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Posted 11/26/14 , edited 11/26/14
I'm fairly new to Crunchyroll, but I've been using MyAnimeList for an age.

I thought it would be cool if you could somehow import your list to Crunchyroll, so Crunchyroll immediately knew your history and could give recommendations based on that.

Inversely Crunchyroll could also push what you've watched back to MyAnimeList automatically.

Maybe this is just coming from someone new to the site, who's feeling a bit lost as to where to start.

Then again, I don't see any personal recommendations anywhere (a la Netflix), so maybe that's a better place to start.

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Posted 11/26/14 , edited 11/26/14

JohnIG wrote:

I thought it would be cool if you could somehow import your list to Crunchyroll, so Crunchyroll immediately knew your history and could give recommendations based on that.

Inversely Crunchyroll could also push what you've watched back to MyAnimeList automatically.


The apps have some tabs that list similar shows to whatever you're currently browsing, but those suggestions are essentially static. I thought MAL had its own recommendations engine, but CR already has something similar to what you're suggesting set up with Anime-Planet; if you set up an account there, you'll be able to directly import your MAL lists into your AP account.

If you just want some suggestions, you can also post in the Recommend me an Anime thread, and other users may have some good ideas about what shows to check out next.
Posted 11/26/14 , edited 11/26/14
I came in this thread expecting Crunchyroll chan to be getting it on with MAL chan yuri style.
I am disappointed.
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Posted 11/26/14

eyeofpain wrote:

The apps have some tabs that list similar shows to whatever you're currently browsing, but those suggestions are essentially static. I thought MAL had its own recommendations engine, but CR already has something similar to what you're suggesting set up with Anime-Planet; if you set up an account there, you'll be able to directly import your MAL lists into your AP account.


Ah cool, thanks! I'll look into that. The reason I'm not just looking at MAL recommendations, is because they aren't necessarily on Crunchyroll, so essentially I'd want the Venn diagram where my MAL recommendations meets what Crunchyroll has available.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I came in this thread expecting Crunchyroll chan to be getting it on with MAL chan yuri style.
I am disappointed.


Is that a thing I should be wary of in these forums? Also do they both even have mascots? Didn't realise.
Plus I put this in feedback/suggestions xD
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Posted 11/26/14

JohnIG wrote:
Ah cool, thanks! I'll look into that. The reason I'm not just looking at MAL recommendations, is because they aren't necessarily on Crunchyroll, so essentially I'd want the Venn diagram where my MAL recommendations meets what Crunchyroll has available.

You could also check out my /group/Rotten_Sushi pages for what's here on CR. For all shows except the current season, there are "be adventurous" links to explore other shows that have some similarity to one you liked. There are also extended tags, publishers, and studio page links on the index page, including an alpha index and some CR characteristics, and for every show on every page, there is an associated CR poll object to check out whether others recommend the show or not, plus links to the first episode to try it out, and most of then also have links to forum threads where the show was discussed.
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asharka wrote:

check out my /group/Rotten_Sushi pages for what's here on CR. For all shows except the current season, there are "be adventurous" links to explore other shows that have some similarity to one you liked. There are also extended tags ... including an alpha index


Cool, thanks! I'm looking through it a bit, and noticing a lot aren't available in my region (mentioned it on the group page too), is there a way I can filter based on that?

Also is the alphabetical sort for all the shows on CR? Or only the ones in the current season as well?
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Posted 11/26/14

JohnIG wrote: noticing a lot aren't available in my region (mentioned it on the group page too), is there a way I can filter based on that?

Also is the alphabetical sort for all the shows on CR? Or only the ones in the current season as well?

The alpha index contains all the ones I can see from the US (but the current season isn't in there yet at all). It would be really tedious to try to figure it out by individual country for someone not in that country, and since BB code doesn't allow any programming, I would have to make a whole different set of static pages for every different country, and I'm not that ambitious, sorry...

If all you want is to see a full alpha list geo-filtered to what is available to you though, that is here (CR page, not mine): /videos/anime/alpha?group=all
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Posted 11/26/14

asharka wrote:
If all you want is to see a full alpha list geo-filtered to what is available to you though, that is here (CR page, not mine): /videos/anime/alpha?group=all


Thanks! I'd really like to use the recommendations in your group, but it just seems to be a bit too patchy for my region, the CR page gives an overview, but I guess I'll just have to look through the static recommendations on shows I like.
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Posted 11/26/14

JohnIG wrote:

Also do they both even have mascots?

I don't know about MAL, but CR does:


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Posted 11/27/14 , edited 11/27/14

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I don't know about MAL, but CR does:




The only thing I can find, when looking up a character for MAL, is of course:


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Posted 11/27/14
Awhile ago, like back in 09. MAL site admin Xinil created a thread 'announcing' their 'new mascot' for the site. Which was Naruto. But, as said stated in the OP's post with a edit after a month has passed, they stated this:

To those that missed it, this was an April Fools joke.

but on the same day the topic was locked and with the reason for the locking being as following:

Due to popular demand and since, after all, april fools is over. ;)


So, you can say naruto is MAL's mascot, but not their "official" mascot per say
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