A past freelance animator revealed that the working conditions at MAPPA were “factory-like” and that most employees were overworked and squeezed to work on multiple projects at once. Ichii’s tweet brought compensation to the table stating that a producer working on a Netflix anime made by MAPPA was only offering to pay ¥3,800 JPY ($34 USD) per cut and that a more reasonable price would have been “¥15,000 JPY ($134 USD) or more.”
His biggest issue is that, given the size of the streaming giant and its massive push for more successful anime content, its rates should be competitive rather than below the industry low of ¥4,500 JPY ($40 USD) per cut. While Ichii is looking to Netflix for better compensation, netizens are pointing that perhaps it is MAPPA that is setting the rates as Terumi Nishii of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable was once quoted saying that she heard Netflix’s budgets were actually much higher than the industry average.
The usual 4500 yen per cut is already bad enough.
What is netflix thinking allowing them to pay less than the average? https://t.co/pUKcWoWvUb
— Zayd (@zeido__) July 2, 2021
maybe the problem is in the mappa, and not the netflix? Turumi Nishi said that she heard about netflix budgets, which are much larger than the industry average, but the studios spend part of this money in a different direction.
— Lavin Dmitriy (@LavinDmitriy) July 2, 2021
In other anime news, MAPPA delivers a gore-filled trailer for Chainsaw Man>.