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Ermat_46



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:23 am Reply with quote
Frozen sold better than your chinese cartoons.
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Anime has been growing for the past 5 years, and yet we'll still see people insist it's dying.

-Stuart Smith
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:06 am Reply with quote
I think it's safe to say that the anime industry has fared pretty well with its increased selection of shows over these five years.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:10 am Reply with quote
I wonder what's going to be big this year to compete with Frozen and the like.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:45 am Reply with quote
I wonder how much of an impact if any simulcast has done with this because I would imagine there could be a small percent increase with legal import purchases.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:06 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
I wonder how much of an impact if any simulcast has done with this because I would imagine there could be a small percent increase with legal import purchases.
I don't think Oricon reports those though.
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Kaioshin_Sama



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Stuart Smith wrote:
Anime has been growing for the past 5 years, and yet we'll still see people insist it's dying.

-Stuart Smith


Yes but there's industry talk of it plateauing and second half of the year sales of anime were significantly poorer than the average. This year was frontloaded with stuff like Madoka Magica Movie, Love Live, Gundam Unicorn and Monogatari Second Season among others. Also this is talking about the whole entire Blu-Ray market, not just anime and hand picking a bunch of obvious best selling anime out of the pack. I'd also love to see how steep the drop off gets and if there's any growth at all once you get done with the blood sucker companies like Sony and Disney. Frozen is also a bit of an X Factor in this year that throws off the overall average completely and obviously Japan had nothing to do with the creation of that one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:31 pm Reply with quote
Ermat_46 wrote:
Frozen sold better than your chinese cartoons.

For starters you should get your geography right. Secondly, you do realize you are posting on a site for those cartoons right?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Thanks to Frozen must account for much of the increase - by itself it's 13% of BD units sold.

Also the reason imported films raised its share to 42% of Japan's 2014 theater receipts. Overall, the box office rose 6.6% last year to 207 billion yen, the highest since the 2010 record of 220 billion yen.

Next, we'll wait and see whether Japan's animation industry market continues growing for 3 years in a row.




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TopGunman



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:56 pm Reply with quote
Ermat_46 wrote:
Frozen sold better than your chinese cartoons.


Yes, but Japanese cartoons are still better than American. So saying American is better than Chinese isn't much of a contest.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:03 pm Reply with quote
Nice to see more roses sent Madoka Magica's way.
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kanjineogeo



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:21 pm Reply with quote
Does the effect of Studio Ghibli is the only reason why are you talking about Frozen on this forum?
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Nemo_N



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:23 pm Reply with quote
Stuart Smith wrote:
Anime has been growing for the past 5 years, and yet we'll still see people insist it's dying.

-Stuart Smith


Some people want to justify their dislike for some shows with something other than petty hatred.

They need to learn that, sometimes, something you hate is just that; something you hate. Not a harmful force in society.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:33 pm Reply with quote
kanjineogeo wrote:
Does the effect of Studio Ghibli is the only reason why are you talking about Frozen on this forum?

I really do not understand what you are asking, but I doubt that Studio Ghibli is the reason for Frozen being mentioned. I think that the only relationship between the two is that they are distributed by Disney.

ANN mentions Frozen because the Japanese news article that ANN is covering mentions Frozen.
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Fedora-san



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:35 pm Reply with quote
Ermat_46 wrote:
Frozen sold better than your chinese cartoons.


A standalone children's movie selling more than experimental shows aimed at adults? You don't say Rolling Eyes
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