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 Titles are how you identify an anime - there are many different kinds, both official ones and common ones as well as abbreviations. No anime can have have the exact same title as another. The Official Main Title (the transcription of the original language title ) is listed at the very top of each [[animeentries|animeentryanime entry]], and at the top of the details table next to the image, the . The rest of the titles are listed as well as what kind of with language and title they aretype details. Anyone can add a title to any anime, with the restriction that if there already is an anime with that exact same title, it won't work. Please ; please use the [[search]] functionto check for overlaps. Only Anyone can request that a title be edited or removed, but it will have to be approved by a [[User:Mods|modsmod]], so state a good reason for why you wish it to be edited or removed. [[AniDB:Creq Guideline|More Info...]] To be merged into here: [[Content:Episodes#Episode Names (English)|episode titles]]. ==General Guidelines=====Capitalization===For rules on capitalization, please consult the [[Capitalisation|capitalisation]] guide. ===Foreign Language Portion of Official Japanese(/Korean/Chinese) Title, a.k.a. "Taglines"===# '''Official language title''': 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 language (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) title.## If the foreign language tagline is otherwise ignored, such as a marketing message or a narration (see the [https://anidb.net/c7432967 Symphogear example]), don't include it in the Official CJK title.## If the foreign language tagline is a '''transcription''' of the CJK title, do not add it to the CJK title; e.g. ''"{{short|a9875|キルラキル KILL la KILL}}"'' becomes just ''"キルラキル"''.## Otherwise, always add the foreign language tagline ('''translations''', a narrative snippet, a dialogue snippet, etc.) to the Official CJK title; e.g. ''{{short|a12195|纳米核心 NANOCORE}}'', ''"{{short|a9541|進撃の巨人 attack on titan}}"'', and ''"{{short|a8370|神様のメモ帳 It`s the one who added only NEET thing to do.}}"''.# '''Transcription title''': If the anime can remove titles foreign portion is "otherwise ignored", it is excluded from an the transcription. "Otherwise ignored" refers to, but is not limited to references to the anime: on websites, in the media, in the Japanese trailer. If you feel ## In the Main/Transcription title, do not transcribe the foreign language tagline if the removal foreign language tagline is simply a '''translation''' (e.g. ''"{{short|a9541|進撃の巨人 attack on titan}}"'' is transcribed only to ''"Shingeki no Kyojin"'') '''OR''' a '''transcription''' (e.g. ''"{{short|a9875|キルラキル KILL la KILL}}"'' is transcribed to only ''"Kill la Kill"'') of a the CJK title.## Otherwise, add the foreign language tagline to the Main/Transcription title; e.g. ''"{{short|a8370|神様のメモ帳 It`s the only NEET thing to do.}}"'' is transcribed to ''"Kamisama no Memo-chou: It`s the Only NEET Thing to Do."''. ===Disambiguation===Sometimes two or more anime get the exact same title. AniDB does not allow multiple anime to have the same title , though, so disambiguation is necessaryrequired. The older anime (the one that has the earlier release date) gets the original title, and the newer anime gets a disambiguation bit at the end. Then: {{eyecatch|Note|Do not '''ever, under any circumstances or for any reason,''' make up your own fake season numbering. Other sites do it, but you we don't . Season numbers are given if, and only if, they are already present in the title, such as in the cases of {{short|a12952|Overlord II}} or {{short|a10944|Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2}}. Furthermore, when season numbers are in the title, they are given '''exactly in the same way''' as presented originally, '''not''' in any other way.}} # Absolutely do not append anything to the older anime. If both anime have access the exact same release date, or it is impossible to thistell, please use just report one of them and let the mod figure it out.# If the two anime are of '''the same type''', then '''append the year''' to the newer anime, '''even if they're released in the same year'''. The year should be '''within parentheses'''.# If the two anime are of '''different types''', then:## If '''the release year is the same''', then '''append the type''' to the newer anime. Unlike the year, the type '''does not take parentheses'''.## If '''the release year is different''', then '''append the year''' to the [httpnewer anime. Again, it should be '''within parentheses'''. A few supplementary rules apply if you are trying to disambiguate more than two anime://www # If the rule tells you to take the year and it is already taken, try the type. Similarly, if the rule tells you to take the type and it is already taken, try the year. In either case, '''inform the mod of what exactly you are doing''', as there may be a better way to handle the case.anidb# If both type and year are already taken, try both, in the "(Year, Type)" format.net/forum/viewforumDo not use any other formats.php?f=3 DB Change Request forum]# In the highly unlikely event all else fails, just report the entry and a mod will figure out how to best handle the case.
