I know a lot of you are overwhelmed with the idea of making a whole anime and truth is you’ll probably have to do it all by yourself.  You will not truly find artists to help you in your endeavor for the long haul.

But could you still make something cool to watch in a somewhat animated form?  Why yes!  Yes you can.

I have fun watching this guys videos of popular manga.  You could do something like this and it still be watchable as an anime.

So you have a great story and want to tell it.  You want to make an Anime or Anime?  Or would you rather make a Manga?  Well….why not combine the two in a visual novel.

I see a few advantages to this.  If you are not the best artist you could still hire someone to make some of the characters for you thus reducing the cost to make and yet you would still be able to tell your entire story with fewer drawings.

Here are some of the top Visual Novels

Here is a free software to help you make your own visual novel.

So this was quite impressive.

They did this live.  Now imagine if you applied this system applied to your animated characters.  You could create an anime quite quickly.

Here is how to do it.

 

Personally I think you could use this for head animation and then use something else for the body like 3d cellshaded to match the head.