CLIP STUDIO READER LAB.
Celsys is researching and developing e-book solutions using AI (machine learning, deep learning, etc.) to support the delivery and production of e-book comics, aiming to improve the experience of comic book authors and readers alike.
Research was done on detecting panels within the pages of a manga to efficiently compile data on how to display works vertically panel-by-panel. This is the optimal way to read manga in a vertically scrolling format, typified by the webtoon format, which has attracted attention recently as a way to effectively display manga drawn on a page.
The research focused on detecting the faces of characters and other figures depicted in manga, allowing for more effective presentation by locating the characters’ faces, which are important elements in the works.