'There was a time when people were under the impression that anime is a culture that can gain respect worldwide'
> "The bubble has burst" in Japan for the anime industry, Yamamoto said.He said the reluctance of the anime industry to change its business practices has driven down wages, drained the creative spirit and consequently turned off many fans.
>"It is becoming the norm to order some of our work to anime productions in China and South Korea. Not because we want to suppress our personnel costs, but rather because we are unable to find enough people to work (in Japan)," Yamamoto, 36, said.
>He said that while the skills and quality of work produced in those countries are improving, "many of the works appear to have been influenced strongly by Japanese designs."
>"I'm hoping that something that is typical of that country will come out," Yamamoto said. Yamamoto's expectations come from watching the domestic industry become glutted with similar anime styles.
>"There was a time when people were under the impression that anime makes money, and that anime is a culture that can gain respect worldwide," Yamamoto said. "But at the same time, the priority has been on quantity."
>Working conditions have remained dire, and the industry has been hit by a chronic shortage of creators.The recession exacerbated the animators' woes as sponsorships have shriveled since around 2007. With television broadcasters cutting their budgets, the anime industry has tried to make up for lost sales through DVD productions. But even that strategy has been undermined by illegal broadcasts on the Internet.
>Another concern for the industry is a possible shrinking fan base. Estimates put the population of die-hard anime fans at around 150,000. But Yamamoto suspects the number now falls short of 100,000. Part of the reason, Yamamoto said, is that producers, including himself, devoted too much of their energies in creating cutesy "moe" (budding)-type characters in hopes of making sure-sell products in an already small market.
>"Although the otaku (geek) market is said to be a robust one, even the otaku are not immune to Japan's economic doldrums," Yamamoto said.
Haha Yamakan. Hopefully WUG bombs so he finally quits directing.
>Yamakan is butthurt about not being a world class director.
daily troll xd thred
gotta samefag some moar, op
>But even that strategy has been undermined by illegal broadcasts on the Internet.
It's all your fault /a/.
I think that a lot of problems with the anime industry stems from the fact that the plot is written by 9-year olds.
The shows generally turn into clusterfucks after 6-7 episodes, the creative capital of the writers seems to run out after that. Perhaps a solution would be to make the seasons shorter?
The talent simply isn't there. Making seasons shorter wouldn't really fix that.
>Part of the reason, Yamamoto said, is that producers, including himself, devoted too much of their energies in creating cutesy "moe" (budding)-type characters in hopes of making sure-sell products in an already small market.
And to fix this problem Yamakan makes an anime about seven cute girls. Sasuga Yamakan. True creative and business genius.
and I'd do it again, not out of hate, but out of love.
Anime doesn't know what it needs, but I do.
I don't want anime to be influenced by my country
if downloading it can prevent it then I'll download like hell