We might not be The Avengers, but nevertheless Team GLORIO USA has assembled for an honest discussion about Netflix and the state of how we watch anime in 2018.
Opening Song: “Emotional literacy” by BRADIO
2:26 Quick shout out to Full Metal Panic and HInamatsuri for laser targeting themselves to Gee and Jel’s anime tastes
8:27 The Crunchyroll and Funimation Partnership – a short lived magical anime streaming utopia
12:45 The rise and fall of Anime Strike and the problems with anime on Amazon
22:36 The Anime Network rises from the grave as HIDIVE
30:30 The history of Netflix and anime and why it hasn’t been a good fit
49:53 The Violet Evergarden Situation and moving backwards
(The ANN Netflix column that made me angry)
53:50 Actual original content is OK (probably)
56:30 The importance of community watching
1:04:28 The Big Question: is it OK to go back to fansubs?
1:11:11 If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: What Netflix could learn from the Crunchyroll Story
(Minor clarification: In 2009 Crunchyroll struck a deal with TV Tokyo, which included shares in the company. This deal got them Naruto Shippuden and made them clean out all unlicensed content. The rest is history.)
1:13:36 Netflix is the new TV and could do a lot of good for the growth of anime
1:17:32 Will Netlfix change their anime strategy in the future?