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<noinclude>== What anime should I watch next? ==</noinclude>
 
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AniDB provides two easy facilities for recommending anime to users:
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AniDB provides three easy facilities for recommending anime to users:
  
 
=== [[Anime Hint]] ===
 
=== [[Anime Hint]] ===
  
* You need to have a mylist, and have [[votes|voted]] for 30 or more anime before the last [[routine maintenance]].
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* 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.
  
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* 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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=== [[MyRecommendations]] ===
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* You can add anime you've recently watched to your recommendations list with a short comment.
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* Recommendations are then shared among your buddies.
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* This system is meant to support you in finding new, popular shows. For all time favourites [[votes]] should be used.
  
 
=== Other possibilities ===
 
=== Other possibilities ===
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Opinion:
 
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].
* DOI Hitoshi (土井 仁志) rankings for [http://www.tcp.com/doi/doi/doi-tv.html TV series] and [http://www.tcp.com/doi/doi/doi-oav.html OVAs and movies]
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* DOI Hitoshi (土井 仁志) rankings for [http://www.usagi.org/doi/doi/doi-tv.html TV series] and [http://www.usagi.org/doi/doi/doi-oav.html OVAs and movies]
* Yearly 'Anime Best Ranking' by Navi [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2002.html 2002] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2003.html 2003] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2004.html 2004] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2005.html 2005] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2006.html 2006]
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* Yearly 'Anime Best Ranking' by Navi [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2002.html 2002] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2003.html 2003] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2004.html 2004] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2005.html 2005] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2006.html 2006] [http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~navi-do/anime/best-2007.html 2007]
 
* Ben Ettinger has [http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php?p=68 some lists of anime he doesn't quite call "best"].
 
* Ben Ettinger has [http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php?p=68 some lists of anime he doesn't quite call "best"].
 
* Gilles Poitras, R1 DVD rent/buy oriented [http://www.koyagi.com/recAnime.html Recommended Anime].
 
* Gilles Poitras, R1 DVD rent/buy oriented [http://www.koyagi.com/recAnime.html Recommended Anime].
 
* Also for R1 releases, [http://www.animeondvd.com/discdata/essential/index.php AnimeOnDVD Recommends].
 
* Also 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]
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* The [http://forum.anime-reactor.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21275 votes pages] of AniDB denizens
  
 
Fan averages:
 
Fan averages:
* [http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=animelist&noalias=1&orderby=rating&orderdir=1 All of anidb ranked by sheep vote!]
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* {{AniDBLink|animelist|noalias|1|orderby.rating|0.2|orderdir|1|All of AniDB ranked by sheep vote!}}
* [[AnimeReactor Community]] picks for [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2002|2002]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2003|2003]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2004|2004]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2005|2005]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2006|2006]]
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* [[AnimeReactor Community]] picks for [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2003|2003]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2004|2004]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2005|2005]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2006|2006]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2007|2007]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2008|2008]], and retrospectively for [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2000|2000]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2001|2001]], [[AnimeReactor Community Awards - 2002|2002]]
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* 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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* 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 web archive (set encoding to Shift_JIS, stupid site)], translation posted on [http://www.animenewsservice.com/archives/may25.htm 2002-05-28 Anime News Service].
 
* 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].
 
* 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].
  
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==== Asking people ====
 
==== 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</nowiki>''YOUR_UID_HERE''</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.
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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 on the forum give a link to your MyList like this: <code><nowiki>[mylist:</nowiki>''YOUR_UID_HERE''<nowiki>:my MyList]</nowiki></code> - or for IRC use this: <code><nowiki>http://anidb.net/u</nowiki>''YOUR_UID_HERE''</code> - replacing "''YOUR_UID_HERE''" with your user ID (UID). You can find your UID number in parentheses after your nick in your [[MyPlace]]. This should give people a rough idea of the kind of anime you like.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:41, 18 May 2009

What anime should I watch next?

AniDB provides three 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.

MyRecommendations

  • You can add anime you've recently watched to your recommendations list with a short comment.
  • Recommendations are then shared among your buddies.
  • This system is meant to support you in finding new, popular shows. For all time favourites votes should be used.

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 on the forum give a link to your MyList like this: [mylist:YOUR_UID_HERE:my MyList] - or for IRC use this: http://anidb.net/uYOUR_UID_HERE - replacing "YOUR_UID_HERE" with your user ID (UID). You can find your UID number in parentheses after your nick in your MyPlace. This should give people a rough idea of the kind of anime you like.