The news never stops coming. Each week is getting busier and busier, but its time again for another dose of Anime Knowledge. Welcome to This Week in Anime, where I give you the news that important for the week.
Work For Young Animators is Disappearing
Loulse from Goboiano wrote a piece detailing the decline of working conditions for young animators. In the article, she details how average pay for in-between animators is below the yearly salary for the average Japanese worker. This is because much of the work for in-betweeners has gone to overseas studios in places like China and South Korea. This practice of sending work overseas, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Director Yasuhiro Irie, is creating a labor shortage. As I’ve said previously in this series, I can understand that costs for studios are high, but that does not give them an excuse to ship labor offshore.
Batoto, One of the Largest Manga Scantalation Sites, is Shutting Down
RawR, owner and administrator of Batoto, said recently that he is tired of running the site and that he “just don’t have the will” to run the site anymore. The site’s servers ended today, and its content will officially be erased from the web on the 25th.
Fate/Apocrypha’s Second Half to Air on February 9th
Netflix will finally be releasing the second half of Fate/Apocrypha. On the Feb. 9th, the show’s second cour is set to be released. The show’s first half was released on Nov. 7th of last year.
What things are you looking forward to in the future? Let me know down in the comments. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!