Many of the children and adults watch anime. Even more saw him at least from the corner of his eye. But how is it created?
Everything starts with an idea. It happens that a brainstorm is arranged, where only one is chosen from the whole heap, but the best. It happens, the whole guide decides. But anyway, this is the very first and most boring stage. After choosing an idea, the composition of the team that will be engaged in its implementation is decided, sponsors are sought. Anime is actually quite an expensive thing - the cost of showing 52 episodes in the late night on 5-7 channels of television is close to 50 million yen, and the Fullmetal Alchemist show cost at 6 pm was 10 times more expensive!
The next couple of steps are optional if the anime is drawn on a comic book. Such アニメ壁紙 anime in general, the majority, and this is fully justified. By the fact whether the manga was successful or not, you can know in advance whether anime will be successful, and just save some penny. For the sake of fairness it is worth noting that it happens and vice versa - manga is drawn by anime. For example, it was with FLCL.
The second stage is the coming up of a common concept - who, how, what and why. The characters, the storyline, are invented, some first sketches are being made. Once this is all ready, script writers and artists begin their work. A detailed script is written, characters and backgrounds are drawn, and then an approximate storyboard is done.
Everything is painted in the usual way, in a pencil on paper. Characters are drawn in different angles and moods, in different clothes and with different objects.
Separated from all this, the background is drawn. It often happens that it is drawn not from scratch, but from some photographs. So do not be surprised if you see familiar places while walking in Japan.
However, the background can be drawn later, in the process, especially if it's remote and it does not need to draw detailed shadows from the animation.
Finally, we move on to the next part, finally connected with the computer. Here the biggest and most difficult work begins - animation, coloring and layout. First, artists draw a few frames of character animation, between the ready-made outline sketches of the storyline. For TV anime, usually 12 frames per second is drawn, but sometimes it's 24 or 8. It's exactly the same as before - the outlines are printed on paper and digitized. It's really hellish work - imagine how much to draw for a 25-minute series!