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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 anime girls tend to wear long socks?

In real life, a pair of short socks as the following seems to be more common. However, anime girls tend to wear long socks, at least knee-high. Why do anime girls tend to wear long socks? Is it ...
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2 versions of The Quintessential Quintuplets where Nino's eyes are coloured differently (S02E10)

I happened to obtain 2 separate versions of The Quintessential Quintuplets and I noticed in S02E10 when Nino wants to group up with Fuutarou, Nino's eyes are coloured differently... Question: What's ...
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Which Oishinbo episodes were omitted from airing on the official Oishinbo YouTube channel?

It seems not all of the episodes from the original TV airing of the anime were released on the official Oishinbo YouTube channel, so the numbers don't match up it other episode lists such as on the ...
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Are there any rules/theories on using certain melody/instrument/voice to arouse certain feeling?

When I hear the ed 3 of Inuyasha the Final Act or the ed of Detective Conan Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, it always makes me picture a scene of a spot almost fully covered by fallen and ...
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Where is this kind of pictures originated from? [duplicate]

The following kind of pictures has always reminded me of religion. I don't know whether they are meant to arouse such feeling, though. Where are they originated from? What is the meaning of such kind ...
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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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Are there any differences between manga and anime copyrights?

According to the law in Japan when a mangaka dies after 50 years the copyrights are annulled and now their manga are public access, in that case what happens with the manga that were adapted to anime? ...
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How much does manga art/illustration differ from anime illustration?

I read a comment in a forum somewhere like 'I want to read the manga specifically instead of just watch the anime adaptation because I want enjoy the illustration of [insert the manga illustrator's ...
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Can you please tell me all the episodes where madara uchiha appears? [closed]

All madara uchiha appearance episodes in Naruto shippuden.
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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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In the original Sailor Moon intro sequence, why does Luna's brief appearance not show up when she sings "neko"?

"Neko" means "cat" in Japanese. That much I know. I always assumed that they had to change the structure of the song too much in the Swedish translation, due to differences in the ...
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Is there any franchise which officially releases animated mangas?

Many fans create animated mangas using the images of the mangas and giving them some animation and music of background. It looks pretty look, and sometimes it's more fun than the mangas themselves. ...
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Why is the ending to the "ToraDora" light novel different from the manga ending?

Why is it that the manga for ToraDora is different from the light novel adaptation? I know that the Manga and its respective Anime adaptation were made before the release of the light novel series, ...
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Why did they never finish the anime adaptation of "School Live?"

I remember watching the show School Live back in 2018 with my sister on a rainy day, and when we got to the end of the 12 episode core, we thought it was done, and it seemed like it from the way they ...
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Why is Legosi's fur whitish grey

I watched the second season of Beastars, and during his training with Gohin to help Legosi stop craving prey, he has white fur. All the training has to do with predators' instincts. I don't know if I ...
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What was the **exact** reason to turn the Demon Slayer: train arc into episodes?

This previous question got me into thinking: What was the reason to turn the turn the Demon Slayer: train arc into episodes? The train arc of Demon Slayer was adapted into movie which performed very ...
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When did using digital graphics tablets for anime production instead of pencil and paper become widespread?

I know anime studios stopped using cels in the late 90s. But in the beginning after switching to digital, they still used to draw on paper and then scan it into the computer. But nowadays, they mostly ...
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Is it worth it to support "old"/"out of season" anime?

I recently went back through my backlog of anime and watched one show that I ended up falling in love with. It came out in 2007-2008. It's a mediocre/good anime that wasn't popular globally but I ...
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Why is that some anime never see light of day?

Some anime pilots get made, but not every pilot does. Why is that?
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Are Japanese watermelons crispy?

In the anime Haikyuu (second season to be specific) when Karasuno High goes to tokyo for a week for practice matches, there is a scene where some high school girls brings watermelons for the players. ...
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Are there any differences between the Shangri-La anime, manga, and light novel?

Are there any differences between the Shangri-La anime and LN? What about the manga?
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