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Wait, the anime industry’s broken?

Over at Shameful Otaku Secret, the venerable Otou-san has been discussing the woes of the anime industry of the past few days, first defining the problem and putting forth some ideas, then asking famous bloggers for their take on the issue. (As I write this last bit he’s putting the final post or two… Do go read, they’re all interesting, well-thought out reads.)

Of course I ain’t one of those featured bloggers; perhaps this has to do with me not even knowing that the anime industry was in dire straits in the first place, although I did hear that Japan’s economy had taken a bearish downturn in the last years. Or perhaps because I made the leap to “anime blogger” a whole month ago, so I’m not exactly world-famous… yet.

But there’s no law that says I can’t jump in, no? So here we go! In the blue corner: the poor beleaguered behemoth studios and licensing companies. In the red corner: evil fansubbers who eat babies for breakfast!

How anime companies would like to deal with fansubbers. (Artist rendition).

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NEW AND GRANDIOSE ANIME SEASON! Ready your snacks and your seat cushions, dear readers. I’ve already sampled a handful of the new season’s offerings. If you’re partial to panty shots, read on to see which series will scratch your ecchi itch!

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Life is a cycle.

I used to blog on my own GeoShitty site years ago. I applied my wit, back then, to telling amusing personal stories and ranting about the current events. To give you a rough idea of the timeframe, at the time, I endorsed John Kerry over Bush the Younger with all the passion that a very disinterested Canadian observer can muster.

Years! Centuries! Millenia! O Discordia, Stephen King would say.

Since then I’ve changed jobs three times, have received two university diplomas, started eating better in an attempt at fighting the growing spare tire I lug around – and which almost seems to have sprung overnight sometime between when I stopped jogging and got into a certain nameless MMORPG. In other words, lots of things have changed, and I’ve stopped writing.

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