Why?

Isaac Rivera
Isaac Rivera

Why?

Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher

Because the people who buy anime don't buy anything else.

Hunter Perez
Hunter Perez

buying DVDs
What year are you from?

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

Because otaku, that's why.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

niche market show aired on tv
movie shown in theaters that huge numbers of people pay to watch

Jeremiah Evans
Jeremiah Evans

Because Monogatari is actually worth it.

Caleb Mitchell
Caleb Mitchell

Movies make the majority of their money on ticket sales and merchandise, anime has to cover their budget mostly through dvd sales there is also far less people buying the dvds and so their price have to be higher.

welcome to a niche hobby

Evan Brooks
Evan Brooks

Japanese jews

Tyler Evans
Tyler Evans

Although the left side is bullshit, the right side had years between each film's release. The value of a movie as time passes generally goes down a shit ton. Not that great of a comparison.

Nicholas Hernandez
Nicholas Hernandez

$37? Not when it came out that's for sure.
But probably a big part is that they already sold a bunch of individual copies already and they don't need to make any more off of the LOTR series, but it's just another way they can.
Anime however has a backbone made of blu-ray sales and the studios depend on it just to survival.
LOTR also has sets of video games and probably by now a tv series or some shit, and way more merch than gatari, all for it's much much larger fanbase to eat up with much less thought as to what they're buying.

Which of these made the greater profit?

Camden Brown
Camden Brown

Why?

James Jackson
James Jackson

They're both shit, but the one on the left is shit that's popular throughout the world.

Carson Howard
Carson Howard

Bakamonogatari

Landon Brown
Landon Brown

iirc the budget on that futurama knock off on the left was because of the voice actors and not because of the animation itself

Jacob Wilson
Jacob Wilson

Back in the dawn of the home video business, the industry was constructed in a way where "niche" releases were only meant to sell a few thousand copies, mostly to video rental shops. Prices were high (typically $89.95 in America), but video shops benefited from having a wide and semi-exclusive selection of movies that normal people would never pay for. At those prices, only a few thousand sales could mean over a million dollars of revenue. Initially, video industry people didn't think there was much of a market in selling to collectors.

But the fans proved them wrong. Otaku of all kinds (not just anime fans) started buying the videotapes and laserdiscs, and they bought them at those high prices that were intended just for video stores. There was no reason to lower it. In fact, there were a few experiments to drop the price to a more affordable amount, but that usually resulted in a slight increase in sales -- not enough to make up for the drop in revenue.

tl;dr blame the otakus whose demand enforced rental pricing for all consumers

Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry

Aniplex.

Zachary Moore
Zachary Moore

Anime is a niche hobby, the sales are incredible los compared to other media

Grayson King
Grayson King

Same reason left has a fuckton of detailed figures, porn, and other merchandise while right gets kiddy Jaks Pascific toys. One is for otaku, the other is for normies.

Isaac Cox
Isaac Cox

The one on the left is better animated.

Joseph Bell
Joseph Bell

because the lord of the rings movies are older than you

Levi Hill
Levi Hill

What is the question here? One is clearly a superior product for a lesser value.

Thomas Rogers
Thomas Rogers

But Bakemonogatari has the commentaries and OST as extras. The commentaries are fucking amazing too.

Christopher Powell
Christopher Powell

Didn't find a way

Jose Bennett
Jose Bennett

Dumb question by a dumb OP

Christopher Rivera
Christopher Rivera

shit anime nobody but shit eating retards want
good movies everybody wants but shit eating hipsters
mystery solved

Luke King
Luke King

Why is modern US artists so lazy

Leo Reed
Leo Reed

Why?

Oliver Moore
Oliver Moore

So I have to choose between a fat fuck and a little girlyboy crossdresser?

Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins

Does this only cover the expenses of making the movie? Or does it include marketing?

Nolan Perry
Nolan Perry

ESL-kun please, I'm not even /co/, but stop being retarded.

