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34360 No. 34360 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
There's a neat annual report from the Association of Japanese animators that summarizes marketshare and revenues of the anime industry
https://aja.gr.jp/download/anime_ind_rpt2019_summary_en

The report itself is in English so it's worth skimming. There's lots of neat information there such as the geographic distribution of animation studios, geographic breakdown of overseas markets, and top sources of music royalty. What's interesting is that – unless I'm misinterpreting – overseas markets are actually substantial chunk of the entire revenue stream, which runs contrary to what I'd assumed. Although it's possible that this is due to how the categories are defined; I think if you limit yourself to TV and then compare foreign vs domestic the latter would dominate revenue-wise.
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34373
>>34360
Does that overseas market include merchandise and streaming? I thought revenue from streaming was not that large...

And who makes up the majority of that overseas market share? From my guess it just has to be the Chinese and the worst Koreans. Both of those groups are huge weebs.
>> No. 34374 [Edit]
>>34373
Overseas is defined as "overseas Japanese animation revenues (movies, TV, videogram, MD, etc.). So yes I think the "in a broad sense" chart includes merchandise as well as revenue from character-branded gacha-games. There's also a second chart for trends in a "limited sense" which focuses more strictly on revenue to animation studios (e.g. the "merchandising" category for the "broad sense" is defined as "domestic animation-related merchandise revenue" whereas the "limited sense" is defined as "a total of distributions (read: royalties?) receivable by studios in connection with rights licensed for merchandising, promotions, and events").

But even here overseas revenue is still a substantial chunk. It can't just be streaming because even in 2002 overseas revenue is on the same order magnitude as domestic TV revenue. Maybe it's just the fact that "overseas" has everything rolled into one. If you were to separate that category further by TV revenue vs merchandise vs others I think it'd probably show that overseas streaming revenue was dwarfed by others.

Breakdown by overseas markets shows US, Canada, and China largest in terms of number contracts for licensing. I don't know how this translates revenue-wise.

Post edited on 22nd May 2020, 8:25pm
>> No. 34375 [Edit]
>>34370
>Is this sarcasm?
Indeed I am.
>> No. 34378 [Edit]
>>34374
Makes sense. So does that mean things like gacha and merchandise are still more profitable than streaming by a large margin?

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34256 No. 34256 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A Kirara adaptation from a brand new studio.
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>> No. 34298 [Edit]
>>34297
Excuse me but what the fuck kind of aspect ratio is that, oh god it's the worst thing since 9/11
>> No. 34299 [Edit]
>>34297
Both of them look kind of shit, just in different ways.
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34303
>>34297
The 'proper' version still doesn't look too good to me.
>> No. 34305 [Edit]
>>34303
There were some scenes that looked better in the drawn version compared to the CG. Of course the interesting part is that they bothered to fully-flesh and color a drawn version in the first place (unless they only decided to switch to CG very late).

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33555 No. 33555 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I found why the theatrical version of Evangelion isn't so popular in the West.
It's format is based on traditional Japanese arts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo-ha-kyu

Eva 1: 'the first act as "Love"; the play opens auspiciously, using gentle themes and pleasant music to draw in the attention of the audience'.
Eva 2: 'The second act is described as "Warriors and Battles" (shura). Though it need not contain actual battle, it is generally typified by heightened tempo and intensity of plot'.
Eva 3 Q (kyu): 'The third act, the climax of the entire play, is typified by pathos and tragedy. The plot achieves its dramatic climax'.
Eva 4: 'the fourth act as a michiyuki (journey), which eases out of the intense drama of the climactic act, and often consists primarily of song and dance rather than dialogue and plot'.
Eva 5: 'The fifth act, then, is a rapid conclusion. All loose ends are tied up, and the play returns to an auspicious setting'.
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34173
>>34167
>>34170
Stop posting, for everyone's sake.
>> No. 34174 [Edit]
>>34170
>Pretentious, is that supposed to be deregitory?

Well yes, if you knew what the word even meant which you evidently don't.
>> No. 34177 [Edit]
>>34174
I know what it means; I, however, have no reason to believe you. Do you believe your word is better than mine? Oh my, then, it's almost like you're me, being pretentious, acting superior.
I mean, if we're equal, and I claim I am not pretentious but you claim I am, who is right? Neither of us, right? Because we're equal. Unless somebody is better than the other, unless you are superior to me or I am to you, then neither of us can claim to be correct.
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>>34177

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33903 No. 33903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone else want to go to school with a bunch of animals?
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>> No. 34219 [Edit]
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34219
I wonder how often this actually happens in nature, if at all.
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34235
wow, I never really noticed how tiny she is.
>> No. 34237 [Edit]
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34237
Would you milk these cows?
>> No. 34263 [Edit]
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34263
Fun anime. Concept sounded trite but the execution saves the show. A good newbie anime but still has something for those who has seen a lot.

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34194 No. 34194 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone here seen this?
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>> No. 34198 [Edit]
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34198
Typical male anime protag in a nutsell.
>> No. 34199 [Edit]
>>34194
I was streaming it with a couple of anons and I really thought it was boring. I really dont watch seasonal anime, and I havent really enjoyed one in years.

The girl has a cute design though, She reminds me of Remilia.
>> No. 34202 [Edit]
I couldn't resist picking it up, Iwanaga is too cute.

>>34199
Now that you mention it, I can see a little resemblance.
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34262
>>34194
One eye & one leg tsundere? Oh My Goddess.
https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/9377/Nendoroid+Kotoko+Iwanaga.html

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33909 No. 33909 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Nyaa!
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>> No. 34243 [Edit]
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34243
I can't believe they did it.
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34253
Can't say I'm a big fan of blatantly traced or edited photos for backgrounds.
>> No. 34254 [Edit]
>>34253
They look so surreal – like those "2D girl in the real world" edits.
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34258
ep12 started so similar to the second half of ep4 I had to check at least four times to see if I was on the right ep.

