Funimation CEO on the business of anime
Whether you are a rabid anime fan or never seen a show (you should!), the art form has indisputably risen in popularity globally and in the US. Netflix, Hulu and HBO have all pumped up their animation offerings (exclusives and syndication) the past few years, elevating top-tier anime shows like Evangelion: Neon Genesis, Avatar and Funimation's Attack on Titan to the mainstream. Colin Decker, CEO of Sony-owned Funimation, known for mega-hit series Attack on Titan (airing 4th and final season starting this week), joins the show to talk about the business of anime, what makes anime different from every other genre and the personal connection that drives a relationship between the creator and the consumer that's more relatable to music movements than other types of film.