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Why are anime girls drawn without pubic hair?

I believe Japan's obscenity laws have some particular rules regarding pubic hair. Also, often hentai artists prefer a hairless body for their particular demographic / fetish / etc. Up until the mid ...
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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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Why do some anime not have an opening in the first episode?

Several reasons: Production cost, first impression, spoilers. Theme songs are commonly used to save money on production. Draw that opening once and show 90 seconds of a roughly 22-minute episode ...
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Why don't they complete all an anime's episodes before it airs?

As Justin Sevakis mentions in his article on The Anime Economy: Anime production is an extremely labor-intensive proposition, employing the services of up to 2,000 people per episode around the world....
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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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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

In general, Sailor Moon was heavily edited for the US release as detailed by fans for example here. In particular nudity was avoided as exemplified below. The source of these images is this ...
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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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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

Though I watched the original English dub when it first aired on TV in the U.S., I do not follow any of the details about it, so I will not attempt to answer the first half of your question, but I can ...
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Why do they censor vomiting in anime?

Simply put, nobody wants to see the vomit of anyone as it is so creepy and disgusting that even children will not like it. There can be many reasons behind this: 1. Gross and disgusting or creepy ...
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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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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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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

As mentioned in the article: How Is Online Streaming Doing in Japan? In terms of YouTube and Nico Nico, both services are quite entrenched. Nico Nico's growth has slowed substantially, clocking in ...
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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 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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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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Does making a TV anime series cost less than making a typical TV series?

In most of the cases, yes. As mentioned in the article: "How Do Anime Budgets Compare to American Animation Budgets?": The answer is still "much, much cheaper." The average American 2D TV series ...
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