Is there a way to see how an animation studio is doing financially? From my understanding most are privately owned and keep their finances pretty secret.
Generally they get paid up-front for source adaptations, and so studios that keep bombing series after series can actually still be doing alright financially because the BD sales are just padding towards what they already got just from making the series.
It's when ambitious originals fail hard that they take hard hits, which is why originals are rare overall because they are serious risks. A successful original however can totally buoy a studio for a while because they have all the rights and hence get all the royalties from merchandise, and a popular series can continue to move merch for years as a legacy. For example PA Works ate shit for Glasslip while SHAFT is set for a long time to come from Madoka.
I think PA will be fine anyway because Shirobako is fucking fantastic, but still they must have taken it on the chin in the books from Glasslip which I'd imagine was practically a black hole for half a year's total resources.
>Is there a way to see how an animation studio is doing financially
for what purpose? hourly comparison charts like on /v/ ahere brand loyalist will actively destroy other threads because of their numbers instead of products?
Glasslip was absolutely needless. Nagi no Asukara was amazing, Shirobako is amazing, what the fuck was the point of that show in between those two.
Nagi no Asukara was okay. Visually I think it's the best PA show out there. The scenery porn is just breathtaking, you could tell they put so much effort into the show I can't say the same to the writing though. And Shirobako is definitely entertaining so far.
It's weird to think Glasslip and Shirobako came from the same studio. I expected nothing from shirobako and it ended up being one of my favorite shows of the season.
Did different substudios handle the two shows? (Is PA Works even a large enough studio to have substudios?) Or maybe they had different directors/writers?
Writing was fine if you like that sort of melodrama. The whole sea mythology story was well constructed and the relationships were handled well too, it never rushed with anything and pacing was perfect.
Glasslip was god awful. It had some potential too.
You are all over the place with this.
LN/manga get considered by the publishing houses, Studios pool in to bid on animation during the animation in consideration period (why you get manga and LNs that have "anime decision announcement" on them and sometimes end up with no anime to speak of)
The most realistic, cheapest studio bid wins or other studios are not interested, the other alternative is that the studio has the rights to the animation of the series so they don't have to compete for it.
BD sales, terrestrial (TV) sales, internet subscriber sales, figurines and publishing house payments.
Government grants are possible too.
*monogatari series you mean.
Firm Name = Kyoto Animation Ltd
No. of Employees = 100
Capital Stock = 10,000 thousand yen.
Client = Kadogawaya, TBS Television, Shinei Animation.
Accounting period from March 2008 - March 2009
2009 = Total Sales in Millions of yen is 1,135. Proft in 1000s of yen is 55,000.
2008 = Total Sales in Millions of yen is 1,258. Proft in 1000s of yen is 160,827.
Industrial Sales Ranking.
Industry type: 79111 - Movies - Video Production Ranking 1,987
Total Value: 1,135 Million Yen.