The Manual of Style ("manual") is meant to act as a set of instructions for article creation. Editors of The World Ends With You Wiki ("The Wiki") are heavily encouraged to be clear and legible to readers to make The Wiki a more coherent experience. Editors are recommended to look at this manual before starting projects because an article that abides by the style will read well.
This manual will go over conventions in style adopted by The Wiki in referencing, linking, titling, categorizing, formatting, and writing. These guidelines attempt to be broad and objective, but disagreements and special cases occur. The Wiki aims to be an extensive resource on The World Ends with You series. If this manual discourages editors from improving this wiki's quality, then these guidelines should be adapted for the Wiki's aim.
Specific details should use <ref> tags and be placed in a <references /> at the end of an article. Unsourced information can be challenged or removed. The reference should include a description, video, or link and be specific.
If the citation is from game dialogue, please bold the speaker and make linebreaks by using <br> so the reference looks like this.
- Prince: You should know a trendy outfit can turn a pigsty into the loveliest of gardens. But you, in that outfit? It's like wrapping the rose of
youth into a spicy tuna roll.
Neku: (Arrogant snob. I am not...a...a spicy tuna roll!)
Pages for characters should use the character's full name if it is known, with their given name before their family name. If the character primarily goes by a nickname, it should be placed in quotes between their given and family name.
- Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu is titled as such because his full name is known, and he primarily uses his nickname, Joshua. He does not use other nicknames, like "J" or "Pink" as much to warrant being put in the page title.
- Neku Sakuraba is titled as such because his full name is known. While Neku has been given nicknames such as "Phones" and "Spicy Tuna Roll", he does not primarily use any of them and it would be inappropriate to put them in.
- Nao doesn't have a known family name thus her page name is simply her given name.
- Yodai Higashizawa almost entirely uses his family name. However, since he has a known given name, it is included in his page's title.
Items are to be named as they are in the game, not their numbers. Swag should include their prefixes such as (S), (B), before the name just as it appears in the game.
If a concept does not have a concrete canon name, a title may be conjectured and should be changed upon receiving a canon name. An example is Tsugumi, who was first revealed in 2012 but was only given an official name in November 2020. Her page's title used a fan-given moniker, Hype-chan. When her canon name was announced, her page was moved to her full name, Tsugumi Matsunae.
- As an encyclopedia on the The World Ends with You series, the Wiki is to be unbiased and objective.
- The Wiki uses present tense for all articles, with exception to the following:
- Upcoming content (like an upcoming game release or anime episode) should use future tense.
- Cancelled or unreleased content (such as beta content), should use past tense.
- The Wiki is to be written in third person. All cases of "you" should either be replaced by the protagonist's name or "the player".
- The Wiki should use in-universe terms when possible.
- When referring to names of characters while writing an article, use the name that the character is more often known as in game (e.g., "Higashizawa" instead of "Yodai"). Keep this consistent throughout the entire article.
- These terms should be written and capitalized as they appear in official material (e.g., Player Pin instead of Player pin).
- When referring to a game, use "in" in place of "on".
- An example would be "Tin Pin Slammer is a minigame in The World Ends with You."
- Use the Oxford comma (also known as "serial comma").
- Refrain from putting links to one article multiple times on the same article, only the first mention should be linked.
- When using parenthesis, punctuation for sentences should go after the closing parenthesis, not within them. Example: "()." not "(.)"
- Use gender-neutral language when possible with clarity and precision. Use singular "they" rather than "him or her".
The first mention of the page's subject should always be bolded. Italics should always be used when referring to the title of a game, unless it is in the infobox. Game pages should be linked unless mentioned twice in the same section. Refrain from putting links to the current article while on the current article; ie. linking to Shiki Misaki while on Shiki's article.
Images should only be taken from official sources such as: official Square-Enix websites, official store pages (like PlayStation Network or Nintendo eShop), and screenshots taken in-game. Images that are fan-art or fan mock-ups do not belong on this wiki.
Articles should be written in American English.
- Example: "Color", not "Colour".
Specific categories should be added to every article - a full list can be found on Special:Categories. The most important ones are Characters, Locations, Items, and Minigames.
- The trivia section on every page should ideally be filled with relevant, factual, and interesting information.
- If a piece of trivia would fit in a previous section of the article without breaking the flow of the text, it is suggested to add it there instead.
- Try to keep trivia objective and limit any speculative information.
All games in the series are considered as canon (specifically, The World Ends with You Final Remix and NEO: The World Ends with You. In the situation where a retcon occurs or a new game contradicts an previous installment, the newest information should take priority. This does not mean that older information should be ignored. Older information should still also be documented. In the situation where a game has been rereleased and had dialogue or in-universe mechanics changed, document all versions while specifying which version they apply to.
Another Day stories are considered canon even though they take place within parallel worlds. Even still, any information from these chapters must be designated as having taken place in another world.
The Animation is officially considered canon. However for organizational purposes, it is largely considered non-canon on this wiki. The only exception is information added that wasn't in the game. As an example, the revival of Sota and Nao is considered canon as it doesn't contradict with the games but Rhyme's erasure on day 6 is not because the same event took place on day 4 in the game. Complimentary information is canon. Contradictory information is not.
Any officially produced guidebooks or similar materials are canon. This also includes official websites. Any guidebooks or websites for The Animation follow the same rules as The Animation itself.
If available, always treat the English version of a work as canon. Information from the Japanese version may still be included but still give priority to the English translation. Information from other languages should be kept as trivia.
Other Non-Canon Materials
These works do not share continuity with the mainline games and should be labeled as non-canon.