In reply to BakedBrain
No that is wrong.
Because plenty of shows dont get a full return on the investment for the first bit but can at later seasons bring it back.
No they didnt kick out Gray he left there is a difference and its important to keep it in mind. That is like saying someone who was discharged vs dishonorably discharged are the same thing when they arent by a LONG stretch. And gray is still working with them just not as an employee and yes Anime industry does actually do this so that isnt abnormal.
So no they didnt kick him out he left of his own violation most likely due to all the shake ups in RT right now.
Sometimes the novelty is the reason WHY a show doesnt go well at first because people arent sure if they are going to like it or not but then see it as a complete season and then decide.
You see this a lot with Video games in fact where beginning sales are often exclipsed by later sales as reviews and others get their hands on it and people can see if they like it or not.
With Gen:lock locked behind a pay wall that happened with it as people werent sure if they would like it or not and waited.
In reply to MichaelHalpe
Actually her body IS there Merc kicked her out of her semblance back in vol 3.
So that is wrong and the body split hasnt happened in the show proper only in the Ruby special from vol 4 if I recall correctly. And specials are always a little suspect.
Actually VAs can cost MORE it depends on the quality of VA I think it was back when Merc's VA got switched and people looked it up but the price they were paying the original VA was actually normal pricing I think about 200 dollars for all of his lines.
But better VAs just like regular actors cost more because they can do more.
A better VA if I recall the numbers correctly can pull in 500 dollars for all of the lines for example.
Also no remote recording costs MORE. Because you have to take the remote recording and then match it and normalize it to your other recordings and if there is issues you need them to record again.
VAs can spend several hours working on a few scenes if the emotional impact is important doing multiple takes and so forth.
So remote actual is not cheaper it causes a lot of issues.
Recording booths PREFER VAs to record at the location instead of remote recordings.