Seiyuu Database Format Specifications
There are basically three formats: 1) title format, 2) VA format, and 3) DB format. The seiyuu's role information contained in each format is the same, but they are just presented in a different order and layout.
Syntax of the Title Format (version 2.1)The title format (named this way as the data is sorted by title) has the following syntax.
The keyword URL has been added for Title Format version 2. This specifies the URL of the title, and this line is optional.
The keyword COVER has been added for Title Format version 2.1. This specifies the URL of an image for the title, and this line is optional.
The character portion can be used for other information depending on the context of the database.
Syntax of the VA FormatThe VA (voice actor) format (named this way as the data is sorted by seiyuu) has the following syntax.
This format is not being used any more.
Syntax of the DB FormatThe DB (database) format (named this way as the data is comprised of complete lines of character, title, and seiyuu name) has the following syntax.
character - title - seiyuu
The data in format is usually generated by programs from the other formats, and these files will not be edited by humans. This format allows for easy grepping to find relevant information.
Definition of TokensSome details and conventions about the tokens are described below.
Database Processing SoftwareThe following perl scripts exist to process the various seiyuu database formats.
The valookup program reads in the VA format database, and produces various types of formatted output. Some of the output that valookup produces are:
The dbconv program reads in the Title format database, and produces various types of formatted output. Some of the output that dbconv produces are:
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