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Can I add the music to my playlist?
Yes, you can download the music and add it to your playlist. Please do not add songs to your playlist by using the "Open URL" option. Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I download more than one mp3 at a time?
Yes. However, please wait at least seconds in between starting downloads. Also, please download no more than 6 files at a time, at which point the system will not allow you to start more until some finish. This is to allow enough bandwidth for everybody. Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I link directly to your mp3 files?
No. There are no exceptions. Sorry. Feel free to download the mp3 and host it on your own webspace.

Can I link to your index page?
Of course! the preferred hyperlink is: http://gendou.com/

Can I request a song and then upload it myself?
Sure, why not?

Can I send you an mp3 to put on your website?
Yes, you can upload here. Please only upload songs that are on the request list.

Can I use a download accelerator program?
No. All download programs are strictly prohibited. Prohibited software includes, but is not limited to: FlashGet, GetRight, FDM, ReGet, FreshDownload, and LeechGet.
Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I view my download history?
No. This website does NOT track which songs you have downloaded. It does, however, count the number of songs you download.

Can you do something about poor song quality?
Songs in the database have 128kbps bit rate or higher. Beyond this, the sound quality of songs are not guaranteed. These songs are being shared for free. Please do not complain about sound quality or ask that it be improved.

How can I contribute to the information database?
If you would like to help contribute information to help complete the database, you can do so on this page. You will also acquire level-ups for your contributions!

How do I download music?
Simply left-click the song name.

How do I submit/correct lyrics?
To submit new lyrics or corrections to existing lyrics:
  • 1. Login to your account.
  • 2. Open the lyrics page of the song in question.
  • 3. Click the [EDIT] link.
  • 4. Paste the lyrics or make the appropriate corrections to the existing lyrics.
    For new lyrics, please include the URL where you found them, if you did not transliterate/translate them yourself.
  • 5. Click the save button at the bottom.

How do I upload a file larger than 12 MB?
Re-encode it with dBpowerAmp at 192kbps. If the song is longer than 12 MB at 192kbps, please email gendou for help.

How do I view the most popular songs?
You can sort the list of music by any column by clicking on the column name. For example, to view the most popular songs, click here.

How exactly does the search engine work?
The search engine is a "dumb" search engine. It will not fix your spelling mistakes like google does! If you are not sure of a letter, write an underscore (_). If you do not know how to spell part of a word, replace that part of the word with a space.

How long does it take for uploaded songs to show up?
Uploaded songs are reviewed and added to the website every few days. There is often a backlog of uploads, so it can take as long as a month for your upload to appear online.

How many songs can I download? Is there a daily limit? Is there any limit?
Please download no more than 100 songs a day. There is no limit on the number of songs you can download in total, so long as you follow the download rules. I would not expect you to have a download count greater than the number of songs online, of course.

How many times can I rate a song?
You can rate a song as many times as you like! If you change your mind, click rate again and choose a new rating. Your score will be re-calculated each time you change the rating on a song.

How many times can I vote for a request?
You get one vote per request. The number of votes you may cast is equal to your user level. Once a song you voted on is removed from the request list, you may use that vote again on a different request. You may (and ought to) vote on requests you submit.

How many votes does a request need before it will be uploaded?
There is no set number of votes. My decision to fulfill a request or not is often based on the number of votes relative to other requests on the list at the time i review it. Also, the level of the users who voted is taken into consideration. Many other factors are taken into consideration, too!

In which order should artist's names appear?
In Japanese culture, the family name is placed before the given name. In contrast, artist's names on this website should appear in western order. That is to say the given name before the family name. This decision is based on the preferences of the average user.

Is my download count wrong? I only downloaded X songs, but it says Y!
Every time you click on a download link, your download count is incremented by one. Even if you cancel the download right away, it still counts. This is nothing to worry about, because there is no enforced limit on downloading. If you notice the download count incrementing by more than one each click, it means your browser is sending multiple requests for the song. This is a problem with your browser which can most likely be fixed by carefully following the download instructions in this FAQ. Additionally, download accelerators may cause your downloads to fail, causing an increased download count.

Is there a way I can make the page fit on my screen?
Yes! You may choose to hide a column by clicking on "Hide" link just above the column's name. Notice that you can click on a column to sort by the values in that column. Also, when you click on a column that you are already sorting by, the list is reversed.

What are the song types?
Song types are used to identify how a song is used in an anime. For example, the song might play during the opening sequence, or in the background during one episode. Below are a list of song types, and their descriptions:
TypeMeaningDescription
OP__Opening ThemePlayed during the opening credits. First opening would be OP01, second opening would be OP02, etc.
ED__Ending ThemePlayed during the ending credits. First ending would be ED01, second ending would be ED02, etc.
IN__Insert SongPlayed once during one episode. For example, if played in the 3rd episode, the type would be IN03.
BGMBackground MusicPlayed in the background on more than one occasion. Typically vocal-less.

