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==You know an Episode for an Anime that's not listed...==
=You know an Episode for an Anime that's not listed...=


AniDB is a user-driven database and every user can add new episodes. So if you know an episode for an existing Anime-title that's not yet in AniDB we encourage you to add it. We also ask you to include as much info as possible when adding a new episode, it's for all users' benefit.
AniDB is a user-driven database and every user can add new episodes. So if you know an episode for an existing Anime-title that's not yet in AniDB we encourage you to add it. We also ask you to include as much info as possible when adding a new episode, it's for all users' benefit.


==Where can I add new Episodes?!==
=Where can I add new Episodes?!=
At the bottom of every anime entry is a link names "Add Episode". Once you click it you're on the "Add Episode" page. There's a lot of info you can input here.
At the bottom of every anime entry is a link names "Add Episode". Once you click it you're on the "Add Episode" page. There's a lot of info you can input here.


==Basic info you should include when adding an episode==
=Basic info you should include when adding an episode=
===Episode number===
==Episode number==
Be careful with different episode orders here. For the moment the Japanese "How it was supposed to be shown" order is our standard
Be careful with different episode orders here. For the moment the Japanese "How it was supposed to be shown" order is our standard


===Type===
==Type==
*Normal Episode
*Normal Episode
*Special/Extra Episode ''(DVD Specials, Bonus eps)'' ''(S1, S2, ...)''
*Special/Extra Episode ''(DVD Specials, Bonus eps)'' ''(S1, S2, ...)''
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{{eyecatch|Note|"Other" is NOT meant for OST's, Manga, AMV's or any other not official Special!<br>Disc menu animations are also not welcome in AniDB. Please do not add them.}}
{{eyecatch|Note|"Other" is NOT meant for OST's, Manga, AMV's or any other not official Special!<br>Disc menu animations are also not welcome in AniDB. Please do not add them.}}


===Episode Name (English)===
==Episode Name (English)==
Check the official page if it's licensed, if it's not use a translation of the romaji/kanji title.<br>
Check the official page if it's licensed, if it's not use a translation of the romaji/kanji title.<br>
If you have neither use: "Episode XX" where XX is the number of the episode. For OVAs, use "Volume XX".
If you have neither use: "Episode XX" where XX is the number of the episode. For OVAs, use "Volume XX".
{{eyecatch|Note|Episode "names" such as "Operation 9", "File #002" or "XYZ第一話" or "ABCの第三話" etc. are considered to be stylised episode numbers rather than episode titles. Please do not add them or their transcriptions/translations, use the default "Episode XX" or "Volume XX" naming convention.}}
{{eyecatch|Note|Episode "names" such as "Operation 9", "File #002" or "XYZ第一話" or "ABCの第三話" etc. are considered to be stylised episode numbers rather than episode titles. Please do not add them or their transcriptions/translations, use the default "Episode XX" or "Volume XX" naming convention.}}


===="Prologue" and "00" Episodes====
==="Prologue" and "00" Episodes===
When it comes to episodes that are numbered as "Prologue" or "00", unless there is a "clear indication" that an "episode 0" should NOT be considered as the first episode of the regular airing sequence, an episode 0 will be considered episode 1 on AniDB, as it is the first aired episode.
When it comes to episodes that are numbered as "Prologue" or "00", unless there is a "clear indication" that an "episode 0" should NOT be considered as the first episode of the regular airing sequence, an episode 0 will be considered episode 1 on AniDB, as it is the first aired episode.


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For reference, the original discussion on AniDB's moderator IRC channel can be found [http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=creq&creq.show=1&creq.id=8033071#msg16237416 here], along with follow-up comments [http://anidb.net/c8470932 here].
For reference, the original discussion on AniDB's moderator IRC channel can be found [http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=creq&creq.show=1&creq.id=8033071#msg16237416 here], along with follow-up comments [http://anidb.net/c8470932 here].


=====-- In Summary: when an "episode 0" is considered as episode 1 on AniDB=====
====In Summary: when an "episode 0" is considered as episode 1 on AniDB====
* An episode note should be added to provide a brief description.  For example: "Listed as Episode 00"
* An episode note should be added to provide a brief description.  For example: "Listed as Episode 00"
* We will apply the following episode title naming convention, to make it explicit that it is an "episode 0":
* We will apply the following episode title naming convention, to make it explicit that it is an "episode 0":
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Main_ep_title: sub_title - sub_sub_title</pre>
Main_ep_title: sub_title - sub_sub_title</pre>


