Hear me out...
So it's not that the licensing announcements themselves that are like the draft...
It's the fan wangst that is just like the idiotic sports pundits and their mock drafts and their draft grades.
People saying such and such title is a great pick or a terrible pick--well, if they are talking about their own personal opinion of a particular title, that's one thing. If they're talking about whether a title will be a good business
decision or not is a completely different matter, since we do not know:
- The licensing cost
- The licensing terms
- Whether or not a third party was involved
- Whether or not this particular title will be cheap or expensive to localize
- If it really has potential to be *actually* popular, or *fan* popular.
What really makes me laugh are comments about "momentum."
SRSLY. We're talking about anime titles being released on a blog. "You know, I totally would have bought Basilisk
, but the juxtaposition of its announcement to Hell Girl
had just horrible feng shui
You know what companies built up huge momentum in license announcements? ADV and Geneon, that's who.
And that's why everyone who works with those companies is currently a zillionaire with a solid gold hat.
P.S.: I committed at least one logical fallacy in the screed above. And yet, I don't care.