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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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1answer
24k views

How much does a typical anime episode or series cost to make?

While it's pretty easy to find what is the budget for most anime feature films like those from Studio Ghibli, the average cost for making an anime series, much less an episode, is not readily ...
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5answers
804k views

What's the difference between the FMA and FMA Brotherhood series?

I haven't watched Anime in many years, but recently I've had time to get back into it. I've seen that one of my favorite series, Fullmetal Alchemist, has done a series reboot. What I'm wondering is: ...
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4answers
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Was Lelouch the person driving the cart in the last scene of Code Geass R2?

At the ending of Code Geass R2, the last scene showed someone whose face wasn't showed riding a horse-pulling-cart with CC. I believe that it is indeed Lelouch (who was previously stabbed by Suzaku ...
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2answers
94k views

What is the first ever produced anime and manga?

What is the first anime ever produced in Japan? And what is the first anime film and first anime series produced? I heard that it was Astro Boy, is that true? And what is the first ever manga ...
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Which episodes of the Naruto anime are core plot and which are filler?

For both the original Naruto series and Shippuuden, which episodes should I watch if I want to avoid the filler? I'm only interested in core plot and character developments. To make this question a ...
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Can I increase my lifespan by killing myself using the Death Note?

Suppose I wrote that I will be killed by a UFO falling from space in the year 2315 while I am lifting. Will the Note increase my lifespan? In other words, will I still be alive by then?
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Is it possible to kill people indirectly with the Death Note?

Rule X in the Death Note states: Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply ...
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9answers
76k views

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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6answers
32k views

Why do many characters tend to have crazy hair colors and styles?

It's fairly common that anime characters tend to have "wilder" hair than most people we see in real life. This can be seen as far back as Neon Genesis Evangelion (though somewhat mild) from the 90s (...
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1answer
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What are the anime censorship laws in Japan?

I know that there are censorship laws in Japan (which is why you end up with things like tentacles instead of genitalia). What are the laws, and are they the same as the laws for live-action ...
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4answers
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Can an animated show created outside Japan be called Anime?

The "Anime" called "Torkaizer" which will be created in Alter Ego Productions animation studio in Abu Dhabi is created outside Japan but is called Anime officially, can a cartoonic show created ...
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2answers
498k views

Which episodes of Bleach are filler?

I want to watch Bleach, but the anime has a lot of filler content not in the manga. I'd rather not watch the filler content and only watch the episodes which are directly related to the plot. To be ...
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1answer
1.0m views

Where do the Naruto movies fall in the timeline?

I know that the Naruto movies are outside the timeline in the sense that they don't affect whatever happens after them. However, they must fall somewhere in the Naruto timeline — based on who are in ...
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1answer
71k views

What is a “cour”?

I often hear shows talked about as being some number of "cours". For example, Evangelion is apparently "two cours", while Madoka is "one cour". But what on earth does "cour" mean? I can't find it in ...
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3answers
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What is the in-universe chronological order of the Monogatari Series?

I have Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, and learned that Monogatari Series Second Season is being streamed by Aniplex, which means that Nekomonogatari would have been streamed at some point and that ...
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7answers
10k views

Have there been any anime with actual product placement?

In Steins;Gate, Dr. Pepper is mentioned several times as the "An Intellectual Drink, For The Chosen Ones". I've seen a lot of other shows that have stores or products with similar names to the real-...
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3answers
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What are all the marriages and child relationships following the final chapter?

In the last chapter of Naruto, some characters got married, and some of them had kids. What is the entire husband-wife-kids set?
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3answers
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Does the Vampire Knight manga have additional story that the anime doesn't?

I've watched the Vampire Knight anime. I really like the story so far but find it frustrating that the anime doesn't finish off the story. I'm trying to figure out if it is worth reading the manga. ...
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1answer
20k views

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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15answers
172k views

When and where does Attack on Titan take place?

Is the setting of "Attack on Titan" (Shingeki no kyojin) supposed to be Earth in the distant future and Titans suddenly appeared out of nowhere and devolved society to medieval level of technology? Or ...
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3answers
57k views

What does 'moe' mean?

I've now watched quite a few anime and I'm still at a loss as to what the term moe represents. Is there an agreed upon definition for it? If a character is moe, what does that mean?
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6answers
252k views

Why did Kaneki's hair change color?

At the start of the series, Kaneki's hair is dark brown, except in the OP, where it we see an image of him with white hair. In episode 11, we see a final scene of Kaneki, his hair having turned white. ...
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2answers
407k views

Will I miss anything by watching Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the other series?

I've read that Dragon Ball Z Kai is an HD remaster and recut of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. However, Kai has 98 episodes while Dragon Ball has 153 and Z has almost 300. If I watch only Dragon Ball ...
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9answers
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Is it possible to combine all five chakra elements?

The title says it all... but I'll elaborate: Initially we see techniques derived from a single chakra element (Katon, Doton, Suiton, Fuuton and Raiton). These are the most common, since usually a ...
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1answer
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How are the themes and songs picked for a particular series?

Are the opening/ending themes, insert songs, and background music created specifically for the series they represent, or are they just picked by the producers/production committee based on how well ...
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Why do Kurama and Gyuki appear as chakra while other bijuu don't?

In Naruto, Kurama (the Nine-tailed bijuu) appears as chakra, as does Killer B's bijuu, Gyuki. Other bijuu, however, don't appear that way. What is different between them?
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How did Goten and Trunks become Super Saiyan so easily?

