Well what I said was the reality of the situation as far as rescues about diminishing value - Sentai has a short term strategy with these, due to lack of big mainstream properties - other companies have big ones and their rescues are not as impactful to them where decisions are made short term. AN and the companies involved look at the data of both ratings and what people buy via here, RSI, etc. So if people reward it via that they will get more rescues, if not, as shown in the last few months they’ll focus more on new stuff (especially when you consider months minus the announcement time frame, it’s been a long while since they did).
I personally want to see more rescues and dubs on Anime Network.
From a general and casual consumer perspective you’re right in that it’s just another title and money for one vs another.
psychopuppet and Cody push for either package, video quality or support for what the money symbolizes. Me as well to various degrees.
But there is a difference - Context and vital necessity. This is the Anime Network forums - which means most of the people saw a show via Anime Network or want to see a Sentai and Anime Network revival of more shows, more rescues and the restarting of dubs by supporting the shows they spent a lot on. So when they look at the context… their decisions of the last 4-5 months are markedly different from those previously - they don’t have a choice but to respond quickly to what the sales dictate to them, for good and bad.
There’s also the future. Money going to Geneon now as Cody has pointed out a lot lately is almost fruitless given as their head of marketing said they are just there until their remaining licenses expire. Every cent that goes into Sentai and Anime Network has very strong implications for near term and long term as well as decisions they make on what to pick up - this has always been the main thing I pushed for.
Ultimately it’s up to the buyer to make that choice, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t or can’t push for the pros of supporting the ADV past or current Sentai and Anime Network shows.
But my point is as what Cody was answering to Newshawk about, rescues are devalued properties and not as attractive for businesses for a variety of reasons, unless B&M is where they see getting most of the sales from or if it’s not available online readily.