How to Free! (From Animation Do’s first Free! series Creation Notebook)
A TV anime series is generally made in increments of 3 months=1 cour (approximately 10-13 episodes).
The main staff decide the production’s trend, worldview, and setting. These are the so-called director, character designer, chief animation director (CAD), art director, color designer, setting creator, and director of photography. They primarily come up with the setting materials and check the animation products. Apart from the main staff, each episode has its own staff of unit/episode director (UD/ED), genga/key frame animators, douga/in-between animators, painters, photographers, and so on that work on that episode. Each episode’s staff are a team for that episode pushing along production simultaneously.