Database for Animation Studies


Anime Sangyou Repooto 2016

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Tadashi Sudo

Statistics and analysis published annually by the Association of Japanese Animations. Useful for keeping abreast of the industry’s current state. Contains ample material on the entire industry, as well as market size broken down by genre and the locations of production companies. Another source of statistics is the Digital Contents White Paper (Digital Content Association of Japan).

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Given the vitality of the animation business within Japan and overseas, there is a surprising dearth of work dealing with this topic. I considered creating a list that balances publications about management/production, copyright issues, finances and overseas topics, but many quality works have become dated. I tried here to select recent publications will give you a bird’s-eye view of the animation business. Also, I emphasized statistical material, as this field is often not backed up by numbers.

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The Association of Japanese Animations