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Welcome to /ar/!

This board is for the discussion of retro anime and manga, generally keeping it pre-2000. This isn't a hard rule, but don't go posting seasonal stuff. Also, this is still a young board and site as a whole, so if you have any suggestions, put them in >>>/meta/. Please keep the global rules in mind, especially rule 3. Enjoy!

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So I know the 20th Century in general is the gud shit, but I argue that the '90s, (or rather, from about 1988 onwards), was the absolute best, in terms of animation quality and good draftmanship, as well as actual directing,creating atmosphere and unique imagery.All those little special effects were great too-The glistening, the glowing,the blurry scenes, heat waves etc. The 70s and 80s were good, but to me it felt sort of like the animators and director and writers etc were still establishing themselves. The 90s is when they found their feet and took off running in practically every aspect. I think this era ended in around 2003,and I'm not sure why, maybe digital was just hard to get used to-- but I read somewhere that in the late '90s and early '00s there was a sort of "anime brain drain"-- that is, a lot of older greats left the industry, and the new young talent had a lack of mentorship.Of course there was also increased appeal to otaku and probably some budget issues.

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Classic Dragon Ball

https://yewtu.be/watch?v=GJ3aTmlLkv8 >I... I can't see them! >they are beyond even the eyes of God! How do you folks feel about classic Dragon Ball? Personally obsessed with the 23rd Budoukai and Saiyan arcs. Insurmountably peak shonen, imo.

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Magical Girl thread

Does /ar/ like mahou shoujo anime?

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/ar/'s Country Classics

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Anime OPs

Hit a huge milestone in my quest to watch every anime opening ever. I finished the 20th Century! I started with only caring about TV openings, but realizing that my experience would neglect classics like "Gunbuster" or "Dirty Pair Project Eden" I expanded it to cover all anime. That means I've checked out everything, TV, OVA, Hentai, Specials, OVAs, and Music Videos (Exceptions would be lost anime or anime not listed in the MAL database.) Along the way, I curated a list of what I consider to be notable anime OPs. I've separated the notably good and the notably bad apart from each other (unremarkable openings are off the list). This list is raw and unorganized (only by year and only at a first impression). I figured you guys might want to see it. Any suggestions of a better way I could present the data would be appreciated. What are your favorite retro anime openings?

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Helping anons remember anime

Feel free to delete if this thread is too specific but I think it might be nice to have a thread where anons help each other identify anime that they only hazily remember but still want to watch. I say this might be nice because I'm currently having this very issue. It's a one or two episode Girls with Guns OVA from the 90s, not Gunsmith Cats but sort of like it, maybe a bit more scifi? It had "Uta" in the name. It didn't seem super well known but it looked right up my alley, I jist forgot to write the name down. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!

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Webm/GIF Thread

Share cool retro anime Webms and GIFs with your fellow anons.Any other supported format is fine as well.

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Have you seen Golden Boy?

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Laserdisc games

Have you ever played any retro anime Laserdisc games? Never found a cabinet in person, but I've played them on an emulator before. Big fan of Thunder Storm (Cobra Command in the west). https://youtu.be/Q7E7HGL0TWY

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It's nearly easter, post bunnies.

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Urusei Yatsura

pretty Ran deservers to be here I love you Ran
Open

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Macross is fucking stupid

Are we really supposed to believe that hardened soldiers are going to defy their superior officers, whom they've been conditioned to fear all their lives, to defect to an enemy they've been conditioned to hate all their lives, just for the sake of some shitty pop songs? That would be like the Norks or Talibans defecting to the United States in mass because of Taylor Swift. And why would anyone in that situation even give a shit about gay idol drama anyway? They're supposed to be fighting for their lives, stranded in the outer solar system millions of the nearest supply base, and yet they have not only the available resources but also the audience for this garbage? Or that the chief archivist whose supposedly spent his entire life studying combat footage, wouldn't notice that a goddamn martial arts movie was clearly faked? Actually zentradi in general seem pretty dim, the infiltration team is able to speak perfect Japanese with no effort, but somehow remain clueless about every other aspect of Terran culture. They really should have been caught right away, especially since they acted like total buffoons and Hayase actually saw them in the miclone chambers. The way they handle romance was also pretty dumb. At most civilian workplaces its frowned upon for officers to engage in relationships, let alone in the military. And then there's the whole romance between Max and Milia. "I tried to kill you an hour ago, let's get married!"Yeah, right. How is this garbage considered a classic in any way? My eight year old sister could come up with a better mecha show.

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Adachi Thread

Have (you) read his works?

