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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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What is the term for the shading across anime characters' faces when they are mortified or terrified?

I often see in anime that when a character is mortified, terrified, etc., this shading comes across their face. Different from the forehead shading. I just want to know if it has a name.
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Why do older TV anime use non-animated shots?

Although I don't watch 60's and 70s TV anime that often, but some anime that I saw had shots that weren't animated, there are shots that's a single cel without camera movement or a single cel with the ...
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Where do animes get ambient sounds from?

There is an ambient sound that I've heard a lot of times in many different animes. I've never paid attention to which production companies did those animes, but every time I hear that ambient sound in ...
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Why do anime films tend to use film actors to voice the anime instead of professional seiyuu?

For example, the voice actors for the protagonists of the anime film Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? are Suda Masaki and Hirose Suzu, who are best known for their acting careers....
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In the making of Blue Eye Samurai, what software was used, how many people participated, and how long did it take?

In November 2023, Netflix began streaming Blue Eye Samurai. What software was used to make it, how many people did it, and how long did it take to produce it?
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How many Akira Toriyama mangas have animated series?

As far as I know, the mangas from Akira Toriyama which got animated are Dr Slump, Dragon Ball and Sand Land. But I remember seeing 1 or 2 shorts animes more from him, one which had a Freezer-looking ...
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Why do I have to light up the room before watching anime?

When watching anime, sometimes at the beginning of the show, I come across the warning message テレビアニメを見るときは部屋を明るくして、テレビからはなれて見てください! which can be translated as When watching anime, light up the ...
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Why are older anime releases (DVD/Blu-ray) at 30fps?

When I've bought (including imports) anime on DVD and Blu-ray, I often find that older ones around the 90s and specifically the 2000s will sometimes be at 30fps on the disc. 24fps or 30fps? I was sure ...
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What inspries the child and adult characters from Shin Chan to have squished heads and rigid jaws?

Before I begin, it's important to note that the way heads are drawn varies from art style depending on the mass of the width and length of a head of a skinny character or the mass of the width and ...
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When did the transition from standard definition (4:3) to widescreen (16:9) for television anime happen?

Modern television anime is produced at an aspect ratio of 16:9 - widescreen/HD. But in the past, television anime was more often produced at an aspect ratio of 4:3 - standard definition. When did the ...
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What software are used by anime studios?

Is there any particular software or software family specifically designed for making anime? Are they drawing all the frames of motion scenes, or does a software automatically generate them? For ...
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Was digital pre-visualization used outside of the performance scenes in Bocchi The Rock?

I am curious about the animation methods or pipeline used in everyday, normal scenes in Bocchi The Rock!. This would be segments like walking and talking and not the stylized scenes. Based on this ...
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How were "Heat distortion" effects done in older shows?

A lot of shows from the 90s/early 2000s used a wibbling effect to mimic heat distortion. An example can be seen in several Slayers episodes: considering they are still images with a frame rate of ...
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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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Why do anime characters nowadays tend to have very forward jaws?

For a healthy normal average human, it's common that their jaws are almost on the same vertical line as their foreheads. The jaws in this picture are more similar to jaws in real life: (from Seraph of ...
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Why do 2D drawn frames of anime always have line art and rarely line art in different colors?

Why do 2D hand-drawn frames of anime always have black line art? anime rarely has different colored line art like anime having blue line art? Why do drawn frames of anime always have black line art?
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Why are characters drawn differently in every shot in Hakushon Daimaou?

Unlike CGI or stop-motion, hand-drawn animation allows the artist to do a lot of drawings, although characters will be drawn differently on the next shots which the animation is either made by one ...
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Why do 70s anime use hatching so much?

Despite 2D animation being sequential still drawings and being a drawn medium such as illustration and comics, it uses the fundamentals of drawing such as line, form, and shape. It also uses drawing ...
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What is this kind of Highlight for the hair called?

I'd like to know what's this type of hair highlight called? In the application Koikatsu, it is called "lighting" highlight. I am wondering if this is the correct name?
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How do I find reliable sources listing anime producers?

How do I find official or reliable first-hand sources for which companies produce an anime series? I usually refer to MyAnimeList and Anime News Network, but I cannot find official or company ...
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How do 3D objects coincide with traditional 2D animation?

I was watching an episode of Shirobako. I love how the anime gives you a slightly in-depth view of the production process. However, something I can't get my mind around is those few segments that ...
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Which was the last anime (episode) to be aired in 4:3 that doesn't have a widescreen version?

I am looking for the last anime episode to be aired in 4:3 as part of regular programming that is not a gimmick. Last episode aired in 4:3 Year Ep Anime 2010-03-25 201 Gintama 2009-03-26 120 Pocket ...
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Why do anime don't have closing logos at the end of the series?

In western TV programs, the show ends with a closing logo, usually one or two closing logos. In anime, they end the show with a preview and no closing logos. Why don't anime have closing logos at ...
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Why isn't Digimon consistent with its rule mechanics per story/season title?

After reading this review about Digimon: While the general basis of relationships between the show's kids and their digital companions remained constant over the course of the series, almost ...
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What is the target demographic of cooking anime?

I have a hard time understanding who exactly cooking anime appeal to and how cooking became a genre. Here's a list of cooking anime: 1987, Mister Ajikko 1997, Chuuka Ichiban 2004, Yakitate!! Japan ...
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Is Akira the only anime produced in 24fps?

