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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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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 ...
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Why do they censor vomiting in anime?

In vomiting scenes, the liquid is censored by rainbow, mosaics or bright light. Why do they censor puke? Blood shedding, killing, fighting, taking alcohol, bad language, nudity (without showing ...
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Why was the first episode of Osumatsu San removed from Crunchyroll?

The first episode of Osumatsu San is no longer available on Crunchyroll. Instead, a message on the right of the episode page states: Due to a decision by the anime's production committee, episode 1 ...
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Why is dubbed anime commercially considered a “premium”?

You can easily, and legally, stream anime for free from services like Crunchyroll, Hulu, directly from the licensing companies (such as from Funimation), and whatnot. But the catch to that free ...
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How was the first anime made?

Anime production nowadays is now pretty much complicated and technologically advanced. I'm curious as to how was anime production back then back in the old days when it was still obscure?
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What are model sheets and why do animators use them?

Model sheets depict characters in their front view, side view, behind, and facial expressions, etc. In anime production animators use these, but what does it contribute in trying to animate?
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Why are some anime OP/ED theme songs sung by Kpop/Korean Artist?

I was watching one piece and noticed that there was a TVXQ name on the credits I am somewhat familiar of SM towns Korean Groups and one of them was named TVXQ I googled and found out that it was ...
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What are Tsurime Eyes and Tareme Eyes? Why do the characters have them?

What are Tareme and Tsurime eyes?
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Does making a TV anime series cost less than making a typical TV series?

According to this post, 10 million yen per episode is the minimum price for making an anime. I am wondering how this price compares to making a typical TV series that film human actor? I guess if the ...
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Why do some anime not have an opening in the first episode?

A lot of anime I've seen don't have openings in the first episode, instead the openings start from the second episode. I cannot particularly name any of them besides Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. Why do ...
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What is “digi-paint”?

I was reading some reviews of this season's new shows, and I somehow happened to run across references to "digi-paint" twice(!): The raw mechanics of producing anime can be a pretty frustrating ...
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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

One of the main ways people in the United States watch anime these days is to stream it online via a streaming service like Crunchyroll or Hulu. Is the online streaming of anime in Japan as popular ...
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Is Bakuman realistic?

Does Bakuman explain the life of a mangaka realistically? Is the way shounen Jack works the exact same as jump?
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What are the positions “CA”, “TK”, and “AP”?

The credits for each episode of Kowabon feature credits for the positions "CA", "TK", and "AP". For example, from episode 11: What are these positions? The official website for Kowabon doesn't list ...
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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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Are there any significant differences between reading mangas as compared to watching the animation? [closed]

The title says it all. Personally, I am not fond of reading and when it comes to this, I'd prefer to watch the anime rather than read its manga. However, there are some who prefer reading the manga. ...
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How are anime soundtracks made for a story?

So say there is a manga. Now who comes up with the soundtrack and composes that according to the anime? Many many soundtracks (instrumental) are masterpieces, and just as equally or even more ...
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Why don't they complete all anime episode before airing?

In Shirobako (an anime about making anime), they only make some first episodes and then continue to finish the other while the anime is airing. This cause some problem when they can't catch up the ...
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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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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

Was Sailor Moon edited for the English version, to show less in the transformation when they are naked? Was it originally meant for children?
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Why are anime girls drawn without pubic hair?

Why are there no hair drawn down there or anywhere apart from FEMALE character's heads in anime? I heard it was illegal from my friend. Were they making it up?
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Is Miss Monochrome's voice computer edited?

In the Miss Monochrome anime series, Miss Monochrome is depicted as an android and thus talks like a robot. Is this computer edited or does Horie Yui actually speak like that?
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How come we never saw Dragons leaving the body of the Dragon Slayers in Fairy Tail (2014)?

We don't see the Dragons leaving the body of the Dragon Slayers except in Natsu's case, even though Igneel mentioned it in Episode 89. Why is that? Did they forget to animate it? [Edit- Note :If they ...
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Why don't anime seasons have a standard amount of episodes?

Anime seasons are generally 12/13 episodes long. There are quite a number of exceptions though, where more or fewer episodes are fitted into the same timeslots. Most notably, however, a season can ...
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What is the reason behind this strange censorship of a specific scene in Tokyo Ghoul?

During the scene where Kurona and Nashiro are fighting Juzo in Season 2 Episode 4, I noticed some censorship. Juzo ends up stabbing Kurona a lot with his knives, but it's blurred out like this: I ...
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Why is it expensive to create realistic faces in the anime industry?

Like Gantz for example has characters with realistic faces instead of big eyes and hair colors but to use to this can be expensive so why is it cheaper to use anime and manga faces that lack realistic ...
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Why did English dubbing anime companies stop dubbing anime songs?

