General policies:

Spoilers: If you post these without using the [spoiler] tag properly, you can be sure that your account will eventually be deleted.

URL redirection services: These are removed on sight along with their entries.

Advertising: No.

Content restrictions: This site is for content that originates from and/or is specific to China, Japan, and/or Korea. Other content is not allowed without exceptions.

Flooding: If you have five or more releases of the same type to release in one go, make a batch torrent containing all of them.

www.Nyaa.se is for work-safe content only. The following rules apply:
  • No pornography of any kind.
  • No "extreme" visual content. This means no scat, gore, or any other of such things.
  • "Troll" torrents are not allowed. These will be removed on sight.
sukebei.Nyaa.se is the place for non-work-safe content. Still, the following rules apply:
  • No "extreme" real life visual content. This means no scat, gore, bestiality, or any other of such things.
  • Absolutely no real life child pornography of any kind.
  • "Troll" torrents are not allowed. These will be removed on sight.

Upper limits on video resolution based on source:
  • DVD source video is limited to 1024x576p.
  • Web source video is limited to 1280x720p with no upscaling allowed.
  • TV source video is by default limited to 1440x1080p. The NHK-BS Premium, BS-NTV, and WOWOW channels are limited to 1920x1080p. SD channels, however, are limited to 480p.
  • Blu-ray source video is limited to 1920x1080p.
Naturally, untouched sources are not bound by these limits.

Finally, a few notes concerning tagging and using other people's work:
  • Do not add your own tag(s) when reuploading an original release.
  • Unless you are reuploading an original release, you should either avoid using tags that are not your own or make it extremely clear to everyone that you are the one responsible for the upload.
  • If these policies are not obeyed, then those torrents will be removed if reported by a group or person commonly seen as the owner of the tag(s). This especially applies to remake torrents.
  • Although only hinted at above, we will of course remove any troll torrents tagged with "A-sucks", "B-is-slow", or such if reported by A or B.
  • Remakes which are utterly bit rate-starved are not allowed.
  • Remakes which add watermarks or such are not allowed.
  • Remakes which reencode video to XviD or worse are not allowed.
  • Remakes of JPG/PNG-based releases are not allowed without exceptions since there is most often no point in making such.


Web site features:

The search engine is located at the top right, and it allows users to search through the torrent titles available on the site. Results matching either word A or B can be included by typing a vertical bar between them (|). Results matching a certain word can be excluded by prefixing that word with a hyphen-minus (-). Phrases can be matched by surrounding them with double-quotes ("). Search results can be filtered by category, remake, trusted, and/or A+ status and then narrowed down further by age and size ranges. Sorting can be done in ascending or descending order by date, amount of seeders/leechers/downloads, size, or name. The search engine adapts to the current view and makes it possible to search for specific torrents in a specific subcategory from a specific user.

Blue entries:
  • Torrents marked as A+ quality are blue in the torrent lists.
  • These are exclusive torrents picked by us.
  • They represent the best available version of this content.
  • There will be no duplicates.
  • Only versions that we actually consider worthy of a seal of approval will be listed.
Uploaders are encouraged to leave a complete description of the release on the torrent information page. This is especially true for batches.

Green entries: Torrents uploaded by trusted users are green in the torrent lists.

Red entries: Torrents must be marked as remakes if any of the following applies to the release:
  • Reencode of original release.
  • Non-v2 (or non-v3, etc.) remux of original release using a similar source.
  • Reupload of original release using non-original file names.
  • Reupload of original release with missing and/or unrelated additional files.

Grey entries: Hidden torrents are grey.

The tools to manage your torrents are located right above the torrent's details on the information page. Editable fields are the torrent's title, category, description, information link, metadata, and the alias and key fields which are explained on the page. It is also possible to hide the torrent which prevents it from showing on the front-end index or even delete it altogether.

Pseudo-anonymous uploads are torrents that will appear to be uploaded by Anonymous, but you can still manage them through your account.

Flagging torrents points them out for moderator review. Torrents can be flagged by clicking on the link located in the upper right corner of their information pages.

RSS is a useful Web feed that automatically updates when a torrent is added by a user. Many programs such as popular BitTorrent clients, which can be set up for automatic downloading, can make use of RSS feeds. The RSS feed link is dynamic which means that it will - like the search function - adapt to the current view, search results included.

Avatars will be looked up at Gravatar using the given e-mail address.
Get your own avatar for free at Gravatar.com and double-check the e-mail address in your Profile's User settings.

The chatbox is the messaging area at the bottom of the front-end where only validated accounts are allowed to submit messages. Basic guidelines to keep in mind here are:
  • English only.
  • It is not for site support.
  • Requests are not allowed.
  • Insulting our sponsors' artful creatives will earn you a kick.
  • Apart from the above, it's all about democracy.

