What’s aNi-N-gin? The name I gave to this system. Nobody asked for it.
Anime Recommendation Engine
(it’s in the sidebar on the right)
As long as guor doesn’t agree with me that it needs a weird name worth a mecha, this is the real name of this algorithm.
This system we are building in FoOlRulez is quite exceptional, because it has much more of a feature than the usual anime recommendation engine. Usually the scripts just go and tell that the people who watched this watched also that. Does this mean they liked it? No, it means nothing, out of plain lack of info. It’s not that simple, because people might have watched a mainstream anime, and just because it’s mainstream. Doesn’t mean it’s good. And basically no script tells what should YOU watch, but tells what should you watch if you watched that anime and liked it.
Here’s the deal. Just insert your nickname on MyAnimeList. Of course you need your anime list on there.
By gathering extra data than usual, aNi-N-gin (*cough*) is able to make a net of references in order to straighten the search, gets the ratings,
some say it asks if you’re a lolicon…
and outputs for you a list of ten animes you didn’t yet watch but that should reflect your preferences, by associating you with a list of people who rate the animes in a similar way as you do. This… I don’t even… I don’t exactly know which is the algorithm and I am not interested in checking that, really.
You can use the system in beta version straight away! You see the widget right here, at the right? Anime Recommendation aNi-N-Gin. Just try it out: the more people try the more precise it will become.
Remember: it works better if you rate your anime, the more info it can gather the better.