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Where is this picture from? How do I use Reverse Image Search to find the source of an anime/manga image?

So I see an image that I believe is from either an anime or a manga. What are some ways that I can go about finding what series it's from? Try these options: Google reverse image search (browser ...
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What databases and listing sites exist for anime, manga, etc?

What are the major online databases of anime, manga, light novels, visual novels, and other related media? What are the differences between them? To qualify as an answer, the source should list a ...
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How can I identify child-appropriate manga?

I have a 9 year old daughter that has expressed some interest in manga, but I'm having trouble locating series that are appropriate for her age. No one at our local bookstore could offer any advice. ...
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Are there any anime suggestion engines?

In the past, I've used apps that have suggested films, books, or music to me based on a set of items I've enjoyed that I provide to the app. Is there anything like that for anime? Basically I'm ...
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What should a university-level course about manga and anime culture cover as part of its curriculum?

This question is not asking about a course that teaches how to create manga or anime, but a curriculum of a course similar to English literature. Such course would teach the history and culture of ...
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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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Database of legal sites that allow the download of Anime Soundtracks?

I am looking for a list of sites that are legal of course where I can buy and download digital copy for personal use of Anime soundtracks. One that would be good is a legal site where I can actually ...
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Are there any academic journals that focus on anime/manga?

Are there any places that regularly publish anime or manga related academic papers? I'd be interested in reading them and possibly submitting one myself.
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Legal sites for anime in Japanese (raw - no subs or dubs)?

I was browsing on the internet looking for some legal sites that allow free or paid streaming of animes that are not subbed, are still in Japanese and are not dubbed. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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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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Where do I find a table / listing of all currently airing anime series?

Is there a website or any kind of document that shows all currently airing series in Japan? Airing dates and times would be great too.
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Looking for manga apps which filter out mature content

My son is into manga and anime. When I look for 'kid-friendly' sources for him to read and watch, I make sure that they filter out the mature stuffs. Currently, he has the Crunchy Roll app, and it ...
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Apps for offline manga reading

Recently my partner has grown very fond of Anime/Manga of all sorts. She has several applications on her iPhone allowing her to view manga. I would like to know what you all believe the best method is,...
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Where can one learn about viewership ratings for anime?

In the U.S., companies like Nielsen track viewership of television programs. What is the equivalent of this for Japanese television programs (and, in particular, anime), if any?
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Is there an official site for anime and manga ranking?

Is there any official site for anime and manga ranking? I know some site for anime and manga, and they have some kind of rating and ranking, but their rating and ranking are different. I'm wondering ...
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Where can I get listings of convention locations and dates?

My interest in anime and manga is largely a solitary pursuit that consists of me watching copious amounts of animated TV shows and answering questions on this site -- I don't really collect ...
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Where can I find ratings of anime OPs and EDs?

I'm looking for ratings of opening and ending animated sequences (aka OP and ED). Usually an anime has multiple OP and ED sequences for each season and sometimes even more than one of each per season. ...
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Is there somewhere where the Stretch exercises are compiled?

The manga Stretch is a story about two girls living together who come to love stretching. Usually the stretches they do are introduced in a small panel with a little bit of demonstration: However, ...
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When I use online manga readers, does the mangaka get any income from it?

I usually read manga from online readers, specifically MangaPanda. Am I contributing to a mangaka's income by reading from such websites? Are they licensed to distribute them online?
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How can I improve the frame rate of a low frame rate anime?

After reading Senshin's question about why Sidonia no Kishi has such low framerate, I wondered: is there not a way to improve an anime's frame rate on our end, similar to the way HDTV's do? What are ...
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Sources for Christian themes and motifs in Naruto?

Compared to some of its contemporary shounen titles, Naruto draws heavily on a variety of religious and mythological sources to inform its narrative, themes and cosmology. Kishimoto's use of explicit ...
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Is there a mobile app where you can read manga as well as watch anime from?

I guess the question is as detailed as it can get: I'm looking for a legal mobile app where you can read manga as well as watch anime from. Looking forward for your answers.
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How can I know if an anime is episodic or has a continuous plot?

I keep searching for a website or forum that can classify an anime as episodic without reading reviews or plots (because I really hate spoilers), but I couldn't find any. Is there a way to know if a ...
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Is there a way to directly donate to support a comic / light novel / animation?

In many times we are viewing a story without paying. It can be an animation broadcast on television. It can be comic or light novel that is only translated by volunteer online and one is forced to ...
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How can I easily find all languages a show has been dubbed into?

I usually only watch anime with the original Japanese voice actors, since I've had bad experiences with dubs in the past. However, I'm sometimes interested in watching a show dubbed in something that ...
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Which anime's female character was the most famous across the internet in 2015?

Which anime's female character was the most famous across the internet from JAN-2015 to MARCH-2016 (Winter 2015 to Spring 2016)? For clarification purpose: My question is focused on data such as ...
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Is there a site which has lists of anime/manga/novels and has up-to-date information on release dates?

