This article is obviously a immature and unprofessional rant on everyone and the industry. The author of this article pretty much attack fans and the industry for reasons I rather not get in, but the way the editorial is written is unprofessional and has flaws… Why? It doesn’t leave for real solution to the problem except constant whining and RAEGing. Sure, there are going to be fans that are going to be unsatisfied, but that is life. Anime has always been a niche, but nothing will change that… If what I can only see is shows like Naruto and One Piece and if that is the only shows you can buy, I would stop watching anime… Let’s get real… one person cannot dictate what titles that licensing companies should license… It depends on the fanbase… I’m sure be outraged if a certain show that has a good amount of fanbase I want licensed never get licensed. It happens.
Now with simulcasts… People wouldn’t complain as much if these companies who are responsible for translating the subs for the show wasn’t so bad. The problem with them at the moment is that there is the lack of subs for the OP/ED, one of the biggest issues on top of the grammar and translation mistakes on the simulcast. What these companies should do is commission a fansub group to do all the sub work and then apply it to the simulcast with all the flashy fonts and stuff. If you compare simulcast subs to fansubs, there is a clear difference in technology advancement… Close that gap, up the sub and video quality and make it more accessible! Add more ads if you must! Offer downloadable episodes for subscribers to put on their portable devices without DRM. If that happens, there would be a less of a need for fans to use fansubs if the show is simulcasted.
With “no dub, no buy” or no blu-ray, I have written about that previously on the blog and yes, there was a list of 12 lame excuses as RyanA puts it. We know that if fans like the anime, they should support it by buying the DVD or related merchandise. However, the editorial fails to mention how lowly paid Japanese Animators to make the anime in the production company.
Overall, this editorial did not convince me at all or bring any new points that I already knew. I buy the DVDs and stuff… What else you want me to do… Jump off the bridge… Okay, I’m done with this editorial. Overall, he made a fool of himself for well the immaturity and also the unprofessional impressions he made by his rant…