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Author Topic: Can you get an anime streamed without having manga?  (Read 78 times)

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Can you get an anime streamed without having manga?
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
Is it possible to try and get your own anime streamed in Japan without writing a manga?

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Re: Can you get an anime streamed without having manga?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
The reason the vast majority of anime (at least in today's sense) are adaptions of written works such as manga and light novel is because they have a tried-and-tested audience that are willing to buy such products. Most of the time they serve as glorified advertisements for the story, in which the studio themselves get a cut from the boosted sales of the original author's work itself, finance goods for figurines, pillows, albums etc. and all the other jazz you see.

You'd be very hard-pressed to find even one studio willing to consider, much less even make an anime original without any grounds to back your argument. Even anime directors themselves struggle to find support for anime original work even when they are well-known for their success. That's simply because the risk of a floundering failure is much higher when the idea simply hasn't been tested in the market yet. There's a reason you don't see dark, gritty realism in anime like you did in the 80s and 90s as you do today. There simply isn't a big demand for things like those.  :ninja:
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Re: Can you get an anime streamed without having manga?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 03:38:03 PM »
Original ideas do pop up from time to time, but as was mentioned, an IP that already has a following is a safe bet. Although to be more literal about the question, it's really pretty common to go from light novel straight to anime, no manga at all. Not that light novels don't have an element of artwork, but we're talking about covers or a splash page or two. And since novelist aren't known for their drawing skills, that's usually commissioned anyways.

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Re: Can you get an anime streamed without having manga?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:19:05 PM »
Oh ok