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Anime News Editorial – Bang Zoom Over?

April 28, 2010

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Bang Zoom’s CEO lashes out at his customers, but does he have a good reason?
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  1. Tyler permalink
    April 28, 2010 7:50 PM

    ALL valid points and more companies should stop bitching at customers as being the problem just because they find the easiest way of gaining access to their prefered entertainment and start working FOR the consumer to HELP them find an easier way of getting this stuff.

  2. April 28, 2010 8:21 PM

    Wait, they’re re-releasing Golgo 13 anime? =D To quote you directly, “BUY!” =D

    Beyond that, I agree with Tyler up there.

  3. April 28, 2010 8:27 PM

    In it’s current model, anime is a dead industry.

    Anime is WAY too expensive to produce, sell and buy (especially if it’s dubbed) and is only sold to a very small audience. Japan and America do NOT get along as well as they should (considering the ENTIRE anime market in japan is smaller than one US state) and the anime fans of the download generation are parasites who have grown up on free lunch as far as anime is concerned.

    As far as I see it, the only way anime survives in ANY form is if Japan is cut out of the picture. Without importing, licensing, and international red tape, animations can be produced for a fraction of the cost by home grown companies and can be released without fear of consumers downloading the product MONTHS before it’s available for sale.

    Is anime without Japan still anime? Hardcore fans will say no, but when they have nothing left I suspect they might change their tune.

  4. April 28, 2010 11:08 PM

    Am I the only one who noticed the inaccuracies in that Australian news report?

  5. April 29, 2010 4:53 PM

    Not necessarily porn…just adult issues that don’t get stuck in the dullness of our own reality without making it a dorama

  6. phr34kish permalink
    April 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    I was linked to your site through a friend, and left a similar comment with him, but thought you might appreciate it:

    See now, this video is just making me giggle. My business class had a case study revolving around the threat that new media sites (like hulu, youtube, and this case crunchyroll) has against traditional media companies, and how they’re suffering. To me it just makes common sense: if you’re gonna run a business, you need to follow the demands of your market. Supply and demand. If the demand has changed, you /change the supply/. Basic principle of business. The fact that this CEO is bitching to his customer’s about their habits on where and when they’re getting their media is a perfect example of why he should NOT be the president of the company and perhaps needs to hire a new marketing manager and, oh, I dunno. Think outside the box for once. There IS money to be made, it’s just not in traditional DVD sales. And, it doesn’t help that most “dubbing” and dvd subs has such a bad reputation amongst anime fans for being bad quality or inaccurate, it’s not going to help their case any. Fandubbers and Fansubbers provide a better quality product, hands down. Perhaps this guy should just hire some of them and use’s iTunes’ format of, gee, paying for individual downloads. iTunes has trumped any market for online video media and song downloads and is making TONS of money – even with pirating happening! But, that’s a different tangent.

    I had to giggle at the end though. That last bit about what anime to make, almost exactly described Black Lagoon. lol Except for the daughter. I don’t think he actually had one. 😉

  7. April 30, 2010 1:21 PM

    Want another reason why FUNimation will be kicking Bang Zoom’s ass into obscurity?


  8. Dorne permalink
    May 5, 2010 8:38 AM

    Marzgurl has such adult tastes 🙂

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