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Sales in Japan’s animation production industry fell 1.8% on year in 2020, the first drop in a decade, as hit movies such as the record-breaking success of the film on the blockbuster “Demon Slayer” manga series failed to offset the pandemic impact, according to a credit research firm.

The industry’s sales totaled ¥251.1 billion ($2.3 billion) last year, down from a record ¥255.7 billion in 2019, Teikoku Databank said in a recent survey report.

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