Our manga reading service "Mantra" is officially launched!
Mantra uses computer vision and natural language processing technologies to translate any manga from one language to another.
First, Mantra detects speech bubbles that contain text to be translated into another language.
Next, Mantra captures the text inside the speech bubble. Mantra's robust recognition algorithm helps detection from noisy images.
Finally, Mantra translates the detected texts into target languages and embeds them into the speech bubbles.
Watch our video to check out how Mantra works!
Mantra achieves state-of-the-art translation performance with novel machine translation and text detection techniques.
Mantra provides an end-to-end pipeline for manga translation. The fully automated processing is much faster than human translation.
An accurate machine translation system requires huge amount of training data. Mantra automatically extracts the training data from the published/translated manga.
Mantra recognizes texts on manga accurately even if the input images include varying fonts or noise.
Select manga to translate from example images below!
Introducing members of Mantra.
Ph.D. candidate at The University of Tokyo / JSPS Research Fellow (DC2). Studying natural language processing, especially interested in machine translation and description generation.
Ph.D. candidate at The University of Tokyo / JSPS Research Fellow (DC2). My research interests include computer vision and multimedia.
Master's student at The University of Tokyo. 2 years of experience in web application development. Qualified network specialist.
Yusuke Matsui received his Ph.D. degree in EECS from the University of Tokyo in 2016. He is currently an assistant professor of Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests lie in computer vision and multimedia processing, with particular interest in comic image processing.