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8 Best Free Anime API Resources

Introduction

Besides programming, I am a big fan of watching anime in my free time. It is a great source of entertainment. For those anime fans and also a programmer, I will show you some free anime API resources so that you can create your anime-related projects.
Don't forget to comment down your favorite anime name😃

Free Anime API

Here are some great API resources :

1. Kitsu

API LIMIT 100 requests / hour
Website https://kitsu.docs.apiary.io/

Kitsu is a content discovery platform that helps anime and manga fans track, share, and discovers more of what they love.

It also gives an API of all anime and manga with categories and vast information. A great API for creating an anime search engine or anime detail app.

2. Anime Chan

API LIMIT 100 requests / hour
Website https://animechan.vercel.app/

Anime-chan offers a great API to fetch over 8000+ anime characters quote randomly or fetch by title and character name. Nice way to create a quote fetching site.

3. AniList

API LIMIT 90 requests / min
Website https://anilist.gitbook.io/anilist-apiv2-docs/

The AniList GraphQL API provides quick and powerful access to over 500k anime and manga entries, including character, staff, and live airing data.

4. Jikan

API LIMIT Unlimited (Not pre-hosted service)
Website https://jikan.moe/

Jikan (時間) is an open-source PHP & REST API for the **“most active online anime + manga community and database”* — MyAnimeList.net*. It parses the website to satisfy the need for an API.

It now also supports other languages such as python, javascript, etc.

Note: It is not a pre-hosted API service. In order to use it, you have hosted Jikan API with nodeJs, PHP or other technologies that supported.

5. Trace.moe

API LIMIT Unlimited
Website https://soruly.github.io/trace.moe-api/

trace.moe is an Anime Scene Seach Engine that can trace back the scene where an anime screenshots is taken from. It tells you which anime, which episode, and the exact moment this scene appears.

It can give an API depending on an image of particular anime.

Using the API, you can develop programs such as chatbots, browser plugins, video tagging/deduplication applications, games, or whatever scripts that you need to know the anime info from an image.

6. Waifu.pics

API LIMIT Unlimited
Website https://waifu.pics

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Waifu.pics is a user contributed anime picture database/API. This allows anyone to upload an image to the API. This image will require admin approval and not immediately available.

Randomly give images of waifus. also have different categories.

To see a real project, you can checkout my website created with this API. Demo:- click here

7. Studio Ghibli

API LIMIT Unlimited
Website https://ghibliapi.herokuapp.com/

An API that provides all resources from Studio Ghibli Films

Studio Ghibli Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films and has also produced several short subjects, television commercials, and one television film

8. Anime Facts

API LIMIT Unlimited (Bit slow)
Website https://chandan-02.github.io/anime-facts-rest-api/

Anime facts API using Node.js.

Bonus: Best Anime Watching Websites

Conclusion

That's all about it! If you know more resources leave that in the comment! Thanks for reading.

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Discussion (2)

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Rammina

Thank you! As a fan of anime, I was looking for APIs I could use.

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RF Fahad Islam Author

I am happy to hear that. Thanks a lot!