“Anime Has Reached a Dead End” = “K-ON!”

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“TV anime’s current system is stuck at a dead end” – so says this topical TV programme, but why are they holding up a picture of two K-ON! moeblobs?

The programme also presents some dubious statistics:

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How many shows do you watch each week?

0 – 10%

1 – 30%

2 – 10%

3 – 11%

4 – 4%

5+ – 35%

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What do you look forward to most in your anime?

1. Emotion – 42%

2. Adventure & action – 17%

3. Other – 17%

4. Comedy – 13%

5. Moe – 6%

6. Suspense/thrill – 5%

However, many suspect a bit of mass media media fabrication may be at play – no “ero” is present in the results, and most would expect the results for “emotion” and “moe” to be reversed.

That the industry built up around vapid moe has collapsed from oversupply and lack of quality is of course by now old news, not that this makes things any less painful for K-ON! fans.

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