Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Simplifying File Names

The good folks who run AniDB have pushed back on my habit of including other groups in Orphan's file names, unless the project is an official joint. These "unofficial" joints create extra work in submitting files and in maintaining the database. I understand their concerns, so Orphan will be changing its crediting policy.

Unless a project is a formal joint, releases will be under the [Orphan] label alone. All contributing groups will be recognized in the fansub credits and in the blog release post. Thus, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the last release under the old policy. This change will simplify dealing with crowd-sourced anime resources like AniDB and BakaBT.

In Orphan's history, there has been a number of official joint projects:
  • Tokimeki Tonight, done with Saitei.
  • Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen SC, done with Migoto.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, done with Licca.
  • Submarine 707, Parol no Miraijima, Harukanaru Toki 2, done with M74.
  • Ninku: Knife no Bohan, done with Live-eviL and Soldado.
Everything else was an attempt to be courteous and should be considered unofficial.

I don't plan on cleaning up the "unofficial" joint releases in the AniDB database, but I don't mind if someone else wants to submit the necessary change requests.


  1. Well, I'm glad to see this happen, as staff over at AniDB. 😉


    1. Was notified of it via creq by one of our users.