AndI don’t have a Valentine today so I figured I should lavish all this attention on someone. While simultaneously work on my web skills. It’s called multitasking!
But the fantasy then was, If only we could get the shows right after they aired and turn them around as quickly as possible!
So unless you were really connected with a hardcore otaku who had connects overseas, you were pretty much at the mercy of the companies and the calendar as to when you got your anime.
They all have their own methodologies and idiosyncrasies, but Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation can be notoriously quick, with Netflix being the outlier for taking longer. But business-wise, things are still a little dicey and because no one releases figures, it’s hard to know why but a lot of times Hulu won’t even dub the second season of a show. And there’s so much content, there are a lot of shows that never get a dub.