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Aug 25, 2015 2:09 AM

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The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA), in its annual industry report scheduled for publication on September 18, reports that the global anime industry recorded double-digit growth in 2014. The report estimates the anime market grew to a high of 1,629.6 billion yen in 2014, compared to 1,491.3 billion yen in 2013.

This figure is a measurement of market size based on the estimated amount spent in the animation and animation-related markets by consumers. The animation-related market includes the character business, which has a major leveraging effect in the industry. The AJA attributes the increase to growth in rights sales and commercialization of video distribution in China.

The AJA is the industry association acting for animation studios and individuals involved in animation. Past editions of its annual industry report (2014 edition pictured) are available for free download in Japanese and in English on the group's website.

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Aug 25, 2015 2:12 AM
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glad to know that the Chinese are not mainly pirating anime like the rest of us lol, but the increase is not that dramatic so i guess China video distribution is not that big of a profit making machine
 
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Aug 25, 2015 2:31 AM

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And it will continue to grow. I'm curious to see what next year's will compare to this year at around end of Summer.
 
 
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Industry is dying they said.. lol
 
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really? well i guess good news. but please make more 2 cour anime. anime more than 1 cour!

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Industry is dying they said.. lol

it will be no fun they said. lol
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Aug 25, 2015 2:46 AM
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YAAY! I'm so happy that many people are supporting. X3
 
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I would give a shit 'bout that if it did mean that we'll get the goddamn second season of Deadman Wonderland..but it doesn't..so bleh...
 
 
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Im glad that the industry's in good talks with money, this means more anime for us. Hopefully they will start doing worthy series
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:03 AM
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I'm sure it'll continue to grow, I just hope there will be more streamlined inclusion for the rest of us.
 
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:36 AM

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This is a nice fat cock in the mouths of all the people whining about the anime industry saying it's dying and a failing industry. Even the charts Worldeditor posted help back up the industry's growth.

Hopefully the haters will be gargling on that schlong of truth long enough that we get some peace and quiet now, lol.

"The AJA attributes the increase to growth in rights sales and commercialization of video distribution in China".

Kind of surprised...since China has censored or banned like hundreds of anime recently.
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:41 AM
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it could have been even more but sadly thieves watch it illegally
japan should just ignore the west, different cultures anyway
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:49 AM

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glad to know that the Chinese are not mainly pirating anime like the rest of us lol, but the increase is not that dramatic so i guess China video distribution is not that big of a profit making machine
What? 10% is a large increase for a single year, dunno what'cha talking about.
 
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Agafin said:
j0x said:
glad to know that the Chinese are not mainly pirating anime like the rest of us lol, but the increase is not that dramatic so i guess China video distribution is not that big of a profit making machine
What? 10% is a large increase for a single year, dunno what'cha talking about.


China is the second biggest consumer in the world though simply because they are the biggest population at the moment, so i expected more profit on that place
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:58 AM

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All that money made on the back of poor animators working for slave wage. Well played Anime Industry.
 
Aug 25, 2015 4:25 AM

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This is a nice fat cock in the mouths of all the people whining about the anime industry saying it's dying and a failing industry.

I died reading this.
 
Aug 25, 2015 4:34 AM

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It's still way down from 10 years ago, and the money is now distributed among many more studios and publishers than before.

The lack of up to date distribution methods are still making the industry suffer. I don't think optical media will exist even for 5 more years, they better have a centralized digital industry-spanning platform ready soon or it's going to be massive problems for them. The current "option" of having to subscribe to streaming services with pitiful selections and region-locking is something only the most gullible of consumers would do.

Plus, it's punishing for consumers to literally have no option of contributing money when they want to. I for example don't own any optical drives, never will, and am already a skeptic to streaming even without considering every service only having a fraction of the content. I've subbed to CR once and that was both the first and last time.
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Aug 25, 2015 5:12 AM
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Haha, take that oldfags!

Now the shitty Miyazaki/Anno memes can be put to rest.
 
Aug 25, 2015 5:27 AM

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Considering how many more people working in the industry, what "salary" they get, and what politics government is doing, anime industry is still dying and none can stop it.
 
 
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So much for the death of industry. If it is growing though, I'd like to see more 2-cour anime being made than what is currently being made.
 
Aug 25, 2015 6:25 AM

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Yohimo_asakura said:
Considering how many more people working in the industry, what "salary" they get, and what politics government is doing, anime industry is still dying and none can stop it.


yeah..more and more people comes in for producing and the demand isn't catching up..
maybe exerting effort more internationally is good..but cultural racism maybe the problem here...just all my opinion tho~
 
 
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I wish there was a anime market in india, it would have helped anime industry to grow more, and will help fans like us to get official stuffs
 
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All that money made on the back of poor animators working for slave wage. Well played Anime Industry.
This is a concern. If they make such huge money, then why pay animators such peanuts of money?? One person from A-1 Pictures even died few years ago due to depression. This turns me off from ever become an animator. Wonder if down the West is like this too, highly doubted I guess.
 
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China is now a viable market for anime, however it is a recent deal then again China also has PS4 and Xbox One this year. However these gains signify the need to pay their animators more as they are dying, you can't expect to survive on an animator's wage, it's not even close to minimum wage. What needs to be done is mobile streaming of anime inside and outside Japan with decent apps, it's needed badly.


 
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bitch slap to those people who said anime is dying :D aham aham especially to that person who said it will die in next 5 years
 
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bitch slap to those people who said anime is dying :D aham aham especially to that person who said it will die in next 5 years


I wonder if we'll see anymore damage control from Anno.


 
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Haha, take that oldfags!

Now the shitty Miyazaki/Anno memes can be put to rest.

you are the only one using them
 
Aug 25, 2015 7:57 AM

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Nah don't worry, the amount of ecchi and moe will definitely kill the industry anyday now :)

And it will only get bigger when bleach 2 comes out.
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Aug 25, 2015 8:27 AM

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nice to see the industry is doing well, who would've guessed?


i'll still pirate tho :P
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Aug 25, 2015 8:48 AM

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Don't let these figures mislead you into believing the workers are happy go lucky, when in reality they are working for slave-pay.
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Mod Edit: quote of deleted comment regarding impact of streaming on animators' pay removed

Nothing of that has any connection with the working conditions in which the animators do their job, as they get paid upfront, while the production committees (of which the studios are often not a member) get all the money earned from physical sales, CR subscriptions, etc.

Being an animator is a poor man's job, and unless the PCs are going to up the budgets dramatically, it will always stay that way. And that goes for any other business, not just the anime industry. For example, music artists get royally fucked in the ass by their labels, and even touring may not be all that profitable if the artist has a shitty contract.

The problem lies not in piracy, or whatever scapegoat the industry comes with, but corporate greed – the people at the top rake in the most dough, while the ones at the bottom of the ladder will have to do with peanuts, even though they do more work in relation to the higher-ups. And whenever there are problems, those who feel it the most get hurt the most, because there will always be someone willing to work for dirt-cheap, and anyone in the workforce is replaceable.
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Good to know.

With this i hope that the "anime is dying/the industry is doomed" crowd will shut the fuck up already.
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Red_Tuesday said:
The lack of up to date distribution methods are still making the industry suffer. I don't think optical media will exist even for 5 more years, they better have a centralized digital industry-spanning platform ready soon or it's going to be massive problems for them. The current "option" of having to subscribe to streaming services with pitiful selections and region-locking is something only the most gullible of consumers would do.


The otaku mindset is built on consumption of physical goods. Physical releases isn't going away, since they're not going to be able to charge 35 dollars an episode for a file.

 
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F0XFIRE said:
All that money made on the back of poor animators working for slave wage. Well played Anime Industry.
This is a concern. If they make such huge money, then why pay animators such peanuts of money?? One person from A-1 Pictures even died few years ago due to depression.

The animation studios that are not Studio Ghibli are small companies who are given budgets based on how much their executive producers, or clients, are willing to give them. Thus, they can't afford to pay every single animator on their team (who are freelance anyway, so they hop studios) a salary.

This turns me off from ever become an animator. Wonder if down the West is like this too, highly doubted I guess.

There was a wage-fixing scandal released last year that included big-name companies such as Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Sony Pictures, and Lucasfilms. A recent ruling means the companies involved will potentially go to trial for it. So we have that problem here in the West, too, but its on a different scale compared to what goes on with Japanese animators.
 
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Anime won't die that easily

True masterpieces keep the industry afloat.
 
Aug 25, 2015 12:21 PM

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Anime won't die that easily

True masterpieces keep the industry afloat.


Worst LN adaptation to date.

Try again
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Don't let these figures mislead you into believing the workers are happy go lucky, when in reality they are working for slave-pay.

Only if you compare the wages to entitled countries like america.
If you can't draw fast, don't complain about low pay.


Don't defend the studio's acts of corporate tyranny on the animators, we would get better anime than we have now if they were paid properly.


 
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Hoppy said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

True masterpieces keep the industry afloat.


Worst LN adaptation to date.

Try again


Both of you have an opinion. Congratulations.

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Don't let these figures mislead you into believing the workers are happy go lucky, when in reality they are working for slave-pay.


I agree.
 
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Hoppy said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
Anime won't die that easily

True masterpieces keep the industry afloat.


Worst LN adaptation to date.

Try again

Damn that title was the only possible savior for the fall season. I guess anime is doomed then. Miyazaki was right after all

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while most sudios are ethically week hence why i bash studio loved on mal and love studios hate on on this site
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Keep growing anime. And give us more harem and moe.
 
 
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Don't defend the studio's acts of corporate tyranny on the animators, we would get better anime than we have now if they were paid properly.

Barely any series can make a profit on disk sales alone, so raising their pay will cripple the industry even if the anime increases in quality.
Hell who needs to be an animator or anything when you can work at mcdonalds for $15 in hour? XD


most studios are behind on the unionization quouta
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To me, it's pretty clear the internet is going to and will continue to grow the anime industry. I think as companies start to embrace streaming services for this stuff, revenue will continue to rise. The main issue is manga, and how easy it is to pirate manga and how manga is the driver for a huge number of these anime series.
 
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Hoppy said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
Anime won't die that easily

True masterpieces keep the industry afloat.


Worst LN adaptation to date.

Try again


you took the bait, gg
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Aug 25, 2015 2:51 PM

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I demand more anime like School Days
 
Aug 25, 2015 3:29 PM
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In your face, Anno.
 
Aug 25, 2015 6:23 PM

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Yay! That is really great news.
 
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Support Support Support!
Drop an anime recommendation on my page or inbox.
 
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Which website??
 
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IMPOSSIBRUU!!! Moe is killing anime!
 
 
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Does anyone know what anime is popular in China? Any Chinese here?
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But it's important to remember that a movie review is subjective;it only gives you one person's opinion.

http://www.classzone.com/books/lnetwork_gr08/page_build.cfm?content=analyz_media&ch=30

It doesn't matter if you like LoGH,Monster etc.If you are a jobless or college/school dropout living in your mom basement, you are still an unintelligent loser. Taste in anime does not make you a better person.If elitist don't exist, casual pleb and shit taste also don't exist.
 
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