What are Upload Points and how do they work?
Upload points are assigned to a person when one of their uploaded files is deleted or added to the database. Positive points are given when the upload was useful, and negative points are given if the upload was in violation of one or more rules. Zero points are assignend if the upload was not used. You can view your upload points on your profile. Since uploads are often backlogged, you may receive your upload points as long as a month after uploading the file. Upload points can change your level! Please read the FAQ about Level for more info. Please do NOT dispute upload points in the forum!

What does "PV" mean?
"PV" stands for "Promotional Video". Often times, the PV rip of a song comes from the radio.

What does the abbreviation ___ mean?
Here are a list of some abbreviations used on this site:
  • OP - Opening theme song
  • ED - Ending theme song
  • IN - Insert song
  • BGM - Background music
  • OVA - Original video animation
  • OAV - Original animated video
  • OST - Original soundtrack

What is an MPGA and how do I listen to it?
Sometimes, Windows users will see downloaded files as MPGA instead of MP3. Below are instructions to fix this problem: In Windows Explorer, click the Tools menu and choose Folder Options, then choose the View tab, and uncheck the box "Hide file extensions for known file types", click OK and the extensions are now visible. To change, highlight the file, hit F2 and change the file name extension from MPGA to MP3.

What is the capitalization standard for the lyrics page?
Foreign words and anything in Katakana should be in all CAPITAL LETTERS, everything else is lowercase. If an English word is used in a Japanese sentence, it is written in uppercase, using Japanese spelling. An entire english sentence or sentence fragment should be written in uppercase, using English spelling. Please notice that you do not capitalize the first letter of a line or sentence as you would in English! Mono-width spaces (the ones used in Kanji) are NOT to be used in Romaji!

What is the formatting standard for the lyrics pages?
If the Kanji lyrics are available, use the same pattern of line breaks for the Romaji and English lyrics. Otherwise, each measure should be on one line, with two line breaks separating sections. For those not musically inclined, it is safe to insert a line break after each pause in the song. If a line of Romaji or English exceeds 80 characters, it is probably too long. Please, do not re-format song lyrics unless there is an important reason to do so! Tabs and double spaces will be converted to spaces, so don't bother typing them. More than one blank line in a row will be converted to only one blank line.

What is the meaning of a "Pending" upload?
When you upload a song, it will be pending until I get a chance to review it and assign upload points, if applicable. Your file may be pending for a very long time, because there are more uploads then I can often handle in a day. So, please be patient, and thanks for uploading!

What is the Open Lyrics Project and how does it work?
The Open Lyrics Project is a system which to allows any user to contribute and correct lyrics. The goal is to achieve quick, clean, easy access to lyrics information without relying on external websites (which often go 404). The lyrics may come from any source, and are reproduced under fair use. As a courtesy, the URL of the site where the lyrics were originally found is posted to give credit where due.

Some songs have no vocals, and thus no lyrics page. If you notice a song that has no lyrics, but still have a lyrics page, please let me know here.
All songs with vocals should have a lyrics page. There are 5 sections to every lyrics page:
  • Romaji should contain the original lyrics, even if they aren't in Japanese, with the exception that the lyrics originally in English.
  • Kanji should contain the Japanese text version of the song lyrics, which may be translated into Japanese from the original language.
  • English should contain the English translation of the lyrics, or the original lyrics if they are in English.
  • Discuss should ONLY be used for translation discussion! Do not use the Discuss section to express your personal opinion as unrelated to translation, or to request lyrics be added or completed. When you make a change to the Discuss section, please leave "----" next to your remarks, so your signature can be added.
  • History contains a log of all changes to the lyrics page you are viewing.
Due to the possibility for disagreement, and as with any wiki-like system, lyrics pages can be locked by staff. No changes can be made to a locked lyrics page. If there is an obvious error or missing lyrics on a locked lyrics page, please let me know here.

What is the policy on prohibited/copyrighted content?
There is a list of anime titles from which songs may not be requested. For more information, see the request add page.

What is the punctuation standard for the lyrics pages?
Under the Romaji tab, no punctuation is used. Please do not use hyphens, commas, colons, quotation marks, exclamation marks, or any other punctuation symbol. The only visible characters should be Romaji syllables. Under the Kanji tab, regular Japanese punctuation is used. If you don't know how punctuation is supposed to look in Japanese, please leave it alone! Under the English tab, regular English punctuation is used.

