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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:25 am Reply with quote
molibdaenum wrote:
Is it possible to change Dr. Movie (#1175) to DR Movie? --> Company Profile

You see, even on that official page, there are two versions: "Company Name: DR MOVIE Co., Ltd." and "Copyright (c) 2002 DRMOVIE CO.,LTD." The Korean page uses DRMovie Co., Ltd., though.

By the way, it has two duplicated pages: this and this.

molibdaenum wrote:
Which entries exactly (#???) can't be changed?

If you submit or search for "Shogakukan," you'll be redirected to Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd. (ShoPro). The latter is a subsidiary of the former.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 am Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:

You see, even on that official page, there are two versions: "Company Name: DR MOVIE Co., Ltd." and "Copyright (c) 2002 DRMOVIE CO.,LTD." The Korean page uses DRMovie Co., Ltd., though.

By the way, it has two duplicated pages: this and this.

I have never seen "DRMOVIE" in the credits. Madhouse (always) writes "DR MOVIE" (all capitals); you may check it in Hunter x Hunter or Photo Kano credits for example. I think "DRMOVIE" is just a typo; here (English version) we can clearly see that all group companies have DR separated: DR MOVIE, Busan DR, DR MOI (DR MOI became later MOI Animation)
This may also help: DR MOVIE profile in kocca (Korea Creative Content Agency)

By the way, did you know that MADBOX is the former DR TOKYO (#4256)? Look at domain's registrant.

dormcat wrote:
molibdaenum wrote:
Which entries exactly (#???) can't be changed?

If you submit or search for "Shogakukan," you'll be redirected to Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd. (ShoPro). The latter is a subsidiary of the former.

I assumed that old entries like "Madhouse Studios" (#392) and "Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd." (#1017) can't be changed, due to technical limitations; did I misunderstand? I wanted to know which IDs in general are affected.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:34 pm Reply with quote
Atelier Buuka (#3124)
Atelier BWCA (#1461)

The correct name is apparently Atelier BWCA (from brownie??); here is a description in company's website:
http://atelierbwca.web.fc2.com/​bwca.​html

[done]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:28 am Reply with quote
This seems to be a slightly confusing one. By name they're duplicates, but in content they're not.

Kodansha USA
Kodansha Comics

USA only has one title, Yakuza Moon, which appears to be have been published by the now-defunct Kodansha International, which isn't in the encyclopedia (Some of USA's news articles are for Int'l, some are newer).

Comics seems to have the correct titles/info for the current publishing company. The website is "kodanshacomics.com", although the title of site is "Kodansha Comics USA". The copyright info, however, is "Kodansha USA Publishing."

Here would be my suggestions:
1) Kodansha USA is changed to Kodansha International. Migrate news articles about the current company to Kodansha Comics' page.
2) Contact Kodansha and ask what they'd like the official name in the encyclopedia to be
3) Make sure "Kodansha Comics", "Kodansha USA", and "Kodansha Comics USA" all point to whatever the official name is going to be, so news articles go to the right page.

Dunno if that third part is possible, but, as it is, "USA" is still listed as the wrong company.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:46 pm Reply with quote
We have three companies with the same kanji reading, 桂成プロダクション

Kyoe Sung Production
Kyesung Production, Inc.
Keisei Productions

According to Japanese Wikipedia, the correct romanization is Kyoe Sung Production. This random site says so too. (Incidentally, this person has collected a lot of links to animation studios' official sites, I think I'm going to check to make sure we have all of them listed after I finish on the title I'm currently working on. More updates to this thread possible.)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:40 pm Reply with quote
This one has been reported a couple times over the last 9 years. And we are up to 6 variations now.

Half H P Studio
Half H-P Studio
Half H.P Studio
Half HP Studio
HALF H・P STUDIO
HALF H·P STUDIO

As previously stated by woelfie then Devil Doll, the raised dot is the correct spelling according to their own English language website. As a matter of fact, the English version of their company information page names themselves "HALF H·P STUDIO Co.,Ltd"

So, the way I see it, we either make a 7th company or use the last one in that list above. If you just need manhours to add credits instead of doing a merge, I've got no problem saving you guys the time.

[done]
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Ken Tsukishirou



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:16 am Reply with quote
Animax (Brasil) - company#4865

Animax Brazil - company#5216


They were really the same company. The first one has most of the information about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:33 pm Reply with quote
Ken Tsukishirou wrote:
Animax (Brasil) - company#4865

Animax Brazil - company#5216


They were really the same company. The first one has most of the information about it.

Could you provide a screencap of http://www.animax.com.br/​ ? Either the site is IP-specific and cannot be accessed outside Brazil, or the URL is no longer active and any old link would be redirected to http://www.animaxtv.com/​
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Ken Tsukishirou



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 pm Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
Ken Tsukishirou wrote:
Animax (Brasil) - company#4865

Animax Brazil - company#5216


They were really the same company. The first one has most of the information about it.

Could you provide a screencap of http://www.animax.com.br/​ ? Either the site is IP-specific and cannot be accessed outside Brazil, or the URL is no longer active and any old link would be redirected to http://www.animaxtv.com/​


Animax.com.br doesn't exist.

http://i.imgur.com/​cKLd8r1.​jpg

Animax doesn't exist any longer for Brazil (it's now Sony Spin and doesn't broadcast any anime). If you go to Animaxtv.com, you will find Spin among the options. Sony Spin website is all what remained. It's a totally different channel, though.

