The continuing growth of the international Japanese anime market is expected to hit $26.89 billion by the year 2022, coming from a 2021 record of $24.80 billion.
The growth expectation is that globally from the year 2022 to 2030, the anime market will experience an annual growth rate of 9.7%, which will further boost the industry’s value to $56.39 billion by the end of 2030.
China’s Donghua and Manhua Unable to Compete with Japanese Manga and Anime
While at first, Japanese anime companies outsourced some of their anime production to China, Chinese companies subsequently tried producing their own brand of animes. That way, they can take a share of the huge market dominated by Japanese anime producers.
Yet Chinese anime called donghua and Chinese manga known as manhua, lacked the appeal of Japanese anime publications and productions. The problem stems from the fact that the Chinese government imposes restrictions over the ideas and topics that can be used as storyline; particularly those deemed as glorifying violence and encouraging rebellion and juvenile delinquency.
Japanese manga and anime stories are hard to beat because this Asian country is multi-faceted. Numerous themes and topics, including political, can be used as storylines, for as long as they promote good moral values pertaining to nationalism, religious beliefs and environmental stewardhip.
US Anime Market is All about Collaborating with Japanese Anime Companies
The US anime industry does not attempt to duplicate Japan’s international anime industry achievements. Rather than compete with Japan, US publishers, video game developers and streaming giants earn substantial revenues by collaborating in the marketing, promotion and distribution of Japanese manga comic books, video games, and anime films across the US and other countries across the globe.
American streaming services giant, Netflix for one, had gained additional subscribers after it started streaming the most well-received and the newest anime being released in Japan-based TV shows and live Internet platforms.
In the recent APAC Content convention, Disney made it clear that it will not produce its own anime but will instead stream anime and other films coming from the Asia Pacific region, which includes not only Japan and China but also Korea.
Indonesia has taken the same stance of simply allowing the availability of anime, accessible either as TV programs or streamed shows by way of animeindo-dedicated platforms like nonton anime id. The available selections of anime come complete with Indonesian subtitles. Even more awesome is that Indonesian anime lovers don’t have to pay subscription fees when accessing the streaming services of the animeindo platform.
Japanese anime or animations such as One Punch Man, Dragon Ball, and Pokemon have fans all over the world, including Indonesia. To watch, they usually access the free streaming site Animeindo.