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 are OVAs and how are they different from Specials?

I often see that a lot of Anime series have a few extra episodes. Some are explicitly labeled as Specials, others labeled as OVAs. I get Specials, but I don't quite understand the term OVAs. I ...
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Do the Blu-ray episodes replace the TV episodes on the Internet once they've been released?

Because of God Eater, I got to know that the episodes in the Blu-ray often differ from the episodes recorded on TV. As the Blu-ray is being released after the series has been completed, the producers ...
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Why can't the Jinchuriki use the Death Reaper seal?

In the Naruto Manga chapter 503 page 17,minato told kushina that only a non jinshuriki can use the shiki fujin,so why the jinshuriki can't?
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Where can I watch all three movies that have released after the first season of Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress?

Where can I watch all three movies that have released after the first season of Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress? I really enjoyed this anime when I watched it on Amazon in 2016. I went looking to see if ...
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How to know that anime series which episodes are filler?

I have found a site Anime Filler List so I want to know that is this real ?
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Why don't official English sites translate the OP/ED?

Many (maybe even all) series on Crunchyroll (perhaps Hulu as well) for example have no subtitles for the opening and ending. Why is this?
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Why do anime production studios never seem to announce if they plan to cancel a series, often just leaving it in limbo for years?

I've started watching anime over the last year or so, and I've finished somewhere around 80 shows. I've noticed that more often than not I'll finish the available content and when I look up if it will ...
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Why do anime and manga use the same faces?

Many shows use the same face template throughout. Why do they use this?
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Are pilots produced but not released?

I know in American television production there are pilots that are produced, presumably as a proof of concept, for shows that are never aired. Or, alternatively, as with Sherlock on BBC, the released ...
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What is the average price for broadcasting rights to an anime?

I have looked in many places for this information but it often gets conflated with licensing fees. To be very clear, I am not looking for the cost a licenser or distributor pays to have rights to an ...
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How do companies decide what anime to dub?

How do companies decide what anime to dub? Just curious how dubbing companies decide which anime they should dub. Do they decide base on popularity or some other factor?
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Who writes the plot for filler episodes in an anime?

Fillers are a given in most long running anime. If the anime is based on a manga then who writes the plot for the fillers? Who decides the plot story for a filler season, so that it, for example, ...
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What are those “splash” screens called?

They usually happen on cliffhanger scenes, placed before a commercial or at the end of an episode. Kind of acts like a summary of the scene in one still shot, stylized different than the rest of the ...
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Source for Perfect Blue's camera negative being destroyed

According to the IMDB trivia on Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue: The film's original 35 mm camera negative was accidentally destroyed. As a result, all copies are sourced from lower-quality prints. ...
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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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Old anime techniques [closed]

Tell me, what tools and techniques were used to draw the old anime, for example, this: What interests me is with what instrument and on which paper the character and background were drawn, how they ...
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Why does the Japanese version of Mushrambo/Shinzo start at episode 2?

I am currently watching Mushrambo/Shinzo (the Japanese version), and the series starts at episode 2. The English version of the anime has a different beginning. 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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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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Term for animation style change that accentuates emotions/feelings

I want to know if there is a term for the scenes in anime and manga where the style of drawing changes markedly, often to reflect comic relief and step outside the current scene to accentuate an ...
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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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What is the simplified art style called that is often used when a character is emotional?

If there's even a name for it? I saw this question that explains why but I'd love to know if there's a name for it. The linked question mentions superdeformed but I figured there's a Japanese name, ...
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Does a story book need a manga before it can be made into an anime?

I am a young writer of a fantasy-romance book and I have a dream of turning this book into an anime once it is finished. Would I need to draw/write a manga before I turn it into an anime, or I could ...
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What is the technical name for the short exaggerated anime scenes?

You know, those scenes that typically cut to out of context OTT animations to exaggerate reactions? e.g. when a character is angry the whole screen might be taken over by swirling colours, angry eyes ...
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Why don't they complete all anime episode before airing?

In Shirobako (an anime about making anime), they only make some first episodes and then continue to finish the other while the anime is airing. This cause some problem when they can't catch up the ...
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Which Tokyo Ghoul OST?

