The US anime industry is crumbling at our very feet

Image of Hazuki just because

Our good ol’ buddy Justin Sevakis wrote a little piece over at the ANN talking about the crumbling US anime industry. This is kind of the same stuff we’ve been hearing for a while, but apparently it’s fucking dire now. Some other cool dudes have written things about it, and we’re also having something of a discussion over here.

Apparently I’m in the minority when it comes to ditching my fansubs once the official releases hit. Near as I’m concerned, fansubs have nothing on US releases, and I’d much rather have a polished US release over some fansub. But I guess I’m old fashioned in wanting to support things I love. That said, I don’t buy every fucking thing I download. No, not at all. Fansubs are my way of keeping current with the Japanese fans, and like the Japanese fans, if I like the show, I’ll buy the DVD when it comes out. Yeah, I’m still stealing, but at least I support the stuff I like, and I’m fine with that.

Other than that, I have nothing more to say on this, so I’ll just sit back and watch.