(11-12-2015, 06:47 PM)Chrome Wrote: This is pretty much a repeat in many series from Highschool DXD and other harem series and whatnot. Nothing different, nothing interesting, just a complete repeat of any other cringeworthy harem series.
Here's something that's been on my mind: When a work of entertainment is considered for export and possibly dubbing, the studio has to consider whether it'd be worth it in the first place. You may witness this in all the lesser centers of cinema, ranging from Bombay, to Beijing, to Johannesburg; as well as with countless novels penned throughout every nation. With the aforementioned forms of media, there appears to be a loose correlation between the quality of the work, and the exposure it gets outside of its native market. Practically, an international border may be likened to a filter which allows only the finest of productions to pass through to its interior.
Returning to the matter at hand: Owing to its explosive rise in popularity within the past two decades, anime seems to have become a special case. Obviously the studios involved exercise some
measure of discretion (so long as it's profitable), but I'm kinda curious as to just how many shows aren't even considered for export or localization; how many shows are either so niche or so unbelievably appalling that they didn't even bother. You guys seem a lot more well-versed in current events, so I thought I'd ask.