I've looked a long Time for this track but never found it. So I will ask you! The Track plays at Tokyo Ghoul √A in Episode 4 at 15:30 when Ken fights against Orca (Shaji) in the Cochlea. I hope you ...
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What's with the “x” in “Hunter x Hunter” (and other anime/manga)?

I am wondering what the "x" in "Hunter x Hunter" means. To clarify: I am also talking about what the "x" means in general as many other anime/manga also have it in their titles. A quick Google search ...
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What is the actual English spelling for “Kono Oto Tomare!”?

Here is a shot of the title screen for the music anime Kono Oto Tomare! : Note the line of Latin-alphabet letters at the bottom. The Funimation English overlay at the top shows three words, yet the ...
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Is nightcore a type of anime?

I have a friend who loves anime. She told me about nightcore and the characters in anime look like the characters in nightcore. Are nightcore and anime the same thing?
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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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Why is the brightness often lowered in scenes showing lightning? [duplicate]

First time I've noticed this was in FMA Brotherhood (image contains anime spoiler) : I thought it was just for this show but apparently every other anime I've watched follow the same "rule", BNHA :
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Why would a studio intentionally mistranslate the title of “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”?

A new anime started this week called, in English, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. I thought the first episode was pretty good, but the title was kind of a turn off. If I hadn't seen reviews saying it was ...
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What is the logic behind releasing manga before anime?

Manga and anime both are same story, then why do they still release the manga? My reasoning: Manga readers think that they already know the story, so they don't need to watch the anime (anime ...
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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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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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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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Is the anime The Twelve Kingdoms made digitally or with cel animation?

It's made in 2002 which is slightly past the point when most production shifted to digital. Yet the animation looks pristine, and I know most digital anine back then was made in SD resolution. So is ...
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Are anime movies more directly profitable for studios?

Do more of the profits from an anime movie go directly to the studio than a TV series? I was looking to know if it was more profitable to produce movies over series. I figured they wouldn't have any ...
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Which was the first anime to receive a English dub?

With this question and this question both receiving some attention recently, it made me think - which anime was the first to receive a dub? Some of the first anime available in western countries such ...
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Are anime still submitted to broadcasters in tape form?

In Shirobako, the studio has to deliver the tapes to broadcasters physically. I'm not surprised that this is a process, but I am surprised that there's nothing more modern in place. Early on, we ...
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Why did Madhouse list Korean staffs in English on their credit?

The closing credits of the anime series No Guns Life include credits to staff members of the Korean studio DR movie. (screen shot from Funimation, No Guns Life episode 1, @22:10) On other series I ...
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Why aren't Japanese animation studios switching to digital art for production instead of pencil and paper?

In the introduction paragraphs of Visiting Studio Colorido: Up-and-Coming Digital Animation Studio by Naoya Koji posted in October 2015, [...] Today, many of Japanese animation studios rely on “...
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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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Why was anime produced on 24fps film, when Japan is a NTSC country?

Nowadays, NTSC isn't really all that relevant anymore since Japan ended analogue television almost a decade ago. But for most of the history of the anime industry, that's how it was broadcast. Then ...
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Why so many anime these days end prematurely?

I'm not sure why there is a 12-13 episode trend going on, I've watched plenty of good anime especially this season, they just end prematurely. 12-13 episodes don't really feel like a season, more like ...
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When is Log Horizon Season 3 release date? [closed]

I'm losing hope to wait for Season 3 of Log Horizon but I wish they'll continue making the season 3. Is there any announcement about it?
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Naruto dubbed episdoes [duplicate]

I"m watching Naruto Shippuden on Hulu and it only has episodes 1-140 dubbed. When I look up how many Naruto Shippuden dubbed episodes there are, it says 335 dubbed episodes. On viz media it's the same ...
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Waiting in the Summer and Onegai Sensei seem to plagiarise each other. Is this normal in anime/manga?

Waiting in the Summer and Onegai Sensei have TONS of things in common: Luscious Redhead Alien Main Romantic Interest? Check. Is she a Meganekko (warning: TV Tropes) even though her advanced alien ...
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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 Yichang Shengwu Jianwen Lu anime? [duplicate]

Yichang Shengwu Jianwen Lu is listed and shown in a lot of anime websites. But is it anime? It clearly is in chinese, why is it consider it anime then? Was it animated in Japan or something? Is its ...

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