Signal.MD Accused of Failing to Pay Its Animator's Wages

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Signal.MD Accused of Failing to Pay Its Animator's Wages

The J-Cast News website reported last Friday that animation studio Signal.MD received a notification from the Japan Trade Commission on January 19 informing the company of its failure to properly compensate subcontracted animator Shiro Kudaka for work that animators previously performed for the studio.

According to Kudaka's statement to J-Cast News, he has been working with Signal.MD on a television anime starting in November 2019, the anime itself is scheduled to premiere in spring 2021. He stated that he has an oral agreement to receive 360,000 yen for his work. in the anime, 180,000 yen is paid up front. After completing her work, she claimed that she was not paid the remaining amount, and the invoice she sent in December 2019 was later rejected. When he contacted producer Signal.MD the following January, the producer allegedly refused to pay again. [post_ads]

J-Cast News confirmed with Signal.MD's parent company, IG Port, that Signal.MD had received the notification, noting that the company will take steps to properly address the issue with “the parties involved,” and will ensure full compliance against the law throughout his company.

Signal.MD is a subsidiary of Production IG and Wit Studio under IG Port, and has produced anime such as Napping Princess, The Wonderland, Camelot's first film Fate / Grand Order. The winter TV anime that the studio is currently airing is MARS RED, and the upcoming Spring TV anime slated to premiere in April is Dragon, Ie wo Kau.

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