New Data Shows Roughly 1/3 of All Anime Studios Were in Financial Trouble During 2018

Research posted by Japanese financial analysts Teikoku Databank have revealed most anime studios were struggling last year.

While the news isn’t new for the industry, data pulled from 256 animation studios in Japan shows a tally of 30% of all studios struggling financially for all of 2018. Some reported as high as 52% loss of revenue in specialized sectors.

Some speculate that the Kyoani fires caused a massive “loss of human resources, loss of production materials,” and led to increased amounts of loss for the fiscal year.

What does this mean for this year’s reports once they come viewable next year? Only time will tell. Tell us what you think in the comments!



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1 comment
  1. Ebicentre
    October 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    This is why they need to stop making as much anime. Stretching your resources thin is a foolish move. We will be fine with consuming half the shows that usually come out if it means they can stay afloat.