Actually, if we're going to distinguish between Taiwanese and Chinese, this is Taiwanese too
- http://bakabt.me/171379-skip-beat.html (Chinese)[ I ,,,uh, knew that .. ]
I was thinking we could rename the keywords to just Chinese/Taiwanese/Korean (depending on whether we separate Taiwanese as well). But then that would cause an overlap with Manhwa/Manhua. We could do x Production, but I think that might be a bit long.
Wanted to think about this for a day or two. I'm going to go with what you've said here. I think that the added words 'Animation' and 'Production' don't really serve a purpose ... other than to take up extra room in the (limited) Keyword field. The general application of the adjective form for any country of origin should be adequate to designate any animation NOT coming from Japan .. thereby eliminating any need to add a needless Keyword 'Japanese,' which would be the default assumption for everything else at BakBT. So, Laotian, Filipino, etc. if those ever came into play with enough accepted content.
Manhwa/Manhua is already a well-known and used convention here, so just continue using it because it's a unique Keyword with specific meaning that abrogates, in context, any need for "Korean."
My original thought about 'China' 'Korea' etc. wasn't ever a perfect solution, and those keywords could be reserved, instead, for different context. If a particular story is entirely or mostly set in another country (and there are enough torrents to justify it, whatever that magic number may be), then the country name as a keyword could be used to designate the setting. So, a Manhua that takes place in Brazil could have the keyword Brazil, a manga or anime set in Germany is clearly Japanese in origin by default, but Keyword Germany to designate primary setting, etc.
And, again, such Keywords would only be applied for and generated once a minimum number of torrents are accepted to justify them.
I showed up here tonight because I was going to propose a new Keyword, but it turns out that Vintage
already exists ... but is rather seriously under-used.
New offer just accepted gave me the thought:
But I know there are many more lacking that Keyword.
Guess what I'll ask here: What is the cut-off timeframe for something to be designated "Vintage?" Personally, I'd probably consider just about anything prior to 1970, and a small number of 1970-ish titles might qualify due to Vintage style and being later works of of mangaka/ directors/ studios/ etc. whose primary era of content preceded ~1970.
So maybe something like Kanashimi no Belladonna
might be eligible, on judgement call, due to it's prevalent style, even though it's 1973. But something like Sen'ya Ichiya Monogatari
might be much more clear-cut.
Or maybe baka Staff would prefer to use a different cutoff date, such as 1963 or 1957, for some reason or another.
I'll be happy to report a few of these once I get some feedback on how you'd like to apply Vintage. I have a personal interest in collecting and studying old(er) anime/manga, so it would be great to see this Keyword employed more thoroughly. My vote would be "pre-1970" as the baseline rule, with minor flexibility on a case-by-case basis.