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Are the voice actors who get the most gigs paid well compared to Hollywood salaries. Also are they treated with celebrity status. Because I live in the U.S. I don't see it only read stuff on web so relying on Japanese fans for answers I guess.
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Thanks for link I am surprised how low the pay is compared to the States barely enough to eat noodles every meal ;(
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Maybe it seems low, but keep in mind VAs in Japan can get a crapload of gigs every season. In other words, there is better potential for financial security.

Whereas American voice actors would tell everyone interested in dubbing anime that they should aim to become actors rather than restrictively voice actors since it's a small business and anime dubbing is not only the hardest job in the business, but also the one that pays the least.

http://www.kylehebert.com/?page_id=241 for more info
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Le_Dom wrote:

Maybe it seems low, but keep in mind VAs in Japan can get a crapload of gigs every season. In other words, there is better potential for financial security.

Whereas American voice actors would tell everyone interested in dubbing anime that they should aim to become actors rather than restrictively voice actors since it's a small business and anime dubbing is not only the hardest job in the business, but also the one that pays the least.

http://www.kylehebert.com/?page_id=241 for more info


Thats so not true, most voice actors will tell you if you're looking to get rich and well known outside of the anime industry that its probably not the career choice for you.

If you do it for the love of the industry and have a 2nd job or get fully involved in the industry in different areas then you're usually good.
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Haruna-kai wrote:


Le_Dom wrote:

Maybe it seems low, but keep in mind VAs in Japan can get a crapload of gigs every season. In other words, there is better potential for financial security.

Whereas American voice actors would tell everyone interested in dubbing anime that they should aim to become actors rather than restrictively voice actors since it's a small business and anime dubbing is not only the hardest job in the business, but also the one that pays the least.

http://www.kylehebert.com/?page_id=241 for more info


Thats so not true, most voice actors will tell you if you're looking to get rich and well known outside of the anime industry that its probably not the career choice for you.

If you do it for the love of the industry and have a 2nd job or get fully involved in the industry in different areas then you're usually good.


That's of course completely correct.

But what I mean is that before aiming to specifically become an anime voice actor, you have to try studying theatre/acting first.

In other words, people have to be ready to do other kinds of voiceover/acting jobs before working in the anime industry.
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Le_Dom wrote:

That's of course completely correct.

But what I mean is that before aiming to specifically become an anime voice actor, you have to try studying theatre/acting first.

In other words, people have to be ready to do other kinds of voiceover/acting jobs before working in the anime industry.


Not entirely true either, while generally you do have to usually get a degree in theater, you don't have to pursue other areas of voice acting to get involved in the anime industry.
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