Animation production companies revenue in Japan 2018, by type

Animation production companies in Japan generated a revenue of almost 77 billion Japanese yen through domestic television broadcasting in 2018. The overseas market accounted for the second highest share with more than 60 billion Japanese yen. As anime in Japan are usually produced by production committees consisting of multiple corporations from different industries, such as toy makers and music companies, the sales revenue of Japan's animation industry as a whole was larger than the revenue that accounted only for companies that engaged in the actual production of animation.

Revenue of animation production companies in Japan in 2018, by type (in billion Japanese yen)*

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January 2020



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Supplementary notes

*All values refer to estimated domestic revenues of animation production companies, except for the "overseas" category, which refers to revenues from production and licensing for the overseas market.
**Revenues from animation production and licensing fees for character-themed pachinko and pachinko-slot machines.
***Revenues from licensing fees for animation-related live entertainment, such as live performances, events, exhibitions, and cafes.

1 Japanese yen equals 0.0093 U.S. dollars or 0.0083 euros as of June 2020. *According to the source, amusement means revenues from producing visuals for pachinko and slot machine parlors and revenue shares.
1 Japanese yen equals 0.0093 U.S. dollars or 0.0083 euros as of June 2020.

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