Most Saiyan (Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, etc.) who evolved into Super Saiyan had trouble fulfilling one of the requirements to evolve: Their rage or other emotions had to be extreme. However, there are two ...
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4answers
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What are the differences between the Akame Ga Kill! manga and anime?

First of all, why was the anime completed before the manga? As far as I am aware, the anime is ahead of the latest manga chapters by a large margin. I've heard that the anime actually differs from ...
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3answers
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What will happen to the tailed beast if the jinchuruki is killed?

It is shown in the anime that the jinchuruki is caught and the tailed beast is extracted and sealed into the Demonic statue by the Akatsuki. What will happen if the jinchuruki is killed somewhere else?...
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Which Akame ga KILL! manga should I read if I want to continue the storyline of the anime?

I saw there are various manga with Akame ga KILL! in their names. The ones I have found are: Akame ga KILL! Akame ga KILL! Zero Which one should I read if I want to continue the storyline of the ...
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5answers
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In what order should I watch the Ghost in the Shell series?

The Ghost in the Shell series is comprised of several movies and animated TV series. TV series: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Ghost in the Shell: Arise ...
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What is the viewing order of Fate-related works?

I've watched just the 2006 Fate/Stay Night anime series. I know there are other series in the franchise (Fate/Zero, Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya), as well as the Unlimited Blade Works movie, and the ...
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9answers
27k views

What is the purpose of characters shouting out the name of their attack?

It seems to me that in a lot of anime (Naruto, Dragon Ball, Gurren Lagann, and Digimon are four that come to mind), characters or creatures who perform an attack tend to shout its name, almost as if ...
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1answer
47k views

What does the 'D' stand for in all the names?

There are a lot of characters with the middle initial "D". Is this an indication of something, or do they really all just have middle initials of the letter D? If they are initials, do we know what ...
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How is it possible that Kanade has Otonashi's heart?

I was just wondering this, since Kanade clearly entered the afterlife before even Yurippe did, yet Otonashi arrived later. Technically, Kanade must've died after Otonashi, so how is this possible?
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Why do some Sharingan eyes have unique Mangekyou abilities?

Itachi, Sasuke, Madara's Sharingan and Danzo's "Sharingan" eyes have the "standard" Mangekyou abilities of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, Izanagi and Izanami. (Granted not all of them have used all ...
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2answers
105k views

How long is the longest running anime series?

I know that the Pokemon anime has over 800 episodes, and One Piece has 600+ episodes, but I've heard that they are not in the top 10 of anime with the most number of episodes. So what anime is ...
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How are the Tenchi timelines related?

Between Muyo, Universe, GXP, and Ryo-ohki, I'm thoroughly confused. Sometimes Tenchi series seem to be related (Ryo-ohki and Universe) and sometimes not (GXP). What are all the Tenchi series, are they ...
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How did the sweatdrop originate?

I can kind of handwave or fanwank the origin of things like the exasperated faceplant or the vein popping out when a character is comedic-angry, and even the trope of Japanese flag fans coming out ...
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Would a water manipulating Devil Fruit user be able to swim?

If all Devil Fruit users in One Piece anime are not capable of swimming, what about a Devil Fruit user whose ability is to control water? Can such a person able to swim or evade the Devil Fruit's ...
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Do we know how Senju Hashirama died?

The wiki says that Hashirama died shortly after the creation of Konohagakure. Do we know how he died? I mean, he was powerful enough to stand up to Madara, so I feels like it would be no small thing ...
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In One Piece, does a Devil Fruit reappear after the user dies?

In chapter 702, we see Ace's Devil Fruit 'Mera Mera no Mi' being showcased as the prize of the event held in the Colosseum. The announcer of the event mentions that the "fruit is reborn." Does it ...
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Is it possible to duplicate eyes?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga viewers. Is this exploitable? Can I repeat this cycle of transplant and revive to duplicate strong eyes? How does that work really?
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Why did Tokyo Ghoul √A completely deviate from the manga?

The first episode of Tokyo Ghoul √A aired today, and at the end (obvious spoiler), Kaneki went with Aogiri (we don't know why yet). However, I read that in the manga, he did the exact opposite. ...
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At what point does the 2003 series and Manga/Brotherhood series start to diverge?

I just finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 series. I would like to read/watch the manga/Brotherhood anime now. Does anyone know at what chapter the story of FMA2003 and the story of the manga/...
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Is Highschool of the Dead on hiatus again?

I was really happy when I heard that HoTD would be continued. And even happier when the first new chapter actually came. but now after several months of waiting there still has been no other chapter. ...
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What's the difference between Kage Bunshin no Jutsu and Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu?

While the Kage Bunshin no Jutsu seems to be taught, the Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu is sealed, so nobody can learn the jutsu. Does that mean that there's a difference between these jutsus, aside from ...
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2answers
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Name of hair style with one strand sticking upwards

I always forget what this special hairstyle is called, which is shared by some characters. I'll give some examples, I think it should be clear what I mean. Edward Elric also has this wisp(?), but I ...
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When did Kakashi and Obito awaken their Mangekyou Sharingan?

In chapter 604 of the manga, it is shown that Kakashi kills Rin. This fulfills the requirement to activate the Mangekyou Sharingan. So that should have been the moment when Kakashi was able to use the ...

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