Nyaa Torrents Nyaa.si

The Nyaa saga - a revival with a new index and some copycats

Nyaa is a popular anime-dedicated torrent index. Nyaa is best known for anime and also hosts a number of manga books, games, audio and live action that can be downloaded from the Nyaa.si torrent index.

The original Nyaa website
Nyaa torrent site Nyaa.se just before it went down in 2017

What does NYAA stands for?

In short: nyaa is weeb for a cat's meow.

What happened to the Nyaa tracker?

The torrent site was taken down by various DDoS attacks in 2014. At these times almost every famous anime (torrent) site got DDoS attacks. Since Nyaa was the most popular target, anime sites like HorribleSubs, Tokyo Toshokan and AnimeTake were attacked and suffered downtime.

In May 2017 the site's main domains (nyaa.se, nyaa.eu, nyaa.org and nyaatorrents.info) were deactivated. In an announcement of Nyaa's previous mods, the reasons for the website's shutdown remained unknown. However, they were believed to be based on EU judgments that would jeopardize the proper functioning of Nyaa as it was then. In the following weeks, several forks were launched, some of which were based on the Nyaa Torrents codebase and the original torrent index. All alternative Nyaa projects had the originals NYAA in their name: Nyaa Pantsu, Nyaa.se, Nyaa2 and Nyaa.rip. They are followed by the latest projects named Nyaa ISS, Nyaa INK and Nyaa Si.

The Nyaa.si fork is the only remaining Nyaa torrent index to date. With around 50 million monthly visitors from all over the world, Nyaa Si is the de facto most popular anime and manga torrent site. All alternative Nyaa websites are providing a mirror of nyaa.si.

Unblocked anime alternative with Nyaa proxies

Just as the original Nyaa Torrents had problems because its torrent site was blocked in countries around the world, the successors' sites where blocked as well. However, there were enough proxy pages that made it possible to access the Nyaa pages. Below is a list of working Nyaa proxies for all popular Nyaa alternatives.

Please pay attention to Nyaa's announcement regarding unofficial malious proxy/morror sites

Proxy Name Replacement Status
https://nyaa.is Nyaa.is Nyaa.si original online
https://nyaa.iss.ink Nyaa ISS Nyaa (nyaa.si) online
https://nyaa.ink Nyaa INK Nyaa (nyaa.si) online
https://ny.iss.one NY ISS Nyaa Pantsu (nyaa.si) online
https://nyaa.iss.one Nyaa ISS Nyaa (nyaa.si) online
hhttps://fap.iss.one Nyaa Sukebei (fap) Nyaa Sukebei (fap.iss.one) online
https://nyaa.unblockit.name Unblockit nyaa.si offline
https://nyaa.unblocknow.rest Unblocknow Nyaa Pantsu (nyaa.si) online
https://nyaa.unblockproject.org Unblockproject nyaa.si online
https://nyaa.123unblock.world Nyaa 123unblock Nyaa Torrent (nyaa.si) online
https://nyaa2.com Nyaa2 NyaaV2 online
https://knaben.eu/nyaa/ Knaben nyaa.se database online

Sukebei Nyaa proxy

The NSFW counterpart sukebei.nyaa.si can be access just as the main anime index via torrent mirror sites. The following proxy list includes mirrors of the original Nyaa.si and alternative Sukebei torrent indexes.

Proxy Name Replacement Status
https://sukebei.nyaa.si Sukebei Si Sukebei original online
https://fap.iss.one Sukebei ISS fap.iss.one online
https://sukebei.unblockit.name Nyaa Sukebei (fap) nyaa.si Sukebei offline
https://fap.nyaa.ink Sukebei INK nyaa.si Sukebei offline

Nyaa.si announcement about proxy sites

Some time ago, Nyaa.si started blocking connections from known unofficial mirror sites, since some mirrors provide malicious content including miners, ransomware and are used to hijack Nyaa accounts. This resulted in those mirrors shutting down and a decent chunk of Nyaa's community being unable to access Nyaa due to ISP blocking in some countries.

