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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Has the popularization of streaming anime changed the anime industry?

Has the increasing availability of streaming anime on the web from providers like YouTube, CrunchyRoll, and NicoNico Douga affected how big label anime studios and publishers, both domestic and ...
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What technique is used to draw the lifelike backgrounds in the movie Ponyo?

In the movie Ponyo, the backgrounds (the clouds, pictured below) are not done in a typical anime style. Instead, they are much more lifelike and 3D. What is the technique used to do this? Is this ...
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Is “Kiyosumi High School Mahjong Club” from Saki a real-life organization?

According to MyAnimeList (see Producers section), AnimeNewsNetwork, CrunchyRoll, and a number of less reputable sites, an organization called "Kiyosumi High School Mahjong Club" took part in the ...
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Anime that is based from a western movie

There are a lot of western movies that are based from anime, such as Dragonball Evolution, Tekken, Blood the Last Vampire (based on Blood+), and Street Fighter. The Matrix movie is also strongly ...
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Has Japan stopped producing anime based on western stories?

I did some research to see if there exists an anime that was based on western stories and I have found some here (including the only one I can remember, Cinderella Monogatari). I have noticed that all ...
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Where did character popularity polls originate?

I know that manga publishers such as Weekly Shonen Jump hold character popularity contests for mangas such as Naruto and Bleach. Where did this originate and why is it done?
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Was CosPrayers deliberately bad?

If you've seen CosPrayers, you probably remember it as one of the worst anime you've watched. The story made no sense, with many important story elements being cut out entirely. The characters had no ...
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Why do many anime not follow the manga? Why are they usually made shorter?

Many anime do not follow the manga history and are made shorter. However there are a few that do follow it or try to finish the history with the manga like the big three (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece), ...
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When and why did the trend of 1:30-long openings and endings begin?

I've started to notice lately that the vast majority of anime (that I can find, anyway) seems to have opening (OP) and ending (ED) sequences which are 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Some examples (...
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Anime for colorblind people?

Is there any anime created for colorblind people? In general anime productions have a strong use of colors to increase the dramatic effect, but colorblind people miss it and sometimes lose track of ...
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What are the steps involved in producing an anime?

I had a few ideas on how an animations are produced documentaries of western animation, but I was curious of how the process works in Japanese animation. What are the typical order and steps ...
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What are the responsibilities of key staff members in an anime production?

With any given series, there's a lot of names and titles being thrown around in the opening and closing credits. What are the typical key roles (E.g., art director, color-setters (iro shitei), ...
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Has an anime ever come out before the manga was published?

I got into a debate with a friend about whether or not it's possible for an anime to come out before its manga. He claimed that there were several instances where the anime actually preceded the ...
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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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Is “Anime Studio” animation software used professionally in making anime? [closed]

Is Anime Studio used by any popular Anime studios for actual, commercial Anime production? I know it's fairly common with amateurs and quite a few Western Animation professionals, but has it ever ...
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What defines one “season” of anime?

From what I've been able to follow, the seasons of anime shows have been tied to thirteen week blocks, directly correlating with the actual season in Japan (for instance, this is the Winter 2013 ...
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What was the controversy with Kokoro Connect?

There were several news articles during the airing of Kokoro Connect regarding some sort of a controversy during the production of the anime. This lead to a pretty substantial boycott effort. I didn't ...
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Are anime budget and worldwide gross data publicly available?

On Wikipedia there are two lists about box office bombs and highest-grossing films. On nearly every movie page on Wikipedia, there are two values: budget and box office, showing how much a film costs ...
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Why do some anime in Japanese contain English?

It seems that many anime and manga aired or printed in Japanese, before they are dubbed or localized, contain English text or lyrics. I've tagged a couple of examples here. The first is from ...
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How involved was Akira Toriyama in the production of Dragon Ball GT?

I always had this doubt about whether Dragon Ball GT was an official, canonical sequel of Dragon Ball Z or not. I know that Akira Toriyama helped in the development, but did he write any of it?
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Why are there so many fillers in long-running animes?

The most obvious answer everyone over the Internet is giving to this question is "Because anime is produced much faster compared to manga, they need to put in fillers in order to slow down the anime ...
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Are anime and manga subsidized or actively used by Japanese government to promote Japanese culture/relations internationally?

Around 2003-2005, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) produces some documents highlighting the importance of manga and anime to promote Japan culture and international/business relations ...
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What differentiates anime from regular cartoons?

In my region, people don't know the difference between anime and regular cartoons. When they see me watching anime, or they hear about it somehow, they say that I'm watching a regular cartoon and ...
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What happens when a seiyuu cannot continue working on a production?

Voice acting is one of the many things that can make an anime movie, OVA or TV series successful or not, and some seiyuu gain their own followings or are treated like idols. What happens if, say, a ...
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Is anime production more efficient than manga production?

To explain, I want to know whether it is more efficient to produce anime or manga, and why. Anime: Needs to be made frame by frame need people to record voice. Manga: Needs lots of paper has to ...
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Do anime usually lose money?

It seems as though a lot of anime go through a production cycle where they put out a series that seems fairly popular, but ends long before the manga's storyline does. Obviously, a big reason for ...
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What software is used for making anime? [closed]

Is there any particular software or software family specifically designed for making anime? Are they drawing all the frames of motion scenes, or does a software automatically generate them? For ...