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Why is it so rare to see new long running anime series these days?

There are a variety of reasons for this. Some may apply and some may not. The anime series catches up to the Source Material This is by far the most common problem, faced by long running Anime. Once ...
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What is the name of an "interrruption screen" element in the middle of an anime episode?

In Japan, the term is called eyecatch, which is also known as bumper. As the question has mentioned, it's usually to indicate the start and end of the commercial break. In broadcasting, a commercial ...
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Where to submit anime idea?

First of all, I doubt they'd look at any scripts not written in Japanese. Second of all, I'm rather doubtful you'd have much success simply pitching an idea to a studio as a person outside the ...
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Why not export to America?

It may come to a surprise for you, but the anime you typically watch is not what is considered mainstream in its country of origin, unless of course you watch shows made for children and families. In ...
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Why do cross-dressing characters like Hideri Kanzaki usually have high voices?

The whole point of the "trap" archetype is to trick people (both the audience watching the show, and the characters in the show itself) into thinking the character is female when they aren't. If they ...
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Why does the use of CGI in anime seem unrealistic as compared to other western animations?

If by western animation, you mean movies made by studios like Pixar, the major factors in play is the budget and technical expertise. Budget-wise, Pixar has a $200 million budget for "Finding Dory": ...
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How is it that non reliable mangakas get work again and again?

Business-wise, that is not very important because as long as these mangaka still sells, publishing companies would still like to sign a deal with them. To stop these kinds of mangaka from keep having ...
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Can doujinshi get anime adaptations? Also can they become "real" Manga if good enough

If by "doujinshi" you mean "self-published manga that parody other published works" (probably the most restrictive definition), the answer is yes. Examples: Nyoron Churuya-san (a Suzumiya Haruhi no ...
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Is anime1.com a legal site for watching anime?

You might want to see this post: How can I tell if a site is Legal? It lists legal sites for streaming anime and reading/buying manga. Is anime1.com legal? Nope. An immediate indicator that a site is ...
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How is there a McDonalds in Weathering with You?

According to an interview (credits to reddit for the source) with the author, Makoto Shinkai asked for permission to use McDonalds within his works. After some time, his request was granted. You ...
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Why are most anime dubbed in American English, rather than British English?

Because most of the companies that first get the licenses to distribute a series outside Japan in English are based in America. If we look at three of the biggest ones that I can think of off the top ...
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Why do anime films tend to use film actors to voice the anime instead of professional seiyuu?

There are two aspects we can discuss on this topic. Some directors like Miyazaki prefer to hire film actors. He said anime seiyuu is too optimized for anime and does not sound natural. Seiyuu is good ...
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What makes Little Witch Academia a Netflix original series?

It just means that Netflix is the first-run exclusive broadcaster of the content in the regions where Netflix describes it as a "Netflix original". In its List of original programs distributed by ...
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How much did Netflix contribute, as part of the production committee, for Devilman Crybaby?

Interesting as it may seem, we likely will never know the specifics, due to the reasons кяαzєя♦'s comment already pointed out. Non the less, I figured, why not try and ask Netflix themselves? All ...
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Are there any studios with good working conditions?

In ANN there is an article, written by Jennifer Sherman, which talks about the financial and working condition issues present in the Anime industry. More specifically, the article talks about a ...
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Why is it that English dubbed anime shows still use Japanese words such as Senpai and many others?

There are some Japanese words (particularly honorifics) that don't have any good translations. Senpai is a good example of them, though it doesn't actually mean master or teacher. It basically means ...
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Was this really the original American/English-language opening/intro to Sailor Moon? If so, why was it so heavily changed?

I'll preface this answer by admitting that I couldn't find any interviews in which DiC (the company responsible for the original English-language dub) explained why they changed the opening so much. I'...
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Who generally owns the rights for a manga or anime?

summary (final paragraph): Like the five previous examples, the mangaka (or writer) shares the copyright. Since this occurred in six of the five works I looked up, I'll assume it to be the "general ...
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Why is there so much nudity in anime and manga?

To start, you're not really going to see full-frontal nudity in anime. If you look at this question, you can read about censorship laws in Japan and about how--through self-censorship as much as ...
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How is anime as a whole profitable? (If it is)

Merchandise, DVD & Blu-ray sales. If the predicted net profit from the sales of Merchandise, DVD & Blu-ray is low then some studios will hire freelancers. For example, Madhouse is known for ...
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What is that noise when an onsen scene opens up?

The thing which makes these sounds is a type of 鹿威し (Shishi-Odoshi) or scaredeer, it acts similar to as what a scarecrow does, and the sound it makes scares away the wild animals. And as for what ...
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Where to submit anime idea?

An article on Anime News Network titled "How do I get my idea made into an anime?" should be a good read, at least for me it is, which does not pull any punches on delivering the reality of ...
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How could the pilots in mecha anime move their mechas fluently with just primitive controllers?

In-Universe Explanations In the Gundam franchise, this is explained through the use of advanced computer systems that translate simple joystick motions into complex robotic motions. According to in-...
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Can a manga get an anime even if it already has a live action drama?

Whether Takane & Hana will ever receive an anime adaptation is off-topic for this site, since that concerns unannounced future events. However, I will try to address the broader question of ...
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Why do anime production studios never seem to announce if they plan to cancel a series, often just leaving it in limbo for years?

This is because, from the perspective of production, not planning to make more episodes is not the same as definitely will not make more episodes. In the same vein, not planning to drop your phone on ...
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How can you differentiate between the different types of anime?

Shounen, Seinen, Shoujo and Josei are terms for four of the main demographics that manga and anime are marketed to. Broadly: People aged between about 12 and 18 are in the Shounen demographic if they'...
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How are short anime scheduled to be broadcast in Japan?

Bundling multiple shorts into a 30-minute block is reasonably common, yes. Ultra Super Anime Time is perhaps the best known block of this sort, bundling three ~8-minute shorts into a contiguous 30-...
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Why is anime so expensive to make?

As animated television goes, anime is actually made on the cheap. This article goes over the costs per episode of a few different US animated shows; every one of them is more expensive than the cited ...
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Is there such a thing as an 'Indie'/Alternative anime scene?

There's Voices of a Distant Star, which was "directed, written, produced, character designed, storyboarded, cinematographed, edited, and animated by Makoto Shinkai". Essentially an individual effort ...
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Why don't anime studios hire native English speakers?

From time to time non-native Japanese speakers are employed as voice actors in Japan, but it's very unusual. A more ambitious anime production might use native speakers of other languages to voice ...
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