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Chinese CG-based anime storms global market

Streaming services press Japanese studios to keep up with dynamic sector

A Chinese anime series titled "The Founder of Diabolism" has become a global hit, amassing more than 11 billion views worldwide. (Screenshot from Abema TV)

TOKYO -- The animation industry is undergoing seismic changes as works from Chinese studios have caught the eye of Netflix and other streaming platforms. The shift has not gone unnoticed by Japanese animation studios, who have virtually dominated the global market in recent years but are now scrambling to deal with serious competition.

Chinese studios "have been improving over the past few years and are now able to create original content," says Shizuka Kurosaki, a producer at Aniplex, a Tokyo-based anime planning and production company of Sony Group.

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