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Supposing that I could one day head up my very own anime studio on the opposite side of the world to Japan, what would be the specs which would set my own productions apart from the rest of the pack? A hypothetical overview of exactly which elements I would choose to incorporate and what I would do differently and why; budget and time constraints not being an object. Keep in mind that these are opinion pieces and that my ideal specs may not be to everyone's tastes.

Although I will readily admit that I prefer the classic hand-drawn anime to the digital for aesthetic purposes, there are also many modern anime shows that were made in the last 20 years that I happen to like simply because they are very well written. The writing is something that ultimately makes or breaks any show. Writing also happens to be my department.

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The Music

Depending on genre, the choices used for an anime's music and score should fit the setting and theme. I know I'm a huge synth guy but, it doesn't always necessarily have to be synth or ambient. The Irish Celtic Music used for the introductory title bumpers for episodes of "Fairy Tail" actually suit the quasi-Medieval fantasy world setting quite well. In other cases where the story in question is in a modern setting ( less rustic ) with a more sentimental tone and fewer comic elements to it, I th


Kōyamaki in My Anime Specs

My Ideal Specs For an Anime Comedy

The classic anime film "Akira" is often hailed as the gold standard that all anime art is judged by. From a purely visual angle, it would be hard to disagree with that. My whole problem is that I personally just didn't much care for the story...great visuals though. If I were ever fortunate enough to have the pleasure of being the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of my very own anime studio, one of the very first things I would want is a return to form using the classic hand-drawn art style that wa


Kōyamaki in My Anime Specs

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