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How to Make an Anime Series

Updated February 21, 2017

Whether you are interested in making an anime series as a creative project for fun, or as a method to work your way into the anime business as a professional, creating an anime series may not be as challenging as you think. Making an anime series is a great way to gain publicity for your creative visions and even entertain a regular audience of viewers. Follow this procedure to conveniently and inexpensively create your own anime series.

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  1. Choose a genre for your anime and begin to brainstorm a storyline. When planning to start the process of creating your own anime series, one of the most important step is choosing the genre, according to Anime History. Jot down notes on the genre and storyline you want to explore. Out of the genres and storylines you come up with, review and eliminate or combine ideas until you are satisfied with a potential genre and story that you are happy with.

  2. Make a list of main characters for your anime. As you come up with the characters, note their personalities and standout characteristics.

  3. Come up with different episodes for your anime, including a storyline capable of at least 10 to 20 episodes. Note the title and focus of each episode. Be sure to include major points, like a distinct conflict and resolution.

  4. Start writing scripts for the episodes you previously brainstormed.

  5. Begin to animate your characters. Visit a site like Go Animate, found in the References section. Carefully follow directions to create your anime characters. Go Animate allows you to easily create your animated characters for free.

  6. Add audio to your characters by recording your voice into a microphone. Once you complete and save the recordings, experiment with the audio editing process. Alter the pitch and timing of characters' voices. Use an audio editing program like Wavosaur to complete this procedure. On completion, make sure each character has a distinct voice.

  7. Return to Go Animate, or the web-based animation program you used in step 5.

  8. Follow directions to upload the recordings you previously made. Repeat this step for every recording you have.

  9. Organise the audio files to correctly correlate with the designated scenes and characters and make final corrections.

  10. Tip

    Don't rush the process of creating your anime; take your time with each section. Create a complex-enough storyline that will enable you to further your anime beyond 20 episodes, if you wish to keep it ongoing. Although you can write your scripts in any order you would like, writing one episode at a time keeps you organised throughout the process.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pen/pencil
  • Notebook
  • Computer microphone

About the Author

Janel Lucas

Janel Lucas has been writing since 2007, specializing in fashion and beauty topics. Her work has appeared on multiple online magazines and websites, including the World News Network and DavidEikon.com. Lucas holds an Associate of Arts in journalism and mass communications. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Notre Dame College.

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