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In the spirit of the older editions of this page, let's try to keep approved anime titles to a judicious minimum. I am not sayin we shouldn't add any, or that any here are poor choices, but we do speak for all of /tg/ when we add, and we do tread heretically near /a/ territory. --FlintTD (talk) 14:34, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Jin-Roh goddamnit, closest to space marines in realistic setting, someone should add it, as it's a fucking masterpiece

Not the filthiest of weeaboos, but I've never heard of it. And much more importantly I've never once heard /tg/ mention it. Can you provide some sourcing? --Petro (talk) 22:46, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Jin-Roh is pretty fucking fantastic. It's basically like living in a hive city with Arbitrators killing anyone who tries to speak out. So it's basically a Dark Heresy game but Japanese. link below. But speaking of Fucking fantastic, what the hell happened to Outlaw Star? It's basically a GURPs, or Firefly rpg clone all in one. Plus it basically had the setting/story that (let's face it) in all probability inspired Firefly...I'd say that's pretty huge. They even have magic and shit. That's a thing right there. Fuck it all! The Caster-Gun is Vancian magic in an Emprah damned nutshell.

http://www.goodanime.net/jin-roh-the-wolf-brigade-movie --Spyk3y (talk) 21:26, 5 February 2015 (MST)

I would also support outlaw star once again gracing the page. Not only because we have a homebrew of the setting on the wiki, but also because of the mentioned rpgs that do match up with it. In fact in some ways it is more relevant to /tg/ than cowboy bebop, if only in the regards to setting. --dragoon508 17 February 2015

Tanya the Evil[edit]

I'm thinking of adding a [READ THE MANGA], do that in general for all the anime its a great idea, tag-thingy. Thoughts? Also I haven't really touched the light novel yet. Is the light novel best, or is it one of the adaptations?--Emerald Claw (talk) 13:29, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

I've heard that the anime is the best adaptation of Tanya. The art for the light novels is beautifully haunting, but speaking with someone who read the light novels, they say they aren't as good as the anime. The author proselytizes more and more about their personal code of grey more as the novels go on. While I haven't read them, I would suggest that a lack of buzz about reading them, and poor reviews trickling in from /a/ people, is not good. --FlintTD (talk) 15:45, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

/a/pocalypse Now[edit]

