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Questions pertaining to the process of writing, animating, distributing, or otherwise creating anime. This tag generally should NOT be used for questions about things like characterization, thematic elements, or other artistic concerns and certainly not for identification requests.

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How are backgrounds animated?

I'm curious about how they are animated: Flower petals in the air Water effects (e.g the intro of The Garden of Words) Water droplets in pond (00:17 and 1:35) Reflection of a person walking (01:54) ...
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Has the Anime To Love Ru ended? And if so, is there any proper ending to the series? [duplicate]

I have been invested in the 'To Love Ru' anime series recently and I've been binge watching the entire series. I have reached the last episode brought out so far and have realised that I have reached ...
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When did cold opens start becoming popular in anime?

In the same spirit as this question about aspect ratios... A cold open is a narrative tactic where instead of showing the opening sequence at the beginning, the show jumps right into the story. I've ...
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How can anime or manga be made so quickly and consistantly?

If multiple people are working on a manga or anime, how can the art style be copied so well without any style changes? Like can everyone replicate art styles exactly with no mistakes? In most American ...
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Is there certain language that would be considered improper for kid's manga/anime?

I've noticed that anime geared at kids/teenagers (particularly shonen manga such as Naruto) seems to have language that translates to words that could be considered inappropriate in English (てめえ, きさま, ...
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In ADV's “Class album: The Complete Azumanga Daioh” 5-disc box set, why are the episodes distributed 5-4-5-5-7?

This is just a small thing that I've been wondering about for a while now. In ADV's 2005 release of "Class album: The Complete Azumanga Daioh", the episodes are distributed as follows: 1st disc: 5 ...
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What does the number of key animators and inbetweeners depend on?

As I watch more anime I kind of noticed this: some ok-looking shows have a lot of animators while other really good-looking shows don't. For example, Violet Evergarden and Sora yori mo Tooi Basho are ...
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How were Sakura's release sequences made?

In Cardcaptor Sakura, there's something akin to a transformation sequence where Sakura calls upon the power of the key, and it turns into the staff and she twirls it like a baton. Here's a piece of it:...
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Why is it that English dubbed anime shows still use Japanese words such as Senpai and many others?

Most anime shows use senpai more common in English as master or teacher. As of the songs in the start already answered. The anime makers might as well put in master as to the anime "Naruto" they use ...
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Can English people (American Writers) produce anime shows and write manga? [duplicate]

This question has been asked between me and my friends for centuries. We were trying to make tiny novels of manga and produce an anime show for the art club we own. Seems as it is their culture and ...
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What is meaning of colon in Nisekoi second season name?

Nisekoi second season has a ":" in the name like "Nisekoi:". What is the meaning of that colon?
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Is it rare for two different anime to share the same OP/ED song?

I have watched the anime Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. It has the ED song "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) (secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜(10 years after ...
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How could the pilots in mecha anime move their mechas fluently with just primitive controllers?

What's the reason why in many mecha anime like Macross, Gundam, Code Geass, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Kakumeiki Valvrave, Darling in the Franxx and RahXephon, the pilots could move their mechas like ...
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Are there any differences between normal anime compared to Netflix original series's anime?

Recently, more and more Netflix original series (anime) pop up in my feed and so far, all of them are of extremely high quality. This goes in audio, visuals and usually story as well. Most of them are ...
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Are there any studios with good working conditions?

I've heard a lot of horror stories about how animation studios don't treat their employees very well (or just Japan's corporate culture in general), giving animators poverty wages, overworking them ...
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What is it called when anime is drawn with nonblack borders?

In No Game No life, the borders of the characters and man objects are red lines. In Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta, the borders of the characters and objects in the game world are blue. ...
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What is that noise when an onsen scene opens up?

Many anime and JRPGs have Hot Spring/Bathhouse/Onsen scenes and in many of these, when it opens up there is this sound of like something hitting hollow wood, an example of which can be heard at the 4 ...
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Is the English script text in these credits supposed to be legible?

I'll start out by saying my vision isn't the best. But with my glasses I can see okay and read. But the opening credits to Black Clover contain script text elements that I find unreadable. Is the ...
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Which one is the longest anime ever created and how long is it hourwise? [duplicate]

Which one is the longest anime ever created? Not just episodes, the duration of each episode is also important.
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What was the first anime to be legally streamed online by its original broadcasters?

I remember NieA_7 being streamed legally by the broadcaster's a week after the episode was released and this was like back in 2000ish. But, I am not sure if there were any other anime series before ...
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What kind of paper did Ghibli use for their storyboards?

I googled their Wind Rises storyboards and noticed that many of the panels were painted in with watercolor. Does anyone know what kind of paper the studio used, when planning for their films? I ...
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Is the Dragon Ball Super anime mostly filler?

I know the title might wound weird but were the first two arcs BOG and resurrection F and the episodes between the Champa tournament and Goku black arc filler untill the manga gave enough info to ...
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Who from the staff is in charge of selecting the music for each scene?

I've been watching a lot of anime recently and realized whether the music fits a scene or not affects a lot in how much I like it, so... who's in charge of doing so? Is it the Episode Director, the ...
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How much did Netflix contribute, as part of the production committee, for Devilman Crybaby?

