Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Manga creators with highest income tax 

Yukino Miyazawa posted some fascinating statistics on income tax for some manga creators in Japan. Rumiko Takahashi (of Inuyasha, Ranma, etc. fame) paid out about 1.5 million dollars US. The author of Detective Conan paid 1.35mil, and Prince of Tennis author about 1million. However, someone pointed out that forming a corporation can avoid being on this particular list, which is probalby why Akira Toriyama (of DBZ) isn't on it.

Obviously most manga authors come no where near this (and are probably in worse shape than in the US for the low part of the scale), but it is nice to know that some people can get rich if their properties get huge popularity, as they tend to have stakes in the royalties of things like merchandising...

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