I’ve heard many stories about people of many different nationalities working for the Japan animation industry, and recently I saw an ad in Japanese about an animation studio hiring digital animators even if they have no animation experience.
I was wondering how do people across the world apply for animation work? Do they need to speak japanese or just know enough to read emails and storyboards? Can someone living in the UK or the USA work comfortably on an anime?
Another question I also had was would the wages of anime production be enough for living outside of Japan? I know some studios pay well and some have good unions that let animators work decent hours and get paid decent amounts. Is it worth it?