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We also ask you to include as much info as possible when adding a new anime, it's for all users' benefit.
== Where can I add Anime? ==
You can find the {{AniDBLink|addanime|add anime}} link at the bottom of the [[animelist]] or [[MyList]]. Once you click it you're on the "Add Anime" page. There's a lot of info you can input here.
==Basic Info==
...which should be included when adding an anime.
===Anime Title===The Anime Title is the "main title" that AniDB associates with the anime entry. In most cases , this is the romaji Japanese/Korean/Chinese transcription of the official original-language title.<br>Please also read our [[AniDB Definition:Romanisation|Japanese Romanisation]] Guideline for further assistance with thistranscribing Japanese.<br>Please also read our [[Content:Titles|Titling policy page]] for more rules on titling.
''ExampleGeneral example:'' Official English official title: [http://anidb.net/a6107 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood] Japanese official title: 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (2009) Official Japanese romaji title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi(2009)
Though there are exceptions like {{a|438|You're Under Arrest}} for which If the official same title is has been previously used in English or some other language. In those cases the romaji title is past, the newer anime generally gets the year-of-release appended to be added as a synonym. In case of distinguish it from the {{a|438|You're Under Arrest}} that would be ''Taiho Shichauzo''older anime.
=In general, if the official original language title, in the video or otherwise, comes with a foreign language portion, generally (but not always) English, that foreign portion is included in the Official Japanese title.<br>However, if the foreign portion is "otherwise ignored", we would drop it from the transcription. "Otherwise ignored" refers to, but is not limited to references to the anime: on websites, in the media, in the Japanese trailer. Please read our [[Content:Titles|Titling policy page]] for additional details and explanations regarding all titling issues. ==Type===
Check the official Japanese(!) page or [http://www.allcinema.net allcinema].<br>
Sometimes OVAs are shown on Pay-TV before they are get sold (PPV). Those are to be added as TV and not OVA(!), since only the first airing counts!
===Episodes===Check the official JapaneseSee also this (!outdated) page, with AniDB definitions of anime types: [http://www.allcinema.net allcinema[Anime_Type|Anime Type] or [http://cal.syoboi.jp Japanese TV Guide].
==Airing Dates=====First Aired/Released and Finished Airing/ReleaseGeneral Guidance===Those are Generally, the Japanese/Chinese/Korean/Asian air date is the first and most precise airairing/release dates date worldwide. Most of for both individual episodes and the time it's Japaneseanime as a whole. Check the official Asian page, [http://www.allcinema.net allcinema], the [http://cal.syoboi.jp Japanese TV Guide] (explained [[TV schedule|here]]), or other pages [[Where to find release-dates for Anime|listed here]].
Indefinite datesThe Western air date should only be used if the Western airing is '''materially earlier''' than the Asian one. Otherwise, use the air date in the home market. For example:* When the Western simulcast of a Japanese anime is 5 hours earlier, causing a 1-day date mismatch with day or month given as ??Japan due to timezones, are accepted when there use the Japanese date.* When the Western TV premier is no other accurate 3 months earlier than the Japanese release , use the earlier Western date available worldwide. For example, {{short|a12023|FLCL Progressive}} first aired on US channel Adult Swim's Toonami block as a 6-episode series from 03.06.2018 till 07.07.2018. It did not air in Japan until 28.09.2018, where it was released in a movie format.
:''Examples:'' <tt>??===Number of Episodes===The above-mentioned sources are usually the most accurate when it comes to the correct episode count.10In most cases, the AniDB entry should reflect the number of episodes for the original home market.2006</tt> for some time If the airing in October 2006another market has remixed or re-cut the episodes, <tt>??the home market cut should prevail.??* For example, the US release of {{Short|a1530|Dragon Ball Z}} condensed the first 80 episodes from the Japanese airing into 65 episodes for the US airing; this is informally referred to as a "US chopjob".1954</tt> The Japanese episode count and airing dates would override, as Japan is both the first-release market and the home market for some time in 1954the anime.
Be careful ===First Aired/Released and Finished Airing/Release Dates on the Anime Entry===Indefinite dates, with shows that have 24:00 and later air hours - day or month given as ??, are accepted when there is no other accurate release date available worldwide. Typically, this means that show will air on is used when the night after anime is first announced and the specified dateprecise airing dates have not yet been defined.
