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Article Sections

The following are H2 section titles for each type of wiki page. Please maintain the same order and spelling for section titles that you see below. Other applicable H2 section titles are, but not limited to, "Powers and Abilities", "Equipment and Weapons", "Alternate Version" and "Other Media".

Character Article:

Section titles can be omitted if the character does not have any information to fit under it. But try to add these.

Origin

In narrative form please explain the most popular origin story of the character. Do not write a scene-by-scene retelling. This should be a paragraph. BTW, this and the other section titles can be omitted if the character does not have any information to fit under it.

Creation

Write about the artists/writers who created this character, or who had a significant impact on the character.

Character Evolution

How has this character changed over the years? Do NOT write plot summaries depicting the story lines of the characters here. This is a section to talk about the character as it applies to our real world.

Major Story Arcs

This is a place to talk about the important story arcs (or over all story lines) that impact this character. You can write a plot summary of the story here, though we would prefer you to write plot summaries on the Story Arc page. This section should really talk about how all the major story arcs relate to each other, and should not be a retelling of the story arcs. See What is a Plot Summary?

Powers & Abilities

This section is optional and mainly used in shōnen series. Please talk about the character's abilities and array of techniques. Do not include feats, fan calculations, or any details that are not officially stated in the author's notes, manga, or anime mediums.

For anime/manga characters from video games as their source material, you could go over their video game powers and abilities on the wiki page without getting too specific.

Other Media

This section is for talking about a character's appearance in other medias, such as anime movies, if not a part of the main story (i.e. all the non-canon Dragon Ball Z movies). DO NOT just list every movie the character has been in, but talk about the characters role throughout the series of movies. Talk about a characters appearance in video games.

Examples:

Franchise Article

Franchise pages are hub pages to which you can attach movies, anime series and manga series. For example, franchise pages make it easy to find everything about Pokémon in one place.

Overview

What kind of franchise is this? Explain how it relates to it's genre, it's time period, the differences between versions of the anime and manga.

Plot

Give a plot summary of what the series is generally about.

Characters

Write brief descriptions of the characters within the series. Begin with protagonists then work down to the antagonists.

Manga/Anime*

Depending on whether a series had it's beginnings as a manga or anime. You should start with whatever came first. Some series may begin as light-novels, be created into a manga, then into an anime. These should be listed in order of creation.
*In chronological order

Anime/Manga*

Depending on whether a series had it's beginnings as a manga or anime. You should start with whatever came first. Some series may begin as light-novels, be created into a manga, then into an anime. These should be listed in order of creation.
*In chronological order

Merchandise

In this section you can discuss official merchandise based from the series that are unique or interesting. What would classify as merchandise are objects that can not be classified on Anime Vice. (examples: official sound track, toys, figures, video games)

Examples:

Movie Article

Plot Summary

See What is a plot summary before you begin.

Anime Series

Overview

Explain the entire anime series as a whole. Do not write a plot summary. Explain what this anime is about and the major themes.

Characters

Discuss the major characters throughout the entire anime series. Do not just make a list. This section should be in paragraph form.

Episode

Episode pages are sub pages of an Anime Series. You attach an episode to an anime series.

Plot Summary

Here you can write a detailed summary of the events in this episode. Be sure to use links. The more detailed we can make this section, the more streamlined a character's main profile can become.

See What is a plot summary before you begin.

Examples:

Manga Series

Overview

Explain the entire manga series as a whole. Do not write a plot summary. Talk about the author and original publication date if available

Publishers
Create a list of the known international publishers and the region they publish the series in.

Publication History

Talk about the companies that publishes the series, and any notable points in the publications history in Japan and elsewhere.

Alterations
Explain any alterations or localization that was conducted to the original Japanese series for the translations, edits, or censorship.

Characters

Discuss the major characters throughout the entire manga series. Do not just make a list. This section should be in paragraph form. Concentrate on the main cast, prominent villains, and any other major plot characters.

Story Arcs

List the series story arcs, if available; and which volumes they are associated to.

Examples:

Book

Books pages are sub pages of a Manga Series. You attach a book to a manga series.

Plot Summary


Contents

List the table of contents by Chapter Number, the Chapter Title, and Page Number.

