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C, C, & C. Boneyard90 (talk) 14:37, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
C-class. See Talk:Inazuma Eleven (manga) for comments. Boneyard90 (talk) 14:13, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Start-class. See Talk:Rōmon for commentary. Boneyard90 (talk) 08:42, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Start Class. Boneyard90 (talk) 13:55, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
B-Class. See Talk:Glossary of Japanese swords for Commentary. Boneyard90 (talk) 13:43, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Assessed Start class. Boneyard90 (talk) 13:29, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


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Rurika Kasuga[edit]

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Manga artist only notable work for English Wikipedia is Fancy Lala, of which she only did a manga adaptation (not the original work), so recommend redirect to that. ANN only shows one role. [1] MADB only shows a bunch of one volume manga none of which are that notable. [2] AngusWOOF (barksniff) 08:29, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

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Naoko Hayashiba[edit]

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As a manga artist she is only known for one major manga work, but the article needs more information on her professional shogi career. Is she notable for the shogi career at all? If not, recommend this redirect to Shion no O. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 02:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Redirect to Shion no Ō per lack of independent notability.-- 03:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep- I was in Japan when the shogi scandal occurred in 1995 and she was all over the papers. None of that is on the net now, but the CiNii database shows some 45 magazine articles on and by her in major weekly magazines, etc. [3]. A quick search of the net shows that she still appears in the major press for various reasons, recently apparently for health problems: [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], etc. The fact she got this much press just for getting sick indicates how much she is a celebrity still garnering much press attention. Easily passes WP:GNG. Michitaro (talk) 04:00, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Im not sure if this would fall under WP:BLP1E or not, being in the news does not always equal notability. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:11, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Clearly WP:BLP1E does not hold here because she is the author of a notable manga, she was a famous shogi player, and she also did other things that garnered lots of publicity (including doing a nude photo book, I might add). Please remember that objective level of coverage is crucial to WP:GNG so that we can avoid subjective statements about whether what someone does or not is "notable". Michitaro (talk) 16:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep - It's probably a bit much to expect anyone outside of Japan to be switched on when it comes to knowing the subject, but she was an incredibly well-known prodigy in the shogi world, winning her first title at 14 and competing for two decades before being barred from the federation. She is also a light novelist with prodigious output and appeared in everything from quiz shows to wide shows. Even her bankruptcy was the subject of weeks of coverage. Passes WP:GNG readily. Jun Kayama 06:40, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep per the sources found. I am convinced that she has received enough in depth coverage. Now we just need someone to add the sources, and expand the article. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:24, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Karen Fukuhara[edit]

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As per WP:TOOSOON and WP:UPANDCOMING. Kailash29792 (talk) 22:55, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Draftify or Userfy as requested in case the young actress becomes more notableAtlantic306 (talk) 20:15, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete - I wasn't aware that 'draftify' or 'userfy' were valid options. It would seem that this would hang in limbo on CA's page until the actor picked up at least one or two more film/tv credits to justify an article - if that ever happens. It certainly isn't going to happen just because of one movie, and we're talking years. There's preparation, and then there's wishful thinking. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 06:45, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Kimihiko Fujisaka[edit]

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He's known for character designing Drakengard 3 and The Last Story but is that enough to have a Wikipedia article on him? Not notable in the anime / manga project as he does not have an entry on ANN or on Media Arts. [12] If the article stays and he is indeed notable, I recommend he be removed from the anime/manga wikiproject. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 17:03, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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He's also known for Drakengrad and Drakengard 2. --87.148.65.32 (talk) 09:43, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete as none of this suggests better for WP:CREATIVE. SwisterTwister talk 05:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
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  • Delete. Not seeing any serious in-depth coverage or third-party sourcing to demonstrate notability. --DAJF (talk) 04:42, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Nekojiru[edit]

