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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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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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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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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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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What is the process of acquiring a streaming license?

When a streaming site decides they want to stream a particular anime series or movie, what steps do they take from start to finish? Who emails whom? Does the streaming site hire additional staff ...
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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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Did Kick-Heart reveal a breakdown of its expenses?

Kick-Heart is notable as the first anime to be crowdfunded via Kickstarter. The base goal of the Kickstarter was to reach $150,000, with additional stretch goals for more money. On their campaign ...
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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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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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What has Mamoru Hosoda directed at Toei that he isn't credited for?

On AnimeNewsNetwork, Mamoru Hosada is credited for around thirty productions under various roles: Alice SOS (TV) Ashita no Nadja (TV) Coo: Tooi Umi Kara Kita Coo (movie) Crying Freeman (OAV) Digimon ...
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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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Have other series used picture cast credits besides The World is Still Beautiful?

The closing credits of The World is Still Beautiful give their cast credits with pictures of each character, as they appear in that episode, along with the voice actor's name. (At least I am assuming ...
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Is there a significant difference in production costs for Live Action vs animated OP/ED?

With the anime Desert Punk despite the fact that the anime is animated, the Opening is in fact live action. To me this seems kind of odd. So, I am wondering if there are any other anime which are ...
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Why did the Mushishi anime air in a different order compared to the manga?

According to Wikipedia, the order of the anime does not follow the same chronology as the manga. However, with the series being episodic (and relatively self contained), and each episode barely any ...
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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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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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Funding and anime diversity

In this video, Digibro argues anime's international appeal is that, whereas Western TV including its animation is designed for financial reasons to meet a target demographic's existing interests, ...
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Can fans convince a streaming site to show a certain anime?

If a streaming site, for whatever reason, doesn't have a certain anime of which you're a fan, can you gather enough votes in online petitions or facebook likes to convince the site to start streaming ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do black lines appear at the bottom of older anime?

I've noticed in older anime (70's-early 90's), before each cut a black line on the bottom (or white scratches on top) would appear in the picture, and I've noticed this in tokusatsu as well. Does ...
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Is there anything driving the number of recent series and characters from the Touhoku region?

In the last couple of seasons of anime, I've noticed quite a few shows being set in or using characters from the Touhoku region, especially around Aomori. Examples of shows include Kumamiko: Girl ...
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Why didn't the writer reveal the contents of the disk that fell on the ground?

As mentioned in this question, I am wondering why the writer or the creator of the anime Chobits didn't reveal a crucial thing such as the contents of the disk in question. According to this answer, ...
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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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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 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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Why is adult anime so much less likely than US adult animation to be comedic?

This video explains why US adult animation is almost always comedic. US animation studios transferred their efforts to television in the years following Hollywood's anti-trust case (which meant future ...
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Are one-off openings and endings expensive to produce?

At least two recent anime series have had openings (OPs) or endings (EDs) that were unique to a single episode. The OP to Erased episode 11 was modified for dramatic purpose to carry over the ...
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What decides that a anime series gets a sequel or not?

A lot of the anime I've watched are single, double or triple season anime series like Durarara!, Code Geass, Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica, and Nabari no Ou, just to name a few. But there are also shows ...
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What is the difference in cost for anime aired on TV and online anime?

I want to know the difference between production cost of animes that aired on TV and anime that can only be found online. How much more or less does it cost to produce anime online instead of on TV?
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What airs on TV in Japan during the break between the fall and winter anime season?

With little to no new anime airing in the next week or so, with fall season now being over and winter season starting in January, I for the life of me, cannot figure out what airs on TV in Japan to ...
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Why do the English dubbed Madoka movies have a static movie menu and not an animated one like the English subbed one?

When the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies first came out, they were only Japanese with English subtitles, but the DVD/Blu-ray menus were animated. I remembered that they had small clips from the movie ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which music artist and manga artist/light novelist has the longest number of episodes working together?

Considering my other question, I started to wonder, which pair of music artist and manga artist/light novelist has the longest number of episodes working together? For example, ClariS and Fushimi ...
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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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Have there been any anime that have been subjected to exclusive distribution rights?

I see that this season, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is being streamed by Amazon, which holds exclusive distribution rights to the series and will also hold exclusive distribution rights to other ...
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What did the [C]: Control production use for their cel-shading?

I noticed at some parts of the CG seems to be different, the most obvious part is with Masakaki, who seems to look more doll-like then what he normally is. Another part I think may have been cel-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are some “read the manga” endings planned?

Sometimes when watching anime reviews, various reviewers will say a series has a read the manga ending. From context, it appears to mean the anime is incomplete, there will be no sequel, and if you ...
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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 ?