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Many of these links are overlaps of already existing articles under a slightly different name. Like, Studio Ghibli Collection is pretty much covered under Studio Ghibli and all/most (I haven't checked all of them yet) of the movies in said collection already have their own Wikipedia page. Should we just remove these links? Applejaxs 23:33, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, just remove and note in the edit summary that it is already covered. If its a possible alternate name, maybe create a redirect (such as the name of the OVA of an anime series). AnmaFinotera (talk) 02:00, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Removing blue links[edit]

Several of the requested articles have been created -> so it shows with all the blue links. Although some (most?) are stubs, a list of these can be found under Category:Anime and manga stubs I'll keep the links that have a mangaka in red.

I removed the following links:

Ninja neko 07:29, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

What happened to Anime Cliches? I guess it was blue once, but now it is red. I guess a list of cliches is not very encycolpedic in one way or another, so was it deleted? Should it be moved back into the list of requests? -- Lilwik 09:40, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I've just discovered the deletion log and it answered my question very nicely. The answer is right here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of anime clichés. -- Lilwik 11:44, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I think we should just take it off the list. After all, if it's being deleted now, won't it be deleted again later? Unless it is being deleted because there is not enough good content... Applejaxs 23:33, 3 August 2007 (UTC)


Should we make a point that characters are not to be listed here? In general, a character article will not be created from scratch but rather split from the parent series article so there seems little point in listing here when a split template on the article will attract more immediate and relevant attention. Shiroi Hane 07:48, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

You've got a point. At the very least, they should provide the series the character belongs to. --Εξαίρετος (Noia 64 apps email.pngmsg) 09:46, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Should we remove the Fourth Hokage then? There's already a section about him in the List of Konoha ninja. Applejaxs 23:43, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Don't know if this was ever done, but I have now updated the page to specifically note character articles should go for discussion on the parent article. AnmaFinotera (talk) 02:01, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


As manhwa is not part of /Japan/Anime and Manga, I've removed this manhwa from the list:

I've moved it to Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Culture_and_fine_arts#Manga_.26_Manhwa. Ninja neko 08:00, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

People not in the people section[edit]

I've noticed that people who are related to manga/anime but who are not mangaka or seiyū have been listed in the main listing instead of the Biography Requests section. I've created a section under the Biography Requests section to put those people in. Please move any requests you notice for articles on people to that section. --Eruhildo (talk) 00:12, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Osamu Tezuka Lists[edit]

There are many red links on both List of Osamu Tezuka manga and List of Osamu Tezuka anime. Anyone want to include them with this list? CFLeon (talk) 02:57, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Refused requests[edit]

Anyone feel up to listing refused requests here? It would be a lot easier to point to a list here than to have to dig through the history to find a given diff. ダイノガイ?!」(Dinoguy1000) 20:26, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Moved check HERE

What exactly does this cover?[edit]

Obviously, this list is for anime/manga series as well as mangaka and non-seiyuu/voice actors. However, past that, it's pretty murky. For instance, should we handle requests for magazine articles, or articles on animation studios? How about foreign licensors? Any thoughts? ダイノガイ?!」(Dinoguy1000) 19:14, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

We should also put what we don't want here like anime/manga character specific article that should be handle in the related anime/manga discussion page.
I can live with most request but i can't stand requests from people thinking that Editors = Scholars that especially true with article about early works of some notables mangaka.
If we expand the coverage, we may need to change the name of the section.KrebMarkt 19:37, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it's already specifically noted that we don't handle requests for articles on fictional elements - this includes characters, as well as stuff like planets, attacks, items, spaceships, mecha, and even terminology. In addition, we don't (or at least, we say we don't) handle creation of redirects from typos, alternate/synonymous names/spellings, etc, as well as series splits, continuations, or sequels (if we have an article on the original series); however, in practice, it's pretty simple for us to handle such requests if they are made by someone who either doesn't read (or understand) the instructions, or simply doesn't know about the pre-existing articles or how to look for them. I am specifically wondering about whether we should handle requests for other types of articles, such as magazines, publishers, studios, and licensors/distributors, or if those should be made on their respective, more generalized requested articles lists/sections. ダイノガイ?!」(Dinoguy1000) 06:16, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Japanese magazines, publishers, studios are OK
licensors/distributors is Meeeeuuuuhh as there are easy to put and insanely tiresome to update. Accepting request for licensors/distributors imply to be also in charge to keep those article up to date. KrebMarkt 07:56, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
I assume that for licensors/distributors, you are referring to maintaining a list of series they are licensing/distributing, right? As I understand it, such lists are discouraged in all but a few cases (Del Rey Manga could legitimately list the four series it launched with, but not much reason to note anything else), and are better handled by categories, if they are done at all. ダイノガイ?!」(Dinoguy1000) 08:58, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
There are also the non-English publishers and distributors to make the thing worse so it's Meeuuuuuhhhhh KrebMarkt 09:42, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Remaining OEL[edit]

  • Juror 13
  • Undertown(Manga)

I think that all. We can either do them or transmit them to the comics project.

I'll do them. Extremepro (talk) 03:47, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much. --KrebMarkt 06:58, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Remaining requests[edit]

The remaining requests are ones that do not have enough information on them (does not pass WP:N). Extremepro (talk) 10:33, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Icons to improve accessibility?[edit]

Inquiring if using:

Green tickY for accepted requests
Red XN for declined requests
Nothing or Question for others requests can improve readability & accessibility of this list?

--KrebMarkt 10:25, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

I think this would make things more confusing. What symbol would you give a topic like Chihayafuru, an award-winning manga (passing notability guidelines) but not translated into any other languages? (therefore, there is less chance of someone being able to make a cogent article on the topic). I suggest you cross-post this on the main WT:ANIME, perhaps they'll have some good ideas (or at the very least, fresh eyes). Thanks for all your hard work pre-checking the requests, I'm really sorry I can't fill them as quickly as you precheck them. --Malkinann (talk) 16:33, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

I think that Wikipedia talk:Requested articles/Japan/Anime and Manga/Refused Requests Archive should be moved to Wikipedia:Requested articles/Japan/Anime and Manga/Refused Requests Archive for consistency. Does anyone know why this is in talk space? — Allen4names 00:47, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done No one objected so I moved the page. At least the talk page can now be used for it's intended purpose. – Allen4names 00:29, 20 April 2011 (UTC)