Anime Articles

The Origins of ‘Cour’ and What it Means for Anime

Updated February 09, 2016. What Does Cour Mean? Cour is a word used to describe a span of anime episodes during their initial Japanese TV broadcast. One cour runs for three months and typically consists of anywhere between 10 to 14 episodes and sometimes will contain a full season if ...
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Why Anime Has Been Getting Shorter And There Are Fewer Second Seasons

GoBoiano reader Fanni Fanfan took to Facebook to ask: Goboiano, can you make an analysis as to why old-time anime have 50+ or 100+ episodes (Yu Yu Hakusho, Saint Seiya, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Full Metal Alchemist, etc).  Whereas nowadays anime only have 11-13 episodes or 24-26 episodes?  Can you ...
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Why Would A Licensor Require a Dub?

Ryan asks: I have never thought of this until I read about the Skip Beat! kickstarter. Why would a Japanese company require a english dub for an American company to license a property? Wouldn’t they be just as happy with a sub only release as long as its getting released here ...
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The Origins of ‘Cour’ and What it Means for Anime

Is Cour Different From Regular TV Seasons and Series? What Does Cour Mean? Cour is a word used to describe a span of anime episodes during their initial Japanese TV broadcast. One cour runs for three months and typically consists of anywhere between 10 to 14 episodes and sometimes will ...
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How Much Money You Cost the Anime Industry When You Illegally Stream

From an article courtesy of GoBoiano “People calling themselves “fans” are watching anime then they complain about low quality, shows not getting second seasons or wondering why moe or idol trash shows keep getting made. Can you tell the money being lost when people illegally watch anime?!” Hi Anonymous, I can’t say exactly ...
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How Long Does a Company Keep the License of a Certain Show

Taken from an article by The Answer Man courtesy of The Anime News Network. Stan asks: I heard the news of Funimation losing their license to Darker than Black. People speculate (or is it confirmed?) that the license was taken away by Aniplex of America. So I was wondering, is ...
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Here’s How Money Is Actually Made In Anime

Here’s How Money Is Actually Made In Anime The anime industry can seem like a confusing place at first. Why is there a fixation on moe and harems? What’s with the unsatisfying endings? What the hell is a waifu? Gintama © Shueisha / Sunrise / Bandai Namco Pictures And what ...
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All About Licensing: Part I

This article is provided courtesy of the Anime News Network by Justin Sevakis, Jun 11th 2012 Other parts in this series: Part 2 Part 3 Licensing is as essential to the American anime business as breathing — it precedes every new release, every translation and subtitling job, every line a ...
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Japanese Honorifics with Translator

“Honorific”, in linguistic lingo, refers to the little prefixes, suffixes, or titles that are added to a name in most languages, like “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, “Dr.”, “Sir” and the like. Japanese, naturally, has them. One interesting feature, however, is that there are far more of them with far more nuances of ...
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