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.

Orange 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 being displayed in lists 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 site 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:

The IRC channel is only for site support.

Read this to avoid getting banned:
  • Requests are not allowed. We only manage the site; we do not necessarily have the material you want on hand.
  • We do not know when A or B will be released, if it's authentic, or anything about a particular release. Do not ask.
  • XDCC, similar services, and their triggers are not allowed.
  • 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.
Keep these things in mind when asking for help:
  • We are not interested in your user name. Paste a link to your account 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.
[Omnicat] <Nyaa> Shh, no tears. Only dreams now.
[Omnicat] <Nyaa> We will of course be playing Star Citizen. If you have a game package with alpha access, you can join our subversion efforts right here. See you in the 'verse!
[Sticky] <Daiz> It's all over. This is the end.
[Sticky] <furzee> This website has been sold to the japanese government, data purging will begin in 24 hours from now. RIP NT.
[Sticky] <herkz> rip nt
[08-01, 09:45] <NeVe12p4wNeD> I'll just...go sulk in here and here...
[08-01, 09:45] <NotSoYans> Also concerning "you shouldn't call a racial slur "a silly world."" - I hope you do realize that pretty much any word can have an offensive connotation if used in a right way.
[08-01, 09:43] <NeVe12p4wNeD> This is the end~~
[08-01, 09:42] <NotSoYans> Mojo-x - first of all, I don't condone racism because I simply see no point in it. Second, while it may have been a.. emm.. "bad" word some time in the past I honestly had forgotten about that meaning ever since I learned it. You know why? Because no one in real life situation ever uses it anymore. On the other hand "chink" is widely known and AFAIK it has no other meanings. Besides this is the fucking internet, what you are doing is like trying to prevent someone from swearing on the internet. But because you apparently are black I guess you won that one.
[08-01, 09:38] <KingBumi> obviously not, dont be an idiot. lel
[08-01, 09:34] <Gamec0re> is this even real ?
[08-01, 09:33] <jesujej> you just get banned doe
[08-01, 09:30] <FatAutist> so is everyone going back to circlejerking on IRC now that nyaa is ded
[08-01, 09:29] <HorribleScans> RIP in pieces Nyaa ;_;7
[08-01, 09:25] <Tomonori> I'm sitting here hoping that this is only a troll post by NT :/
[08-01, 09:22] <MoJo-X> Well it looks like I fucked that up pretty bad. I meant to say, "you shouldn't call a racial slur "a silly world.""
[08-01, 09:21] <Mikasa> GG nya
[08-01, 09:21] <MoJo-X> shouldn't say*
[08-01, 09:21] <MoJo-X> Actually I am African American, so your point? And you shouldn't a racial slur a "silly word". So are you going to say that a Chinese person shouldn't rage over the world "chink" when they say it? Come on man, you're smarter than that.
[08-01, 09:14] <NotSoYans> Mojo-x, you do understand that by being butthurt you are basically asking them to.. emm.. "troll" you? Because unless you where alive in the 70s and are of African descent I see no reason for you to rage over such silly word which, by the way, makes way more sense as a term for a spy.
[08-01, 09:14] <ryota_hasegawa> http://mbspro4.uic.to/user/192427.html  True that open "Neo Nyaa" soon?
[08-01, 09:12] <nekomahjong> Is this August Fool?
[08-01, 09:08] <Razeth> herkz please... furzee please... Daiz please...
[08-01, 09:08] <MoJo-X> NotSoYans: You can look them up if you want. Even though the trolling level is over 9000, that shouldn't be discussed here. Go and troll yourself by looking them up, lol.
[08-01, 09:07] <hazardous> Nyaa wont shut down. if worse happens, ark it. https://arkos.io/
[08-01, 09:05] <NotSoYans> I guess mods where bored enough to decide to troll the chatbox.. Ehh.. whatever. At the very least it's a bit livelier in here right now. Oh, and on related note - spook seems to be one of the stupidest racial slurs ever. Is there any more stupid ones out there?
[08-01, 09:01] <(⌐■_■)> i guess i`ll have to rely on TPB, kickass torrent and isohunt for my animes from now on......
