Luckily, she has a tax accountant to help her pay her dues!
Japan's top cosplayer, Enako, who over the last year has done shoots for Rent-a-Girlfriend, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and even Yu-Gi-Oh!, revealed on Twitter yesterday how much money she made over the last year by cosplaying and appearing at events–and her surprise by how much it was!
よきゅーんさん(事務所の社長)と今年の反省会をやっていて— えなこ (@enako_cos) December 27, 2020
"I was having a meeting to review this last year with Yokyun-san (the president of my office).
I looked at my income this year and it was over 50 million yen! *\(^o^)/*"
Earlier this year, Enako snapped back at a Twitter reply saying that she was earning "more than 30 million yen all on my own back!" That "more than" was actually a lot more than the 30 million yen (US$289,634) she originally said, with the cosplayer bringing home over 50 million yen (US$482,742).
A worried fan asked her if she is okay with all that money, not wanting her to accidentally miss out on tax payments, with Enako replying enthusiastically, "I belong to an agency, so I have my own tax accountant!"
Not bad for a year with hardly any events! You go Enako!
Source: Enako on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.