User:Soulweaver/Drafts/O Episodes Guideline

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To be added to some page, either anime, episode or file page.

Episode entries of movie series also distributed in TV series format

Some anime series are distributed in both a movie and a TV series format with minimal edits between each other, except for the addition of opening and ending segments; the first airing or screening determines the type set on the entry as is usual. In case of a movie released also as an episodic version, the episodic version is to be added using a set of O (Other) episodes.

Files for a TV edit like this are expected to be added into said O episodes. However, to make mylist statistics for said anime to work correctly, it is mandatory to also assign the file to the episode entry of the relevant movie, using an additional file-episode relation. Since the start and end positions saved into this relation also make the part number inside the movie entry explicit and an average user usually only cares about the TV edit episode number anyway, notes like "Part X of Y" are generally considered both duplication of information and unwelcome complexity and their use is discouraged. They can be allowed if their use clearly adds clarity to the case, but always ask a mod first before adding such notes.