Category talk:Anime and manga
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I would like this category (and, by extension, the same category of other languages, such as Category:fr:Anime and manga, etc.) to be deleted.
This category basically means "comics and animation from Japan", and naturally contains multiple English terms that are associated with these media of that country, such as character archetypes and drawing styles: for example, "kemonomimi" (women with animal's ears) and "chibi" (deformed characters to be smaller and cuter). This category also contains some words whose meanings are less restricted to Japan, thus more universal, such as "ecchi" (softcore erotic content); however, even these words are associated with Japanese fiction, so I believe it is worthwhile to keep these terms together in a category.
However, Japanese media is not restricted to anime and manga; it includes light novels, series, video games and more. There are "chibi", "kemonomimi" and "ecchi" in various types of media associated with Japan.
Therefore, I believe it is not wise to subdivide these words by each medium. Similarly, possible categories named Category:Japanese animation, Category:Japanese comics, Category:Japanese video games and Category:Japanese light novels would be redundant with each other.
We already have an umbrella category for words associated with various types of media of Japan: Category:Japanese fiction. I propose keeping it while deleting the redundant Category:Anime and manga. --Daniel. 17:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
- I don't know; being "too specific" is often an overused reason to delete a category. Such categories are already included elsewhere, and its contents could be merged there if possible. For example, there are other categories mostly about American medias, including Category:Animation Category:Comics and Category:Superheroes, the last appearing quite frequently in much the same type of media listed above, and we shouldn't give less weight to just Japanese medias just because they appear foreign to us. TeleComNasSprVen 20:16, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
- I don't understand what you mean by "giving less weight to just Japanese medias just because they appear foreign to us". We already have Category:American fiction, but it's filled mainly with names of fictional characters from American media. The concepts of "superhero", "comics" and "animation" are universal.
- The current members of Category:Animation are: 'tween, Japanimation, Rainbow Brite, animation, cartoon, frame, kinestasis, normal pause, off-model, playblast, tweening.
- The current members of Category:Comics are: Incredible Hulk, Pluto, cartoon, cartoonist, comic book, comic strip, funnies, funny pages, funny papers, graphic novel, graphic novelist, hench, manhua, manhwa, scanlation, sequential art, strip cartoon, webcartoonist, webcomic
- Category:Superheroes is empty. I nominated it to be deleted and replaced by another category (at WT:RFM#Category:Superheroes). The descriptions of it, Category:Animation and Category:Comics don't talk about them being totally or mostly restricted to American fiction. These three categories are virtually empty and considerably messy, but already contain at least few terms associated with Japanese media and are susceptible to be eventually filled with many terms restricted and not restricted to countries or cultures. Notably, manhua (Chinese comics) and manhwa (Korean comics) are members of Category:Comics, which is very natural, because that category is merely of a medium.
- Yes, being "too specific" is often an overused reason to delete a category. I agree with you on this fact, so I didn't use that reason here. In short, my reasons to delete Category:Anime and manga were, and are, "redundancy" and "impreciseness". --Daniel. 16:54, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Deleted --Daniel. 14:41, 2 March 2011 (UTC)