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34181 No. 34181 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have any of you guys tried this?

https://github.com/bloc97/Anime4K
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34188
On the other hand, with more average quality source, like 720p tv rips, it seems to always look worse. most of the difference this algorithm makes is with object edges, and with this the lines get larger and although they have sharper edges it looks off in motion, original is better in this case. Oh and this is halved side to side instead of top and bottom, more obvious though. Unfortunately, it can't be used to make bad things look good, it's really mostly good for making already good things look a little bit better.

Post edited on 3rd Mar 2020, 6:14pm
>> No. 34244 [Edit]
By the way, there is an update to this (v2.1) that looks way better with lower quality files. It removes most all of the sharpening artifacts all over the previous versions and looks pretty nice with 720p and even 480p upscaling. I would recommend checking it out.
>> No. 34246 [Edit]
>>34244
I finally had a chance to try it out, and I'm quite impressed – not necessarily because of the quality of the result but more because having an open-source, real-time upscaling algorithm is amazing. It doesn't even require obscene amounts of compute-power, running fairly well on an old laptop (albeit with an nvidia discrete gpu).

The results are as promised, resulting in crisper edges without too heavy of an "over-sharpened" look. I still maintain that the overall benefit is marginal since it's probably not going to revolutionize your watching experience.
>> No. 34249 [Edit]
>>34246
I agree it is impressive this sort of thing can exist now. The way I see it, functionally, is more of a one step replacement for all of those convoluted guides on how to set up MPC-HC properly that people used to swear by for some reason. I never once noticed a perceivable difference with those or any other player side tweaking except for putting my face an inch away from the screen looking at screencaps. With this it's easily noticeable even watching normally. I think it has gotten better than the stock upscaling algorithm in most all cases so I see no reason not to use it, at least personally. I don't even really mind low quality things as much either, most stuff I watch is purposely lower res to save on HDD space.

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33854 No. 33854 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This season's Kirara adaption. Gather around while we watch cute girls forge friendships as they seek to discover an asteroid. If you liked Slow Start, give this a shot!
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34217
>>34209
Moemoe is now just moe.
>> No. 34239 [Edit]
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34239
I'm not a particular fan of the second new kouhai club member. Even with her tragic "backstory" the needless cynicism and pessimism seems quite out of place with the rest of the show.
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34240
>>34239
I think it's really cute to see her warm up and start to loosen up. Like in the newest episode when she suggested making the TeruTeru-Bozu and got really into it.
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34248
I'm going to miss them..

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33103 No. 33103 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Cromartie High School was one of the first anime I watched and dubbed happened to be the thing most readily available at the time. I enjoyed it a lot. Soon after that I started avoiding dubs altogether for pretty much the same reasons as everybody else, but over the years I always rewatched Cromartie dubbed. I'm not here to debate or anything, and I apologize if this is inappropriate, but is it possible that there's something special about Chromartie's dub?

When it comes to comedy, I'm tempted to say dubs are least bad, but I wouldn't really know for sure and I imagine they have a lot of the same problems as others like added vulgarity to emulate American "adult cartoons". Crayon Shin Chan is another show I watched dubbed and I know they changed cultural references so as to not confuse American audiences, so if I ever rewatch that, i'd like to see it subbed. Then there's the case of Ghost Stories, which was too vulgar for my taste and pretty much the same as "abridged" shit. What do you think about these outliers?

Post edited on 19th Jul 2019, 2:20am
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>> No. 34231 [Edit]
>>34230
The one i downloaded back when i saw it included the original jap track and legit english subs.
It wasnt good.Its true though that they couldnt market easily shows other than school adventures/space operas/action-adventures and most of us had to find the good series later on when internet came along.
But i dont see why they would care about being able to market it.
In europe there were numerous channels that bought the cheapest and lowest budget series from Japan, gave them horrible localizations and broadcasted them en mass.Its a matter of economics really.The fact that they ignored other more serious series has to do with the fact that they were targeted only at kids as "jap cartoons" thats why the adult ovas never made it here.And to a great degree this is still the case.Hence the self-censor of most series that are being imported in the west.Not to mention general censorship in all jap media intended for the wes hey are still considered to be targeted at younger audiences and only them.
>> No. 34232 [Edit]
>>34230
Yeah I saw the original version without a single clue the dub was famous, and I actually kinda liked it.
>> No. 34233 [Edit]
>>34232
I saw a lot of old OVAs that I thoroughly enjoyed only to find western anime journalists or dubbing companies made everyone hate it.
>> No. 34234 [Edit]
>>34232
I, too, enjoyed it to some extent. The OP is now nostalgic.

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32770 No. 32770 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Season2 is out now.
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33029
>>33028
Simple, this is how.
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33054
Wow, thats was a really sugoi punch.
>> No. 33081 [Edit]
>>33054
That it is... only one punch!
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34165
>>33028
the latest ova might explain that to you

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34105 No. 34105 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some good Mahou Shoujo animus? I've watched ones like Moetan and Nurse Witch Komugi, and I want to watch something similar.
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>> No. 34120 [Edit]
Don't suppose you've ever considered precure? or is that a bit too long?
>> No. 34125 [Edit]
>>34120
I never really could get into it, I did try.
>> No. 34126 [Edit]
>>34114
Does Nanoha or Yuuki Yuuna sound like what you're looking for in terms of seriousness?
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34139
Watch Card Captor Sakura if you haven't already.
It's more serious than the shows you listed but it's one of the best magical girl shows out there.

Also, it's not 100% Mahou Shoujo but, you'd probably like Magical Pokaan.

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