Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga/Topic workshop

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This is the topic workshop of WikiProject Anime and manga. This area of the project concentrates on creating a centralized place to collaborate on the creation and development of anime and manga good and featured topics.

Overview of topics[edit]

The purpose of the featured topic process is to highlight some of the most distinguished parts of Wikipedia in terms of article quality. This section will discuss how to form a featured topic, as well as the nuances of the process.

Selecting a topic[edit]

Ensure that the topics you select have a clear scope. If you list items of a potential topic and cannot see the logical structure of a topic, then it is likely not viable. Topics tend to form naturally; attempting to "force" a topic by linking unrelated articles or by creating trivial articles generally does not work.

From the featured topic criteria, all topics must have at least three items, have a clear defined topical scope, are linked together, and have no major gap in the topic. For the purposes of anime and manga articles, the most visible topics that can be formed are those of major series or franchises. Most series articles (for instance, Bleach (manga) or D.Gray-man) have lists that branch off from the main article; these include but are not limited to chapter lists (List of Naruto chapters (Part I) or List of Claymore chapters), episode lists (List of Black Lagoon episodes or List of Trinity Blood episodes), and character lists (List of Naruto characters or List of Tokyo Mew Mew characters). In the case of a series that contains no articles past the primary series article, a chapter list, an episode list, and a character list, these articles would form a complete topic that satisfies the featured topic criteria. Other types of articles that are occasionally present in franchises that would be needed to be included in such a topic are films based on the series (Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa or Bleach: Memories of Nobody), album or soundtrack lists (List of Haruhi Suzumiya albums or List of Clannad soundtracks), video game lists (List of Bleach video games), light novel lists (List of Fullmetal Alchemist light novels or List of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels), or original video animations (Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal).

Franchises of greater size and scope often have more articles under their scope, leading to the potential for "subtopics" within the greater franchise. Two current featured topics within WikiProject Anime and manga follow this pattern: Naruto manga chapters and Seasons of YuYu Hakusho. The former relies upon a split between the chapters of the Naruto manga, and the latter on the multiple seasons of the YuYu Hakusho anime. An anime having multiple seasons is generally more common than the manga being long enough and having a visible divide that allows for a viable topic to be formed. Aside from chapter and episode lists, large franchises tend to have notable individual character articles that allows for a topic to be formed around the characters of the franchise. Other possible topics may exist within the scope of the WikiProject, but ensure that the topical scope is clear and that it meets with all the criteria.

Main article[edit]

The main article of a topic must be one that is clearly the parent article or list for the other items of the topic, and defines the scope of the topic. The main article of a series is an appropriate article for other items in a franchise, a primary episode list (List of YuYu Hakusho episodes) for the individual season episode lists (List of YuYu Hakusho episodes (season 1), List of YuYu Hakusho episodes (season 2), etc.), and so on and such forth. The main article of an topic also must demonstrate clear linkage to the other items of the topic. This can be done through {{main}}, {{see also}} or similar links in individual sections of the article or by using a template. The main article can be an article or a list depending on the scope of the topic; topics on series tend to use the main article of a series and "subtopics" tend to have lists as their main article, but both of these cases may change depending on each individual topic.

Quality bar[edit]

With the advent of good topics, creating a topic is much easier notion than the originally daunting task of having to meet the quality bar for a featured topic.

For all topics, good topics and featured topics alike, all of the articles in the topic must be at least good articles and all lists must be featured lists. This requirement is the minimum bar for a good topic. For a featured topic, the amount of featured content within the topic (both featured articles and featured lists are considered featured content) must constitute at least twenty-five percent of the topic, with a minimum of two items of featured content. This figure is rounded up; for instance, if the topic had 10 items, 3 items would need to be featured (10/4 = 2.5 --> 3) or if the topic had 15 items, 4 items would need to be featured (15/4 = 3.75 --> 4). In the grand majority of topics formed under the scope of WikiProject Anime and manga, a good portion of this quota will be met through featured lists due to the prevalence of chapter, episode, and character lists.