Nyaa released an announcement for users who cannot access Nyaa in the interest of their security and to provide recommendations on how to unblock Nyaa.si. Below is the original announcement:

Below are some recommendations on how to access the site https://nyaa.si/ if you currently cannot do so normally. All of these are free and easy options available to most users with a few minutes to spare. The follow are a few we like in order of least difficult to somewhat difficult:

Changing your DNS settings:
- Many simple ISP blocks can be bypassed this way, we recommend Quad9: https://www.quad9.net/support/set-up-guides/
- Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 service is decent as well: https://1.1.1.1/dns/
- Google also offers a popular service: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using

Use Tor Browser:
- It is free and we allow GET requests from Tor IPs https://www.torproject.org/download/

If the above options do not work we suggest using a trustworthy free, or paid, VPN service. Two free options are:
- Cloudflare WARP for mobile devices:https://blog.cloudflare.com/1111-warp-better-vpn/
- Proton VPN for everything else: https://protonvpn.com/

Are they perfect? No, but they are free and probably not anywhere near as malicious as most other free options.

We have also been informed that this tool works for some situations, however we have not validated this and recommend you do your own research first: https://github.com/ValdikSS/GoodbyeDPI

We do not recommend the use of proxy sites, they can, and sometimes do, steal your information, or use you unwillingly to load background assets to generate revenue. Occasionally they even serve malware. An independent security researcher has alerted us that at least one large and often used proxy was serving ransomware disguised as downloads. We have tried our best to block most of these, but in the end only you can protect yourself online.

Nyaa.si Tracker

The Nyaa.si tracker announce URL is http://nyaa.tracker.wf:7777/announce. Rules for uploading torrents on Nyaa.si are posted on https://nyaa.si/rules.

Torrent proxy list for Nyaa and other anime sites

An updated Nyaa torrent proxy list can be found on Torrends (a torrent site proxy index).

Nyaa replacements for anime fans

Nyaa.si – A community driven torrent index

Shortly after the end of Nyaa.se a replacement has been made with fansubbers like HorribleSubs uploading their stuff to it. HorribleSubs is a fansub group translating, timing, encoding and editing it's anime shows. The replacement domain is nyaa.si. The alternative Nyaa torrent indexer is build with Python, MySQL/MariaDB and Elasticsearch and its code base NyaaV2 published on GitHub.

The original Nyaa website
Nyaa Si is the most popular successor

Nyaa.si is currently one of the most successful replacements to the defunct Nyaa.se/Nyaa.eu website. There was no 'official' replacement, both Nyaa.si and another site named Nyaa Pantsu (nyaa.net) were 'unofficial'.

Nyaa Pantsu

No point using pantsu as that site is basically a mirror of the site Nyaa.si

Nyaa.eu Warning

The operators behind the formally official Nyaa.eu domain is encouraging visitors to download a malicious client. The site states that Nyaa has gone underground and a VPN client is needed for unrestricted access to the website. Please stay away from Nyaa.eu.

Alternative anime torrent sites

Nyaa is one of the largest anime torrent index but smaller alternatives or sites with an anime collection exist. Here are some examples of more anime torrent collections:

  • Anime Sharing – A community forum with torrent section
    http://www.anime-sharing.com/forum/torrents-47/
    Anime-Sharing torrent
  • 1337x Anime Torrents – torrent index with large collection of anime titles
    https://1337x.to/cat/Anime/1/
    Anime-Sharing torrent
  • Anime Layer – Russian speaking torrent site
    http://animelayer.ru
    Anime Layer site
  • Anime Tosho – another popular anime download site that exist for 10 years. It indexes TokyoTosho's anime category, Nyaa.si's English translated anime category and AniDex's anime category (filtered)
    https://animetosho.org
    Anime-Sharing torrent
  • Tokyo Toshokan – a torrent library for Japanese media
    https://www.tokyotosho.info
    Anime-Sharing torrent
  • AniDex – a anime torrent tracker and indexer, primarily for English fansub groups of anime
    https://anidex.info
    Anime-Sharing torrent

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