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Kadokawa Earns 10 million Yen a Month From Youtube

by dtshyk
Jan 3, 2009 6:56 AM | 19 Comments
According to the press release, the amount of Kadokawa's income from Youtube for November 2008 has reached 10 million yen (approx. $109,000). Kadokawa has an official channel on Youtube and allows the uploads of MAD/AMV by users. The main reason for the increase of the income was the introduction of "InVideoAd", which overlays an ad on a video. Kadokawa said "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya",
"Lucky ☆ Star" and "Strike Witches" are the most popular titles as the sources of the videos.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Source: Kadokawa's press release (PDF file)
Related news: Kadokawa To Put Ads To User-uploaded Anime Videos On Youtube

19 Comments Recent Comments

tsunande said:
iTom said:
10 million yen a month....I could break my legs and not work for the rest of my life with that amount....

Try it, you'll see you'd only last for a year max.


109.000 Dollars would certainly last more than a year in my hands...

Jan 10, 2009 4:46 AM by johnnyd

That's... somewhere around 180,000 NZD. For a side venture like this, that's pretty damn good~ :o

Jan 7, 2009 9:56 PM by Frankencastle

Lucky. What a way to earn so much money.

Jan 7, 2009 12:27 PM by YamiAtem

iTom said:
10 million yen a month....I could break my legs and not work for the rest of my life with that amount....

Try it, you'll see you'd only last for a year max.

Jan 4, 2009 10:45 PM by tsunande

I don't really get it.. How can big companies earn money off of Youtube? Hmm..

Jan 4, 2009 12:04 PM by Kira01

10 million yen a month....I could break my legs and not work for the rest of my life with that amount....

Jan 4, 2009 10:40 AM by iTom

I think we can thank the Hare Hare Yukai dance for alot of that money.

I wish more companies would just do this instead of taking the videos off.

Jan 3, 2009 9:07 PM by mitamaking

doeman said:
strike witches was complete garbage. one of the worst animes i've ever seen. makes me question why i forced myself to watch it in the first place.

Lucky Star is worse >.>

Jan 3, 2009 5:03 PM by hirahira

That sounds pretty cool~ Kill two birds with one stone or something like that lol.

Jan 3, 2009 2:55 PM by panda_general

strike witches was complete garbage. one of the worst animes i've ever seen. makes me question why i forced myself to watch it in the first place.

Jan 3, 2009 2:00 PM by doeman

Wow!!!! That's a lot of money!! Anime is expensive!!

Jan 3, 2009 1:53 PM by Sai_Fujiwara

Hmm, not bad. AMV/MAD makers can keep their vids on YT while Kadokawa makes some money (the amount of money isn't surprising, but hey, the overlaying ads idea worked), so everybody wins.

Jan 3, 2009 12:07 PM by Lucena

Siing said:
ZoiQ said:
dtshyk said:
Strike Witches most popular


wat

shocking, i know.

Loli's are in high demand

Jan 3, 2009 10:37 AM by Metty

ZoiQ said:
dtshyk said:
Strike Witches most popular


wat

shocking, i know.

Jan 3, 2009 9:39 AM by Siing

dtshyk said:
Strike Witches most popular


wat

Jan 3, 2009 9:13 AM by zq

No surprises really.

Jan 3, 2009 8:44 AM by KWabbit

Im not surprised, Haruhi, lucky star, and strike witches always have awesum MADs or AMVs and theres alot of them

Jan 3, 2009 8:21 AM by Icy-nee-san

Wow, that's something you don't hear everyday. Especially 'cause it's Youtube. But some AMVs and MAD on Youtube are pretty well done, it's no surprise that they earned that much.

Jan 3, 2009 7:40 AM by xera

Wow, that's some real money for a side venture like a youtube channel... Kadokawa own Haruhi so they were always set to make lots of money from this AMV channel thing.

Jan 3, 2009 7:02 AM by Scribbly