Hakase
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Why do some anime not have an opening in the first episode?
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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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Where is this picture from? How do I use Reverse Image Search to find the source of an anime/manga image?
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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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Would it be illegal to host a anime streaming website?
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It would only be legal to stream any anime when you have acquired the licenses to do so. You'd have to make an agreement with the intellectual property holder (production company or the distributor), ...

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Why is it that almost every anime I watch is about School kids?
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One of the most obvious reasons is that it's because of the target audience. The majority of anime titles are aimed at school kids, so there are school kids in it. Of course there are small important ...

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Smoking in Cowboy Bebop...
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Expanding on my extra well received comment… Check out the TVTropes article called "Smoking is cool" where Spike is featured as the cool smoker. There's no denying that nine times out of ten a ...

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What is the longest anime title?
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I took all anime titles from MyAnimeList, parsed and sorted them by length: Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen - Freezer ni Idonda Z Senshi Son Goku no Chi 100 Naruto: Dai ...

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Differences between the Ghost in the Shell anime and Live action
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I'm not gonna go into much details here, for that you can read countless articles on professional outlet sites. In short, everything is very different and heavily modified to make this new movie self-...

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What is Christmas present Tohru gives Miss Kobayashi in episode 10?
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This is just how anime shows "a very disgusting thing vaguely shaped and colored like this". It's not a new thing, off the top of my head I can remember one other instance for which we have a ...

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Is Seki Tekko (the red glove with a blood drawing wristband) a part of Senketsu?
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This glove is originally a part of Senketsu. If you look carefully at the flashback scene in episode 3 where Mikisugi goes to the burned down Matoi house, in the basement where he finds Senketsu, you ...

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Where can I read Sword Art Online (Novel)?
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sword_Art_Online_light_novels for the list of translated chapters/volumes and their ISBNs which you can use to find the stores which have them on: http://www....

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Why is it that many anime and manga depict being a virgin male as something embarrassing?
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Sex is an important part of human life, as each life usually starts with somebody having it. People like discussing it because it's pleasurable. And there are other things comparable in popularity, ...

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How strong is Ash?
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I think the problem is in the averaging weight and trying to apply it to every pokemon of that type. Remember that Pikachu refuses to go into the pokeballs, and so he walks a lot and thus is likely to ...

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Where do magical girls get money?
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Each girl has a different situation. Girls' ages are around 13…16 years old, and they are still in school, so it's natural for them to be living with their parents. We don't know if students from all ...

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Why do many characters tend to have crazy hair colors and styles?
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The most obvious reasons are: It's way cooler than common haircuts you see on real people; Character will definitely stand out in a crowd; The less obvious reasons are: It's easier to remember ...

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Why does Akane support Sybil?
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There are several opinions on this matter discussed in the anime, and I believe one of them makes the most sense. The fact that the society living under the law of Sybil has already formed certain ...

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How can a clock stop working at 99 o'clock?
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It's rather simple, actually − the electronic controller must have experienced a failure and the memory module ended up with unexpected remaining electrical charge when it started working again, but ...

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Why are there censored/retracted art when there is no problem
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I think the Dragon Quest thing was just a joke, supposed to look like any other anime using a protected name or trademark the anime is not licensed to use (even if it wouldn't cause problems, like in ...

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What would happen if you caught a PokeBall with another PokeBall?
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I don't think it works like that at all. The best thing I can think of is consecutively spamming pokeballs at a pokemon as soon as they break out, so they have to struggle to break free from each one, ...

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How do 3D objects coincide with traditional 2D animation?
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The bike can be animated in a 3D model editor application and overlayed upon the ready 2D frames. It doesn't really matter which application both come from, since they can all export frames to static ...

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A rat that talks and is also a weapon?
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You're looking for Mardock Scramble. There are 3 movies that tell one story.

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Why doesn't Marika wear same uniform as the others?
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Aside from the "assimilation" thing, it's worth mentioning that school uniforms normally aren't just stored in bulk somewhere in the school's designated warehouse of uniforms. That'd be ridiculous ...

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What exactly is Mami's power?
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Mami could entrap Homura with her ribbon at any time, but decided to play fair and square during the duel − she didn't use the ribbon to her advantage. The whole gun duel was Mami's way to show that ...

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Anime involving aliens racing?
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This sounds like Oban Star Racers. Here are a few quotes comfirming that from Wikipedia: Unable to tell her father who she really is, she lands a job as a mechanic in his team under the name "...

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Ragyo Kiryuin's scars in Kill la Kill
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Her wikia page says: She also has seven scars on her back that greatly resemble the stars emblazoned in Goku Uniforms. The origin of these scars is unknown, but they are likely a result of her ...

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What does "plus ultra" mean in My Hero Academia
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It means "Above and Beyond!" which is All Might's motto and his ideal vision for all heroes to aspire to. Also, the English words "plus" and "ultra" sound kinda cool to the Japanese audience already, ...

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Anime with bad guy has a power to control blood and dressed in white
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This is most definitely Speed Grapher by studio Gonzo. That scene with the boy taking a banknote to buy a ball is a dead giveaway. This is the bad guy and his top henchman: And this is the good ...

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What happens to gods with no regalias?
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I don't think this as been addressed in the anime, but I imagine gods have to fight off things to stay alive and uncorrupted. Remember that purple painful skin after a god touches a monster? Well, ...

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Can a Demon Weapon also be a Weapon Meister?
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The Weapon ability in Soul Eater is basically determined at birth. You either can transform into a weapon or you can't. There's no confusion about that. But the Meisters are a bit different. To be a ...

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What is this smoking item in Beyond the Boundary?
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This is a kind of burning incense. Its spiral form is a nice design decision, because it is both cool-looking and takes up much less space on the table than the more common stick form. This form is ...

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Are 3DCG-based animes cheaper to produce?
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3D modelling and rendering is often faster than drawing each frame, since all the 3D models can be reused and the 2D animation frames must be redrawn from various angles. Unless you're a cheapskate ...

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