It's time guys, this page has gotten unreasonably long and has started featuring things for no other reason than that some guy liked them or (emprah forbid) were popular in the 80s and are thus nostalgia wank. I say we pare this down to shows /tg/ discusses obsessively, have explicitly /tg/ themes, or some other reasonable criteria. Any ideas? --Petro (talk) 23:23, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Roll a d6 for each series, remove it from page on a 1+ Institute a rule that each series noted has to have 2-3 established tabletop games that relate to it strongly in terms of concepts, thematics, or something similar? --Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 23:28, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
How about adding a line to each approved anime for "related game" or "relevant to games: X, Y and Z" ? If there are no games for that anime, > into the trash it goes. --NotBrandX (talk) 23:59, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
I suggest we remove the "important information" brackets, and shore up the descriptions; that will help with the clutter. I also think we should set up a voting space (like on this page, for example) to remove particular anime titles by consensus vote. --FlintTD (talk) 09:02, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
I disagree- a better way of doing it is to vote for adding the titles, not removing them. That way people will have to think before adding anything more than they have to.--Newerfag (talk) 02:19, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Still, this page could use some pruning, as many of the titles on here seem to be lacking in anything more than a tenuous connection to /tg.--Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 02:56, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure about what's left. I mean, if we're nuking stuff left and right for being unrelated, what do Paranoia Agent and Devilman have to do with it either? Did they just get left because they were there longer? -- I don't know how to sign posts
We just didn't get around to them. The pruning continues.--Newerfag (talk) 18:41, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
I left them momentarily because they had explicit connections in the description, but I'll probably delete them later as well, when the sifting gets more refined. Devilman might get a pass based on the fact that it's an anticedent to Berserk, but it's doubtful. Also, posts are signed with --~~~~, two dashes and four tildes. --Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 18:45, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Reinserted Slayers. The page notes that it had a good number of similarities to D&D, as well as having splatbooks made of it, which is enough basis for me. --Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 18:57, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm considering removing Spice And Wolf- apart from the ancient joke that Horo is a female Leman Russ, there's nothing that makes it relevant to /tg/. At that matter, Horo's page is little more than a porn dump, and as much as I enjoy porn I would prefer that it have at least some kind of reason to exist other than that. Perhaps it would be a good idea to delete that too.--Newerfag (talk) 21:31, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I disagree. /tg/ went BANANAS for Horo a few years back (when it was released). The joke may be old, but old is good on /tg/. If Horo has her own page on the wiki, her anime deserves to be on this page, for the same reasons that Fist of the North Star and Strike Witches do. --FlintTD (talk) 23:45, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
The joke has been all but forgotten now, and the page still exists only because AssistantWikifag doesn't like deleting pages when it's not necessary to do so. I can all but guarantee you that if you tried to bring it up now you'd just confuse the people who don't immediately accuse you of being a furfag. (Hell, Horo's page consists almost entirely of softcore porn, which suggests that it was only popular because she was /tg/'s waifu of the month for a while.) --Newerfag (talk) 23:50, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
And that is entirely the point. This isn't a message board, this is a wiki. An archive. An encyclopedia of all that is and was /tg/, for /tg/ feeds on the old and creates the new. Plus, that porn dump is half of the joke of the article. Assistant doesn't like deleting pages because of the tangential, pseudo-irrelevant nature of many who inhabit /tg/. Horo may not be our waifu anymore, but that doesn't mean we need to tear up all of our pictures of her, burn her things, and beat her out of our heads with dozens of articles on every weapon in Warhammer 40,000. This wiki is not the /tg/ Lexicanum. Let the mods not infect your mind with their rigor and prejudice. --FlintTD (talk) 01:39, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
I'll relent for now, then (although I don't understand how a porn dump can be interpreted as a joke). It's just that with this article, if you give an inch people will take a mile. Leave it alone for too long, and I wouldn't be entirely surprised if people started putting up things like Naruto or something like that; while I don't plan on completely stripping the article dowm, we need to set limits somewhere.--Newerfag (talk) 03:28, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
I totally agree. Boundaries need to be set, steep boundaries. Just realistic boundaries that ensure quality in every sense of the word (or at least as many senses as can be attached to a board on 4chan). --FlintTD (talk) 06:37, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

How about like what we did for webcomics, with 'directly related to tabletop games,' 'tangentally related', and 'yeah okay whatever' subsections? I can understand why we'd have an anime page at all, since 4chan was founded on the blood and salty sweat of weeaboos. --NotBrandX (talk) 19:34, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

So we're virtually back where we started. I think this may just be one of those pages like Matt Ward that will need to be burned down every couple months. --Petro (talk) 17:01, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Here's an example: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. Series about the demon queen teaming up with the hero of light destined to defeat them and instead introducing modern/Renaissance ideas of economics, science, and technology to a low-tech feudal world. It's basically what /tg/ does in every civilization thread, and what players try to do when given political power in an RPG, such as my Game of Thrones game. Now, is it /tg/-related because players acted like this in one game, that /tg/ tends to go meta when offered power, or is it entirely unrelated? --Sicarius (talk) 5 January 2014
Unrelated. Civilization threads are not published traditional games, and the actions of players have nothing to do with the relevance (or lack thereof) of an anime to /tg/. And metagaming is normally considered something to avoid, for the record. --Newerfag (talk) 03:52, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
So wait, how do we justify Ghost in the Shell? I'm just not sure where we draw the line between "Hey, the settings area similar even where there's nothing actually licensed from the listed related games" and "No, this is just generic fantasy/sci-fi/cyberpunk." --Sicarius (talk) 07:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
That grandfather clause- it's historically relevant (and nobody can give enough of a shit to remove it).--Newerfag (talk) 13:54, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Just to be on the safe side, Anime about/with real life non-neckbeard board/card games like Chihayafuru [1] (Karuta [2]) don't count here? --Shinr (talk) 12:51, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Nope, doesn't qualify.--Newerfag (talk) 13:54, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

At this point, I think semi-protection is the only lasting solution. Regular anonymous users can't be trusted to read the criteria.--Newerfag (talk) 03:33, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

