Nyaa Torrents Nyaa.si
The Nyaa saga - a revival with a new anime torrent 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.
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.
Nyaa proxy sites
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
|Nyaa Pantsu (nyaa.si)
|Nyaa Sukebei (fap)
|Nyaa Sukebei (fap.iss.one)
|Nyaa Torrent (nyaa.si)
|Nyaa Pantsu (nyaa.si)
|Nyaa Best Proxy
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.
|Nyaa Sukebei (fap)
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 published on the IRC help channel (2022-04-16):
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 22.214.171.124 service is decent as well: https://126.96.36.199/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.
Alternative Nyaa proxy list and other anime torrent sites
An updated Nyaa torrent proxy list can be found on Torrends (a torrent site proxy index).
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. Below is a small excerpt of the rules.
nyaa.si is for work-safe content only. The following rules apply:
- No pornography of any kind.
- No extreme visual content.
- Troll torrents are not allowed.
sukebei.nyaa.si is the place for non-work-safe content only. The following rules apply:
- No extreme real life visual content.
- Troll torrents are not allowed.
Nyaa replacements for Nyaa.se and Nyaa.eu
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.
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'.
No point using pantsu as that site is basically a mirror of the site Nyaa.si
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.
Is Nyaa.eu a Fake Site?
The Nyaa.eu domain is no longer owned by the original Nyaa crew but by scammers who are tricking former users. The website looks like the original Nyaa (now Nyaa.si) but has no function other than to present advertisements. Stay away from Nyaa.eu and visit the community-based website Nyaa.si instead.
Anime download tools
Anime fans have developed tools to conveniently download, stream and archive anime content. Here is a small collection of download tools specialized in (Nyaa) anime torrents.
A tool to download multiple torrents or transfer magnets from Nyaa.si.
- Download many .torrent from Nyaa.si at a time or directly transfer them into your torrent client
- Automatically search the closest anime title to ensure an accurate result
- Choose the quality and enter uploaders name
- Downloaded anime are sorted and stored into their respective folders
An application to scrape and open magnet links for fansub groups from nyaa.si where batches don't already exist.
- Searches for anime shows using the same search engine as on nyaa.si
- Select video quality (480p, 720p or 1080p)
- Select range of anime episodes to download
- Downloads magnet links in chronological order of upload to nyaa.si
- Optionally download .torrent files instead of opening the magnet links directly
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
1337x Anime Torrents – torrent index with large collection of anime titles
Anime Layer – Russian speaking torrent 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)
Tokyo Toshokan – a torrent library for Japanese media
AniDex – a anime torrent tracker and indexer, primarily for English fansub groups of anime
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