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Old 04-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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For a long time, people have asked me to make a manga recommendation database. People seem to like the quality of Anime-Planet's entries and have wanted a way to find out what to read next.

With the launch of version 2 of the AniRec, I am confident that it wouldn't take too much work to clone the existing code and put in manga information, so people could start making manga recommendations. In preparation (I just won't renew them if this doesn't move forward), I've registered the domains mangarecommendations.com (as we already own animerecommendations.com) and mangarec.com (as we already own anirec.com).

In order to do this, though, I'd need several dedicated people to help add manga information. I watch anime, so I've added hundreds of series, myself, to the AniRec. I don't read manga, however... and I'd still want the quality people have come to know and love for the AniRec. If you are interested in helping add information, please let me know ASAP.

I also need to know what information you'd want for a manga rec database. Synopsis, I assume... what else? I know nothing about manga. Volumes? Languages? Relations? Please list the things you'd want to know about the most.

We'd need to get started on getting content ASAP so by the time I'm done with the new AniRec and site design, I'd be able to get started on a manga rec.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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as a follow up, i need the following types of people to help gather info:

1. information gatherers (how many volumes, titles, etc). no english ability needed as long as you can cut/paste.

2. synopsis writers. must have medium/strong english writing skills.

3. editors. you'll be needed to edit/check the synopsises that are handed in
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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Ah, this is great! However, I think that there are some quite good manga databases out there and one mostly only needs to copy/paste infos such as volume numbers etc. from them. Animenewsnetwork is okayish for that, and Mangaupdates (even though it mainly is a scanlation releases site) is very good in my opinion.

Aside from that, I'd love to help out except with information gathering and editing. With the over 600 series and/or one-shots I have read I hope I can be of any help ^^
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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Since I have a book shelf full of manga AND 200gbs hd almost 70% filled with manga..
I guess I can help :]]
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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synopsis the artist (if you wanna feel like a neckbeard list it as manga-ka) if its written by someone other than the illustrator that too how many volumes (some series have multipul releases so their might be more tha one number depending on the version) and if you could a cover gallery
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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I'm confident enough to say I have very good English skills and about 99.9% of my vocabulary comes out spelled correctly. I wouldn't mind writing some reviews and finding some information. Just let me know exactly what you need if you've found some people and I'll happily help with whatever you need. I could sharpen my skills anyway. ^_^

Note: I don't have much manga but if I'm allowed to find online sources then I'm good to go.
I only have volume one of Beck and Azumanga Daioh.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:25 AM   #7
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@Raven: Wow, that's almost 10% :P

But anyways, I think a manga rec db would be a nice feature. I don't read a lot of manga, but this would be really helpful at least for me.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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I love the idea and I fixed my typo. lmao
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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only 5 or less people are interested in this?? if so, deeeefinitely not worth my time.

i need a clear consensus on what info to add to this if we are going to have one. can people read rev. ebt's suggestions and verify, add your own, etc?

my time is valuable and fleeting, so if i'm going to spend it on this feature, i need unanimous and large support.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:09 PM   #10
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I like the idea. What I would like to see is that it will tell you weather the manga is still going on after the anima or not.
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