==Titles==
===Official Title (Japanese, Kanji)===
Please check our [[Kanji & Romaji Guideline]] for further assistance with this.<br>
[http://www.allcinema.net Allcinemaallcinema] is a reliable source for this.
<small><i>''Example:<br>'' Anime title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi<br><!-- Official English title: Fullmetal Alchemist<br> --> Official Japanese Kanji title: 鋼の練金術師 </i></small>
===Official Title (English)===
Check the official English page if it's is licensed. ''Example:'' Anime title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Official English title: Fullmetal Alchemist
<small><i>Example:<br>Anime title: Hagane 3rd party "official" sources may also be acceptable for English titles, when there is no Renkinjutsushi<br>Official 1st party English titlelicencor. For example, {{AniDBShortLink|a12867|My Big Emergency}} is an animation from 1936. As part of the ''National Project for the Sustainability of Born-Digital Cinema'', supported by the ''Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan'', in 2016 ''The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo'' [http: Fullmetal Alchemist</i></small>animation.filmarchives.jp/en/works/view/43779 re-released the animation on their website] with an English translation and English title. The translation was provided as "My Big Emergency". This can be accepted as an official English title for AniDB purposes.
===Official Title (OtherLanguage)===Meant for other official titlesin other languages. Can at This title should be the moment only take 1 titleit is sold/aired under in the regions where they use the specified language; if it is sold/aired under more than one name in a language, use Synonyms/Aliases for that.
===Synonym/Alias===
For anything not official, which is widely used, or if it is sold/aired under more than one name, set them as synonyms/aliases''Example:'' Anime title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi English Synonym: Full Metal Alchemist
<small><i>Example:<br>Anime {{eyecatch|Note|Do not add synonym titles that only differ from an already existing, same language official titleby their punctuation! Similarly, refrain from adding Japanese transcription synonyms that deviate from [[AniDB Definition: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi<br><Romanisation|our romanisation guidelines]] unless they are in '''wide''' use!-- official English title: Fullmetal Alchemist<br> -->Synonym: Full Metal Alchemist </i></small>Ask a moderator if in doubt.}}
===Shorttitle===
A shortend shortened version of the title. ''Example:'' Anime title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Shorttitle: FMA ===OVA/OADs with only 1 regular episode entry===If the OVA/OAD only has 1 regular-type episode entry (regular episode type, meaning S episodes are excluded), the episode title is added to anime entry's title and '''not''' the episode entry's title; the episode entry's title follows default rules ("OVA" or "OAD" in most cases).
<small><i>Example# Generally, this rule applies only for cases when there are one (''{{short|a13248|Hajimete no Gal:<br>Anime titleHajimete no Bunkasai}}'') or two (''{{short|a14024|Koi to Uso: Hagane Isshou no Koi / Koi no Renkinjutsushi<br>Kimochi}}'') episode titles.<# In rare cases when there are more than 2 (''{{short|a13387|Tottoko Hamtarou: Anime Dechu!-- official English }}'') episode titles, do '''not''' add them to the OVA/OAD's anime title; they are added like usual to the episode entry's title: Fullmetal Alchemist<br> -->Shorttitle: FMA </i></small>.
==Adding Titles==
In order to add a title to an anime, you need to click the "Synonym/Short Title" link at go to the bottom 'contributions' tab of an [[animeentries|animeentryanime entry]]and click the 'add/edit titles' link there. This will lead you to the "AddAnimeTitleAdd/Edit Names for ..." page, where you can see (and remove if it was you who added the animerequest removal of) all the titles and which language they are in, that are currently added to the anime, as well as a tab where a text field to and a few lists let you enter a new title, and a list where you can choose which select what kind of title it isand which language it is in.  ===Languages===If an anime is or has been sold/aired in your language with a specific title, go ahead and add that title as 'Official Title' for your language. If you see a title contains non-us-ascii charactersthat is clearly wrong under these contitions, please use request removal or change the type of that title, stating your reasoning for the [http://anidbchange so a mod can approve. If an anime has never been sold or aired in your language, there is no reason it should have a title in it, so please don't add one.info/cgi-bin/utf8tohtml One thing AniDB relies on are its users from different regions, who can check and verify titles in different languages.pl UTF8 If you would like to HTML converter] help out with this effort for languages you know, please don't hesitate to enter those characterscontact us on {{irclink|anidb}}. You can see a list of which languages already have people who can verify them on the {{AniDBLink|admin|adm|user|staff page}}.
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