Top 5 Behind The Scenes Facts About the Most Popular Anime
Here are the top 5 behind the production stories about the most popular and love anime. Are you ready for a big major surprise folks?
5. Sunrise had no confidence and faith in Code Geass series and that it may fall and fail.
Code Geass is a standout among the most well known anime series around the globe, yet Sunrise anticipated that it would be a disappointment.
Sunrise didn't create the development of the show simple for Director Taniguchi and his employees. Season 1 was cut from fifty episodes all the way down to twenty five. The first season’s success also didn’t offer Taniguchi a lot of freedom for the second season. A modification in time slots forced them to tone down the content and to incorporate a time skip, therefore new viewers wouldn’t get too confused with the story up to it point.
The only good thing to come from Sunrise’s restrictive nature was that Taniguchi had to create the Geass power and C.C. in order for the series to get greenlit.
4. Angel Beats! was randomly cut short completely.
The most common criticism against Angel Beats! is that it’s too short. Most shows are reduce due to lack of confidence, a natural disaster, or unhealthy viewer numbers. None of that applies to Angel Beats!, it had been simply every which way cut from twenty six to thirteen episodes.
One potential reason is that the project take away an excessive amount of time for Key’s employees.
However, Angel Beats! has expanded into a booming multi-media franchise with a lightweight novel, two manga, a visual novel, and 3 OVAs
3. The Cell Saga in Dragon Ball Z was the result of staffs decision not the director.
For most fans, the Frieza and Cell sagas are considered the best arcs in Dragon Ball Z.
But what some fans don’t know is that Akira Toriyama’s editors are just as responsible for their popularity as he is. In the case of the Cell saga, the editors kept rejecting Toriyama’s villains. That’s the reason why Toriyama cut from the Android to the Cell saga so quickly. It’s also why Goku and crew fight Androids 19 and 20, then 17 and 18, and the three forms of Cell in a relatively short time.
And let’s be honest, the change from Cell’s second to third form was more than welcomed.
2. Naruto was supposed to be a ramen manga
Naruto mangaka Masashi Kishimoto once revealed that in his first ever TV interview, he initially planned Naruto “to be about ramen” and that “it is aimed at boys in middle school.”
“I initially thought I would write a story about ramen, but it wasn’t accepted.”
“So I thought I might do something about Japan and with ninja in it.”
The crazy thought was obviously not accepted..
1. Did Dragon Ball influence the birth of One Piece?
More than 20 years ago, Eiichiro Oda was a huge fan, and also an assistant of Akira Toriyama. Oda was inspired by Akira Toriyama’s work (notably, Dragon Ball) and aspired to become a manga artist. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997 quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan with sales of over 65 million copies.
Seen from what’s supposedly an old Dragon Ball manga, you can see the back of a straw hat (kinda like Luffy’s) and a skinny character in a tank top (kinda like Luffy). So did this influence Oda, or the straw hat boy was drawn by him at that time he was working with Akira Toriyama?