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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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 ...
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Cost of 'Original' vs Adapted Anime

Does anime that isn't from a manga or light novel cost more to make than adapted anime? If so, why do they make original anime if studios only want anime that makes money?
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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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Why do some anime have episodes with spoiler titles?

I've watched some mainstream anime such as Naruto and One Piece and annoyingly found some episodes for both to have spoiler titles. Seems to occur quite often when there's a big action scene. Such as ...
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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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Was Vegeta's design altered mid series?

When we first see Vegeta, while he is in space headed to Earth and on the Bug Planet he looks like this But when he gets to earth he undertakes a sudden colour change to this Now at first since ...
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“Preview” images in anime OPs

Some anime OPs have small pieces of future episodes in them. How do they include these? Do the drawers create these segments before everything else then when they create the actual episodes they ...
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Who generally owns the rights for a manga or anime?

Who generally owns the intellectual property (IP) rights to manga characters and stories? In the USA, comic books are generally produced by a team -- writer, artist, inker, colorist, letterer, editor,...
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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 background of March Comes in like a Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN?

There is a promotional video for March Comes in like a Lion (aka 3gatsu no Lion) called March Comes in like a Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN. It expands the closing song of the anime, Fighter, into a 6-...
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Why was “Gold Wedding Ring” displayed for less than a second?

One scene of Yuri on Ice (YoI) displays a register receipt from a jewelry store. For less than a second, possibly even as short as a few frames, most of the receipt is visible, and it is clear Yuri ...
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Analysis of target demographic?

This question will seem a bit weird so I'll give a bit of background. I like to view anime that follow a specific genre and target audience. So naturally when a new title pops up on here, MAL, ...
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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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How long does it typically take for popular anime to be dubbed in English?

There are a lot of new seasons of anime coming out soon, and I was wondering how long does it take for popular anime to get dubbed in English? If it helps, the two main ones I am thinking of are ...
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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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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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Filler episodes

What are filler episodes? I've heard people mention them a lot but I'm not quite sure what they are. Apparently Naruto is packed with tons of them, so what are they?
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What does 'production minutes' mean?

In the following document, the expression 'production minutes' comes up multiple times: The full source of the document can be found here What does this expression mean, in terms of anime production?...
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Why are Chinese names in anime sometimes rendered in English using the Japanese pronunciations?

Background on how Chinese names are pronounced in Japanese Consider the man who was the chancellor of the state of Shu under Liu Shan during the Three Kingdoms period. In Chinese, his name is written ...
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Why aren't Japanese animation studios switching to digital art for production instead of pencil and paper?

Even today, Japanese animation studios still use pencil and paper to produce animation. Why can't they switch from that method and proceed to digital hand drawing for animation production, since it is ...
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Ratio of key frames to in-between frames in anime

In your average piece of animation, how many of the frames are key frames drawn by the animator, and how many are drawn by an inbetweener? Even a small difference would have a huge impact; for ...
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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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Why does the use of CGI in anime seem unrealistic as compared to other western animations?

In recent times more and more series are animated with CGI, mostly a combination of 3D objects with 2D illustrations. For example, Berserker in Fate/Zero. More recent examples include Ajin and ...
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What is One Piece doing to keep it one chapter/episode?

Depending on how condensed the plot is in a manga, the number of episodes that come out annually will be affected. For example, Haikyuu!! had 25 episodes per season for the first two seasons, and ...
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How are short anime scheduled to be broadcast in Japan?

Normally, anime is about 23 minutes long. With the addition of ads, it will take about 30 minutes for one episode to air which is what one time slot normally is. Yet, some anime like Miss Monochrome ...
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What are recent innovations in animation techniques? [closed]

As with many forms of art and entertainment, the process of drawing anime must have evolved over time. CGI isn't uncommon in modern anime, as scenes or whole shows can be completed using nothing but a ...
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Why do Manga & Anime defuse tragic situations so often?

Why do Manga and Anime defuse so often tragic situations? Moments that can be tragic/serious are often immediately defused by some hilarious moment and some stupid face of the characters. I personally ...
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Why don't anime shows finish the manga?

On almost every anime I've watched, they stop producing the anime even though there is more story in the manga, and then to get the rest of the story you have to read the manga. For example, I've ...
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Why are most anime dubbed in American English, rather than British English?

What is the reason behind most anime being dubbed in American English and not British English? Does the control of a country over the world market have something to do with this?
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How does a series go from manga to anime?

In a previous question, I asked about Dragon Ball Super being released before its manga. My question here is about the life cycle of a manga becoming an anime. From my understanding, an artist or ...
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How does Dragon Ball Super's anime release before the manga?

The anime is currently being released way faster than the manga according to my sources. In most cases of anime production (correct me if I'm wrong). But there is a mangaka (in this case toriyama-...
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Why is it so rare to see new long running anime series these days?

Around the early and mid 2000's we saw the spawning of a large collection of long running anime series, such as Naruto, One Piece, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, etc., all of which still are continuing today in ...
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Why do fansubbers merge video and subtitle into one file? [closed]

Why do fansubbers merge video and subtitle into one file? Sometimes its an mkv file and I can just extract the sub. On some sites they hardcode it into the video frames as image overlay. This is so ...
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What are these charts and what are they for?

This is used during anime production,but why do animators draw those and what are they for?
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Why do anime have manga adaptations? Why don't authors just focus on one medium at a time?

Instead of having to work on both the anime and the manga at the same time, why don't the authors just focus on one?
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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 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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How do anime streaming sites decide whether to acquire licenses from studios to show their anime?

What is the process of getting an anime for example onto CrunchyRoll? Let's say a new original anime airs in Japan and a lot of the viewers on the west want to watch it too. What reasons does a ...
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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 do only some anime series translate on screen text?

Some anime series use captions to translate signs, text messages, speech bubbles, and the like while others do not. I'm left guessing when some characters only communicate through these messages and ...
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Who typically owns the rights to an anime's soundtrack?

I watched episode 7 of Space Patrol Luluco today, and, well, that sure was a thing. Saliently, it featured (I'm spoilering this because, frankly, this is the best anime-related surprise I've gotten ...
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What are typical release cycles?

What are typical release cycles that are used for manga chapters or anime episodes? I'm not asking for specific mangas/animes but simply how often on chapter/anime could be released, eg weekly or ...
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Why not export to America?

I've come across many forums and fan-sites of various anime. It seems that of the 300 million people in America, there's a huge market for anime, specifically in the gaming and streaming industries (...
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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 role did Crunchyroll play in the production of Ojisan and Marshmallow?

I noticed that Crunchyroll appears in the end credits of Ojisan and Marshmallow: Why? Did Crunchyroll play some role in the production other than just streaming the show?
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By number of series, how much of the animation industry is made up by anime?

Today a friend of mine proclaimed that around 70% of the world's cartoon animation entertainment consists of anime. So according to his statement, for every 3 non anime animation series, at least 7 ...
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How long does it generally take to release a soundtrack?

Essentially, I want to know how long it normally takes for soundtracks to be released after an anime's release. Are the soundtracks always released? The main reason I ask is because I want to know ...
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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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Why isn't Digimon consistent with its rule mechanics per story/season title?

After reading this review about Digimon: While the general basis of relationships between the show's kids and their digital companions remained constant over the course of the series, almost ...