Information was a website where you can get anime recommendations based on your anime list.
  • Get anime recommendations based on the ratings you've given to anime you've watched.
  • Easily see which recommendations have legal streams available at Crunchyroll, Funimation, Viz, Hulu, Viewster, Daisuki, or The Anime Network and go to the stream with just a click.
  • Open source. Check out the code on GitHub if you're a programmer and interested in making animerecs even more awesome.
The API of, which animerecs relies on to get your anime list, was taken down in 2018. As I write this in late March 2020, there is a new API in "open beta" that you have to apply to get access to(?). It is apparently different from the old API, so there would be some work involved to get animerecs working with the new API. I've moved on from anime as a hobby and no longer want to invest the time involved in the maintenance of the site. So it looks like this is the end for animerecs. Thanks for visiting. The code for the site is at github as it has been if you would like to fix it up or use bits of it for your own project.

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Suggestions/bug reports
LordHighCaptain - Sep 15, 2012
7 replies by Gibospartan »»
Feb 6, 2019 7:24 AM
Suggestion: Genre Addition
DrewPegasus - Aug 13, 2016
1 replies by LordHighCaptain »»
Aug 29, 2016 5:20 PM
Stream corrections
LordHighCaptain - Sep 15, 2012
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Sep 15, 2012 9:07 PM

Club Comments
LordHighCaptain | Mar 29, 7:31 PM
I no longer watch anime and don't want to spend the time to get the site working with the new MAL API, so this is it. I hope you all found the site useful while it was up.

SheyCroix | Oct 27, 2018 9:44 PM
As expected, I should say....... but thanks for the info. Hoping that gets solved soon.

LordHighCaptain | Oct 27, 2018 8:14 PM
@SheyCroix The site is still broken due to MAL's API being down for months. There is supposedly work being done on either restoring the API or developing a new one, not sure which. animerecs relies on the MAL API to retrieve your anime list when you use the site and to update its internal user database it uses to generate recommendations.

SheyCroix | Oct 27, 2018 7:29 PM
Heya @LordHighCaptain, any news on the site not working?

SheyCroix | Jan 1, 2017 1:54 PM
ah, I see. I used the link posted here, that's why. Thanks!!

LordHighCaptain | Jan 1, 2017 1:51 PM
@SheyCroix You can see the users you were matched with and your estimated compatiblity with them by going to

Without detailedResults=true it will only show the anime in the order they appear on the detailedResults=true page.

SheyCroix | Jan 1, 2017 4:46 AM
@LordHighCaptain Thanks~
that's quite an interesting way to work. tried it again just now and only got a list of anime. (Makes me think I imagined the best match part that appeared)... So when it's like that (like the club profile picture) it's only listing the things I might like based on what you said, right?

LordHighCaptain | Dec 31, 2016 9:49 PM
@SheyCroix At a certain time every day it checks the "recently online users" page, selects 2 users that have a certain minimum number of completed anime, adds them to the list, and removes the 2 users that have been on the list the longest.

When you ask for recommendations it divides your anime into "liked" and "disliked" according to rating. By default I think it uses your top 35% as "liked". Dropped anime are automatically considered disliked.

It then compares your anime with the recommendations of the 100 users currently on the list of eligible matches. Their "recommendations" are calculated similarly to your "liked" and "disliked". The percentage of their recommendations that you have seen that you like, with extra weight given to users you have many anime in common with, is what decides who your best matches are.

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