You know, I really wish that people wouldn’t dismiss complex issues so simply. All of you know what I am talking about right? Something along the lines of how we can find a stereotype or a singular, one-word answer to so many complicated problems or issues that can only have a complicated answer associated with it. With this new incident around Crunchyroll’s original work (High Guardian Spice) that has appeared, I think people have been dismissing works from trailers for a long time and this is yet another example of that. This time, it has more added fueld in it’s flames by having the trailer not focus on the show’s story AND the fact that the question of how Crunchyroll’s resources are being used are being thrown in the fore front. I wish that it was possible to walk a mile in Crunchyroll’s shoes. A company has much more complicated inward politics and other influences that push all the decisions it makes and/or how runs in the first place. Let’s talk about this more, shall we?
I wish we didn’t have a culture centered around know nothing know it alls that think they know how everything works. Especially certain anime youtubers that have made an existence one way and think that’s how everything should work and how everyone should be paid. According to the research of a few people, I don’t think that Studio Trigger’s patreon is going to help that much. A patreon is a lot better at funding small amounts of people, not a large anime production company. The world is much more complicated then that. Especially centered around a company of people like Crunchyroll. We don’t know any of the particulars of how much money it gets every month, because paid subscribers aren’t the only way they get money, and how it spends it.
Company politics centered around how it pays its people and how the service is operated are complete unknowns to us. Basically, Crunchyroll is like the black box problem in thermodynamics. We can see the inputs and outputs of a system, but nothing else. It just works. Do I want to see Crunchyroll solve its flash player and server problems faster? Yes. Yes I do. I don’t want to have to restart my app three times just to have a show air on my phone without stuttering along and stopping every five minutes. The thing is, everything takes time. The gears of a company must be fully rotating before a change can happen and that takes a lot of time. That’s the lesson I’ve learned from so many life experiences. Don’t quit on something so easily, it could be in the process of improving. But that is your prerogative, not mine. Do want you want, nobody is telling you otherwise.
(Though I do think they should have had a trailer for the show as a whole then a special afterward talking about it’s production staff. That might have come across a little better.)