Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Simultaneous transmission of anime in Japan, South Korea and the US

Bandai Entertainment recently announced that the anime adaption of Kurokami is going to air simultaneously in Japan, South Korea and in the US on the iaTV network. I cannot help but wonder if this is a sign of things to come. What will be most interesting to note is whether it cuts down on the downloading of the original broadcasts or not. It will also be interesting to see if the anime fansub groups still release the series. Either way the series sounds cool and will hopefully be a hit for Bandai Entertainment. What I would like to see is an ad supported online streaming option to see the episodes with subtitles rather than dubs. Growing up watching a lot of foreign films made me very open to subtitles and somewhat averse to dubs. Definitely a step in the right direction though.

Promotional image courtesy of Bandai Entertainment.

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