Not just piracy: Low wages are also collapsing the anime industry | EarthGamer

In recent years the anime industry has had great successes worldwide, such is the case of My Hero Academia, Pokemon, Shingeki no Kyojin, One Piece O Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) who broke sales records with his movie Mugen Train in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. However, this has not been the same for cheerleaders and animators.

Even with the support of streaming services like Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation y Prime Video, the hard-working base of the anime industry is not receiving the fruits of that success. In fact, as he points out Animator_supportersCurrently there is a massive exodus of cheerleaders and entertainers due to low salaries.

In such a way that this is chained to the cancellations of anime series, to the low quality and the little preparation that new animators or animators may have on the part of experts in the industry.

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This mass exodus from the anime industry is caused by working conditions that have not improved in years. And, with the arrival of services such as Netflix and Cartoon Network a change in the situation was expected to the production of original series. Unfortunately, as mentioned Zombie Fish, the salaries of animation artists in Japan is very low compared to USA.

To put it in perspective, in a clothing department store in USA would be earned more than working in the anime industry in Japan. That is to say; despite the excess of working hours in studies such as MAP and the amount of earnings they obtain, these do not reach their workforce.

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What do you think of this situation? Do you think there will be a change in the industry soon or just collapse due to these working conditions? Let us know in the comment box.