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Sponsors Abuse Anime Studios, Says New JFTC Report

by Sandgolem
Jan 27, 2009 9:50 PM | 5 Comments
News has been released last week from Japan's Fair Trade Commission. They released a report that detailed findings of potentially illegal contract manipulation imposed on the Japanese Anime Production Studios, by their own sponsors. As many as 114 anime production studios responded to inquires from the trade commission. Many admitted that companies that were commissioning the production of anime have insisted upon paying low
compensation, demanded production schedules that ignored reasonable holidays, and time off for animation studio employees.

Source: JFTC Report (PDF file)
Source: ANN

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5 Comments Recent Comments

I think most people has acknowledged that fact and decided to ignore it...
I mean, they mention it in anime all the time (anime studio abuse)

Jan 28, 2009 1:48 PM by Vin-nii

probably used to it anyway.

Jan 28, 2009 3:50 AM by Sohei

Show us on the doll where the sponsor touched you

Jan 27, 2009 11:45 PM by 8GaugeBrett

Evidently, they don't abuse them nearly enough.

Jan 27, 2009 10:21 PM by YoungVagabond

Good to see they're cracking down. Corporate asshole-ness reveals itself once again. Now for some justice? At least give us our holidays back!

Jan 27, 2009 10:13 PM by HeartRaid

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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