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Requested move 12 July 2016[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved, but no consensus for name. Anyone who objects to the current name may open another request. (non-admin closure) Eventhorizon51 (talk) 18:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Kodansha Comics USAKodansha USA or Kodansha Comics – While working on Inuyashiki, I changed the text of to reflect what was stated in the given source and created a redirect from Kodansha Comics. However, after checking both the publisher's website[1] and other related news articles about the publisher, I see that "Kodansha Comics USA" is neither the official name nor the common name. The official name is simply "Kodansha Comics", which is an imprint of "Kodansha USA Publishing". News articles from Anime News Network and CrunchyRoll uses Kodansha Comics and Kodansha USA interchangeably. I even checked the copyright page of Shugo Chara vol 10, an early Kodansha USA publication, which states "Published in United States by Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, New York". Per WP:COMMONNAME, this article should be moved to one of the two official names because "Kodansha Comics USA" is not used by either the company itself nor by any of the third-party sources that covers the company's publications and licensing announcements. —Farix (t | c) 13:06, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Support Kodansha Comics, this is what my manga books say on them so it in my opinion would be the WP:COMMONNAME. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 17:13, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support move to Kodansha USA, with a redirect from Kodansha Comics since that's an imprint. Kodansha Comics is not the actual publisher. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:20, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Kodansha Comics. The website and the print as shown on the manga indicates this first. However, Kodansha USA Publishing and Kodansha Advanced Media should redirect to this page, as shown in the About section, and the article can explain the structuring and naming. [2] In citations, you can then use "work=Kodansha Comics | publisher=Kodansha Advanced Media" or "work=Kodansha Comics | publisher=Kodansha USA" AngusWOOF (barksniff) 15:24, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
  • The reason I chose Kodansha USA as the primary target is because it is the name of the subsidiary while Kodansha Comics is Kodansha USA's imprint. While currently, everything Kodansha USA publishes is through the Kodansha Comics imprint, there is the possibility that Kodansha USA will publish other types of works, such as light novels, which will use a different imprint. —Farix (t | c) 13:52, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Per The Kodansha Comics about page [3] "Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing". Kodansha USA being the publisher for Kodansha's "normal" books [4]. So it's not true that everything Kodansha USA publishes is through the imprint. They both operate in the same building too. So Kodansha USA would have to reflect the business as a whole, although that could cause issues with the publisher field.SephyTheThird (talk) 19:48, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.