BBCode user input is parsed by the chatbox, torrent descriptions, information links, and torrent comments, and they all support basic BBCode like [b], [i], [s], [u], [left], [center], [right], [code], [email], [img], [url], [color], [font], [size], [quote], and [spoiler].

The upload page returns various HTTP status codes in order to simplify automated uploads. The following details the custom codes used:
  • 200 OK: The ID of the uploaded torrent can be found in the Record-ID header.
  • 418 I'm a teapot: You're doing it wrong.
  • 460 Missing Announce URL: You forgot to include a valid announce URL. Torrents using only DHT are not allowed, because this is most often just a mistake on behalf of the uploader.
  • 461 Already Exists: This torrent already exists in the database.
  • 462 Invalid File: The file you uploaded or linked to does not seem to be a torrent.
  • 463 Missing Data: The form is missing required data like the category and/or the checkbox which confirms that you have read the rules.
  • 520 Configuration Broken: Server-side error. Wait for a few minutes, and then notify Nyaa if the problem did not go away.


IRC policies:

Read this to avoid getting banned:
  • XDCC, similar services, and their triggers are not allowed.
  • Asking for seeds or uploads are both prohibited. We only manage the site; we do not necessarily have the material you want on hand.
  • Use English only. Even though we aren't all from English-speaking countries, we need level ground to communicate on.
  • Do not send private messages to the staff. Ask your question in the channel on joining and wait; a staff member will respond in due time.
  • We do not know when A or B will be released, if it's authentic, or anything about a particular release, and we most likely do not care. Do not ask.
Keep these things in mind when asking for help:
  • We are not interested in your user name. Paste a link to your stuff if you want us to do something with it.
  • Provide as many details as possible. If you are having trouble submitting any kind of entry, we want to know everything about you and what (except any passwords) you supply to the form in question.
You need to be logged in to use the chatbox.
[Sticky] <Nyaa> We will of course be playing Star Citizen. If you have a game package with alpha access, you can join our piracy and smuggling efforts right here. See you in the 'verse!
[04-18, 22:54 UTC] <nks> AGE 720p IS OUT!!!
[04-18, 22:54 UTC] <lae> who's RHE?
[04-18, 22:53 UTC] <fafnyr> WRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
[04-18, 22:53 UTC] <kenshinsama> The chat rules aren't that hard to find.
[04-18, 22:48 UTC] <HerbalNekoTea> What are the chat specific rules ? If i remember, not blasting X or asking for seed or when x anime will be release. (or it was IRC)
[04-18, 22:30 UTC] <Kawaii!!> Oh hi.
[04-18, 22:30 UTC] <[FALSE]> Avdol Did Nothing Wrong
[04-18, 22:04 UTC] <pac2m43> 720p rules >_<
[04-18, 22:01 UTC] <MoeRaws> f**k...:/
[04-18, 22:01 UTC] <MoeRaws> who impersonate me?
[04-18, 21:59 UTC] <Abunja> That said, no encoding discussions. You'll feel the wrath of the god mod RHE lol
[04-18, 21:55 UTC] <hyenafansubitalia> hello everyone!
[04-18, 21:40 UTC] <Memories.> If HorribleSubs doesn't sub, then why do they have "Subs" in their name? Check. Mate.
[04-18, 21:18 UTC] <Usome> el_loko_176 google it, or look for in crunchyroll...
[04-18, 20:45 UTC] <el_loko_176> when there going to release the new chapter of fairy tail
[04-18, 20:42 UTC] <cyberpunk1788> HAVE TO HAVES
[04-18, 20:39 UTC] <nobuyuki26> i want pussy right now!!!
[04-18, 20:33 UTC] <Senfu> 3spooky5me
[04-18, 20:22 UTC] <NCODS> Good night OUPS xd
[04-18, 20:22 UTC] <NCODS> Sorry...and goonightxd...
[04-18, 20:21 UTC] <NCODS> Olivier Cervantès AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WAKANIM AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
[04-18, 20:20 UTC] <el_loko_176> when is available the raw of fairy tail?
[04-18, 20:15 UTC] <Seeder> @PrincessRailgun how can I trust myself ? what's the steps to be one of trusts members ?