Adam Peterson
Adam Peterson

At least the american character designers knew they were making a clown. Plus, the american character is actually animated most of the time instead of being a powerpoint with flapping mouths.

William Martinez
William Martinez

I guess it's a good thing that the "ur" is the thing that bothers me most about this, it must mean I'm starting to care about tumblrtards as much as the anime industry does. Barely at all.

Kevin Myers
Kevin Myers

Is that accounting for the length of each? Simpsons has been going on for a long time, it's like comparing Gundam to a short.

Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis

because the demand for frodo's faggoty face was larger than the demand for a loli vampire

Jason Ward
Jason Ward

I believe that's just for the movie.

Wyatt Parker
Wyatt Parker

I'm fairly certain the budget refers specifically to the Simpsons Movie.

Landon Richardson
Landon Richardson

That's a screenshot of the movie, they did a lot of marketing too, 7/11 changed to Quickymart(Kwikemart?) or some shit, not sure if that's accounted for on the image.

Brayden Green
Brayden Green

Oh fuck no, i'm in that universe again

Alexander Murphy
Alexander Murphy

I love Shinobu as much as the next guy but come on, Elijah Wood doesn't look half bad for a 3D.

Ayden Ross
Ayden Ross

No, blame the lack of demand from other consumers that enforced rental pricing for otaku.

Brody Johnson
Brody Johnson

Real animation throughout. Big name voice actors. Hollywood marketing budget. Overpaid Hollywood execs siphoning money out.

Jaxon Watson
Jaxon Watson

nips works for ramen and a cup of rice, that's why.

Jackson Campbell
Jackson Campbell

ya but he looked gay

Ayden Brown
Ayden Brown

Bakamono

one job

Benjamin Roberts
Benjamin Roberts

Look at this fucking westaboo kek

Sebastian Rodriguez
Sebastian Rodriguez

bakamonogatari

Bentley Adams
Bentley Adams

Japs will buy it anyway, so price is bigger to earn more yens.

Charles Hill
Charles Hill

not supporting the shit you love.
you're the problem

Elijah Young
Elijah Young

implying spending money supports anything good

Carson Howard
Carson Howard

Huh.

Lucas Morris
Lucas Morris

Monogatari Sales best sales

Evan Reed
Evan Reed

Gotta pay the animators somehow. T-they do pay them well, right?

John Martinez
John Martinez

So do the best 2D boys.

Hudson James
Hudson James

he loves producers and voice actors
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFaggot.

Brandon Ortiz
Brandon Ortiz

Treat them well, too.

Owen Brown
Owen Brown

Pantylines is my fetish

Joseph Clark
Joseph Clark

The 3D animators like Mii-chan, yeah.

Jaxson Russell
Jaxson Russell

What year are you from?
He's implying that you should be getting BDs, retard.

Colton Cooper
Colton Cooper

Story about stupid people doing stupid things when?

There's prolly a bunch

Ian Cox
Ian Cox

Jesus I hate american cartoon art.

Carter Ramirez
Carter Ramirez

Calling it, retard detected.

Ryder Long
Ryder Long

This is why I don't buy anime.

Henry Young
Henry Young

Anime are animated on threes. This means that they only look a third as good as american cartoons.

Bentley Nguyen
Bentley Nguyen

681 minutes of this crap
Jesus christ, just read the book instead of watching this hollywood cash cow.

Alexander Rogers
Alexander Rogers

Why not both?

Cooper Martinez
Cooper Martinez

Artistic merit and animation fluidity are two very different things.
One of those two is a bunch of pretty stills with small movements the other is an hour and a half a fluidly animated and constant movement.

Isaiah Collins
Isaiah Collins

It looks like shit regardless of how many frames it has.

Hunter Morgan
Hunter Morgan

Plus, the american character is actually animated most of the time instead of being a powerpoint with flapping mouths.
Myth. That is not how anime is animated.

