The Japanese Animation Market Surpassed 2 Trillion Yen in 2016 !!!


What’s going on, readers hope you’re doing well the Japanese animation market, has surpassed 2 trillion yen ($17.7 billion) for the first time last year, because of by the Japanese animated movie “Your Name”  also known as Kimi no Na Wa’s sales in the homeland of Japan and the international sales worldwide (The United States and The United Kingdom)                                        

In the annual survey of the industry, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) said the market had grown by nearly 10% from 1.82 trillion yen in 2015 to 2 trillion yen in 2016. In 2014, the market was worth 1.63 trillion yen. The association has conducted its survey since 2009. The new survey looked at almost 100 animation productions from January to December 2016.

The survey looked at nine different categories, including TV animation, theatrical animation, video, online distribution, merchandise, live entertainment, international expansion and more. The Japanese box office recorded revenue of 66.3 billion yen in 2016, with “Your Name” and “In This Corner of the World” as big hits. That was a 41.1% increase from the previous year.


Additionally, international expansion saw 31.6% growth and live entertainment 29.5% growth from the previous year.



Date published: 20/11/17

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) Variety

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