Haruhito Kosuke: ‘I earned more with a hentai doujinshi done in ten days than in a year as an animator’

After the disclosure of the statements of Hikaru Kondofounder of the studios ufotable, about the critical state of the anime industry in Japan that can barely sustain itself today, the topic has exploded in the Japanese media and forums. That is why the comment Haruhito Kosuke, who previously worked as an animator and is now an author of adult manga, went viral. Kosuke wrote:

«I’ve talked about this many times, but I once exceeded an animator’s annual income with just one doujinshi, so animators are really underpaid. I felt a great emptiness to earn with a doujinshi made in ten days the amount of money that it takes an animator 365 days to earn». And he added: «My older brother is also an animator, but he says that he can’t get ahead if it weren’t for the support of our parents. My parents are putting up with the lack of income from animators, and I really don’t think anything can be done about it.».

Haruhito Kosuke: 'I earned more with a doujinshi made in ten days than in a year as an animator'

Haruhito Kosuke He worked as an animator in animation projects such as Miru Tights and Kagaku na Yatsurato later transfer to the adult manga industry where it has released titles such as Are-zuki Kanojo, Chincopation, Oppai no Oppai ni Yoru Oppai no Tame no Oppai and Shiawa Sexto mention some of the “code library“. The critical situation of the animation industry in Japan was reported in an extensive article on December 16 (available here) where Hikaru Kondo He explained that production costs are increasing more and more, but not at the same rate as the budgets delivered by the production committees.

Source: Otakomu