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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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Is there filler manga?

Depending on your definition of filler, I would say yes, there are indeed filler arcs in manga. I say this for a few reasons. The other answer on here as I write this assumes that the manga is ...
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Why is anime produced faster than manga?

Mangas are usually written by one person, called the mangaka. The mangaka has to come up with creative ideas, original scenery, character expressions and dialogues while making sure that the story ...
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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 do anime and manga use the same faces?

This is a matter of artistic style and a branding strategy. As a prime example: Studio Ghibli films are arguably the highest-quality anime produced. They painstakingly aim for realism in the ...
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What are the steps involved in making a professional manga?

Interesting question... I searched it up on different websites. This how I found out! Choosing the theme Before anything is done the theme or story is chosen. An idea is needed - What is the genre? ...
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What are these color pages for?

These pages are using spot coloring: This type of printing consists of printing with 1 or more pre-mixed colors (generally 1, 2 or 3 colors at once). Spot printing uses a color system of solid, ...
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Are mangas freeware and shareware?

No? [...] are they Freeware and Shareware? First things first, we have some terminology confusion here. Nobody describes anything besides computer software as "freeware" and/or "shareware". Manga ...
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What phenomenon are at play such that the "Big Four" are limited to four and not a growing list?

I've heard a list of anime referred to as "The Big Four": The first thing to be aware of is this: the idea of the "Big Four" is localized to the English-speaking / Western (possibly just North ...
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Are anime episodes/manga chapters really free?

Yes, there are some legitimate websites on which you can read manga and watch anime for free. Crunchyroll is one of them. While Crunchyroll started out as a site that streamed anime without licenses (...
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Why do anime and manga use the same faces?

Relevant TV Tropes page. It's easier for animators to keep one face pattern and differentiate through other features that are unique to that character - hair colour, hair design, eyes, etc. The love-...
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How do they serialize manga in Japan?

The information that answers your question is on the Wikipedia entry for Manga. They describe the general process about how manga is distributed starting at the "Magazine" level: Magazines ...
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Why is manga typically created with screentones rather than grayscale fills?

These are called Ben-Day dots. Depending on the size and spacing of the dots, you can create different shades using a single colour - or, with a limited colour palette you can produce different shades ...
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How does a mangaka get paid?

To answer this question, we need to take in account the several factors that will decide how and how much they are paid: The number of pages drawn for each issues (20 pages or more). The regularity ...
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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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What phenomenon are at play such that the "Big Four" are limited to four and not a growing list?

As said by a user on Reddit: The term was made to refer to those three manga because for a few years (~2004-2009/10) they were absolute juggernauts in sales and popularity rankings. The term "...
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Can a mangaka continue another mangaka's manga?

Yes, it can. It is usually up to the publisher if they want to pursue continuing a series, depending on who owns the rights (family member tend to have a say in it as well). Note that for HotD, the ...
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What is this sheet Toshinou Kyouko is using?

That's called screentone. The idea is that it's borderline impossible to get a uniform gray that will be reproduced well by a printer if you shade the gray in by hand. Keep in mind that "gray" on a ...
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What differentiates manga from other comics?

One thing I noted for sure is that Manga usually is not drawn in the same style they use for X-Men, Batman, Superman (DC Comics or Marvel). Muscles They tend to be drawn slimmer & less muscular. ...
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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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Why has a new chapter of ‘Nichijou’ been released when the serialization ended in 2015?

The title and the bulk of the question seem to be asking separate questions - the question in the title, why Nichijou is being re-serialized, is relatively easy to answer. The official answer is: ...
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What are the instances where a Weekly Shounen Jump serialized manga would not be released in a given week?

You have to understand that the manga industry is in fact an industry and normal industry situations happen. The reasons behind a manga not coming out can be the same reasons some shop or company ...
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What are the steps involved in making a professional manga?

Following are the standard steps that a Mangaka usually go throw to make a professional Manga. Storyboard Pencil Sketch Inking Computer Editing At first plot or story is required to start. ...
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Which is the manga series with the highest number of volumes?

As described in Wikipedia the manga Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo (Kochikame) is the manga series illustrated by Osamu Akimoto with the highest number of volumes and ended on ...
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How are volumes determined in manga?

There is no fixed rule to decide the boundary of a volume of a Manga. It's upto the mangaka and the publisher to decide where a given volume starts or ends. They're generally published arc-wise to ...
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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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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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Why is Haruhi Suzumiya considered shonen?

The terms "shounen" and "seinen" are assigned to a work for many reasons, none of them really having to do with how intellectual or difficult the work is. The most common criteria are the age group ...
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