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Jan 11, 2017 6:05 PM

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Basically was trying to search certain of anime, but I noticed that anime search in MAL are lacking of some options.

1. Episodes Count
Basically option to search specifically with certain amount of episodes. Option can be "less than 6 episodes", "more than 11, less than 26 episode" or "more than 100 episodes".

2. Length duration
Usually for people to search for short length episode or long duration movie. Again, it can be "less than 6 minutes each" or "more then 1 hour".

3. Combination of Type
Just like genre, maybe I just want to find non-TV anime but there isnt any option aside from manually go through movie / ova / ona / music list.

4. Source
On each of anime specific page, there is info said for "manga source" or "original". Would be great if there is option to choose either 1 of it.

5. Score Range
It seem that current score is searching for "specific score and above it". For example, if I want to search for anime with score of 5, Im gonna assume I will get anime with score between 5 and 5.99. Same goes if I want to search anime with "score between 5 and 7.99" or "less than 4"

6. Tags
uh, nvm. Apparently MAL doesnt have tags. It seem to mix genre + tags together in Genre Section.

7. Sort Option
Apparently Im not sure if there was a bug or something, but sometimes my search result doesnt allowed me to "sort by type" and "sort by episode count". Additionally, we need option like "sort ascending" and "sort descending" when I click on specific tab (appear in most *cough*torrent*cough* trackers website)

*I went to anidb website and it got EXACTLY the things that I wanted (except for durations, source material). It even got awesome sort for multiple tables in search result.
Watching style atm:

1. Mindless Gaming + Anime streaming with dual monitor
2. Focused + Anime binged watching with speed up
3. Couch / Bed Anime watching with large TV
4. Relaxing in virtual cinema with VR.
Jan 11, 2017 11:11 PM
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Jan 12, 2017 4:51 AM

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+1 This will be really helpful for some people including myself.
Jan 12, 2017 5:41 AM

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Sound good.

Jan 12, 2017 4:17 PM

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This has my vote as well. :)
~ RedKitten13
Jan 12, 2017 5:04 PM

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They just need to revamp the entirety of the advance search in general.
Jan 12, 2017 5:08 PM

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i love option 4 and 5
Feb 7, 2017 12:42 AM

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I really like 1, 4, 5 and 6.

Additionally, I think you should be able to search specifically for anime from Korea or China. I know there aren't tons of them, but it would be cool because of as now the only way is using groups, which is pain in the ass.

Sorry if this is already possible and I'm just too dumb to find...
Feb 8, 2017 4:58 PM

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Sounds good. That function can help a lot of people.
Feb 8, 2017 5:02 PM

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iwansquall said:

4. Source
On each of anime specific page, there is info said for "manga source" or "original". Would be great if there is option to choose either 1 of it.

The best thing, by far that I can agree with.