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Should anime / manga names / tags be in English (international title) or romanized Japanese?

It seems that there are already some duplicate tags, such as and (and another one just by the name of ). How should we act regarding different romanizations of the Japanese titles? I'm thinking that the first one should be suppressed, and everything tagged with it retagged with the second tag. Or maybe different spellings are allowed and synonyms created?

Also, there are some like and . Should these be linked somehow? Or one of them suppressed?

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    "and everything tagged with it retagged with the second tag" -- that's exactly what tag-synonyms do. If we make the first a synonym of the second, it will at all places be replaced with that. – Xeo Dec 12 '12 at 20:13
  • ok, I am new to the whole tagging thing – JNat Dec 12 '12 at 20:15
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Considering that accents are not allowed in tags, I would say that we should use the non-accented romanized spelling for titles. Rurōni Kenshin with one "o" is only appropriate because of the use of Hepburn-style romanization using the macron for the long vowel. Rurouni Kenshin is the most correct form that we can use in the tagging system, so I think we should default to that.

Regarding or any other common shortenings for series names (for example, for or for ), we should synonimize them with the proper titles.

  • I understand that this kenshin tag refers to the character, rather than the anime. But still, I think the question should be retagged. – JNat Dec 12 '12 at 20:16
  • @JNat I agree, it should be retagged to the series in that case rather than the character. – FAE Dec 12 '12 at 20:18
  • apparently i was already tagged as rurouni-kenshin too. So I removed the kenshin tag and put the characters tag instead. – JNat Dec 12 '12 at 20:19
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    I prefer the longer version for those tags, actually... – Alenanno Dec 12 '12 at 21:59
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    @Alenanno That's what I meant, synonimize the short versions to the long form, proper titles. – FAE Dec 12 '12 at 22:18

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