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Questions tagged [anime-production]

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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What is the name of the anime/cartoon where a boy finds an ancient creature preserved inside a stone [on hold]

Does anyone the name of the anime/cartoon where a boy finds an ancient creature preserved inside a stone by a riverside? It must have aired some 8/9 years back. I haven't been able to find the name ...
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What is Genga exactly?

I've been seeing a lot of "Genga" on eBay and I know it means "Original Art" but is genga actually like the ORIGINAL ORIGINAL art like drawn by hand by the artist then packaged and sold? or is Genga ...
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Anime / manga genre structure from Wikipedia

I wonder is there an "official" list of anime / manga genres used in wikipedia that shows full genre structure with sub-categories. For example, in wikipedia you can find manga/anime articles with ...
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With animation being so time consuming, why are hairstyles so spiky and complex?

From my basic understanding, anime (or any animation) is drawn frame-by-frame. With that in mind, why are countless character designs made with spiky hair and other complex parts such as chains, ...
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What does もっとたゆたゆver. mean in AT-X shows' broadcast information?

NSFW Warning: The anime mentioned below is something that I think would qualify as borderline hentai or close to something like hentai. Anyway, I came across this manga called Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!...
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How come sports anime never have tryouts?

This might sound like a weird question, but hear me out. In all of the anime that I've seen that revolves around high school sports, they never seem to have the concept of the "tryout". Keep in mind ...
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How many number of anime sales in Japan is considered as profitable?

I was really curious so I wanted to know: How much sales of anime in Japan is considered profitable? By sales I mean the DVD or something like that. I heard that anime season or continuation is based ...
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Where to submit anime idea?

If one has come up with an anime manuscript, where or who should you write to if you want to know if the idea is of interest and actually could become something? Or would it be made as a manga first? ...
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Can a manga get an anime even if it already has a live action drama?

I'm an avid manga reader and my absolute favorite manga of all time, Takane and Hana, just revealed that it is getting a live action drama. I don't exactly have the best opinion on J-dramas (I find ...
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What is the name of an “interrruption screen” element in the middle of an anime episode?

Very often, in the middle of an anime episode, I can see some screens lasting just a few seconds. They very often consist of some drawing/aesthetic element or gag element. It is very often combined ...
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Why do the stronger enemies in anime/manga tend to look more human?

So if the question sounded a bit confusing, allow me to explain. In media that feature a lot of non-human characters, such as many video games, anime, manga, or movies, the low-level enemies always ...
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Do shops need permission to produce scale/action figurines based on anime/manga characters?

Like, for example, does Good Smile need permission from the mangaka to create a bunny version of an anime/manga character he/she created or can they just do it either way and sell it straight up?
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Is anime1.com a legal site for watching anime?

Other anime streaming sites are blocking my IP because I'm Iranian while anime1.com isn't. I wanted to know if it's legal to watch/stream anime from this site. Thanks.
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How are Anime distributed in Japan?

I'm curious about how Anime are distributed in Japan. Are they held by various networks? Or do they all go to the NHK? etc.
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Can anyone tell me what you call these bangs? [duplicate]

I need a description of what hairstyle is that contains those same bangs
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If a white person/American was to make anime is it still anime? [duplicate]

So let’s say an American decided to go to Japan and produce their own anime, would it still be considered an anime even if the person is not Japanese but creating it in Japan?Im not really looking for ...
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How is it ensured that Anime Fillers do not “clash” with eventual plot elements? [duplicate]

Are fillers "approved" by the original author (i.e. the mangaka) or do studios just write fillers and hope for the best?
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Why do mecha anime tend to be original works?

So this may seem like a weird question, but bear with me. Loads and loads of anime are based on manga, and it's a fact that has become well-known in the anime community. However, the mecha genre ...
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Why do light novels tend not to be animated directly?

Based on the answer to this question, it seems that light novels that are turned into anime are generally made into manga first (eg Haruhi Suzumiya). There are some exceptions, such as Love, Chunibyo &...
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Is there any Japanese anime with a Korean OP or ED?

I like Korean music and anime. Is there any Japanese anime with a Korean OP or ED?
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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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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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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 ...