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I had prodded this one back in 2015 but the tag was removed by an IP stating "because this is the only decent article about her". In that time there has been little to no improvement to the article to show how she is notable as a person. Her work Cat Soup is notable but per WP:NOTINHERITED there is not enough coverage about her to meet WP:GNG. Knowledgekid87 (talk) 02:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Keep The Comics Journal calls her "one of the alt-manga icons of the decade" (two of her works have been included in English alternate manga compilations Comics Underground Japan and Sake Jock). It links to a translated remembrance from Jisatsu Sarechatta Boku by Yoshiaki Yoshinaga that includes many biographical details. THEM also mentions that she "had made headlines for the first time in 1998, when she committed suicide", so that might be another angle to investigate. A column in Viz's Pulp also seems to be written about her; the available Google Books excerpt says: "On May 10 of this year, a manga artist committed suicide. She called herself Nekojiru, a combination of 'cat' and 'sweat,' but there was really no deep meaning behind the unusual pen name"... This spanish VICE article gives an overview of her at the beginning. The Visual Narrative Reader offers the brief observation that she "often placed her characters in cruel situations." Opencooper (talk) 03:38, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • RedirectMerge to Cat Soup That's her most notable work and the other ones Neko Dango, etc. are variants of it that can fit in that article. Cat Soup can describe her origins and development of the series. It can also briefly describe her suicide as to why there won't be more follow-ups. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 04:23, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
In that case it would be Merge, wouldn't it? --Mr. Magoo and McBarker (talk) 04:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, good point. Thanks. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 05:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep/Merge: This is a stubby article, and could do with some references, but it is not a throwaway one-liner, and it tells the story of the creator of a "WP:significant" work, so I think deleting it would be vandalism. Keep for now; if someone were to merge it skillfully into the "Cat Soup" article, well that's fine too. Imaginatorium (talk) 09:03, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge and Redirect to Cat Soup. I'm seeing this as a situation for which WP:NOPAGE applies. AngusWoof's argument convinces me that a merge and redirect is the right approach here. NewYorkActuary (talk) 21:51, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    I would have no objection to this if someone decides they want to undertake the procedure. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:00, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
The subject article has large amounts of what appears to be original research, and very little of the rest is sourced or, in some cases, even particularly relevant. I've merged the small amount of usable content into a new "Background" section in the target article Cat Soup. Someone knowledgeable about the topic ought to take a look at it. NewYorkActuary (talk) 18:38, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep so Merge if needed as this is questionable for a separate article. SwisterTwister talk 22:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
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Babymetal World Tour 2015[edit]

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There is no in-depth coverage of this tour (not individual concerts, but tour) that make this notable per WP:NTOUR. It happened, and we know it, and we could possibly have a sentence or two in the main article, but this was not a notable tour. Drmies (talk) 18:34, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Keep I looked at other bands and pretty much all the tours of a big band are seemingly articled separately like this — like their albums or even singles. Doesn't Babymetal have hundreds of millions of views on Youtube? I don't know if the tours really need their own articles but it does seem to be the standard. --Mr. Magoo and McBarker (talk) 04:34, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
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  • Keep - Pages for the likes of U2's The Joshua Tree Tour lack online sources, but no one would submit that for AfD. Sites like KpopStarz (frequently used as a source for Korean and Japanese culture on EN Wikipedia) refer to the tour as opposed to individual concerts [13] and the number of verifiable sources on the latter for this 2015 tour is hard to dispute. Article doesn't meet WP:NOONECARES. Jun Kayama 15:28, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep perhaps as the current article seems satisfying and convincing enough. SwisterTwister talk 05:27, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
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  • Keep A quick google news search brings up plenty of 3rd party coverage from various music news magazines sites. Seasider91 (talk) 21:04, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Babymetal World Tour 2014[edit]

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There is no in-depth coverage of this tour (not individual concerts, but tour) that make this notable per WP:NTOUR. It happened, and we know it, and we could possibly have a sentence or two in the main article, but this was not a notable tour. Drmies (talk) 18:34, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Keep. Passes notability points and sources are highly valid. Any world tour has to be big, and the venues are arenas which makes it a huge venture. To merge all the information onto the Babymetal article would be too long and too offtopic since it was acknowledging a tour. Choicerpex (talk) 19:05, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep I looked at other bands and pretty much all the tours of a big band are seemingly articled separately like this — like their albums or even singles. Doesn't Babymetal have hundreds of millions of views on Youtube? I don't know if the tours really need their own articles but it does seem to be the standard. --Mr. Magoo and McBarker (talk) 04:34, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
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  • Comment. The sources in the article currently look to be mostly about the DVD release. Google News has a bunch of hits, but the English-language ones don't seem to be too compelling. For example, [14] from The Independent, which is basically just an announcement. There's also [15] from The Guardian, which, at the very bottom of the article, says they're the youngest act to play at Budokan. I don't really think that's enough. I'm a bit reluctant to outright vote to delete, though, because I'm not sure I'd be able to find Japanese coverage. I'd feel better if someone could comment about Japanese sources. Maybe they go more into detail about the Budokan record? NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 00:17, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
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Anime and manga[edit]

