06-21-12, 10:59 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
I've been using MAL for a few months now, and I'm incredibly impressed by the functionality of the site and its utilities, but I wanted to point out a few small changes that may make things more streamlined.
One such change, is associated with the "Anime Information" box, seen here:
(Using the Guilty Crown page as an example)
Currently, it shows episode count, air date, associated producers, genres, etc.
This is, for the most part, well-designed. It has bothered me though, that every company associated with the work is clumped into one section. An amateur to anime might not be able to recognize what company is responsible for the animation, which is responsible for the broadcast, etc. A few small changes can make this a lot easier for the less experienced. Here's an example of a Wikipedia's article on Guilty Crown as a reference:
As you can see, it adds just a bit of detail to show exactly which company has done what. Now one can easily tell what studio is responsible for animation, what countries the series has been licensed in and by who. It won't really be necessary to go as far as to include the specific writers and directors, since they are already included on the "Characters & Staff" page.