Add a missing anime

Discussion in 'Anime Submissions' started by sothis, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jul 19, 2016
    You can request any anime to be added in this thread. We currently do not add (most) OELs.

    If you're looking to update an existing anime, such as episode counts or other content, use the other thread.

    How to request a new anime

    When requesting a new anime, please include links to the ANN page. If you have extra time, include the Anidb and MAL links as well.


    How we decide what to add to the database

    For a detailed breakdown of how moderators define "anime" for the purpose of our database, including examples such as Avatar and RWBY, expand the spoiler tag:
    In order to consider a series, film, or short for inclusion on Anime-Planet, at least one item in both of the below sections must be met.

    • If it's made solely for a western audience, it is not anime.
    • If it's made for a Japanese, Korean, or Greater China audience, it might be anime.
    • If it's made for an international audience, it might be anime.

    Creative Production Process
    • If it's animated in the west, but with a creative production team in Asia*, then it might be anime. This only applies to small productions.*
    • If it's animated in Asia, but the rest of the production (storyboards, writing, directing, producing, etc.) is done in the west, then it's not anime.
    • If it's animated in Asia, and the entirety of the production is made in asia, then it is anime.
    • If it's animated in Asia, but is a co-production between Asia and the west, meaning both parties took a significant role in the creative production process, then it might be anime.

    • The term "Asia" is used above to include Japan, Korea, and the Greater China area.
    • The term "small productions" refers to a work by a small team (1-8 people) with a max duration of 6 minutes; also, these these productions typically have low production values.

    A few examples of criteria being met, and criteria not being met.
    • Naruto is made for a Japanese audience, animated in Japan, and entirely produced in Japan. It is anime.
    • RWBY is made for an international audience, animated in America, and entirely produced in America. It is not anime.
    • Adventure Time was made for an American audience, animated in Korea, and entirely produced in America. It is not anime.
    • Great Pretender was made for an international audience, animated in Japan, and produced in Japan. It is anime.
    • Avatar and The Legend of Korra are made for an international audience, animated in Korea, and are entirely produced in America. It is not anime.
    • Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya was made for an international audience, animated in Japan, and produced in America and Japan, with Japan taking on many of the key creative roles on the project, including: directing, animating, co-producing, and designing the series. It is anime.

    We do currently have several "exceptions" in the database due to one-off past decisions, such as Castlevania. We currently do not have plans to remove these, or add any other works like them.

    Music Video and Vocaloid Guidelines
    Vocaloid content is very tine consuming and difficult to add without a lot of research. We ask that you only request a video you've confirmed has actual movement (instead of simply a still shot).

    In addition to a video link (on Youtube, etc) if you have one, please include the corresponding page/info on the Vocaloid wiki. Do this for each video you'd like added (moderators don't have the time to personally triage an entire playlist of videos for a producer).

    Please be aware that you may encounter some music videos in the database which do not meet our current animation standards. In the past, there was no uniform criteria we used to determine music video eligibility, and we've decided to keep what was already added so there is minimal impact to users' lists. Vocaloid videos tend to fall under the slideshow category, so be mindful when you request them.


    Foreground and Background Animation

    Foreground Animation

    Background Animation

    Minimal Animation


    Special Effects Animation
    • Pre-generated animations
      • Smoke effect simulations
      • Light flares
      • Particle effect simulations
      • Liquid simulations
      • Fire simulations
    • Movement of hard subtitles
    • Image manipulation
      • This is hard to differentiate but basically imagine moving an asset in photoshop to emulate motion. It is typically very static in its motion. The characters in LUVORATORRRRRY are image manipulation.
    • Examples:


    Example Cases:

    Giga: CH4NGE falls under the Minimal Animation category and is the very limit of what we would add to the database. The limbs of the character are considered manipulated imagery–which is not technically animated. Although the eye, mouth and glasses movements are consistently animated which would qualify to add.

    TOOBOE: Darwin uses real life photography and animates the video through these static images–similar to stop-motion which is another form of animation that we add. As long as the product is animated, it does not matter the material that is being animated.

    Live-action MVs can be added if there is around half of the music video that is animated. For example GRADES: King has consistent animation throughout, despite it not being the primary focus in the video until a small segment later.

    Anime that will not be added


    • Live action/staff interviews
    • Audio dramas (ex: the .hack//Legend of the Twilight Offline Meeting Special)
    • Director's Cut editions as separate entries (ex: FF7:AV Complete)
    • CGI game sequence compilations (ex: the Shenmue "anime")
    • Animated sequences (cutscenes) from video or mobile games
    • Hentai
    • Lyric Videos
    • Motion Comics
    • Anime-inspired Netflix series