====Guidance for T episodes====
===Guidance for T episodes===
T episodes include PV (preview), CM (commercial), Trailer, etc; essentially, anything that generally serves the purpose of promoting an anime is a T episode. Generally, T episode naming guidance is as follows:
T episodes include PV (preview), CM (commercial), Trailer, etc; essentially, anything that generally serves the purpose of promoting an anime is a T episode. Generally, T episode naming guidance is as follows:
* If available, provide the Japanese T episode name. For example, a web PV posted on the official YouTube would have an official title from the producer/distributor.
* If available, provide the Japanese T episode name. For example, a web PV posted on the official YouTube would have an official title from the producer/distributor.
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* Feature length PV, PV with a full TV title, etc: {{short|e183603|<nowiki>Arpeggio Movie #2 "Cadenza " Public Special Commemorative Program First 20 Minutes Release!! (Gekijouban Arpeggio Dai 2 Dan "Cadenza" Koukai Kinen Tokubetsu Bangumi Boutou 20 Bundai Koukai!! / 劇場版アルペジオ第2弾『Cadenza』公開記念特別番組 冒頭20分大公開!!)</nowiki>}}
* Feature length PV, PV with a full TV title, etc: {{short|e183603|<nowiki>Arpeggio Movie #2 "Cadenza " Public Special Commemorative Program First 20 Minutes Release!! (Gekijouban Arpeggio Dai 2 Dan "Cadenza" Koukai Kinen Tokubetsu Bangumi Boutou 20 Bundai Koukai!! / 劇場版アルペジオ第2弾『Cadenza』公開記念特別番組 冒頭20分大公開!!)</nowiki>}}


===Play Length===
==Play Length==
The play length of this episode. If over 10 minutes, round '''UP''' to the nearest multiple of 5 minutes (The only acceptable case to round down would be if it's just a few seconds over the gap. You can file that under ''cornercase.''). If under 10 minutes, rounds '''UP''' to the nearest minute.
The play length of this episode. If over 10 minutes, round '''UP''' to the nearest multiple of 5 minutes (The only acceptable case to round down would be if it's just a few seconds over the gap. You can file that under ''cornercase.''). If under 10 minutes, rounds '''UP''' to the nearest minute.


== Ordering of S Episodes -- GENERAL GUIDANCE ==
=Ordering of S Episodes -- GENERAL GUIDANCE=
There are no ''hard rules'' regarding the ordering of S episodes.  However, the following general rules of thumb should be applied:
There are no ''hard rules'' regarding the ordering of S episodes.  However, the following general rules of thumb should be applied:
# ''"Actual episodes"'' should come first before recaps.  Example: {{a|6327|Bakamonogatari}} episodes 13 to 15 (S1 to S3)
# ''"Actual episodes"'' should come first before recaps.  Example: {{a|6327|Bakamonogatari}} episodes 13 to 15 (S1 to S3)
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Above all else, common sense should apply.  These are general guidelines, and each anime should be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
Above all else, common sense should apply.  These are general guidelines, and each anime should be looked at on a case-by-case basis.


== Optional Info ==
=Optional Info=
We'd like you to add this info sooner or later to the episode since some other users will benefit from your work.
We'd like you to add this info sooner or later to the episode since some other users will benefit from your work.


===Episode Name (Romaji)===
==Episode Name (Romaji)==
Please check our [[Kanji & Romaji Guideline]] for further assistance with this.
Please check our [[Kanji & Romaji Guideline]] for further assistance with this.
*''For OVA (complete ep#=1)''<br>If there is no real ep title (aka when the ep title = anime title) just leave the field blank
*''For OVA (complete ep#=1)''<br>If there is no real ep title (aka when the ep title = anime title) just leave the field blank
*''For Movies''<br>Just leave the field blank.
*''For Movies''<br>Just leave the field blank.


===Episode Name (Kanji)===
==Episode Name (Kanji)==
Please check our [[Kanji & Romaji Guideline]] for further assistance with this.
Please check our [[Kanji & Romaji Guideline]] for further assistance with this.
[http://www.allcinema.net allcinema] is a reliable source for this.
[http://www.allcinema.net allcinema] is a reliable source for this.
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*''For Movies''<br>Just leave the field blank.
*''For Movies''<br>Just leave the field blank.


===Episode Name (Other languages)===
==Episode Name (Other languages)==
Please check:
Please check:
* The dub itself (if any)
* The dub itself (if any)
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* The official website (if any)
* The official website (if any)


===First Aired/Released and Finished Airing/Release===
==First Aired/Released and Finished Airing/Release==
Check the official Japanese(!) page, [http://cal.syoboi.jp Japanese TV Guide] or other pages listed [[Where to find release-dates for Anime|here]].
Check the official Japanese(!) page, [http://cal.syoboi.jp Japanese TV Guide] or other pages listed [[Where to find release-dates for Anime|here]].


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''Such an episode would be added as "first aired on '''02'''.03.2005"''.
''Such an episode would be added as "first aired on '''02'''.03.2005"''.


===Recap===
==Recap==
This field should only get used for pure recaps!
This field should only get used for pure recaps!


===Note===
==Note==
Extra information about the episode, such as unusual airing arrangements, etc.
Extra information about the episode, such as unusual airing arrangements, etc.


{{eyecatch|Note|Do NOT use this field to mark "filler" episodes or write general episode summaries!}}
{{eyecatch|Note|Do NOT use this field to mark "filler" episodes or write general episode summaries!}}


==How to Remove bad entries==
=How to Remove bad entries=
If you added a bad entry yourself you can remove it as long as no one added a file to this entry.  Otherwise, please post the [[ID:eid|eid]] of and a link to the entry to be removed here: {{ForumLink|21|Change Requests forum}}
If you added a bad entry yourself you can remove it as long as no one added a file to this entry.  Otherwise, please post the [[ID:eid|eid]] of and a link to the entry to be removed here: {{ForumLink|21|Change Requests forum}}


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