What is the Romaji standard for the lyrics pages?
There are 3 major Romaji systems: Revised Hepburn, Kunrei-shiki, and Nihon-shiki. On this website, we use a form of "Toukyou" Revised Hepburn for the lyrics page, because it is easy to read phonetically. Below is list that will help you understand and stick to the way we do Romaji here:
  • Spaces should be put between words, including ALL particles! Verb endings stay attached to the verb.
  • カタカナ (Katakana words) → UPPER CASE
  • っ (small つ at the end of a word) → ~ (a tilde)
  • は (the particle) → wa
  • へ (the particle) → e
  • を (the particle) → o
  • おお → oo
  • おう → ou
  • うう → uu
  • し → shi
  • しゃ → sha
  • しゅ → shu
  • しょ → sho
  • じ → ji
  • じゃ → ja
  • じゅ → ju
  • じょ → jo
  • ち → chi
  • つ → tsu
  • ちゃ → cha
  • ちゅ → chu
  • ちょ → cho
  • ぢ → ji
  • づ → zu
  • ぢゃ → ja
  • ぢゅ → ju
  • ぢょ → jo
  • ふ → fu
  • 行く → iku (never yuku)

What request statuses are there and what do they mean?
Pending: Request is in the list at this time.
Uploaded: Song was uploaded to the database.
Canceled: User withdrew their own request.
Removed: Request was regrettably removed from the list.
Warned: User was warned of request violation.
Banned: User was restricted from making further requests.
Past: Request was made before status was recorded, could have been removed for any reason.

Where can I find game music?
The scope of this website is limited to anime music due to capacity limitations. Game music will not be added in the foreseeable future. Thanks for understanding.

Where can I report a typo, broken link, incorrect information, or other site-related problem?
Please find the correct sticky thread in the Report Problems topic.

Where can I request a song?
here. Please be sure to read the rules carefully.

Where did my request go?
Requests which violate the rules will be removed by hand when the admin gets around to it. The volume of requests FAR exceeds the capacity of gendou.com to host songs, so many requests will be regretfully removed. If your request is removed, you will be informed by email. Please do not request the same song again after it has been removed!

Where did that song go? It was there yesterday!
From time to time, old songs are removed from the database. This is due to capacity limitations. Thanks for understanding.

Where is that song which was released lately? Why is it not yet online?
Songs are added to the database by Gendou himself, when he gets around to it. Also, songs sometimes do not become available or are not uploaded until long after the official release date. Be patient.

Why are download accelerators prohibited?
The technology behind a download accelerator is simple: create many connections to download a file piece by piece in parallel. Bandwidth is a measure of how much data can be sent over the Internet in a given period of time. This website has limited bandwidth, which is split evenly among all the people who are currently downloading. Download accelerators selfishly rob other users of their fair share of the bandwidth by taking up many shares at once. So, in order to ensure that there is enough bandwidth for everybody, including YOU, I have prohibited the use of download accelerators.

Why are some requests highlighted in blue?
Requests made by donators are highlighted in blue so that they can be easily recognized.

Why are some songs highlighted in blue?
Songs highlighted in blue are brand new additions to the database. Sometimes you may not be able to download these songs until they are a few days old, giving priority to members who have donated $1 (USD) or more. If this is the case, you will be unable to click on them. Simply donate a few dollars and you will be able to download songs the moment they are released!

Why are some songs highlighted in red?
Songs highlighted in red are offline, the files have been deleted from the webserver. Request the song and I will put them online as soon as possible.

Why are we no longer allowed to request songs from the anime ___?
Sometimes Gendou.com is asked by the industry to discontinue distribution of certain songs. While this is an unfortunate happenstance, the wishes of copyright owners will always be respected here. Please do NOT ask further questions regarding this matter, it is not up to question in the least.

Why can't I download new (blue highlighted) songs?
New songs (those highlighted in blue) are only available to donators (of $1 USD or more). To make a donation, click here.

Why can't I submit requests?
From time to time the request system will be disabled by Gendou. It will usually be back up in a few days, or whenever Gendou is ready to receive more requests. If you see a message saying "access denied", your privilege to use the request system has been revoked. There is a maximum limit on the number of active requests you may have at a time, at the time of this writing, this number is 5 (it is subject to change).

Why can't I upload?
From time to time the upload system will be disabled. It will usually be back up in a few days. If you see a message saying "access denied", your privilege to use the upload system has been revoked.

Why did I get negative upload points?
Because the upload was in violation of some rule. Please do not dispute upload points in the forum or with staff.

Why did I receive 0 (zero) points for my upload?
The volume of requests FAR exceeds the capacity of gendou.com to host songs, so many requests will be regretfully removed. When this happens, uploads for that request are cleared out, and awarded 0 (zero) points, because they were not used. This is unfortunate, but please do not complain about it in the forum. Thank you.

Why do I have to login to download?
This is for security as well as display purposes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Why is there not a tab for lyrics in my language?
The mission of the lyrics system is to provide Kanji, Romaji, and English lyrics to songs in the music database. I understand some people may wish to read translations into other languages, but to allow this would increase the scope of the system to an unmanageable proportion.


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