Rurika Kasuga[edit]

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Manga artist only notable work for English Wikipedia is Fancy Lala, of which she only did a manga adaptation (not the original work), so recommend redirect to that. ANN only shows one role. [16] MADB only shows a bunch of one volume manga none of which are that notable. [17] AngusWOOF (barksniff) 08:29, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

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Naoko Hayashiba[edit]

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As a manga artist she is only known for one major manga work, but the article needs more information on her professional shogi career. Is she notable for the shogi career at all? If not, recommend this redirect to Shion no O. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 02:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Redirect to Shion no Ō per lack of independent notability.-- 03:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep- I was in Japan when the shogi scandal occurred in 1995 and she was all over the papers. None of that is on the net now, but the CiNii database shows some 45 magazine articles on and by her in major weekly magazines, etc. [18]. A quick search of the net shows that she still appears in the major press for various reasons, recently apparently for health problems: [19], [20], [21], [22], [23], [24], [25], [26], etc. The fact she got this much press just for getting sick indicates how much she is a celebrity still garnering much press attention. Easily passes WP:GNG. Michitaro (talk) 04:00, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Im not sure if this would fall under WP:BLP1E or not, being in the news does not always equal notability. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:11, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Clearly WP:BLP1E does not hold here because she is the author of a notable manga, she was a famous shogi player, and she also did other things that garnered lots of publicity (including doing a nude photo book, I might add). Please remember that objective level of coverage is crucial to WP:GNG so that we can avoid subjective statements about whether what someone does or not is "notable". Michitaro (talk) 16:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep - It's probably a bit much to expect anyone outside of Japan to be switched on when it comes to knowing the subject, but she was an incredibly well-known prodigy in the shogi world, winning her first title at 14 and competing for two decades before being barred from the federation. She is also a light novelist with prodigious output and appeared in everything from quiz shows to wide shows. Even her bankruptcy was the subject of weeks of coverage. Passes WP:GNG readily. Jun Kayama 06:40, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep per the sources found. I am convinced that she has received enough in depth coverage. Now we just need someone to add the sources, and expand the article. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:24, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Kimihiko Fujisaka[edit]

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He's known for character designing Drakengard 3 and The Last Story but is that enough to have a Wikipedia article on him? Not notable in the anime / manga project as he does not have an entry on ANN or on Media Arts. [27] If the article stays and he is indeed notable, I recommend he be removed from the anime/manga wikiproject. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 17:03, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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He's also known for Drakengrad and Drakengard 2. --87.148.65.32 (talk) 09:43, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete as none of this suggests better for WP:CREATIVE. SwisterTwister talk 05:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
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  • Delete. Not seeing any serious in-depth coverage or third-party sourcing to demonstrate notability. --DAJF (talk) 04:42, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
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The result was keep. The nominator and other interested editors are encouraged to improve the article instead of nominating it for deletion. (non-admin closure) Esquivalience t 01:22, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Editing of anime in American distribution[edit]

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This article is in a very bad condition. It is full of trivia and is rather unencyclopedic. Some of the sections are completely unsourced. It was nominated once before, but no improvements have been made since early 2008. DodingBeast (talk) 22:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Keep per WP:DINC, this article would not fall under any WP:CSD criteria. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Speedy Keep While the article does need major help, the subject meets the notability guidelines. Opencooper (talk) 22:55, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Speedy Keep As stated the subject is extremely well covered in reliable expert sources, and has been since the very birth of anime fandom. There is more than enough sources already attached to show this. The issues of content itself can all be largely resolved by simply removing entire blocks of material so we can assess what is left. As much as we could nuke it and start again, we can also start that process by hacking away at the material which is causing the issue. I'm pretty sure I can do that first part at least.SephyTheThird (talk) 23:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I've started the process, however I can only do so much on a tablet so will continue later. I'm being quite aggressive, some things I recognise and can be sourced but leaving them in just in case they get fixed later wouldn't be solving the issue. I'll see about leaving a list on the talk page of possible additions.SephyTheThird (talk) 23:44, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Article is now almost half the file size. I've removed a lot of the obvious trivia, statements supported by fansites and statements making obvious WP:OR comparisons and conclusions. There is surely more that could come out but it's no longer excessive and will naturally be changed through development of that page. I'll look into some source articles for long term editing but this article was fairly easy to start cleaning up. There is no need to delete it.SephyTheThird (talk) 02:10, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep. It needs some cleanup for sure, but it's a very notable topic in relation to anime, which is a big industry. 72.196.117.242 (talk) 01:03, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong Keep Not much needs to be said about this one. --Mr. Magoo (talk) 02:46, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
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The result was redirect to Nora: The Last Chronicle of Devildom. (non-admin closure) sst(conjugate) 04:23, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Kazunari Kakei[edit]

