The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) launched the abstract of the Anime Industry Report for the yr 2020 in English on Monday.

AJA launched its report in Japanese in November (and launched a free abstract in Japanese), after releasing a preliminary report in Japanese final June.

The report discovered that the broader anime trade (together with merchandise, music, and many others.) contracted by 3.5% in 2020, with a complete market worth of two.4261 trillion yen (about US$21.32 billion). The market worth strictly for anime productions contracted by 9% to 274.4 billion yen (about US$2.41 billion).

The trade generated 88.4 billion yen much less as a result of results of the brand new coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic, in response to surveys.

The 2020 market worth stays a excessive mark, second solely to 2019 for each prior yr since 2002, in each the broader anime market, and the narrower anime manufacturing trade. Nevertheless, this represents the primary contraction of the general market in 11 years since 2009.

The streaming market elevated dramatically in 2020 by 35.8% year-on-year, with a complete worth of 93 billion yen (about US$817 million), and was additionally the one market section to see progress.

2020 marked the primary time the abroad market overtook the Japanese market. Overseas anime gross sales, now accounting for about half of the market, elevated 3.2% year-on-year, amounting to 1.2394 trillion yen (about US$10.89 billion). In distinction, the Japanese market noticed a 9.7% discount.

Sources: AJA, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)