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Old May 31, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Just for curiosity, why the original japanese name was removed below the display name?
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Old May 31, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Because he's never credited by it (to my knowledge.)
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Old May 31, 2010, 01:34 PM
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There is at least one official release where he's credited under 箕島マサヨシ (see this scan). Even if not, I still see no problem as long as 箕島マサヨシ is a confirmed corresponding Kanji of the display name.
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Old May 31, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Even if not, I still see no problem as long as 箕島マサヨシ is a confirmed corresponding Kanji of the display name.
The problem with it is the way language display currently works. Presently using 'original' displays the unicode name, going by the assumption that someone with a Japanese name will be credited in kanji form. This, however, is not the case for artists like Minoshima where they are most often credited by their romanized name. There's presently no way around this (besides not filling in the unicode name or making another artist entry without it which would just be silly.)
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:06 PM
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The current practice is to put that name in the biography instead.
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:12 PM
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The current practice is to put that name in the biography instead.
But he was credited with the original name. I really didn't understand why we need to remove the name and put in the biography in this case...

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There is at least one official release where he's credited under 箕島マサヨシ (see this scan). Even if not, I still see no problem as long as 箕島マサヨシ is a confirmed corresponding Kanji of the display name.
Edit: For example, If I find an obscure album that he is credited with the original name and paste it in the search field, I wil not find the artist.
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Edit: For example, If I find an obscure album that he is credited with the original name and paste it in the search field, I wil not find the artist.
Then enter it as a name variation or link him on that album with that name as an alias. Either one is better than setting it as the unicode name.
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Then enter it as a name variation or link him on that album with that name as an alias. Either one is better than setting it as the unicode name.
Good idea, I think this is the solution. I'll put "箕島マサヨシ" as variation.
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Changed 箕島 to 簑島 per Facebook and Twitter.
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