The Love Live! School Idol Project is on the way. I’m betting on a second season. This is great news for fans, especially as this season of the My Hero Academia anime has already delivered its first big story arc.
I’m not sure what the Love Live! School Idol Project anime is doing to boost sales. I mean, every season, the market seems to be shrinking and narrowing. Many fans, looking for anything new or different to watch, are turning to anime as their new obsession. However, anime is often too specific and limited in storytelling, and it can be very hard to find things that are completely original.
Anime is also quite expensive. Yes, it’s popular and has an already established fan base, but it is also very expensive to make. Unfortunately, that’s where it ends. Even if the anime is as good as it wants to be, it will still cost a lot of money to produce.
In contrast, Love Live! will be bringing its art form to the small screen. It will offer a similar kind of creativity, though it is going to be shown on a much smaller scale. Instead of being shown in high definition and with the same ability to bring in new viewers, it will be shown in standard definition, so that everyone, especially those who are used to watching it in high definition, can still enjoy it.
This is just one of the many reasons why anime is evolving. It is growing up from being a niche form of entertainment to becoming a popular mainstream form of entertainment. I would say that there is also another good reason why this is happening: The structure of the anime industry is becoming more solidified.
To put it briefly, the anime industry has developed a set of rules. Those rules have been designed to help anime producers predict the success of their shows. By providing new, high quality content and innovative content that will be easy to consume, and by combining this content with a very unique style, anime producers will be able to increase their overall popularity. In other words, they will be able to expand the reach of their shows.
New rules were proposed by the Anime Contents Manufacturers Association (AEMA), and these rules are now being enforced by most anime production companies. One of the main rules they have enacted is the requirement that the voice actors (who voice the characters) should appear in every episode. I’m pretty sure that you already know why. If it wasn’t for voice actors, the show wouldn’t be very interesting. Therefore, it is important for an anime production company to include them in every episode.
In addition, the production companies are also asking for original songs for each episode. Again, these songs are being recorded by popular singers and musicians. Furthermore, these songs are being arranged and performed by experts, not by the singer and musician themselves.
With these two different rules in place, I can say that Love Live! is truly entering into a new era. If it can continue to follow the new rules that AEMA set, it can become an evergreen hit among the fans.
Despite all the hype surrounding the Love Live! School Idol Project, I doubt this season will be the last one.
What will become interesting is if these anime production companies will continue to come up with new and exciting content. If this season was the start of a new era, this season will only serve to prove that trend is continuing. So this is how I see the future of the anime industry heading: A constant evolution of new ideas and new styles in anime productions, with an eventual decline in the quality of said productions. What does this mean for you?