I watched the first few episodes of Devilman Crybaby on Netflix and the animation was really awesome. I know the series was directed by Masaaki Yuasa, a really good animator and director. However, I ...
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Why do English dubs have a unique dialect?

Something I noticed while watching a number of English dubs is that characters talk... the best way I can describe it is as a dialect. The scripts and voice acting are done by native (mostly American?)...
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Can doujinshi get anime adaptations? Also can they become “real” Manga if good enough

Was wondering if doujinshi can get an anime adaptations and become real manga that are officially sold by companies.
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language consistency in anime credits

The languages used in displaying anime credits varies from series to series. The second season of Big Windup brought my thoughts on this issue to a head. It is Japanese dub with English sub. The ...
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Can an anime be in English only?

I was wondering if it's legally possible for an anime to be spoken in the English language only. Sure a Japanese dub can be optional, but in terms of main dubbing, can anime have English as the main ...
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English, Hepburn, English, Hepburn, alternating in OP and ED. Why?

The anime series Big Windup has a full English dub, and it does it does something interesting with its openings and endings. (I just checked, and the same thing occurs in the sub.) By "full dub", I ...
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Has there ever been official pornographic media for an anime and/or manga series?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. With how perverted some anime and manga are without ever crossing into pornographic content territory, were there ever any anime or manga with official ...
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Does Dagashi Kashi author getting paid for advertise snack in her manga?

The series Dagashi Kashi is like an advertise manga, it's promoted many snacks for children from japan. Does DagashiKashi's mangaka getting paid for promoted all of those snack? I mean did all of ...
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Censorship in Japan [duplicate]

This question is purely out of curiousity and based on some ecchi/borderline hentai shows. As a fact we know that plenty of japanese content gets cencored in japan, but why is this applied to adult ...
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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 do black lines appear at the bottom of older anime?

I've noticed in older anime (70's-early 90's), before each cut a black line on the bottom (or white scratches on top) would appear in the picture, and I've noticed this in tokusatsu as well. Does ...
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Are scenes ever animated on 1s? [duplicate]

Most scenes are animated on 2s or even 3s, but does anyone have examples of animation on 1s in televised anime?
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What will happen to some specific anime if the studio who made those animes has gone bankrupt?

Crunchyroll/Funimation, a website that provide legal streaming for anime series had licensed some anime like The world god only know, Hayate no Gotoku, Gansta, Deadman Wonderland, and Ergo Proxy. All ...
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Why can't anime studios create animes for foreigns audiences?

For example, to originally script dialogues in English and set the story in a country of any and the characters are non-Japanese. If anime became world-renowned, why can't animation studios bother to ...
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How can I check that a given anime is really over?

I have been frustrated recently when I watch the last existing episode of a given anime only to find out that the story is not over yet, and I will have to wait for another season (and who knows when ...
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Is the art made for anime openings made first or are the created vocals done first?

Sometimes the song matches perfectly with the opening like the beginning of Little Witch Academia, so I was wondering if the art for the opening was done then the song was made to match the art, or if ...
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How long does the producing of long run anime take?

I know that this is already asked before in How long does producing a cour take? But I assume that it's only related to the seasonal anime that appear once per season (except when it already has a ...
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What's the reason To Aru Majutsu Index take so long to get the next season?

They just announced the season 3 of To Aru Majutsu no Index . I know that this series is a big series, they even have the sequel of the Index light novel ( I don't know if this series related with ...
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Would it make sense for there to be a new category of episodes between filler and canon?

There are plenty of anime that have a lot of filler, such as Naruto or Bleach. However, there are a lot of filler episodes that fit completely in the storyline, and could easily have happened. Wouldn'...
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How important was the invention of blue towards anime?

In the video of Vsauce2 it is mentioned that Prussian blue ... it reinvigorated Japanese wood block painting, which went on to influence manga which led to Japanese animation The phrasing makes ...
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How is an anime based on western-literature made?

I just saw some anime that are based on western literature. I was just wondering how is it done. I mean, does the anime production company have to ask permission from the author of the books? If so, ...
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Is there any Anime/Manga adaptation with source material from outside of Japan?

Were there ever any instances of something taken from outside of Japan (book, comic, literature) that was turned into anime or manga?
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Are non-Tokyo dialects common in anime?

Spoken Japanese has a number of dialects that vary regionally throughout the country. From my (moderately limited) Japanese language experience, most of what is spoken in anime is Tokyo-ben (aka ...
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The Father or Godfather of Anime

I have a free write for my essay and I want to write about the history of anime because I am really thankful for anime. I have been reading that the godfather of anime was Osamu Tezuka, but I'm not ...
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How this glow effect was created in cel-shaded anime?

I sometimes see this glow in the old stuff. Curious if this technique has a name, and how this was made. If you have something like documentary about technical and business aspects of anime, it would ...
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What are the machines used in Japan for hand-drawn animation?

In Japan, there are machines used for hand-drawn animation. Not drawing tablets but, the machines used to scan the drawings, color them, as well as do the effects. Also, the machine that brings ...
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What makes Little Witch Academia a Netflix original series?

Every episode of Little Witch Academia begins with a card that says "A Netflix original series". I don't remember any such card on the two OVAs, and as far as I know the creative work was all done by ...