Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Voice actors' pay will make your blood boil 

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 English dub actors underpaid for their work (Image via MAPPA)
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 English dub actors underpaid for their work (Image via MAPPA)

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is arguably one of the most successful anime films of 2021. While fans enjoyed the end product, there were a ton of problems that certain members of the team faced during the production. It is well-known among anime and manga community members that people working in this industry are overworked and not fairly compensated. The English voice actor who brought Rika Orimoto to life has faced similar problems in Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

One of her tweets mentioned that she was only given about 150 USD for voicing Rika Orimoto, and no residuals were paid. This was shocking, given that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 made about 196 Million USD. This is a clear reflection of the industry's abysmally low pay rates and the treatment of the cast and staff responsible for any production.


Fans are left enraged as Jujutsu Kaisen 0 dub voice actor receives a measly 150 USD for her role

The English dub voice actor who played Rika Orimoto's role, Anairis Quiñones, stated that she received only 150 USD and no residuals despite this movie's success.

In addition, from the 150 USD, taxes and agent commission was deducted too, which means the final amount that she received was substantially lesser than the aforementioned. Fans were disgusted and didn't hold back while voicing their opinions on this situation.

Another English dub voice actor for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 also voiced his opinions on this matter. The tweet had mentioned that voice actors were only paid 300 USD, to which he responded and corrected, stating that voice actors only received 150 USD. He also seemed quite upset since the movie didn't even spell his name correctly in the credits section.

He mentioned that he did not turn down the offer as he did not want the cast and the crew to be let down. He also stated that he had nothing against the director and the recording studio since they were "top-notch."


Voice actor and a translator's experience outside of Jujutsu Kaisen 0

While they weren't a part of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Marin M. Miller also shared their opinions on this subject matter. They stated that Fullmetal Alchemist only paid them 35 USD when the English dub was made, showcasing how low the rates are for English dub voice actors. Marin M. Miller further mentioned that this was the rate offered to them in 2007, and some voice actors continue to receive these rates in 2022.

This issue was picked up by a translator as well. Katrina Leonoudakis was a translator for Funimation, and she opined on this topic.

Translation is one of the most critical aspects of the series since a change can alter the viewer's overall experience. If the translator cannot retain the show's meaning and essence, it could be poorly received. Despite the task's sensitivity, translators are only paid 240 USD per episode. In this thread, she explains why she was laid off from Funimation and why it's also hard to work in the industry as a freelancer.

Fans hope that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 would serve as an example for the entire community and that the cast and staff members are fairly compensated for their work.