[08-01, 09:00] <Millhiore-Hime> Nyaa will shut down? srsly? are you going back with new site such as meow.se, or miauw.se? or perhaps change the pace with wang.se?
[08-01, 08:50] <MoJo-X> josfs: Below -9000.* That stinky fucked-up-the-assclown is solid proof of that. And the troll train continues.
[08-01, 08:47] <Zatheyll> CAD*
[08-01, 08:45] <dzn018> щ(ºДºщ)
[08-01, 08:44] <Zatheyll> Why people think that a government sending out COD orders would "buy" it instead of just shut it down blows me away.
[08-01, 08:42] <jofs> @MoJo-X: Average IQ is over -9000
[08-01, 08:39] <Y1kes> Is this guy serious? #580178
[08-01, 08:37] <Avi1140> The answer why FFF is down is on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FFFansubs?fref=ts
[08-01, 08:28] <Avi1140> Why people troll It's BS though I don't know why FFF is down
[08-01, 08:28] <Petey> I wish it was true so I could get away from this destructive hobby.
[08-01, 08:27] <I got DUBS> where were u when nyaa was kill¿
[08-01, 08:25] <Chaoss> you guys must be dumb enough if you believe that sticky notice.
[08-01, 08:20] <sarachikorita> Go ahead and scare the idiots, it's the marginally insane ones to worry about :P
[08-01, 08:12] <MoJo-X> Average QI is over 9000. If you mean IQ, then I have no idea.
[08-01, 08:10] <Koahku> I wonder what's the average QI of this chatbox.
[08-01, 08:07] <Avi1140> From what I know they will just block the websites that is on their list in THEIR country but if your outside then this will still be accessable and working
[08-01, 08:05] <TheCatWalk> fff actually is down...check their fb for info!! rail wars five came out so wtf??
[08-01, 08:05] <xell17> hau~
[08-01, 07:57] <hazeljungle> Trolls stop your trolling, you're scaring the dumb ones. Nyaa won't go down. It's too cool for that.
[08-01, 07:56] <sarachikorita> 2 words: "southern strategy".
[08-01, 07:56] <qashairy> [FFF] site is down already.
[08-01, 07:54] <lukinetto> R.I.P. Nyaa.. You were my best friend..
[08-01, 07:50] <Darrous> The end is near
[08-01, 07:50] <kingtqi> OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!!!!
[08-01, 07:48] <TheCatWalk> i hope nothing will happen..but the japs aint that stupid. they SHOULD have something up their sleeves i guess...and if china actually agrees to help them (some secret deals maybe) the its all over
[08-01, 07:35] <MoJo-X> Well it looks like the conservative is still going full fucktard. U mad bro? :3
[08-01, 07:34] <hazardous> to be serious, nothing will happen period!
[08-01, 07:34] <jofs> live long and prosper
[08-01, 07:34] <stinky> Democrats were all old KKK southern homeboys who wanted to keep blacks slaves. REpublicans are the ones who fought and frred them . Fuckyou you nazi revisionst commie libtard. Children please learn from this. This is all Commitard libs ever do in politics. And they are never wrong!!
[08-01, 07:33] <hazardous> shit
[08-01, 07:32] <hazardous> whati
[08-01, 07:30] <hazardous> spock will deal with them
[08-01, 07:26] <stinky> Spook!!!!! The Cia Spooks are listening!!! They are capturing your keystrokes!!! Do you understand yet maggot shit calling Libtard!?!?!
[08-01, 07:25] <stinky> I sont bother correcting my spelling for shithell like you, caus u are a libtard assclown who is morally superior to everyone on earth.
[08-01, 07:23] <stinky> Raving libtard rants on!!! Osama Obama is your god!!! I heard he sucks off John Baynor or Baynor him. One again do you, or can you even register that "spook" is also a word for a spy, or intelligence gatherer. One a gain you knee jeek libtard assclown, plays the jewbaiting race card to sound like you are some moral superior. Children pay attention here. Don;t be a raving commie Libtard like Mojo Nixon.
