So, will those Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese studios be able to pick up the slack and provide nerds with quality anime? It looks like globalization is bringing things to the point where the anime industry we're used to from Japan is never coming back to its former glory.
Then where are all the Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese anime DVDs...?
Too bad newer anime is shit anyway with the exception of Gundam 00 and a few others, maybe.
Oh, in other news. There will be a continuation of the Inuyasha anime. They're bringing back the original cast as well.
You missed the point. Animation has been subcontracted out to those three for something along the lines of the last 20 years. Most of the stuff on TV now save for the stuff done by very small studios (Astro Base Go and Titmouse) is done over there, then shipped back here.
This is a pretty interesting look into matters, I found.
But yeah, I'll agree with Japanese DVDs being horribly overpriced. I've imported a few in my time, and I can tell you, paying Â£20-30 for a single disc with four to five episodes on isn't very fun. Considering you can get dual-language subtitled 13-episode anime box sets in the UK for Â£15 on release day (depending on the series and where you buy, obviosuly), Japan are getting royally fleeced by their own stuff.