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Creator sources really depend on what kind of a creator are we talking about, musician, seiyuu, producer or mangaka. The general source would be Japanese wiki, yes. People should also take note that the actual written name of a creator is the one given officially by Japanese source and therefore it's in most cases the Kanji name. 谷口悟朗 is a proper Japanese name, Taniguchi Gorou is just the transcription of it. So when you request the addition of a new creator without providing the Official Japanese name, then you're trying to add a non-existent creator entry. Of course there are exceptions, like company names and especially musicians that officially give their names in Roman letters. This does mean that if you want to add a creator without a Japanese wiki entry and who also doesn't appear on allcinema or there's no reading given for that person, then figuring out the transcription name is guesswork at best unless you can find some solid source for the reading on Google, if not, then you can use for example , enter the sure name and then given name (they must be added separately, can't add 谷口悟朗 at once, 谷口 first to get the surname marked as "s", then 悟朗 to get the male given name marked as "m". "f" means female given name) and just see which is the most common name by looking at the numbers, the higher the number, the more common the name, and romanise it (either with [ animelab] or []) to get the Main Title. The namer tool, which is written by rar, doesn't feature every Japanese name given, so there can be no matches, but generally, if Google doesn't return any info and the namer tool gives no matches to 1 or both parts of the name, the creator probably doesn't exist with that name.
==Guises/Aliases==A creator gets separate entries for each stage name he or she is /pseudonym they get credited under. For example, Wakamoto Norio has [ one the main entry] for his real name, and [ another] for work done under the pseudonym Hiruma Kyounosuke. Creators starting to use the hiragana/katakana version of their kanji name is one of the usual cases for guises. '''Note that we only want guises for names that are without a doubt pseudonyms and NOT for 1 kanji miscredits in the video or on the websites.''' Unfortunately it's commonplace even for actual video credits to display a person's name wrong. This is primarily caused by the fact that the same name can be written in different kanji, and sometimes they simply make a typo. One of the prime cases of miscredits is the family name Saitou; the most widespread version of writing it is 斉藤, which is often given even if the person's real name is written as 斎藤 (vice versa can apply as well). In cases of miscredits, adding the wrongly credited version as another name for the creator (as Alias) is preferred instead of adding it as a guise.
Visit one You will know if a person has guise(s) added when you open a creator entry, and all the other guises will appear underneath, unless you have [ ajax enabled](which is enabled by default), in which case they can be accessed via an inconspicuous pop-up menuor by clicking Previous/Next buttons.
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