The end is nigh for anime

I have a feeling that when it comes to countries with rapidly developing economies such as Kenya and The Philippines, they could produce animation industries that’ll rival Japan one day. Some like Nigeria are already supporting their animation industries and Ghana could cultivate its version of Naruto, albeit based on Anansi stories instead.

Japan already has a declining, ageing population magnified by its xenophobia. It could be its downfall. Animators don’t grow on trees; humans take more years to grow into adulthood than cats and dogs do so that makes animation one of the most unsustainable professions so impractical it can’t last well onto the 2050s.

That’s an exaggeration but it’ll be Japan’s own undoing and possibly that of other developed countries too.