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Send in as many or as often as you like. We can only pick three questions a week (and unfortunately we don't have ALL the answers) so if you haven't been chosen, don't be discouraged, and keep on sending. HOWEVER, READ THIS FIRST:

  • CHECK THE ARCHIVES FIRST.He's answered a lot of questions already!
  • If you want to be a voice actor, READ THIS.
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  • Keep it short -- like, a paragraph at most, and use proper grammar or punctuation.

If Answerman does not answer your question you can always try asking in our forums, there are a lot of knowledgeable people in there, and if your question goes unanswered the editors will probably take a look at it. During our first year of operation we were very proud of the fact that every question sent to us was answered. Unfortunately, as the popularity of Anime News Network grew, so did the number of questions. If we were to answer just half of the questions sent our way, we wouldn't have enough time to work on the site itself. It pains us to say this, but... Please do not send questions about anime, anime companies, etc... to the editors (or newsroom for that matter), they will not be answered.


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