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How can I identify child-appropriate manga?

The content deemed acceptable for Japanese children generally differs from the concept in other countries; manga contains all genres of stories, so one cannot responsibly presume that just because a ...
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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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Where is this picture from? How do I use Reverse Image Search to find the source of an anime/manga image?

This can also be done with GIFs. Some GIFs on the internet do not have much movement, and it's usually safe to run those through the reverse image search without more extra work. However, other GIFs ...
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How can I identify child-appropriate manga?

On the back of a lot of US manga there's an age guide. Y – Youth, Age 10+ Similar to a "PG" movie rating, the "Y – Youth, Age 10+" rating means that the title may contain mild violence and/or cursing....
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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?

Other reverse image search engines Aside from Google, there also exist TinEye, SauceNao and iqdb. You can either go to these links and upload your image for search, or if you want to search an image ...
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Where can I legally download SAO light novel in English?

A quick google search shows that Barnes and Noble and Amazon have the paperback novels for sale: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sword-art-online-1-reki-kawahara/1116946707 http://www.amazon.com/...
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What should a university-level course about manga and anime culture cover as part of its curriculum?

Some Notes Before Reading This is an imaginary course that I have created. I think it gives a broad enough overview of the subject for a single term, but I think it could be extended easily to a two ...
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Is there a mobile app where you can read manga as well as watch anime from?

You can read manga and watch anime with Crunchyroll on Android. The anime app can be used by free members ad-supported, or by paid members ad-free. The manga app however is exclusively for paid ...
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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?

I have developed a reverse search engine tailored for searching anime by screenshots. Try this yourselves at https://trace.moe You may also search by right clicking any image after installing the ...
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How can I know if an anime is episodic or has a continuous plot?

Anime-Planet has an episodic tag which gives you what you want. AniList and AniDB also have their own episodic tag. ANN, MAL and Kitsu don't seem to provide this feature as far as I know.
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Are there any academic journals that focus on anime/manga?

Mechademia is an annual publication published by Minnesota Press. It also covers fan practices and other surrounding activities and media of anime/manga There is currently a call for papers for a ...
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Legal sites for anime in Japanese (raw - no subs or dubs)?

On Crunchyroll, the Flash streams are all soft-subbed (well, nearly all of them, some series are hard-subbed) and relies on the Flash renderer to display them. Crunchyroll actually sometimes streams ...
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Apps for offline manga reading

Well there are a couple of resources but this review page [alternate webarchive link because it was down] might interest you pertaining to certain uses. I'll just leave it as an answer here instead of ...
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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?

Searching Anime Character Database Sometimes you don't get results from an image search(Fan Art, Cosplay etc.) or you just remember the character but don't have any images. You can search in the ...
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When I use online manga readers, does the mangaka get any income from it?

The short answer is no. Most manga readers you find out there are all third-party aggregators (therefore not licensed to distribute the manga in any form) that take fan made scanlations and host them ...
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What are some free streaming services besides Crunchyroll which stream English Dubbed shows?

MyAnimeList compiled a list of The 18 Best International Sites to Legally Stream Anime. They do mention a few that offer dubs (and they mention Crunchyroll offers some dubbed titles), and they also ...
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What is a good way to keep track of the episode you're up to?

MyAnimeList is a fantastic option. Of every site I've tried it's by far the best. In addition to allowing you to track your anime according to a number of headings, it also allows you to specify a ton ...
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Apps for offline manga reading

It might be worth keeping an eye on https://www.humblebundle.com/books - they've done manga bundles before , and you can download them as .PDF , .mobi , etc. Also, a lot of devices have Kindle ...
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where can we find and watch ONAs?

A lot of ONAs get released either through the Bandai Channel or on Nico Nico Douga. Releases on the Bandai Channel are usually region locked and sometimes, they're re-release them on their Youtube ...
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Are there any anime suggestion engines?

Just to add to the list, there's also anidb which will also provide related, similar, and random anime recommendations
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Are there any academic journals that focus on anime/manga?

Some of my thoughts on this topic are at https://animemangastudies.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/where-do-we-publish-on-animemanga-a-select-list. Basically, just some of the journals that regularly publish ...
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Where can I find mecha schematics?

A quick Google search led me to this page, where you can find a full list of mechas from the Macross franchise (a quick browse through some pages there showed me that not all mecha have schematics ...
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What is a good way to keep track of the episode you're up to?

As mentioned by Gao and キルア, Hummingbird is also worth a shot. At least as of the time of writing, it fails on a few points: Unlike MAL, Hummingbird does not really support keeping track of manga ...
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Where can I get listings of convention locations and dates?

Although Jay Fubler Harvey's massive Anime Web Turnpike web directory of over 40,000 links unfortunately went offline in November 2014 after being acquired by The Anime Broadcasting Network, Inc., the ...
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What are some free streaming services besides Crunchyroll which stream English Dubbed shows?

To stream a dubbed anime legally in a given region, you need to have the appropriate licence. The problem is that if you want to stream something across 10 countries, you will potentially need to ...
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How can I improve the frame rate of a low frame rate anime?

As mentioned, HDTV's achieve this effect as described by using Motion Interpolation to generate intermediate frames, reducing the choppiness of the movement. If you are streaming the show to your TV, ...
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Where can I watch Koe no Katachi?

According to the official page for the movie, Koe no Katachi will have a home video release on May 17th, 2017. You will most likely be able to find it available in iTunes and other retailers after ...
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Database of legal sites that allow the download of Anime Soundtracks?

There's a Japanese website, CDJapan, from where you can order CDs. However, here's the catch: they focus more on offbeat and non-mainstream-anime related things. For some miscellaneous and also ...
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Is there an official site for anime and manga ranking?

OP please read this, I took the time to write it for you I write this hoping to rid you of some misconceptions you seem to have. Even though it's been almost 2 years, I took the time to help you. ...
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Which anime's female character was the most famous across the internet in 2015?

There are a few different ways of interpreting your question. Interpretation #1 is "among all characters who appeared in anime from Jan 2015 to Mar 2016, which of them is most popular on the internet ...
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