MCDaveG wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:54 am
One last thing, lot of people think that anime is actually promotional material,
It is actually, marketeers are constantly thinking along about the exact content, giving passes to the writers in the process.
Sales were never this high, and apparently no anime investment is needed to promote stuff right away.
Right after ROF-movie however they couldn't throw in the anime faster than they did.
It did not feel like the DBS anime was a direct result of creative motives at all.
It was all to consolidate sales. If there is a commercial need for an anime, we get one, if it's not really needed right away, we have to wait ...
The stuff there is now, classic DB/DBZ/GT-merchandise along with the new Super-merchandise apparently sell well enough, in order to prevent a new 'creative' investment.
It's also promotional in the sense Toriyama and Toyotora don't have complete creative freedom.
It seems they have to follow the traits and tropes of the franchise all the time (nough Goku and Vegeta-time, enough battles ...), because of commercial reasons.
Toriyama already felt that pressure during the later days of the original manga, but it was nowhere as extreme as it's now.
If they would write a sequel simply with the intend 'fuck the fans, the transformations and the battles, i do it my way this time,' we probably be reading quite a different story.
That does not mean everything with promotional intend is automatically bad.
Broly was full with promotional intend, but still a very enjoyable movie.
The manga however, feels like it's underperforming for the moment, even taking notice of the fact it's promotional.