[04-18, 20:11 UTC] <stinky> If I read the site correctly, I beleive the Lupin vs conan movie to be BD released on june 4, Or April 6. Cant remember what day and month look like in Japanese.
[04-18, 20:09 UTC] <stinky> All that I've noticed is in BD encodes, comparing 720 to 1080, that the 720p encodes have more detail. The 1080 seems to smooth the details out more. There is a subtle blockiness to the 720 that shows more detail. Of course like someone said, might be dependent on settings.
[04-18, 20:07 UTC] <HiddenFlat> ㅇㅅㅇ
[04-18, 20:06 UTC] <stinky> Wow they are permitting us lowly peons to post now!?!?! Thanks!
[04-18, 20:04 UTC] <kira1985> so an anything goes chat
[04-18, 20:04 UTC] <HerbalNekoTea> Personnaly, i prefer 8bit encode because they are light and 1080p can run on any dual core android device or lowend pc. I personaly think if your screen don't fit more than 720p, it is not worth the bandwidth and space for 1080p.
[04-18, 20:02 UTC] <PrincessRailgun> trust yourself
[04-18, 19:57 UTC] <Seeder> Guys , I want to be a trust on nyaa , how ?
[04-18, 19:54 UTC] <OnDeed> MrNobodyWTB, in principle 1080p would be better, yeah. But in reality it depends on lots of things - source quality, bitrate used, filtering used, the encoder being or not being a clueless berk/asshole...
[04-18, 19:51 UTC] <ktz> 99% of the time, 1080 is an upscale; there's no point.
[04-18, 19:43 UTC] <RinaChan> woah! this is a surprise attack to me 0.0 didnt know the chat is back xD
[04-18, 19:41 UTC] <MrNobodyWTB> Not trying to invoke an arguement here, I just want honest opinions. Even if you're using a HTPC capable of decoding 10bit fine, wouldn't 1080p 8bit still look better than 720p 10 bit? (trying to save bandwidth by not downloading both and just want people's opinions)
[04-18, 19:37 UTC] <chocolatecornet> mushishi s2 = AOTS
[04-18, 19:33 UTC] <ivoyko> Memories... each show less Arc-V D:
[04-18, 19:32 UTC] <Jospy8> Holi
[04-18, 19:21 UTC] <greenanon> So this is the chat?
[04-18, 19:17 UTC] <Arkasia> horriblesubs is so fast because they don't sub. They rip.
[04-18, 19:16 UTC] <I Swear Im Not Gay> Mekakucity is saturdays
[04-18, 19:06 UTC] <xKinqdom> fuck the new comment system
[04-18, 18:51 UTC] <acookie> hi~
[04-18, 18:46 UTC] <Asad> on what day does mekakucity releases?
[04-18, 18:40 UTC] <Memories.> HorribleSubs are my favorite sub group, they do every show :D and so faster than others...
[04-18, 18:39 UTC] <Eroyume> @R3dNaz Most will use computers for work/school on a daily basis. The same cannot be said of aeronautics. Simply not knowing something doesn't make one an idiot, but being willfully ignorant and uninquisitive does.
[04-18, 18:22 UTC] <Abunja> Nothing unusual happenings here. Back to sleep for me then.
[04-18, 18:15 UTC] <Soran-Ibrahim> Sup Seizhan ( • ̀ω•́ )
[04-18, 18:13 UTC] <Laikered Matter> How rude
[04-18, 18:08 UTC] <R3dNaz> because not knowing something is equals being an idiot, amirite baka? true idiot logic. I wonder if you know how to fly a jet, oh you don't? you idiot.
[04-18, 18:04 UTC] <Laikered Matter> ....
[04-18, 18:01 UTC] <HerbalNekoTea> Deadfish are encoder, they convert the best version of each anime to 8bit mp4 for your cellphone or lowend device.
[04-18, 17:59 UTC] <Seiya_L> Chewi105, Deadfish make hardsub videos, not sub
[04-18, 17:56 UTC] <aers> So not at all?
[04-18, 17:53 UTC] <Chewi105> Deadfish are subbers in the sense that HS are subbers
[04-18, 17:52 UTC] <Seizhan> hi Soran. =)))
[04-18, 17:48 UTC] <baka²> idiots will be idiots
[04-18, 17:46 UTC] <Memories.> >Deadfish not subbers / Why you gotta be a hater like that man. They've never made a tl error, they've never made bad typesetting, etc
[04-18, 17:46 UTC] <Hexagonal> Uhmm ....*cough*
[04-18, 17:39 UTC] <HerbalNekoTea> Because they are users, not a true IT like the Linuxian. XD
[04-18, 17:37 UTC] <Soran-Ibrahim> > Dual Encodes
[04-18, 17:30 UTC] <Koahku> Why are apple users so dum?
[04-18, 17:30 UTC] <Seiya_L> >Deadfish #1 subbing group of all time. / Deadfish not subbers
