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The following are some rules for the proper capitalization of anime, episode, and song titles.
 
The following are some rules for the proper capitalization of anime, episode, and song titles.

Revision as of 14:28, 27 April 2009

Note: Currently this is still just a draft for a capitalization policy.

The following are some rules for the proper capitalization of anime, episode, and song titles.

Japanese transcription

  • For Japanese transcription titles, all words should be capitalized except for particles unless the particle is the first word in the title. Some common particles are:
de, e, ga, na, ni, no, o, to, wa, wo, yo, (etc...)

English

Rules

  • The first and last words for English titles are always capitalized, and all except the words listed below are capitalized.
  • The following are lower-case, unless they are the first word or last word:
Articles: a, an, the
Conjunctions: and, but, or, nor
Prepositions that are less than five letters long: at, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, to, up, with
And: as (only if it is followed by a noun)
  • Prepositions are sometimes capitalized:
Prepositions are capitalized when they are the first or last word.
Prepositions that are part of two-word "phrasal verbs" (see below for examples) are capitalized.
Prepositions that are over four letters long. (across, after, among, beyond, ...)
  • These short words are capitalized in titles. Some people occasionally forget to capitalize these:
also, be, if, than, that, thus, when, what, is, are, do, it, so, was, has, had, have, am
as (if it is followed by a verb)

Phrasal verbs

Below is a list of some "phrasal verbs":
(These are some phrases in which the preposition needs to be capitalized.)

  • Beat Up
  • Blow Out
  • Break Down
  • Break Into
  • Break Up
  • Bring Up
  • Call Off
  • Call On
  • Call Up
  • Carry On
  • Come Back
  • Come Down
  • Come On
  • Come Out
  • Come Over
  • Do Over
  • Fill Out
  • Find Out
  • Get Along
  • Get Around
  • Get By
  • Get Over
  • Get Through
  • Get Up
  • Give Back
  • Give Up
  • Go Along
  • Go Away
  • Go On
  • Go Over
  • Hand In
  • Hang Up
  • Hold On
  • Keep On
  • Keep Up
  • Leave Out
  • Let Down
  • Look For
  • Look Into
  • Look Like
  • Look Out
  • Look Over
  • Look Up
  • Make Out
  • Make Up
  • Pack Up
  • Pass Out
  • Pick Out
  • Pick Up
  • Put Away
  • Put Off
  • Put On
  • Put Out
  • Put Up with
  • Roll Over
  • Run Into
  • Run Out of
  • Run Over
  • Show Up
  • Take After
  • Take Back
  • Take Off
  • Take On
  • Take Up
  • Talk Back
  • Talk Over
  • Throw Away
  • Try On
  • Turn Down
  • Turn In
  • Turn Off
  • Turn On
  • Use Up
  • Wait On

Other Languages

For specific rules about a language, contact a minimod with "Language Verifier" status for this language: AniDB Staff