Author Bio: Who is your favorite non-MC anime character? For Chidi, it’s Lemillion from My Hero Academia. They share a common goal: to help at least a million people. Chidi, an anime fan and tech enthusiast, is tackling that goal through AniBrain, an anime and manga recommendation engine. With the motto, “A recommendation a day keeps the boredom away,” Chidi has set out to help anime watchers and manga readers get the most out of what they love.
OK, infinite recommendations are impossible because there are only so many anime and manga, but the list is so long that it might as well be infinite! Let me introduce you to AniBrain, an AI-based anime and manga recommendation engine. AniBrain uses core features that all anime and manga have, like plot, genres, etc., to generate amazing recommendations for any title you search for. The UI of the recommender pages is reminiscent of Google or Bing; it is simply a search bar.
You type in something you’re interested in, and voilà–you have an “infinite” list of recommended titles you can check out with similarity scores assigned to each. Let’s take a look at what happens when we search for Jujutsu Kaisen, one of the most enjoyable anime I’ve seen in a while.
I have seen Blue Exorcist and completely get why it has a 93% similarity score to Jujutsu Kaisen. Without giving away too much, both are action anime where the MC gains access to an evil spirit’s power (Jujutsu Kaisen is about curses; Blue Exorcist is about Satan) but uses that power with the goal of ending those evil spirits. What makes the recommendation engine so great is that it compares the searched title to every other title to get similarity scores without taking into account popularity. This means that you can find hidden gems! Before AniBrain, I had never heard of “Beyond the Boundary”, but there it goes with an apparent 91% similarity score. I can say after watching it that it is indeed similar to Jujutsu Kaisen!
AniBrain’s goal is to help people find something new to watch or read. It doesn’t matter how popular the title is. If it’s in our database, you’ll be able to get endless recommendations for it! Also, since the engine does not take into account the general popularity of the titles, you can be sure that you won’t just get the same recommendations you always get when looking for something similar to what you love. Furthermore, the site offers a wide array of filtering functionality to help you sift through and find the type of content you’re looking for.
For those of you who are new to anime or manga and don’t know what to search for, there’s also a random generator!
Here, recommendations are a single click away! You can adjust the settings and filters to decide what kind of random content you get. Click the “Generate Random” button, and voilà–random recommendations!
If you’re ever in need of an anime to watch or manga to read, check out AniBrain! Without a doubt, you’ll find something new and exciting!