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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 feature McDonald’s at one point. Did you want to convey the city in an almost photo-real way? MAKOTO SHINKAI: I wasn’t aiming for photo-realism, but I did want the ...


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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're male, or Shoujo if they're female. People aged from 18 to about 45 are in the Seinen demographic if they're male, or Josei if they're female. Ultimately, ...


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Sure, although it depends heavily on your talents, language, and most of all luck (or alternatively, massive amounts of money). You basically have three paths: Get published as a Light Novel or Webnovel, and get a manga adaptation. Become a story writer for a manga. Commission someone to draw your story into a manga. for all intents and purposes, to break ...


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Japanese anime and manga has developed its own visual language or iconography for expressing emotion and other internal character states. This drawing style is very distinctive with unique facial features and character traits which are very very different from real life and explaining each of them elaborately will make the answer very long. So, let's stick ...


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Nowadays, seems like that style has just been hardwired into KyoAni since the character designer for K-On! and Tamako Market, Horiguchi Yukiko, has already left the studio. Going through a brief history of KyoAni's character designers: DISCLAIMER: I'll be skipping the Munto movie series and the anime it spawned as it's pretty much the same deal as AIR in ...


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Typically, the following are onomatopoeias (words expressing sounds which the Japanese language is abundant with) for eating watermelons / crispy thing. watermelon : shaku shaku (シャクシャク) a sound effect sample crispy thing : kari kari or pari pari (カリカリ or パリパリ) a sound effect sample I haven't watched the scene, but it is unlikely to be a fault. And I can ...


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The pilot didn't get the reaction they wanted, and they conclude that it won't be a money maker. It is, after all, a business.


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Akamaru is loyal ninja hound and Kiba is his best friend, both of them often share each others emotions. He can also understand human language that makes him more reliable. You can read more about Akamaru here


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If you mean reducing the number of frames you have to draw, one method is that you can have a computer interpolate in between some of the frames. Most animation softwares have this feature, including free ones like Blender. Another tip is to keep the background static and only reanimate the characters. Also, Partial Animation is a great technique to reduce ...


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In paper yes (http://mappa.co.jp/mappa_e/contact.html). But, it's more better if you have connection with someone over there or a representative that as one. You might be actually also be better off contacting an animator directly though if the animation project is like really small. Since most animators are contractors / freelancers.


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Because doing so would merely have doomed them to die more slowly. By retreating over the wall the Survey Corps would have been abandoning their horses to die leaving them with no way to leave the area safely. On foot they would have no chance at all to reach the Beast Titan without being crushed by the boulders nor would they have any hope of returning to ...


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so, the short answer is "lighting." Remember that a traditional animation is constructed from multiple elements, layered and photographed together. Static elements such as backgrounds are painted on sheets of glass (plates) and moving elements such as characters are painted on multiple sheets of acetate (cels). Each frame of animation is built by ...


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Not really, since Most anime's are based on popular manga's already published. Making a pilot in the US is byproduct of creator's who try to push their show to producers and executives. If the manga is popular, the anime will no doubt be successful. This is not always the case in the US and Japan. "The Big O" was a miserable failure in Japan, but ...


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