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Fails WP:ARTIST, non-notable JMHamo (talk) 20:26, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Speedy keep. No plausible reason advanced for deletion. Subject was creator of a notable manga series (that article's been around for eight years, and there's no controversy about its notability), and therefore appears to meet NARTIST#3. The only issue is whether this bio should be an independent article or merged into the manga article. That's not a matter for AFD. In light of the nominator's failure to do anything beyond claiming a "just not notable" rationale, this discussion should be summarily closed. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo). Treated like dirt by admins since 2006. (talk) 21:45, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
    @Hullaballoo Wolfowitz: Don't try to be smart and let the AfD run... Reliable Sources would be nice for a start. JMHamo (talk) 21:50, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - considering he died only 2 days ago there may be obituaries appearing soon, if he was of any note. But I'm sceptical that his manga book(s) meets notability requirements either. Unfortunately if he was living in Japan, we may need someone with a knowledge of Japanese to find suitable sources. I'm erring towards "Delete". Sionk (talk) 23:59, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep the 93 volume manga sounds notable, I think he passes WP:GNGAtlantic306 (talk) 04:49, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - The Reliable Sources to back this up are where? JMHamo (talk) 10:37, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
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  • Delete. No sourcing, no in-depth third-party coverage, and no evidence of sufficient notability to justify a self-standing article like this. Can always be recreated at a later date when/if reliable sources become available. --DAJF (talk) 04:56, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • REDIRECT Tried to salvage this but found nothing substantial with regard to the artist alone. However his NORA manga series is certainly notable, so a redirect to that would be a better option. Kingoflettuce (talk) 14:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • REDIRECT per the above comment. A small section can be included about the author on the redirected page. 8bitW (talk) 17:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
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  • Redirect to Nora: Media Arts DB [28] shows only Nora as notable work by the author. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 16:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
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Nekojiru[edit]

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I had prodded this one back in 2015 but the tag was removed by an IP stating "because this is the only decent article about her". In that time there has been little to no improvement to the article to show how she is notable as a person. Her work Cat Soup is notable but per WP:NOTINHERITED there is not enough coverage about her to meet WP:GNG. Knowledgekid87 (talk) 02:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • Keep The Comics Journal calls her "one of the alt-manga icons of the decade" (two of her works have been included in English alternate manga compilations Comics Underground Japan and Sake Jock). It links to a translated remembrance from Jisatsu Sarechatta Boku by Yoshiaki Yoshinaga that includes many biographical details. THEM also mentions that she "had made headlines for the first time in 1998, when she committed suicide", so that might be another angle to investigate. A column in Viz's Pulp also seems to be written about her; the available Google Books excerpt says: "On May 10 of this year, a manga artist committed suicide. She called herself Nekojiru, a combination of 'cat' and 'sweat,' but there was really no deep meaning behind the unusual pen name"... This spanish VICE article gives an overview of her at the beginning. The Visual Narrative Reader offers the brief observation that she "often placed her characters in cruel situations." Opencooper (talk) 03:38, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • RedirectMerge to Cat Soup That's her most notable work and the other ones Neko Dango, etc. are variants of it that can fit in that article. Cat Soup can describe her origins and development of the series. It can also briefly describe her suicide as to why there won't be more follow-ups. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 04:23, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
In that case it would be Merge, wouldn't it? --Mr. Magoo and McBarker (talk) 04:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, good point. Thanks. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 05:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep/Merge: This is a stubby article, and could do with some references, but it is not a throwaway one-liner, and it tells the story of the creator of a "WP:significant" work, so I think deleting it would be vandalism. Keep for now; if someone were to merge it skillfully into the "Cat Soup" article, well that's fine too. Imaginatorium (talk) 09:03, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge and Redirect to Cat Soup. I'm seeing this as a situation for which WP:NOPAGE applies. AngusWoof's argument convinces me that a merge and redirect is the right approach here. NewYorkActuary (talk) 21:51, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    I would have no objection to this if someone decides they want to undertake the procedure. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:00, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
The subject article has large amounts of what appears to be original research, and very little of the rest is sourced or, in some cases, even particularly relevant. I've merged the small amount of usable content into a new "Background" section in the target article Cat Soup. Someone knowledgeable about the topic ought to take a look at it. NewYorkActuary (talk) 18:38, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep so Merge if needed as this is questionable for a separate article. SwisterTwister talk 22:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
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The result was delete. The article's subject is found to be a neologism and to lack notability. Coffee // have a cup // beans // 01:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Toddlercon[edit]

