Anime Sells More Overseas than in Japan for First Time

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A new report says that more anime, which is a type of cartoon from Japan, was sold outside Japan than in Japan for the first time. The report is from the Association of Japanese Animations. It found that the overseas anime market, especially in North America and China, grew by 3.2% in 2020, reaching about $10.8 billion. But in Japan, the anime market became smaller by 9.7%, reaching about $10.4 billion. The global anime market, which includes both Japan and overseas, became smaller in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, going down by 3.5% from the year before.


1- Which region saw significant growth in the overseas anime market, leading to it surpassing the Japanese market?

2- What was the percentage of growth in the overseas anime market in 2020?

3- What was the primary reason for the contraction of the global anime market in 2020?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.