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In the past, I've used apps that have suggested films, books, or music to me based on a set of items I've enjoyed that I provide to the app.

Is there anything like that for anime? Basically I'm looking for something in which I can input that I like anime X, Y and Z and for it to suggest that I might like anime A because it has similar themes, or because other people who like X, Y and Z have also said they like A.

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Anime-Planet and MyAnimeList have user submitted suggestions for shows on a "if you liked X, you might like Y" setup.

As a developer myself, this is something I've wanted to look into making, and MyAnimeList seems to be the most common site to be used for an engine as they provide an API to programmers.

Anime-Planet Recommendations:

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MyAnimeList Recommendations:

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There are a couple of engines based off of MyAnimeList that people have made such as AnimeRecs (which is down at the moment) or mal.oko.im

There's also a new anime cataloguer Hummingbird which gives you a range of recommendations based on what you've watched, what genres you like, which are your favourites. It seems to be the easiest to access and isn't soley show-specific.

Hummingbird Suggestions:

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Other Sources Other websites which provide anime have recommendations engine built in, Usually these are based off of what similarly interested people have enjoyed also.

Crunchyroll (Thanks @David_Starkey ):



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crunchyroll also has a "Viewers Also Liked" section on the anime pages. –  David Starkey Feb 6 at 19:14

Yes there are engine's such as that. A good sample would if you are a owner of a filled in Myanimelist. If you have that can go to mal graph mal.oku.im and see recommended. I attached my own recommended as a sample for this. http://mal.oko.im/d3ullist/recs,anime

Then again in the end it all depends on your own taste´s.

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