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I'd previously closed this back in 2014 as a hoax, with an additional rationale that at best this seemed like a WP:NEOLOGISM. I was asked to restore this on my talk page by Alsee with the rationale that this wasn't a hoax and since that was the main reason it was deleted, I figured that it would be reasonable to open this back up for a second AfD. His other rationale was "Google Scholar turns up a (very small) number of viable sources, Bing reports four hundred million results. The Scholar hits are very thin, and trying to find RS in the general hits would be a long ugly slog through mud, but with hundreds of millions of general hits it's implausible that there aren't more RS in there." I don't remember seeing the academic sources when I initially looked, so it's possible that these were uploaded at some point after the close, which is possible given that academia (especially foreign language sources) isn't exactly the greatest at uploading their stuff.

My concern here is that while there are a few hits in Google Scholar, the term doesn't appear to be in frequent use and it seems to refer to lolicon. I think that at best, this could be merged into another article, either for lolicon or Glossary of anime and manga. However the question here is if this term is used enough to warrant even that. There are some hits on Google, but almost solely junk hits or places that wouldn't be considered reliable. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:50, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

  • If someone can provide enough sourcing to show that this would merit its own article rather than it being deleted as a neologism or merged into another article, I'm open to withdrawing this. I just don't think that this is a really commonly used term or one that's actually been discussed as really separate from lolicon or shoutacon. Plus the article has some issues with original research, but that can be fixed if there are reliable sources. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:52, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete fails WP:GNG since there isn't significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject. Added to this the exsamples given are all red links. For the article to merit a merge I would want to see some sourcing. MarnetteD|Talk 15:28, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment I defend controversial stuff on principle, I couldn't see what the deleted article looked like, and the "hoax" close after two and a half hours seemed like a kneejerk response to the topic. Now that I see what's there, that's pretty dismal. Google Scholar gave European Scientific Journal[29], VII CONGRESS OF PORTUGUESE Sociology[30], a paper from a Mexican university[31], and possibly others, but they don't give much more than a dictionary definition. There have to be sources in the 400 million Bing hits, but I haven't really tried digging through it yet. In theory there's a topic here. I don't know that anything in the current article is really salvageable, but without an existing base article it will be hard to find anyone who dares create it from scratch. I dunno, I'll try to comment again in a day or two. Alsee (talk) 06:03, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
If more usable sources don't turn up, it should clearly redirect to Lolicon. Alsee (talk) 06:21, 29 January 2016 (UTC) (revised below) Alsee (talk) 10:18, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
The European Journal gives a half-line comment about it existing in the middle of a much broader article. It could be useful as a source on Lolicon or perhaps another article but using it as an notability example would be rather difficult.SephyTheThird (talk) 02:02, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete (without a redirect). Google shows even less hits than Bing: just 75 (if you exclude duplicate results). This is far from a term which is in common use, and while at least two papers have used the term, it's so obscure and so infrequently used (I've personally never used the term nor seen it used in anime websites, and I tend to visit a lot of them) that I doubt that it's even a plausible search term except for the very few. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:32, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete (without a redirect) Wikipedia isn't a dictionary, and the term is nothing more than a WP:NEOLOGISM. Given the hits on google this isn't likely to be a search term either. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:08, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
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  • Delete No mention of this in AnimsCons.com. [32] If it's a neologism like all those variants of -dere, is there a notabie article on JA Wikipedia? AngusWOOF (barksniff) 17:01, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
AngusWOOF, there's a misunderstanding here. No one is claiming there is an Anime Con. The topic is an existing subset of Manga, like our articles on Lolicon and Shotacon. "Con" in this case originates from the word "Complex", not "Convention". Alsee (talk) 20:33, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
There is no article for とっぇこん on JA Wikipedia. It is not listed among anime and manga glossaries such as Jason Thompson's one in Manga The Complete Guide. If someone's looking for such information they would just look under Pedophilia and be done with it. Read the definitions listed in the first paragraph, and you'll see terms "Nepiophilia" and "infantophilia" that are more specific and those don't even have separate articles. You're taking one of those terms, translating it into Japanese and giving it a newer slang. That doesn't make it any more notable than the existing psychological terms. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 18:11, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
