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Why do anime "spell everything out" for the audience?

This happens more often in series than one-shot movies, and is common in more than just anime. Basically, it's to help the episode stand better on its own for viewers who are just joining the show, ...
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Why do anime "spell everything out" for the audience?

Most anime, including Death Note, are adapted from manga (basically the Japanese equivalent of comic books). This leads to a lot of internal narration and recapping for two reasons: Manga, like comic ...
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Why do some animes end up with filler episodes?

Generally it's because Anime is adapted from another media like Manga, Light Novels or Games. as discussed by Krazer in this answer on Anime and Manga An anime is typically adapted from another ...
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Identify this animated movie about humans, trolls/goblins, and villainous aliens?

An extremely detailed ID question like that deserves a reward. ;) You're looking for Koby-Koby (AKA Little Monsters: The Adventures of Koby & the Oakey Dokeys) from 1995, which is just barely on ...
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Post Apocalyptic and disturbing Anime from my childhood

Akira (1988) A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. Here ...
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What is the name of this anime movie set in the 1960 with an alternative history plot?

To start with, I have never watched a movie with this kind of a plot. But since, you've given a very long and detailed description, overcome by curiosity, I googled for the movie title. After some ...
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What is the symbolism behind the colour change of characters while thinking?

Warning: Spoilers As said before by @JakeM, colors usually tend to have psychological meanings, but I would have to disagree with his meanings. I think its simple to explain most of the meanings. I'...
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Identify anime robot show from 80s/ early 90s, song sounds like Silver Surfer?

Saber Rider Hey! I did some hunting, and I guess this is the one. The opening repeats a lot the name of the show: Saber Rider. There is your guy with blue cowboy hat, a girl in pink, and a mecha ...
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Why do anime "spell everything out" for the audience?

tl;dr: Anime is expensive, and often made to make the original material more visible. Repetitive vocal exposition is a handy cost-saving technique. I want to expand on F1Krazy's answer a bit. As he ...
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Why is it that Anime triumphs over conventional films in Japan?

You wonder why anime triumphs over conventional films in Japan. Here are some facts to back up the idea of anime being the preferred stories of all amongst Japanese people. TL;DR: anime are for all ...
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Japanese animated movie (1940s, '50s or '60s?) about boy surrounded by magical beings

Surely, it's Panda and the Magic Serpent, Toei Animation, 1958. The girl turns into a fish, it ends with a storm scene, and, well, the entire thing just happens to be on youtube. ...
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Kids TV show on Animax with a red bird

It could be Kyoro chan! Wikipedia page Opening credits on youtube
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What characteristics tie anime styles together?

I wouldn't say there is a particular set of characteristics that tie them together. But if I had to point out ONE particular characteristic that is widely used in the anime industry, are the eyes. In ...
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What characteristics tie anime styles together?

The word "anime" is an abbreviation of the Japanese loanword "animeeshon" - from the original English, "animation." In Japan, it literally just refers to any animated material. In North America, the ...
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Why do some animes end up with filler episodes?

It's about pacing and changing things up every once in a while. It can't always be super intense 100% of the screen time. Such filler episodes also allow us to see the characters from another ...
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Identifying inspiration among Black Mirror episode and Sword Art Online

As far as I know, the origin of the 'meme' is Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (1992) though you could make strong representations for the online world Second Life (2004) to be a more contemporary origin -...
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Why do anime "spell everything out" for the audience?

Unfortunately, this is just an example of lazy writing. It is much more challenging, and a lot more satisfying for author and reader, to show, rather than tell. It is a lot more fun to leave clues for ...
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Identify anime robot show from 80s/ early 90s, song sounds like Silver Surfer?

The show was called Silverhawks. It ran from about 1986 to about 1987. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090520/
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What characteristics tie anime styles together?

Ok. It's funny when you bring Avatar:tLA. Because it is western production made in Asia. There are plenty of animations that are financed by western companies but made in Korea (French like to go to ...
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