S3?... I sort of stopped on ep 10.... after that cliche 'escape' of the 'bad guys'.... and after the previous eps bad guys attack in the forest.... C'mon.... no security? Anyone can follow the kids home... to school... follow their buses out to that forest etc.... But this show is targeted to a younger demographic.... I left the link in my 'current watching' category... as I'll probably finish it later....
Read this article on otakus in the Japan Times today... good point I forgot about... https://www.japantim...-otaku-culture/
There was another sweeping change rewriting consumer demographics: fewer children. The nation’s total fertility rate, which measures the number of children a woman is expected to have over a lifetime, hovered near 2.0 around the time Goto was born. But by 1989 it had sunk to 1.57 and would continue to fall until it hit a record low 1.26 in 2005.
With the number of children shrinking, popular entertainment naturally began targeting the otaku population that didn’t hesitate to open their wallets for material many considered juvenile.
This would explain the late hours for so many of these shows... but since it's all going digital, from manga to anime, as the viewers watch it on their phones going to school or going to work... this declining population factor increases in the size of the problem for the industry as the number declines.
Was that "All Might vs All for One" the S3 finale? Sooner or later All Might is going to die, right? That is one rather big dif from the superhero cliches.... though I remember something similar in that Antonio Banderas version of "Zorro"... he's replacing Anthony Hopkins? in the role for the public... etc.... not dying, just aging and not able to perform as he used to. If it's at the end of this S3, then maybe I'll finish it before I start viewing BattleStar Galactica... I saw it in the library.... haven't seen that since it aired.
Edited by gdpetti, 25 November 2018 - 09:57 PM.