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Wikipe-tan head.png This page is within the scope of WikiProject Anime and manga, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of anime and manga related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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The Task force Page needs editing[edit]

I only gave it a rough start, I haven't even put in the redirects. Also there is a glitch I can't get around, that is when I change the tag under notes to "Task force" all this other stuff that shouldn't be there appears. Anyone who has a clue can try to fix it.--Hitsuji Kinno 22:47, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

First Order of Business[edit]

Osamu Tezuka, while to biography format, needs a bit of cleaning up. Also since this man is well-known, it's a good test case starter to see if people can pull references, clean up the article and get it in order enough to get a better ranking... we can use this as a template and a test page once we get that up, and then split off as need be. What do you think? This one should be fairly easy to pull references for. --Hitsuji Kinno 05:12, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Because Osamu Tesuka is basically the inventor of manga, it's important that the article on him looks good. Unfortunately, I'm not well-versed in his work as I have only just started to read it. What parts do you think need more references? --Kraftlos (talk) 08:42, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


I would like to lend my support to this taskforce. I've noticed a lot of sub-par biographical articles in the project and I would like to help spruce them up. My main interest are the english-language voice actors. According to the project, voice actors fall within the project's scope if their "principal work is in anime and whose roles are generally notable". This seems rather vague and I would like to see a stronger definition. --Kraftlos (talk) 08:42, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


Is there a good infobox that is already being used on biographical articles that we should be using with these articles? I think it would look neater to have some basic info in a box, but I don't want to re-invent the wheel... --Kraftlos (talk) 11:10, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

There's {{Infobox Comics creator}} (as seen on Katsuji Matsumoto) and there's {{Infobox Writer}} (as seen on Naoko Takeuchi). There's also just plain {{Infobox Person}}, which may be the best thing for directors. For seiyuu there's {{Infobox Actor}}, and for musical types, there's {{Infobox Musical artist}}. -Malkinann (talk) 13:13, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

More questions[edit]

I would like to create a category or template which we can add to English-language anime voice actors. Would I get in trouble if I created a category on my own or do I need to propose it somewhere like with templates? --Kraftlos (talk) 10:42, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Riyoko Ikeda[edit]

Ikeda's article could use some Bio task force love. After reading about her receiving "France's highest honor—Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honor"[1] I was a bit surprised to find her article was nothing more than stub with some spam links and almost no real content. I'd think someone who got an honor like that would have tons of information out there about them, right? :) -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 13:57, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Her article is actually one of the better of the biographies of the Year 24 Group. There might be some incidental biographical information about Ikeda in Manga Manga. --Malkinann (talk) 22:14, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


Someone said something last week about moving towards individual referencing for voice actor and seiyuu credits articles as we are trying to move away from tertiary sources like IMDB and the ANN encyclopedia. I was thinking perhaps there should be a place on this group, perhaps a sub page, where we can have generic references to the credits sequences of various anime. Granted you should be able to check this yourself before you place it on the voice actor article, but it would be helpful to just be able to copy an paste properly-formatted direct references to the credits and apply them to the various voice actor pages. I was thinking we could do this in the form of a campaign, a la Tag and Assess 2008. Any suggestions would be welcome. --Kraftlos (Talk | Contrib) 01:13, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I've added a referencing section for such requests, and an example of one that I've spent a great deal of time to complete. -AngusWOOF (talk) 18:06, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Mistakes in Seiyu Articles of Japanese Wikipedia[edit]

I moved Hirohito Torihata to Hiroto Torihata, and Fumito Yamano to Fubito Yamano (however, the article was deleted as CSD#A7). Both articles were based on the articles in Japanese Wikipedia, but actually hiragana in Japanese articles were not correct (and I modified the Japanese articles).

I am afraid that there might be similar mistakes in seiyu articles of Japanese Wikipedia, since sometimes they are written without referring to reliable sources. In such cases, other web pages (even in Japanese) might be also unreliable, since they are often based on Japanese Wikipedia articles (e.g. Hiroto Torihata's article in Animate, which seems to be based on another incorrect hiragana in an old revision of the Japanese Wikipedia article).

I believe that referring to profiles in seiyu agencies' web sites will prevent such mistakes in most cases. "Nihon Onsei-seisakusha Meikan 2007" (ISBN 978-4-09-526302-1) or "Nihon Onsei-seisakusha Meikan 2004" (ISBN 4-09-526301-6) can be an alternative, since they are compiled by Japan Audio Producers' Association, in cooperation with Japan Actors Union and major seiyu agencies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KAWASAKI Hiroyuki (talkcontribs) 12:33, 17 April 2010 (UTC)