What topics can I ask about here?
Anime & Manga Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for enthusiastic anime and manga fans. This includes questions about:
- Plot, character, or setting explanations
- Historical or societal context of an anime or manga
- Anime and manga identification (please follow these guidelines)
- Franchise/series reading or viewing order
- Anime and manga production
- Tropes, terminology and other general anime and manga related information.
- Questions about a piece of merchandise that you or someone you know personally owns.
Help! There's currently no tag for the series I want to ask about and I don't have enough reputation to make one... What can I do?
If you find that the tag for the particular series you want to ask about does not exist, simply tag your question with the "retag" tag and another user with the appropriate privilege will retag your question accordingly.
Are you looking to ask a question about to identifying a particular anime or manga related media?
Hold up! Are you looking the source for an anime and/or manga related image?
Please try to do a reverse image search before asking. It might be just what you need to answer your question.
What about other questions regarding anime and manga?
Not all questions have a home on Anime and Manga. Please note the following types of questions are off-topic here:
- Identification questions with only a ONLY an image(s), audio, and/or video(s): What is this anime/manga image?
- Anything not directly related to anime and manga: What's up with that weird emblem on Japanese mailboxes?
- Questions about the Japanese language, should be on Japanese Language and Usage
- Questions about the gameplay of anime-related and/or manga-related games, should be on Arqade
- Questions calling for out-of-universe lists: What are all the anime that feature X? What are all the manga by Y? See: Good List vs. Bad List and How do we deal with out-of-universe questions?
- Reading or watching recommendations: I liked X, what should I watch next?
– You're welcome to use our main chat room to ask about such topics
- Questions requesting illegal or copyrighted information: Where can I watch anime X online? Where can I download chapters of manga Y?
- Questions about fansubs or other fan-translation: When is X group going to do Y release for Z series in Q language?
- Questions on making your own anime or manga, as they involve specific expertise outside the scope of this community. See: Are Questions about "How to make Anime and Manga" off-topic?
- Questions about unannounced/speculative future events in regards to anime or manga production: Will manga X get an anime adaptation? Are they going to make a Nth season of Y anime? See: What do we do with questions about future events/releases?
- Asking for the lyrics of a piece of music, from a particular series or media
- Shopping recommendations/discussions: Should I buy X or Y? or Where is the best place to buy X? See: How should we deal with questions asking for where to buy, watch, anime or manga media or such related merchandise?
There are plenty of questions about anime figures and other merchandise which are acceptable, but anything asking us to compare products or vendors isn't constructive.
Please note that while these types of questions are considered off-topic on our main site, you are free to ask in our main chatroom (once you have accumulated at least 20 rep), where we will try to help you as best we can.
If your question is not specifically on-topic for Anime & Manga Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.
For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"