Over the past three years, the growth of Japanese animation has been overwhelming, with new series, remakes, OAVs, and films devoted to expanding the universe of certain franchises. However, the sudden slowdown and subsequent stoppage of many productions due to the global spread of the pandemic caused heavy losses.

According to Yahoo! Japan, for the first time in ten years, not only the anime industry has seen a decline in overall profits, However, the latter turned out to be deeply negative when compared to 2019 earnings. The report in question states that aside from special cases, such as the extraordinary success of the film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train, almost all of the weekly series have been postponed for long enough to be registered Billion yen loss.

The extreme saturation of the sector, which is forcing many companies to also give jobs to second studios in China and South Korea, has of course contributed to the fact that the originally set deadlines could not be met. Compared to 2019 sector revenue, about 255 billion yen, 251 billion yen was registered in 2020, a severe blow to an industry whose growth, like many others, was interrupted and hampered in the first half of 2021.

We also remember that in Japan 9 out of 10 animators change jobs within 3 years, and we leave you on the Shonen manga ranking with the best ending.

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