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→‎Episode Title: Changing top level section from English guidance to all title guidance, and refactoring all "name" references to "title" for consistency with AniDB terminology
(→‎Guidance for T episodes: Refinement of the T episode policy as per CDB's comments at https://anidb.net/admin/creq/13120163#msg26458898)
(→‎Episode Title: Changing top level section from English guidance to all title guidance, and refactoring all "name" references to "title" for consistency with AniDB terminology)
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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.}}


==Episode Name (English)==
==Episode Name==
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".
===English Title General Guidance===
* Check the official page if it is licensed, with an English title available. If it is not, use a translation of the romaji/kanji title.
* If neither are available, use "Episode XX" where XX is the number of the episode. For OVAs, use "Volume XX".


===Stylized Episode Numbers===
===Stylized Episode Numbers===
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.
Episode "titles" 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.
* When they prepend the main episode title, do not add them or their transcriptions/translations to the title.
* When they prepend the main episode title, do not add them or their transcriptions/translations to the title.
* When they appear standalone as the only thing in the episode title, use the default "Episode XX" or "Volume XX" naming convention instead.
* When they appear standalone as the only thing in the episode title, use the default "Episode XX" or "Volume XX" naming convention instead.


==="Prologue" and "00" Episodes===
==="Prologue" and "00" Episodes (For English Titles)===
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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===Guidance for T episodes===
===Guidance for T episodes===
T episodes include PV (preview), CM (commercial), Trailer, etc. (non-exhaustive list); 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. (non-exhaustive list); 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 '''in full'''.
* If available, provide the Japanese T episode title '''in full'''.
** For example: A PV posted on the official website (directly embedded, linked to YouTube or some other video service, etc.) would have an official title from the producer/distributor as written on the website (preferred) or as provided in the video's name or title card.
** For example: A PV posted on the official website (directly embedded, linked to YouTube or some other video service, etc.) would have an official title from the producer/distributor as written on the website (preferred) or as provided in the video's name or title card.
** For example: A web PV posted on the official YouTube would have an official title from the producer/distributor
** For example: A web PV posted on the official YouTube would have an official title from the producer/distributor
** Do not include extraneous bits in the title, such as "- Netflix", that are metadata not part of the actual functional title of the PV.
** Do not include extraneous bits in the title, such as "- Netflix", that are metadata not part of the actual functional title of the PV.
* If a Japanese name is given, transcribe it '''in full'''.
* If a Japanese title is given, transcribe it '''in full'''.
* For the English name, the general naming convention is as follows: <<Type>> <<#>> (<<Length>>): <<Description>> - <<Sub-description>>
* For the English title, the general naming convention is as follows: <<Type>> <<#>> (<<Length>>): <<Description>> - <<Sub-description>>
** Type: type of T episode, e.g. PV, CM, trailer, web PV, BD/DVD CM, etc. (non-exhaustive list). More descriptive terms are preferred, but terms should still be kept as short as practicable (e.g. do not expand "BD/DVD CM" to "blu-ray and DVD commercial").
** Type: type of T episode, e.g. PV, CM, trailer, web PV, BD/DVD CM, etc. (non-exhaustive list). More descriptive terms are preferred, but terms should still be kept as short as practicable (e.g. do not expand "BD/DVD CM" to "blu-ray and DVD commercial").
** #: number the various T episodes based on airing order, for each type.  For example, if the anime has 3 PV and 4 CM, number them PV 1, PV 2, PV 3, CM 1, CM 2, CM 3, CM 4.
** #: number the various T episodes based on airing order, for each type.  For example, if the anime has 3 PV and 4 CM, number them PV 1, PV 2, PV 3, CM 1, CM 2, CM 3, CM 4.
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