Today, August 25, at 1:00 p.m. (UTC), the world’s largest comprehensive database of Japanese anime, Anime Taizen, was launched. Taizen in Japanese means “the book that contains all the things related to this matter”. Crunchyroll reports: Since 2015, the Japanese Animation Association (AJA) has been promoting the “Anime NEXT_100” project in honor of the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation. As a major initiative of the project, this database was first released in trial mode on October 22, 2021, and after validating functionality and operation, as well as making improvements and updates, it was released to the public. As of the end of July 2022, Anime Taizen has about 15,000 registered titles, mostly Japanese commercial anime released from 1917 to the present. In addition to searching by title, the database has functions to search by chronology, Japanese system, keywords, etc. The number of episodes to date is approximately 180,000 as a result of research.