Thought it would be fun to do a prediction post, so here we are!
Let’s talk about some predictions I have regarding that.
9 Big Predictions For The
Anime Industry In 2017:
Anime publishers will start taking online streaming seriously
Today is the 1st of January 2017. And yet, there are still
Those facts are….
streamingwill continue to grow.
streamingisn’t going away (whether legal or illegal).
- Video is a platform that continues to grow.
- And the internet will continue to grow on a yearly basis.
Which means less and less
Why would you when you have the convenience of watching it online, on YOUR schedule?
Convenience matters. And the price of
I predict publishers and such know this deep down, and more will start to take online
2. One Punch Man season 2 will outsell season 1
Sounds obvious, right? Not really. Not every brand new series outsells the original.
And even worse, some shows never get a second season because they don’t sell enough.
One Punch Man is a one of a kind
In many ways the feeling it gives you is like
I’d be surprised if the second season of One Punch man doesn’t outsell the first season.
3. A new
Dragon Ball Z video game will be announced, based on Dragon Ball Super
Only a fool would deny
Sure it’s not the same as
And when you Google the words – “dragon ball” it immediately brings up “DB Super”.
I can’t not see the creators at least announcing a video game at some point in 2017. Time will tell.
4. Yuri On Ice will set a new trend for the
I haven’t even watched the whole series yet. But I can already tell what a huge following this show seems to have.
No matter where I look, all I see is “Yuri” this and “Yuri” that. On Instagram, Facebook, Twitter… And so on.
Personally I think the creators of Yuri On Ice have got balls creating an
And it’s for this reason I believe Yuri On Ice will set a new trend for the
Yuri On Ice pulled it off like a real pro, regardless of the hate and criticism some people are giving it.
It’ll make “gay” guys in
5. Possibility of YouTube becoming an alternative to
Anime streaming sites
YouTube red was launched in 2015. A subscription service that costs $10 a month for original video content.
I’m unable to say how many
It’s only available in a few countries now, but I suspect YouTube will expand to more countries this year.
Anime DVD sales will continue to decline worldwide
When was the last time you seen one of these discs? If you were born between the 90’s and early 2000’s, you’ve probably never had an
Neither have I.
The point is –
If you can watch
For this reason (and others), Anime DVD’s will continue to decline in sales.
And before you know it, few people, especially the younger generation, will never
Anime industry will be worth (¥) 2 trillion yen
Back in 2014, the Anime industry’s net worth was (¥)1.63 trillion yen. Or $13.5 billion (2017).
I predict in 2017 it will reach a milestone of (¥)2 trillion yen worldwide.
Manga industry will be overshadowed by the Anime industry
My reasoning for this prediction?
- It’s said in 2019, 80% of internet traffic will be video. And that’s not all.
- By that time there will be millions and millions more people with access to the internet.
- Manga print books are in decline. As is the whole print book industry.
- And more people watch videos than read books. Whether online or offline. Because it’s easier, quicker, and visual.
It’s not that
9. The amount of
Anime shows on legal streaming sites will double
Crunchyroll (and others) will invest more of their time and energy into adding more
I had a hard time finding how many
By the end of 2017 their catalog of
Of course, for free
Which predictions do you agree or disagree with?