So, it’s no secret that there are websites that illegally show animes online. The big question is this piracy killing the industry or is it not effecting it at all. I would say that it was definitely digging a hole in the industry back in the early 2000s but since anime is now on multiple platforms the piracy isn’t hitting it as hard. Especially, with the fact that the main anime shows are now on amazon prime, netflix, and hulu. Piracy ended up being the way to go because subbed anime wasn’t as easily accessible back then. You had crunchyroll, vizmedia, and a few other sites that gave you access if you paid for a subscription.
What do you think? Is piracy killing the anime industry? Do you think it doesn’t matter at this point due to the high demand of anime being available so readily?