Sometimes it’s about what’s dark, cloudy but truthful and honest. That’s motivation in itself.
And with that in mind, the
This year we’ve had
Underneath that, especially when it comes to western
The future of the
Anime dubs are going to get worse
I watch dubs and advocate for it more than most people do. That’s why I talk about stuff like this.
But the FUTURE of
Why the dramatic change?
One word: CENSORSHIP.
This isn’t news really.
Remember the backlash for
The main problem is
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid was censored and the translated message was “spun” into something political and SJW-Like.
This isn’t the first time companies like
In other words: it’s not the first time they’ve bent over to political correctness.
A lot of this WILL infect
While the quality of dubs won’t necessarily degrade, the ethics and intentions of voice actors when translating WILL degrade in quality.
2. Japan’s “death by overwork” culture will have drastic effects
It’s already been happening for ages now. I’m shocked at the amount of deaths in the
Working hard in itself isn’t a bad thing. I LOVE to work. But there’s a fine line.
Japan has reached a point where not only is it unhealthy based on how animators and artists are living, but when you factor that into the working conditions it’s a disaster.
And this WILL affect the
We might start seeing less
But there’s a dark side to that since that will mean more animators may give up their passion (creating
3. Some western companies may attempt to “own”
anime and FAIL
The other day Funimation announced they’re merging with Aniplex. This means
I suspect (which is typical of greedy companies) they’ll try creating their own
Or in other words – steal it and re-brand it without giving Japan any credit when it’s convenient.
It’s an unpopular thing to say and you might even consider it conspiracy, but the proof is in the pudding as far as things stand in 2019.
There’s also Netflix and similar companies who “may” jump into the fray of
More so than
That would mean Japanese
The point I’m making is this: The US is starting to see how important
And as with any growing industry will experience, culture vultures are bound to come running to the industry to make
4. Piracy will continue to dominate
Piracy isn’t going anywhere. And out of all the entertainment businesses out there,
Piracy has the industry in a coma right now.
No matter how hard the Japanese attempt to “shut down” websites, the fans vote for pirate sites by NOT paying for
And at the moment – Japan doesn’t seem to care too much about piracy, in the sense that they’re not doing anything to fix it.
Piracy is a service problem when all is said and done, and it’s about time Japan wakes up and smells the coffee..
And if they don’t?
I guess the industry will continue to bleed, because so many of us have no incentive to “
anime industry’s bubble will “POP”
Studios still don’t pay their workers what you’d consider a “fair” amount. Or studios are just wilfully ignorant (with the exception of studios like Kyoani).
Japan is conservative when it comes to business, too, which is the exact problem.
How long can this continue before the industry collapses on itself?
I think at some point in the future we’re gonna see something like the dot com crash or the recession in 2008–2009.
That’s assuming Japan continues to twiddle their thumbs and cross their fingers as if the problem will somehow fix itself.
That’s not the only things I expect in the ”dark” future of
And as for companies in the west like Netflix attempting to make “original”
Money should be put back into funding Japanese companies, studios and artists to preserve the culture.
I believe that’s the right intent for these companies to follow. Regardless of whether they continue to create original
That’s better than
And there aren’t many companies in positions of power who can be trusted with “doing the right thing” for the
That’s how I feel. Especially in the hyper sensitive P.C culture we live in today.