1 incredibly well-received and critically-acclaimed series keeps getting put on by anonymous users, and you say it's a problem? If our criteria weren't so restrictive then we wouldn't be rejecting it. I don't think it's reasonable to reject all the homebrew systems when trying to argue that a series is /tg/-relevant.
On that note, it's also misleading to call this page Approved Anime when it's really /tg/-Relevant Anime.--76.93.211.176 06:21, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
The restrictions are there for a reason. If we included homebrews then every single anime ever made would be on that list. At any rate, those "anonymous users" could very well be just one guy with a proxy and way too much time on his hands. --Newerfag (talk) 06:41, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
What about the traditional gaming requirement. You've stated that traditional board/card games don't count as traditional games when, in the context of board-relevance for /tg/, they are.
And what if I listed relevant Japanese TRPGs (not that I know there are any) for Madoka? Would you still try to delete it because it's not Western TRPGs? It just feels like you're disregarding the restrictions when it allows you to remove more anime, rather than include it.--76.93.211.176 09:32, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
If that was indeed the case I would not delete it, although you have failed to prove this so far. Until then, it stays off the list. That said, I have never seen it discussed on /tg/ and question if you have some kind of vested interest in putting it on the list.--Newerfag (talk) 23:15, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not the one putting it on (if you look at the edit history you'll see what I've added), but I do have an interest in seeing it on the list mainly because the list is pathetically small. I really do believe the problem is that the criteria for this article is different for the criteria for Recommended Video Games, Recommendend Manga, Approved Literature, and Approved Movies, for no other reason than "We're afraid of /a/ getting on this wiki," when this is an /a/-related article, the only people that care about this wiki are fa/tg/uys, and the other "approved" or "recommended" articles have far less stringent requirements and much better selections because of it. --76.93.211.176 00:03, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
The way I see it, those same fa/tg/uys can get so overeager about their anime of choice that they just throw it onto the list even when its connection with /tg/ is dubious or outright nonexistent; the other "approved" articles don't suffer from that problem (or at least not to the same extent), which is why they are of inherently higher quality. Even some of the "classic" anime on this page like Fist of the North Star is only left here because of its memetic status or its formative influence on its respective genre. (I'll make a full disclosure here and admit that I've never liked anime of any type, but I'm well aware that anti-weeaboos are just as bad as regular weeaboos, if not worse.) That said, all I want is to make sure that the anime on this page are genuinely /tg/-relevant, as opposed to being here because one random fa/tg/uy likes it.--Newerfag (talk) 03:28, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Deletion Dissonance[edit]

I don't know why, but seeing all these entries deleted makes me sad somehow. I've watched quite a few of them on this page's suggestion and found them to be excellent animes, and was glad to have found them through this page. And now I find that a good deal of them are gone. It just seemed like one person decided to delete 90% of the page content without putting up a vote for deletion/keeping certain animes in, as if they were the embodiment of all that is /tg/. That's all I have to say on this. Remoon101 (talk) 17:22, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

This page has suffered form a lot of inflation and creep to the point that most of the entries have very little connection to the wiki's topic. Compare it to recommended video games and its list, which is clearly connected to some aspect of the wiki. 75% of the shit here, no matter how great it was in the anime sense, has no connection whatsoever to traditional games and is therefore entirely irrelevant.--Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 17:27, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
If you say so. Remoon101 (talk) 17:30, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

We lost Paranoia Agent, an anime directly linked to Unknown Armies back when this page was first made. Was that intentional? --FlintTD (talk) 06:08, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
The description suggested that it was much more tangentially related. If it is as well connected as you suggest it is, feel free to add it back in, and perhaps make the connection to tabletop more explicit.--Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 06:41, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Might just be my pet show but unless anybody objects I'm going to Re-add the Fate series. It's about a tournament where rules lawyering munchkin wizards summon historical figures (complete with stats) to battle for them. That's about as /tg/ related as you can get without being full on licensed. Oh yea and /tg/ is [http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=fate absolutely buttfuck obsessed with using it as a quest setting, among other things. --Petro (talk) 03:46, 24 December 2013 (UTC)



I have to admit I'm still confused by our criteria. We deleted Hikaru no Go, a show that was literally about playing traditional games, but kept stuff like Big O which doesn't really have anything to do with anything (despite being awesome). I've been sort of guilty of this too but I at least feel like I have a system.