The "-con" suffix can be put in the glossary for both those two definitions you mentioned, but this specific example would not be needed at all in favor of far more prominent terms such as brocon or siscon used in anime shows. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 18:17, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
AngusWOOF, the Scholarly RS definition, and the common English meaning at non-RS search results, is a genre of artwork. It is primarily Noted in those reliable sources in reference to the legislative dispute of whether fictional images can or should be made illegal. About half of the Lolicon article is devoted to the legislative controversy, I expect the percentage would be higher if this were ever an article rather than a redirect. The term is directly derived from Lolicon, and if this were theoretically developed into an article it should closely mirror that article. That is almost certainly what someone is looking for if they are searching for the term. Pedophilia/Nepiophilia/infantophilia would be an extremely poor redirect target. Someone searching for the term is almost certainly looking for Lolicon, a mirror image of that article, or a glossary entry linking to Manga&Lolicon&Shotacon with a sentence or two explaining the distinctions. Alsee (talk) 22:35, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I want to add that "とっぇこん" is what happens when someone tries to type "toddlercon" in a Japanese IME], ie. "とっぇこん" does not exist natively in Japanese. The closest Japanese equivalent is べビコン, bebicon, short for "baby complex", but even that is not common. _dk (talk) 23:06, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Glossary of anime and manga, since "toddlercon" is not gender-specific unlike lolicon. Google turns up 77,000 hits for me (don't know how just 75 hits turned up above), but I suspect this number is too low due to the topic's controversial nature and Google's practice of hiding porn results. At least two papers have used the term, which makes the term notable enough for a redirect, discounting personal anecdotes of whether the term is common or not. _dk (talk) 19:39, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Glossary of anime and manga. I commented above, but I'm listing my !vote here. The Google Scholar Reliable Sources clearly support adding a listing there.
The no-redirect !Votes saying it's not a plausible search term are clearly mistaken. We have several Google Scholar hits, 74k Google hits, almost a half Billion Bing hits (that's Billion with a B). Page-view stats shows 2585 page views over the last three years, and a constant log of views back to the earliest available data in 2007. Obviously there are many people typing in the title to directly load the page, or are entering it as a search term and still clicking the redlink. Is there any valid basis for the No-Redirect, other than the radioactive topic?
Note the over a 5000-to-1 disparity in Bing and Google stats here. According to a large number of Reliable Sources, Google is an utterly unreliable source for porn-related results.[33] A few years ago Google started aggressively de-ranking and massively excluding porn related hits. There is a popular meme that Bing is the best site for porn-related results because people only use it to search for porn.[34] Never never never use Google to evaluate porn-related stats. Alsee (talk) 20:33, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Basing arguments around the number of search results has always been a misguided way of determining notability and other inclusion reasoning because it's just so unreliable. The fact that a word with a stem that is so extremely common in day to day life generates so many hits neither surprises me nor impacts my opinion here. Also pointing out that search results are manipulated is a really good way of debunking your argument by yourself. If it is so easy for search engines to manipulate their results (which they do constantly just as a matter of process when they remove and sort them before displaying) to hide articles, it can work in both directions and inflate them as well. You've found some search results, but are any of them demonstrating either notability or the likelihood of notability in the immediate future? We aren't Urban dictionary, it's not necessarily for us to list every related term - and that includes the possibility of removing other terms that are currently being used (which is subject to a fresh debate). Also, please don't keep suggesting that the response is due to it's "social problems" as a topic, if a neutral and objective article can be created and meet notability, then we are quite capable of accepting it just like we have an article on Lolicon. The responses have all been along those lines. Being a questionable subject matter in itself would justify it's inclusion BUT it still has to meet the same criteria as everything else. While you can "defend controversial material" as much as you want and are entitled to, please don't assume everyone is trying to delete it just because it's controversial. You won't do yourself any favours. SephyTheThird (talk) 02:00, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
SephyTheThird you seem to have misinterpreted what I was saying. I didn't vote keep, and I didn't argue Notablility-for-keep. The current article is crap. We have Scholar reliable sources, but they are inadequate to support an article. Given almost a half billion search hits I think it's implausible that there are zero reliable sources in there, but we can't support an article unless someone actually locates some. My !vote was redirect. The Scholar sources clearly support an entry in Glossary of anime and manga. Your !vote is against a redirect on the basis that you don't think it is a likely search term - but even as a redlink this article-page has been getting thousands of page views. Your thought about likelyhood as a search term was mistaken. We know for a fact that thousands of people are searching for it on Wikipedia. Do you think it would be appropriate to revise your !vote to redirect on that basis?
