Japanese Visual Media Graph

Role: Co-PI
Duration: 2019 – 2022
Funding: DFG (German Research Foundation)

Visit the project website: https://jvmg.iuk.hdm-stuttgart.de/

JVMG collaborates with enthusiastic fan communities, aiming to create a research resource on Japanese visual media, including, but not limited to anime, manga, computer games and visual novels. In the process, we also evaluate and conduct research on the data. The intended users of the resources are researchers in Japan Studies and Media Studies who focus on modern media and its expressions, themes, topics, characters and reception. We envision a graph-based, highly interconnected database structure, similar to the Google knowledge graph, that is combined with a flexible search interface and analytic tools.