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This is the Manual of Style for the Kimetsu no Yaiba Wiki. The following article contains information set as the guidelines that are used to keep articles structured and organized in a consistent fashion.

MANUAL OF STYLE

IMAGE POLICY

SPOILER POLICY

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CONDUCT POLICY

MESSAGING POLICY

BLOCKING POLICY

Writing Style

General Rules

  • The content of this wiki must be expressed in English. This is an English language wiki and all edits are expected to be carried out in English, the sole exception being the use of Japanese in {{Nihongo}} templates to display the raw names of names, techniques, titles, and relevant media.
    • To avoid any inconsistencies, American English should be used over British English or any other national variant of the language. This isn't to say American English is any more "correct", it has simply been selected because most of the wiki's viewers are from the US.
  • All information added to this wiki should be only taken from the manga, anime, official websites, official material, officially-proven interviews and Koyoharu Gotoge. Do not add information that you haven't confirmed is canon, and try to add references to information you add.
  • The official Viz translations are to be used for the names of all series-relevant terminology and media.
    • In the event that a Viz translation is confidently deemed to be inaccurate, it may be changed following a discussion with the wiki's administrators. If possible, the initial Viz translation should be listed elsewhere on the page for extra clarity surrounding the subject.
    • In the case of anime-only content, the official English Blu-ray subtitles should be used.
    • If the relevant content has not been officially translated yet, unofficial titles may be used as long as they are sensible and as close to the raw Japanese as possible. Please bring up the subject with an administrator before making any unofficially-titled pages.
      • If this is in regards to a Japanese name, for example the name of an author, their name should be romanized without the use of long vowels of macrons for the sake of consistency with the rest of the names on the wiki.
  • The use of profanity, slang, and euphemisms in articles is not permitted, unless it is used in the context of quotes from characters. Stronger derogatory language is not permitted at all.
  • The tenses of articles/sections must be kept consistent.
    • For character articles, with the exception of Synopsis sections:
      • Articles for characters who were deceased before the story started, no matter if it's been shown in the anime yet, should be written in past tense (e.g. Kanae, Tsutako).
      • Articles for characters who died in the anime should be written in past tense (e.g. Kyogai, Satoko).
      • Articles for characters who died in the manga but have not yet had their deaths adapted into the anime should be written in present tense to avoid spoilers, and then changed to past tense once their deaths have been adapted.
      • Articles for characters who are alive as of where the manga is currently up to should be written in present tense.
    • All Synopsis sections should be written in present tense even if the character whose synopsis it is has died.
    • History sections of character articles should be written in past tense.
    • If the content of a section of a chapter or episode is a flashback to a previous story point, it should also be written in past tense.
  • Refrain from using personal bias or assumptions when editing articles, unless it is specifically mentioned within the series or by the author via a media platform. For example:
    • A certain technique is the greatest in comparison to the others (e.g. "Water Breathing is stronger than Flower Breathing").
    • Stating a character has the greatest ability in comparison to the others (e.g. "Murata is the fastest in the series").
    • An event will take place in the future (e.g. "Following his training with Sakonji, Tanjiro will go on to face the Hand Demon at Final Selection").

Specific Rules

Techniques

Breathing Styles: Techniques which utilize a Breathing Style should always be in bold and be written in the order of:

  1. The Breathing Style being used (Water, Thunder, Beast, etc.) followed by a comma (,)
  2. The form being used (First, Second, Third, etc.) followed by a colon (:)
  3. The title of the technique
  4. If the technique has a variation, the first subname of the technique must be followed by a comma (,)

For example, "Water Breathing, Second Form: Water Wheel," "Thunder Breathing, First Form: Thunderclap and Flash, Sixfold."


Blood Demon Art: techniques which utilize Blood Demon Arts should also always be in bold and be written in the order of:

  1. "Blood Demon Art", followed by a colon (:)
  2. The title of the technique

For example, "Blood Demon Art: Exploding Blood."

Trivia

Trivial but noteworthy information from volume extras, databooks, spin-offs and the like may be added to the relevant pages as long as there is referenced proof that it is canon and accurate (see below for referencing specifics).

Voice actor trivia should only ever be added to character pages if the character shares both their Japanese and English voice actors with a different character from a different Japanese anime/manga/game series. A link to this character and their series should then be added for viewer ease.

Trivia comparing an aspect of the series such as an ability to one from another series may only be added if Kimetsu no Yaiba genuinely seems to have taken inspiration from this piece of media. Such trivia may be removed at an administrator's discretion if they do not believe it is noteworthy or feasible enough.

References

References should be added as often as possible to pages with a lot of information. They should always link to pages on the wiki or official outside sources, never to unofficial or fan-translated sites.

When adding references, always use the {{Ref}} template. The complete list of parameters for this template can be found on its documentation page, but some basic ones are:

  • Manga Chapter: {{Ref|chap=#|page=#}} or {{Ref|chap=#|pages=#-#}}
  • Anime Episode: {{Ref|ep=#}}
  • Volume Extra: {{Ref|vol=#|Extra Pages.}}
  • Databook: {{Ref|databook=databook1}} or {{Ref|databook=databook2}}
  • External Link: {{Ref|text=[example.com Example Text, this is what will be displayed in <references/> and only needs to be separated from the link by a space]}}

References should be collected under a page's ==References== heading using either <references/> or {{References}}. The latter generates a scroll box and should only be used if there are more than 7 different references on a page.

Images and Media

See the Image Policy page for more information, or contact an administrator if you have any questions or concerns.

