Do you think /a/ is a large part of the anime community and is actually a big influence on what people watch? How do you think it affects the American anime industry?
/a/ is basically gaia so yeah
Apparently we're a small contingent of elitests. The main group are the Narutards and TVfags and streamfags.
4chan level otaku is the highest you can get without being Japanese.
Hell no, on both counts.
not at all, /a/ is full of faggots
Kaiji and Akagi are mega popular here, but none of the other anime communities discuss them as frequently as we do.
so, that's a yes then? Since the cancer that is /a/ leaks into communities like gaia/animesuki where all the buyfags hang out at.
>anime community and is actually a big influence on what people watch
To some degree since you see fansub groups paying lip service to 4chan all the time.
>affects the American anime industry?
4chan alone probably has no influence but the Internet as a whole does. Lucky Star shouldn't have been licensed but it did because everyone became gay for it online.
It's becoming more popular....trust me.
Localized Lucky Star is going to be even more fail than it already is.
All the anime and japanese cultural references are going to make NO sense.
But then again, the cancer that is buyfaggotry sometimes leaks onto /a/.
Some things that are popular here such as Princess Tutu, LOGH or whatever may only be known here, but /a/ still talks more about the most popular things that are known by all animu fans. Geass, GL, Lucky Star, Haruhi.
Except it will for the weeaboos....who'll be buying them.....
/a/ is a pretty small "community" compared to other anime sites. Or really, how popular it gets will not matter to the anime industry as the people here are not highly respected.
My viewing habits are usually in sync on my own, but I have gone and watched random series and shows blindly and had positive results.
/a/'s recommendations are always good when it isn't trolling.
you forgot to include daytime /a/'s favorites: Bleach, one piece and naruto
Either it's people comparing collections or just trolling desired to kick shit around. It's not like Answerman comes on here and yells at us.
Loli is a staple of /a/. I doubt the LOL AMERICAN ANIME INDUSTRY want anything to do with us.