Timeenforceranubis: ''We’re quickly catching up to the Japanese industry. Nowadays, it’s possible to watch new anime within a day or so of its airing in Japan, which wasn’t possible just a few years ago. It’s nice to be able to ride the nuance and freshness of being this close to the source time-wise, but the speed at which we’re catching up to the Japanese industry has caused problems as well.
First of all, I think it’s important to understand that the US is an auxiliary market to the Japanese anime industry. That is to say, the vast majority of anime is created to sell in Japan first, with only a handful of exceptions created specifically to appeal to Americans. This being the case, we ride the waves of their industry and there’s not much we can do about that, unless we all decided to collectively drop a whole lot of money on DVDs.
That brings us to moé. Right now there’s a lot of moé in anime. Not quite as much as there used to be, but a lot nonetheless, and people still complain about it and demonize it, pretending to have a discussion about it, all while shooting down any legitimate discussion being had about it. This is very harmful.''