Regarding "people voting delete because it's controversial", please take look at Satellizer !vote below where they makes the false claim that there are no sources at all, and then look at their edit summary where they state the actual basis for their position: "wikipedia is no place for this twisted stuff". We will not remove Images of Muhammad. We will not remove Nazi Flags. We will not remove relevant explicit images from anatomical and sexual articles. WP:NOTCENSORED is policy. WP:CLOSE policy says that !votes cast in flat contradiction to policy should be completely discounted. I hope the closer throws that one out the window. Alsee (talk) 09:28, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete Per WP:NEOLOGISM. Glossary of anime and manga already has enough problems with terms that aren't associated with anime and manga on the list and there is no references that this term, if the definition can be sourced, is associated with anime or manga as well. The PDFs that Alsee linked to earlier all come up as blank pages and Google search in the scholar, news, and book sections don't come up with anything relevant. —Farix (t | c) 23:27, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
The PDFs are not blank. The first one is in English, and gives a short definition, surely enough, but I can't speak for the quality and relevance for the other two since they are in Spanish or Portuguese and I can't read either. Even if the PDFs are blank, a bare offline citation is enough to establish notability for inclusion. _dk (talk) 23:32, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
A dictionary definition (or set) isn't enough to make a subject notable. That would seem to fail WP:Notdic. Actually, it explicity tells us that "While published dictionaries may be useful sources for lexical information on a term, the presence of a term in a dictionary does not by itself establish notability". Now, that doesn't eliminate a journal article as that isn't a dictionary, but it seems reasonable that this would extend to other pure definitions. 02:00, 30 January 2016 (UTC)SephyTheThird (talk)
I'm not arguing for toddlercon being its own article, it undoubtedly fails WP:N as a standalone article. But the mere fact that the term is defined in three scholarly articles may warrant an entry on the glossary. _dk (talk) 06:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Redirect it to Nepiophilia then. Same term in English just with a nickname. Even more prominently used terms such as sister complex or brother complex would redirect to either Incest or Complex (psychology). This would be also like yamato nadeshiko, or NEET in that they are general Japanese terms, not specific to manga or anime. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 18:26, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Replied above. Suggested redirect is very unlikely to be the desired result for someone searching for this term. Alsee (talk) 22:35, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Farix, I double checked the links, they all work. Your browser is probably choking on PDFs for some reason. They are all scholarly sources. Alsee (talk) 00:46, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete - We are not a dictionary. Furthermore, web search results, be they Google or not, are not a reliable indicator of anything and never will be. There is no context to them, impossible to check a substantial percentage of them and with such a common stem word will always include false results. I don't see any reason to have a redirect because I don't think it is a likely search term, and that justifying it based on google hits is flawed as above. The page should be based on the same merits we base other articles and deletion discussions around - do we have appropriate sources to merit the topic and show its actual notability. No, we don't. Lolicon however is well documented.SephyTheThird (talk) 01:22, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. No redirect, as there are absolutely no results from reliable sources so it doesn't even warrant a mention in Glossary of anime and manga. A neologism at its finest. Satellizer (´ ・ ω ・ `) 03:11, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete - Concur with assessment that no reliable sources exist. The three academic papers cited do not offer pursuable sources in Japan, and the term is gibberish. Jun Kayama 02:51, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm seeing some comments saying "I don't think it is a likely search term", "I've personally never used the term nor seen it used in anime websites, and I tend to visit a lot of them", and even "Wikipedia is no place for this twisted stuff". These are all based on subjective opinion based on personal anecdotes. Unfortunately, extreme sexual deviancy is a part of this world, and Wikipedia has no moral responsibility to keep this stuff off the site (WP:NOTCENSORED). Alsee has provided at least three sources that shows the existence of the term and phenomenon, and I have seen no counterargument to discount them yet (except an erroneous claim that the PDFs are blank). _dk (talk) 06:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