Using Google Chrome here, Animaxtv.com redirects to Crackle.com.br.

http://i.imgur.com/​lL55zKL.​jpg

The probable reason is that, some time ago, Sony said Brazilian Crackle would be the broadcaster of the old Animax animes for Brazil, but on Crackle.com.br only Blood+ and Death Note are available. Brazilian Netflix got a few more, but that's all.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:05 am Reply with quote
Ken Tsukishirou wrote:
Animax.com.br doesn't exist.

http://i.imgur.com/​cKLd8r1.​jpg

Animax doesn't exist any longer for Brazil (it's now Sony Spin and doesn't broadcast any anime). If you go to Animaxtv.com, you will find Spin among the options. Sony Spin website is all what remained. It's a totally different channel, though.

Using Google Chrome here, Animaxtv.com redirects to Crackle.com.br.

http://i.imgur.com/​lL55zKL.​jpg

I'm not sure the reason you removed "www" in the URL I mentioned, but www.animax.com.br existed from late 2005 to the end of 2007. Starting from Jan 1, 2008, the site entered a 6-months reconstruction and became www.animax-la.com in June 2008. The site was reconstructed again in 2011; old URLs get redirected to www.animaxtv.com

The main page of www.animax.com.br between 2005 and 2007 consisted of a Flash-based page mimicking a TV set. The page didn't contain any text outside the simulated TV set, making confirmation of whether parentheses existed in the title very difficult.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:14 am Reply with quote
I would having parenthesis in company names is a bad idea regardless of what the site says, for the simple reason that the input form interprets parenthesis as a precision, thus requiring manual correction.

With regards to Brazil/Brasil, the title text for http://web.archive.org/​web/​20090213062607/​http:​/​/​br.​animaxtv.​com/​ says "Brasil Animax".
I guess Animax.com.br is an older version of the site? I've bypassed the Flash and found a site map here: http://web.archive.org/​web/​20061118022122/​http:​/​/​www.​animax.​com.​br/​animax/​map.​html

Brasil is Portuguese for Brazil so as an English site we could technically use either I guess, depending on whether we are treating it as an entity or an identity.

Handling of regional offshoots in general is something I've been meaning to bring up for a long time, but it is a complex subject, e.g. should titles distributed in the UK for the French company Kaze be attributed as licensed to "Kaze UK (UK & Ireland)" or "Kaze (UK & Ireland)"? Manga is more complicated since it originally started as a UK company...

--edit--

PS: Some portuguese entries are have wrong company broadcaster.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:00 pm Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
Ken Tsukishirou wrote:
Animax.com.br doesn't exist.

http://i.imgur.com/​cKLd8r1.​jpg

Animax doesn't exist any longer for Brazil (it's now Sony Spin and doesn't broadcast any anime). If you go to Animaxtv.com, you will find Spin among the options. Sony Spin website is all what remained. It's a totally different channel, though.

Using Google Chrome here, Animaxtv.com redirects to Crackle.com.br.

http://i.imgur.com/​lL55zKL.​jpg

I'm not sure the reason you removed "www" in the URL I mentioned, but www.animax.com.br existed from late 2005 to the end of 2007. Starting from Jan 1, 2008, the site entered a 6-months reconstruction and became www.animax-la.com in June 2008. The site was reconstructed again in 2011; old URLs get redirected to www.animaxtv.com

The main page of www.animax.com.br between 2005 and 2007 consisted of a Flash-based page mimicking a TV set. The page didn't contain any text outside the simulated TV set, making confirmation of whether parentheses existed in the title very difficult.


Aw, I am not saying that www.animax.com.br never existed, I'm just telling you that it doesn't exist now.

About putting just animax.com.br, sorry for that, I thought the browser would complete with "www".

Well, if I put www.animax.com.br, it gets redirected to animaxtv.com, just like you were saying (or to crackle.com.br, if I use Google Chrome).

I don't remember many things about their website, but about the parenthesis, in my opinion, I don't think it is so important, since most of the local Animax titles are registered in the pattern "Animax + name of the country/region in English" on the encyclopedia.
For example:
Animax South Africa company#8652
Animax India
company#2672

Just see that the page called "Animax (Brasil)" has most of the information (except for the fact Animax Brazil never broadcasted Baby Baachan and the first series of Super Milk-chan). So I suppose it would be better to rename it to Animax Brazil, if it is possible (and if you want).

If you need some more information, I will try to help you if I can.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:15 am Reply with quote
I have to point this out again:

molibdaenum wrote:
Atelier Buuka (#3124)
Atelier BWCA (#1461)

The correct name is apparently Atelier BWCA (from brownie??); here is a description in company's website:
http://atelierbwca.web.fc2.com/​bwca.​html

Could someone merge these please?

And another small request: in [Ainime Mirai] list, there are some titles like Ryo marked as (OAV). All titles in this list should be marked as (movie).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:06 am Reply with quote
molibdaenum wrote:
And another small request: in [Ainime Mirai] list, there are some titles like Ryo marked as (OAV). All titles in this list should be marked as (movie).

Is this one of those cases where it is not at all clear? I mean, we have this: Studio ZEXCS Lists Aruvu Rezuru Anime as OVA.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:09 am Reply with quote
Fujimishobo is a duplicate of Fujimi Shobo.

[done]


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