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What the anime is based on! Mostly of academic interest, but a useful bit of info.
 
What the anime is based on! Mostly of academic interest, but a useful bit of info.
  
=Subcategories=
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=Game=
==Game==
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Based on an interactive (even if minimally so) form of entertainment software, generally available for PCs, consoles or arcade machines.
Based on an interactive (even if minimally so) form of entertainment software, generally available for PCs, consoles, or arcade machines.  
 
  
===Action===
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==Action Game==
 
Any game where reflexes are the key to the gameplay, violence is optional.
 
Any game where reflexes are the key to the gameplay, violence is optional.
  
===H===
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Examples: {{a|1003|Gungrave}}, {{a|772|Street Fighter 2 V}}, {{a|3564|The King of Fighters: Another Day}}
Any game that contains (or had a version than contains) adult content (generally sex scenes), regardless of how the fanbois whine about how it's 'the story that matters'.
 
  
===RPG===
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==Dating Sim - Visual Novel==
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The two terms are similar yet different, however, the fact that they look and 'feel' the same outweighs the technical differences. For clarification, visual novels are considered a sub-genre of adventure games and the term does not cover simulations. While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels; basically, the choices you make might change something else than just the story arc (or your next porn pic). Dating sims can involve several technical elements such as a time limit, several statistics such as looks and charm which can be boosted through exercise, or an "attraction meter" which can increase or decrease depending on one's decisions.
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Visual novels are distinguished from other game types by their extremely minimal gameplay. Typically the majority of player interaction is limited to clicking to keep the text, graphics and sound moving (most recent games offer 'play' or 'fast-forward' toggles that make even this unnecessary). Most visual novels have multiple storylines and many endings; the gameplay mechanic in these cases typically consists of intermittent multiple-choice decision points, where the player selects a direction in which to take the game. In Japanese, a distinction is often made between visual novels proper (abbreviated NVL) and adventure games (abbreviated AVG or ADV): the main difference is in the presentation of the text, which is overlaid on the picture in a visual novel, and confined to a window at the bottom of the screen in an "adventure". This distinction is normally lost in English, where adventure game refers to a different genre.
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Overall they're both read-the-dialog-and-click-next type of games. It's not needed to distinguish between a visual novel and a dating sim as this category covers them both, but there still is the need to distinguish between a visual novel and an adventure game and that can be a bit confusing for normal people. A useful fact: about 98% of the anime adaptions from a visual novel or a dating sim are also erotic games.
  
===Sim===
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Examples: {{a|3574|Higurashi no Naku Koro ni}}, {{a|2002|Air}}, {{a|1015|Tsukihime}}, {{a|292|Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You}}, {{a|2145|Suika}}
A game that aims to closely emulate a particular occupation or aspect of life, ranging from flying planes to social interaction. Note: Anime fans should attempt neither of these in real life, it could lead to fatal accidents.
 
  
====Dating====
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==Erotic Game==
A sim game based around the acquisition of a mate, generally through relevant conversation, purchasing of gifts, and rubbing of the clitoris. Included as there are some games which leave the ending to the imagination, rather than presenting it as a full screen slideshow.
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An erotic game or eroge is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork. In English, eroge are often called hentai games in keeping with the English slang definition of hentai. This is sometimes shortened to H games. In Japan, eroge are also referred to as 18+ games. Most erotic games are visual novels or dating sims but are not limited to them ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_Xentar Knights of Xentar] was an awesome RPG eroge).
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Any anime adaption of a game that contains ('''or had a version than contains''') adult content (generally sex scenes), regardless of how some fanboys blabber on how "the story in ''that'' visual novel was too good to be labeled as porn!", should definitely get this category added under them. This should make it pretty clear as to what is an erotic game and what is not. Roughly 80% of all anime adaptions from a game are from erotic games.
  
