Has streaming revived the anime market in North America?

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The Overlord

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Aug 5, 2002
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I think most people say there is an anime bubble that existed from the mid 1990s to mid 2000s that marked when anime was on a lot of broadcast television, but eventually that bubble burst and anime aired less often in North America.

Has streaming revived anime market in North America?


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Oct 23, 2014
It certainly revived interest in the medium. Services like Netflix, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow all offer many anime titles. And today, series like Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, My Hero Academia, and others have broken into the mainstream. I'd also point out that the Adult Swim revival of Toonami played a part as well, since it serves as a jumping off point for exposing titles that people may not have had any interest in.


Aug 15, 2018
I think funimation's simuldubs have something to do with the revival and now we get dubs faster than 10-15 years ago.


Aug 29, 2011
Saint Paul, MN
I remember hearing from a panel with Clarine Harp that streaming anime has basically given many anime fans who had once had to illegally watch anime a more honest means of doing so. The simuldubs are basically quashing the illegal anime market by giving fans a quick and easy way to watch their anime legally now.


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