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ActionFaust

Combat Butler
Is Anime dead for me? probably. The oversaturation will continue unopposed.
Yeah with so much coming out and so many companies pushing for more series it's become pretty tiring for me. If companies are so desperate for content then just look no further than the many series, movies and OVAs that haven't been licensed yet lol
 
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ActionFaust

Combat Butler
I'm not sure I understand the issue. It's not like people will attempt to watch all live action TV shows. Just watch the anime fitting the genres that appeal to you. If there's more content then there's likely to be more variety as well.
Yeah I worded that pretty poorly sorry about that. My problem isn't that there's too much anime for me to watch but rather that there's too much anime in general.

The big issue going forward is more to do with there being too much anime being produced relative to the workforce. That in addition to low pay and poor management doesn't speak well for the future of the industry.
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
I really hope Disney licensing Anime doesn't lead to the same problem Amazon and Netflix have, where any shows they stream its years (or maybe not at all) before a phyiscal release
 

Ian Wolf

Symphogear
AUKN Staff
The BBC have released the results of a poll of the 100 greatest TV series of the 21st century. Unsurprisingly, no anime made the list. However, the BBC have released details of how the 206 experts they asked cast their votes, and some anime did get votes. "Attack on Titan" and "Paranoid Agent" got two votes each, and there were single votes for "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood", "GitS: Stand Alone Complex", "Haikyu!!" and "K-On!"


 

WMD

Cardcaptor
The BBC have released the results of a poll of the 100 greatest TV series of the 21st century. Unsurprisingly, no anime made the list. However, the BBC have released details of how the 206 experts they asked cast their votes, and some anime did get votes. "Attack on Titan" and "Paranoid Agent" got two votes each, and there were single votes for "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood", "GitS: Stand Alone Complex", "Haikyu!!" and "K-On!"
"experts"
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Here's the full list of voters:
The greatest TV series of the 21st Century: Who voted
A Mexican and a Peruvian (also FMA:B) voted AoT.
A Westerner living in Japan and Kambole Campbell from the UK (also the voter for K-On and 2 other animations fill their top 4!) voted Paranoia Agent.
A French person voted GitS: SAC as their no. 1
And another UK person Lisa Wehrstedt had Haikyu as no. 10 with Avatar: The Last Airbender as no. 1
 

ActionFaust

Combat Butler
"experts"
Why are you questioning their credibility? I'm sure they have valid reasons for their choices just like we have our own reasons for liking our own favourite shows. Just seems a bit of an odd comment to make unless you perhaps have a dislike for one of the voters? Not trying to cause an argument just very curious.
 

WMD

Cardcaptor
Why are you questioning their credibility? I'm sure they have valid reasons for their choices just like we have our own reasons for liking our own favourite shows. Just seems a bit of an odd comment to make unless you perhaps have a dislike for one of the voters? Not trying to cause an argument just very curious.
Haha no worries it was just a glib joke that it highlights within critical circles that anime is still a largely ignored medium, especially tv.
 

Jay2021

Dandy Guy, in Space
Is this supposed to be about a Western release? Couldn't see that mentioned specifically, but it's been out in Japan for ages. I nearly bought one myself, here's one of many on eBay:
Actually, I am not sure 🤔

This is on my wishlist ;)
 
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