I was watching Bodacious Space Pirates and finished it last night. I know there is a movie coming out in 2014 but it feels as if the anime was an adaptation of something. I searched Anime News ...
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Where can we find dialogues related to anime?

I remember that the actual way that I learned to be fluent in English were by watching a lot of English movies. Since, I stepped foot on Japanese anime and I wanted to learn Japanese in the same way. ...
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List of official anime releases

I want to find a regularly updated list of official anime home video releases (ie DVD/BluRay/digital), English dubbed/subtitled and available globally, preferably sorted by date of release. Does such ...
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Where can I find the transcripts of anime episodes online?

I am looking around the internet for the transcripts for anime series and their episodes but cannot find one in particular for Attack on Titans. I was searching around the internet for a while and ...
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How do I figure out the contents of doujinshi?

I have been to Japan and saw all these doujinshi manga which all look really interesting just by their cover. But how do Japanese people actually figure out the content of these books? There is no ...
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What is a good way to keep track of the episode you're up to?

So I have a list in notepad that I use to keep track of what episode I have watched: ********** Latest episode that I have watched: ********** A Certain Magical Index Season ...
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Where can I find mecha schematics?

I am writing a short story and need the schematics of the Escaflowne or any other mecha robot to add details to my story. Transformers schematics work too. Particularly, the torso part of the rider ...
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How do you extract texts into a text format that you can copy and paste from visual novels? [closed]

Let's say you want to extract texts from the visual novel for the purpose of looking up the word in the dictionary, or feeding them into a machine translator. How would one go about accomplishing this?...
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where can we find and watch ONAs?

ONA is an anime that is directly released onto the Internet. And from my understanding, it should be like youtube site where you can watch it however you like, with video streaming or download it. ...
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Where can I watch Seiyuu shows?

By Seiyuu shows I mean things like Hanazawa Kana's Hanazawa Kana Hitori de Dekiru kana, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu's Matsuoka Restaurant. Is there anywhere where one can watch them completely with ...
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What app has the most comprehensive selection of English-translated digital manga?

I've been wanting to start reading more English-translated digital manga on my Kindle Fire HD, but I like books published by many different companies, and I'd like to keep any potential digital manga ...
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Where can I watch "Attack on Titan" in Germany since it's not available on Crunchyroll?

I will be honest, I am not a fan of Anime. But my daughter is. I wanted to surprise her with Anime gift. Long story short, we live in Germany. For a while she was mentioning a cool website where one ...
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Are there any numbers (estimates) for how many anime shows have been adapted from manga, light novels, visual novels, and games?

How big a portion of anime gets adapted from different sources like manga, light novels, visual novels, and video games in general? Has there ever been published a study or numbers that looked into ...
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What are some free streaming services besides Crunchyroll which stream English Dubbed shows?

According to my information, Crunchyroll provides streams of anime and is legal. It has tons of anime, most of them are only english subbed. The biggest issue regarding Crunchyroll is that most of the ...
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Where can I legally download SAO light novel in English?

Are there any legal sites where I can download the complete English Sword Art Online light novel? I can't seem to find translated ones.
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How can we sort manga (by genre) within Crunchyroll's manga utility or mobile app?

I've been considering getting a Crunchyroll membership primarily for the manga rather than the anime. Looking on their site, Crunchyroll does not have anyway to organize and parse through their manga ...
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Where can I legally read HxH manga in English?

I'm going on a trip and want to read some manga on the airplane. So I was wondering if there is a way to legally download manga to a PC?
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Is there a real version of "Understanding People's Feelings" series (the book series Sai reads)?

The character Sai, reads a book which has stuff like The bond between 2 people increases when you give them a nickname. And When a woman feeds you, it is a clear sign that she likes you. I ...
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Where can I buy English translated Clockwork Planet light novels?

Where can I find English translated Clockwork Planet light novels? Are there online shops which sell translated copies?
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Is there an app or program that relates anime & manga with their source material?

Long story short, there are relations between literature and plays that are source material for anime and manga and I'm looking for an app that relates them. Examples of such relationships are: The ...
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Is there a database for translated Drama CD Scripts?

a number of Anime like Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Pella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Stay Night and Games like Ar Tonelico, Sono Hanabira and Megaman Zero have some soundtracks which are actually Audio ...
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What are some good manga books to teach English to non-native speakers aged 10 to 14? [closed]

I teach English in China to elementary and middle-school kids. I have a group of students who have already learned English for 4-6 years. Now that they have a good foundation, I'm looking for reading ...
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Where can I watch Koe no Katachi?

Koe no Katachi has already been released but I can't find it anywhere. I only found the trailer. Where can I watch it legally?
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Lists of anime in plaintext

I'm trying to find lists of anime by genre in plaintext. Basically, the issue is that every anime list I can find online (MAL, ANN, Anime Planet) is stylised in some way, which isn't conducive to copy-...