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Anime Lacked a Global Audience, Until Netflix Decided to Help Save it

Anime has always had a small, faithful audience but nothing more. Netflix is trying to give it the recognition and credit it deserves.

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gunnerforlife1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

Yh not in the uk. The anime selection here is piss poor.

NewMonday1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

"Anime Lacked a Global Audience"

WHAT?!!!

Anime has been popular world wide since the 80's, especially in non English nations in Europe/Latin America and the world.

Future Boy Conan
Grandizer
Harlock
tons of Anime adaptations of classic novels

modelgod1147d ago

GRANDIZER....NICE! So now ppl are gonna say that Netflix brought Anime to the forefront, unbelievable right? To be honest, all I watch is Anime. I guess if it's not Disney or Pixar then it doesn't exist. You know how many Animes have been blacked balled by the Academy? And those are the commercial Anime that we're nominated for an Oscar, not even the REAL anime that us extremely intelligent, video game slinging, puzzle solving, escape room enthusiasts, folks like to watch. Netflix......sighs!!!

NewMonday1147d ago

@modelgod
yep

everybody outside US & UK know the Lion King is a lame rip-off of the White Lion

Yi-Long1148d ago

It never lacked a global audience. Many millions of folks all around the world are downloading the latest shows straight from Japan.

Anime has lacked publishers in the West. And the few publishers it has, have priced those few titles they bought and own at such a high and greedy level that it's not very appealing for new folks to give it a try.

Not to mention broadcasters being too conservative to put it on the air.

rdgneoz31148d ago

All my anime comes a day or so after it airs in Japan and gets fan subs. I prefer the Japanese voice actors to some of the piss poor English voice actors and censoring of some animes for American viewers (JP DBZ is miles ahead of some of the censored English broadcasts for example. Master Roshi is so much more hilariously pervy in the JP versions and they'll show more violence in them as well). And yah, seeing the prices for some animes makes me laugh.

modelgod1147d ago

Who the hell disagreed w/your post? Unbelievable! ! I binged DBZ super and now waiting a week for the next episode is KILLING ME! ! I thought the fighters from universe 10 we're strong? Android 17 is killing them!! I think it's universe 10, the characters that use the "power of love. " my motto is: " if you prefer English then your not a real Anime fan.'

DragoonsScaleLegends1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

Master Roshi is hardly in any Dragon Ball Z episodes, maybe in Dragon Ball but I don't remember anything being censored in that either... Are you talking about Dragon Ball Super? Regardless of anything being censored in the TV broadcasts, the Blu-ray releases and streamed versions don't have anything censored. What 'violence' has ever been censored in Dragon Ball Z's American release?

modelgod1147d ago

Speaking of which, I heard that Goku will undergo a new transformation during his fight w/ Jiren. Is it true?

DragoonsScaleLegends1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

Yes more pointless transformations that Vegeta will struggle to get.

Mikefizzled1148d ago

Lol what? Crunchyroll has 1m paid subscriptions and 20m users. Netflix just has capital to fund projects but now has a hilariously large amount of debt.

spicelicka1148d ago

Lol wtf i don't even watch a lot of anime but netflix had nothing to do with "saving" it. Not sure who decided it needed saving, it's always been popular globally.

modelgod1147d ago

I don't know about "saving " it. Not everything is meant to be embraced by everyone. Maybe Netflix should help the Switch. Joking!

DragoonsScaleLegends1147d ago

modelgod - "Who the hell disagreed w/your post? Unbelievable! ! I binged DBZ super and now waiting a week for the next episode is KILLING ME! ! I thought the fighters from universe 10 we're strong? Android 17 is killing them!! I think it's universe 10, the characters that use the "power of love. " my motto is: " if you prefer English then your not a real Anime fan.'"

Nothing wrong with preferring your native language in the tv shows you watch. Why you act like you are a superior fan to the fans who also watch and buy anime is beyond me. Also I disliked his comment...

modelgod1147d ago

Not my post. It was the Rdgneoz3 post.

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