It’s not surprising why.
- Hardly anyone watches Chinese
- The world isn’t thinking about it outside of China.
- It’s very niche.
- And it doesn’t hold a candle to
The argument is similar when comparing webtoons to
But Yoshiyuki Tomino is certain China’s the new
Yoshiyuki Tomino is an O.G in the
It’s an important
In an article covered by REAL ECONOMY in Japan, Yoshiyuki had a few things to say about
animeindustry person, it rankles me that they’ve come so far that they can even do animation. But that’s also indicative of how, using digital animation, even a single individual can create a satisfying whole. The question is how should Japan’s animeproduction, which deals with series and story-driven works, regard these developments?”
He is of course talking about China in particular.
He later goes on to say:
“There’s a danger that if Japan keeps making
animewith a single-minded focus on the business angle, then we’ll suffer a total defeat to the guys in Beijing. But I don’t intend to throw a bone to those guys who came to my lecture. I don’t want to lose.
Still, I want you all to be aware that Japan is no longer a leader in animation. Despite this, the media and business worlds are not conscious of it.”
His logic comes from the fact many
He also said intellectuals in universities (China) are coming into the industry.
Facts or fiction?
Either way, even if it’s true as far as what’s going on behind the scenes, it’s NOT true on the surface or in the way it’s perceived.
This is relevant because as long as that’s true, Japan can get its act together as I’ve been saying for years. And actually innovate which I’ve talked about countless times.
The “Innovation” part that Yoshiyuki brought up is true, and it’s Japan’s main weakness that they’ve refused to do for decades at this point.
China’s “product” as far as animation is nothing compared to