The low salaries of new Japanese animators were once again revealed

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Twitter user »ぷ る こ (@prkg_prkg_)“, Who describes himself as a worker in the anime industry in Japan, posted an update that immediately went viral, revealing how little he received a salary despite making more than 500 animation frames during the month .

User wrote: «I did not know that 180,000 yen ($ 1,434.69) was what an animation company would give me, and sometimes it was like 150,000 yen ($ 1,195.58) for a part – time job as a student, so 180,000 yen for a professional job is not much. .. I had previously turned down a company that offered me ¥ 180,000 because I thought I could easily make more money. Here is the salary of a 4 month junior worker who worked hard to get 500 animation frames».

He followed: “This has affected many new and desirable animators… Don’t worry, if you manage to put up with this for two years, you will get 30,000 extra revenue from the same number of frames with fixed costs, lol!». He concluded: «It is wrong to think that not all freelance animators earn money, the right thing is that not all new animators earn money, whether they are independent or contract. In the third year it was half and half for the animators, and the fourth year was six million for the animators and production supervision, and the fifth year was seven million for the animators, production supervision and total production supervision».

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The posts were shared on comment forums in Japan, where they prompted comments as follows:

  • «I had a friend who worked in these types of jobs and otherwise sent money to his parents».
  • «Strikes must begin. But everyone is reluctant to take risks and is fearful, so no one does it in the end. That’s why things don’t change».
  • «And they haven’t shown the tax deductions yet …»
  • «Entertainers and other professionals earn more money than salaried employees. Advertising agents, followed by TV networks, are the biggest wasteterers in distribution. Can’t they do something about it?».
  • «If you think this might happen to you in the future, the only thing you can do is not be afraid.».
  • «Wow, there was a 30 yen increase since the last time I checked!».
  • «Well, I miss the details… In the old days, with local rates like Osaka, it used to be 100 ¥ or more per frame… It’s a tough world… I think it’s incredibly talented, and it’s great is 500 frames in the fourth month.».
  • «I have long thought that the reason Japan was able to become a global animation powerhouse and still exists today is probably the reason for this kind of thing. Perhaps if it were any other country, it would be impossible to produce the same quality of Japanese animation at a reasonable cost.».
  • «Animators find it much harder than me … everyone who is harder than me should make more money than me».

Source: Otakomu

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