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Old 2009-03-10, 15:21   Link #128
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Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
Well, if you put it that way, there's always porn.
There is a market. And there is an audience. And there is the question whether there is a bursting anime bubble. And when you look at what generates the traffic in this forum, then - random popular example - Toradora beats Miyazaki's whole opus. So the question what happens to the anime subculture is not decided at Studio Ghibli but at the studios that produce the Toradora's.

Oh, and Toradora definitely is nothing one has to be ashamed of watching - but its appeal is not based on a big animation budget or that somebody at least makes it look good. On the other hand, big budget anime especially when targeting the international market can be very soulless, mechanical and appealing to lower instincts. Maybe not the instincts that demand moe blobs in fetish costumes but others. And Makoto Shinkai is a one-trick pony in my eyes.

In any case, to say it once again: the question what happens to the anime subculture is not decided at Studio Ghibli. And for the question how webtwopointoh affects movie or TV series production I see Ghibli rather in the same boat with Pixar than with e.g. Gainax. Because Ghibli's target is the mainstream audience.
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