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I'm not sure if we can really remedy this situation because anime is and has always been a labor of love. I think there will always be someone willing to take that low wage so they can live their dream.
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Not sure if this has anything to do with this topic, but I remember seeing Korean people in the credits of some anime.
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KurtIrving wrote:

Not sure if this has anything to do with this topic, but I remember seeing Korean people in the credits of some anime.


Yeah, like the work was "off-shored" or they were living and working in Japan, and were cheaper to hire than the already dirt-payed Japanese animators....
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As long as it looks good and is a fun watch, I won't let anything stop me frome njoying my animu.
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It seems like in every recent anime, many of the assistant and background animators are foreigners. Usually it's South Koreans for many titles, but you sometimes see names in the credits of people from other parts of Asia as well. For example, School-Live! employed many Vietnamese artists to save money on production costs.

I think the problem isn't that anime is losing its Japaneseness, it's that we put so little actual monetary value on artistic talent that it's discouraging so many people from entering the field to the point we can't rely on Japan alone.
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There is nothing to remedy. Mostly, because it is not your country.

It's like a Danish person worry about American politics.

Also, if the Japanese are worried, then they need to pressure their own govt. about trade laws.

And if any of you are worried about this for America, then the same applies.

Last, pirating anime would have to be proven. In some cases for other media, pirating boosted paid-for dispersion. Smart American media caught on and realized to market with that in mind, and snow-balled it. See: Game of Thrones.

Don't worry. No one is going to take precious anime away. Do you think Crunchy Roll got into this business thinking it was a short-lived service?
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Well, I guess they want to bring over the talent from South Korea. That's where they've been outsourcing the in-betweens for decades...
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