How to create anime? It all starts with an idea. This process depends on who’s pushing for an idea and who is backing it up, it can be animation studios themselves along with sponsors, but many anime are adaptations of manga or light novels, in which case, publishers front costs (including the costs of having it shown on TV stations).

The broadcast costs are surprisingly high – according to blogger, ghostlightning – at about 50 million yen for a late-night timeslot across 5-7 stations for a 52 episode series. You can see why anime can be an expensive business.

In this picture you can see all stages of the process of creating anime

When the core staff is arranged, they meet and plan out the anime, work on series composition (how the anime will play out across each episode/over the course of the series), and select further staff such as character or mecha designers.

Designs are obviously an important factor in creating a good anime. Character designers either have the task of simplifying manga/illustration designs so that they are suitable for animation, or, in the case of an original anime, coming up with a new set of characters based on descriptions from the director/producers.

Anime storyboards have 5 columns. From left to right: the cut number, the layout, the action, the dialogue, and finally, the running time (in time and frames). The layouts are only drawn roughly, because they are handled by other artists in the next step of production.

However, the background can be drawn only later, in the process, especially if it is remote and it does not need detail draws.

Finally, it is connected to the computer. Just then comes the great and difficult work – animation, painting and assembly. First, artists draw a few frames of animation characters, prepared sketches of frames between the storyline. For TV anime usually drawn at 12 frames per second, but sometimes 24 or 8. This is done in exactly the same way as before – the contours are displayed on paper and converted into digital form. It is very hard work – imagine how much you draw for 25-minute series!

Then other people (although maybe the same) make animation look naturally and smooth. Finally, the third color in this animation. Besides all this, there are also effect artists. They add all sorts of sparkles, stars and more. As a result, after the addition of the background is an almost ready-made anime segment.

The whole process is monitoring an art director (director of animation), which checks the footage makes editing changes, and sometimes completely redraws something. So for this position are usually appointed one of the artists – animators, with more experience.

Then comes the sound. Actors, voice actors recite their lines and sing songs. From the outside it may look like a lot of fun.Voices are processed, impose additional sounds – rustling leaves, walking, etc. Finally add background music, and the production of anime is entering the final stage – the show.