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Old 2013-03-21, 18:48   Link #1
ArchmageXin
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How much money do LN/Manga writer make?

See topic ^

Like on a annual basis.

Also, how respected are they as a profession in Japan?
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Old 2013-03-21, 18:59   Link #2
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Ever seen pictures of animation studios? They look like very shanty places.

So, in comparison, print authors... I doubt they make all that much.
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Old 2013-03-21, 19:03   Link #3
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Well....if it's someone like Oda, Kubo or Kishi...they're probaly pretty well-off I'd imagine.

I think I read years ago that Rumiko Takasahi was one of the richest people in Japan.
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Old 2013-03-21, 20:54   Link #4
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Ever seen pictures of animation studios? They look like very shanty places.

So, in comparison, print authors... I doubt they make all that much.
Successful authors make way more than anyone working in an animation studio. They're the real winners when a series takes off.

Oda earned nearly $25 million US in 2010. He's obviously a special case. Nevertheless, the royalty rate for a light novel/manga volume is 10%, plus there are royalties on every piece of merchandise that's sold.

OTOH, authors who never make it beyond serialization (or who fail to sell many books) don't make a whole lot.
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Old 2013-03-22, 02:32   Link #5
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I wonder how much Kazuma "Oda of the Light Novel Industry" Kamachi earned during the past three years.
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Old 2013-03-22, 04:34   Link #6
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Basically it's the same as any artist.

If you're super-duper-lucky and you make it big, you're a King.

If not well...

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I wonder how much Kazuma "Oda of the Light Novel Industry" Kamachi earned during the past three years.
I'm curious as well.

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Also, how respected are they as a profession in Japan?
Authors refers to as sensei, along with artists, doctors and lawyers etc.
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Old 2013-03-22, 13:08   Link #7
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Authors refers to as sensei, along with artists, doctors and lawyers etc.
I think that apply to China as well, of course, is Shi-Fu (In both sense a teacher and a master)

Of course
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Old 2013-03-24, 11:08   Link #8
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I saw something a couple months back where Nico Tanigawa said on Twitter that mangaka receive about 100 yen (~$1) for every tankobon sold. The latest chapter of It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular announced the series has sold a million volumes so far, so Nico Tanigawa's making a nice living (at least as long as the series continues), but if you look at the sales figures on the bestseller lists ANN posts, moderately successful artists are probably lucky to afford a middle-class lifestyle once they pay their assistants, and the ones who don't make the bestseller lists at all ...
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Old 2013-03-24, 12:08   Link #9
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These figures below are from manga sales only, and does not consider outside income such as character goods and other franchise income that comes from a successful launch of anime.

The average annual income of top 100 manga artist is said to be about 700k USD
The average annual income of 5200 manga artists who do not make the top 100 are said to be around 28k USD, less than the average of middle class salarymen. Obviously, the lower-figures are probably bringing the average down considerably. I'm sure if you're in the top 101~200, you still make well above 100k.

Oda Eiichiro is way above the norm, with nearly 15million USD just from manga sales.
But he's obviously an exception, the guy is completely peerless.
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