I Have Something I'd Like To Share With Everyone Here At Crunchyroll
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I was having a conversation with a guy named Perry the other day, who was buying membership passes for people. He was a good dude and we had a dialog in which he reminded me how it's not just people who are destitute and homeless who need help, but also people who are doing just fine could use a little love and kindness every now and then. In the end, he gifted a membership to someone on my behalf (because I don't really need one, as I rarely watch anime right when it comes out.) He inspired me to do something good back, so I gave him a link to something I figured would be returning the favor to him for his kindness.

I thought about it, and I figure I should share it with everyone.

I see a lot of people who are asking for good anime to watch, (obviously there's a whole thread dedicated to it.), so I figure that for those who don't know, I would provide the following link to a database I use for selecting anime:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/ratings-anime.php?top50=best_bayesian&n=500

I discovered this several years ago and it completely changed my anime viewing experience. I rarely experience bad anime anymore because this list solidly tells me which are the highest quality and best rated ones by thousands of user opinions. I figure it might help out some folks who are looking for the best animes to watch, but don't have a resource. It's not much, but it's something I want to share with everyone if you didn't know about it.

Peace.
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It's nice of you to do this for those who don't know about sites like these

Here's an alternative (Probably the most popular site for critiquing anime I would believe)

http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php
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Posted 1/13/14

MagnaAnima wrote:

It's nice of you to do this for those who don't know about sites like these

Here's an alternative (Probably the most popular site for critiquing anime I would believe)

http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php


Thanks for this link, I'll be adding it to my resources. There's alot more votes on these than at ANN.
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Posted 1/13/14

supasoggyrolle wrote:


MagnaAnima wrote:

It's nice of you to do this for those who don't know about sites like these

Here's an alternative (Probably the most popular site for critiquing anime I would believe)

http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php


Thanks for this link, I'll be adding it to my resources. There's alot more votes on these than at ANN.


Some of the ratings you shouldn't trust on MAL because usually they're popularity contests. Same goes for ANN, but nonetheless they are both resources, like you said, that would be good to use. If nothing else, to find similar shows to the ones you enjoy or have enjoyed watching.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:

Some of the ratings you shouldn't trust on MAL because usually they're popularity contests. Same goes for ANN, but nonetheless they are both resources, like you said, that would be good to use. If nothing else, to find similar shows to the ones you enjoy or have enjoyed watching.


Well, the only way one's going to agree completely with a site's anime reviews and scores is if that site is made by that person. As far as the ratings on MAL are concerned, I have found that the ratings usually balance out between those who gives 9's and 10's to every show they like and those who get a kick out of giving 1's and 2's to the most highly-acclaimed series there are. I think a better approach to looking at the scores is that the higher the average rating is, the more likely one is to like that show as opposed to agreeing with the exact numerical score. The one exception to this would be currently-airing series, since many people wait until the series is finished to rate it. I wouldn't rely too much on those ratings.
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These things can be a good place to start, but popularity contests (statistical analysis doesn't make this any less of one) don't tell you everything. Some of my favorite anime are near the top of that top-500 list. Others are near the bottom, or didn't make the list at all. After increasing the list size... From The New World: #546. Kotoura-san: #1175. Gatchaman Crowds: #1208. And so on.

So, just remember to not use top-X lists exclusively. They're good when you have absolutely no idea what you want to watch, or don't have time to search around. Otherwise, maybe look for reviews or ask for suggestions or something. You can often find more interesting shows that way.
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Been reading around MAL for the past few weeks and one thing I've noticed in MAL is that the majority if not a lot of posters there give very high scores... it's as if it's a crime to give anything lower than 7.

No really... reading some of the posts in some of the threads one of the most common thing I've noticed is something like this:

"xxx anime had plotholes, the ending wasn't very good, the character are under developed, and had some pacing issues. I give xxx anime 7/10"

Weird right?
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MartianMage wrote:

Been reading around MAL for the past few weeks and one thing I've noticed in MAL is that the majority if not a lot of posters there give very high scores... it's as if it's a crime to give anything lower than 7.

No really... reading some of the posts in some of the threads one of the most common thing I've noticed is something like this:

"xxx anime had plotholes, the ending wasn't very good, the character are under developed, and had some pacing issues. I give xxx anime 7/10"

Weird right?

I have a theory about that. If you cut a 10-point scoring metric down the middle, 1-5 means it's bad and 6-10 means its good. This makes 6s the "barely watchable" rank, 10s are "godmode rank" and the average between them is an 8.

I think this is why the score for just a passably average show is at least a 7+ if not higher.

Which goes back to something Animekami said a little while back:


AnimeKami wrote:

is there any difference between a 5 and a 1?

the 10 point system is very skewed towards 7 and is not a very good bell curve.
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^ Aaaandd we're back to talking about the 10 point scale. Not that surprising, I suppose.

May I suggest that part of the problem with the 10 point scale is its immediate correspondence with the American grading system, where 10%-79% aren't really considered good grades? In the American system, there is no difference between 5 and 1; you're failing either way.

Therefore, we can understand the skewing towards 7, which people have been brainwashed (strong, but whatever) into thinking that 70% is average. No, I can't prove this using facts, but it seems to make perfect sense to me.

That's why, when I re-did my personal ratings scale, I specifically tried to use the entire scale from 1-10. It wasn't perfect in that sense, as 1-3 are all do not watch together, but it's definitely more balanced from 4-10. Mine still peaks at 7, but I'd like to think that is now mostly caused by my ratings philosophy, not by a problem in my scale.



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MartianMage wrote:

Been reading around MAL for the past few weeks and one thing I've noticed in MAL is that the majority if not a lot of posters there give very high scores... it's as if it's a crime to give anything lower than 7.

No really... reading some of the posts in some of the threads one of the most common thing I've noticed is something like this:

"xxx anime had plotholes, the ending wasn't very good, the character are under developed, and had some pacing issues. I give xxx anime 7/10"

Weird right?


I admit that I am an offender in terms of this crime. My reasoning is that I usually don't rate anything unless I have watched the majority of the episodes and I don't continue watching things that I don't enjoy. I usually don't feel right giving a bad rating to something I dropped after two or three episodes, since I don't really know how good it is over the whole run, just that it didn't hold my attention long enough to make me want to watch more. Therefore, I have very few shows that I have rated below 5. I do periodically go through my ratings and "reevaluate" based on my current thought processes, which frequently results in lowering of scores...
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Insomnist wrote:
I have a theory about that. If you cut a 10-point scoring metric down the middle, 1-5 means it's bad and 6-10 means its good. This makes 6s the "barely watchable" rank, 10s are "godmode rank" and the average between them is an 8.

I think this is why the score for just a passably average show is at least a 7+ if not higher.


Well I get that 7 is usually the average it's just I find it funny that most often than not... I read posts that describes a show being below average but still ends up getting a 7 in MAL.

If a show made me complain more than compliment it, you'd bet it would get 1-5 from me... sometimes a 6 but usually 1-5 lol
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