:TITLE:Adding/Editing a Visual Novel
Blahblah about what we define as VN...
The title of the visual novel as it is known to the English speaking audience. If
there is no English version of the game available, you should either specify the
romanized (recommended) or translated (not recommended) version of the original
Visual novels can be known under several names, use this field to add any aliases
and acronyms used around the net. Official titles of releases should not be added
here, as these are already listed in the releases.
Short description of the main story.
Very rough estimate of the time required to finish all endings of the visual novel.
To determine the length of a game, it's often better to ignore this time indication
and instead compare it with other games you've played. It's all relative, after all.
Links to external resources about this visual novel. To get the URLs, go to the
sites (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/">Wikipedia</a>, <a href="http://visual-novels.net/">
Visual-novels.net</a> and <a href="http://cisvisual.net/">CISVisual.net</a>),
search for a page about the game, and determine the ID or name of that page to fill
out in the text boxes. Do not specify the full URL, we only need a small part of
Some visual novels (e.g. <a href="/v4">Clannad</a> and <a href="/v3">Utawarerumono</a>)
have anime adaptions, and some visual novels were adapted from an anime series. Use
this field to specify these related anime for the visual novel.<br />
Anime should be specified using <a href="http://anidb.net/">AniDB</a> IDs. To add an
anime, just search for it on AniDB and add the numeric ID of the entry (found in the
<i>aid=xxx</i> part of the URL) to the edit field. Multiple IDs should be seperated
with a whitespace.<br />
If the visual novel already has a relation with an other visual novel, and both games
have an anime adaption, the same anime does not have to be added to both games. For
example, <a href="/v264">Da Capo</a> has two anime adaptions
(<a href="http://anidb.net/a837">837</a>, <a href="http://anidb.net/a2832">2832</a>),
and <a href="/v266">Da Capo II</a> as well. (<a href="http://anidb.net/a5419">5419</a>,
<a href="http://anidb.net/a5652">5652</a>) But the relations for Da Capo II do not
have to be added to Da Capo and vice versa - the internal visual novel relations will
take care of that.<br />
After submitting a new AniDB ID, VNDB will automatically fetch information about the
anime and will present that on the site. This action can take a few minuts to - in the
worst case - hours. In that time you will see the ID of the anime, but not the title
and links to AnimeNFO and Anime News Network. It is not possible to manually add this
information, this will be fetched automatically!
It is possible to select relevant categories for visual novels, where the relevance
can be ranked using a number from 0 to 3, where 0 indicates the category does not
apply at all, and 3 means that the category is very dominant in the game.<br />
See <a href="/d1">Categories</a> for descriptions about each category.<br />
Just as with the <i>Length</i> field, this information is very subjective. Just
use the category descriptions and common sense to determine which categories to
select and what relevance to apply.
<i>General image guidelines and when to use the NSFW warning</i>
<i>When to add relation, and document direct and reverse relations</i><br />
<i>(Stolen from AniDB, needs some rewriting)</i>
Continuation of the story. <=><i>Prequel</i>.
The story happens before the original story.<=><i>Sequel</i>.
Same universe/world/reality/timeline, completely different characters.
Same characters, different universe/world/reality/timeline.
Same setting, same characters, story is told differently.
Shares one or more characters, story is unrelated.
Takes place sometime during the parent storyline. <=><i>Parent story</i>
.. <=><i>Side story</i>.
Summarizes full story, may contain additional stuff. <=><i>Full story</i>.
Full version of the summarized story. <=><i>Summary</i>.