Young Animators Challenge the System
While anime from Japan continues to captivate the world, people involved in production have long endured tough working conditions like low wages and long working hours. The industry structure is ripe for change. Recently, a project to produce anime together with supporters using NFTs was launched. There is also a growing recognition of the potential of regional areas, instead of big cities like Tokyo. All signs are pointing to a dramatic shift in the Japanese animation industry.
Many talents in rural areas have given up on becoming animators
Ashio, a former animator, aims to use NFT to change the structure of the animation industry
First animation studio established in Kochi Prefecture
Hands-on animation production classes for local children