Long time ago the English anime dubbing companies used to dub anime songs. But now they don't dub them. Is there a reason?
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What is typically done when a voice actor for an ongoing series passes away?

It was recently reported that Matsuki Miyu, a voice actress, has passed away, perhaps from pneumonia or related complications (RIP). She voice-acted key characters in as-yet-incomplete shows, ...
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Is there a name for the abbreviated (usually three syllable) title?

Surely the act of abbreviating an anime title to three syllables has a name...? And what is that name? (some of these will show my age) ╔═════════════════════════════════════════════╦═══════════╗ ║ ...
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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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Anime reviewers refer to “art” and “animation” separately. What does each one refer to?

I've read and listened to anime reviewers rate the art and animation of a given title, and I'm not clear which is which, nor specifically what they refer to. I imagine they're referring to the ...
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Is hand draw animation fading? [closed]

3D animation could be dominating the anime industry as Knights of Sidonia(pictured above)is one of animes first 3d television series.So does this mean hand drawn animation is gradually fading?
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How many total BDs and DVDs did The Virgin Witch Maria (Junketsu no Maria) sell?

Pretty simple question. How many total BDs and DVDs did The Virgin Witch Maria (Junketsu no Maria) sell? I wanted to know how well it sold and I don't really know where to find that kind of ...
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For anime series without source material, can the plot be changed while airing?

Like is the plot and scenes determined beforehand, or is it still possible to change details in the story while an anime is airing. If so are there any series?
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Waiting in the Summer and Onegai Sensei seem to plagiarise each other. Is this normal in anime/manga?

Waiting in the Summer and Onegai Sensei have TONS of things in common: Luscious Redhead Alien Main Romantic Interest? Check. Is she a Meganekko (warning: TV Tropes) even though her advanced alien ...
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What does this Treaty have to do with Ecchi Girls?

In an email I got from JList talking about "ecchi girls" (their blog post), it talks about a Treaty of San Francisco Then there's one of the most entertaining character types, the ecchi girl who ...
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Why does Madhouse produce anime with consistently high-quality animation?

That may be my personal observation, but I noticed that anime produced by the production company Madhouse have somewhat-consistently high-quality animation. Even if the anime itself may not be a hit, ...
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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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When did the transition from standard definition (4:3) to widescreen (16:9) for television anime happen?

Modern television anime is produced at an aspect ratio of 16:9 - widescreen/HD. But in the past, television anime was more often produced at an aspect ratio of 4:3 - standard definition. When did the ...
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Meaning of the term 'plotless'

I need an elaborate answer to this question. After one of the answers I got from another question where a particular film jargon ("plotless story") was used, I read a wiki page and found that plot (...
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What's the meaning of 'slice of life' animation?

I recently joined this manga and anime forum and stumbled across this term numerous times. People reviewing different parameters of animes and calling that a "typical" slice of life anime. Is this ...
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Why is Dragon Ball Super's animation quality so terrible? [duplicate]

I've been watching the Dragon Ball Super series from the release date and I keep hating it more and more. I don't know if you guys have noticed it but all battle animations are terrible. Here's an ...
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Why make filler episodes?

The general rule seems to be that filler is made when an anime is being produced faster than the manga. The thing I just can't seem to figure out is How an entire freaking episode takes longer to ...
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What's with the “x” in “Hunter x Hunter” (and other anime/manga)?

I am wondering what the "x" in "Hunter x Hunter" means. To clarify: I am also talking about what the "x" means in general as many other anime/manga also have it in their titles. A quick Google search ...
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What does the position of “theme song assistance”(?) entail?

Over the past 3-4 years, I've been noticing a number of anime that credit a person named 外村敬一 ("SOTOMURA Keiichi", it seems) with 主題歌協力 - something like "theme song assistance". This credit, when ...
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Who produced what on Alexander Senki?

Reading the question Can an animated show created outside Japan be called anime?, I recalled one of the worst shows of my teenage years: Alexander Senki, released in the US as Reign: The Conqueror. ...
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Why are some scenes in shows on Funimation very dark or very oversaturated?

The Funimation version of episode 6 of Arslan Senki had some incredibly dark scenes, to the point where you basically couldn't tell what was going on. In the versions broadcast in Japan, the scenes ...
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Why does all of Grisaia anime series have a weird video format?

Typically when an anime airs, it's resolution is 1280x720 and gets downscaled to 853x480, 640x360, or even upscaled to 1920x1080. However, one of the odd things I noticed about Grisaia no Rakuen is ...
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What are these designs based on?

I've noticed a recurring design in anime, manga, and other Japanese art and I'm wondering where it comes from. It's basically a jet-like machine or creature with a pointed head, tufted "ears", long ...
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Why do characters in some art styles have a broken line for mouths?

Kaname Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Nakano Azusa from K-On! have a broken line for mouths. Why do characters in some art styles have a broken line for mouths? The lines are broken unless ...