LAMV wrote:Someone please ask them (politely) if they would ever dub any of their anime in the future. I mean, I find it silly that NISA claims they don't have the money to dub but they've licensed like 10 new anime in this year alone.
People there are free to ask, but I can give you an answer here too.
We would love to get hold of an anime that we feel would be big/successful enough to warrant a dub. But while it may seem like we could just do fewer anime and dub the ones we do
do, and it would all even out, that is unfortunately not the case. You have to look at each project on a case-by-case basis and determine if the cost of the dub is less than the expected bump in revenue as a result of the dub.
Adding a dub also increases production time and costs not just because of the recording itself, but then having to make sure the lines are inserted into the show with the proper timing, make sure it's all encoded properly, make sure the final disc got everything right (which will double QA time/costs), and so on.
Basically, for our projects so far it has simply been financially unfeasible to do a dub based on existing sales data and known production costs. If we get our hands on a project where we feel it will be financially feasible, we'll definitely look into dubbing.