The featured topic criteria accounts for cases in which certain articles or lists cannot pass the good article nominations or featured list candidates process due to inherent instability or limited subject matter. This process is known as "auditing". For instance, the episode list on an anime series that has not concluded cannot become a featured list because the list is inherently unstable. In these cases, the article or list can undergo a peer review in which the article is reviewed thoroughly. Failure to garner sufficient commentary for a peer review can be cited as grounds to fail a featured topic nomination, as the peer reviews of all "audited" items are reviewed in the topic's candidacy. For those who are attempting to audit an article through a peer review, it is recommended that they inform WikiProject Anime and manga, and contact a few peer review volunteers to acquire sufficient commentary. Also, all audited items in the topic do not count towards the total count of the topic; the topic must have at least three other articles or lists in the topic that are not audited.

Recommendations on collaboration[edit]

Once the scope and items of a topic have been identified, collaboration on the topic can then ensue. Given the large number of quality articles required for every individual topic, it is much easier for topics to be formed through collaboration by large numbers of editors. Separating the workload by assigning tasks to individual editors or groups of editors is a possible method, as is all collaborators working on the individual items of a topic one-by-one. As a courtesy to the other collaborators, it is recommended that the editor(s) working on individual items contact the other collaborators on a topic prior to any good article, featured list, or featured article candidacy. WikiProject Anime and manga currently has under its scope episode, chapter, and character lists of featured quality, as well as series and character articles of good quality. Using these articles and lists as models for the relevant articles in the topic is highly recommended. Also, when a topic is nominated, it is recommended to list the editors that have collaborated on the topic; it is always helpful to recognize editors for the work they have put forth on any individual topic. Lastly, creating a good or featured topic is among the most difficult tasks for a Wikipedia editor, and please do not be discouraged by the amount of work that is often needed to create these topics. Keep going forward and do not be afraid to ask for help from the WikiProject and your fellow project members.

Current topics[edit]

Featured topics
Good topics

Potential topics[edit]

When listing a topic, please use the {{topicnom}} template, and create a section for the collaborators on the topic and a section for discussion on the topic. Indicate whether the topic is a potential good topic or featured topic by adding (GT) or (FT) respectively to the title of the topic. If you wish to collaborate on a topic, please add # ~~~ under the "collaborators" section of a potential topic listed here. Please keep the topics up to date on the status of the articles. The following templates can be utilized:

Characters of Naruto (GT)[edit]

Main page Articles
Featured article List of Naruto characters Naruto Uzumaki - Sasuke Uchiha - Sakura Haruno - Kakashi Hatake - C-Class article Jiraiya (Naruto) - Orochimaru (Naruto) - Shikamaru Nara - Rock Lee - Gaara
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

Claymore (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
C-Class article Claymore (manga) Start-Class article List of Claymore chapters - Featured article List of Claymore episodes - Start-Class article List of Claymore characters
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

D.Gray-man (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
C-Class article D.Gray-man Featured article List of D.Gray-man chapters - Featured article List of D.Gray-man episodes - C-Class article List of D.Gray-man characters
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

Seasons of D.Gray-man (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
Featured article List of D.Gray-man episodes C-Class article List of D.Gray-man episodes (season 1) - B-Class article List of D.Gray-man episodes (season 2)
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl B-Class article List of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl chapters - Featured article List of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl episodes - B-Class article List of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl characters
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

Naruto (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
B-Class article Naruto Featured article List of Naruto manga volumes - List of Naruto episodes - List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes - Start-Class article List of Naruto films - List of Naruto video games - Start-Class article World of Naruto
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion
Discuss this topic here

Seasons of Oh My Goddess! (FT)[edit]

Main page Articles
Featured article List of Oh My Goddess! episodes Featured article List of The Adventures of Mini-Goddess episodes - C-Class article Ah! My Goddess (season 1) - C-Class article Ah! My Goddess (season 2)
Collaborators
Current nominations
None
Discussion

Past topics[edit]

Current topic nominations[edit]