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Update: Anime Industry Still Not Destroyed [message #336462] Sun, 29 January 2017 17:00 Go to next message
Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoo is currently offline  Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoo
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I ran across one of Starcade's old rant threads, and realized that the
thread (quoting Watanabe as Nabeshin) had included a prediction of the
entire collapse and destruction of the industry in five years, a
prediction taken of course as gospel by Starky...

... and the thread was ten years old. A quick search shows that not
only is the industry not dead, but it's been growing at double-digit
rates in the last several years, despite the utter failure of anyone in
the industry to significantly stop piracy.

Moreover, it's been a *living* industry, changing and growing,
producing not just rehashes of the tired-old-standbys (although,
naturally like any other industry, it hasn't at all shied away from
milking any cash cow to death) but interesting new material or new
approaches to old stuff.

Not bad for an industry some thought, a decade or so back, was doomed
to destruction.



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Re: Update: Anime Industry Still Not Destroyed [message #336463 is a reply to message #336462] Sun, 29 January 2017 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Johnston is currently offline  David Johnston
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On 1/29/2017 3:00 PM, Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) wrote:
>
> I ran across one of Starcade's old rant threads, and realized that
> the thread (quoting Watanabe as Nabeshin) had included a prediction of
> the entire collapse and destruction of the industry in five years, a
> prediction taken of course as gospel by Starky...
>
> ... and the thread was ten years old. A quick search shows that not
> only is the industry not dead, but it's been growing at double-digit
> rates in the last several years, despite the utter failure of anyone in
> the industry to significantly stop piracy.
>
> Moreover, it's been a *living* industry, changing and growing,
> producing not just rehashes of the tired-old-standbys (although,
> naturally like any other industry, it hasn't at all shied away from
> milking any cash cow to death) but interesting new material or new
> approaches to old stuff.
>
> Not bad for an industry some thought, a decade or so back, was
> doomed to destruction.
>
>
>

Well "moe" became a thing. Close enough.
Re: Update: Anime Industry Still Not Destroyed [message #336464 is a reply to message #336463] Sun, 29 January 2017 18:34 Go to previous message
Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoo is currently offline  Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoo
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On 1/29/17 6:31 PM, David Johnston wrote:
> On 1/29/2017 3:00 PM, Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) wrote:
>>
>> I ran across one of Starcade's old rant threads, and realized that
>> the thread (quoting Watanabe as Nabeshin) had included a prediction of
>> the entire collapse and destruction of the industry in five years, a
>> prediction taken of course as gospel by Starky...
>>
>> ... and the thread was ten years old. A quick search shows that not
>> only is the industry not dead, but it's been growing at double-digit
>> rates in the last several years, despite the utter failure of anyone in
>> the industry to significantly stop piracy.
>>
>> Moreover, it's been a *living* industry, changing and growing,
>> producing not just rehashes of the tired-old-standbys (although,
>> naturally like any other industry, it hasn't at all shied away from
>> milking any cash cow to death) but interesting new material or new
>> approaches to old stuff.
>>
>> Not bad for an industry some thought, a decade or so back, was
>> doomed to destruction.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Well "moe" became a thing. Close enough.

True, you need to have Larry and Curly too.


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