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Would you work in the Anime industry?
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Doesn't the anime industry have horrible working conditions ? I've read interviews featuring people that worked on popular anime like tokyo ghoul and naruto and others that worked on some lesser known anime. A lot of them said that they get minimal pay for long working hours. One of the people interviewed said that he got payed 300 $ a month when he worked in his first studio, later on he managed to get a job in studio pierrot (creators of tokyo ghoul, bleach, naruto etc) and only got payed 1000 $. Wich is unacceptable. Many people are getting overworked to the point of vomiting and they are barely able to have a good life just because they want to work with what they love. If it's as bad as this, then no, I don't want to work in the anime industry.

Links to some of the interviews :

http://kotaku.com/being-an-animator-in-japan-is-brutal-1690248803

http://kotaku.com/japanese-animators-give-advice-for-the-anime-industry-1701182355

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-28/study-new-entry-level-animators-earn-us-9200-a-year-in-japan/.87602
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Not really I'd only want to be a plot dev.

I see so many animes with terrible endings
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Yousuf14 wrote:

Doesn't the anime industry have horrible working conditions ? I've read interviews featuring people that worked on popular anime like tokyo ghoul and naruto and others that worked on some lesser known anime. A lot of them said that they get minimal pay for long working hours. One of the people interviewed said that he got payed 300 $ a month when he worked in his first studio, later on he managed to get a job in studio pierrot (creators of tokyo ghoul, bleach, naruto etc) and only got payed 1000 $. Wich is unacceptable. Many people are getting overworked to the point of vomiting and they are barely able to have a good life just because they want to work with what they love. If it's as bad as this, then no, I don't want to work in the anime industry.

Links to some of the interviews :

http://kotaku.com/being-an-animator-in-japan-is-brutal-1690248803

http://kotaku.com/japanese-animators-give-advice-for-the-anime-industry-1701182355

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-28/study-new-entry-level-animators-earn-us-9200-a-year-in-japan/.87602

You beat me to it.







OTP: No, I'd rather be a singer.

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I'd do it as a voice actor. Wouldn't want to be involved in any other way.
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Not me. While it would be great to have some role in it, I don't want to be one of those who has to pull off all-nighters all the time to do something that just isn't profitable. So, no.
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I wanted to be an animator when I was a kid, but then I changed my mind because there were no opportunities for that job where I was living. I also thought that it'd be too risky, and I wouldn't get paid enough.
Now I'm working on my Computer Engineering degree. If I can serve the anime industry in some way with the degree I'll get, then I would gladly do it.
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Yes I would.
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oh god no
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People keep thinking of the anime industry as how they watch anime i.e. subs only, there is more to the anime industry than just subs, people often forget that the dub industry while severely reduced amount of studios these days compared to the early to mid 2k's, there still is a fairly decent dub industry alive and well, at least in the U.S .

People also forget that there is more to the industry than just making or help producing said anime. You could try and start up a dubbing studio or something with some help in your country if they don't have one or lack in getting licenses.

If the big 3 dubbing industries go out like the Bandai and the others have in the past, we will be in trouble as far as what gets streamed here. Thats why if i could and i had the backing and support of a Japanese studio i would open up a dubbing studio or maybe a branch of Funi/Sentai type deal more for the western half of the U.S .

Another way to support the industry is open a store that sells the merchandise in a physical location, so much of our time trying to get this or that item from an anime only to have to wait and pay for shipping costs.

I can't say much about the Japanese side of things, haven't really looked into any of that since i don't live there or think i would be able to honestly learn fluent Japanese enough to survive on a daily basis there. I have a hard enough time with English and it's my primary/only language.

TLDR version, there are other ways to be involved in the industry than just being a voice actor or trying to live and work in Japan.
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I'm using enough of my time as it is with my own animations for a VG I am making. This is tedious work and when you add deadlines into the mix I'd imagine it would be miserable. If I ever develop the skills to a point that I want to make money off of them I would probably freelance and focus more on resources and individual rigs on stock sites.
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I_am_DJ wrote:

Well my goal is to be a music composer. I wouldn't mind composing music for anime (however, I would still prefer to stick with games)

Though I still got much to learn before I'm at that level.


I also could be a Composer or Director or Player. My main instrument is trumpet.
I have composed a lot of music I listen to, such as the trumpet solo in Chicago-Does anybody really know what time it is?(big fan of Chicago)
Saves me money(Music Term would be Transcription), so I don't have to buy sheet music. Its Easy(Beetles Reference ) for me to Transcribe music from one instrument to another, because I am familiar with my scales, and the differences of bass clef and treble clef.

I am in 3 different bands, Concert band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz band.Favorite it Jazz band because I love to do Improve solos. I was also given a Job offer to play in a mariachi band I still have ways to go, to become a professional. My Motto is: An Amateur Rehearses till he gets it Right A Professional Rehearses till they can't get it wrong. My band director follows this as well, and he says he still in-between both.
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Nope I don't have a talent for drawing and my voice croaks like a frog trying to clear a recalcitrant grasshopper out of it's throat.I swear,not often, I could write better plots than some anime I've seen, but then I come back to earth and realize the writers are probably under enormous pressure of time constraints,audience demographics,and marketing concerns.
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I'd like to write an anime but it probably woudn't be that good, but I have a big imagination so...
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Yeah, I think I would bcz it would be fun, but then again idk
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Posted 5/11/15
i think itd be cool, but artist get paid a low wage and extreme working hours

so thats a no go for me.

its prob the same for animators and writers and such
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