the visual novel database

Report an issue on this page.

Adding/Editing Staff Members

1. Introduction

Staff entries represent individuals and groups that play significant roles in visual novels production, such as script writers, character designers, artists, voice actors, composers and singers.

2. General info

People involved in visual novel production often hide behind multiple aliases. These aliases can be listed here. Add only aliases that are actually used in VN credits. Sometimes names with different Japanese spellings are romanized equally. You may add such aliases, but in that case the original spelling should be used when that name is being looked up in the VN staff edit form.
One of the aliases can be selected as the primary name of the staff entry. In the absense of a clearly stated preference of the person involved, this is typically either the person's true name (if known, and if the person has used their true name in the context of VNs) or, alternatively, the most widely used alias.
Check out the general editing guidelines for information on name order and romanization. If possible, try to include a space between the given name and the surname.
Person's gender, if known.
Primary language
Native language, Japanese by default.
Staff note
Brief note describing biography, occupation and production companies affiliations, if any. It's fine to leave this field empty if there's nothing much known about the person in question.
Official page
Link to the official page or blog.
Additional links
You can also provide links to Wikidata, Twitter, AniDB and Pixiv using their corresponding ID.
For Twitter, only the username should be used, without the "@" symbol.
For AniDB and pixiv, the ID is a numeric value located at the end of their respective urls.
For Wikidata links, the ID is located at the end of the url and after the title of an entry (called items). They always start with the letter Q followed by a numeric value (e.g. for Shikura Chiyomaru, the Wikidata ID is Q9036726). Once a Wikidata ID has been added, the database will automatically fetch some additional links based on the information present on that website. This process can take from a few seconds to several hours, but not more than a day. Currently, the websites added with this method are: Wikipedia (English), Wikipedia (Japanese), Twitter, AniDB, pixiv, VGMdb, Discogs, MusicBrainz, and SoundCloud.
Note that the database will show all twitter usernames present on a Wikidata item, making it possible to have multiple twitter links in a single entry. However, if the twitter ID from the staff entry is filled, it will replace all twitter links fetched from Wikidata. The same goes for AniDB and pixiv links.