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DYK for Attack on Titan[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Attack on Titan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Brock Lesnar was used as a model for the appearance of the Armored Titan in Attack on Titan? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Attack on Titan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Attack on Titan), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:50, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Width of Flower Travellin' Band timeline[edit]

We seem to agree that the FTB timeline should be slimmer, but all of my attempts to reduce the width compromise the formatting in one way or another. Please feel free to experiment with it yourself. Whether a user has to scroll will be determined by the size of the browser she is using in all cases, too. Best, CCS81 (talk) 16:54, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

I had the same problem, the lines at the top giving the band names get messed up when I do it. I'm not versed in how to edit timelines and was hoping you knew how. This is one of several reasons I hate timelines. Xfansd (talk) 19:13, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Went ahead and did it but had to lose the band names. Now if only there was a way to add a break in the middle to lose most of the space being spent on the years they weren't active. Xfansd (talk) 19:29, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Lupin[edit]

Thanks for your recent edits to the topic.

My work on the topic has slowed largely because I was being put off but the constant problems being caused by the only other person who edits the articles in the franchise. I still need to go through two articles and pull out all the unsourced speculation and questionable claims added. The one I pulled out of the main article today shows that I was right to be cautious. Setting aside the source and claims, the text that was added include things not even mentioned in the video. It's not the first time. I'm sure it'll be added back in soon enough... Being either the primary contributor or page creator has caused me to avoid making a deal of it because of the obvious claims that could be made, even though I treat the Lupin articles like any other article on my watchlist. It's affecting the articles so those sorts of edits need to stop.

The manga section has proven rather complex, it isn't helped by things like the original manga having at least 3 different chapter orders just in Japan. Six different editions just of the first series - at least. Ultimately I want to do a complete rewrite of about half the franchise article. There is simply too much going on and the more supporting articles there are, the cleaner it can become. Manga has proven the sticking point, for the other aspects most of the pages are in place in some form to do the cleanup. SephyTheThird (talk) 02:42, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

I agree, the main article simply has too much info. Info about specific media that is then repeated in the split off article specifically about that media, the main one just needs the bare essentials. I actually rather like how Dragon Ball is to show the trimming that can be done, although its manga doesn't have its own article so there's more on that and its production section is all about the manga I'm OK with that. I am aware how crazy the Lupin manga are, but even if that section isn't perfect, just cleaning up the rest will make it much better. Xfansd (talk) 04:32, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
The amount of detail is the result of both the original article before I ever started work on it, my info dumping everything I could find, and the lack of spinout articles at the time. It's not helped by some titles having multiple releases. Some sections could be cleared up now but I've avoided doing so until they can all be done in case someone decided that it was some form of vandalism. If they are all done together, it's easier to show the benefits.SephyTheThird (talk) 08:22, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm going to do some more work on the manga aspects this weekend. Before I do anything I wanted to check if you had anything in progress yourself that i should consider.SephyTheThird (talk) 09:30, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Nope, haven't gotten around to anything. Although, I did edit the chapter list last weekend, don't know if you saw that. Xfansd (talk) 14:49, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
I did. Where did you find those dates? I'm yet to find a dated list. I've done the biggest part of the update I planned, everything else can be done gradually now that the groundwork has been done.SephyTheThird (talk) 12:25, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
It's just the couple chapters that this guy [1] posted about. I went through everyone of his posts, he puts up some scans of them so he has the actual issues and gives the cover dates. I'm just trying to fill it out, reliable sourcing can come later, if that's even possible. We don't actually have any manga series that give the individual magazine publications do we? Maison Ikkoku is the only one I've come across and it isn't sourced. Xfansd (talk) 16:19, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

@SephyTheThird: I made an effort to trim based off of Dragon Ball like I suggested above, but I don't know how I feel about the outcome. Thoughts? Maybe leave the anime series in one sub-section instead of giving each their own? Xfansd (talk) 20:21, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

At a glance I don't have any objections to how you've done it. We can always tweak it later if something comes up. It's looking a lot better now. I think the biggest omission now is a proper Part III article. I'm still not sure there is enough to cover it properly, but I think there is enough to get a reasonable starting point. At least half the specials are notable as well. I can't decide if we should focus on quantity or quality.SephyTheThird (talk) 20:53, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

@Xfansd re edit reversion 2016-11-30:

Wow, that was fast! It would have been nice to talk to me before reverting my edit. I did the edit for two reasons:

  • The novel that I have just finished reading did not appear in the list of novels in this article. I had to do a fair amount of searching to track it down, and in the end found it mostly by accident. It seemed appropriate to me to add it to the list. I agree that this novel is mentioned in the list of plays. However, that's easy to miss when you are looking for a novel, not a play.
  • There is no link to the Wikisource for this novel. It seemed reasonable to add it.
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GA Nomination for Battle Royale[edit]

Good day. I couldn't help but to nominate Battle Royale as good article. I reviewed the article on its entirety and it definitely meets all the criteria for GA nomination: prose, length, citations, images, etc. I consulted you because you have substantially contributed on the article; I myself only made one (go figure). The GA nomination requires regular editors of the article. I've read this novel myself so I have no trouble helping you out. So what do you think, should we submit it for review? Pax Vobiscum Jebbiex (talk) 13:20, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

I went and nominated it. I removed how the book was ranked fourth in the 2000 Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! because I couldn't find a source for it. I'm sure it was actually ranked fourth because the Japanese Wikipedia page for Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! has it listed as well, but that's something that needs a source so I removed it before nominating it. Xfansd (talk) 21:17, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Can I still be added as a nominee? Pax Vobiscum Jebbiex (talk) 06:04, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Of course. This is only the second GAN I've ever done, so I didn't even know that two people could do that. Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Instructions doesn't say anything about more than one person, but it does say "it is preferable that nominators have contributed significantly and are familiar with the article's subject and its cited sources," so I assumed you wanted me to nominate it. I added notes saying its a team effort with you, I guess that's all that needs to be done. Xfansd (talk) 14:14, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
I see, thanks for clarifying. I do hope the article gets the GA status it deserves. I'll be in touch in case there are things need to be done. Pax Vobiscum Jebbiex (talk) 15:08, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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Possible article idea[edit]

Hi there. I remember that Quiet (Metal Gear) was made into an article a while back. I requested that to be made at Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Requests some time ago and was surprised that it was eventually created. Since you have a knack for working on character pages, I thought so suggest an idea for you if you are interested. Another request on the list is Vaas Montenegro, the antagonist from Far Cry 3. Currently its a redirect but since he's been one of the most well known villains in gaming these past couple of years I suspect there are enough sources about the character floating around. Does that sound like something of interest? GamerPro64 04:37, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, but it doesn't interest me. I really only work on articles that I'm a fan of, it's how I justify to myself spending the amount of time that it takes, and I've never even played a Far Cry game. I didn't know that you requested a Quiet article, I made it because I'm a fan of the series and the character, and I knew there were enough sources because she was controversial. Xfansd (talk) 15:28, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Oh yeah I was aware of that about Quiet. I removed the request but later saw it made anyway. It's all right, though. Just wanted to bounce an idea. GamerPro64 16:09, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Battle Royale[edit]

The article Battle Royale you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Battle Royale for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of RL0919 -- RL0919 (talk) 00:01, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

@Bluesphere: It has begun. Xfansd (talk) 22:13, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
By golly, I had totally forgotten about this! Thanks for reminding me, dude. Finger's crossed.
Check out my sandbox. I made a new table for the "Characters" section since the old one seems a bit small to add a description each. Would that suffice? Feel free to add some descriptions while I'm still not around. Bluesphere 14:44, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
@Bluesphere: It has been several years since I've read the book, so I don't recall every detail about the plot or even every character. While there are a lot of students, most are not important to the overall plot. I was thinking something simple like at Pattern_Recognition_(novel)#Characters, which is rated a Featured article, where we only include a few like Shuya Nanahara, Noriko Nakagawa, Shogo Kawada, Kazuo Kiriyama, and Kinpatsu Sakamochi maybe others like Shinji Mimura and Mitsuko Souma. I edited your sandbox with a sample. Xfansd (talk) 23:05, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
I think we are going to have an issue with finding critical reaction from Japan. I don't even know where to begin to find reviews of books done by Japanese critics. Xfansd (talk) 23:28, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Excellent suggestion that you made in my sandbox, I think that'll do. If we list all the characters, that'll defeat the purpose of that sub-article, so yours was fine. With regard to the Japanese critics, I highly doubt I could do something about it either as I barely speak Japanese. We've got to get that issue addressed somehow, considering we're this close. Bluesphere 11:36, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Hey, you did it, mate. Congratulations!