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Dezaki

Thread dedicated to the great Osamu Dezaki. Starting his career notably as an animator for Astro Boy, Dezaki made his claim after directing the Ashita no Joe anime. In it he defined much of what would become his signature style, which he would continue to develop throughout his future works. Many aspects of his style became defining tropes of anime. For example, his famous freeze frame technique, known as a postcard memory (pics related) has become a staple of anime. If you want more examples of tropes he started I recommend watching Ashita no Joe. IPs he has directed include: Golgo 13, Black Jack, Space Cobra, Lupin III, Aim for the Ace, Moomin, The Roses of Versailles, and more. Without Dezaki the golden age of anime, that this board relates to, would not have existed as it did.

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Arbegas

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Happy Odaiba Day!

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Slayers

OOOHOHOHO

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Masakazu Katsura

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Ranma 1/2

Now THIS is a classic.

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What are the essential pre-2k hyperviolent anime?

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Retro Anime that you want to see subbed.

Self explanatory. For me it would be three late 80s Studio Comet produced TV shows all with Hirosho Kanazawa as character designer and heavily involved as an animation director. I believe all three are manga adaptations, and they all have the similar kind of pudgy faced caricatured character designs that are really unique. High School Kimengumi, Tsuide ni Tonchinkan and Meimon! Daisan Yakyuubu. The latter two I watched raw, with Tsuide ( screenshots shown here) being a well executed slapstick comedy, albeit a bit repetitive. Meimon is an incredibly well done sports drama with storyboards that feel somewhat reminiscent of Dezaki, as it was his student, Hiroshi Fukutomi who directed it. The animation quality was outstandingly good and consistent, full of subtle weighty convincing motion during the baseball games. Kimengumi has its movie subbed and I enjoyed it, but the series has yet to be picked up.

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Japanimation Viewing Guide

found this old guide on viewing japanimation, it's a pretty interesting read https://www.flickr.com/photos/retrogradeblog/albums/72157632566725176/with/8396654577/

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Rose Of Versailles

I've been watching this anime. So far it's a simple but well done story. Due it's age it lacks in animation sequences, but it more than makes up for it with Dezaki's great directing. And the artstyle is really charming.

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Amerime

Lots of chonners love to make fun of Americans. Well old anime did too. So here's a thread dedicated to those very special anime moments, where writers jap slap lady liberty right on the pussy

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In this thread: Fever dreams.

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Eat Man

Trigun, but the storytelling is kino's journey, the MC is kirby, and the women come and go as often as they do in Space Pirate Cobra. Anyone else really enjoy Eat Man? Is the manga worth a read?

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Am I stupid or is there no Bubblegum Crisis thread? Priss cute.

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/ar/ finds

Post cool /ar/ related stuff you've found in the wild at yard sales, thrift stores and the like. I was surprised to run across this today.

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Happy Mother's Day, /ar/

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Nexus clash

Game Link: https://nexusclash.com/clash.php Have you heard of Nexus Clash? I've been playing it for around a month and it's fun.It's essentially a free to play text browser based PvP MMO that you can play in any browser. Think something like Urban Dead except it's a fantasy game. It's got a deep class system based on morality (evil, good or neutral) where you can become an angel, a demon or a superhuman based on what alignment you are. Some classes such as lich (a neutral mage class) allows you to build undead armies from players you have killed, while others such as corrupters (evil class) can corrupt players or players minions and pets. There's a plethora of classes such as revenant (basically a creature of the night, have skills that allow you to track players who have killed you or people you know, or eternal soldiers - masters of any sort of human combat be it guns, hand to hand or melee, to archangels - high ranking angels that can command other angels to some degree. (Here is a list of all the classes. https://wiki.nexusclash.com/wiki/Classes ) A big thing is after a few years one side of the game (either evil,Neutral or good) wins the game and the game resets with the winning side helping to structure the new game map. If you do play, I highly suggest reading a new player guide https://wiki.nexusclash.com/wiki/New_Player_Guide Map of game: https://nexusclash.com/clash.php?op=map Picture is a retro anime character I created in game

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Card Captor Sakura

Sex with Sakura.

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/ar/t and oekaki thread!

Let's make /ar/t! This can be traditional, digital, animated, anything goes. I've been working on learning how to draw decently myself (pic very much not related), so giving feedback to your fellow anons is appreciated. I've also implemented oekaki into the posting form in case you ever want to make simplistic drawings (i did one here based of an old guide) this post was delayed a week because oekaki kept breaking but it works well now... >NOTE: currently if you upload an image at the same time as a drawing, you will lose the drawing, so don't add files with your drawing post

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Loli cat girl animuz

I am in dire need of old generic loli cat girl animes. Would you guys help me out?

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Zeta Gundam

Is this still the most soul crushing ending scene in anime? It is for me at least.