My "twisted stuff" edit summary was little more than light-hearted personal opinion and is not meant to be taken seriously. It's also not a part of my argument. Instead, the problem here is that Alsee's "sources" are little more than one-line dictionary definitions, and despite proving that the term WP:EXISTS they are nowhere in-depth enough to establish WP:SIGCOV. Thus, the article is a neologism. Satellizer (´ ・ ω ・ `) 11:48, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
WP:SIGCOV and various essays based on WP:N only determine if a topic should have its own article, not whether an article should mention something or not. ("The notability guideline does not determine the content of articles, but only whether the topic should have its own article.") So far nobody thinks toddlercon should have its own article, so those essays you linked don't really add to the debate. The point of contention so far is whether it should be redirected to the glossary where a brief blurb would be inserted. _dk (talk) 13:03, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Inclusion in the glossary would still depend on whether or not the term is widely used enough. While Bing does show significantly more hits than Google, almost none of them are reliable coverage about the term. In fact, from what I've seen, the few "serious" uses of the term suggest it's actually a synonym for shotacon, which is a term which is more widely used. It's not really about search hits, but more if the term is in use enough to even warrant a redirect (as a separate article is already out of the picture due to lacking significant coverage), and right now it seems that the term is either too new or too obscure to warrant a redirect. A mention in Lolicon is possible, but again, only if the term is widely used (right now, I couldn't even find a reliable source which states that it's a synonym for lolicon, so if a mention is added to the article, that could be considered original research). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:49, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Or..... you could try checking the Reliable Sources that were posted to this page. Alsee (talk) 08:20, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
"Don't really add to the debate"... I wasn't trying to start a debate, instead explaining why toddlercon shouldn't have a standalone article, since it currently does have one and the standard AfD positions are keep or delete. A redirect here wouldn't be necessary either, since listicles are free to impose their own notability requirements (for example, List of Marvel Comics characters doesn't list every single named character that's ever appeared) and in an article with such a broad scope like Glossary of anime and manga, each and every entry must demonstrate at least a minimum level of significance in the anime/manga community to warrant inclusion. I wouldn't say toddlercon, with it's three minor passing mentions in obscure university papers, is exactly significant. Satellizer (´ ・ ω ・ `) 10:14, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - Were it トドラコン and thus literally a fetish on sea lions I would vote Keep for this immediately. However such is not the case and after a few hours of thorough searching I can locate nothing in Japanese media on explicitly this term, in either the gibberish とっぇこん or anything distinct from ショタ・ロリ proper. I have no opinions from a moral perspective on the subject matter, but there is no WP:RS on the Japanese side to speak of and until academic papers originating in Japan (or even a Spa! article [35]) the academic papers presented to date from overseas are suspect. Jun Kayama 00:39, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete as not yet any material for a better article, nothing was convincing. SwisterTwister talk 03:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
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The result was delete. A clear consensus for deletion following relisting. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 16:41, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Masaki Satou (artist)[edit]

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Not a good sign when all the manga artist's works are redlinked. No sign of notability beyond that. Most searches are for the anime character designer Masaki Sato, although the latter uses different character names. Media arts shows seven works. [36] AngusWOOF (barksniff) 01:44, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

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  • Delete - Having looked at the Japanese version of this article it seems there is more information there but from the google translation it is still not notable by English Wiki standards. I don't know if Google was trying to be funny but the translation said Masaki Satou is a blood type A... Haha ツStacey (talk) 21:47, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks for that! You learn something new everyday.. I am not sure I agree with my personality description though!ツStacey (talk) 12:01, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete Doesn't bode well for a manga artist on Wikipedia when all of your works appear in red. I were able to find a work of his (not listed here) articled on the French Wikipedia but there he has no article of his own: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza_Love_Theory --Mr. Magoo and McBarker (talk) 11:36, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: The Japanese article states he won a "Booby Prize" (basically 3rd place) in the "Gag King" contest, and a Bronze Prize in another contest. So, award-winning, but not first prize. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 17:24, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete The only reference on the JA Wikipedia article is a blog entry, delete for failing WP:N. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 17:32, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
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