iStalk – 256

Posted on Feb 10 2010

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Today, Evangelion continues to promote tourism, the anime industry whines about struggling sales, and Haruhi release details announced.


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Comments
  • yugiboy360 February 10, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    I think that it’s about time that we start getting better anime. I believe that this struggle might push it so that they get better anime out. however who knows most anime company’s are greedy capitalists and want more money.

  • EagleEyes February 10, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    DS says MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Elk says BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  • destructorv2 February 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Basically, what i felt is that the anime creators are already doing a good job, its just the people’s attitude to support the anime industry by buying the real thing.

    Which is kind of hard because some countries do “legal pirating”, like my country, they got license to make the copy but when watching the show, ugh.. why is the video quality so bad. and we paid a lot for that. So from that, we don’t know who to trust.

  • Bigred2989 February 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Japan isn’t going to spend time and money making quality shows if they know it’s just going to be pirated and handed out for free a day after it airs. It’s a war of attrition and both sides are stuck sucking on Moe blob rations.

  • toyNN February 10, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Fewer shows (less ad $$) and lower DVD sales due to the economy…duh! But aren’t the relative numbers still strong? Has demand or interest really fallen when Amazon.jp lists anime after anime after anime as the top selling DVD/BluRay? Sales are just down across the board but I think the reason for that isn’t just the economy its the changing way we watch our shows.

    The even bigger change is that (yo fansubs) the industry is now providing near same day English subtitled streaming of many of the new shows…for a few $$ a month you can watch many in 720p (Go Crunchy). I know its more than worth it to me. And taking nothing away from the dubs but the way you take back those viewers is to get the shows out now, if in the future that can mean dubs then do it too. Maybe its redundant but the on-demand viewing is the future now. The boom of DVD sales is over for all industries and I don’t know if BluRay is going to pick-up the slack.

    Could 98.1theFan, centered on anime, just launch amid a huge decline in anime fans? The industry needs to adapt and is going to come out of this, perhaps a bit different, but even stronger.

    Ps. It will take quality shows to keep the industry strong during this downturn…can you say “K-ON!! to the rescue!?”…say it Kanashimi…come on say it…

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