The online review Digibro spreads awareness of just how much anime depends on sales from SO FEW people, how we take it for granted, and how there are so many behind-the-scenes business horror stories that I wasn’t even aware of! Just be prepared for some really fast talking!
Watch it, for the sake of Digi’s broken foot!
And if you dig his videos, support him on Patreon, and follow him on the social’z.
A couple of things:
- I don’t think almost any anime depends on the views it gets from airings, it’s pretty much all about the DVD/BD, merch, and if an adaptation, manga/light novel sales.
- I wouldn’t suggest importing the Japanese BD/DVDs, buy the other merch instead and don’t buy horribly overpriced discs. Especially if it doesn’t even come with English subs.
- imo part of what needs to happen is that (legal) streaming needs to move on to having a download option. Part of why people download/torrent over streaming is because the option in the majority of cases is just plain better. I can watch it when my internet is down, the quality is nicer, no dealing with buffering if I want to rewind it a bit, being able to adjust the subs which is great for me, plus no dealing with bs like your favorite anime being taken down because crunchyroll/netflix lost the rights to it.
If you wanna combat piracy, offer a product that’s as good or better than the illegal option.
Oh and get rid of these stupid fucking region locks. Fortunately it doesn’t impact me much but there is no reason why in this day and age when everything is online, legally or not, why we should have such anti consumer measures in place.
You can be mature and respectful and still have a dirty sense of humour.
You can curse a lot and still be highly intelligent with a massive vocabulary.
You can be quiet and reserved and still be witty and even outgoing in certain circles.You can be intelligent and sharp-minded and still forget what month it is
you can dance if you wanna, you can leave your friends behind
there are people in the fandom who can
- write fanfictions
- draw fanarts
- create gifs
- think of theories
- edit stuff
and then there’s me
But there’s you, who
- Read our fanfictions
- Like/Reblog/Commission us for our fanarts
- View our gifs
- Support our theories
- Are amused by our edits
You are just as important as the rest of us.