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Why does anime usually air at night in Japan?

Many anime available are broadcasted very late in Japan. Few examples: Photokano, 1:58 AM Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, 1:35 AM Chihayafuru 2, 1:53 AM Why are anime often aired at night in Japan even ...
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Visual novel profits and costs

How much money and time does making a VN usually cost? What's the profit it can usually generate? Is it profitable? You can engage in any VN segment (indie games...) to answer my question as I know ...
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How is anime as a whole profitable? (If it is)

I'm considering the following facts: Japanese people have few spare time, with their jobs taking a lot of their time usually, even kids or teenagers have intense schedules. There are lots of anime ...
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Why not export to America?

I've come across many forums and fan-sites of various anime. It seems that of the 300 million people in America, there's a huge market for anime, specifically in the gaming and streaming industries (...
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Are anime budget and worldwide gross data publicly available?

On Wikipedia there are two lists about box office bombs and highest-grossing films. On nearly every movie page on Wikipedia, there are two values: budget and box office, showing how much a film costs ...
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Does making a TV anime series cost less than making a typical TV series?

According to this post, 10 million yen per episode is the minimum price for making an anime. I am wondering how this price compares to making a typical TV series that film human actor? I guess if the ...
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Why is anime so expensive to make?

It's not like I thought that anime could be one thing that one group of people could easily decide one day to do, but costs are seriously way bigger that I could have ever imagined, as shown here for ...
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When do animes get subsequent seasons?

I was wondering if a studio is told that it has X amount of seasons to tell its full story, or if there's some other situation where their time is extended based on ratings and similar statistics. I ...
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Why don't anime shows finish the manga?

On almost every anime I've watched, they stop producing the anime even though there is more story in the manga, and then to get the rest of the story you have to read the manga. For example, I've ...
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Why is dubbed anime commercially considered a “premium”?

You can easily, and legally, stream anime for free from services like Crunchyroll, Hulu, directly from the licensing companies (such as from Funimation), and whatnot. But the catch to that free ...
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What is the difference in cost for anime aired on TV and online anime?

I want to know the difference between production cost of animes that aired on TV and anime that can only be found online. How much more or less does it cost to produce anime online instead of on TV?
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Have there been any announcements or news as to why the second season of Mysterious Girlfriend X was never made?

I love Mysterious Girlfriend X anime so much, and I feel it left on a cliff-hanger. I would love to see a second season. Have there been any announcements or news as to why a second season was never ...