[04-18, 17:19 UTC] <Kirby54729> Well, this place is fun in a way too.
[04-18, 17:07 UTC] <Zatheyll> @Sir Fluffykins, Oh my. I was confused at how a video could be 20kb in size, but him trying to play a .torrent explains it. I have no words.
[04-18, 17:03 UTC] <[TRVE]> >Apple
[04-18, 17:02 UTC] <Memories.> @Zatheyll think of it as a containment chamber, keeps the shit out of the other places :)
[04-18, 17:01 UTC] <Sir Fluffykins> @deanzel. Are you sure they're videos and not the torrent files you need to load into a torrent program to download the torrents?
[04-18, 17:01 UTC] <That Guy Who Seeds> <Kikusui> thanks man, I completely missed break blade coming out
[04-18, 16:59 UTC] <Zatheyll> I'm starting to see why this was turned off for so long.
[04-18, 16:55 UTC] <deanzel> Hey guys I'm new and I can't get these videos to play on my new Apple iBook. Why are they all like 20kb (??) in size when the descriptions say something different? I'm so confused. HALP.
[04-18, 16:54 UTC] <Memories.> "Dual Encodes" ? You wot mate?
[04-18, 16:54 UTC] <karambia> Congrats.. you all have no life!
[04-18, 16:50 UTC] <Sir Fluffykins> Dual Encodes. Lagrange Season 2? Little Busters season 2? Proper sync'd encode of Nyan Koi and Rideback? 1080 dual encode of Robotics Notes? AKB0048 season 2? Psycho Pass in HD and dual? So many shows without encodes.
[04-18, 16:49 UTC] <Lodarky> I was wondering how the Cake has exceptionally Pink colour ?!
[04-18, 16:48 UTC] <NeVe12p4wNeD> <aers> Yay~ I'm glad I'm one.
[04-18, 16:46 UTC] <citizeninsane89> @kirara you killjoy
[04-18, 16:39 UTC] <SomeRandomLurker> hello world
[04-18, 16:27 UTC] <Kirara> for funsies
[04-18, 16:26 UTC] <TsundereBrokenScene> why are we talking about that? ._.
[04-18, 16:23 UTC] <Kirara> Rape is pretty uncommon in prisons, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that only about 2% of inmates in federal or state prisons and 1.7% of inmates in jails report being raped, a statistic which has been found in numerous samples by third party researchers as well
[04-18, 16:19 UTC] <Leeu> shit, gonna get assraped in prison then
[04-18, 16:19 UTC] <Memories.> Do YOU or someone you love watch ANIME? Go to https://tips.fbi.gov/ and keep the community a better, safer place.
[04-18, 16:18 UTC] <TsundereBrokenScene> loool. no. you´re just like me when i was working for the city´s office. XD
[04-18, 16:17 UTC] <aers> If you watch anime, you are a criminal
[04-18, 16:17 UTC] <big1sofun> i watch a lot of anime at work (on slow days)
[04-18, 16:17 UTC] <big1sofun> no clue i just download wich ever ones comes out with the subbed episode first xD
[04-18, 16:16 UTC] <Memories.> deadfish is red, that's like being blue, except even better RiGHT?
[04-18, 16:15 UTC] <TsundereBrokenScene> eraser, don´t be some wiener. :D
[04-18, 16:15 UTC] <R3dNaz> you do know that deadfish just take horriblesubs subtitles, which are taken from crunchyroll originally?
[04-18, 16:15 UTC] <TsundereBrokenScene> hehe. :3 coolio. wanna have the time to watch that many animes *_* btw.: does anybody know wether the real life kenshin film was uploaded here?
[04-18, 16:14 UTC] <eraser> No one cares.
[04-18, 16:12 UTC] <big1sofun> i watch deadfish or horriblesub
[04-18, 16:11 UTC] <big1sofun> my current watch list is nisekoi,nobunaga the fool,akuma no riddle,atelier escha & logy,black bullet,blade & soul,bokura wa minna kawaisou,break blade,captain earth,gochuumon wa usagi desu ka fuuun ishin dai shogun, seikoku no dragonar, soul eater not!,mekakucity actors,mahouka koukou no rettousei, mahou shoujo taisen, kenzen robo daimidaler kamigami no asobi, hitsugi no chaika, gokukoku no brynhildr
[04-18, 16:09 UTC] <Memories.> Deadfish #1 subbing group of all time
[04-18, 16:08 UTC] <bakasugoi> @kikusui ... deafish is a re-encoding group, not a fansub.
[04-18, 16:07 UTC] <[TRVE]> Mushishi and Ping Pong. Knights of Sidonia looked mildly interesting, too. Fuck the rest.
[04-18, 16:06 UTC] <Kikusui> <That Guy Who Seeds> I saw (Deadfish) releasing the first two episodes.
[04-18, 16:05 UTC] <big1sofun> currently watching black bullet