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Short Anime Video Shows What Life Is Really Like For Animators

Being a professional animator for anime in Japan may sound glamorous, but the pay often leaves animators in the poverty zone. The Animator Dormitory Project, which both helps animators and gives them a more affordable place to stay, shared a video about a new animator and her earnings. The video is in Japanese with English subtitles.

As you learn in the video, the animator Ryoko made a yearly salary of 668,000 yen. That’s about $6,382.11. Take a look at the whole 12-minute video to learn more of what an animator’s life is like.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.