Anime 3000 Panel - S02E01 - State of the Anime Industry
In the past six months, we’ve seen various anime companies fold under the weight of an economic recession as well as a decrease in demand from anime and manga consumers. This week we will discuss what role digital distribution has played in the success and failure of anime sales and print media. Will we witness a mainstreaming of anime in America, or will we see a decrease in hardcore anime fandom? Additionally, well forecast the future of the anime industry. Our panel this week includes Patrick Macias, Justin Sevakis and Michael Pinto.