Report: Anime Industry Up 10% in 2014
posted on by Karen Ressler
The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released details from its "Anime Industry Report 2015," which examines industry trends from 2014, on Tuesday.
According to the report, the total market value of the anime industry in 2014 was 1.63 trillion yen (about US$13.5 billion), up about 10% from 2013's 1.49 trillion yen (about US$12.4 billion).
The AJA attributes part of this success to merchandise and the sale of streaming rights in China. Last year, the report noted an increase the number of anime exhibits and events, such as anime song concerts and musicals.
The Animation Market Analysis Project of Japan's Media Development Research Institute (MDRI) released a report on Japan's domestic animation market earlier this year. The report estimated a record high for the sale of domestic and foreign animation within Japan in 2013.
AJA's full report will go on sale in Japan on September 18. The AJA has been publishing annual reports since 2009, when the anime industry was in decline.