Manga & Anime

 Latest update: October 2023 

Manga and anime are perhaps the most recognizable aspects of Japanese culture, and the huge global popularity of both these art forms underline Japan’s status as an influential cultural superpower.

Whereas manga and anime have a large cult following around the world, the domestic appeal of manga and anime in Japan is much more mainstream: people of both genders and all ages read manga and watch anime. This page provides some information on Japan’s domestic and international manga/anime industries.


Table of Contents

  • Manga
    • “Digital Manga” Market
  • Anime
    • Streaming Market
    • Anime Film Box Office
    • Merchandising Related to Animation
  • Overseas Markets
  • European Manga in Japan
  • Challenges Faced by the Industry
  • Cross-Industry Anti-Piracy Measures for Manga and Anime
  • Artificial Intelligence Technology
  • Shortage of Animators and Working Conditions
  • How to obtain the right to use or exploit a Manga or Anime?
  • Annual Reports
  • Further Readings
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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