Contrary to the popular sentiment (in blogs I read), I actually think the shows have been increasing in variety lately. From what I’ve seen from shows, I’d also say that production values of TV series on average are better now than 2-4 years ago. In my opinion, that was a period where the industry declined, but it has been recovering since the other year. The talent pool in the industry has also been promising, with many young and not so young people emerging as capable animators and directors. So what I’m trying to say is, anime definitely isn’t dying yet in my eyes.
Anyway, part 2 is here.