Alright, this subject has been bugging me for the longest time. Basically I can't seem to gain interest in any new anime series that Funi or any dubbing company brings over. I have two friends that I attend school with who always bring up new upcoming Funi dubs (they're currently freaking out about Panty and Stocking). I mean, just the other day when they were talking about the series release in July they wanted to know what I'd had been watching. I told them I've been reading the manga and watching the 4Kids dub of Shaman King. It's not that I care what they or anyone else thinks of me, it's just I feel I have a limited library to chose from.
This even goes into other subjects about anime with them and even some online communities. Whenever a poll is held for what anime series fans would like to see dubbed, I just pick a few that sound remotely interesting. But what I really care about is when I'm given the option to suggest titles at the end of certain surveys (a example would be Funi's latest one back in January). Titles I suggested were the old shows from the early 2000's like Ultimate Muscle (which I'm a HUGE fan of) and Shaman King. Even series I watch now are just continued from a long time ago, specifically One Piece.
While I can watch the shows I adore over and over again like Dragon Ball, DBZ, Big O, Cowboy Bebop, S-Cry-ed, Trigun, and Ranma 1/2; I feel as if I going to be left in the dust eventually by dubbing companies. As of late Funi seems to only be interested in dubbing newer series, which I completely understand, but it'd be nice to have one of the series I grew up with to be rescued and dubbed by Funi or anyone for that matter. Also, I'm sorry if this sounds like a "please dub this" thread, but it really isn't. I'd just like to discuss as to why exactly it'd be such a risk to release older series every once in a while. The anime industry is already not making as much money as it'd want and I really do want to support it, but there isn't anything out that appeals to me besides DBZ Kai (which the last set is coming out next month, One Piece, and FMA: Brotherhood to an extent.