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weebsarebad wrote:

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When did we bring Overlord 2 into this?



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Regarding Amazon and anime strike. I never needed prime and they would need a vast library to convince me to give them 160 bucks a year. I'm disappointed that they decided to shut it down rather than look at why they were failing and attempting to change it.

As for Netflix. I'm less concerned about netflix's hand because they have a proven track record of not only funding obvious money makers like all their marvel series but also supporting smaller indie films that usually slip under the radar. They might bring that same style to the anime community. Though they will need to start simulcasting if they want to be taken seriously.
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This is a good write up of the state of the industry and an in depth look at what it once was and what it is today(well 2015 post)

http://goboiano.com/anime-getting-shorter-fewer-second-seasons/

Very informative if you can bother to read it all(Hate TL;DR people.)
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TheAncientOne wrote:


weebsarebad wrote:

Lizard men everywhere.

When did we bring Overlord 2 into this?





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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Anime used to be all about small companies by fans for fans in the west. However during 2017 corporations have gotten a bigger and bigger controlling stake over anime.

Anime studios used to work under production committees (they still kinda do), but over 2017 we've seen big corporations like netflix and amazon enter the market and just giving a big pile of cash to anime studios to make anime for them. Which is good for the animators as they get better payed. But on the other side Netflix and Amazon as investors might take away the creative control from the studios, opinions?

Sony who bleeds money outside it's camera and playstation divisions have also gone hardcore into anime with it's acquisition of funimation. Sony owned Aniplex have also made their streaming service Wakanim available in more EU countries. I don't really see any problems with Sony as they are a Japanese company, so I think they have a better understanding of what makes anime into just that anime.

Sentai also has their own streaming service HiDive, but their in bed with Amazon. So their good stuff mostly gets thrown onto amazon while the rest gets placed on their HiDive service.

Amazon, Sony and Netflix also have the resources to go after pirates, so this might be the start of the end for illegal online streaming on malware riddled websites like [site that shall not be named removed by moderator]


So um, yeah... just watched Devilman Crybaby's first episode on Netflix... you got nothing to worry about. Lol
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