Lincoln Sanchez
Lincoln Sanchez

Becouse only autistic manchildren watch anime and people with taste watch movies

Jordan Gray
Jordan Gray

This tbqh

Camden Jones
Camden Jones

and people with taste watch movies
You forgot the word "shit"

Seriously, most movies that sell are just as garbage as harem anime. You just don't notice it.

Landon Bailey
Landon Bailey

I could do the same the other way around.

My point is that shit taste exists in the west too, and it takes up most of the media there.

Look up Sturgeon's law.

Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

Sturgeon's Law is not an actual law or even informally correct.

Cameron Barnes
Cameron Barnes

pretty sure this was a sarcastic post

Charles Reed
Charles Reed

there are people with this low a powerlevel on Sup Forums

Kill me, this bait is too painful

Levi Rivera
Levi Rivera

or even informally correct.
You're right. Putting the number at 99% is more accurate.

Carson Nguyen
Carson Nguyen

Putting the number at below 50% would be approaching accuracy.

You just have this notion that everything is either irredeemably shit or GOAT, and there's nothing in-between.

Kayden White
Kayden White

mfw American animation is mostly just flash.

Anthony Baker
Anthony Baker

implying LotR doesn't have more detailed figures, porn and other merchandise than all the Monogatari combined

Christian Howard
Christian Howard

everything is either irredeemably shit or GOAT, and there's nothing in-between.
The in-between is forgettable mediocrity.

Jaxon Young
Jaxon Young

No, even that is too much of a simplification.

Aaron Ramirez
Aaron Ramirez

too much of a simplification.
Why don't you tell that to

Jason Morris
Jason Morris

The industry needs high prices for the cheaply made Korean cartoons to even come close to making a profit. Please buy more BD's.

Brody Flores
Brody Flores

If they're made cheaply then why do they need high prices?

Lucas Allen
Lucas Allen

What so good about Seven Samurai?? I downloaded it, but 3 and half hours with black and white picture always turned me down.

Nathan Adams
Nathan Adams

Muh HD
Sorry, I'm a CRT fag from /vr/
/v/
/g/catalog#s=shills

Isaac Campbell
Isaac Campbell

Because there aren't many buyers.

Justin Harris
Justin Harris

You said they need to have high prices because they're made cheaply, which makes no sense.

James Green
James Green

If the prices were any lower no one would buy them and studio's would go broke.

You don't sound like a true fan of animation. Why are you even on Sup Forums?

This right here. There simply isn't the economics of scale. There are only so many buyers willing to spend money. If someone is willing to spend, you might as well up the price.

Asher Foster
Asher Foster

Movies are expected to recoup their investments when they air, they can afford to knock down the prices a bit. Also, that is a movie series that aired more than 10 years ago. That box is heavily discounted and probably would've cost 10 times that amount back then.

Cameron White
Cameron White

I'm not an anime fan because I asked someone why cheaply produced products need to be priced high in order to be profitable?

Are you drunk?

Mason Long
Mason Long

Why don't you buy a bigger CRT then?
There's full HD CRTs.

Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin

Would you like some reading comprehension with that autism?

Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown

How did I fail to comprehend your post?

Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

Don't EVER call me an idiot

Jordan Parker
Jordan Parker

I didn't.

So where did I fail to comprehend your post?

Nicholas Butler
Nicholas Butler

Movies make the majority of their money on ticket sales and merchandise
I'm pretty sure most anime make a tonne of money through merchandise as well. Your right about ticket sales though

Zachary Hernandez
Zachary Hernandez

I didn't imply or say anything about you.

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

Only a hundred posts in and already people are starting to impersonate other users to sink the thread?

Carson Green
Carson Green

Suprisingly anime doesn't have as big of a target market as a decent adaption of the most popular fantasy novels of all time

Jonathan Sanders
Jonathan Sanders

The thread was shit from the start.

James Stewart
James Stewart

the right side had years between each film's release
But that's wrong

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