For fictitious characters that were born in the future the age information is silly, e.g.:
"Born: 2044 (-32 years ago)"
I would suggest a simple check if the number is negative (or zero), and if, to completely strip the "-XX years ago"!
As I said on the mailing list, I would prefer if birth dates for fictional characters weren't allowed in Musicbrainz. The fictional artists still need to be here for database purposes (because that's how the Japanese industry works, and there is no practical or clean way to store them otherwise in Musicbrainz), but there's no need for fictional fluff.
After all, when it really is the year 2044, that fictional character wasn't born.
Ok, then where is the problem? You can just remove the birth date of this artist.
But this ticket stays valid nonetheless: If MusicBrainz (for reasons unknown) allows future birth dates, it should display them in a better way .
This has nothing to do with the proposed artist type "Other", since this can (and should!) be also used for real companies, which can have a date of creation.
Is not working:
I submitted fix for review
Thanks, this has now been merged