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  1. #1

    Default How long does it take to produce one anime episode?

    Any ideas? I remember reading something that said it took several months to produce one anime episode...


    ...so that means that it will take one year just to make about 4-5 episodes? Because if that's true, well...wow, that must have taken more than 20 years to make Naruto...(100 and counting! ^^)

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    depends what anime, depends what style, depends what company, depends on alot of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaKa_PlayBoi
    depends what anime, depends what style, depends what company, depends on alot of things.
    And it also depends how strong the man with the whip is.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggwhite
    Quote Originally Posted by BaKa_PlayBoi
    depends what anime, depends what style, depends what company, depends on alot of things.
    And it also depends how strong the man with the whip is.
    and if the whip has special attributes such as spikes, electricity etc etc


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    Well, if it does take few months to make one episode, that does not neccesarily mean that only four or five are made in a year, because more than one episode could be made at once. One group will do part of the episode, like animation, and hand it over to voice actors or something, and then start on the next episode's animation. An assembly line!
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    Quote Originally Posted by endshwa
    Well, if it does take few months to make one episode, that does not neccesarily mean that only four or five are made in a year, because more than one episode could be made at once. One group will do part of the episode, like animation, and hand it over to voice actors or something, and then start on the next episode's animation. An assembly line!
    There's also times when assets are re-used from scene to scene.
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    It takes about a year to make a season of most animated shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by endshwa View Post
    Well, if it does take few months to make one episode, that does not neccesarily mean that only four or five are made in a year, because more than one episode could be made at once. One group will do part of the episode, like animation, and hand it over to voice actors or something, and then start on the next episode's animation. An assembly line!
    You are correct.

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    Depends on how many are working on it. And their experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreedCharles View Post
    Depends on how many are working on it. And their experience.
    Kinda. Sometimes.

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    Ongoing series like Naruto usually have lower production values than a series with a set run. The lower quality during filler arcs, for example, can be very obvious. All series aren't created equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokota View Post
    Ongoing series like Naruto usually have lower production values than a series with a set run. The lower quality during filler arcs, for example, can be very obvious. All series aren't created equal.
    Correct. Why do you think the shorter shows usually look better?

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    The amount of time required to create a single anime episode depends on a few main factors.
    • Funding - Nothing will happen unless you have money, and the amount of money you can throw at a project will directly affect the end product. Without money you can't get the manpower and equipment needed to make an episode. This isn't to say that well-funded projects will always kick ass. It is said that people squeeze every last drop of creativity from their minds when they don't have the money to do things the easy way.
    • Manpower - Having the optimal number of people can mean the difference between meeting a deadline and being canceled early. You need a ton of people to make a show work, and then you have to divide them up to varying degrees to keep things manageable.
    • Organization - A studio needs to be able to create teams and coordinate them in order to get work done in a timely manner. Studio Pierrot, the folks who do "Naruto" and "Bleach", are rumored to have divided their animation team into different cells, each one handling a given episode and hosting members of varying skill in an effort to both get the episode made quicker and to give their newer animators valuable experience (which explains the inconsistent art and animation quality as the shows go on). Also, you need to manage your funding correctly or you'll pull a studio Gainex when they were making "Evangelion" and run out of cash before you've even finished the series.
    • Experience - Some studios can just produce work quicker than others and this is due to experience and preparation. Experienced animators can pump out frames quicker and with less supervision. Gainex messed up with EVA numerous times but took that experience to heart and it hasn't happened again (as far as we know).
    • Morale - If you work at a studio and love your job you will stay after hours to get things done. If you hate your job you'll do the bare minimum, and obviously affects how quickly a series can be completed. Studio Ghibli is famous for it's accommodating and non-threatening atmosphere, thanks in no small part to their seemingly never-ending success. It doesn't hurt that they make money than the average anime studio employee does either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT Samurai View Post
    The amount of time required to create a single anime episode depends on a few main factors.
    • Funding - Nothing will happen unless you have money, and the amount of money you can throw at a project will directly affect the end product. Without money you can't get the manpower and equipment needed to make an episode. This isn't to say that well-funded projects will always kick ass. It is said that people squeeze every last drop of creativity from their minds when they don't have the money to do things the easy way.
    • Manpower - Having the optimal number of people can mean the difference between meeting a deadline and being canceled early. You need a ton of people to make a show work, and then you have to divide them up to varying degrees to keep things manageable.
    • Organization - A studio needs to be able to create teams and coordinate them in order to get work done in a timely manner. Studio Pierrot, the folks who do "Naruto" and "Bleach", are rumored to have divided their animation team into different cells, each one handling a given episode and hosting members of varying skill in an effort to both get the episode made quicker and to give their newer animators valuable experience (which explains the inconsistent art and animation quality as the shows go on). Also, you need to manage your funding correctly or you'll pull a studio Gainex when they were making "Evangelion" and run out of cash before you've even finished the series.
    • Experience - Some studios can just produce work quicker than others and this is due to experience and preparation. Experienced animators can pump out frames quicker and with less supervision. Gainex messed up with EVA numerous times but took that experience to heart and it hasn't happened again (as far as we know).
    • Morale - If you work at a studio and love your job you will stay after hours to get things done. If you hate your job you'll do the bare minimum, and obviously affects how quickly a series can be completed. Studio Ghibli is famous for it's accommodating and non-threatening atmosphere, thanks in no small part to their seemingly never-ending success. It doesn't hurt that they make money than the average anime studio employee does either.
    Good point.

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    KT pretty much explained this like pro. You kind of need a balance of quality and making it on schedule. And that seems to be the problem with weekly ongoing anime like naruto.
    Last edited by Zer0; 07-11-2010 at 10:26 PM.

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