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 do anime and manga use the same faces?

Many shows use the same face template throughout. Why do they use this?
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Why don't more video games get full anime adaptations?

In this definition of "video game", I am purposely excluding visual novels. By "video game", I generally mean anything you can play on a console (e.g. Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, ...
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Why does anime air in 4 seasons per year of ~13 episodes?

Most likely, the actual seasons are not a cause for the television broadcasting schedule in Japan. Furthermore, the seasons themselves don't much align to actual seasons, with "Spring 2015" ending in ...
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Which was the first anime to receive a English dub?

With this question and this question both receiving some attention recently, it made me think - which anime was the first to receive a dub? Some of the first anime available in western countries such ...
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Where was “In This Corner of the World" funded?

In This Corner of the World (or Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) was announced recently to be funded for an anime adaption. However, I can't find the original source of the crowdfunding campaign. I'd like ...
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Why is anime limited in animation?

Like when you watch a character talk in anime you'll notice he/she is not lip syncing the words he/she pronounces: their mouths move up and down and appear to be looping. This limited animation ...
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Why do anime production studios keep the rights to anime which they don't plan on continuing?

There are a lot of anime that have a first season, but no second season, even though there is enough material to produce another season. There are also a few anime which are dubbed, but only up to a ...
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Why is there a warning about diseases you can contract in farms at the end of Silver Spoon Season 2?

Here's the subject of my question. The last screen of the second season of Silver Spoon show this text. One of the sentences is really disturbing. Translated, it says: Visiting the places and ...
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“Wish” in the credits of Code Geass and Steins;Gate?

I've recently started watching anime. I've watched Code Geass R1 and R2 and now I've just started Steins;Gate. I was surprised to see that in both series' ending credits the word "Wish" appears ...
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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 some translated anime needlessly subbed twice?

Scenario: A streaming site has streaming rights to an anime and then a different company picks up the title for DVD/Bluray viewing. Question: Does the second company have to re-subtitle the show ...
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When did the trend of doing a Title Drop on the last episode started, and what is the reason of doing it?

Several anime series (I would say half of them) do a Title Drop on the last episode: the final episode's title is the same as the series'. Around when did it become so commonplace, and what are the ...
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What are the anime censorship laws in the United States?

I have a similar question to ask. What are the anime censorship laws in the United States? There appears to be major culture difference between United States and Japan and I am not sure if that ...
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Why do some Anime have Loli Teachers?

I've noticed that in some Anime, the teachers are very short/little, I mean they look like elementary school kids. The anime I'm talking about are: Strike the Blood Noucome Toaru Majutsu no Index I'...
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What are the main reasons for filler episodes? [duplicate]

This isn't a question about a specific anime. However, I wonder why filler episodes exist. At first, I thought it was to allow the manga to advance a bit more when the anime was catching up. However, ...
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Why is anime produced faster than manga?

Anime is colorful. It has voice and music. It contains tens of thousands of frames. It requires advanced computer software and high level of technology. On the other hand, manga is nothing but a ...
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What is the simplified art style called that is often used when a character is emotional?

If there's even a name for it? I saw this question that explains why but I'd love to know if there's a name for it. The linked question mentions superdeformed but I figured there's a Japanese name, ...
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Why are the eyes in front of the hair?

In anime, strands of hair often disappear or stop short in front of the eyes. I've seen this often enough that maybe there's a reason or at least an origin of the pattern. Why do the artists do this? ...
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Why do animes have this “milky”-like texture?

So I've always noticed this for years watching anime, I always look at anime characters and they seem to have to kind of milky/blurry texture on their skin/clothes. It's not to noticeable to some ...
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Why are some anime and manga unlicensed?

Usually, I see that all anime and manga are licensed! But sometimes I see that some anime or manga are not licensed. Why is that so? Therefore, I am asking what is the difference between licensed and ...
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How do 3D objects coincide with traditional 2D animation?

I was watching an episode of Shirobako. I love how the anime gives you a slight in-depth view on the production process. However, something I can't get my mind around is those few segments that ...
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Parasyte anime 20 years after the manga finished - Why?

My question is Why? Most manga that have anime adaptions get them while they are still on-going (even if the manga ends during the initial anime run.) Can anyone give/think of a reason why they ...
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Can Crunchyroll's translations (subtitles, dubs, manga) be considered official translations?

Crunchyroll licences anime for simultaneous streaming (simultaneous with the Japanese TV airing, in some cases), so it should have early access to the material to be translated. I won't touch on how ...
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What's with the taped over speech-bubbles in the preview?

I just finished episode 24 of EVA, and I noticed that the last two previews I'd seen looked a lot "rougher". The preview after episode 24 consists of a series of what seem to be rough drawings or ...
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Why do lots of anime titles have ☆ in them?

☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃☆☃ Why do some shows have the star ☆ in them? I understand it makes it look cool, but it seems to be the only non-standard character that's used in ...
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Why did they air all four Tsukimonogatari episodes in one day?

The most recent story of the Monogatari series, Tsukimonogatari, has just aired and has all of its four episodes aired on one day. The same thing happened with Hanamonogatari which aired on August 6, ...
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What are the reasons for producing short-form anime?

