Merge anime seasons into one show
It would be much better if you could merge Seasons 1 & 2 of Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia, and any other anime in need on your site into one show.
Added relations for Anime so you can find previous or next “Season” of the anime.
Many users use metadata sources or agents that consider contiguous anime series seasons (ex: thetvdb, plexTV).
Currently integrations with apps that function in this way is spotty at best, because it fails when the SIMKL method (drawing from anidb) disagrees with the season based method the services above use.
If SIMKL were able to translate between the two systems would be very valuable, and allow me to recommend this to friends whose libraries currently make SIMKL very spotty to use.
To address DJShy's concern, on thetvdb each season has a title/name, allowing that information to be preserved.
Allowing ratings for specific seasons seems possible as well.
Where would the data for such a bridge come from? If nothing else, I would be glad to manually enter season/show links for all my media to make this work. Allowing community contributions ('paste the thetvdb season link associated with this show in the box!') might work!
I like this idea *in concept*, but considering how lots of animes tends to change the name between seasons, and sometimes even inbetween seasons (I'm looking at you, SAO), this seems like one of those multilevel issues that, as I see things, priorities should be in order and fixing the naming issue is the first thing.
TL;DR: There are other issues with anime seasons that I feel should come first.
Joe Yabuki commented
if the second season was worse, you will need a different rating for each season
for example, s1 of psycho pass was a masterpiece
s2 was very disappointing
like attack on titan