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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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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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Anime title about the a bloody romance anime that i am searching [on hold]

What is title of the anime where the girl is naked while dying in a church and kissed by a guy and the blood dripped from her mouth. Can you please answer? Thank you
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How would Crystal Jewels end?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this: https://wattpad.fandom.com/wiki/Crystal_Jewels I created Crystal Jewels for wattpad, and I need suggestions on how to end the series. There are ...
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Who is this character [closed]

Whats his name and and what anime is he from?enter image description here
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What was the last-starting TV anime to be fully produced using physical cels?

By "last-starting" I mean the anime that began airing and/or production most recently. This Japanese-language article seems to state (as best I see via Google Translate) that Sazae-san was the last ...
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Why are there sometimes darkened scenes in new anime?

In the first Shingeki no Kyojin opening, I've seen some scenes with lower contrast or brightness, something like this: And later, in the same sequence, a scene appears without that contrast change: ...
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How does the English Sub/Dub system work?

As far as I know, In China, groups of people gather together to translate and add Sub/Dub an anime/manga, there will be a translator, an edit, and other people that is needed for the job. some of ...
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Is there a name for this anime run?

This run show in in the bellow Magic Knight Rayearth image is very fascinating, but what is it called? How do you animate it?
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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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Are there any academic books or articles which analyzes popular manga?(Fight scenes)

I'm wondering if there's any book which analyses popular manga for instance the battle scenes or the romance. I know there's books on, "How to draw manga." Which would be the come the closest. I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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Filler episodes for anime that has no manga original - some questions? [duplicate]

I know that filler episodes are often done to keep a work going, or to flesh out a character's backstory. In an anime that is its own work (not based on any manga, and with no manga counterpart), can ...
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What was the first anime series to use digital production?

What was the first anime series to use digital production? How many years passed between the first use and the complete conversion to digital? According to this interview to Toshihiko Arisako by ANN ...
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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 kind of puppets/dolls is Thunderbolt Fantasy using?

I have been watching Thunderbolt Fantasy and have been wondering what kind of puppets/dolls they are using. Wikipedia says that Good Smile Company were one of the collaborators on it's production ...
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Why are recap episodes so common?

Recap episodes are pretty common in anime. Every so often there will be an episode (or multiple episodes like in One Piece) that brings the audience up to speed on presumably a lot of material. In ...
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How can non-Japanese fans encourage continued anime or sequels?

What steps can non-Japanese fans take to support their favorite anime and encourage the studios to keep making the title (or make a sequel), assuming that there is more manga or light novel source ...
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Which Cutey Honey Anime Adaptations are complete/finished?

Cutey Honey has several (at least 5) anime adaptations. Which ones are complete, and which ones never reached their planned ending?
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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

One of the main ways people in the United States watch anime these days is to stream it online via a streaming service like Crunchyroll or Hulu. Is the online streaming of anime in Japan as popular ...
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Is there a name for the art style in Gankutsuou?

In Gankutsuou, the art style is pretty weird. Instead of having normal coloring/shading, different pieces (such as hair or a shirt) have their own pattern that doesn't move with the piece. You can see ...
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What's the meaning of 'slice of life' animation?

I recently joined this manga and anime forum and stumbled across this term numerous times. People reviewing different parameters of animes and calling that a "typical" slice of life anime. Is this ...
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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 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 was the first episode of Osumatsu San removed from Crunchyroll?

The first episode of Osumatsu San is no longer available on Crunchyroll. Instead, a message on the right of the episode page states: Due to a decision by the anime's production committee, episode 1 ...
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What is required for a manga to get an anime adaptation?

I'm reading Koe no Katachi and have been hoping for it to be animated. It looks like it's getting more popular. However, it makes me wonder what requirements should be fulfilled before they decide to ...
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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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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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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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Why do series like Detective Conan continue to produce filler when they have so much manga content to cover?

I was just wondering why anime series, Conan in particular, continually produce TV Original and, In Conan's case, Remastered episodes, when they have a couple of whole volumes of manga sitting around, ...
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Why are anime characters usually drawn without lips?

I have noticed that most anime characters are drawn without lips. Is there a specific reason for doing this?