Short-form anime (or tanpen anime, see Is there official terminology for anime series that run less than the standard length?) are relatively common, with at least a few each season. It seems ...
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What was the first anime that used a split-cour format?

Split-cour airing format is a noticeable trend in the anime industry recently. Unlike most multi-season shows that are aired two or more seasons in succession, split-cour shows have a break in between ...
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Why was Yamakan replaced by Takemoto as director of Lucky Star?

When Lucky Star began airing, the show's director was Yamamoto Yutaka ("Yamakan", as he is often referred to). However, after 4 episodes, he was taken off the project and replaced by Takemoto Yasuhiro ...
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Questions about the Korean dubbed Aria series and OPs

Question 1 I have noticed that in the Korean dub version of the Aria series, the OP and ED songs are not only subtitled, but are also sung in Korean. How common is it to also dub the OP and ED songs ...
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Who applies censorship on an ecchi anime?

In my few years of watching anime, I have noticed varied amounts of ecchi-ness portrayed and the corresponding censorship it generates. I mentioned "varied" because I have noted differences in ...
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What are OVAs and how are they different from Specials?

I often see that a lot of Anime series have a few extra episodes. Some are explicitly labeled as Specials, others labeled as OVAs. I get Specials, but I don't quite understand the term OVAs. I ...
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Is intentionally producing a lower quality TV release unique to anime?

A lot of shows nowadays are significantly censored or badly drawn for TV release. When the home media versions come out, they are uncensored and in some cases redrawn in certain areas. Kagerou ...
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What does it mean for animation to be done “on ones” or “on twos”?

Animation is sometimes described as being done "on ones" or "on twos" or "on threes". What does that mean?
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Why is the childhood friend trope commonly seen in anime?

I've noticed that most anime, especially in genres like slice of life and romantic comedies, there is at least one character that plays the role of the childhood friend (osananajimi). This is often ...
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Why do anime (in general) have so much time in between seasons?

Many shows in America (I am using the US as example because I live here) have TV shows announced almost right away. There aren't usually gaps of more than a year in between seasons. However, for ...
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Why is the anime of Akame ga Kill so different from the manga?

I haven't read the manga of Akame ga Kill, but I have read that it is really different from the anime. They even skipped 10 chapter of the manga completely. Why did they decide to do that? Was it ...
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Is there a huge difference in the amount of male vs. female protagonists in anime and manga?

I'm wondering if there's an imbalance in Japanese society as there is in American society. Or if anyone has come across a survey that found the percent of female vs. male protagonists in anime and ...
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What does “shirobako” mean in terms of the anime?

Shirobako is supposed to mean white box, and is a conjunction of "shiro" (white) and "hako" (box). The "h" in "hako" turns into a "b" when you join the two words. Thanks @LoganM for the explanation. ...
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Is there any other studio that is known for a quirk like how Shaft has its famous head tilt? [closed]

I think another example of a quirk could be when an anime sometimes has the same thing or idea appearing in many of its series that the studio has produced.
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Will the Japanese version RWBY remake the animation or just be changing the voice actors and actresses?

I saw this and read on the news that RWBY was going to be dubbed by Japanese. I was wondering if the Japanese version would remake the animation, like anime style, or use the original animation, just ...
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What is the software to create this type of anime? [closed]

This site is have an beatiful anime style: Tofugu.com Anyone know what is the software to draw this anime style?
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Does Sailor Moon Crystal contain the Black Moon arc of the manga (Pluto and Chibiusa)?

Has it been officially stated anywhere by a representative at the production company whether Sailor Moon Crystal's 26 total episodes cover the Black Moon arc of the manga (Chibiusa, Sailor Pluto, and ...
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Why do some English Dubs leave untranslated Japanese Text?

I started to notice it consistently happening. For example, in Durarara!!, a character communicates through text messages. In the English dub (or, at least the version I watched), these are left ...
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What would cause an anime series to be transferred to another studio?

Specifically, I noticed the transfer of studios for Log Horizon (Satelight to Studio Deen), Surely there are more anime series that have changed studios. Why does this happen?
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Why is Haruhi Suzumiya considered shonen?

Why is Haruhi Suzumiya considered shonen ? There are some serious and hard to interpret dialogs in the series. Or is it considered a shonen with some seinen mixed anime ?
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Why change an anime series into a recap movie?

I'm wondering why would an anime that featured several episodes be compiled into a movie. For example Attack on titan spanned 26 episodes that were later compiled into 2 movies. Another example is ...
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How much content is required at minimum for a manga to get anime adaptation?

How many chapters or volumes of manga is required at minimum for a manga to get anime adaptation once the decision is made? I mean some animes start airing while their manga is still being released ...
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Who is the main target audience of yuri titles?

I know that yaoi is famous for its fangirls, but I was wondering what the case was for yuri. I have only occasionally seen yuri fangirls being referenced in anime, and these shows have a cast that is ...
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Why was there never a dub for Skip Beat?

I don't quite understand it - the manga is popular, ongoing and their are plenty of fans, and yet - from what I've researched - there was never a North American licence and never an English dub. Why ...