Miscellaneous

  • When writing dates, write in a month → day → year format without an extra "th", "rd", etc. for the day number (e.g. "January 1, 2020" over "January 1st, 2020" or "1 January, 2020").
  • Don't add extra line breaks to pages where it's not necessary as this can alter spacing. Spaces should only be added between paragraphs and sections.
  • Categories should always be added at the end of pages with a line break between them and the last line of page content. Interwikis should then be added a line below them if applicable.

Page Layout Guide

Characters

Character pages should not be created before the character's name or alias has been revealed.

{{Character}} should always be at the top of a character page, and all relevant fields should be filled in. Infoboxes should only contain 2 images: one depicting the character's main appearance in the anime, and one depicting their main appearance in the manga.

  • Anime images should be official full body designs if this is applicable to the character, but may simply be screenshots that show a good portion of their design if this is not possible.
  • Manga images aren't required to be colored or cropped out but ideally should be if colored and/or croppable art is available for the character.

Character pages should then begin with a meaningful quote from the character in the {{Quotebox}} template, if this is applicable. This should be followed by the character's name in English and Japanese, along with a 1-2 sentence general description. The following headings should be used in order if applicable to the character:

  • Appearance
    • Physical appearance comes first, followed by the character's outfit(s)
      • If the character has multiple noteworthy outfits/appearances, they are to be listed in the order they appear
        • In this case, a gallery subheader may also be added with relevant images of the character's different appearances
      • Demons should have their appearance as a Demon listed first, then their appearance as a human (if applicable)
  • Personality
  • History (if applicable)
  • Synopsis (if not already on a subpage)
  • Abilities
    • This heading should be added even if a character has no special abilities; in such a case, simply specify that they do not possess any form of unnatural ability in this section
  • Fighting Style (if applicable)
  • Battles (if applicable)
  • Relationships (if applicable and not already on a subpage)
  • Trivia (if applicable)
  • Quotes (if applicable)
  • References
  • Navigation

Images depicting major events that involve the character may be included and are preferred in order to have a visual representation of the character. However, there should not be more besides what is necessary so as to not clutter the page, and they should only be added if they are relevant to the content of the text they're placed by.

If you're still unsure about how to structure a character article, use Tanjiro Kamado or Muzan Kibutsuji as a reference.

Subpages

Gallery subpages may be added at any time provided there are more than 5 images of the character uploaded to the wiki.

History and Synopsis subpages should only be added when a character's page has become extremely lengthy due to a surplus of content, and if one of these subpages is added then the other must be as well. Tabs should only ever be added if a character has all 3 subpages.

Chapters

New chapter pages should not be created before they're released by Viz.

Chapters should be named by their chapter number, not their title.

{{Chapter}} should be used at the top of the page with all relevant fields filled in. Only the raw (Japanese) cover of the chapter should be used in the infobox: the cover page of a chapter is the one that has the chapter title on it, and it is not necessarily the first page.

Chapter pages should then begin with the chapter's title in both English and Japanese, followed by its fully-written chapter number and "Koyoharu Gotoge's Kimetsu no Yaiba" for series specification.

The following headings should then be used in order:

  • Summary
  • Characters in Order of Appearance
  • Events
  • Trivia (if applicable)
  • References (if applicable)
  • Navigation

Images depicting major events that take place in the chapter may be included and are preferred in order to have a visual representation of the chapter. However, there should not be more besides what is necessary so as to not clutter the page, and they should only be added if they are relevant to the content of the text they're placed by.

If you're still unsure about how to structure a chapter article, use Chapter 205 as a reference.

Episodes

Episode pages may be created as soon as their episode titles are revealed, but should remain empty of any unconfirmed information until the episode is legally available in English. {{Upcoming}} should be also placed at the top until this happens.

Episodes should be named by their episode number, not their title. This should be their chronological number and should not take into account the season they belong to (e.g. "Episode 30" over "Season 2 Episode 4").

{{Episode}} should be used at the top of the page with all relevant fields filled in. {{Scroll Box}} should be used in infoboxes if any staff lists are especially long. The images in the infobox should be as follows:

  • An episode collage (Episode)
  • The episode's title card (Title Card)
  • The episode's first eyecatcher (Eyecatcher A)
  • The episode's second eyecatcher (Eyecatcher B)

The following headings should then be used in order:

  • Synopsis
    • This should be a short summary taken from the official US anime website
  • Plot
  • Characters in Order of Appearance
  • Anime Notes
  • Trivia (if applicable)
  • References
  • Navigation

Images and gifs depicting major events that take place in the episode may be included and are preferred in order to have a visual representation of the episode. However, there should not be more besides what is necessary so as to not clutter the page, and they should only be added if they are relevant to the content of the text they're placed by.

If you're still unsure about how to structure an episode article, use Episode 43 as a reference.

Battles

{{Battles}} should be used at the top of the page with all relevant fields filled in. Only an anime image/gif needs to be used, and these should be the ones that best depict the battle as a whole, or the battle's most significant/memorable event.

Battle pages should then begin with their chosen title, followed by a written list of its participants and what sides they are on.

The following headings should then be used in order:

Images depicting major events that take place in the battle or event may be included and are preferred in order to have a visual representation of the events. However, there should not be more besides what is necessary so as to not clutter the page, and they should only be added if they are relevant to the content of the text they're placed by.

If you're still unsure about how to structure a battle article, use Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Rui as a reference.

These rules are subject to change any time without prior notice. Any further issue not stated here is up to the discretion of the wiki's staff team.
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