Manga & Anime

 Latest update: July 2022 

Manga and Anime are perhaps the most recognizable aspects of Japanese culture, and the huge global popularity of both these art forms underline Japan’s status as an influential cultural superpower.

Whereas manga and anime have a large cult following around the world, the domestic appeal of manga and anime in Japan is much more mainstream: people of both genders and all ages read manga and watch anime. This page provides some information on Japan’s domestic and international manga/anime industries.


Table of Contents

  • Manga
    • “Digital manga” market
  • Anime
    • Anime Film Box Office
    • Merchandising related to Animation
  • Overseas Markets
  • Cross-Industry Anti-Piracy Measures for Manga and Anime
  • How to obtain the right to use or exploit a Manga or Anime?
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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