Okay. Sorry bout that delay…
I see that anime as an entire medium has become significantly more mainstream. That simultaneously has been a blessing as well as a curse, because while more people are accepting of anime than when I was a kid, the majority seems to be opinionated on what constitutes as good programs. The toxicity of the community is one of the significant downfalls as well.
The flip side of that is because of the more mainstream acceptance of anime, shows that may never had have a chance to see the light outside of Japan say 10 years ago are being enjoyed worldwide this very day! Also, thanks to that, we’re also getting more English releases of manga, and companies are going back and producing dubs for shows that had success in the west when they were originally released sub only!
(I’m certain everyone here knows my love for Yami, and to finally hear her speaking in English made my heart melt! )