Japanese dubing industry is on the rise again, with many studios and producers moving into new areas, with the studios now employing hundreds of staff in a country where the market is dominated by Japanese companies.
Key points:Japan is the biggest market for Japanese dubs in the worldWith more than 60 studios working in Japan, it’s a sign of how popular dubbing is in the countryThe studios have had to scale back production on recent releases due to a shortage of production staffOne of the studios that has recently moved into new markets has been Toho, which has expanded its production capacity from 10 to 15 staff over the past few years.
Its latest release was ‘Love Live!
Sunshine!!’, which grossed a whopping $2.1 million in its opening weekend, but that wasn’t enough to break into the top ten of Japan’s film industry.
Instead, the studio released its third feature in four months, ‘Memento’, which won the Best Japanese Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
“We had to adapt the story of the main character to Japanese, so we started adapting the story, and we’re going to continue doing that,” director Makoto Shinkai said.
“It was a very exciting time.
I think the audience loved the story and they loved the sound.
It’s an incredible film.”
Shinkai also praised the success of the film’s director, Miki Shimizu, who had the final say in the script.
“The directors and the studio were very helpful.
We were able to work on the film with Miki, so it’s very important to have the same amount of trust and trust in each other,” he said.
Shimizu’s films have been translated into over 50 languages, and his latest film ‘Dance of the Dead’ is also coming to Japan.
It’s been a good year for Japanese filmmakers, with more than 600 titles being released in the past year, with new releases hitting the top of the box office.
In a country that has a population of about one million people, that’s a massive population of talent and enthusiasm, and that’s something that can only help the industry grow.
But while some Japanese producers are going into new territories to fill the gap, others have been expanding production capacity.
“For the past six years, we’ve been growing in the United States and Europe.
We’ve been in a very active development area in China, Japan and Europe,” said Tomohiro Kondo, CEO of the International Federation of Japanese Cinema and Television.”
But now the market in Japan is very strong, so the studios are going to have to scale down production in order to continue to make films in Japan.”
The growth has helped bring back some of the big names from the industry, including Shinkayas ‘Kung Fu Panda’, which is now outselling any other foreign release in Japan and the United Kingdom, and ‘LoveLive!
Sunshine!!!’, which has earned more than $500 million in the Japanese market, more than the combined gross of the top two films in the UK and France combined.
“If we look at the total market, it doesn’t include the international markets.
But if you take the market share of the overseas markets, then there is a big difference.
It could be $1 billion or $2 billion,” Kondo said.
Japan has also seen an explosion in the number of films being released globally, with studios such as Fox and Lionsgate releasing films in China and Russia.
But that is just the beginning.
“I think we’re looking at a very positive future for the industry,” Kondas CEO.
“There is a lot of work to be done.
We’re not going to reach the full capacity overnight, but we’re still going to do well.”