The official app for your favorite anime database and community is here!
Quickly find information on anime you're watching, read reviews of titles you're planning to start or get recommendations for similar anime from fans who enjoyed a series as much as you. Use our seasonal anime page to see the best of what's airing now, or marathon the highest-rated anime from previous seasons.
Best of all, easily update your episode progress so your list is never out of date.
Our app will help keep you on top of all things anime:
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• What's trending now
• Friends' scores and stats
• Milestones for your favorite series
• ...and more.
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Ratings and Reviews
Solid start, one major issue
While it is helpful to have a dedicated list that branches across multiple streaming platforms for programming, I have one key issue I want to address for the people at MAL. You need a dedicated ‘write review’ button on the shows listed. I want to write a review on a particular show so many of the detractors will understand or at least acknowledge the sub theme of the show, however, I’m only able to look at other people’s reviews they’ve written. No dedicated write review option, and apparently there is supposed to be one under the review option. I find this same issue applies to the manga section as well. A dedicated option for it will allow for a more free flowing wave of takes in various shows that will either pull in new viewers or push them away, and I would like to see a more broad based setup of them rather than the typical 4chan style ‘only popular posts stay up’ because that’s what I’ve been noticing with reviews that are up-it’s only the ones with significant attention. Beyond that glaring issue, solid 8/10 setup and certainly useful app
Glad to have but needs some adjustments
The app has been a long time coming and so I am grateful to have it, but I find I still use the website more because the app needs work. One of the major let downs for me is that the “add to list” and “favorite” buttons are not immediately visible like on the website and other 3rd party apps. Sadly you have to click a button and wait for the screen to load, albeit a quick load, just to figure out if it’s already on your list or what episode you stopped at. It seems to me that there is also no advanced search page. You also can’t tell if an anime is on your “plan to watch” list or if you just haven’t added it to anything since it automatically highlights “plan to watch” if you haven’t watched it.
This last bit is more of personal preference than an actual issue. I think the app should at least have the option of different views. As it is now it seems like everything is so zoomed in only a few things can fit on the screen. I feel like the app should be made to mirror the mobile version of the website just a little more or at least have the option to change it to look a bit more like it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for trying out the official app. We're just in the first phase of implementation, so we agree with the mobile web will have more features. Also, many minor polishes are still needed to make the app feel more sleek. While we hope you'll check back as we continue developing, we're glad to know you've already found the way you enjoy.
A good start, bright future, good move to put it out now in a usable state although unfinished.
I think it was a fine move to put the app out in its current state, while there are still many QOL, minor, major updates and improvements, to have the app in a working state, still nice & built, is incredibly useful.
Understandably there are many suggestions, complaints, etc. but I’ve used this app a lot more than I thought and is really a one-up over the sluggish website on web (on a phone), even with some missing features.
I hope development continues though since this is a really useful accessory to MAL, and since it’s release a few months ago I haven’t heard much so I hope it’s still having care put into it. Marketing the app better would be a suggestion too, considering I only heard of it through its initial release when the release post on the forums was on the front page. Thanks for this app, and Good luck on the future of the app.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your honest and supportive feedback. We agree that many minor polishes are still needed to make the app feels more complete and we’re hoping to work on those with time. We hope that you will continue to enjoy MyAnimeList and our app!
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