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<noinclude>== What anime should I watch next? ==</noinclude>
 
<noinclude>== What anime should I watch next? ==</noinclude>
 
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AniDB provides two easy facilities for recommending anime to users:
 
AniDB provides two easy facilities for recommending anime to users:
  
{{H4|[[Anime Hint]]}}
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==== [[Anime Hint]] ====
  
 
* You need to have a mylist, and have [[votes|voted]] for 30 or more anime before the last [[routine maintenance]].
 
* You need to have a mylist, and have [[votes|voted]] for 30 or more anime before the last [[routine maintenance]].
 
* Suggestions are automated, based on a range of tweakable parameters.
 
* Suggestions are automated, based on a range of tweakable parameters.
  
{{H4|The [http://www.anime-planet.com/animerec/ Anime Recommendations Database] on [http://www.anime-planet.com/ Anime Planet]}}
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==== The [http://www.anime-planet.com/animerec/ Anime Recommendations Database] ====
  
* These are hand-created links between similar anime, with short explanations.
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* These are hand-created links between similar anime, with short explanations, on the [http://www.anime-planet.com/ Anime Planet] website.
 
* Not all AniDB entries have a corresponding AniRec entry.
 
* Not all AniDB entries have a corresponding AniRec entry.
 
* To make recs yourself or add a new entry, see the [http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Anime Planet forum].
 
* To make recs yourself or add a new entry, see the [http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Anime Planet forum].
  
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=== Other possibilities ===
  
 
There are are also other ways you might find something interesting:
 
There are are also other ways you might find something interesting:
  
{{H4|Types of anime}}
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==== Types of anime ====
  
 
If you want anime with a certain style or theme, browse AniDB by [[category]].
 
If you want anime with a certain style or theme, browse AniDB by [[category]].
  
{{H4|General recommendations}}
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==== General recommendations ====
  
 
Japanese animation awards:
 
Japanese animation awards:
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* [[Japan Media Arts]] awards and ''Jury Recommended Works'', homepage in [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/index.html Japanese], [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival.html English], and [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/korean/index.html Korean].
 
* [[Japan Media Arts]] awards and ''Jury Recommended Works'', homepage in [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/index.html Japanese], [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival.html English], and [http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/korean/index.html Korean].
  
Expert opinion
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Opinion:
 
* TSURIBE Manabu (釣部 學) in [http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/tsuribe/anime/animej.html Japanese] or [http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/tsuribe/anime/animee.html English].
 
* TSURIBE Manabu (釣部 學) in [http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/tsuribe/anime/animej.html Japanese] or [http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/tsuribe/anime/animee.html English].
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* Ben Ettinger has [http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php?p=68 some lists of anime he doesn't quite call "best"].
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* For R1 releases, [http://www.animeondvd.com/discdata/essential/index.php AnimeOnDVD Recommends].
 
* AniDB denizens, [http://anidb.info/v167], [http://anidb.info/v1294], [http://anidb.info/v15147]
 
* AniDB denizens, [http://anidb.info/v167], [http://anidb.info/v1294], [http://anidb.info/v15147]
  
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* The ever-changing AniDB [http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl top ten] - you too can spam vote it! Or [http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=animelist&noalias=1&orderby=rating&orderdir=1 all of anidb ranked by sheep vote!]
 
* The ever-changing AniDB [http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl top ten] - you too can spam vote it! Or [http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=animelist&noalias=1&orderby=rating&orderdir=1 all of anidb ranked by sheep vote!]
 
* [[AnimeReactor Community]] picks for [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2003|2003]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2004|2004]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2005|2005]]
 
* [[AnimeReactor Community]] picks for [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2003|2003]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2004|2004]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2005|2005]]
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* Various bits of statistical nonsense on [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/ratings-anime.php Anime News Network top-lists] - people, filtering doesn't matter if the sample sucks.
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* The 2002-05-26 edition of a top-100s tv program on TV Asahi, [http://web.archive.org/web/20041013051300/www.tv-asahi.co.jp/best100/contents/100/0005/ranking/index.html list on the webarchive (set encoding to sjis, stupid site)], translation posted on [http://www.animenewsservice.com/archives/may25.htm 2002-05-28 Anime News Service].
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* Animage listing of important anime from 2001, [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=55 misreported by Anime News Network], then [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=65 somewhat corrected].
  
{{H4|Reading reviews}}
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==== Reading reviews ====
  
 
All anime in AniDB can have user-submitted reviews - after reading them feel free to use the [[review comments]] system to give feedback. For other websites with reviews, see the links under [[Recommended Links#Anime Reviews]].
 
All anime in AniDB can have user-submitted reviews - after reading them feel free to use the [[review comments]] system to give feedback. For other websites with reviews, see the links under [[Recommended Links#Anime Reviews]].
  
{{H4|Asking people}}
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==== Asking people ====
  
 
If you must ask people on a forum or IRC for recommendations, it's impossible to give useful answers without knowing what kind of thing you like. First check your [[profile]] to make sure your [[mylist]] and [[votes]] are publicly visible. Then give a link to <code><nowiki>http://anidb.info/u<your_uid_here></nowiki></code> - you can find your uid number in brackets after your nick in your [[myplace]]. This should give people a rough idea of the kind of thing you're after.
 
If you must ask people on a forum or IRC for recommendations, it's impossible to give useful answers without knowing what kind of thing you like. First check your [[profile]] to make sure your [[mylist]] and [[votes]] are publicly visible. Then give a link to <code><nowiki>http://anidb.info/u<your_uid_here></nowiki></code> - you can find your uid number in brackets after your nick in your [[myplace]]. This should give people a rough idea of the kind of thing you're after.

Revision as of 16:20, 31 July 2006

What anime should I watch next?

AniDB provides two easy facilities for recommending anime to users:

Anime Hint

  • You need to have a mylist, and have voted for 30 or more anime before the last routine maintenance.
  • Suggestions are automated, based on a range of tweakable parameters.

The Anime Recommendations Database

  • These are hand-created links between similar anime, with short explanations, on the Anime Planet website.
  • Not all AniDB entries have a corresponding AniRec entry.
  • To make recs yourself or add a new entry, see the Anime Planet forum.

Other possibilities

There are are also other ways you might find something interesting:

Types of anime

If you want anime with a certain style or theme, browse AniDB by category.

General recommendations

Japanese animation awards:

Opinion:

Fan averages:

Reading reviews

All anime in AniDB can have user-submitted reviews - after reading them feel free to use the review comments system to give feedback. For other websites with reviews, see the links under Recommended Links#Anime Reviews.

Asking people

If you must ask people on a forum or IRC for recommendations, it's impossible to give useful answers without knowing what kind of thing you like. First check your profile to make sure your mylist and votes are publicly visible. Then give a link to http://anidb.info/u<your_uid_here> - you can find your uid number in brackets after your nick in your myplace. This should give people a rough idea of the kind of thing you're after.