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Trouble in the Japanese Animation Industry

Seems like times are getting tough in the Japanese animation industry.

Disheartened by a monthly salary that tops out at 50,000 yen, a 26-year-old animator who joined the production team a year ago said, ‘Sometimes I want to give up-I never imagined it would be like this.’ Only with parental financial support can the animator make ends meet. A single cel earns an animator 200 yen, yet might, if the image is complicated, take a whole day to make.

Read the whole ASAHI SHIMBUN article here.