It’s been rising consistently ever since. With no major sign of slowing down.
That’s in spite of things like:
- animators being underpaid.
- companies going out of business.
- and how much it costs to produce an
I’ll get into the industry facts, and where the
Here’s what it looks like.
Anime Industry Facts 2020:
anime industry is worth $19 billion dollars (2+ trillion yen)
According to The Association Of Japanese Animations, their latest report said the industry’s worth ¥2.1527 trillion Yen.
Converted that’s over $19 billion dollars, or £15 million pounds.
This data is taken from 2018, the last time they analyzed the data for the
Even still – we can see the massive growth the industry’s taken in the last decade.
anime industry’s grown consistently since 2013
Taken from data provided by AJA (Association of Japanese Animations), the industry’s grown non stop since 2013.
Before that there was some growth, but it’s never been as consistent or noticeable as the period from 2013.
If you think about the growth of the internet and technology, it’s not too surprising.
On top of the growth of the international
Anime‘s “digital” growth hasn’t stopped since 2010
According to Google where trillions of searches are performed every year,
Before that the growth was iffy. But 2010 is the point where
2020 has taken that to another level thanks to Coronavirus and other reasons.
4. Over 87.1% of
anime studios are based in Tokyo, Japan
Taken from the AJA, over 87.1% of
That means the remaining 12.9% is likely based in:
- The USA.
And other parts of the world (including Asia).
As long as
5. The US has the most “
anime contracts” being made outside Japan
What this means is simple. More
Or put another way: more
After the US it’s:
- South Korea.
- United Kingdom.
- Hong Kong.
- New Zealand.
This is based on data from 2018.
6. 40.2% of
anime contracts are being made in Asia (as a region)
When viewed from a region point of view, Asia makes up 40.2% of
After Asia it’s:
- Europe (24.5%).
- North America (20.9%).
- Oceania (8.1%).
- Africa (2.9%).
- Latin America (2.8%).
- Middle East (0.5%).
- Eastern Europe (0.1%).
Dragon Ball Z makes the most in music royalties overseas
This data is taken from 2015 to 2017, with no new data since then.
That being said –
- Attack On Titan.
Naruto. One Piece. Fairy Tail.
- Inazuma Eleven.
Anime production costs continue to increase
In a survey done by the AJA, some people said:
- As the number of programs produced rises, so do production costs and sponsors’ budgets.
- Unit production costs tend to be raised thanks to newcomers from other industries.
The report also goes on to say (edited):
“One of the main reasons for the increase in production costs is the fact it’s impossible to match the required quality. In other words, there is a strong demand for higher quality
This data is slightly old (2017-2018-ish) but it’s relevant and consistent with other data. Like how it costs over $1 million dollars to produce the average
A lot of this has to do with companies chasing trends and trying to keep up with the joneses.
The more anime studios think they “need” to create an insane number of
A few more facts:
Anime merchandiseis decreasing in sales. Streamingis on the rise (not surprising).
I’ve been saying this for the past few years now. Over and over again.
They already are being outclassed by digital.
Merchandise is the only one that makes any sense, but will need a new strategy going forward to drive up demand.
News source: Association Of Japanese Animations.