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Unread 03-01-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Anime Character Database?

Is there a site that has lots of good pics and bio's for anime characters? Thanks
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Unread 03-01-2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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There's a thread on page 2 or 3 regarding this I believe. or wikipedia seemed to be the top two (only two) choices.

Was a very short thread.
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Unread 03-01-2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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You can't just have a site for every single anime character and their design. You have to search for pictures on google and whatever search engine. Sift through books/episodes/scenes of your character and pay close detail or look at others' cosplays.

Bios should be found at Wikipedia *as said above*. There could also be fanlistings of your character on google and there should be some bios there. Or just a fan website of the show/game/manga. -nod-
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Unread 03-01-2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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I think the stats are like every half year, 300 new anime/manga titles come out on TV and Print... thats alot of anime so no I don't think there's a database for every single one.
You should pick out some that look good, get reading/watching and look up specific characters..... you gotta narrow your search chief!
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Unread 03-02-2007, 06:55 AM   #5
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Perhaps someone should start one.... *ponders mischievously*
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Unread 03-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Talinth View Post
Perhaps someone should start one.... *ponders mischievously*
Wouldn't work.

It's a matter of costs. If you leave information static, people steal it. More importantly, they steal the bandwidth. This is why the fansite hype of the late 90's has died down; because static http sites were easy to pilfer for bandwidth, even with the steps free-hosts took to control linking.

This is why the only image-clearinghouse sites that survived used futaba-board or similiar methods. If information is dynamic and shortlived, people don't link to it and you only have to pay for users who are actually using your site and seeing your site's ads.

Wikipedia of course can get away with the costs involved in hosting information, but they have sane limits on how many images they'll allow any topic to have. They also use Squid caching EXTENSIVELY to drive down the amount of select statements their DB has to process.

To put it in perspective: spends multiple thousands of dollars on hosting annually.

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