I read this news article few times to make of it. I think it does affect everyone. While most folks outside of Japan consume anime on the internet, people in Japan watch anime on TV. This affects us because it affects censorship or other things. Like if you have an anime during day time to evening when children are still awake, the anime on TV are usually not graphic. If it is, then it will get censored. Same goes for ecchi content and most of the time, you have to buy the BDs to get the uncensored content unless the ecchi anime has a special restricted channel for adults only.
There could be more I'm missing. This news does affect fans around the world in an indirect manner.
Television channel Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) revealed on Friday that it will expand its late-night anime programming block "Animeism" by half an hour starting in July.
The new half-hour block is titled "Super Animeism," and will air on MBS and its countrywide affiliated networks late at night on Fridays (effectively Saturdays early morning) at 1:25 a.m. The current one-hour "Animeism" programming block, which airs from 1:55-2:55 a.m., will also continue. The original "Animeism" block premiered in 2012 but aired late at night on Thursdays until 2015.
Currently, the "Animeism" programming block is airing the Domestic Girlfriend and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka series. Although not part of the programming block, MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS also air another anime program at 2:55 a.m. The current anime in that timeslot is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.
MBS used to air anime on primetime on weekends, but stopped those programming blocks in 2017. MBS and TBS established the one-hour "Anime Saturday 630" programing block for early Saturday mornings in January 2017.
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT