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 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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Is the Dragon Ball Super anime mostly filler?

I know the title might wound weird but were the first two arcs BOG and resurrection F and the episodes between the Champa tournament and Goku black arc filler untill the manga gave enough info to ...
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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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How much did Netflix contribute, as part of the production committee, for Devilman Crybaby?

I watched the first few episodes of Devilman Crybaby on Netflix and the animation was really awesome. I know the series was directed by Masaaki Yuasa, a really good animator and director. However, I ...
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Why do English dubs have a unique dialect?

Something I noticed while watching a number of English dubs is that characters talk... the best way I can describe it is as a dialect. The scripts and voice acting are done by native (mostly American?)...
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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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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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Can an anime be in English only?

I was wondering if it's legally possible for an anime to be spoken in the English language only. Sure a Japanese dub can be optional, but in terms of main dubbing, can anime have English as the main ...
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English, Hepburn, English, Hepburn, alternating in OP and ED. Why?

The anime series Big Windup has a full English dub, and it does it does something interesting with its openings and endings. (I just checked, and the same thing occurs in the sub.) By "full dub", I ...
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Has there ever been official pornographic media for an anime and/or manga series?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. With how perverted some anime and manga are without ever crossing into pornographic content territory, were there ever any anime or manga with official ...
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Does Dagashi Kashi author getting paid for advertise snack in her manga?

The series Dagashi Kashi is like an advertise manga, it's promoted many snacks for children from japan. Does DagashiKashi's mangaka getting paid for promoted all of those snack? I mean did all of ...
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Censorship in Japan [duplicate]

This question is purely out of curiousity and based on some ecchi/borderline hentai shows. As a fact we know that plenty of japanese content gets cencored in japan, but why is this applied to adult ...
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How is anime as a whole profitable? (If it is)

I'm considering the following facts: Japanese people have few spare time, with their jobs taking a lot of their time usually, even kids or teenagers have intense schedules. There are lots of anime ...
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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 will happen to some specific anime if the studio who made those animes has gone bankrupt?

Crunchyroll/Funimation, a website that provide legal streaming for anime series had licensed some anime like The world god only know, Hayate no Gotoku, Gansta, Deadman Wonderland, and Ergo Proxy. All ...
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Why can't anime studios create animes for foreigns audiences?

For example, to originally script dialogues in English and set the story in a country of any and the characters are non-Japanese. If anime became world-renowned, why can't animation studios bother to ...
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How can I check that a given anime is really over?

I have been frustrated recently when I watch the last existing episode of a given anime only to find out that the story is not over yet, and I will have to wait for another season (and who knows when ...
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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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How long does the producing of long run anime take?

I know that this is already asked before in How long does producing a cour take? But I assume that it's only related to the seasonal anime that appear once per season (except when it already has a ...
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Would it make sense for there to be a new category of episodes between filler and canon?

There are plenty of anime that have a lot of filler, such as Naruto or Bleach. However, there are a lot of filler episodes that fit completely in the storyline, and could easily have happened. Wouldn'...
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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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How is an anime based on western-literature made?

I just saw some anime that are based on western literature. I was just wondering how is it done. I mean, does the anime production company have to ask permission from the author of the books? If so, ...
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Is there any Anime/Manga adaptation with source material from outside of Japan?

Were there ever any instances of something taken from outside of Japan (book, comic, literature) that was turned into anime or manga?
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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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The Father or Godfather of Anime

I have a free write for my essay and I want to write about the history of anime because I am really thankful for anime. I have been reading that the godfather of anime was Osamu Tezuka, but I'm not ...
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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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What are the machines used in Japan for hand-drawn animation?

In Japan, there are machines used for hand-drawn animation. Not drawing tablets but, the machines used to scan the drawings, color them, as well as do the effects. Also, the machine that brings ...
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What makes Little Witch Academia a Netflix original series?

Every episode of Little Witch Academia begins with a card that says "A Netflix original series". I don't remember any such card on the two OVAs, and as far as I know the creative work was all done by ...
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Why is there so much nudity in anime and manga?

I have been watching anime & reading manga since 2 years ago. There are so many good anime and manga, but I find it somewhat strange that there is so much nudity in Japanese TV shows, anime, and ...
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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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Why do anime films tend to use film actors to voice the anime instead of professional seiyuu?

For example, the voice actors for the protagonists of the anime film Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? are Suda Masaki and Hirose Suzu, who are best known for their acting careers....
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Why don't anime studios hire native English speakers?

In every single anime I've watched that features a native English speaking character (usually American or British), they usually say a few lines in (heavy) Japanese-accented English before switching ...
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Is it possible for a non japanese anime/manga artist to draw and color anime/manga authentically? [duplicate]

If a westerner or other foreigners draws anime/manga art in their style the drawing,coloring,etc style will not resemble that of a japanese because it is not 100% authentic japanese style However ...
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Is this South Korean animation TV series regarded as anime due to its similar japanese animation style? [duplicate]

Its a South Korean animation TV series called ''Spheres'' and it is has strong similarities of Japanese animation techniques used in the series and art style that looks similar to anime Should we ...
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Rather then a company published manga, can a self-published manga become an adapted anime?

Did it ever happen before when self-published mangas become adapted into an anime without having mangas published by companies?
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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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Are anime characters drawn seperately?

Are anime characters drawn separately or together? For example, Boy A is near but Boy B is far, and both are dancing. Is Boy B only drawn for his movements same as Boy A, and with the use of a ...
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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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Is there a succinct list anywhere of all the general genres of anime?

If not can we make one here? It'd help a lot of people who ask "What anime should I watch if I like this?"
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Why are certain anime not on YouTube?

Anime like Naruto Shippuden are there on YouTube, but One Piece is not there. Why is it so?
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What exactly is “Sakuga” and how it pertains to the animation quality?

Upon little research we can find the literal meaning of Sakuga, Sakuga written as '作画' in Japanese has a literal meaning of 'working drawing' but generally is used to mean just 'animation' i.e. ...
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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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Anime deviation from manga

I had watched Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul Root A a few months ago. Now I just finished reading the Tokyo Ghoul manga and noticed that there are various places where the manga was different from the ...
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How is it that non reliable mangakas get work again and again?

I've seen it time and again that a mangaka just stops what he/she is doing as he / she looses interest and starts the next project instead. A very big example includes here "Candidate for Goddess". ...
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Is there such a thing as an 'Indie'/Alternative anime scene?

Having followed anime for some time, one thing I have noticed, at least from my perspective, is that there is no equivalent of the Indie/Alternative scene when it comes to anime. What I mean by this ...
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Why is anime so expensive to make?

It's not like I thought that anime could be one thing that one group of people could easily decide one day to do, but costs are seriously way bigger that I could have ever imagined, as shown here for ...
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How often do multi-season anime break their previous cour count?

Usually with multi-season anime, successive seasons tend to follow a similar episode-count as previous seasons. Even if the exact number of episodes is off by a couple, or some are replaced by recap ...
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Fake anime or manga release as an April Fools Prank?

My question has a bit of a back-story to add context. Firstly, like most Attack on Titan fans, I am OVERHYPED about the second season coming out. I was talking with a friend on campus about it, then ...
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Different any art styles for characters

So, here's an example. In Shakugan no Shana, you've got all the normal thing you'd see. But then, in the specials, the characters are different. They aren't different, but their art is. Is there a ...
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Art style choice? [duplicate]

I just watched the first episode of this anime and the plot seems pretty gripping but the art-style is what I found most interesting. It came out in 2013 so there weren't any technical limitations (at ...