[08-01, 07:11] <sillybean> well then....let's stroll in the troll
[08-01, 07:01] <dub> TFW people worried that NT is going to be shut down when it's hosted in the same area as TPB. TOP LEL
[08-01, 07:00] <hazardous> if y'all make same wish, it will come true. Nyaa will not shut in 24 hours. majority rules. ;)
[08-01, 06:59] <allelujahhaptism> that's the best part of no timestamps for stickies, it's never 24 hours from now, it's always now
[08-01, 06:59] <Horuhe-kun> notice*
[08-01, 06:59] <Horuhe-kun> :v I think NT is just trolling with the sticky noticw
[08-01, 06:58] <hazardous> i collected dragon balls. make your wish Now! http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/5/57719/1114013-dragon6.jpeg
[08-01, 06:55] <ratzzo> well, it says 24 hours from now but when exactly is now?
[08-01, 06:49] <TheCatWalk> this is the japs 2nd biggest international screwup since pearl harbor....god i am hating them now sooo damn much
[08-01, 06:44] <anime90> hey guys, you're not serious are you?
[08-01, 06:22] <amegun> what?
[08-01, 06:18] <MoJo-X> To everyone: this is what happens when the internet is plagued by assfucks who can't write for shit like stinky. Now have a nice ride on the Troll Train sponsored by NT. =P
[08-01, 06:16] <TheCatWalk> KILL ME NOOOW!!!!
[08-01, 06:16] <MoJo-X> And don't tell me that your shitarded ass didn't know that spook was a racial slur, you faggotry infested assclown.
[08-01, 06:14] <MoJo-X> Okay, now you just went full conservative fucktard, thus proving that your intelligence is that of a cat fart that was raped buy your wife, oh, I mean sister. So sit down and have a glass of your dogs jizz that you love so much. Happy now? :3
[08-01, 06:13] <sarachikorita> It IS autism. And even I, a textbook aspie, can figure out what's going on.
[08-01, 06:10] <hazardous> so everyone rioting on streets in japan?
[08-01, 06:06] <stinky> Knee jerk libtard trollin whore!!! Did you know the spooks at the NSA are reading all this??? They are laughing at your ignorance!!!
[08-01, 06:03] <stinky> Mojo x you are just a two year old jew baiting troll, who can't understand that I did not mean it as a slur. Libtard, they will ove your ass in college. The "spooks" in my dream were white!!! Moron!!
[08-01, 05:52] <bibokun> احيييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييييه
[08-01, 05:48] <Horuhe-kun> Ok, so...let's make a massive suicide. Yay!
[08-01, 05:48] <Genki-Girl24> Is this the new meta?
[08-01, 05:42] <Stefanus_E> This is the end of the universe
[08-01, 05:37] <Horuhe-kun> Yeah man, they'll tentacle rape this site.
[08-01, 05:36] <MasahiroKun> hmmmm is Japanese government buy this site?
[08-01, 05:32] <Mega> ke
[08-01, 05:32] <Frederick888> Putting aside the high price of servers in China, it may be a nice choice ლ(╹◡╹ლ)
[08-01, 05:30] <Horuhe-kun> Move this site to Mexico, no shit is given about piracy in there :v
[08-01, 05:28] <gravediggernalk> All this autism in the chatbox is kinda scary; It's almost like some of you actually believe something is going to happen
[08-01, 05:28] <Proxi> Please don't shut this down! D: T^T :( ... This site is like, half of my life.
[08-01, 05:23] <AChannelSideB> Move the Website to China, and China would be like, "Fuck you Japan, we hate you anyways"
[08-01, 05:22] <Frederick888> They have to gain the support of the local government if they want to close it by force. Even so, NT can just copy all data to another server in another country (this is what happened to pirate bay
[08-01, 05:19] <Horuhe-kun> OMG! That sounds serious...
[08-01, 05:18] <lifebaka> They'll shoot it with the tentacle cannon, Horuhe-kun. Nyaa won't be able to move after the tentacle cannon finishes (repeatedly, all over).
[08-01, 05:16] <Horuhe-kun> Wait but....Nyaa Torrents is not hosted in Japan, can they shut it down anyway?
[08-01, 05:13] <svm> NT it's over? really?
[08-01, 05:12] <Frederick888> "buy" it
[08-01, 05:11] <Frederick888> ↓ I don't really believe it. If the Jap goven's going 2 kill nyaa, they should do this in a "legal" way but not "but" it