Cosplayers attend Japan Day in Düsseldorf, Germany, in May. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan’s anime industry in crisis even as global popularity soars

  • Three of the 10 feature films in running for top prize at world’s most important animation festival in France are from Japan
  • But issues like low pay, long hours and a huge shortage of artists are making Japanese animators fear for the future
Topic |   Japan

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Cosplayers attend Japan Day in Düsseldorf, Germany, in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
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