  • Is it a licensed material from a traditional game? +++++
  • Does it feature traditional gaming? +++
  • Is it fantasy or sci fi? We have a huge boner for that. +
  • Does it cater to our demographic? Fa/tg/uys tend to be males in their 20s. +
  • Does /tg/ talk about it a lot? ++
  • Is this just /a/'s flavor of the month bleeding over into /tg/? (Tell me Code Geass wouldn't be on this list if it were 2008). ---

And then if it meets enough of those criteria, or the most important ones, I'll add it. --Petro (talk) 17:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

This seems like an effective solution. Only problem with it is that new editors might not be aware of it and try to shoehorn in their favorite stuff anyway. Just look at all the new IPs that set this off. --Newerfag (talk) 18:08, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Another criterion I'd add is that the tabletop games the anime is related to cannot be a /tg/ homebrew. There has to be related, established tabletop material that didn't originate from our bowels.--Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 18:18, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
So if it's related to Busty Barbarian Bimbos or Engine Heart, it wouldn't go on the list? Or are we just going to say that it has to be actually published? I think there are quite a few anime that are /tg/-related and /tg/-relevant that aren't linked to specific game systems. --Sicarius {talk}
Actually published. Otherwise every single anime ever made would be on this list. A small handful (such as Fist of the North Star) are allowed a grandfather clause because of their memetic importance, but even their status is tenuous at best. --Newerfag (talk) 03:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I'll add all of this now. It should make newfags think before they add. --Newerfag (talk) 18:26, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
So, can we restore Hikaru no Go? --Sicarius (talk) 07:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
No.--Newerfag (talk) 13:55, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps we can re-add Hellsing. Now hear me out: Beside's connection to world of Darkness (Masquerade, Scary things going bump in the dark, conspiracies up the wazoo, Hunters from various associations (Vatican, Mi-6, The Queen)), we also have a look in Exalted-esque power level difference between mortals and everyone else (and if you do not get wrecked as a mortal, you are awesome - or in case of original hellsing series, pretty damned organized). To be honest, it's also a great example of escalating shit to silly levels, and who does not like silly in their Tomb of Horrors? And of course, a study in boss characters. But anyway, this all could just be my bias.
On the other hand, we can even make some sense from the abridged series as well. Basically it's a power-gaming That Guy who is asshole to everyone for the sake of being an asshole. Also a fuckmothering vampire. Sure, it's not explicitly stated, but you can see parallels: Everyone getting pissed at him for acting completely out of character, not giving a fuck about any encounters or brute forcing them while GM tries to up the encounters in any way possible. Meanwhile, everyone else is trying to play along while staying in character. Seems about right. --Gufu (talk) 03:49, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Fate[edit]

Somebody deleted this and blanked it's page without checking the talk page (I did ask before re-adding it). The nasuverse may be a bottomless well of despair and weeb, but it's easily more /tg/ related than most of the other stuff on this page.

  • It's fantasy.
  • It hits on a whole mess of /tg/'s favorite themes (history, myth, arms and armor, suffering, being the little girl).
  • The characters frequently think and act in gaming terms (stat blocs, optimizing team comp, class balance).
  • I can find about 30 threads devoted to the series in suptg and numerous references to it in others.

Seems pretty clear cut to me anyways. --Petro (talk) 22:01, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Rethink[edit]

It happened again, this page is just a fucking mess. It seems like whatever guidelines we try to impose people are just going to throw up whatever the new hotness is on /a/. If we actually want to impose any sort of meaning on the page we'd have to set down some extremely specific rules. Or we could just let it burn. Honestly I'm inclined towards the latter. --Petro (talk) 05:37, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

All things must burn in the name of relevance. So says Newerfag (except not literally, for liability reasons)! Personally, I think that rules and standards would be better. Like anything that is about something that resembles a traditional game or has a traditional game about it, or the rules that are already there played much more seriously.--97.103.154.125 05:48, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
If we really wanted to, we could lay down an entire book of laws to govern what gets added to this page. Game relevance guidelines, homebrew bylaws, meme exception clauses. I've been somewhat partial to the constant, slow-burning edit war which keeping the page at a Nash equilibrium. Both systems have positives and negatives to them, but I think the bigger issue will be coming to a consensus as a wiki. --FlintTD (talk) 20:21, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Jojo Page?[edit]

Okay. So we have a page for Fist of the North Star and we have one for Berserk. May I have 1d4chan's blessing in starting a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure page? If anything Jojo, Berserk, and FotNS are the triad of anime that /tg/ loves the most. I just don't want to explicitly create the page and get shot down for not asking. I'll just create the page and add some tidbits here and there, but the majority of it will be in your guys' hands. --Hellsing612 (talk) 13:48, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

