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Posted 10/2/16
I love anime. I know you do too.

I’m sure we all have our favorite shows and they inspire each of us to create something. Watching these great shows is not enough. If you are like me being a spectator is not enough. You want to CREATE!

Now I know some of you happen to have this idea of moving to Japan and going to work for an anime company. The chances of that are next to NIL! Not impossible but very, very improbable. I think you have a better bet creating something yourself than becoming a big time producer in the Japanese Anime market.

But…I want to MAKE ANIME. I want to create ANIMATION. I have stories to tell.

Well you don’t have to move to Japan to tell those stories. You can start making anime today.

Chances are you want to make anime. Well I’m here to tell you that you can. Here you’ll find tips, case studies, tutorials, words of wisdom and inspiration. You will be able to watch the process from more established artists and be able to follow along as I create an animated series using many of these methods.

I wanted to share this mainly to open a discussion but also to get feedback on my site if possible.

The site is called

www.howtomakeyourownanime.com

Please feel free to share your opinion with me.

Thank you
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So, any of you guys remember how this person gathered a crapton of CR users and still failed to deliver on an anime?

At least Misty Chronexia is doing something.
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Yeah I've been keeping up with MIsty Chronexia. I can't wait to see more work coming from them. Misty is my all time favorite Anime review guy.

That just reminded me to write an article about him. Thanks.
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Posted 10/3/16 , edited 1/14/17
Interesting.

(just a response to the idea, sort of, and what I keep seeing. Read it if you want, but don't bother if you don't...

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You need to go to Japan. If you go to the store Animate you will see tons and tons of stuff that you are looking for. I think that is all I saw at Animate.

By the way I lived in Japan and plan on moving back soon.

I recently started traveling all over the world. Japan was first on my list so I lived there for awhile.

You want long hair there are tons of it espeically at Animate and more native stuff that you won't see locally in the US or other English speaking countries.

I'm just showing the basics on my site. It shows you some easy ways to animate and get your story out there. Maybe you need to be the one to introduce people to what you like in the US.
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That site looks all right, as far as layout and design goes. I'm a bit put-off by the in-your-face shopping though. Are you running a store, or a blog site? Are any of these articles your own publications, or are you sharing relevant posts by others in order to sell art supplies?

Making animation takes experience, trial and error, plenty of study in areas including film theory, color theory, and visual storytelling. Traditional art supplies probably wouldn't be necessary for someone trying to make animation, considering full production pipeline is digital nowadays.

I live in Vancouver, Canada. The hub of the film and animation industry here. I have worked as an animator in studios on Disney and Nickelodeon shows that were outsourced to us. Currently I have founded an independent studio specializing in anime-inspired animation, games and comics, KAGE Productions.

This is our show reel: https://youtu.be/Ytk7kGVyRvE
And our FB page! http://www.facebook.com/kagepro

I am also an animator on The Glassworker film: https://youtu.be/IdM2Ylxm8nU

My personal project Shadow Magic, an animated pilot episode is in production. Featuring the voices of Vic Mignogna, Yuri Lowenthal and music by Tokyo Ghoul's composer, Yutaka Yamada, I can't wait to start releasing scenes! http://patreon.com/tiffa

=D Needless to say, I'm passionate about our work and excited for the opportunities becoming available.

That being said, with current technology and options for distribution, it's possible to make your own anime from home, and/or with a small team, if you feel so inclined. However, it's a huge amount of work. I love seeing and supporting indie anime projects!

Best of luck, all!
Tiffany Lei @ KAGEpro
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tiffalei wrote:

That site looks all right, as far as layout and design goes. I'm a bit put-off by the in-your-face shopping though. Are you running a store, or a blog site? Are any of these articles your own publications, or are you sharing relevant posts by others in order to sell art supplies?

Making animation takes experience, trial and error, plenty of study in areas including film theory, color theory, and visual storytelling. Traditional art supplies probably wouldn't be necessary for someone trying to make animation, considering full production pipeline is digital nowadays.

I live in Vancouver, Canada. The hub of the film and animation industry here. I have worked as an animator in studios on Disney and Nickelodeon shows that were outsourced to us. Currently I have founded an independent studio specializing in anime-inspired animation, games and comics, KAGE Productions.

This is our show reel: https://youtu.be/Ytk7kGVyRvE
And our FB page! http://www.facebook.com/kagepro

I am also an animator on The Glassworker film: https://youtu.be/IdM2Ylxm8nU

My personal project Shadow Magic, an animated pilot episode is in production. Featuring the voices of Vic Mignogna, Yuri Lowenthal and music by Tokyo Ghoul's composer, Yutaka Yamada, I can't wait to start releasing scenes! http://patreon.com/tiffa

=D Needless to say, I'm passionate about our work and excited for the opportunities becoming available.

That being said, with current technology and options for distribution, it's possible to make your own anime from home, and/or with a small team, if you feel so inclined. However, it's a huge amount of work. I love seeing and supporting indie anime projects!

Best of luck, all!
Tiffany Lei @ KAGEpro

damn... youre an awesome person seriously, well i hope i'll be able to do something one day
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Posted 1/15/17

ilovekaiju wrote:

You need to go to Japan. If you go to the store Animate you will see tons and tons of stuff that you are looking for. I think that is all I saw at Animate.

By the way I lived in Japan and plan on moving back soon.

I recently started traveling all over the world. Japan was first on my list so I lived there for awhile.

You want long hair there are tons of it espeically at Animate and more native stuff that you won't see locally in the US or other English speaking countries.

I'm just showing the basics on my site. It shows you some easy ways to animate and get your story out there. Maybe you need to be the one to introduce people to what you like in the US.



Been to Japan (and plan to move back), been to Animate... Animate might be the reason I'm settling for boy band shows now. Hajime from TsukiUta... <3 But you know, there's a new Code Geass coming out soon. It has boys. It has plot.

But the boy band boys aren't that great. They're better than other things but like...

Not to plug my own stuff too much, but can I show you my character, Evindr? He's like what I want to see in anime. Long hair + smart + solving mysteries + pretty clothes and jewelry, and lives in a palace + ... almost always wearing revealing clothes. http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=60164358
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I've got a couple of ideas of stories I want to do but I've gone between the idea of making comics in a manga style, wanting them animated, and now back to the comic idea, still have to develop some skills but I've gone back to the comic idea simply because of two things: I want to start projects by myself, and I don't have the skills for animation.

with animation, I would have to create music, do all the vocals (one of the characters is female) and all the actual animation. i would have done my first animation like this for free with a focus on satire, however, normally animated episodes can take 6-8 months to complete and air, by which time any satire is outdated, and it would take me years to learn all the skills that go into animation

with a comic series, I'd only need to learn skills in art, and I'd be able to produce it much quicker, usually manga/comic authors are able to create a new chapter/issue within a month, these are also their deadlines, especially for manga that appear in monthly magazines.

the plan was to release a few short unrelated cartoons showcasing skills, with the occasional volunteer lending their voice, then a web series focused on satire with volunteers joining for certain characters. the plan now is to try and gain art skills by the end of this year, create the character from the web series as a webcomic instead, do a few fan or short manga style stuff on the side until I can find someone to publish the stories I actually want to write.

I still have my heart set on animation, but with a team 2 or 3 years from the start of my own comics, where I plan to play a part as a producer/director, a part in character design and of course writing the plots.

animation by yourself just sounds like a lofty goal to me now
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