There is always this “nerd” argument that Anime made outside of Japan is not really anime.   There are many folks who would never give a show a second look if it wasn’t made in Japan.

What do you think?

Well to be honest I think it is somewhere in the middle.   There are obvious cultural aspects that are part of anime specifically in those slice of life type shows but when you start getting into fantasy and scifi I think the line is blurred and really doesn’t matter.

To be technical about it….most anime is made in Korea.  So technically it ain’t anime either IF your definition is that it must be made in Japan.  And if you notice recently China is coming in producing its own anime.

Things are changing.   To all you nerdy guys who are the “actually” guys/gals.  Give it up and get with the times.  :)

Anime is anime wherever it is made.

And remember at the end of the day Anime was inspired by American culture.

When writing your manga, animation, anime, comic, etc you really need to hook people from the beginning.    I found this awesome videos showing you how you need to hook folks in from the start.

 

Well here is your chance.    MightyOataking has a Patreon going on right now with project files.

If you don’t know who mightyOtaking is please check out his work below.

He uses a lot of 3d reference to make it look really cool and speed things up.

 

 

I wanted to share that Studioartfx.com is back with a new format and it is looking good.   http://www.studioartfx.com/

I have been a fan of Terrence for many years and he is one of my biggest inspirations in making your own anime.  He proved what one man can do and even do quickly.   I hope to see more and more articles from him and glean some new stuff from him in my own endeavors.

If you want to learn how to make your own anime this is the guy to watch.

 

Watch and learn.

Here is another one of those videos combining 2d and 3d animation to get better results, especially if you are not the best artist and want to try 2d.

If you are not the best animator or you are the best at it refrences can be awesome and helpful.  We talked about using 3d as a reference but you can use an actual person as well.

Here are some videos talking about animating using references and still drawing as well.