    Previous denials
    • A Game Between You and Me
    • Alice in Deadly School Tokubetsu-ban: Ima, Stage no Maku ga Agaru (Half of the full Alice in Deadly School OVA that they previewed with the first episode of Gekidol)
    • Arcane
    • Avatar
    • Avatar: The Legend of Korra
    • Barangay 143
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
    • Ben 10
    • Beywheelz: Powered by Beyblade
    • BeyWarriors: BeyRaiderz
    • BeyWarriors: Cyborg
    • Black Alice
    • Blood of Zeus
    • Cells at Work Movie (This is an episode from the second season)
    • Code Lyoko
    • Dead Space Downfall
    • Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!! OVA (Compilation of the 6-episode DVD specials as one OVA)
    • Freak Angels
    • Finder Series
    • Fry Force – Nacho Fries
    • Fuga: Comedies of Steel
    • gen:LOCK
    • Heroes: Legend of the Battle Disks
    • Justice League
    • Justice League Unlimited
    • Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna (Pre-screened first 5 episodes of main series)
    • Kimetsu no Yaiba: Natagumo Yama Hen (Episode compilation with teaser content)
    • Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hashira Gou Kaigi - Chouyashiki Hen (Episode compilation with teaser content)
    • Lady Death
    • Ladybug PV
    • Last Unicorn
    • Let's Play
    • Martin Mystery
    • Masters of the Universe: Revelation
    • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
    • Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild
    • My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
    • Onyx Equinox
    • Pico: My Little Summer Story
    • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Director's Cut)
    • Robotech II: The Sentinels
    • RWBY
    • Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles
    • Seis Manos
    • Spongebob Anime
    • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
    • Team Galaxy
    • Teen Titans
    • The Dragon Prince
    • The Transformers Generation 1
    • Totally Spies!
    • Transformers Animated
    • Trese
    • Type S: Chiaki’s Journey
    • Umisea
    • Voltron: Legendary Defender
    • Wakfu
    • Winx Club
    • W.I.T.C.H.
    • Yu Gi Oh Capsule Monsters


    My import failed - where is [this anime]?

    Expand this section for common "failures" and why they happened:
    • Gantz: we list the series as 1 entry x 26 episodes.
    • Magic Knight Rayearth is listed as a single entry with 49 episodes.
    • Finder Series is a motion comic and not a fully animated series.
    • Whistle (ONA) A re-airing of the original series.
    • My Demon Tyrant and Sweet Baby is a motion comic
    • Wellber no Monogatari: Kanashimi no Senshi Galahad no Banka is a director's cut
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  2. a0dbxza

    a0dbxza Silver Supporter

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  3. a0dbxza

    a0dbxza Silver Supporter

    Young-jae Shin - Mind Your Own Business! (2001)
    Korean Academy of Animation Art KOFIC
  4. kouzato

    kouzato New Member

    Sorry for a second post, I didn't want the first post to look too cluttered. I saw that Genshin Impact's PV was uploaded to the site recently and was curious if the Alchemy Stars PVs could also be added? o: I chose two that may be acceptable.

    Name: Alchemy Stars Animated Version OP Launch
    Studio: WIT Studio

    Name: Alchemy Stars | Half Year Anniversary
    Studio: Not credited in video or description, but could also be WIT Studio like above.
  5. NextUniverse

    NextUniverse New Member

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  6. LamiaNymph

    LamiaNymph Well-Known Member


    Name: Summertime Magic MV (룰루팝 데이지)
    Song performance: LULUPOP_DAISY
    Release date: October 18th, 2021
    Video Link:

    Social media pages:
    Random information: This group is a fictional K-Pop group basically made to sell toys in Korea. Just wanted to add that in case you were confused by the social media pages.
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  7. TheElementalGriffin

    TheElementalGriffin New Member

  8. Rohjake

    Rohjake Active Member

    In-game footage? There are no animated sequences within the game beside that opening though.
    Here's how the game looks and plays:
    As for Order of Ecclesia, there are plenty of similar "non-animated" music videos accepted to the database. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  9. Rohjake

    Rohjake Active Member

    On the topic of opening animations, could Mega Man/Rockman X3, X4, X5 and X6 game openings be added?

    Probably not X7 and X8 though as they seem to be made of in-game stuff.
  10. Sarcataclysmal

    Sarcataclysmal Database Moderator

    Might relook at that one then
    Prior to about a year ago, we had no constructed guidelines on these sort of things, so a number of such music videos and series were added years and years ago; unfortunately (for me lol), it was decided that they would stay and not be deleted, however: anything of the sort that would be requested as of the time at which the guidelines were made official would be denied. Order of Ecclesia happens to be one of those cases.
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  11. a0dbxza

    a0dbxza Silver Supporter

    A Long Dream
    Hoji Tsuchiya/土屋萌児
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on May 15, 2022

    can you please add this mv
    Name: ジェラシス
    Other Name: Jealousies
    MV link:

    Aruseee (no AP link)
    Upload Date: Mar 20 2021

    Name: TAMAYA
    MV link:

    Aruseee (no AP link)
    Upload Date: Dec 11 2020

    Name: シェーマ
    Other Name: Schema
    MV link:

    Aruseee (no AP link)
    Upload Date: Sep 14 2020
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