Format

Anime

Format Description
TV Anime which have episodes of 15 minutes or more in length and broadcast on television.
TV Short Anime which are under 15 minutes in length and broadcast on television.
Movie Anime that have originally been released at theaters.
Special Specials that have been included in DVD/Blu-ray releases, picture dramas, pilots, etc.
OVA (Original Video Animation) Anime that have been released directly on DVD/Blu-ray without originally going through a theatrical release or television broadcast.
ONA (Original Net Animation) Anime that have been originally released online or are only available through streaming services.
Music Music videos.

Manga

Name Tags
Manga Professionally published manga with more than one chapter.
Light Novel Light novels.
One-Shot Manga with just one chapter. This includes pilots for manga that were published fully afterward.

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Source

Provide the source that the work was adapted from.

The available options are: Original, Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Web Novel, Novel, Doujinshi, Visual Novel, Video Game, Comic, Live Action, Game, Multimedia Project, Picture Book, Other.

Like relations, sources will almost always all branch off of a single entry.

Source Type

Source Description
Original The work was not adapted from any other form of media.
Anime The work was adapted from anime.
Manga The work was adapted from manga.
Light Novel The work was adapted from a light novel.
Web Novel The work was adapted from a web novel.
Novel The work was adapted from a novel.
Doujinshi The work was adapted from a doujinshi.
Visual Novel The work was adapted from a visual novel.
Video Game The work was adapted from a video game.
Comic The work was adapted from a comic that isn't permitted on the site.
Live Action The work was adapted from a live action production.
Game The work was adapted from a non-video game, e.g. board game.
Multimedia Project The work was released as part of a multimedia project or adapted from a multimedia project.
Picture Book The work was adapted from a picture book.