Category talk:Anime

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This category doesn't seem to be used in the same way as the other format categories (television, film, etc.), presumably because it's also a fandom. If things other than fandom names will be linked here, should individual Anime fandoms be subcategories of this cat? Then, general anime topics could be here, and anything pertaining to a specific anime series could go under the subcat. This category could get huge if we put every fanfic here rather than in fandom subcats. We could also cross-categorize Anime under Category:Fandoms by Source Community.

OR maybe we could create a separate Category:Anime Fandom and rename this category to Category:Anime (Format).--æthel 14:03, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Now that I've written that, I think I prefer the second option. It has the potential to be a lot tidier and less confusing than one big happy all-purpose anime category. For one thing, Anime Fandom seems to include Manga, while the anime format, by definition, does not.--æthel 14:34, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Honestly? I wouldn't know what to do with two anime categories. :/ I think right now a lot of pages in the Anime category are there because they don't have a fandom category yet, so maybe the solution would be to make more fandom cats. --Doro 15:20, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
An anime format category would contain the names of anime series that have fandoms, and an anime/manga(?) fandom category would contain all pages/topics related to anime/manga fandom as a whole. I'm looking through the category now for non-fandom pages where the fandom cat hasn't been created yet, but there are some pages that relate to anime or manga generally and not to a specific show: Rec.arts.anime.creative, Anime Web Turnpike, Doujinshi, Mi-Anime, Licensing, Raw. And the Scanlation pages are all categorized under Manga, which is also a format category at present.--æthel 15:50, 24 August 2010 (UTC)