==Manga==
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Examples: {{a|2002|Air}}, {{a|1015|Tsukihime}}, {{a|528|Bible Black}}, {{a|896|Kimi ga Nozomu Eien}}, {{a|836|Popotan}}, {{a|3348|Fate/stay night}}, {{a|837|D.C.: Da Capo}}, {{a|4194|Cleavage}}, {{a|15|Kanon}}
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==RPG==
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Any anime that is based on a role-playing game aka RPG. A role-playing video game is a video game which includes elements of non-electronic role-playing games. The player assumes control of one or several fictional characters (a party) who have joined forces in order to perform quests and overcome a great number of challenges and enemies, usually monsters inspired by fantasy, and, to a lesser extent, science fiction and classic mythology. During the course of the game the characters, or avatars, which are generally defined by quantized characteristics, evolve and improve in that their various attributes increase, as well as by gaining more powerful artefacts.
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Examples: {{a|1208|Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children}}, {{a|2724|Xenosaga - The Animation}}, {{a|5544|Persona: trinity soul}}
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=Manga=
 
Manga is the lifeblood that drives the anime industry. Everything and it's mother is based on manga.
 
Manga is the lifeblood that drives the anime industry. Everything and it's mother is based on manga.
  
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It's common practice to make manga adaptations of many popular anime, there's a manga based on {{a|22|Evangelion}}, and ''two'' (one shounen and one shoujo) based on each of {{a|184|Escaflowne}} and {{a|141|Mahou Tsukai Tai}}. Also it's quite common to release manga and anime versions of a story ''in parallel'', for instance {{a|180|Nadesico}} and {{a|287|Shoujo Kakumei Utena}}.
 
It's common practice to make manga adaptations of many popular anime, there's a manga based on {{a|22|Evangelion}}, and ''two'' (one shounen and one shoujo) based on each of {{a|184|Escaflowne}} and {{a|141|Mahou Tsukai Tai}}. Also it's quite common to release manga and anime versions of a story ''in parallel'', for instance {{a|180|Nadesico}} and {{a|287|Shoujo Kakumei Utena}}.
  
==Movie==
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=Movie=
Based on a live action film, Japanese or otherwise. For instance, {{a|197|Iria: Zeiram the Animation}} which is based, unsurprisingly, on the sf action film ''Zeiram''.
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Based on a live action film, Japanese or otherwise. For instance, {{a|197|Iria: Zeiram the Animation}} which is based, unsurprisingly, on the sci-fi action film ''Zeiram''.
  
==New==
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=New=
 
Not based on anything, the story is a new work, usually made up by the people involved in creating the anime. Generally if an original work (原作) credit is given, it will be to the studio, or director, or other members of the production team.
 
Not based on anything, the story is a new work, usually made up by the people involved in creating the anime. Generally if an original work (原作) credit is given, it will be to the studio, or director, or other members of the production team.
  
==Novel==
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Examples: {{a|4521|Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch}}, {{a|252|Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED}}, {{a|22|Shinseiki Evangelion}}
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=Novel=
 
Note that novel means book with words in paper, so no comics and no 'visual novels', which should go under manga and (probably h) game respectively. Examples include the many ''World Masterpiece Theatre'' series animated by {{Producer2l|276|Nippon Animation|日本アニメーション}}, the various anime based on the novels of {{Producer2l|276|Tanaka Yoshiki|田中芳樹}} and lots of others.
 
Note that novel means book with words in paper, so no comics and no 'visual novels', which should go under manga and (probably h) game respectively. Examples include the many ''World Masterpiece Theatre'' series animated by {{Producer2l|276|Nippon Animation|日本アニメーション}}, the various anime based on the novels of {{Producer2l|276|Tanaka Yoshiki|田中芳樹}} and lots of others.
  
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Example: {{a|26|Juuni Kokuki}}, {{a|17|Full Metal Panic!}}, {{a|332|Hotaru no Haka}}
 
[[Category:Definitions]]
 
[[Category:Definitions]]

Revision as of 14:15, 30 January 2008

What the anime is based on! Mostly of academic interest, but a useful bit of info.

Game

Based on an interactive (even if minimally so) form of entertainment software, generally available for PCs, consoles or arcade machines.

Action Game

Any game where reflexes are the key to the gameplay, violence is optional.

