Jerry at Cartoon Brew has re-posted the translation of a reply given by anime veteran Yoshiyuki Tomino, to a student who wrote expressing a desire to make a career in drawing. The reply was a sobering dose of reality that may well send shivers down the spines of those of you who imagine working in anime and manga.

Even if you somehow did manage to make your dream a reality without these things, you wouldn’t be able to advance your career past in-betweening. You would find yourself overworked in a sea of others trying hard just to stay afloat. I can’t recommend that.”

Follow the link to read the original enquiry and the full response.

Anime Sensei to Student: “Get A Life!” | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation.

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