>>12832410>If they can't pay for licensing rights, then the Japanese companies won't have as much money to
make their shows, so you end up with shit made on a shoestring budget.
WOW, people actually believe that any company in any industry that trades in intellectual property and entertainment actually builds a business model that focuses on international revenue?
Trust me, if you think an animation studio in area 11 plans to spend a fuckton on a show and hope to make even a moderate chunk of their profit from international sales after their series (hopefully) gets licensed a year after it comes out and they somehow make back what they spent even with all the middle men sucking up monies left and right, you are a moron.
Anime studios have their entire profit model based on sales and merchandising domestically at other 11s, considering not every show gets licensed and international sales are basically a gamble. Its icing on the cake for them, the cake itself is baked by how many DVDs and body pillows ronrey otaku in Tokyo buy, not by how well it does in Amerikka. Ergo not supporting anime industry in North America has negligible effects on the Japanese one and only royally fucks over localizers and distributors for said region
tl:dl Learn2 business model intellectual property and merchandising of entertainment