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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about AniDB and what they use it for.
  • MAL is down again..
    I know I'm in the minority, but I really like anidb. It's at its heart a database, so it's comprehensive in terms of information which I find MAL often lacks. Cast, crew, music, etc is all really accessible, and tracking shows you watch is simple. It's also not cluttered with things I don't care about, there are no ads or links to random blogs or news articles or merch sites. Source: 14 days ago
  • Any good anime tracker like tv time
    AniDb The most detailed database on anime with a longer history than MyAnimeList. Source: 14 days ago
  • Anime Questions, Recommendations, and Discussion - May 14, 2023
    AniDB? Not sure if they have reviews there, I just know that's one of the sites I always link to when hosting rewatches that you didn't mention. Source: 19 days ago
  • MyAnimeList has been hacked
    If anything, for complete anime database (and basic comments too), use oldest, still working and the most complete in the meanwhile. Source: 23 days ago
  • A website or software that lets me keep track of all the media I want to consume?
    Trakt for TV & Movies Anidb or anilist for anime HowLongToBeat for games GoodReads for books. Source: 25 days ago
  • Revy from Black Lagoon, Sugimoto from The Twelve Kingdoms, LJ from Snowpiercer, Villainelle from Killing Eve - characters in this mould ?
    Try going through the tags on each character's page, and looking for characters with the same tags in the advanced character search feature. Source: 25 days ago
  • An anime but just The elf interactions with uncle in the uncle came from another world anime
    I think is the most "detailed" site for that, but I mainly use Source: 30 days ago
  • Help with the various series
    I usually use anidb for anime relation charts. Source: about 2 months ago
  • A searcher for my app
    INFO: I am using anime-titles provided by (it has titles for each id/anime), I also was able to convert it to a dictionary and a list. Source: 3 months ago
  • Anime Questions, Recommendations, and Discussion - March 07, 2023
    I'm not familiar with the Free! franchise, but you could try looking up the specific entry on anidb, I don't think they list the full OST, but they generally list OP/ED/insert songs as well as some other tracks with vocals, character songs, etc. Source: 3 months ago
  • How do I filter out anime with fan-service?
    I don't know about "filtering out" shows like in an automatic way, but you can just look up shows on anidb and browse the tags. They have tags for ecchi, nudity and an assortment of other content so you can avoid stuff you don't want to see (or hunt down stuff you do). The tags have stars next to them too, so a show with just a little ecchi might have one star next to it while those that lean heavily into it... Source: 4 months ago
  • Wanting to watch new anime.
    Might be worth going on and sorting by show length and then taking your preference. Source: 5 months ago
  • So guys how many anime exist in total? Approximate number is more than enough
    It's literally displayed on the front page of anidb :) their stats widget says 14100 anime, and that site is regarded as being pretty comprehensive. As another poster mentioned, it does depend a little on definition, because separate seasons of the same anime get separate entries. So you may think of Chihayafuru as being one anime, but anidb (and most of the major sites, I think) counts it as three. Source: 5 months ago
  • Me and partner are aruging that Hikaru nara - iron goose (Your lie in april OP ) is in something elese.
    For arguments like this, it's anidb to the rescue. You can just look up the song Hikaru Nara and it will tell you all the shows it has been used in. Long story short you are correct, it's only ever been used in YLiA, but now you can prove it. Source: 5 months ago
  • is there any way to the soundtrack used in a specific episode of an anime?
    You can look up the show on anidb, scroll down to the Cast / Staff / Songs tabs and select "Songs" to see what they have listed. Some anime might only have the OP/ED there, but more popular shows often have a pretty comprehensive list of insert songs and even background music, and what episode(s) each song appears in. Source: 5 months ago
  • File naming for anime series that have remakes/reboots
    The standard for SXXEYY naming is using the TVDb as your reference database and to see how AniDB stuff is related to TVDb, you use xem. This is what's "ideal" when it comes to naming due to various reasons which are not really relevant here so I won't be expanding on those. Source: 5 months ago
  • Which is better? Anilist vs MyAnimeList
    This is your chance to ditch all those popular mainstream platforms and come join the cool kids underground over at anidb! Source: 6 months ago
  • Which is better? Anilist vs MyAnimeList
    For even more info see Source: 6 months ago
  • I have no idea what this genre of character is called (if it even is one) but I love shows with main characters of this type and want more of them. has a pretty useful advanced search feature, so you can do things like limiting the character to "main" role, a specific gender, etc. Source: 6 months ago
  • I have no idea what this genre of character is called (if it even is one) but I love shows with main characters of this type and want more of them.
    It might be worth looking the characters up on or and checking their tags, and then looking up other characters who have those tags. Source: 6 months ago
  • are there any hijabi anime characters?
    So, I entered "muslim" and "female" into the advanced character search on, and only one character pops up, who is not wearing a hijab in the picture. Perhaps she does in the anime sometimes, but I wouldn't count on it. Source: 6 months ago

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