I say go for it; I mean, what with the Jostudes and the general /tg/ relevance, I'd say it fits like hand in glove. TheWiseDane (talk) 15:49, 12 February 2016 (UTC)


If it's related then sure, you could put it in. If it's awesome enough (established by popular vote) then go right ahead. If not, then no. Taumanta (talk) 16:47, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Redline[edit]

Should this even be here? I looked at the entry and didn't see anything /tg/ related Taumanta (talk) 16:52, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

  • What do any of the Mecha shows have to do with /tg/? Shouldn't they be on the /m/ wiki? Redline is a lot more fun and timeless than most of the seasonal anime that get dumped on here, and I don't have the heart to clear a lot of those out. --FlintTD (talk) 03:49, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Eh. Just because something is good, doesn't necessitate having it. I mean fuck, why don't i just go and make COD 3 a page? --Taumanta (talk) 14:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Truth be told, i don't think it meets any of the criteria except for sci-fi and maybe the demographic so... --Taumanta (talk) 14:57, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Users recommended anime page?[edit]

Ok, we all know we want to post some shows which would be hard pressured to fit the criteria of this page, instead of going to consecutive edit wars about what is "Approved anime" we should create a new page where everyone can post their anime and manga recommendations, pointing out how they may have things which can be in the vein of /tg/ related stuff and adapted to our line of interests, we have already done stuff such as this with "grimdark songwritting" and describing rather normal stuff such as swords, axes and what not, the new page may also be a great source for campaign adaptations, and allow for more creative content. --McNash (talk) 23:24, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Is that not the point of having threads on /tg/ or /a/? 1d4chan was made to crystalize those kinds of discussions, which happen on the forums, no?

So if we have approved anime[edit]

Why not an approved comics section? I'm actually curious as to how that hasn't become a thing yet. --LGX-000 (talk) 17:26, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

No real reason I can think of. Honestly, we should have one cooked up. If you want to make one, go ahead! However, we might want to keep WH40K comics in their own section of the page. --FlintTD (talk) 15:38, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Adding a RWBY Page[edit]

Anyone else think we should add a RWBY page? We have a (relatively short) page for a game based on it and honestly, it’s an amazing series.

Answer: No, because it's kind of a mixed bag; some fa/tg/uys really like it, others hate it, others think it's okay and passable, with it's biggest contributions being it provides some good ideas like weapon design or lore, especially for Exalted. It's inclusion on this page is probably the most love and attention it's gonna get on this wiki without generating a shitstorm of Skub.

Overlord[edit]

He is not stuck in a game it's is explicitly stated that it is a different world and not a game.

Goblin Slayer?[edit]

It's an anime series with a very clear D&D-based setting, down to the number of spell slots casters can do between resting periods. Kinda grimdark with a very single-minded protag initially, develops a bit as a character as he parties up with more people. It's certainly worth a watch, I'd argue.

It's Skub incarnate. --2001:8003:3800:800:31C8:CA3A:2763:15D2 06:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
So are a good deal of things on this list, not every fa/tg/guy has the exact same tastes (some don't even like D&D in general). It provides enough /tg/ flair to warrant a mention at least and the mangas far better as it gives a more D&D feel then the anime did.

Isekai section[edit]

Since we are now forced to admit through clenched teeth that Isekai now counts as a Genre. . . should we add it as it's own own category to the approved list?

Isekai isn't a Buzzword Isekai isn't a genre, it is i've read over 24 mangas with that as its Main tag. A VR headset infamous Truck-Kun serial killer simply removes a, many times, poorly written protagonist from their "home" setting and plants them into a "less than normal" one. They're still mostly in the Fantasy genre with a, some times, smattering of Sci-Fi.

No Kill La Kill?[edit]

One of the best anime of all time isn't on here?

