If creating an anime is such a risky and low profit business, what keeps studios going?
>Top left leaf
Top right leaf is superior in every way
Why does the logo seem so familiar yet so strange? WHAT IS THIS VOODOO MAGIC?
The same thing that keeps the roughly equally risky movie industry running:
>Researching your target audience and what they want
>Give them exactly what they want, even if it has to be rehashed a million times
>Advertise like fucking crazy
>End it after 12 episodes if it's unpopular, after 600 episodes if it's popular
This is why nearly all shounen anime are fucking interchangable and why the best anime (ie. the ones that took the most risks, innovated the most etc.) rarely last over two seasons.
What's the most boring anime you have ever watched?
Because he lost control of his life.
>There is a contradiction in it
Nope, as the other anon pointed out. The thing is that target audiences need to be as wide as possible. Studios, be they anime or otherwise, look for a common denominator that allows them to sell as much as possible to as many people as possible.
This is why Hollywood doesn't do black-and-white French arthouse love drama, but romcoms and capeshit and adventure movies that are predictable as fuck.
For fucks sake, how many fucking times do we need a movie telling the origin story of Spiderman? At least three times, it seems.
Repeating/slightly rehashing what's popular is the safest possible move.
Really? I mean, anime's getting more and more mainstream nowadays, and it's somewhat westernized (which is bullshit) I mean with all the western and nip fans the anime industry is a gold mine. They get money from merchandise like toys and bullshit. It's not a >low profit buisness
I think it's better to do what you actually like than strive for HIGH END 300k jobs like a madman.
Different anon here. Anime, or at least, a specific part of it is definitely getting more mainstream. Look at stuffs like Shingeki, Sword Art etc. Casuals who knows little to nothing about anime are actually watching them when they were on-going and there are quite a significant number that are becoming more aware of anime as a medium. Whether they actually dig deeper is another issue entirely.
You're missing my point. Look at my post again.I'm not saying that before then, nobody is aware, in fact, I'm saying the reverse.
>becoming more aware
Note the quantifier "more".
No anon, if anything, anime is getting more and more known, especially since in my original reply I was meaning the new animu like snk and sao and crap. If anything, snk's fandom has more clueless western fags then actual nips. Believe it or not, it's actually cool, now to be watching japanese "cartoons" when in the past it had been more of an insult if anthing.
Have you ever thought that maybe the studios make anime because they have a passion for it? Is everything always about money? Maybe deep down inside these people love their work and want people to see it just like any artist that's just looking for validation and an outlet for creativity.
>it's actually cool, now to be watching japanese "cartoons"
Only for specific types of shows though
You need to go out there physically and socialize more. I hate to admit it too, but anime really is getting more mainstream but you won't see it because you're stuck in /a/'s bubble.
That's the point, it's getting so mainstream that it stands out as a gender of its own with defining characteristics (the japanese-like artstyle of legend of Korra) why would a a show directed to western fans adopt a japnese trait? Mainly bc practically or mostly everyone knows a thing or two abt animu and aren't all that clueless
The NHK make anime to turn the Japanese population into Otaku, it's a conspiracy!
People knew plenty of Ghibli and Toonami for a decade or more. SnK, SAO and KLK doesn't change shit.
This is like saying violent crime is getting worse because it's reported more despite the statistics showing its decline in western nations.
The only thing /a/ is good at is bandwagoning and parroting shit.
Notice how everyone spergs at people saying ''animes'' while completely ignoring those saying ''lolis'' or ''samurais''.
>Only for specific types of shows though
Exactly. Most ppl on /a/ would shamelessly criticize SAO for having shit quality and painful cliched plot points, or would shit on snk for declining in quality with every new chapter whereas Casuals would worship the eff out of those animu all for the sake of jumping on the same bandwagon and "going with the popularity flow"