Why do nips complain about not making enough money if they won't release shit in the west?
They do release shit, but generally only according to the market.
That's why certain European countries get lots of releases while other places get almost nothing at all, and certainly nothing localized.
Because Americans are retarded and want everything for 50cents an episode. They don't understand that anime is a business and the only way it can continue is with high, premium prices to make up for its shit volume.
>b-but they just have to pander to my pig disgusting American taste
Then it wouldn't be anime.
I just mean for Eva for example, they already have the packaging laid out, the Blu Rays themselves and a sub and a dub. Why not just outsource some company to print a few thousand?
>paying more than 30$ for any movie
Hahaha not a chance.
50$ with all the extras is already pushing what's possible in the West. I'd argue they'd have to lower it to 40$ for Europe if they expect to sell well.
The amusing thing is these are perfectly doable prices and they would make tons of money if they did it. In fact they'd do tons of money domestically if they lowered the prices too, most japs by BDs at sales now anyway.
BDs for other entertainment don't cost nearly as much in Japan. Anime only costs that much because otaku will pay it and it has such a reputation for being schlock that nobody else will pay for it period.
I would actually buy physical copies of my favourite shows if they had reasonable prices.
The BD set for Eva costs a bit short of a half of the median salary in my country, for instance. I make more than that, but fuck this.
It isn't just a matter of printing and selling. There are trade regulations which come with all sorts of licensing and taxation. Unless you already have an established distributor it is actually rather difficult to sell a product in another region unless there is an open trade agreement between the nations.
While it is easy to blame the Japanese companies for the lack of wider exportation of products in the land of the Clapping Burger, there is more than meets the eye in respect to this issue. This is one of the main reasons why a small company can afford to sell and ship items to foreign buyers but may never have the ability to set up a line of retail distribution of the product physically within the buyers region.
In all seriousness do you know how many manga localization companies haven't been able to make it because people won't buy their shit and one scanlator is enough to get rid of millions of potential customers
Del Rey and some others, just because some nerds on /a/ are willing to shell out some cash to get a BD set of Evangelion doesn't mean most people are
If enough people don't buy companies are unfortunately not going to break even
Nips made a bizarre market and keep paying the premiums animes demand, it is all conditioned by the industry and its supporters. The otaku believe they genuinely own most of the stock in the industry by paying these ridiculous prices for BDs and things, rather than the western way of doing business.
Because it costs more to change the disc format?
Japanese businessmen are stuck in the past and dont want to change because muh honor and traditions
>implying Japanese businessmen and politicians dont do shady shit with Yakuza.
It's going to get over run by America's shitty popculture. Just exactly how small the anime fandom exist in America?
And another reminder is that liking anime is considered as trashy as mlp through standard public eyes in America. It's still mostly a closet hobby people wouldn't like to share casually.
Charging the same as a AAA game for 4 fucking episodes.
Nips need to print more copies, put more episodes on a disc and increase its consumer base. Simple as that. Right now they mint very few copies and market to only the most dedicated of otaku. They need to expand the fucking base.
These threads are fucking stupid.
We always end up with people not understanding how the anime industry works and why prices are set a certain way.
It is a Niche market
Anime is funded by BD sales primarily so prices tend to be high.
This is a massive exagerration. Not to mention, we have entirely different cultures that the typical consumer doesn't care for. Try explaining magical girls or school kids with super powers for example.That's not to say people disregard it completely, but marketing this stuff can't be easy.
>So un-niche the fucking market.
Jesus christ you're fucking delusional.
Markets don't just "un-niche" themselves.
Get out of your room for once and observe reality a little more.
With reverse importing there's obviously a market there that wants the product but are unwilling to pay the absurd prices. Japanese business men are artificially keeping the market niche by printing few copies and charging absurd prices and turning away potential customers with smaller pocket books.
Clearly not. Their goal is to maximize profits, not to help poor people buy anime.
/a/'s whining about prices becomes increasingly hilarious when you look at the contributions to Kikestarters. Suddenly you have people bragging about having paid the most.
Yes, the should just go out and copy the amazing western animation scene. One just needs to look at how animation is flourishing over here to see that our way of doing things is vastly superior.
Are you retarded?
More product = More consumers
1,000 units at $500 = $500,000
10,000 units at $50 = $500,000
There's a production cost there I can't figure but really, you can market more product to a larger base and still make relatively the same profit.
No, reverse importing is when people import things from other countries that are created in the country you live in. It would be like an American importing a Japanese version of an American film.
Because usually when they release shit in the west, they sell their licenses lump sum to distributors without getting much in return.
When they attempted to do the distribution themselves, they were hilariously inept at localization (see what happened to the localization of Revolutionary Girl Utena).
So it's the choice between making little money off of the western release thanks to middlemen or failing to make an impact with an otherwise decent anime when they do the localization themselves.
ARE YOU CRAZY THEY DON'T KNOW WE EXISTS