Examples: Gungrave, Street Fighter 2 V, The King of Fighters: Another Day

Dating Sim - Visual Novel

The two terms are similar yet different, however, the fact that they look and 'feel' the same outweighs the technical differences. For clarification, visual novels are considered a sub-genre of adventure games and the term does not cover simulations. While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels; basically, the choices you make might change something else than just the story arc (or your next porn pic). Dating sims can involve several technical elements such as a time limit, several statistics such as looks and charm which can be boosted through exercise, or an "attraction meter" which can increase or decrease depending on one's decisions. Visual novels are distinguished from other game types by their extremely minimal gameplay. Typically the majority of player interaction is limited to clicking to keep the text, graphics and sound moving (most recent games offer 'play' or 'fast-forward' toggles that make even this unnecessary). Most visual novels have multiple storylines and many endings; the gameplay mechanic in these cases typically consists of intermittent multiple-choice decision points, where the player selects a direction in which to take the game. In Japanese, a distinction is often made between visual novels proper (abbreviated NVL) and adventure games (abbreviated AVG or ADV): the main difference is in the presentation of the text, which is overlaid on the picture in a visual novel, and confined to a window at the bottom of the screen in an "adventure". This distinction is normally lost in English, where adventure game refers to a different genre. Overall they're both read-the-dialog-and-click-next type of games. It's not needed to distinguish between a visual novel and a dating sim as this category covers them both, but there still is the need to distinguish between a visual novel and an adventure game and that can be a bit confusing for normal people. A useful fact: about 98% of the anime adaptions from a visual novel or a dating sim are also erotic games.

Examples: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Air, Tsukihime, Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You, Suika

Erotic Game

An erotic game or eroge is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork. In English, eroge are often called hentai games in keeping with the English slang definition of hentai. This is sometimes shortened to H games. In Japan, eroge are also referred to as 18+ games. Most erotic games are visual novels or dating sims but are not limited to them (Knights of Xentar was an awesome RPG eroge). Any anime adaption of a game that contains (or had a version than contains) adult content (generally sex scenes), regardless of how some fanboys blabber on how "the story in that visual novel was too good to be labeled as porn!", should definitely get this category added under them. This should make it pretty clear as to what is an erotic game and what is not. Roughly 80% of all anime adaptions from a game are from erotic games.

Examples: Air, Tsukihime, Bible Black, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Popotan, Fate/stay night, D.C.: Da Capo, Cleavage, Kanon

RPG

Any anime that is based on a role-playing game aka RPG. A role-playing video game is a video game which includes elements of non-electronic role-playing games. The player assumes control of one or several fictional characters (a party) who have joined forces in order to perform quests and overcome a great number of challenges and enemies, usually monsters inspired by fantasy, and, to a lesser extent, science fiction and classic mythology. During the course of the game the characters, or avatars, which are generally defined by quantized characteristics, evolve and improve in that their various attributes increase, as well as by gaining more powerful artefacts.

Examples: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Xenosaga - The Animation, Persona: trinity soul

Manga

Manga is the lifeblood that drives the anime industry. Everything and it's mother is based on manga.

However! Be very sure the manga actually was the basis for the anime!

It's common practice to make manga adaptations of many popular anime, there's a manga based on Evangelion, and two (one shounen and one shoujo) based on each of Escaflowne and Mahou Tsukai Tai. Also it's quite common to release manga and anime versions of a story in parallel, for instance Nadesico and Shoujo Kakumei Utena.

Movie

Based on a live action film, Japanese or otherwise. For instance, Iria: Zeiram the Animation which is based, unsurprisingly, on the sci-fi action film Zeiram.

New

Not based on anything, the story is a new work, usually made up by the people involved in creating the anime. Generally if an original work (原作) credit is given, it will be to the studio, or director, or other members of the production team.

Examples: Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch, Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED, Shinseiki Evangelion

Novel

Note that novel means book with words in paper, so no comics and no 'visual novels', which should go under manga and (probably h) game respectively. Examples include the many World Masterpiece Theatre series animated by Nippon Animation (日本アニメーション), the various anime based on the novels of Tanaka Yoshiki (田中芳樹) and lots of others.

Example: Juuni Kokuki, Full Metal Panic!, Hotaru no Haka