You’d think with hist whole career on the line he would spend more time thinking about Fractale, but if so, you’d be wrong. Divine has just posted a news-op on the thing, jumping off an interview Yamakan gave to Asahi Shinbun.
“It is becoming the norm to order some of our work to anime productions in China and South Korea. Not because we want to suppress our personnel costs, but rather because we are unable to find enough people to work (in Japan),” Yamamoto, 36, said.
Heard that said about American engineers before.
Another concern for the industry is a possible shrinking fan base. Estimates put the population of die-hard anime fans at around 150,000. But Yamamoto suspects the number now falls short of 100,000.
Kinda like American private pilots, huh.
“The anime industry is said to have become introverted. But our business is about providing something fun and exciting to people. I decided to stop being inward-looking,” Yamamoto said.
What a troll. Oh well, at least he’s doing what he loves, supposedly at least.
Also, Fractale is pretty good, although I cannot tell anything about it save that Phryne has issues. Crazy bint.