The Agency for Cultural Affairs’ media art digital archive initiative has for five years since FY 2010 surveyed the overall image of media artworks created in Japan (works information and ownership information) and carried out verification of examples to assist in digitizing works.
One result of this initiative is the maintaining of information on the works and ownership of manga, animation, games, and media art in a database, and the Agency is promoting it publicly under the name “Media Art Database (Development Version).”
The content of the database is planned to be updated/added to as necessary.
[Books (Individual Volumes)]
Information is registered on individual manga volumes published between the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to December 2015.
Information is registered on manga magazines published between the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to December 2015.
Information is registered on works of animation released over the period from 1917 to September 2015.
[Home Video Games]
Information is registered on works released until December 2015 which are compatible with home video game consoles.
Information is registered on arcade video game works released over the period from 1972 to 2015.
Information is registered on software compatible with PC-8801 personal computers.
Information is registered on exhibitions and events related to media arts held from 1951 to 2015.