You know what’s great about making predictions?
People assume you’re a f*** idiot.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a great example.
He’s a business man who made a prediction about Facebook buying Instagram some years ago.
Everyone thought he was CRAZY.
And then guess what? Facebook bought Instagram, and now everyone thinks Gary’s a genius.
Irony sure does have an interesting taste to it.
On January 1st 2017 I made 9 predictions about the
anime industry: Animepublishers will start taking online streamingseriously.
- One Punch Man season 2 will outsell season 1.
- A new
Dragon Ball ZVideo game will be announced.
- Yuri on Ice will set a new trend for the
- Possibility of YouTube becoming an alternative to
anime streamingsites. Anime DVDsales will continue to decline worldwide.
animeindustry will be worth ¥2 trillion Yen.
Mangaindustry will be overshadowed by the animeindustry.
- The amount of
animeshows on legal streamingsites will double.
Here’s the original post: 9 Predictions For The
Not long after publishing, there were tweets similar to this:
“9 Big Predictions For The
AnimeIndustry In 2017″
Right let’s see how bad this is *clicks* …really pic.twitter.com/hn7GYtSxro
— Jaki (@Jakiba_) January 9, 2017
Link pls. Need to point and laugh too.
— build @ hyper japan saturday (@buildknuckle) January 9, 2017
Of course it wasn’t all negative either.
Out of the 9 predictions I made, 6 of them have come true.
Anime Predictions I Made That Came True In 2017:
Anime Industry Is Now Worth ¥2.9 Trillion YEN
Originally I predicted the
But it looks like my expectations were exceeded.
According to News Sources: NHK News World (link deleted), the industry’s reached a new milestone of ¥2.9 trillion yen.
A lot of this high growth is because of
And around $11.8 billion in sales is thanks to the overseas market like US, UK, Europe, among other countries.
So the industry’s moving in the right direction.
2. A new
Dragon Ball Z video game HAS been announced
Originally I predicted there would be an announcement for a new
Personally this was expected, but there’s nothing like seeing the truth become reality.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release in February 2018.
The platforms it’ll be available on are:
- PlayStation 4.
- Xbox One.
- Microsoft Windows.
And it’ll be running on the impressive: Unreal Graphics Engine.
3. The Amount Of
Anime Shows Have DOUBLED On Legal Streaming Sites
One example I used was
It’s hard to find the exact number of shows
This year alone
And it looks to have doubled in a visible way. Which is easy to see if you follow them.
And then there’s Netflix. A company that announced they’ll be investing $billions into new
They also plan to release 30+
Compare that to what Netflix did back in 2016, and it’s clear to see they’ve at least doubled their efforts.
And then there’s
It’s not popular among fans. In fact most people seem to HATE it.
But it’s clear
Anime Industry will overshadow the Manga industry
In case you don’t know, the
And it’s dropped even further in 2017 for some publishers.
As is the case with
Because it’s an old way of marketing that no longer works in the 21st century.
And when you compare it to the rising sales of
More people enjoy
Also, internet traffic is said to be 80% video by 2019.
When you do the math,
Anime DVD Sales will continue to decline worldwide
Image courtesy of website: Deviant Art.
To even think
Old ways of doing things don’t work in 2017.
Things change, people change, and the way we do things changes.
Don’t take my word for it, the 3 article headlines below speak for themselves:
Anime publishers will start taking online streaming seriously
This point was reflected back in prediction #3. Where I mentioned
The fact is even though there are plenty of publishers who welcome online
Which is why
And not everybody is 100% on board with
With that said, it seems slowly but surely this is starting to change as I unsurprisingly predicted.
Anime predictions I was wrong about:
- YouTube red becoming a possible alternative to
- One Punch Man outselling season 1 (it’s still not released).
- Yuri On Ice setting a new trend for
So basically 66% of my predictions came true. or 6 out of 9.
Not too shabby.
I’ll probably do another “prediction” post when 2018 arrives.
It’ll be fun to see next years results of what I predict will come true in the