:''ExampleExamples:'' Japanese TV schedule says: <tt>01??.0310.2005 25:302006</tt> - this means it aired: 02for some time in October 2006, <tt>??.??.031954</tt> for some time in 1954.2005 01:30{{eyecatch|Note|Adding an anime without a start date will not be accepted.}}
====Japanese TV Schedule Timestamps===={{eyecatchmain|NoteContent:Episodes#Japanese TV Schedule Timestamps}}{{#lsth:Content:Episodes|Adding an anime without Japanese TV Schedule Timestamps}}====1st Airings at Special Events====Where the 1st air date is a start special airing, i.e. a pre-screening, we generally use this as the air date will , given that this is the 1st worldwide release. However, if the special airing is '''extremely limited''' (for example, a one-off airing on a Japan airlines flight), this would generally not be acceptedused as a 1st air date.'''Discretion should be used on a case-by-case basis!''' See Adv. User subforum discussion for details [https://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=cmt&id=70753 here.]{{eyecatch|Important|'''Discretion should be used on a case-by-case basis!'''}}
===Image===The image ID field allows you to add a picture for this anime. It will be displayed together with the anime information. You must first download picture to your local disk and then use the [http://anidb.net/cgi-bin/picupload.pl Pic image uploader, available from the "Upload Function] " button, to transfer it to the AniDB server.The [http://anidb.net/cgi-bin/picupload.pl Pic Upload Function] image uploader generates short image IDs, which look like xxx.jpg (xxx is a number). After uploading a picture copy in the upload popup, this ID as-is automatically entered into the PIC ID relevant field.:* The recommended maximum allowed size for pictures is 300x400400 by 600 pixels. Horizontal banner form images are also allowed up to 500 by 200 pixels, but you are strongly encouraged to use a vertical image instead whenever possible.
:* Don't use animated pictures.
:* There is no The picture must be less than 150 KB in size limit. If necessary, but lower the JPG quality value in your image editor or utilize tools like [https://ezgif.com/optijpeg this JPG optimizer] to meet the picture should stay under 100KB, if possiblerequired limit.
=== Description ===
:* This should be a short summary of the anime in '''British English'''.
:* Preferable with as little spoilers as possible.
:* '''Link''' to entries in '''Cast''' and '''Staff''' tabs, i.e.gcharacter names and creator names. creator <br>Convention: Only link such names '''the first time''' they are mentioned. This is to avoid needless excessive ''highlighting'' all over the description. :* Avoid using abbreviations like "don't" or "he'll", use "do not" and character names"he will" instead. Only keep those for quotations of direct speech.:* Generally try to keep the quality level at Wikipedia standard (less dry maybe though).
:* No personal comments, please!
:* No rumours!
{{eyecatch|1|Note|In case someone finds a '''better''' description, any previous description may well be replaced.}}
===About highlighting text= ==As the following sections will show highlighting of words/text in the description of an anime should be done very very sparingly. Several important pointers:  :* Use of '''''italics''''' in special sections and unlinked names::** As the section [[#Description layout|Description layout ]] points out the '''source''' and '''note''' paragraphs are all in '''''italics'''''.:** Generally, if '''names of characters''', '''organisations''' or '''creators''' are *not* mentioned in the tabs '''Cast''' and '''Staff''', i.e. they cannot be linked, then they should be put in italics. Reasons: For one it helps the reader distinguish story description from actual names, plus it is a reminder to link the names once the CharDB features those names.:** Convention: Only put unlinked names into italics the '''first time'''. This is to avoid needless excessive highlighting of these names all over the description.:** Rarely, italics may also be used to highlight certain words that require '''emphasis'''.:** Avoid putting '''links''' into italics. The link itself is already highlighted so "double-highlighting" is pretty much redundant.:** Avoid highlighting '''commonly known real-world''' names e.g. of locations, or shops, convention centres, or console names, ...:* Use of '''bold''' — independent story titles, very special paragraphs::** '''Bold''' text should be used very very sparingly, i.e. when in doubt do not use it. :** One case where the use of bold words has proven to be useful are '''"compilation" anime''' series that are made up of named, completely separate stories, e.g. by different directors. In this case each story title is set in bold, and the rest of the separate paragraph describes the individual story briefly. :** When a series is spread over several seasons, it can help e.g. the season two description to repeat (summarize) part of the first seasons description, to put the former into context. For this place a '''Recap:''' at the beginning of the paragraph. (Avoid this if possible though, better write everything from scratch.){{eyecatchLight|2|Examples|Use of bold type for "compilation" anime: {{a|7056|Aoi Bungaku Series}}, {{a|6748|Halo Legends}}, {{a|6757|Shakugan no Shana S}}. Example use of "Recap:" in {{a|4559|Ichigo Mashimaro OVA}}.}}:* Use of '''<u>underline</u>''' — never!::** Please completely '''avoid using <u>underline</u>''' in any part of the description. This text style is not required, and IMO ([[User:foo2|foo2]]) is ugly. ===Description layout===
* <'''Based on''' (optional)>
<empty line>
''Note: <Additional '''information''' (optional, in italics)>''
{{eyecatchLight|1|Placeholders?|The text between '''<''' and '''>''' in the above code is a just a placeholder!}}
{{eyecatchLight|1|Optional?|Only the actual '''description''' section is required, the other sections are optional (dependant on data availability, obviously).}}
{{eyecatchLight|1|Example|A good real-world example for the described layout above can be found for the anime: {{a|6465|Ookami to Kohaku-iro no Yuuutsu}}.}}
==== Based on ====If you have information on what the anime was '''based on''' (e.g. manga or game), then add a line at the top of the description by prefixing it with the '''*''' (asterisk) character. Be sure to highlight names, or when possible link these names. See ''{{a|621|D.N. Angel}}'' and ''{{a|6216257|K-On!}}'' as examples:
* Based on a shoujo manga series by <font color=green>[url=<nowiki>http://anidb.net/</nowiki>'''cr'''6367]</font>Sugisaki Yukiru{{colour|green|[/url]}},
serialised in <font color=green>[url=<nowiki>http://anidb.net/</nowiki>'''cr'''22671]</font>Monthly Asuka{{colour|green|[/url]}}.
