TikTok, the most popular and successful short video platform today, offers multiple tools to easily create funny videos. Also, new features are constantly arriving to keep interest alive.

One of the main TikTok video tools are AI filters, although sometimes they come with controversy. For instance, much was said in its day about the ‘Invisible Body’ filter.


Now, TikTok got a new ‘AI Manga’ AI filter, but many claim that it can even detect ‘paranormal activity’, so they are calling it ‘Ghost filter’. What is true in this? Find it here.

TikTok AI Manga filter is a ‘Ghost detector’ filter? Here’s the truth

As its name suggests, the TikTok AI Manga filter uses an image of a subject (animal or human) to turn it into a drawing in the purest Japanese manga style.

However, multiple users report that the app is generating ‘ghostly’ figures of people in places where no one is. Therefore, some think that they are ghosts detected by the TikTok AI Manga filter.

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the AI manga tiktok trend made me find a ghost in my room

I did the AI manga filter from tiktok and why did it catch someone sitting on my bed please I’m so scared

However, it seems that these ‘ghosts’ are actually generated based on objects or elements present in the focused area, which the filter algorithm confuses with subjects. For instance, it could interpret a towel as a human’s long hair.

By mistakenly detecting a subject in the image, the filter will generate a manga-style figure of a person or animal based on it, even though no one is actually there.

Therefore, if you are in that situation, it is only an error in the algorithm. There is no type of ‘ghostly activity’ in your house.

TikTok AI Manga filter changing gender of some people

Other users report an issue where the TikTok AI Manga filter is changing the gender of some people. In most cases, the change appears to be from male to female.

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Why does the tiktok ai manga filter consistently make me a long haired girl looking to the right lol

Although this is something curious for many, for others it is also a bit uncomfortable.

The stupid tiktok anime filter made me a girl but made my boyfriend a boy. I can’t explain how bad it made me feel

That said, the fact that this problem exists is another clue that the filter algorithm is not very reliable.

We will update this story if any relevant related developments emerge in the future.

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