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How Much do Mangaka Earn from Royalties? Top 100 mangaka make 70 million yen a year, the rest make 2.8 million, while One Piece mangaka makes 1.3 billion from royalties alone.
The top 100 mangaka in Japan apparently make 70 million yen a year on average from royalties, according to "Umizaru" and "Blackjack ni Yoroshiku" mangaka Satou Shuuhou, who tweeted this statistic on his personal Twitter.
Satou had met with some manga researchers the day before and the topic had come up in the discussion. In 2009, 5300 people published mangaka in tankoubon format, and among them, the top 100 mangaka earned around 70 million yen a year.
Everyone knows that Japan's best-selling manga of all time is Oda Eiichirou's "ONE PIECE", and it has been estimated that his yearly earnings amount to 3.1 billion yen (38 million USD), of which 1.3 billion come from tankoubon royalties.
However, the rest of the 5200 mangaka who were published earned only a meager 2.8 million a year. Your average salaryman on the street earns 4.9 million a year, so for a mangaka to maintain a similar lifestyle, they need to publish at least a volume a year and sell over 120,000 copies in total. It is said that it is next to impossible to live one's whole life as a mangaka.original source
One Piece Anime Streamed Online Entire "East Blue Saga" available to celebrate 500th episode. First episode streams free.
In celebration of the 500th episode of "One Piece", which airs on Fuji TV, "Fuji TV On Demand", Fuji's online video site, and "Animejan", Toei Animation's website, will stream episodes from the anime online.
The 61 episodes of the "East Blue Saga" will be made available, and the first episode, "I am Luffy! The man who will become the Pirate King!" will be available for free. The other episodes are available at 105 yen per episode or in packs costing 588 yen.
"One Piece" began serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump in 1997, and has to date sold over 230 million copies. The anime began airing in 1999.original source
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