Nobody is stopping you from putting it on the list but try to relate it to tabletop games in some way.--2600:1010:B168:F76C:9593:DC79:2E72:B11B 02:05, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Pruning?[edit]

Strike Witches, Girls un Panzer, Kantai Collection... Can we agree that these really have not held up? It's a stretch to say they're /tg/ just because they're WWII. --Piroko (talk) 00:23, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Kantai Collection maybe, it's a glorified ad for a gochapon mobage. Strike Witches and Girls und Panzer not holding up though? What the fuck are you coming from? --Agiletek (talk) 00:54, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
    • It's all moe-trash. Pedo moe trash. --Piroko (talk) 01:26, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
      • Strike Witches should still hold up since /tg/ made that one game, Dive into the Sky. The others I think should be tossed though since they don't add much beyond the "they are WWII kinda-sorta." --Konrad13 (talk) 02:40, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
      • GNP's characters are high school students. That disqualifies it from being pedo. That you're suggesting it is shows you've never actually watched it. --Agiletek (talk) 03:17, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
        • User:Agiletek, if GNP is "high school" then Sailor Moon is in college. And I know you know exactly what I mean saying that. There are two ways the "they're high school" can go, and one is "eh, could be twenty" and the other is "eh, could be twelve". And you know exactly which category GNP falls into. --Piroko (talk) 04:01, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

I've added pictures for LotGH, Outlaw Star, and Lodoss. I know we've not done pictures on this page before and there's good reason not to have them, and I'm curious about the conditions people would support for having pictures or if people are generally opposed to them period. --Piroko (talk) 00:29, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

DoroheDoro (or: Isekai thunderdome)[edit]

The fantasy section keeps growing. Guys, it's time for a thunderdome in Isekai. Not every fantasy/isekai is noteworthy simply because it's the newest one to come out. Kinda need to figure out what's actually noteworthy and what's just this season's "more of the same". I don't think there's any question that Loddoss and Slayers are relevant since they were some of the first big ones, but can we pick a few to cut? --Piroko (talk) 13:26, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Possible Takahashi additions?[edit]

So, Rumiko Takahashi has done a number of Urban Fantasy stories (often comedic ones, but still), and I was wondering if any of them would qualify as "Approved Anime"? I know there's the guide at the top of the article, but even after reading it, I'm still not sure, so I thought I'd try my hand at potential entries here and let the experts who run this page decide.--QuietBrowser (talk) 09:37, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Urusei Yatsura: Lecherous average schmuck high-schooler Ataru Moroboshi is selected by random chance to compete against Lum, the smoking hot daughter of a race of invading aliens patterned after Oni, for a chance to win humanity's freedom. He wins by a mixture of determination and cheating, and then scores himself his opponent as his bride... and proceeds to ignore her in favor of hitting on every other attractive woman he sees, all whilst she tries to drag him into bed. Despite this summary, it's nowhere near as raunchy as it sounds, although it does have plenty of skimpily clad cute girls in it. Rumiko Takahashi's first long-running comedic Urban Fantasy series, featuring a heavy mixture of aliens patterned on Japanese yokai and actual yokai.
  • Ranma 1/2: Hot-tempered dojo heir Akane Tendo's once-ordinary life turns into a complete and utter shambles when her dad Soun Tendo announces that either she or one of her sisters has to marry Ranma Saotome, the son of Soun's old friend Genma Saotome. And that's when a girl and a panda shows up at their doorstep. It turns out the girl is actually Ranma Saotome, whilst the panda is his father; both fell afoul of a cursed training ground and now transform into these new forms whenever they get splashed with cold water. It's love and/or hate at first sight, as Akane's a bit of a tsundere and Ranma's got a tongue like a daemonette - and things only get worse as more weirdos keep showing up, many with transformation curses of their own, and most of whom want to marry Ranma or Akane. Curses, magic, bizarre martial arts competitions, monsters and constant brawls all form a backdrop to Ranma and Akane's relationship and the constant question of "will they or won't they?" Spiritual successor to Urusei Yatsura.
  • Mermaid Saga: In a world where merfolk are hideous barely-humanoid fish-creatures whose flesh will cause a consumer to either die horribly, be transformed into an immortal but mindless monster, or gain immortality with no drawbacks beyond being immortal, a humble fisherman named Yuuta is the only one of a group of friends to survive when they make the mistake of eating mermaid flesh. 500 years later, he discovers another immortal like himself, a 15 year old girl named Mana, and the two set off to see if they can find a cure for their unwanted immortality, interspersing their travels and subsequent clashes with fellow immortals with Yuuta's memories of the misadventures he has gotten into over the centuries. Takahashi's first "true" Urban Fantasy series, completely lacking in the comedic aspects of Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2 or even Inuyasha. This shit gets dark.
  • Inuyasha: High school student Kagome Higurashi thought she had a normal family, save for the fact they were the caretakers of an ancient Shinto shrine. That was before she was dragged down the old well on the shrine's grounds by a naked centipede-woman and found herself in a version of Feudal Japan where demons run amuck. To save her life, she frees the half-dog demon Inuyasha, and discovers that she is the reincarnation of a shrine maiden called Kikyo - Inuyasha's one-time love, and the woman who sealed him away. But Kagome's journey through time has resulted in the return of the demon-creating, power-amplifying Shikon Jewel, and that means she and Inuyasha - alongside a young kitsune boy named Shippo, a lecherous monk with a black hole in his hand called Miroku, and a hot female demon slayer named Sango - must find it before it falls into the hands of a mysterious demon lord named Naraku. Spiritual successor to Ranma 1/2, this series toned down the comedy (though not entirely dropping it) and was Takahashi's big hit of the 2000s, much in the same way Urusei Yatusra and Ranma 1/2 had been huge in the 80s and 90s respectively. It has its flaws, including a dragging plot that gets rather formulaic, but its still one of the few examples of true Oriental Adventures type fantasy in /a/ media.
    • Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: 2020s sequel to Inuyasha, revolving around Inuyasha's daughter and nieces having their own time-traveling misadventures.
  • Rin-Ne: Sakura Mamiya is an ordinary high school girl... except that she can see ghosts, and has been able to her whole life. Then she discovers that a boy in her class is a half-human half-shikigami, a race of magical beings that escort ghosts to the afterlife, and she gets roped into helping him with his efforts to quell the local ghost population. A return to a more Ranma 1/2-style comedic Urban Fantasy series post-Inuyasha.


