The website of trace.moe (whatanime.ga)
Image Reverse Search for Anime Scenes
Use anime screenshots to search where this scene is taken from.
It tells you which anime, which episode, and exactly which moment this scene appears in Japanese Anime.
Search result tells you which moment it appears.
How does it work
trace.moe uses sola to index video and work with liresolr. This repo only include the webapp for trace.moe, which demonstrate how to integrate anilist info, and how thumbnail/video previews are generated. If you want to make your own video scene search engine, please refer to sola instead.
To learn more, read the presentation slides below
Presentation slides May 2016
Presentation slides Jun 2017
Presentation slides Jun 2018
Presentation slides Aug 2019
You may find some other related repo here
Official API Docs (Beta)
Mobile Apps (3rd party)
WhatAnime by Andrée Torres https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maddog05.whatanime Source: https://github.com/maddog05/whatanime-android
WhatAnime - 以图搜番 by Mystery0 (Simplified Chinese) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pw.janyo.whatanime Source: https://github.com/JanYoStudio/WhatAnime
Integrating search with trace.moe
To add trace.moe as a search option for your site, pass the image URL via query string like this
You can also specify playback options like this
Playback URL params:
|param||value||default (not set in URL param)||set with empty or other value|
|autoplay||0 or 1||1||1|
|mute||0 or 1||0||1|
|loop||0 or 1||0||1|
auto URL parameter is no longer used, it would always search automatically when there is
Note that the server cannot access private image URLs. In that case, users has to copy and paste (Ctrl+V/Cmd+V) the image directly, or save and upload the file.