Chainsaw Man director Ryu Nakayama is on the lookout for animators to work on the extremely anticipated anime collection, and studio MAPPA is providing higher than common pay and advantages to get them.
As reported by Crunchyroll, Nakayama put out the decision for animators on the director’s Pixiv account. Nakayama is on the lookout for artists who dwell in Japan and are capable of work in MAPPA’s new Ogikubo studio. Any artists recruited must undergo a two-month trial interval earlier than signing-on for 2 years as a trainee, after which they could be given a full-time place primarily based on their efficiency. Whereas the brand new recruits will technically be trainees, MAPPA is providing their new hires a month-to-month wage, a rarity amongst entry degree animation positions, in addition to different advantages resembling paid day without work, household allowances, and a yearly bonus. MAPPA will reportedly pay these new hires a wage of 230,543 yen (about $2,100 USD) a month, which is increased than business common for brand spanking new animators, and is even increased than what’s provided by studios resembling Kyoto Animation or Studio Ghibli.
This announcement comes a number of months after MAPPA was accused by a number of animators of over-working and under-paying their artists. Earlier this 12 months, veteran animator Ippei Ichii criticized each Netflix and MAPPA, who labored collectively on the manufacturing of reveals resembling Yasuke, of paying their animators properly underneath the business normal fee. Previous to that, one other animator who labored on Attack on Titan on the studio criticized the corporate’s “factory-like” working circumstances, and acknowledged that they have been required to work “till the solar got here up.” The animator additionally criticized MAPPA for taking over too many tasks directly. MAPPA is properly often known as the animation studio behind common anime resembling Jujutsu Kaisen and Yuri On Ice. MAPPA refuted these claims in a press release, saying it provides truthful charges relative to the finances of every venture, and that it has by no means compelled anyone to work on considered one of its reveals.
Regardless of MAPPA’s denials, the corporate has since been very public about its efforts to enhance working circumstances on the studio. The corporate lately opened its new Ogikubo location, which options extra trendy, spacious work areas and amenities for workers to calm down in. The Ogikubo studio will particularly be centered solely on the creation of the Chainsaw Man anime, and the corporate has acknowledged that it hopes to draw new and recently-graduated animators to the venture.
The Chainsaw Man anime nonetheless does not have a ultimate launch date. The collection’ creator, Tatsuki Fujimoto, lately launched the critically acclaimed one-shot manga, Look Again. The Chainsaw Man manga is at present on a break following the conclusion of the story’s first arc, or half, in Dec. 2020. Whereas the primary a part of the manga was printed in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Soar print journal, the second a part of the story can be posted completely on the writer’s on-line manga service, Shonen Soar+. A launch date for Half 2 of the manga has not been introduced right now.
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