Update an existing anime

Discussion in 'Anime Submissions' started by sothis, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Apr 3, 2018
    Suggest any changes to an existing anime here. If you want to add a missing anime, use the other thread.

    Request the following types of changes:

    Series-specific gotchas

    Fafner - episode 26 (50 minutes) was split into two for the R1 release. thus, the US DVDs say 26 episodes, when really the count should be 25. We have it marked as 25 (as does every other database) for this reason.

    RWBY (click the spoiler for more information)
    Read the following threads:



    This question comes up a lot, I type a wall of text each time saying the same thing, so instead I'm linking to the relevant posts this time (I probably should add this to the initial post in a spoiler section for folks to find later)

    I have nothing new to add at this time than the above - currently RWBY and Avatar will not be added for the reasons listed at the thread.

    The Shakugan no Shana specials

    Magic Kaito

    Pokemon Chronicles
    Here's the decision I've come to on Pokemon Chronicles after ample research (will post this in the first post of the thread in case people need to read about it later)

    Pokemon Chronicles is indeed a USA/UK created 'TV series' which was a compilation of a few OVAs, a TV special and a bunch of other specials aired in Japan over a period of years. Because a considerable amount of people saw Pokemon, dubbed in English, on TV, and because most of the specials that comprise the 'series' weren't really released otherwise, we added it as an entry.

    Here's the breakdown of the episodes (our listing is consistent with both ANN and Anidb, who I think both made the right choice in this case):

    • Wikipedia lists there being 22 'episodes'
    • 3 of those episodes make up the (jp) made-for-tv movie Raikou, The Legend of Thunder
    • Two 'Pikachu's Winter Vacation' OVAs (with two episodes each) were aired as single 'episodes' (so, 2 eps of the 22 episode count for Pokemon Chronicles)

    This leaves 22 - 5 = 17 episodes. So why do we list 16?

    One of the 22 'episodes', 'Trouble in Big Town', is actually one episode of another 3-ep Pikachu's Winter Vacation OVA.

    Thus, we've listed 16 total episodes for Pokemon Chronicles, which is all of the episodes not included in other specials/OVAs.

    We've also added the following:

    I added the dates as their titles, 1999, 2000 and 2001, though Anidb lists them a year ahead (2000, 2001 and 2002). I can't find definitive reasons why so if someone can fill me in on the details, please do.

    Spiritpact/Soul Contract

    We normally don't make special posts about this sort of thing, but these two entries were both popular, so here goes:

    We've merged Soul Contract and Spiritpact into one entry. For those who are unaware of the situation, Soul Contract is a Chinese anime from 2016 that received a Japanese dub for the Winter season (with Japanese character names for the dub).

    I realize this won't be a unilaterally popular decision, but we decided to merge the entries based on the following data points/decisions:

    - We never list dubs separately from the core entries. It's unfortunate that the episode lengths are different in the JP re-release, and that the Winter series is still 'ongoing' (thus if you actually finished the old entry, you can't mark this one 'watched' yet), but it's still a dub, so it's one entry. This is an exceedingly rare case so we don't anticipate having to do this often.

    - We kept the main name as the English/CR title because it's the one people will most likely recognize, since a large amount of users are watching it this season. Soul Contract is still listed as an alternate name

    - Character names will, for the same reason, be the JP names for their primary names, with the Chinese names listed as alternate

    - We migrated most user content from the old entry to the new one (the few custom lists, recommendations, and reviews). Like any entry merge, we can't preserve the old list data for the deleted entry. So if you previously marked only Soul Contract, you'll need to mark Spiritpact. As mentioned, the one issue is that Spiritpact is 'ongoing', so you won't be able to mark it completed yet.

    Here's the merged entry:


    We are currently not accepting community-written or non-English synopses. The following information is for synopses trainees that are currently working on synopses.

    General synopsis guidelines:
    -Leave out all personal opinion-type statements; this is very important and the #1 thing new synopsis writers tend to stick in.