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What do you guys think of Go Lion?

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Yu Yu Hakusho

Let's appreciate peak shonen anime

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You VILL listen to the stunning soundtrack by Kaoru Wada You VILL get comfy at the sight of the Ferris wheel You VILL get immersed into the world of medieval Japan You VILL marvel at the beautiful backgrounds and colour palettes And you VILL enjoy it

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Anyone here collect anime cels? Or dougas/gengas? My collection is pretty small so far, pic related is my cel and douga of Yuumura Kirika from Noir. I'm actually looking for a good UV-blocking frame for it, anyone know of a good one that's about the needed size? (my douga measured to be about 10.5x9.5 so I'm guessing the cel is about the same)

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Classic anime music

Let's have a thread for pre-2000s anime music that you enjoy a lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MGQpJq5KVs

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Who do you do it for, /ar/?

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Best Patlabor Episodes

What's everyone's favorite episode of Patlabor? For me it's a tossup between one of the goofier episodes like the ones where they go into the gator labyrinth and SV2's Longest Day from the original OVA.

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the great recommendations thread

give one get one. I start: Outlanders (16.12.1986), great trashy fun on a saturday evening. back of the box blurb: >Scantily clad space princess Kalm arrives on Earth to shake things up! As her father’s armada pummels the Earth’s forces this busty space maiden plunders the planet in search of a good man to call her own. Hapless Earthling Tetsuya finds himself caught between the alien invaders and the warrior woman who would be his wife!

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Utena Thread

What did she mean by this?

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Oro !

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Didn't expect Trigun to be this bad. These production values are on par with those Lost Universe webms. Surprised there was no backlash against it and that the show is remembered fondly in spite of this.

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How did he always appear everywhere, anyway

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Here's hoping this goes well

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/ar/ styled media

Post media that's modern, but clearly in the style of retro anime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-QKpO_erUw

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Watching pre-2000s anime

Feel free to join if you're interested. It's originally an /a/ stream: https://anime.awatches.live/

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>Moshi Moshi, Ghostu Suipa Mikami desu?

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DANCE P/AR/TY

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You watch your retro anime on a period appropriate CRT, right anon?

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Dream Hunter REM

Rem Ayanokoji a cute

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We're about a month out from the 40th anniversary of Xabungle. You have seen Xabungle, right?

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Gunbuster

Did Anno run out of budget (again)?

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Why did older forms of animation die off anyways?

It's just weird to me, like, if you look at any anime prior to 1990 you will see a clear difference in art style. The anime of the time is less jagged and more rounded and bubbly as opposed to modern anime which isn't. I'm just curious as to why that is. When exactly did this shift away from the softer less pointed animation begin and why?

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manga edits

lets have some silly fun with edits

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Beautiful Background Art Thread

Self explanatory. It's fine if characters are featured, but try chose shots focused on the background. I'll start with some from Tokimeki Tonight.

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Thoughts on new cutie honey?

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wapTV - coming soon!

Yes, the weekly stream idea is real, and it's going to start up within the week. I am thinking of running the streams biweekly on tuesdays and thursdays (unless other days work better, but i'd like to keep it during the week) The idea is that each day would have an episode from two series during the same season. Here's what i'm thinking of starting with >Tuesday: Fall 1982 Space Cobra Tokimeki Tonight >Thursday: Spring 1983 Aishite Knight Miyuki This would all be taken care of by a bot (finally got one working), so I won't have to micromanage everything. Times are probably going to be 17:00 UTC since thats the time that presumably works for the most people. (Another idea - doing rebroadcasts at a few common local times during the day such as noon in PST, EST, and CET) (With an episode a week, these would take many months to get through a whole series, so I may do two episodes of each in a block if people would prefer that)

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literal masterpiece

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Have you seen it? It's a blast! If you like stuff like Urusei Yatsura and Project A-Ko it´s definitely up your alley

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Claiming this board as belonging to his majesty kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm. You are free to go on as usual.

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Attack No. 1

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Night on the Galactic Railroad

Please, someone help me understand the appeal of this movie. I love the idea of it and the artwork is really nice, but the pacing is just... there's no reason for the movie to be as long and as slow as it is. I'm not against films having a slower, more meditative or dreamlike pace, but Railroad drags everything out for as long as possible, well past the point of interest. I'm really not trying to shit on this film, I understand it means a lot to many people and I respect that. I'm trying to understand and maybe come to appreciate it myself. If anyone who really likes this movie could explain to me why they do, I would really appreciate it.

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Watch p/ar/ty 2

We're gonna have our second watch p/ar/ty on March 19th, same time as before (15:00 UTC). Suggestions will be taken for a week and the the finalists will be voted on next week. Looking forward to it!

