I hope there’s some update on this https://trello.com/c/adjFHvpB
I’ve recently tried to confirm some facts with some of the administrators at thetvdb they seem to be unwilling to change shows to reflect even the Official website data.
To make things worse they impose their own naming standard, this completely breaks the online media search because every other source is using the correct information.
The problem this causes for Sonarr’s indexers is that it collects shows from the Anime community in general.
Far as i can see generally the community uses the correct naming scheme when releasing new content, generally as close the creator’s information as possible. Great for accuracy bad for indexers search using a broken database.
Example below of a broken database that would break Sonarr functionalty to handle a show correctly.
As there’s always a divided opinions to some degree i think being able to choose a different information source is important. (being able to choose between theTVDB and anidb for tv shows is important maybe even add other sources)
I’d really like to see working databases for Anime fixed soon because at the moment because of the self made up rules of a database i can’t reliably use Sonarr for Anime and i want to because it’s an amazing program.
I know the kodi media center uses an anidb scraper so i figure that Sonarr must be able to support something like this.
Or perhaps the xem scraper they have
Example of a broken database
"Series name" - Season 1 - has 13 episodes
"New Series name" - Season 1 - has 13 episodes
"New Series name" - Season 2 - has 13 episodes(assumed)
Problem is that theTVDB naming scheme is broken for anime can be illustrated with the following
Episode 1 of the “Series name” is listed as “Series name s01e01” absolute number is 01
Episode 1 of the “New Series name” is listed as “Series name s02e01” absolute number is 14
Episode 14 of the “New Series name” is listed as “Series name s02e14” absolute number is 27
I have checked the following http://thexem.de
it provides a way to compare sources between different databases as you can see The tvtvdb lists the new Inuyasha Kanketsuhen show as the same series as the original and only as a new season when according to the owners of the content it clearly is not
theTVDB does what they like with anime naming and is not a reliable source of information for it. This breaks Sonarr’s media collection feature. Other more reliable sources are available and they have been implemented on kodi and should fix the problem.