How Mangaka Get Paid For Their Series and Royalties For Anime

The mangaka for The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Shuichi Aso, tweeted that he hasn’t receivead “a single yen” of royalties from Saiki K. becoming an anime series, or a game, or the soon to be live-action film. While he’s updated that statement now, let’s go into what actually goes into a mangaka’s pay.

Firstly, let break down what Aso-sensei actually said, because some people are going misread what it means. Aso-senpai claims that he hasn’t received royalties from the anime, or his characters being featured in video games…