(Chapter #) (Chapter Title).....(Pg.#)

Write about the contents of the chapter See What is a plot summary before you begin.


Moves This Volume

Some manga series are famous for their named fighting techniques. If this applies to the manga, a table of what techniques are used in the volume can help the reader who wants to know what volume a character used a certain technique.
Example Table
CharacterTechnique Name
GokuKamehameha
Naruto UzumakiShadow Clone Jutsu
Rasengan
Four-Tail Fox Form
Sage Mode
Monkey D. LuffyGum-Gum Pistol
Gum-Gum Rifle
Gear Second
Jet Bazooka
Ichigo KurosakiFlash Step
Getsuga Tensho
Bankai
Hollowfication

Notes

Write about any special features that appeared in this volume. (Stickers, Cards, DVDs, etc)

Examples:

Location, Concept, Object

Overview

Person Article:

Career

Personal Life

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Hey wiki and image editors, we're going to be creating focusing our wiki task queue on specific initiatives that will last 2-4 weeks at a time.  The current initiative is focused on adding image captions to the billions of awesome images that have been uploaded over the years.   

 Help > Wiki Tasks:  Earn bonus points!
 Help > Wiki Tasks:  Earn bonus points!

Image Captions Tasks

Pick a task from the task queue
  • Image captions should describe in a very short sentence what the image is about.
  • Image captions are important because they help Google know what the image is about, and then hopefully will raise Anime Vice images higher in search results.      
  • Captions help new users learn about anime.
  
See how nice this page looks with captions: 


 Image Captions!
 Image Captions!

 
Also read   Image Gallery Tutorial - via Screened
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Rorie and I made a video over at Screened.com that I'm sharing with the other sites. This video explains things about our image gallery management tools -- which are the same on all of our sites.  Any hoo watch this if you upload images to Anime Vice.  Keep an eye out for the part where we talk about the importance of adding captions to images in the image gallery! 
 
  
 
Check out our wiki task queue where you can earn bonus points for helping us add captions to our image galleries!
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I originally wrote this blog post for our big brother site Comic Vine, but it's obviously an important part of Anime Vice's wiki articles too.  So, just what is a plot summary? I googled "what is a plot summary" and found some great answers.  According to Answers.com here is what a plot summary is:

A plot summary is a description of the story in a novel, film or other piece of storytelling. It is not a review and should not contain the opinions of the author. It should contain all the necessary information about the main characters and the unfolding drama to give a complete impression of the twists and turns in the plot, but without confusing the reader with unnecessary detail. 

And according to Wikipedia here's what a plot summary is not.  

A plot summary is not a recap. It should not cover every scene and every moment of a story.... Not only should a summary avoid a scene by scene recap, there's no reason why a plot summary has to cover the events of the story in the order they appear (though it is often useful). The point of a summary is not to reproduce the experience—it's to explain the story. If the original is non-linear or experimental in its structure, the article should state that fact in prose, not through regurgitation of the plot.  In fact, for a confusing story, we should assume that some of our readers will look the story up because they didn't understand it. Just repeating what they saw isn't going to help them!   

Let's look at another quote from that Wikipedia page since they are clearly smarter than me: 

While longer descriptions may appear to provide more data to the reader, a more concise summary may in fact be more informative as it highlights the most important elements. By focusing the reader's attention on the larger structures of a plot, without drowning it in trivial detail, a shorter summary can often help the reader to understand a work much better than an overlong one. Excessively detailed plot summaries may also infringe on copyright and fair-use concerns     

Here are some bullet points to follow when writing plot summaries: 
  • Plot summaries should be in the present tense.     
  • Avoid trivial details.
  • Plot summaries should summarize; explaining only the most important elements of the story.
  • Read what you write out loud -- read it word-for-word like a robot -- before you save it.  
  • Write well.
 
 For a tutorial on English punctuation check out How To Use English Punctuation.  For more updates follow me on twitter: @red_lamp
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There seems to be a consistent theme regarding which Anime Vice users get the most views to their profiles.  Can you find it?  Now many of these views actually come from Google search pointing non-members to these pages based on key word search.  Still I'd like to keep this as a placeholder and revisit these stats in 30 days to see if we can influence the results.  What would I like to see?  More visits to pages talking about NON-adult themed content!  Can we do it?
 

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