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Posted 4/7/17 , edited 4/7/17
I was very surprised when I watched the first episode of Sakura Quest and saw that the 原作, the original work, was credited to a 'foreigner'. Does anyone know other anime like this or is this the first time this has happened?
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Explain?

In terms of source material? Howl's Moving Castle is based on a British novel - the first in a series, actually, and you should read them because they're amazing. A lot of Ghibli's other films are, too - The Borrowers (Arriety) is a super famous thing in Britain, for about a century.

The Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan also got a manga adaptation, because the books are super popular in Japan. And... there needs to be an anime. I have been waiting 12 years for this, it needs to happen. Netflix. Somebody. Make this anime, it needs to happen.

And there are a few foreigners working in anime, so I guess one of them made it to be able to write something?

My goal is to get my books adapted into anime at some point, so... hopefully.
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That's a really good point. I guess I was referring more to original works as opposed to adaptations.

So, for example, Sakura Quest has its source material credited to Alexandre S.D. Celibidache, and is not an adaptation of a previous work. Assuming that name is real and not just a really elaborate pen name of a Japanese person, it would be the first time I've ever seen an anime's original creator credited to a foreigner.

I was just wondering if this really is the first time this has happened or if there are other original anime by foreigners.

Also, I am trying to be delicate in delineating the groups of people I consider 'foreigner' or 'non-foreigner'. To be blunt, given the links of the manga, manhua, and manhwa industries to anime, I was using the term 'foreigner' more to refer to those of non-Japanese, non-Chinese, or non-Korean origin. So I'm interested a category of people that is not just 'white'/'Caucasian', nor simply 'Westerner' but inclusive of almost everyone.
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It would be new to me if a anime was created by a non japanese person other than that it's not uncommon for a anime series to be co-produced with another company outside of japan like bakugan for a example that was co-produced with a canadian entertainment studio
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Afro samurai is def American, Idk about many others.
does anyone else?
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There's been a bunch of anime lately that are made from Chinese comics, its easy to tell something seems off from regular shows and imo they have not been very good.
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Posted 4/7/17 , edited 4/8/17

Drewkun88 wrote:


So, for example, Sakura Quest has its source material credited to Alexandre S.D. Celibidache,


Google turns up no results on that name other than directly related to that anime, and none of the articles about the anime have any information on him other than that he's the writer of that. ANN doesn't have a page for him.

I googled "Celibidache" and the only results that came up were about a Romanian conductor, Sergiu Celibidache, 1912-1996 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergiu_Celibidache.

So either some Romanian guy (or guy with a Romanian surname) just turned up out of nowhere and started writing anime, or it's a pen name.

For the record, though, Arthur Lounsbery, the seiyuu of Kaito Tsukigami in Starmyu, is 3/4 Japanese and has lived in Japan for almost his entire life. So names don't always mean anything. Except, with that name, in Japan? Of course he ended up doing something anime-related, because that is the most wonderfully, fabulously British name ever. They have to cast him in the next Black Butler anime, they have to.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17

Drewkun88 wrote:So, for example, Sakura Quest has its source material credited to Alexandre S.D. Celibidache, and is not an adaptation of a previous work. Assuming that name is real and not just a really elaborate pen name of a Japanese person, it would be the first time I've ever seen an anime's original creator credited to a foreigner.


It's a pseudonym for the staff, just like how Sunrise uses "Hajime Yatate" for its works. "Alexandre S.D. Celibidache" is a name of one of the characters in the anime (Sandal-san).
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17
Stan Lee wrote and collaborated with Hiroshi Nagahama for The Reflection this season, so if your name is big enough to warrant constructing an entire project simply around your express involvement it can happen.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17

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Drewkun88 wrote:So, for example, Sakura Quest has its source material credited to Alexandre S.D. Celibidache, and is not an adaptation of a previous work. Assuming that name is real and not just a really elaborate pen name of a Japanese person, it would be the first time I've ever seen an anime's original creator credited to a foreigner.


It's a pseudonym for the staff, just like how Sunrise uses "Hajime Yatate" for its works. "Alexandre S.D. Celibidache" is a name of one of the characters in the anime (Sandal-san).


...... his name is Alexandre and they call him Sandal? That is.... so cute.... that's even better than the fact that they use the French spelling ("re" instead of "er" at the end). I just love French spellings of names. Like, the main character of one of my things is Julien instead of Julian, just because I think it looks nicer that way.

Also, non-Japanese creators is anime is a thing now, and there's only going to be more and more opportunities in the future. There's also LeSean Thomas, and now Jaden Smith is doing an "anime", directed by someone from the band "Vampire Weekend" apparently? It looks... bad... but it might end up being a gateway anime for a lot of fans of the actors in it, or the director's band. So that's good.

We need more fashion people in anime. We need more appreciation for fashion anime.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/17/17
China is busting out some good ones. I look forward to the development of their own industry.
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Just to remind, No Game No Life author, Yuu Kamiya is in fact brazilian and his real name is Thiago Furukawa Lucas
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Radiant was announced just a few weeks ago and is based off a french manga.
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fepessoa wrote:

Just to remind, No Game No Life author, Yuu Kamiya is in fact brazilian and his real name is Thiago Furukawa Lucas


Brazil has a ton of japanese immigrants though, actually the biggest japanese population in the world outside of japan according to wikipedia (not an actual "source", I know, but I see no reason for that to be untrue). Hence the popularity of manga, anime, and martial arts there.
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