How much does Shonen Jump pay its more popular mangaka (i.e. author of Death Note)?
I was under the impression that it really is very little, but does anyone have any realistic figures? Just curious because they write exciting/enjoyable stories but somehow get paid shit. Does Shonen Jump simply make massive profits/operate on very high margins?
Japan has very high taxes and very low pay, so they have a very low quality of life. That's why so many Japanese commit seppuku. In America we have lower taxes and fewer seppukus.
Oda makes about 20 million USD, annually for One Piece, but that's merchandising, volume sales, etcetera.
Togashi only draws one chapter annually, so he might make less than some of Jumps less poplar authors.
Yeah I found out about Oda's earnings, which are still surprisingly low for something that's basically read as a newspaper.
But I also imagine he's an incredible outlier, like would other popular mangaka on the top 20 list only make 1/20th of his income I guess?
Wow considering how popular dragon ball is and the hours that go into writing it, that's really not much.
I was under the impression that they earned money mostly through merch and not their actual drawings. But I might be wrong. I suppose it depends on who we're talking about.
How do you think doujinshi get away with using other people's characters, anon?
I suppose. I guess it works a similar way for books and movies in the U.S.
Does anyone have any idea how much a good (top 10-20) manga might make all in? Again, Oda is obvious a humongous outlier looking at his volume sales.
manga artists get a 10% royalty percentage of the volumes of their manga sold.
a volume is about 400-500 yen
get the number of volumes of their manga sold that year and multiply that by 40 yen and you have an estimate
I believe the same royalties apply to merchandising and such. so they should get royalties for products as well.
No clue I never watched Bleach filler. I wouldn't be surprised though.
Okay that's definitely helpful, I guess I'll assume they get 10% royalties on the merchandising as well then.
I was more curious to compare their earnings to that of successful authors/writers in the West.
Togashi probably makes much more. You are forgetting this is the same man that is still in the top 10 despite being a lazy sack of shit.
Also he is an editor at Shueisha and his contract with them regarding HxH probably means he gets paid more for tanks, merchandise, and other shit.
Oda was small time before OP, Togashi wasn't and also he was pissed with Shueisha regarding YYH so they had to give him some forms of incentives to stay.
Oh and by the way I'm not saying he makes more than Oda.
I am saying he probably makes more money then the other writers at Jump. Maybe even more than Kishi but I don't shit about that.
The most popular SJ series have crazy amounts merchandise and even if the mangaka only receives a small fraction, that's still a lot. That's also on top of whatever SJ pays them directly.
Yeah really I was hoping to figure out how much authors like the guys who E21 or Death Note make. Guess I'll have to do my own back of the envelope calculations.