I've been doing anime, as well as other voice work for over 30 years in Los Angeles. It's disheartening to hear that actors are accepting $50 or less as a rate. Anime dubbers in LA worked extremely hard to create a contract with SAG to cover dubbing. Right now we are at $65 an hour with a two hour minimum. Video Game work gets a much higher rate but is mainly men. Since actors are accepting less pay in places such as Texas, it has degraded the work in LA and there is much less production. Also, since people pirate product off the Internet, Japan is producing less product because they aren't making enough profit. Some of us make more as guests at anime conventions than we do dubbing.