I think you'd get hostility to adding Ranma and Inuyasha to the list, and the rest just aren't noteworthy enough. Takahashi does her thing and her stuff is popular but at best not relevant to what we're about here, and not representative of stuff that gets referenced on /tg. I note you haven't added any "related games". This is a requirement on the approved anime page to keep people honest and prevent it from turning into just "a list of anime that exists". --Piroko (talk) 13:06, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Pruning - Another Pass[edit]

The list is getting a bit long again guys. Rather than go edit war, let's come to an agreement on some titles and or sections to cut. We're not trying to build a great list of everything here, we're building a list of what's actually good and relevant. I don't think Strike Witches holds up, and I think we should probably cut the "Stuff that isn't approved but merits a footnote" and "Stuff that isn't anime" sections as well. --Piroko (talk) 04:38, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Why not just put each section into a collapse? Also, complaining about page length is a bit odd since there are plenty of other pages on the site that are fucking humongous by comparison. --Konrad13 (talk) 06:02, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
I like the collapse idea. --Zimriel (talk) 01:33, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
I third collapse. --Kimarous (talk) 03:37, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
I fourth that idea. --King Crimson (talk) 23:33, 21 October 2021 (UTC)
I fifth the idea --A Walrus (talk) 00:44, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
Who will bell the cat? Saarlacfunkel (talk) 01:14, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for de-narrowing my bullshit. I didn't know any better so I thought that was how we were supposed to do it here. --Zimriel (talk) 02:50, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

Oh so THIS is from where the collapse list cancer came out...

Adventure category & Golden Kamuy[edit]

1) Why the fuck we lack adventure? Like what's even the reasoning for skipping it or not even having an Action/Adventure header?

2) What about Golden Kamuy? We've got a treasure-hunting party after legendary pile of gold, said party checking all the boxes of your regular TTRPG group, plus there is an added bonus of itself being just adventuring, in very mundane real(ish) world of 1900s Japan, with no gonzo or fantastical stuff, yet still being interesting and engaging. It's at 3 seasons at this point and still carries strong, with 4th incoming in October.

KonoSuba page?[edit]

So, KonoSuba not only has a recommendation here in the Comedy portion of this page, but has its own official tabletop RPG, which has even made it into the English-speaking portions of the world - I sighted a copy in my local anime & manga store down here in Australia. So, since we have pages for Slayers and Hellsing based on the existence of the BESM adaptations of both, should we make a KonoSuba page?--QuietBrowser (talk) 10:44, 21 June 2022 (UTC)