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3. Do your best to avoid spelling and grammatical errors.
4. Always find and cite the original or primary source, to ensure the source is credible.
b. 2ch posts and private blogs are not acceptable, unless they have scans of the official announcement (magazine/volume jacket).
c. ANN can be an original source when it's an at-site report of US conventions, interviews done by their staff, or leaked scans of official announcements.
Section II: Newsworthy Articles
#NewAnime #AdaptsManga #LightNovel
b. Additional information for previously announced anime (primarily upcoming TV series).
The thread may be updated if information is released within a week of the initial announcement.
#MoreInfo #Season #PV #OP/ED
c. Delays or broadcast changes in upcoming or currently airing anime. #Broadcast
b. Specials bundled with BD/DVD releases, plus other bonuses. #NewAnime #BD/DVD
c. Announcements of anime being broadcast outside of Japan (e.g. Toonami in the US). #Broadcast
d. Announcements of anime receiving an English dub. #EnglishDub
b. Ending/Suspension of manga/light novel series which meet one of the following: #SeriesEnd #Hiatus
ii. in the top 750 popular series
iii. active chapter discussion threads with an average of 5 replies
iv. more than 2 reviews
b. New one-shots made by popular creators. #NewManga #SpecialChapter #Mangaka
c. Short suspension and/or regular hiatuses of a manga/light novel (e.g. Hunter x Hunter, Berserk). #Hiatus
d. Restart of a popular manga series, which have been on hiatus for more than a year. #Hiatus
e. Manga/light novel adaptations of popular games/visual novels. #NewManga #LightNovel
f. Speculations of "climax arc" or serialization length for very popular series. #SeriesEnd
b. Award winners outside the recurring threads. #Seiyuu #Mangaka #Staff #PeopleAwards
b. New radio program announcements. #Seiyuu
c. Interesting minor events or personal recounts from popular people (e.g. Shinkai's New Years message). #SliceOfLife
b. Major concerts or tours of anisong artists (e.g. Animelo Summer Live, Lantis Festival, May'n 10th Anniversary). #Musician #Live
b. OP/ED singles for live-action adaptations of popular anime, manga, or light novel series. #OP/ED #LiveAction
c. New singles/albums for popular anisong artists and/or seiyuu. #NewSingle #Seiyuu
b. Line-up announcements made at industry events (e.g. noitaminA). #Convention #NewAnime
c. Collection posts for seasonal/special events (e.g. April Fools', Setsubun). #Interest
b. Interesting industry-related occurrences (e.g. A Man Arrested For Threatening to Blast Lucky Star Museum). #Interest
b. Anime studios or manga publishers merging, separating, or creating new divisions, as well as announcing closure. #Companies
c. New publication or suspension of manga magazines. #Magazines
d. Hollywood adaptations of anime, manga, or light novels. #LiveAction
b. Drama CD announcements for popular manga or light novel series. #DramaCD #Seiyuu
c. Kickstarter campaigns (e.g. Under the Dog). #Kickstarter #NewAnime
The campaign must involve a popular work or company/people that are involved in the industry.
Section III: Recurring Threads
b. Oricon Weekly CD Rankings [Tuesday] #MusicSales
c. Oricon Weekly Manga Ranking [Wednesday] #MangaSales
d. Oricon Weekly LN Ranking [Wednesday] #LNSales
e. NY Times Best Seller List [Friday] #MangaSales
f. PV Collection [Sunday] #PV
b. Oricon Monthly Manga/LN Rankings [2nd Thursday] #MangaSales
b. Simulcast announcements; updated [~1 week pre-season] #Broadcast #Licenses
c. Upcoming Season Previews; updated [~2 weeks pre-season] #PV
II. Oricon CD Rankings; Half-Year & Yearly #MusicSales #YearlyRankings
III. Oricon Manga Rankings; Half-Year & Yearly #MangaSales #YearlyRankings
IV. Oricon LN Rankings; Half-Year & Yearly #LNSales #YearlyRankings
V. US Manga Yearly Print Sales [End February] #MusicSales #YearlyRankings
VI. Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi Rankings [November 20-ish] #KonoSugoi #YearlyRankings
VII. Kono Manga ga Sugoi Rankings [December 10-ish] #KonoSugoi #YearlyRankings
II. Tokyo Anime Awards [March 19-ish]
III. NewType Anime Awards [October 10-ish]
IV. Japan Media Arts Festival Awards [End November]
-- Animation Kobe Awards [Mid~End October] -- defunct
II. Manga Taisho Award [Mid~End March]
III. Kodansha Manga Awards [May 9-ish / Nominees Beg April]
IV. Japan Media Arts Festival Awards [End November]
e. Aniraji Awards (Anime Radio) [End of March] #PeopleAwards
II. Comiket [Japan, August 13-ish / December 28-ish] #Comiket
III. Wonder Festival [Japan, February 8-ish / July 26-ish] #WonFes
IV. AnimeExpo [USA, Beg July] #AnimeExpo
V. Otakon [USA, July/August] #Otakon
VI. Anime Festival Asia [Singapore, April 30-ish / September 25-ish / November 27-ish (main)] #AnimeFestAsia
VII. Japan Expo [France, Beg July] #JapanExpo
Modified by Kineta, Nov 23, 2016 12:34 PM
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