    For example:

    "[Series name] is about..." (synopses should describe the story without sounding like a third person is narrating)

    "..a perfect mix of comedy and action" (leave out all genre statements)

    "we are shown" (again, describe the story only)


    When you write a synopsis, try to stick to the following format (see below for examples of each #):

    If the anime has a plot and is NOT a sequel

    1. Introduce the world and setting (usually needed, not always)
    2. Introduce the main character/s
    3. Introduce the main conflict
    4. Catchy ending


    If the anime has a plot and IS a sequel

    1. Describe current events in characters' lives (See below for examples)
    2. Introduce the main conflict
    3. Catchy ending


    If the anime DOES NOT HAVE a plot (ie Azumanga, Lucky Star, etc)

    1. Introduce the world and setting
    2. Introduce the main character/s (with many adjectives/great detail)
    (ex: "Combined, the ever-hungry airheaded Milfeulle, voluptuous Ranpha, cold-as-ice Vanilla, regal Mint and aggressive gun-wielding Forte make up the Galaxy Angels -- an intergalactic team dedicated to finding the elusive Lost Technology!")
    3. Introduce a sampling of situations the characters get into
    4. Catchy ending


    Introduce the world and setting
    "In present-day Tokyo,"
    "In the year XXXX, humans and robots coexist peacefully"
    "Two years have passed since the event known as SomeTitle changed the world forever. It left cities underwater, thing 2, and thing 3."


    Introduce the main character/s
    I tend to describe their personalities as well with adjectives

    "Robin is a young witch who has joined up with STN in order to hunt other witches"
    "Person2 is a brash, naive boy who would rather have adventures than do his homework"
    "Person3 thought she was just an ordinary girl; she did a, b, and c just like the other kids."


    Introduce the main conflict

    "One day, maincharacter was on her way to the store when she ran across a stray cat who told her that she was, in fact, a goddess!"
    "However, Person2 soon discovers that he has strange powers - and more importantly, a bad organization is out to get him."


    Catchy ending

    Question form (don't ALWAYS use this - use sparingly): "With fierce opponents and and a vast desert standing in his way, can maincharacter find the crystals and beat the bad guys?"
    Non-question form: With fierce opponents and a vast desert standing in his way, maincharacter must find the crystals, beat the bad guys, and make it home alive.


    Describe current events in characters' lives

    "Two years have passed since A and B destroyed the evil Villain1 and saved the world."
    Having just done A and B, person1 and person2 are now on their way to town1 to do thing1


    Introduce a sampling of situations the characters get into

    "With enemies from his past afoot, his friends trying to eat him and a giant poisonous mushroom trying to get him high, what’s a young boy to do?! "
    Along with an almost-naked old man, a loincloth-wearing wind spirit and plenty of wacky companions, the duo will help townsfolk, gather Guru Guru spells and have plenty of fun in the process!
    Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls.


    Sample Synopses (can you spot the templates?)


    Helpful Tips

    If a series is very ecchi...
    MAKE IT SOUND ECCHI. Example synopses: Kanokon - Lime-iro Senkitan - Ryofuko-chan - To Love-ru - Alice - Saishuu Shiken Kujira

    Use appropriate tones/adjectives/verbs
    Make your synopsis match the kind of series it is (horror, comedy, etc).

    Horror: Tokko
    (more later)
  2. MrAlkochochlik

    MrAlkochochlik Database Moderator

    ̶T̶h̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶f̶i̶x̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶s̶u̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶G̶a̶r̶o̶ ̶o̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶r̶i̶e̶s̶.̶
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    ̶I̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶l̶l̶e̶d̶ ̶"̶B̶u̶t̶t̶e̶r̶f̶l̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶T̶i̶m̶e̶"̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶"̶I̶m̶p̶r̶i̶n̶t̶ ̶B̶u̶t̶t̶e̶r̶f̶l̶y̶"̶ ̶(̶ ̶刻̶蝶̶)̶.̶ ̶P̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶u̶n̶f̶o̶r̶t̶u̶n̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶"̶K̶y̶o̶k̶u̶e̶n̶"̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶i̶t̶l̶e̶s̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶d̶v̶a̶n̶c̶e̶!̶ - Already done, thanks!

    Furthermore, I wonder if you could split MiniGaro Manner Movies to two separate entries (shown before Garo Gaiden: Tougen no Fue and Zero: Black Blood respectively). Reason: not only there is a one year gap between them, also only the second one got later a release on DVD/BD, the first one was shown only in theaters (do not confuse it iwth the other MiniGaro series which is watchable online). Therefore, there is a handful of people who watched only one of them and so, after splitting, they could mark it an A-P as "watched" (without resorting to choosing between "stalled" or "dropped").
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2023

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