In this post, I’ll be ranking common ways to “support the anime industry” from least helpful to most helpful, from the perspective of a Western anime fan.
As new business sectors expand, specialists start to become necessary.
At the tail end of 2020, Sony set out to purchase Crunchyroll. AT&T, Crunchyroll’s owners, wanted to shed debt, and Sony wants to dominate the anime space. It’s a match made in business heaven. The US government, however, has some questions.
Sony is about to own the US anime market.
Being reliant on revenue from overseas would put the anime industry at the mercy of other nations’ market forces.
If AnimeLog manages to see wild success, it could be the beginning of a paradigm shift, but the deck is stacked against it.
I probably own well over $3000 worth of anime figures. I didn’t buy them because I wanted to “support” anyone.