IntangibleFancy wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:11 pm
DBZ_Lee wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:48 pm
will be repeated on Fuji TV's Satellite channel "BS Fuji TV". I think the "BS" is very ironic. So, unlike Fuji TV, which is a basic channel which everyone has in Japan, you need a satellite subscription to be able to watch the repeats. I've no idea if it'll be airing 5 nights a week, or one.
Is that a good sign?
It's just a rerun, no different from the countless reruns any other show gets once it's over.
SupremeKai25 wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:15 pm
A "B R I E F" parting. It's pretty obvious what the writers were saying here. Maybe they had a new series planned for 2020-21 but Covid ruined their plans or something...
Toei has been putting out multiple shows (world trigger just got a 3rd season announcement at jump festa), so I don't think it was Covid. I do agree that there was a plan to continue the show (as multiple reliable people said there was), or even a new movie every 2-3 years (we got confirmation that a new one was green lit). However, I think the unexpected financial success the franchise has been receiving since 2018 has resulted in the suits coming to the conclusion that DB doesn't need anything animated to remain profitable, and that those budgets would be better off spent on other franchises that do need said anime adaptions. As painful as this is to say, I think animated DB content will remain exclusive to Heroes until further notice.
Jord wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:59 am
Since you have the exact numbers and apparently the foresight could you provide an explanation of the drop in numbers, based on facts, not opinions?
The average anime episode costs around $165,000, meaning that Toei spent roughly $660,000 per month on Super. Of course those costs can go up if you have really talented people working on them. These are the franchise's profits over the years:
2021 (expectations): ¥109 billion.
2020: ¥134.9 billion
2019: ¥129 billion
2018: ¥97.9 billion
2017: ¥61.1 billion
2016: ¥34.9 billion
Not only are the companies spending significantly less on animated material (an episode of heroes costs significantly less than an average Super episode, as well as only releasing one a month compared to Super's four a month.), they're making significantly more than they were when Super was airing. Even with things going down in 2021, they're still better than what they were during Super's run. Even if things somehow get below what they were during Super's run, it will still be good due to the lack of productions costs. No matter how you look at it, No major DB animated material is a win-win for everyone involved at the corporate level.
That of course doesn't mean we'll never get another show or movie, as I think a new movie is only a matter of time due to Broly's massive success, but if the plan was to release a movie every 2-3 years, I think that's now been changed to every 4-5 years. The franchise is simply too successful for its own good.