I want to start off this post by apologizing for quite a lot of things. The first thing is the title of this post. I know that it’s not anyone here because this anime blogging community has been pretty great. This is a click bait title and I did not want to offend anybody by using it. The second thing is my lack of posts for the couple months. As you know, I’m a college student that is also involved with a lot of things including a full time job, so I have been trying my best to find to write. I’ve rushed out posts that I don’t feel are complete so I feel like they have been lacking in quality recently. The third and last thing is that I could have been working on my second evangelion post, but I decided to write this instead. So apologies all around for these three things.
The topic as hand:
I know that I have written a post about this in the past, but recent events have made this post necessary. What do I mean by recent events? The release of the Sword Art Online movie appearing in theaters in last week, fans quickly dropping Crunchyroll because it was testing new encoding service and the bit rate wasn’t up to par, and some selfish moron complaining about how other youtubers aren’t making videos up to his standard. I know that there are a lot of people who aren’t this way, but there are a few rotten apples that ruin everything for people who just want to have fun watching anime.
These days it seems like you can tell that an anime is insanely popular when there is a large crowd hating on it. Seriously, name a time when that hasn’t happened recently? When something is hyped because people like it, there is always going to be a large crowd of people automatically calling it over hyped and trash. Sometimes it’s just because an anime is popular and the people involved haven’t seen it. Sometimes it’s because the viewer has legitimate reasons. It really is hard to tell unless you talk to these people and that can be dangerous in its own right. If you don’t like a series, please be the later. Otherwise, just don’t give it any attention. Even a negative reaction will give attention to something you don’t like.
The next thing I’m going to tell each of you is have patience. If your streaming service suddenly has lesser quality than usual, please tell support immediately. Don’t just quit and go straight to pirating because you don’t like what is going on. Allow them the change to fix the problem. They are always looking for ways to improve and user feedback is one way that they can do it. If something like Crunchyroll doesn’t get feedback, then how will they know if there is a problem. It’s how it works. You are paying for this service, so help them to improve it.
I’m not even going to address the youtube insanity. If you wanted to know more about it, I’m sure you have plenty of ways to find it. Just know that everything that guy said in that post is incredibly stupid. In the end, all I’m asking for is open mindedness. Be open minded and accepting. These two things will make this anime community better than it already is. I know that there are plenty of you already doing this, so I say this. Keep trucking along and spread the word. This world is made of love and peace. Love and Peace. Love and Peace.