I read an article recently that states: "Akira" rewrote every rule for animation. It was filmed at 24 frames per second, in full Cinemascope aspect, using 312 colors in the palette (the richest ...
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Are anime characters drawn separately?

Are anime characters drawn separately or together? For example, Boy A is near but Boy B is far, and both are dancing. Is Boy B only drawn for his movements same as Boy A, and with the use of software, ...
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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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Was Vegeta's design altered mid series?

When we first see Vegeta, while he is in space headed to Earth and on the Bug Planet he looks like this But when he gets to earth he undertakes a sudden colour change to this Now at first since ...
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Does anyone know what Shinichirō Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama are doing now?

Shinichirō Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama were the founders of Manglobe which made some pretty awesome anime like Ergo Proxy, Samurai Champloo and Genocidal Organ. Wikipedia does not have anything on ...
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Why is that not every anime movie or OVA gets dubbed? [duplicate]

Not every anime movie or OVA gets dubbed. Why is that?
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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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Why change an anime series into a recap movie?

I'm wondering why would an anime that featured several episodes be compiled into a movie. For example, Attack on Titan spanned 26 episodes that were later compiled into 2 movies. Another example is ...
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Why are anime mostly series instead of movies?

Notes: Series of movies fall under 'movies' eg MCU, The Godfather, Frozen, etc. Movies that are released as 'sequels to series instead of adaptations from scratch' I guess fall under 'movies' in ...
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Do publishers pick certain seasons for a show to be published?

I have been thinking about this for a while, but I haven't really been watching enough just-released anime to form a picture of what type of series are broadcast when. I'm interested to know if ...
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What's up with anime movies that are really sequels to series instead of adaptations from scratch?

In 2010, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was released and then now in 2022 the The Quintessential Quintuplets' movie will be released. The thing is each is a sequel to the 2 seasons of anime that ...
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Why are 2nd seasons sometimes listed as 2nd series?

When I say 'series' I mean in the American not British sense. Like the British series Hustle has 8 'series' instead of 8 'seasons'. So not that kind of series. On Wikipedia: Kuroko no Basuke and ...
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Why do drama CDs and anime series of the same franchise use different voice actors sometimes?

In the Lucky Star anime, there is a scene where one character mentions something about drama CDs and anime adaptations of the same work having different voice actors. Ironically enough (and probably ...
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Do VAs in visual novels usually reprise their roles in anime adaptations?

Maybe related: Why do drama CDs and anime series of the same franchise use different voice actors sometimes? I notice in WTC / Umineko / Higurashi: Based on fandom, it seems like for umineko the only ...
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Why do some anime in Japanese contain English?

It seems that many anime and manga aired or printed in Japanese, before they are dubbed or localized, contain English text or lyrics. I've tagged a couple of examples here. The first is from ...
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How did Takagi know about 100% Unrequited Love in S01E04?

Maybe related: Nishikata hides 100% Unrequited Love from Takagi even though Takagi already knows I watched Takagi-san out of order. In particular I watched S01E07 before S01E04. (Maybe I also watched ...
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Who typically owns the rights to an anime's soundtrack?

I watched episode 7 of Space Patrol Luluco today, and, well, that sure was a thing. Saliently, it featured (I'm spoilering this because, frankly, this is the best anime-related surprise I've gotten ...
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Nishikata hides 100% Unrequited Love from Takagi even though Takagi already knows [closed]

Maybe related: How did Takagi know about 100% Unrequited Love in S01E04? I watched Takagi-san out of order. In particular, I watched S01E07 before S01E05: In S01E05 "Bookstore" (Ch9), ...
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Why are there more harem anime than reverse harem anime?

Harem anime's target audiences are mainly males while reverse harem anime's target audiences are mainly females. So, it makes sense for the producers to make as many reverse harem anime as harem anime,...
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Why are monsters and the like in anime usually adorable girls?

In many anime nowadays, the dragons, monsters, devil, semi-human or orcs are usually adorable girls maybe with thicc figures. Say, in Dropkick on My Devil, the devil from the hell is like an innocent ...
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Best way to find translation of onscreen text in anime?

i.e Tomodachi Game EP01 13:20 - Relevant text displayed on chalkboard not translated. I see this all the time and it bothers me so much. Is there a simple way to find this translated information? ...
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Why are manhwa not animated more often?

I notice there's some really good manwha out there on par with manga's: Ares, Witch Hunter, etc. (I realize the books I've stated maybe opinion based but in general there has to be a few out there ...
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Why are there so many incestuously suggestive anime?

There are many anime that have incestuous theme. For example, OniAi, Eromanga Sensei, Kiss X Sis, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Yosuga no Sora, Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto ...
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Is a job in the hentai industry widely frowned upon in Japan?

The Anime Man has some interviews with people working in the anime industry. In the one with a creator of Redo of Healer and the one with a 𝐻Ǝ𝒩𝒯𝒜𝐼 voice actress, the interviewees wear masks, ...
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Why do cross-dressing characters like Hideri Kanzaki usually have high voices?

I see that in many Animes, there are cross-dressing (or maybe trans) characters, like Hideri Kanzaki of Blend-S, and they usually have awfully high-pitched voices. These characters in anime and manga ...

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