Japanese Animation Theory discussion

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I'm glad you posted that discussion, since I really had no idea about the Japanese process, despite having watched a lot of anime. I remember seeing American cartoons that detailed the process (in particular, an episode of either Tiny Toons or Animaniacs) and other similar behind-the-scenes shows, but aside from the final episode of Golden Boy, I can't think of the same for the Japanese studios. Though some things like the top peg/bottom peg thing is a bit trickier for me to visualize since I've never seen them in reality, it's still interesting.

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link

It was a great read, thanks Peter.

In semi-related news, I'm working on an assignment right now where I need to do research on an occupation for a short story, which I of course chose animator, and I came across this odd American's journey into and out of the anime industry.
The guy, now girl, it seems, obviously has mental problems, but what a fascinating life he/she has lived.


If you've got an hour to kill I would recommend going to that link, and clicking on "my life in anime."

J. F. Aldridge, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 03:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow, that story was crazy.

Nhex, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 21:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's pretty impressive isn't it.

J. F. Aldridge, Thursday, 13 September 2007 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I found some academic analysis of Japanese animation fandom, while clicking around. http://fandrogyny.livejournal.com

(look under the tag 'fanthropology')

polyncephalic, Saturday, 15 September 2007 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Hey, to anyone who might know. Do in-betweeners ever still use light boxes or is it all digital now.

J. F. Aldridge, Sunday, 16 September 2007 16:54 (thirteen years ago) link

A digital tablet is still a thousand times (literally) more expensive than a fluorescent light box.
Most inbetweeners currently use paper and pencil.

I had one key animator on Tomb Raider who draws on a tablet, but he still has to print out his drawings and peg them so they can be inbetweened traditionally.

Peter Chung, Monday, 17 September 2007 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Thanks, I appreciate the response. Whenever I'm uncertain if something is factual or not I completely freeze up mentally. It's an awful, awful flaw to have if I want to be a writer, but right now I just have to work around it.

J. F. Aldridge, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 01:38 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Thought I'd put this back up, as there is good information here.

Barb e., Saturday, 3 November 2007 06:18 (thirteen years ago) link

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