By the way, now that it has been promoted to GA status, we could nominate it for DYK. The part where the novel was rejected because of being too reminiscent with the Kobe children murders occurred a year before its publication is a good hook, in my opinion. Or another good alternative would be the Avengers Arena comic book series' homage to the book due to its similar plot and cover design. Bluesphere 08:27, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

You definitely helped with those dead sources, I was gonna just remove that part because Internet Archive didn't have screenshots of them and I assumed finding other reviews making the same comparisons would be a lost cause. If you wanna nominate a DYK go ahead, I just don't feel like going through the process lol. Xfansd (talk) 22:44, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks Xfansd for letting me help you promote Battle Royale to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. Bluesphere 14:23, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Battle Royale has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg Hello, Xfansd. Battle Royale, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:01, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi, I might need your help again. Please see the reviewers comment in the DYK page. Bluesphere 11:13, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Part II titles[edit]

I'm assuming here that you've got a copy of the new release. I think preferring one official version of the titles over another is...complicated. Especially when debating over what title is more direct as a translation when languages in general are very flexible with how many ways you can write the exact same title using synonyms or style. Scanning the changes most of them are incredibly minor differences so making the point about "actual translation" isn't the best argument for preferring one over another. The older titles have been used on DVD, Adult Swim and I'm guessing Hulu etc, so they should be just as represented.

I really think we need an alternate solution here, and that may well be another Aux parameter.SephyTheThird (talk) 16:35, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't believe I replaced any official titles tho. The articles only give two English titles for each episode. One is what I assumed to be an unofficial translation of the Japanese under the table's "Original Japanese title" column, and then there's the Pioneer DVD title given in the "English title" column, most of which are not translations at all. I wasn't trying to give preference to Discotek's over the other. Adding a third set of English titles is unnecessary, so I only altered the field that gives unofficial translations to use very similar titles that are official. Xfansd (talk) 18:11, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
In all honesty I didn't check what the Pioneer titles were, however there are a few reasons for that. Firstly, I don't own them and haven't for some time. Secondly I'm pretty sure they gave two titles - one based on the Japanese title and one based on their own as you noted and as the Aux1 tag is being used for - one was provided on screen, the other in the subtitle track (citation required). I didn't check any online databases because the sources for their titles are usually questionable to start with. I think further research is required but there are definitely multiple sources of official English titles and they may or may not match up.
So it's possible there has been a misinterpretation on my part, however it's based on the issue of multiple release of the series - after all there have been 2 English releases before the Discotek set. I'll look into it further but if there are different titles, then I believe my point is correct. For now, I'll keep an open mind. I need to see if I still have an archive set of the series. SephyTheThird (talk) 18:42, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
I have only the first DVD by Pioneer and I just checked now. The typewriter screen with their own made up title is the only one given at the beginning of each episode, nothing in subtitles. However, the next episode preview subtitles at the end give a translation of the Japanese title (with Pioneer's own title in parentheses) for the subsequent episode. Here they are; "Wads of Bills Blossom in the Rio Sunset", "I Can Hear Nessie's Singing", "I'll Teach You How to Transport Gold Bars", "Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Be Standing?", "Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Old Curse", "Venetian Super Express". Shockingly they are different than what was in the article previously and identical to the Discotek ones I just added. Additionally, I don't use Crunchyroll or Hulu but I checked the episodes they list. They match the Discotek ones also, with very few differences such as typos; "...the Sunset of Rio" instead of "the Rio Sunset" and "Leaving Tower of Pisa..." instead of "Leaning". So it does seem to me that the ones I altered from that first parameter are just unofficial. Xfansd (talk) 20:32, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Gackt[edit]

Hi, would you be interested to review and submit Draft:Tsumi no Keishō (Original Sin)? Otherwise it seems it will need to wait 2-3 weeks to be reviewed because of too many submissions. I you do, could you also upload only regular edition (CD) cover artwork? Perhaps from Billboard. -- 93.137.153.53 (talk) 18:04, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

I think only people listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants can do these reviews, I am not one of them. It should definitely pass, the only problem I see are grammar mistakes. Xfansd (talk) 20:57, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hotei Tomoyasu's profile Photo[edit]

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X Japan[edit]

