[[http://myanimelist.net MyAnimeList]], often abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms MAL]], is a social networking site for {{anime}}/{{manga}} fans. Created in 2005 by Garett "Xinil" Gyssler, The site's main feature it is that it allows you to make a list of all the anime, manga, and [[LightNovels light novels]] you've watched/read, hence the name.

In addition to its list feature, the site also has a database for anime/manga, staff, characters, etc. as well a forum and social groups (called "clubs") in the vein of Website/{{MySpace}} and Website/{{Facebook}}.

[=MyAnimeList=] has undergone several changes to the front page and site, most recently they made a new layout and navigation page, which has a "dropdown" feature. Cue cries of "Ruined!" for some users and demanding that MAL should go back to its side panel navigation. But it has since wound down, although for the most part, the "bubbles" layout is an eyesore for some users.

Wiki/TVTropes now has a [[http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=11064 fan club]] on MAL.
!!This website provides examples of:

* CensorBox: Used for the cover art of any title on the site that originally showed nipples - mostly hentai, though there are exceptions (such as the cover to ''Manga/MyLesbianExperienceWithLoneliness'').
* FourPointScale: In full effect due to the aggregated scores. 80% of shows will fall between a 7 and an 8, and even shows that are universally agreed to be garbage will usually still have at least a 5. There are some exceptions for very, ''very'' bad anime, such as ''Anime/MarsOfDestruction''.