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I think we already have consensus to not add trivia about what voice actor played what another Atlus character in the character article. But I think it would be beneficial to instead organize "voice actors" categories for easier search of which voice actor played which Megaten characters. The category tree would look like this: Personnel > Voice actors > Japanese voice actors/English voice actors/Male voice actors/Female voice actors > Voice actor-specific categories. -- Inpursuit (talk) 04:51, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

first we need pages (or the intention to create them) for voice actors, even if its just a short bio and a quick list of some of the other well known characters they've voiced. as long as somebody is willing to make at least a couple - not just a single one please, like was done with an individual skill or 2 several years ago and then never expanded - then there's no problem. information on people who voice megaten characters is within our scope. unless there's going to be a lot though there's no real need to split beyond english and japanese.
unless you were meaning to use the voice actor names themselves as the categories, in which case making pages for each voice actor would probably be a better way to go about it, as it'd be more informative and more likely to be seen, and having VA names as categories added to the characters they voiced just seems kinda awkward. Tathra (talk) 10:30, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. Categories only work with articles that contain the subject matter. There's two ways to this:
  • Create a new category under characters. "Characters with Voice Actors" > "Characters voiced by John Q. Public" / "Characters voiced by Nanno Nanigashi". Pro is there will be no need for articles. Con is that there will quite a number of categories with possibly only one or two pages in them. which brings me to:
  • Create articles for voice actors which can include the list of characters they voiced. If there's ever any interview with these VAs talking about their experience voicing characters, mention them in this article. Then these categories for voice actors can be made. Real-life aspects of megaten is always welcomed.
I always liked the individual skill pages and wanted to see them expanded to be honest. BLUER一番 01:01, October 21, 2014 (UTC)