Hi! I have worked a bit on the X Japan article and also added a few new things, like a section on their appearance/image and quite a bit of sources. Do you think we could polish it up a bit and try to make it FA? I'm doing the same in huwiki right now, Yoshiki's article just passed the FA there and X japan will be next. :) Thank you in advance, Kind regards Teemeah 편지 (letter) 09:33, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

I have never done a FA before, I kind of just assume the standards are so high I'd never be able to get an article there without ever really looking into it. I've only done two GAs. They are going to want sources for everything and thoroughly inspect each one to determine if they are reliable. For example, they will probably want better/more detailed sources for the member history than the two that are there now and I have never seen something that would pass as a reliable source for that. The Jrock Revolution one is not specific enough (For example, it doesn't say how Terry was an original member from 1982.) and Yoshiki's biography is even less detailed. So if we can't find one, are they going to say none of those guys can be listed? I personally don't think it is possible to get it to FA status while at the same time keeping all the important information it currently has. Xfansd (talk) 04:18, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
I know that some editors on enwiki are overly picky. *sigh* I will ask around my Japanese X-friends, if they are aware of any Japanese article or book or anything that has info on the early lineup. I know there was some kind of X Japan history video on a Japanese channel, too, a while back. I think otherwise we are good on sources, I also added quite some. Jrockrevolution and Jame might be the tricky ones, as some people might see them as fan sites rather than news sources but I would say they could pass, since they also conduct a lot of interviews and artists (and managements) obviously accept them, so why should Wikipedia not accept them? Teemeah 편지 (letter) 11:08, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Final Kenshin's Jump issue[edit]

When I read your discussion in the project page, I've been wondering if you know the final issue of the Rurouni Kenshin manga. I read the manga finished in late 1999, but I'm not sure. Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 01:14, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

This is the issue on Agency for Cultural Affairs' Media Arts Database with the 255th chapter 1. That issue's cover date was October 4, 1999 and that's what me and Farix would use for the release date, but you'll see unregistered users and some new accounts add different dates based on when it actually hit stores which was usually a week earlier or more. They won't have a reliable source tho. You could see this type of editing this past week on the Dragon Ball character articles. Xfansd (talk) 01:53, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

What is the matter with you?[edit]

Can you tell me what is the matter with you and why are you deleting my edit every time? Aries Primal (talk) 11:31, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Clarify[edit]

In DB manga, you readded the bold part. "However, he did not think of an ending until the final chapter, where he skipped 10 years ahead to signal that it was truly the end." I don't know what you're trying to say here, if you were the original person that put that there. -- 1989 21:08, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

I did originally add it. Its from an interview with him saying "I needed something that would signal this truly was the end, so I jumped forward ten years." I interpret it this way; by doing a time skip where the characters are much older, it gives the feeling of finality so to speak. He then says that it might not have been clear that Goku's days were over and a new generation was taking over, so he altered the ending for the kanzenban version. So mentioning the 10 year skip is important in my opinion as far as giving his intention.
In the edit summary you only said you removed it because it was unsourced. That was not true, so I added it back. You think him being inspired by another work is trivia? Or that him admitting that as a plot point it is basically a rehash of the earlier Tenkaichi Budōkai plotline is unimportant? He was inspired by how "the enemies appear very fast," so you could argue it is more about the enemies in Muscle Tower, not the tower itself. But maybe it'd be better in the Story section. Xfansd (talk) 21:44, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I restored my original version, which does make sense, not the one he was concerned with. Your version here is the one concerned him. And your most recent version completely changed what Toriyama said. I'll comment there in case he needs it explained too. Xfansd (talk) 23:56, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Why would the editor judge a version back in June? That diff is unrelated to what I described here. From seeing how I made a mistake commenting here without realizing it wasn't the same thing you restored, my complaint is moot, so don't bother. -- 1989 00:07, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
Another editor is commenting on the phrase, so no, what you said makes no sense, which is why I tried to improve it in the first place. You say that he actually said this, if that's the case, why isn't it in quotes? Please either do that or paraphrase it better. 1989 13:01, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Yamcha[edit]

I posted this on the Yamcha page too, but I think it should be outright stated that he is a minor league baseball player. There are references to him playing baseball all over the article but this fact, which would clear up confusion, is missing. I understand I edited the part about the manga but where is the anime section then? Where can we note he is a baseball player? Thanks Prede — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.229.186.1 (talk) 18:32, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga#Sources for PreCure voice actors[edit]

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