Just something that's been othering me for a while now. So, having a superior budget means superior animation, more detailed arts etc etc. Now, what I wonder is, what does it mean, in terms of production? What does it mean for a studio to have a big budget. In other words, where does the money go? From my understanding, an anime studio is a bunch of people sitting in a room drawing stuff. I mean, fixed costs are probably the same for everyone: computers, tables etc. So what difference does it make to have more money? Do the programs animators use differ in price that much? Or does making an anime with superior animation simply mean more frames to draw, thus animators working longer, thus having to pay them more? Or does it mean that those real pros who can make something look really good are more expensive to get working for you? Another thing I've been wondering comes directly from me watching some long running series (Bleach etc). Because they're so long, studios cheapen on some episodes and make one episode every once in a while look good. Now when "cheapening", I can understand there being a lot of still shots, and directing that uses tricks for the animation not to have to be so great. But see, there are some "cheap" episodes that not only have non-existing animation, but for which the arts are absolutely horrid. But that I mean characters being drawn off-model, being completely distorted etc. Cheapening on animation = drawing less frames. So what does cheapening on art mean? Hiring people that just can't draw? Looks like some studios really do that, judging from your average "long-running series" episode. ...I tried to make things as clear as possible XD. Hopefully you guys understand what I'm trying to say here.