What does “anime franchises” mean

2017-11-22 21:34:29

I've seen many Anime but faced a word I could not find the meaning of - anime "franchises" such as Fate / Stay Night. Does anyone knows the correct meaning of "franchises"?

Franchise

an authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, e.g., providing a broadcasting service or acting as an agent for a company's products.

What this means in the context of anime is that someone has an original idea, usually a manga, and has given the right to make anime, merchandise, extend the idea/story as they see fit, etc. to a second person/entity.

This blog post talks extensively about what a franchise means to an anime fan:

They’re an anime but also a manga, light novel, video game, trading card game, collection of toys, or any number of mediums. I wonder how many anime fans get into all the franchise branches of a particular series, or whether they’re content to just watch the an

  • Franchise

    an authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, e.g., providing a broadcasting service or acting as an agent for a company's products.

    What this means in the context of anime is that someone has an original idea, usually a manga, and has given the right to make anime, merchandise, extend the idea/story as they see fit, etc. to a second person/entity.

    This blog post talks extensively about what a franchise means to an anime fan:

    They’re an anime but also a manga, light novel, video game, trading card game, collection of toys, or any number of mediums. I wonder how many anime fans get into all the franchise branches of a particular series, or whether they’re content to just watch the anime and nothing more…

    2017-11-22 21:38:52