The “Regarding the Radio and Television Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Comment)” issued by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the Communist Party of China last month clarified the radio and television attributes of online audiovisual programs, and stipulated that the content broadcasted online and offline requires unified standards and management. This means that every episode of the animation broadcast on the Internet in the future may need to be filed and reviewed. In the past, Japanese animation was broadcast on China’s online platform, and it only needed to go through the platform’s self-examination.
The new “trial before broadcast” rule has led to the exclusive purchase of copyrights of many Japanese animations by China’s well-known film and television platform Bilibili (Bilibili, commonly known as Station B), which has not been put on the shelves so far. At present, the number of Japanese animations that can be played normally has dropped sharply, and all the new works in the series have disappeared. The public animation schedule at station B shows that only a few new serials of Chinese self-produced animations have been launched in the past and in the coming week, and most days on the schedule are blank. At present, many Japanese animations on station B have become limited to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Chinese animation fans are now complaining. Many people have expressed on Baidu Tieba, Weibo, and B station that they want to use VPN to immigrate to Taiwan’s websites “Baha” and “Animation Crazy” or to the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan area of B station, Some people joked that they will be Taiwanese in the future.
Taiwan’s Central Broadcasting Station published a signed article analysis and pointed out that “review before broadcast” will reduce the popularity of online platforms. Originally, animation fans were watching new Japanese comics, but the new Japanese comics were not offered, so animation fans had to go. Other platforms were found, which not only caused the platform to lose a lot of viewers, but also promoted the trend of piracy.
As for whether anime fans will switch from Riman to watch Chinese anime, the article believes that no, because the quality of Chinese comics is worrying and basically cannot be sold. Anime fans just take a look at it. Now Riman can’t see it anymore, and the audience is lost. China Naturally, no one has read the comics. This is basically a devastating blow to Chinese comics. This is nothing but a trade that hurts the enemy 100 and hurts 10,000.