all-caps-with-many-exclamation-marks "must see". It's very spoiled of me to say given I grew into anime in the age of waiting for it to come out on VHS long after it aired in Japan, trying to avoid spoilers in the English version of Newtype, but I really, really like the shared experience of watching anime as it originally airs. The discussions with fans of each episode. The theories of what may happen next. The tidbits revealed that I'd missed in any given episode. To me that experience has become almost half the fun of watching anime. So by stripping simulcasting from consideration Netflix is reverting to a time in anime's history decades ago. A time I have no personal interest in returning to.


On the same boat, really hated those vhs days.
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That is great news, I hope they don't start simulcasting, that system is not benefitial to neither studios nor us. People in the industry will finally be able to catch their breath instead of being slaves to the schedule.
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I mean great news. Netflix anime should have better production schedule and thus less animation issues. Talking WW releases and all of course.
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Baki The grappler is not a remake its the Prison Arc from the manga so its new to anime and they are done just waiting to release 2018
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Erebus25 wrote:

That is great news, I hope they don't start simulcasting, that system is not benefitial to neither studios nor us. People in the industry will finally be able to catch their breath instead of being slaves to the schedule.


That depends. If it's a series that's being made without them and they have no control over its production, so basically like every anime they've licensed thus far, they should definitely simulcast it. If it's a series they're making themselves like one of these 30 new shows and it isn't meant to air on t.v. first, they can take as much time as they want and no one would mind. If it's the latter, it's not like that would be a regular simulcast that we're used to anyway since it's not being streamed as it airs on t.v. unless they air it all at once.
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At some point, I expect they might start doing exclusive anime that are only released on their own service for binge watching, even in Japan. If that happens, there won't be any need for a simulcast, because there won't be the opportunity for fansubs to come out prior.


AICO, B: The Beginning, Devilman Crybaby, Rilakkuma, Sword Gai all explicitly stated in their announcements that all episodes would be released worldwide simultaneously. B:The Beginning was noted as being the first anime show to do so. I suspect that is the model that Netflix is going towards and we're just currently in a transition period where they just didn't get involved with the shows early enough.
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Erebus25 wrote:

That is great news, I hope they don't start simulcasting, that system is not benefitial to neither studios nor us. People in the industry will finally be able to catch their breath instead of being slaves to the schedule.


I'm not so sure this is true. I watched 5 shows in the Summer season. I only picked up 4 out of the 5 because of the hype they were getting week-by-week. If it had been one-and-done I probably wouldn't have watched any of them. Word-of-mouth is critical to get people to watch a series, and simulcasting helps to build up buzz over time.
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Muahahah Netflix, it means that once again with just one month payment I can watch 30 full shows Muahahaha.
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Word-of-mouth is critical to get people to watch a series, and simulcasting helps to build up buzz over time.


Agreed. I have to limit the number of anime I watch per season and have picked-up an anime I was planning to skip because of the attention it was getting during the simulcast.
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netflix is trying to make money just like everyone else, and I have no problem and actually looking forward to it.
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rysto32 wrote:


Erebus25 wrote:

That is great news, I hope they don't start simulcasting, that system is not benefitial to neither studios nor us. People in the industry will finally be able to catch their breath instead of being slaves to the schedule.


I'm not so sure this is true. I watched 5 shows in the Summer season. I only picked up 4 out of the 5 because of the hype they were getting week-by-week. If it had been one-and-done I probably wouldn't have watched any of them. Word-of-mouth is critical to get people to watch a series, and simulcasting helps to build up buzz over time.


Out of curiosity, which 4 would that be?
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Erebus25 wrote:

Out of curiosity, which 4 would that be?


Gamers!, Princess Principal, Made in Abyss and Tsuredure Children. The one I would have watched anyway was New Game! S2, because I'd already watched the first season. I very rarely pick up seasonal anime on my own initiative; instead I wind up watching stuff that other people seem to be enjoying. This season is going the same way. Right now I'm only watching Yuki Yuna S2, but I'll probably pick up more shows in the next few weeks as hype starts to build.

Edit: Also, watching things this way helps me go into a new show with the proper expectations. A lot of people were disappointed with Gamers! because it wound up being a romantic comedy. I went into it knowing that and loved it.
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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/21/17
the only problem with netflix producing anime is tainting a pure art platform with social justice and marxist mumbo jumbo.
allthough saying that i hope they delete berserk 2016-2017 from existence and give it the adaption it deserves.
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If the quality is like the one of neo yokio, which they advertised as anime, then this news is a big bluff.
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