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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did Anno animate any cuts in Neon Genesis Evangelion himself?

Before Anno directed Evangelion, he was known for his animation in Studio Ghibli series, specifically Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, as well as his work on mechanical and plane sakuga sequences ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why did they not have the English voice actors use a Finnish or Finnish-Swedish accent for "Moomin"?

"The Moomins" is a series of books for children made in the 1940s and onward by a Finnish-Swedish female. In 1990, they released a successful animated TV series called "Moomin" ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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What substance did artists use to outline the shadow boundaries on anime cels?

The referenced photo clearly shows a special type of colored ink used to outline the shadow boundaries on Asuka. My guess, from observing a cel that I own, is that they outlined the shadows with a ...
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Was an actual AI used at any moment by the composers of the songs for "Carole and Tuesday"?

The "Carole and Tuesday" series features a world in which Artificial Intelligence is commonly used for composing songs, while Carole and Tuesday compose all of their songs by themselves, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How much does an anime cost per minute of animation especially with the use of cell-shaded CGI?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p18CbMcG-es What's the cost per minute of an animation using cell-shaded CGI? I heard the cost for Avatar-level CGI could be from $100,000 to $1,000,000 per minute, so ...
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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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