{{eyecatchLight|1|Highlighting|Please use '''''italics''''' (<tt>[i]...[/i]</tt> tags) to highlight '''names''' in the "Based on" section that do '''not''' have link information available!}}
==== Anime spoiler-free description text ====
Try to write a concise "appetizer" for the animation, that describes the story without giving away spoiler-related content. There are several sources for such descriptions: Use the official R1 DVD descriptions (preferred on AniDB), or you could write one yourself, or you could simply copy 'n' paste an existing description from one of many anime sites, or from Wikipedia.
{{eyecatchLight|1|Important|When copying content always credit the source, and also make doubly sure that you are actually allowed to copy the content! For the English Wikipedia this is usually OK.}}
'''Example from {{a|6216257|K-On!}}:'''
The healthy and energetic <font color=green>[url=<nowiki>http://anidb.net/</nowiki>'''ch'''4426]</font>Tainaka Ritsu{{colour|green|[/url]}}
(club president, drums) decides to join the school's '''[i]'''Light Music Club'''[/i]''', ...
{{eyecatchLight|1|Link usage|If '''Cast''' (tab) information is available for the anime, be sure to add the appropriate links to the "Description" section using the '''ch'''aracter ID.}}
{{eyecatchLight|1|Highlighting|Again, please use '''''italics''''' (<tt>[i]...[/i]</tt> tags) to highlight '''names''' in the "Description" section that do '''not''' have link information available!}}
{{eyecatchLight|1|Avoid breaking<br>the 4th Wall|Please try to avoid "Breaking the 4th Wall" when writing the description of the anime, i.e. avoid adding info that cannot be know by the characters *in* the anime world. Typical phrases like "the main character is", "the story centres on", or "the series continues the adventures of <anime name>" are usually redundant anyway. Of course the story "centres on", otherwise that part of the description would be irrelevant. Such phrases irritate the reader, who is trying to follow the character setup and plot of the anime.<br>Info about e.g. series continuation should only be placed in the '''note''' section if the viewer '''needs''' to know of the previous anime to understand the current one.}}
==== Crediting the source of the description ====As mentioned there are several possibly possible sources for an anime description. Always place this source line in '''''italics''''' to separate it from the main description text. Here is how to credit them:
* The best way is to use the '''official R1 DVD''' descriptions in which case you do not need to give credits.
:For example: ''Source: ANN'' (use the <tt>[i][/i]</tt> tags for italics).
==== Additional Note ====
At times there is information pertaining to an anime that does not fit the "based on" (origin) or "description" (story) sections. This content should be placed in the "note" section. Always place such a note in '''''italics''''' to separate it from the main description text.
[i]Note: The Spice & Wolf novel, [/i]Ookami to Kin no Mugiho[i] was
released on April 30 in a package that included this episode.[/i]
 
* Since the note is already in italics, wanting to highlight words requires you to turn off italics around e.g. names (using the <tt>[/i] [i]</tt> tags). See above example.
{{eyecatchLight|1|Note|Other information to place here: special versions of the anime available (packaged with), details on the release format, early screenings, release dates (only if pertinent), awards won, general information putting the anime in context, number of initially planned episodes, why the anime was cancelled and where (if at all) it was continued...}}
==Optional Info=====URL===
Enter the URL of the official Japanese(!) page here. You may add the official English page, if you are unable to find the Japanese one. Please do not add any unofficial or fan pages.
===ANN (Anime News Network) ID/URL===
Visit the [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php ANN] page for this anime and copy the link to the entry in this field.
===AnimeNfo URL===
Visit the [http://www.animenfo.com/ AnimeNfo] page for this anime and copy the link to the entry in this field.
===allcinema URL===
Visit the [http://www.allcinema.net/ allcinema] page for this anime and copy the link to the entry in this field.
==Approval==
New anime entries first need an approval by a mod before they are added to AniDB. You can see the status of your addition once you click on the '''[[MyCreqs|my creqs]]''' link in the left menu.
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