How to name "Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture"

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#1

I spent the last 30 minutes trying to get Plex to recognize this and can't figure out how I'm suppose to name it. I have a folder in my TV shows directory named "Ghost in the Shell Arise - Alternative Architecture". Inside there is a folder, "Season 1". Inside there are 5 files, for each of the 5 "Border" releases: http://thetvdb.com/?tab=seasonall&id=293491&lid=7 . They are all named in this form at this point:

Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S01E01 - Ghost Pain

I don't even remember what name permutations I've tried at this point. Anyway, how can I get Plex to recognize this? Thanks!


#2

In the link you provided, they are shown as “Specials”

If you go to http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=293491&seasonid=617026&lid=7
You can see the Specials season for the series and the episode numbers, so maybe try this using a Season 00 or Specials folder
TV Library
…\ Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture
… \ … \ Season 00 (or Specials)
… \ … \ … Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E02 - Ghost Pain
… \ … \ … Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E03 - Ghost Whispers
… \ … \ … etc, etc

More info on naming specials here: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200220707-Naming-TV-Show-Specials-

Since the files were named incorrectly originally, you may have to perform the Plex Dance on them to get them to show properly https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/908454/#Comment_908454


#3

Hey thanks, that naming scheme worked!


#4

late answer… (Because i’m struggling with the same now)
The naming is messed up because it isn’t the GITS Arise AA tv-seires. The ‘show’ is a 10-episode mashed up thing from the OrignalVideoAnimation( OVA)
Here is the listing in correct order:
ARISE - OVA Films, Alternative Architecture, and The NEW Movie (2013-15):

  1. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE) - Border 01 OVA - Ghost Pain (2013)
  2. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE) - Border 02 OVA - Ghost Whispers (2013)
  3. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE) - Border 03 OVA - Ghost Tears (2014)
  4. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE) - Border 04 OVA - Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
  5. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE - A.A) - Pyrophoric Cult, Part 1 of 2 (2015)
  6. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE - A.A) - Pyrophoric Cult, Part 2 of 2 (2015)
  7. Ghost in the Shell (ARISE) - The NEW Movie (2015)

Only the two A.A titles are from the tv show.

Only way to get it to show in a somewhat orderly fashion in Plex is the Specials format. But that messes with how you watch the show (uh movies).

Can one get Plex to make a “one-movie listing” for all the OVAs in “one movie”?


#5

This show is in constant flux on TheTVDB it seems.
http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=293491&lid=7

Right now, if your episodes are not divided into 2 files, you must add them as ‘specials’:

anime /
   Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture /
      Specials /
         Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - s00e01 - GITS New Movie.ext
         Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E02 - Ghost Pain.ext
         Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E03 - Ghost Whispers.ext
         Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E04 - Ghost Tears.ext
         Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture - S00E05 - Ghost Stands Alone.ext