>I buy subbed anime/translated manga/figma to support the industry
you do realize the studios get practically none of this money, right?
When people say support, they mean moral support.
SOMEONE has to buy those BDs for the studios to earn their yen. And if it sells well, maybe their distributors (i.e. Jewplex) will give said studio a bigger piece of the pie for their next project.
Didn't you ever learn about supply and demand? If there's a demand for a manga in the US then a publisher is going to fill that void in the market by first purchasing the distribution rights from the producers. By buying the books you are keeping the distribution company up and running to continue with future projects.
Yes and ?
The studio get money from the production committee for their subcontract-work, nothing less.
If the BD is really profitable, then the studio may get a small amount of it. But the objective isn't selling BDs though, it's to boost the merchandise / original source.
Depends on the studio and stuff doesn't it?
Gunpla and basically most kid shows probably do get some form of revenue because of that, since usually they dont get high disc sales.
Bamco probably makes a shit ton of money off merchandise and not a lot off actual anime sales.
I want to support the industry but I don't like having to keep many physical copies of anime or manga in my room.
>get practically none of this money
That's usually true, though high sales help them in other ways.
A studio is more likely to get chosen for an adaptation if they've made hits before. Publishers as well would be more convinced to order more seasons of a show if the studio that animated it boosted the sales of the source material. And that means more work for the studio, which means more money, which means the studio won't be swimming in debt trying to stay afloat, which means it won't end up like Manglobe.
Figmas are literally for poorfags that dont have enough money to spend money on actual figurines