A Youtube anime channel is being worked on by the Toei Animation, Kodansha, Nippon Animation studios. The page called aims to stop piracy.
We asked, and they listened. Or rather, we torrented, and they got sick of it.
Either way, the minds behind successful anime shows such as Dragon Ball Z and Attack on Titan are combining to create an anime channel on Youtube that will offset those pesky, illegal sites.
Of which I have no knowledge.
Check out the trailer for Attack On Titan:
Variety reports that so far the target market is currently local. However, there are also plans to add sub-titled content in English and Chinese for overseas fans.
Essentially, that’s 30 companies providing 3,000 anime titles by 2022, with the number of views per month reaching 300 million. No pressure.
Already Japanese companies such as Kadokawa and Toei Animation now have their own anime channels on YouTube. But if their powers of advertising revenue and audience market share combine, they will go super saiyan.
The Association of Japanese Animations’ survey for 2019 reported record growth for the sixth straight year, with earnings totalling $20 billion.
If you build it, the people will…subscribe.
“There exists a problem of illegal video distribution service these days, but “AnimeLog” will distribute only officially-licensed animations and operate as a safe channel that families can enjoy together,” said AnalyzeLog.
While we await this wonderful anime creation, may I remind you of the existing Netflix series Avatar: the Last Airbender? It’s available to stream on Netflix right now, and its sequel The Legend of Korra is available to stream on Stan.
If you’d prefer the Cheez TV days of anime, that’s also fine.