The anime plugin adds additional TV show metadata providers for anime series. Data is currently provided by AniDB and AniList.
- Choose between localized, Japanese, or romaji titles for series and episodes.
- More extensive cast lists, including additional roles such as character designer and composer.
- Additional anime-specific genres, such as "Mecha" and "Slice of Life".
- Supports organizing sequels as either additional seasons (the default Emby behaviour), or as independent series.
Organizing your Media
There are two organization standards supported by the plugin: AniDB or TheTVDB. In both cases, Emby will be capable of fetching metadata from all sources, however the TVDB format is recommended due to limitations in Emby's file parsing schemes for special episodes with absolute episode numbers. You can mix organization formats between different series.
It is important that your episode numbers match however they appear on TheTVDB or AniDB, respectively, depending on which structure you are using.
TheTVDB typically organises each related anime into its own season under a top-level series group. For example, the Monogatari franchise, Bakemonogatari and its sequels (Nisemonogatari, Bakemonogatari: Second Season, and Owarimonogatari) are each represented as seasons 1 to 4 of "Bakemonogatari":
Use this format if you want to group related series together as "seasons".
Monogatari/ Season 1/ Bakemonogatari s01e01.mkv Bakemonogatari s01e02.mkv Season 2/ Nisemonogatari s02e01.mkv Nisemonogatari s02e02.mkv Season 3/ Bakemonogatari Second Season s03e01.mkv Bakemonogatari Second Season s03e02.mkv Season 4/ Owarimonogatari s04e01.mkv Owarimonogatari s04e02.mkv
AniDB represents each sequel as its own anime series, with no seasons. To organize your media by AniDB format, use absolute episodes without season folders.
Use this format if you want each anime to appear as its own series.
Bakemonogatari/ Bakemonogatari ep01.mkv Bakemonogatari ep02.mkv Nisemonogatari/ Nisemonogatari ep01.mkv Nisemonogatari ep02.mkv Bakemonogatari Second Season/ Bakemonogatari Second Season ep01.mkv Bakemonogatari Second Season ep02.mkv Owarimonogatari/ Owarimonogatari ep01.mkv Owarimonogatari ep02.mkv
Edited by Aphid, 30 November 2015 - 07:19 PM.