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Does this mean that the animators reported their own income levels?

The last time ANN ran a piece like this, the more level-headed of the commentators asserted that animators got a base salary plus a completion bonus per commissioned work. Does this 9200 figure account for that, if true?

How “unlivable” is $9200/year in Japan?

Kinda embarrassing that when the PM of Japan was in DC, there was a race riot going on just up the street. :frowning:


President Obama’s Welcome for Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Includes Thank You for Anime, Manga

posted on 2015-04-29 03:00 AEST by Lynzee Lamb

Kyoto Animation Opens Twitter Account, Lists Fall Event

posted on 2015-05-01 10:00 EDT


Foreign Animators in Japan Weigh in on Industry Conditions Part 1: Cedric Herole

posted on 2015-05-04 13:15 EDT
Animator Cedric Herole, animation director Scott MacDonald, & art designer Yann Le Gall discuss experiences


Tales Of The Industry: Oyaji-san Leaves A Gift

by Justin Sevakis, May 5th 2015


Imageepoch CEO’s Twitter Account Taken Offline

posted on 2015-05-06 02:00 EDT

Fate/Extra Developer Imageepoch Files for Bankruptcy

posted on 2015-05-13 02:25 EDT
Developer of Luminous Arc, Black Rock Shooter: The Game, Time and Eternity


Funabashi’s Pear-Shaped Mascot Funassyi Gets TV Anime Shorts

posted on 2015-03-08 23:50 EDT
Asahi Production animates weekday morning shorts with Lynn voicing new character

Funassyi, Kumamon Get Segment on Last Week Tonight

posted on 2015-05-11 12:50 EDT


Foreign Animators in Japan Weigh in on Industry Conditions Part 2: Scott MacDonald

posted on 2015-05-13 12:38 EDT


Study: Animators Earned US$28,000 on Average in Japan in 2013

posted on 2015-05-15 09:00 EDT
Agency reveals full survey results of animators’ working conditions

Foreign Animators in Japan Weigh in on Industry Conditions Part 3: Yann Le Gall

posted on 2015-05-15 14:19 EDT


May 17, 2015


Harold George Meij Named CEO of Takara Tomy

posted on 2015-05-19 09:00 EDT
Meij will replace current CEO/representative director Kantaro Tomiyama


Tales Of The Industry: Getting a Foot in the Door

by Justin Sevakis, May 19th 2015

Japanese Theaters to Show Anime Films, Stage Plays With English Subtitles

posted on 2015-05-19 20:00 EDT


KBC Teases “Mystery Anime” with Cryptic Website

May 20, 2015 11:17am CDT
Further details promised on June 20, 2015

ILCA, Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Collaborates on Kurayami Santa Horror Anime Shorts

posted on 2015-06-11 03:00 EDT
Recreates black & white 60s anime


Japanese Government Holds Conference on TPP’s Effects on Comiket

posted on 2015-05-21 20:15 EDT
Anime fans divided on issue


Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to Expand Animator Dorms

posted on 2015-05-22 21:00 EDT
Project’s US$15,000 goal would establish more housing for low-income animation staff


No Winners Announced for 6th Kyoto Animation Awards

posted on 2015-05-23 04:00 EDT
Studio adds “Animation DO Special Award” for 1st time this year

Sanrio Establishes N. American Branch to Create Large-Scale Films, Animated Works

posted on 2015-05-24 00:15 EDT
Company aims to secure funding to create works to compete with Hollywood


Director Hideaki Anno Laments Over Anime’s ‘Decline’

posted on 2015-05-26 16:15 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga

Press Release: Evolution Appointed as North American Licensing and Merchandising Agent for LBX

May 26th 2015


I’m not sure how that works as if it isn’t from Japan, it ain’t anime and the Japanese anime companies don’t much care about foreign markets, certainly not enough to market anime exclusively to us.

Anno commenting on anime imploding is rather ironic as he was a major contributor to the trend of most anime being marketed to and exclusively made for a small and ever-insular group of otaku :frowning:


Anime Studios’ Success Calculated Based on 10 Years of Disc Sales

posted on 2015-05-27 22:15 EDT


Kyoto Animation Promotes Fall Event With English Commercial

posted on 2015-06-03 07:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ad for High Speed! novel’s manga adaptation also streamed


Tales Of The Industry: Anime Colony

by Justin Sevakis, Jun 2nd 2015

Diomedéa Production Assistant Opening Lists 1,800,000 Yen Salary

posted on 2015-06-03 13:30 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga