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dormcat
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:54 am Reply with quote
The Chained Wolf wrote:
I suggested the name of a manga to the encyclopedia. How long will it be before an entry is set up which I can edit?

Well it really depends. If it becomes a subject of front page news e.g. adapted for anime, North America license announcement, copycat criminal, banned by Tokyo governor, etc., then the chance of getting approved within 24 hours will increase significantly. If the title is very niched, with a very small fan base and virtually no media attention, then of course it might take longer to be noticed.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:35 pm Reply with quote
Rhyono wrote:
Why do some animes lack a rating piece, such as Sky Blue?

The rating graph will not appear for titles that have too few votes (at the moment, fewer than 11 votes)

It will also not appear for "quarantined" titles; for example Sky Blue is not anime but a Korean animation, so while it's in the Encyclopedia for historical ad-hoc reasons it does not show up in the regular listing for the letter S and does not have a rating graph.
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doc-watson42
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Joined: 10 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:44 pm Reply with quote
How are the main titles of Encyclopedia entries chosen?

Posted Mon 08 Jul 2002 01:19 am:

Dan42 wrote:
Basically, we have decided on having the english title as main title of an anime (whenever possible). This is really just a matter of policy because either japanese or english would be fine. We chose english because, as sailormech pointed out, ANN is an english-language website. We definitely want the main title to be the official english name when the anime has been licensed. For unlicensed anime... the japanese name would probably be the best option.

Apart from that, this is not really an issue. Main titles and alternative titles are both displayed in the encyclopedia, and they both lead to the same page. Pretty much the only difference is that alternative titles have to be approved by us before appearing in the list of titles (they appear in the anime's details though). So if someone enters a title very similar to one that is already listed, like "Please Save My Earth - From Alice, To Rin", we simply will keep it as an alternative title but not list it with the other titles.

Posted Fri 06 Jan 2012 05:46 am:

dormcat wrote:
If an official North American title is not available, the official Latin-based (English preferred) title used by the Japanese license holder(s) has a higher priority (which has a meaning) than a romaji title (which only tells how to pronounce).
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:49 am Reply with quote
Calathan wrote:
Why do some shows have multiple seasons listed together in one entry, while other shows get separate entries for separate seasons?

The Golden Rule is that a new season should always be submitted as a separate series, to prevent ginormous pages with bazillions of credits. If the episode count doesn't restart at 1 in the new season, it's not problem to have the episode list pick up where the previous season left off. So you could have episodes 1-13 in series 1 and episodes 14-26 in series 2.

The Golden Exception is that if a lot of data has already accumulated in a single series for multiple seasons, then it's far more trouble to split than it's worth. Ratings, especially, are not really splittable. These series should be left as they are unless there is a strong consensus that for some specific reason we need to undertake the work of splitting them up.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:06 am Reply with quote
doc-watson42 wrote:
What is the Encyclopedia policy on spoilers?

Including a great deal of information is the goal of the Encyclopedia, so minor spoilers are fine and often inevitable. People who look up detailed information about a show should understand the potential for spoilers. But major spoilers are to be avoided if possible. For example, don't reveal major plot twists in the plot summary, and don't reveal a character's secret identity in the cast list if doing so would spoil a big surprise (like "Luke I am your father").


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Dan42
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 am Reply with quote
DerekTheRed wrote:
Often, the credits of an anime will read something like this
Super Sweet Show DX Credits wrote:
Key Animation:
Satoshi Kon, Hideki Ano, Leiji Matsumoto
Shinichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki

Awesome Productions Ltd.
Jiro Yamada, Hiroshi Satou, Akira Suzuki

This implies that the last three are employees of Awesome Productions Limited. What is the encyclopedia's position on the practice of putting "Awesome Productions Ltd." in the precision field for the last three gentlemen?

While this information is not strictly necessary, it is part of the original credits. Also, in situations where two people have the same name but worked at different companies it's very helpful in establishing which credit belong to which person. So we encourage people to add the company name as a precision when it's specified in the original credits as above. We recommend keeping it separate from other precisions, so rather than submitting a credit with "eps 1-3; Company ABC" it's better to submit it twice, once with "eps 1-3" and once with "Company ABC".
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Masakaki wrote:
Why is there no encyclopedia section for light novels?

While the main scope of the ANN Encyclopedia is anime and manga, we sometimes include certain other types of works that are of interest to anime and manga fans, either because they are stylistically similar or because they are part of the same franchise. This includes but is not limited to:

* novels (including light novels)
* manhwa (Korean manga)
* OEL manga
* Japanese live-action (including tokusatsu)
* Korean animation

An Encyclopedia editor may, at his sole judgment and discretion, add such a title to the Encyclopedia if he judges it is 'of interest' to anime fans.

But we don't want to turn this place into an Encyclopedia of everything and anything remotely connected to Japan. In order to preserve the focus of the Encyclopedia, these "not anime/manga but related" works are not displayed in the alphabetical listings. They can still be found when searching by name or by genre, and they are displayed in the "Related anime" section of relevant titles. But they are simply not part of the Encyclopedia's main scope, and we're keeping them out of plain view to help prevent mission creep.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:05 pm Reply with quote
Ignatz wrote:
How do I write text in bold/italic in the comments near the titles of "My Anime" list? I tried doing the same as posting in forum, but it doesn't work in My Anime list.

Use html tags. It's almost the same as phpbb tags:
Code:
<b>bold</b>
<i>italic</i>
<u>underlined</u>
<a href="http://url">link</a>
<img src="http://image-url">
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Lapin noir



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:28 pm Reply with quote
Within the encyclopaedia, what is the difference between "Distributor" and "Licensed by", what precisely qualifies as each of them, and in what order should they be entered?

I know that some home video publishers are also distributors, while some smaller ones have their releases distributed by a larger company (e.g. Sentai Filmworks and Maiden Japan are publishing labels distributed by Section23 Films). But as of now, all the encyclopaedia entries I've seen seem to credit the US publisher as both "Distributor" and "Licensed by" and other publishers internationally as only "Distributor". This doesn't make sense if licensor = publisher as I described it (so I presume it's not, but then what is it?) and it also seems redundant to credit the US one twice, if it is always both distributor and licensor.

While we're at it, what is the preferred way of differentiating between different cinema and home video distributors of the same title in the same country? (E.g. GKIDS releases are distributed in cinemas in the US by them but on video in the US by Cinedigm Entertainment.)
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