any thoughts as to what this means (might mean) for titles that Hulu licenses from CR/Funimation (or wherever)
any thoughts on "Western" companies and anime-esque stuff? Netflix/Dreamworks produced VOLTRON and it did well
@seltzermx I’m with you. Right now I pay $50/year for an Annual Crunchy subscription and I don’t honestly foresee myself paying any more regardless of what “value-adding” crap they offer. If they take away that offer I don’t watch enough to make it worth it. I’ll just watch what’s on Netflix instead.
@sinnoaria I think it depend on what you defined as an H-game, if it's something like Fate Stay/night, it's not a problem, if it's one of thoose game advertise on streaming/porn site then it's not really the same thing.
@bloodygaikotsu Yeah, I was just implying that the Twin Engine works might not translate to a huge surge in popularity for Amazon. On the other hand, the target audience for those anime might have less qualms to pay for Prime as a means to watch anime than, say, the average resident of /r/anime.
I'm not sure I fully understand the idea behind this topic so I probably might wonder off-topic. But still. Anime has turned seasonal since forever (or at the very least 2008-2010) which is a good thing because in the prior age it has been plagued with anime original endings and other god awful mockery of the source. On the other side, anime is now a lot less standalone and self-contained, often feels like a short promotion.
But it's not like it's something new, the current generation possibly doesn't even remember those times...? And not much has changed since the shift, except maybe the introduction of split-cours and seasons becoming shorter and shorter.
Maybe for some it feels like the seasons have become more frequent and hence more "seasonal" but in reality it's really just Shounen Jump. While they did more long-running series before, nowadays they usually prefer to test the waters first and then continue with the more popular franchises. Plus they are now giving at least one season to literally any relatively popular manga.
Others are pretty much doing the same thing they have always done though. Unfortunately, I don't feel like there are all that more sequels than before, just the usual super-popular things, the rest stops at two seasons at best. Often it's pseudo "two" seasons when they cut a planned 24-episode series into 2 seasons of 12 eps. And as always the best stuff usually has only one >_>
@myskaros Thank you for letting us know that the manga is restarting, that is really good news.
The manga restarting may be testing the waters to see if things have calmed down. If it goes well and the there doesn't seem to be a big PR hit for Kadokawa then it would be a good sign to the rest of us that the books may be restarting "soon".
If Sam does know anything he probably will share it with us as soon as he can. I doubt he would want to do anything that could breach the trust Hobby Japan has placed in him.
There was a point where it was stated that you could fill up on xp all you want but until you did something massive that tested your soul to the breaking point, something that would win the favor of the gods, you would never level.
So sitting in a safe arena, dueling against others without risk of death might work for raising your stats it will never count as a great feat for gaining a level.
Bell truly was risking everything he had to save his Familia and the home he had gained for himself from someone who wanted to destroy it on a whim, for amusement.
Think of how hard you would fight to save the single most important thing you had if someone else wanted to destroy it for laughs.
Plus, Orario (i know, spelling) forced Ares to give up almost every single soldier that he brought in the invasion force. Why? To deny him the high class Falna they had gained facing against some of the top Familias of the city. So people know you can stat raise vs other people, but it seems to be like martial arts training in reality.
If you do not face opponents who are strong, you will gain nothing, and can even loose the honed edge of skill.