L 'Japanese animation industry It is a sector that, as we have seen in the last period, is pushing China and the United States to invest ever more resources in the production of films and television series. For an animator, however, this situation becomes "humiliating" for Japan.
Shiro Kudaka, the key animator who sued Studio Signal MD for abuse of power by producers, recently commented on the current state of the animation industry.
"At the moment it is not possible to carry out animation projects without capital injection from abroad. Again, there is always competition between the US and China. The main problem, however, is the financing that comes from China. They want the fund to be realized first if they pass the "Communist Party Rating." That assessment appears to take about three months and as a result, we creators are under pressure both for timing and to maintain our stability (project will not start until funding is approved) In summary, the current situation is that all end products are bad. "
After that, the animator adds in a subsequent post:
""Q.This is a terrible humiliation for Japan. It appears that Netflix and other companies have no qualms about investing capital in each country's entertainment industry as part of a global marketing strategy, and also decide internally as economic entities (for example, in South Korea they invest in live series. Action, while Japan invests in anime). Well it's hard to say how I feel about it".
According to its main concern, the sector therefore appears to be completely at the mercy of foreign financial resources, especially Netflix, which endanger the stability of the Japanese animation industry on the one hand and health on the other. of the projects themselves, the victim of ever shorter periods of time. And you, what do you think of Shiro Kudaka's words instead? Let us know with a comment below.