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Do NOT...

  • write comments in any other language than English
  • add smilies or any off-topic comments
  • add comments about download source/patches
  • add qpel, gmc, sbc or vfr comments
  • add quality ratings to the comments
  • add unimportant crap like "group xxx 143252643856234758th release"
  • add redundant info like "HQ version/LQ version" use the freakin' quality rating!


Previously accepted file comments

Note These comments have their own flag on the video streams now. Use these instead of the file comments.
Clean Video
3D stereoscopic/3D video/Stereoscopic/..

Joint episodes

See: Multi episode Files

Missing content

There are several files without Intro/Opening, Outro/Ending or Preview. Some people cut them out to save space so they can fit more episodes on one CD.
But since Intros/Outros are part of the anime/episode we are adding comments about them missing or being incomplete to the file.
Furthermore sometimes scenes get cut out. Missing footage should get reported as well if possible. In such cases set the file to censored as well.


Intro missing
Outro missing
Preview missing
Intro/Outro/Preview missing
Intro incomplete
Outro incomplete
Preview incomplete
x minute[s] of footage missing (<timecode>) *)
x minute(s) of footage removed by group, to cut out pornography *)

*) Set "censored" too.

Opening & Endings

Specification of the content of the op/ed.

Note Meant only for Specials (C)!


Credits: <Language>
Lyrics: Kanji
Lyrics: Kana
Lyrics: Romaji
Lyrics: English

Special versions

Special versions are "Director's Cuts", "Remastered Versions" and such.
If such a special version has a different name, e.g. the "2003 Renewal Edition" of NGE: EoE, use that name for the comment.


Director´s Cut
Remastered Version
HD Remastered Version (for example, when pre-HD anime from before ~2005 gets re-released in 720p or higher)

Different Cap Sources for Raws

If a raw group puts out 2 full releases of an anime, use file comments to show which file was capped from which source. Example: ag118591, Gabriel Dropout by [Ohys-Raws]. Ohys first capped AT-X, then released a second cap of BS11.


Source: AT-X
Source: BS11

See also here for how to report differences in source, when there is only 1 release and the source has changed mid-release.


Specification of where the trailer was taken from.


Trailer from official site
Trailer from Special Edition micro-DVD AnimeINC Anniversary


For files that contain visible errors or are incomplete (truncated).
Out of the ordinary fps should get reported as well (anything besides: 24,25/29)


Audio-Video asynchronous (ie when only 1 audio track)
English audio track asynchronous with video (iewhen more than 1 track)
Corrupt avi header
Corrupt avi index
Corrupt frames
Corrupt frame[s] (<frames/timecode>)
Corrupt frame[s] (<frames/timecode>; <frames/timecode>; [...])
Corrupt frame[s] (<frames/timecode>-<frames/timecode>)
Corrupt frames (<durance in sec>)
Incomplete file *)

*) Set quality to "corrupted" as well. In cases like these, the official CRC and the file's actual CRC also usually don't match; double check the status and set it accordingly.