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Ryan Dave Jimenez

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About Ryan Dave Jimenez

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    Hunter x Hunter, Clannad, Genshiken, Hajime No Ippo, Hell Girl, March Comes In Like A Lion, My Hero Academia, Cowboy Bebop, Made In Abyss, Violet Evergarden, Angel Beats, Baki The Grappler, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Berserk, Blassreiter, Bleach, Blood+, Btooom!, Bunny Drop, Burn Up Excess, Claymore, Code Geass, Death Note, Drifters, Eden Of The East, Elfen Lied, Ergo Proxy, Ga-rei Zero, Great Teacher Onizuka, Gun x Sword, Highschool of the Dead, K-On, Kill la Kill, Lovely Complex, Mob Psycho 100, Monster, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, One Punch Man, Samurai 7, Shirobako, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Trigun, Welcome to the NHK
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  1. I'm assuming you were referring to the salaries I posted? I understand you need to know the cost of living to determine if the salary is high enough for that country/region. But I merely wanted to point out that, contrary to popular belief, Japanese animators are not the lowest paid in the world. And using a common currency for comparison would achieve that.
  2. It's kinda tough. Because animation does require a lot of hours to make. So cutting down their working hours would result in less anime being released or shorter episodes. They also seem not to mind it. Based on what she said. But it's not healthy to work 7 days a week for 12 hours daily. The human body won't be able to take it eventually. I also did some informal research, and no Japanese animators are not the lowest paid: 1. $6,000 monthly American animators 2. $1,666 monthly Korean animators 3. $800 monthly Japanese animators 4. $600 monthly Chinese animators 5. $300 monthly Filipino animators I guess that's why Japan outsources the animation to other countries nowadays. But it is shocking that a part-time job of a highschool student pays more than that of a full-time professional animator. (In Japan) I think the solution is for anime to just make more money. According to her, anime companies have small budgets hence they can't afford to pay much. I guess if they bring in more profit they can have bigger budgets and hopefully some of that budget would go to salaries for the animators.
  3. Good question. Now that you mention it, I am curious as well. But from experience I think You Tube looks the other way as long as no one complains. (The company that owns the IP) I'm basing this guess on my personal experience. In the past, I was able to upload certain content, that is until the copyright owner found it, and You Tube penalized me for it. In short, it's okay until someone complains then You Tube removes the video.
  4. Yeah I was shocked too. I had to double check but it seems that name is available. (Let me know if I'm wrong of course) I got plans for the male character. haha I do hope people will like him too.
  5. In a previous blog post: I talked about working on a new project. A motion webtoon. (A semi-animated colored manga) I posted that with no idea of what to call it yet. That is until now. Super Detectives is going to be the name of the motion webtoon. It was kind of surprising on how the name hasn't been taken yet. I assumed an anime or manga called Super Detectives would exist. But luckily none yet. According to a My Anime List search I did. So with a name already selected, I proceeded to make a logo. I wanted it to look like a typical anime show logo. And here it is:
  6. I agree with @Illusion of Terra. This idea seems familiar. But it does sound awesome. Like you need both to get the whole story. So that's an interesting concept. The uniqueness might wear off after a while though. Like it's just a novelty.
  7. That's where I stopped too. I'm think A). That it was only a cover up. The student was killed as part of a bigger mystery. That's about all I got. haha I asked helped from @Keiko I'm so grateful she was willing to help.
  8. So I am working on a new project. A motion webtoon (motion webcomic). Think of it as a colored manga with some animation. Not 100% animated but not static pictures either. And here is the synopsis: I already discussed this in detail in a AF blog post that can be found here: Now I haven't watched Hyouka yet. Heck I just learned (thanks to this club) that Hyouka is similar to my story synopsis. I don't watch a lot of mystery anime but I do enjoy the genre. So I'm thinking if anyone wants to collaborate in creating a mystery that the four club members will solve? I have some ideas but I don't know which one to pursue. I also don't know how to write a mystery. I just know that you have to work backwards. Start from the end and work your way in reverse.
  9. That's a great list of anime. I'm glad anime brought you and your friends closer.
  10. My mouth is now watering......
  11. Yup. That's why I don't really throw away ideas or projects, I just shelf them. Maybe someday it can evolve into something else. Wow. That's not a bad strategy. I should give that a try sometimes. Sometimes reducing something actually makes it more.
  12. I have been away from AF for 2 months. And it seems a lot has changed. I was supposed to put this in the Creative Corner but it doesn't fit there anymore. I guess that's why there's the AF Projects club. So I guess I will have to blog about current and future projects. Anyways, I am working on a new project. Basically, I want to make a motion comic. Or a comic book with some animation. It's not really just images but it's also not fully animated. But instead of a Marvel / DC motion comic, it will be an Anime / webtoon motion comic. It will be a mystery story so if you're reading this and you enjoy mystery Anime, reach out to me! I could use the help. I took inspiration from reading books like The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and the Famous Five. Here is the story synopsis: And here are the 4 main characters (club members): Misao Takano. The sophomore leader of the detective club. She is a good and caring leader but sometimes can be impatient. Nara Hiruma. A sophomore member. The best friend of Misao. She is creative, kind, and cunning. Junichi Kai. The sole male senior member of the club. Junichi is constantly looking for action and adventure. He is also very frugal. Probably the most frugal person you will ever meet Makiko Handa. A freshman member. She is very energetic but slow-witted. I did not draw the background in this image: So I would like to hear your thoughts and if you have any suggestions for the mystery they will actually solve?
  13. I've been gone from AF for about 2 months, and it seems there are some new things added. Like this club which I really like. Because it seems there are members who do work on creative projects. So post only finished projects here, I guess my webtoon is considered "finished". Not because it has ended but because I discontinued it. For some background here is the original thread: And here is where you can find the webtoon itself: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/founders/the-routine/viewer?title_no=300915&episode_no=1&fbclid=IwAR3ak3JLWBbEl9MCPI6caO3b1mfyn4FKu0uCGKkZmYl2ez2PN17UPk8b2QQ I decided to stop making the project as it seemed I was the only person interested in a webtoon or anime about tech startups. (Aside from the few supportive members here in AF who were kind enough to check it out) And that's a common mistake. We tend to think that since we like Thing A, that the whole world must also like Thing A. And most of the time, that's not the case. This got me thinking, as a fellow creator, what are projects you've discontinued and why?
  14. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Have you heard of My Hero Academia? And One Punch Man? By the same creator of Mob Psycho 100.

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