Japanese reportage on anime industry.
- The number of people in Japan involved in anime creation is dropping
- Most studios outsource the actual drawing and animation portions of their projects to other Asian countries
- It takes decades of animation grunt work to become a director
- Outsourcing reduces the amount of anime-related jobs in Japan and could lead to a shortage of Japanese people capable of creating anime masterpieces
- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government released a special series of anime textbooks last month.
- Books cover planning, production, and business sides of the industry
- The books also include an instructional DVD about how to draw the movement of people and animals.
- It is hoped that the books will encourage younger Japanese to join the anime industry.
Source: Japan Probe
People don’t go to anime industry because they don’t want to work as slaves. Live to draw or draw to live?