>>120518619>Popularity is not relevant
It is actually, especially if you want to "push an agenda."
Pushing something and not having it actually reach anyone just means you wasted your money.>It averaged 8K.
Sales per week?
If so, that's shit.>And how is this even relevant?
Anon, follow the reply chain.
Original anime is so unpopular that one of the more recent relevant ones needs to be crowdfunded.
The crowdfunding it needs is a pittance, and comes from less than 8000 people.
ie. Original anime is not particularly popular anymore.>Then what is meaningful? Where is this true anime community that decides what is and isn't popular?
Umm, in Japan?
What kind of question is that?
How many of the 335k members on MAL are actual paying customers?
How many are going out and buying merchandise or buying blu-rays, or doing anything except streaming the show either on Crunchyroll or one of the dozens of free streaming sites?
That shit doesn't bring in money.>You are arbitrarily dismissing them because you don't want Sorayori to be popular.
No, I'm dismissing them because they're not relevant, since the opinions of random Americans do not dictate what is popular.>So, again, where is this real, true anime community that decides everything?
Again, it's in Japan.
And partially the rest of Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, etc. etc.)>Symphogear, Girls und Panzer, Nanoha, Yuuri on Ice, Love Live, Madoka, Strike Witches, Zombieland, Shirobako, Yuuki Yuuna, Precure, Aikatsu, Gridman, BanG Dream, WIXOSS
That's more like it.
Also you already mentioned Zombieland and Madoka.
And I wouldn't consider Love Live an original anime, but I'll count it just for the sake of argument.
So in total you've got roughly 25 original anime over the course of...~20-22 years.
So again, you're not really helping your argument here.>Licensing/distribution is sales.
No it's not.>Streaming is irrelevant?
When it comes to the western world's impact on anime, yes, it is.