Hey guys, I've noticed people occasionally using the wrong episode names and/or air dates in the wiki and wanted to clear things up.
Episode names should be the official English names, if available. This means they should NOT just be translations of the Japanese names. The only exception to this is when an anime has no official English release of any kind. To be clear, here is a list of where you should look for episode names when editing the wiki:
- Official English release - websites like FUNimation
- Simulcast/on-demand release - websites like Crunchyroll, Anime Network, Hulu, etc.
- Wikipedia - they usually use official names, but when none are available they should have the Japanese translations
As for episode air dates, they should be the Japanese television air dates. This means they should NOT be the dates listed on simulcast sites (these are typically a day later or more) nor should they be the English television air dates. I understand why this may seem confusing; why use the English names but the Japanese air dates? It's simply to keep dates consistent across the wiki and with other wikis on the internet. Wikipedia has the same policy, though they sometimes also list English air dates separately. Anime Vice doesn't have that feature built-in, so if you want to add English air dates, you can add them to the episode pages themselves.
I realize this all seems more confusing than it should be, but I hope I've helped clear things up a little. If you ever forget what names and dates you should be using in the wiki, just check back here.
Thanks guys, keep up the good wiki work!