Recently, I had a thought in regards to anime and it’s current commercial nature. As we know in the West, anime is something we consume typically either in the form of physical media (DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.) or on the Internet. And I’d wager that the Internet is by far the largest channel through which we consume anime.
But in Japan, obviously that’s not quite the case. Anime is still heavily restricted and commercialized via major broadcast networks, and it’s main channel of distribution is TV.
The question is, how long will it remain this way?Continue reading “The Future of Commercial Anime”