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Old Japanese Web Pages

It's time to play the retro otaku famous sport, finding old Japanese web pages! Now these days, various search engines have been filtering these pages, making them harder to find, but if you know a thing or two about old anime/doujin circles, this shouldn't be a challenge for /ar/. Do pixelly oekaki scribbles make you blush? Does finding dithered old .MAG anime CGs make you cum? Then take note of these examples to find these types of images on your local search engine >"index of" ~[insert generic japanese nickname here] >"index of" ~[insert old PC model here] >CG [insert 90s anime or 90s anime character name], "ne.jp", 1998.03.05 (this date is just an example, any date between the early 90s-early 00s will give you results) Voila! You've done it. Now contribute to the thread with your various findings. Happy hunting, /ar/.

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old otaku documentaries/news coverage

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Dragon half thread

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Historical Anime

Often overlooked, I think there's a lot of good retro anime based on historical events that get often overlooked. Let's have a thread about them. I'll start with Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari, adapted from the 1868 novel Little Women about the lives of four sisters during the American Civil War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UUpcpiSUak

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Manabu Oohashi passed away recently. Give your respect to a legend. A MAD of his work is linked below. He is probably most well known for the Takarajima intro animation. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70rtad

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Hangman!

hey /ar/, lets play hangman. I give you a little tip: The original television series is from 1983

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lets get cuddly

valentines day is one month away, time to get in the mood. only the best romcoms allowed

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List of Mandatory Classic Movies

Kanashimi No Belladonna (1973) is a masterpiece of tragic/erotic/psychedelic animation directed by Eiichi Yamamoto. Jeanne is a peasant who gets raped by a noble and becomes a witch; based on/inspired by La Sorcière by Jules Michelet, a treatise in the history of witchcraft. Noted for its experimental artstyle, bizarre visuals and its connection to Western classical art works like Klimt and the cubist movement, it's a unique piece of art with a moving narrative and breathtaking moments on screen.

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/av/ - Alternate Versions

Many classic anime have been re-released, re-scanned, re-mastered, and re-edited countless times. This is a thread where you can post about differences between versions of any anime, from shitty upscales and botched crops, to alternate scenes, animation, and extended cuts. Try to avoid spoilers, so that if someone checks the thread for the “definitive” version of whatever they’re trying to watch they don’t get spoiled.

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The first wapchan watch p/ar/ty suggestion thread!

To keep discussion on here fresh and to get a broader perspective on retro anime, I'll be hosting monthly watch p/ar/ties on cytube. I'm planning on this first one being held on the 29nd at 15:00 UTC, which hopefully works for most wapnons, and will run from 4-6 hours in total. This thread is for submitting suggestions for the stream. Less well known or obscure suggestions would be appreciated as I know there are a lot of works people want to discuss but few have actually seen. >Voting has finished, thanks everyone!

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Anime Night with friends

Raunchy Anime Night (Friday, February 4, 2022- Stream Starts at 6:30PM EST) Streaming a few retro movies tonight (some not retro) if anyone's interested. Streaming: Blood - The Last Vampire (This is both ENG/JAP) Demon City Shinjuku Bio Hunter A Kite The Empire of Corpses Kanashimi no Belladonna And Maybe Bible Black lol Come and have a comfy time https://www.twitch.tv/lubricant_piano

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Lupin part 1

Did anyone else see how insane this was on the stream? They really didn't fuck around back then.

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Education resource thread

This is a thread to provide resources for anons to educate themselves on the history, production process, and common critical language of anime and manga (I am less educated on manga personally, so my recommendations will be anime focused). Here is a useful article that is a great overview on anime as an artform, how it got to be the way it is, and what distinguishes it from cartoons: https://www.tofugu.com/japan/anime-vs-cartoons/ The Dragonball fandom has an excellent series of articles about the production process of your average television anime (both the retro and digital workflows are explained), as well as a map of all of the staff and what they do: https://www.kanzenshuu.com/animation-production/process/ https://www.kanzenshuu.com/animation-production/positions-and-roles/ Here is another article that helps establish a baseline knowledge for talking about animation quality, or more specifically some pitfalls to avoid when discussing it: https://www.kanzenshuu.com/animation-production/quality/ For those who want a much more in depth and technical book on an academic study of anime as an artform, there are several books I could recommend, but by far I find this the most useful: https://film7000.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/thomaslamarre-2009-theanimemachine.pdf Finally if you'd like some insight into the history of the American anime community, this is a great book: https://u1lib.org/book/5612293/e70b96 Feel free to share your own resources if you have any, the more educated the community, the more we can appreciate what we love!

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