Many anime fans dream of working in the anime industry, whether it be as an animator or a voice actor, or even a director. However, when Shirobako premiered last October, many of these fans were shocked to see how tough the industry really is with all the deadlines, headaches, and heartbreaks, that anime staff have to deal with on a daily basis.

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A new infographic inspired by the anime gives you the idea about how much the overworked staff of Musashino Animation get. It shows that the under-appreciated animators who draw the animation scenes of your favorite anime don’t get that much at all. The first image is in Japanese and shows their salaries in yen while the second image is an English translation and presents their earnings converted to US Dollar to give you a rough idea of how much people in the industry make.

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Yikes! Animators really have it tough, as not only do they have their bosses breathing down their necks and pressuring them to make their ridiculous deadlines, they also have pretty low wages. Of course, this has not been officially confirmed so far, but this pretty much gives you the idea of how hard it is to make it in the anime business.

Shirobako is noted for poking fun at some of the well known individuals and studios within the anime idustry, such as Production IG, JC Staff, and Full Metal Alchemist and Gundam 00 director Seiji Mizushima, who was parodied as the bumbling Exodus director Seiichi Kinoshita.

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Even famous voice actors were not spared from being parodied, in fact, they are really copies of their voice actor versions. Mei Nakaharu is a parody of her voice actress Mai Nakahara (Clannad’s Nagisa), Suzuka Itou is a parody of her voice actress, Shizuka Itou (Hayate the Combat Butler!’s Hinagiku), and Mui Kayana is a parody of her voice actress, Ai Kayano (AnoHana’s Menma)

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Legendary animator Ichiro Itano was even included in the anime as the veteran animator who shifted from 2D Work to 3D Work. And in real life, he really did just that

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Yoshiyuki Tomino’s groundbreaking mecha classic, Space Runaway Ideon, was also parodied in an exhibition. The exhibits were even drawn by mecha animator, Nobuhiko Genma, who has worked on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam UC, and Gundam Reconguista in G.

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