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 or source resolution, whichever is lower.
  • TV source video is by default limited to 1440x1080p. The BS11, BS-NTV, NHK-BS Premium, 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:
  • Do not sit around if you do not need site support unless you have voice/+ access.
  • 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> Reminder: Any Facebook/Twitter/social media/etc. account that tries to look like an official NyaaTorrents account is fake. NT itself and #NyaaTorrents@irc.rizon.net are the only official communication channels.
[Omnicat] <Nyaa> We will of course be playing Star Citizen. If you have a game package, you can join our subversion efforts right here. See you in the 'verse!
[10-24, 08:05] <axel christopher> coeg
[10-24, 07:31] <Denkoko> Your memes end here! It's time for Jack, to let 'er RIP *guitar riff*
[10-24, 07:22] <shaddrag> It needs memes.
[10-24, 06:56] <Rin2K> It's just plain awful. I don't think it really deserves nice subs.
[10-24, 06:33] <Denkoko> if it gets good feedback I'll dl
[10-24, 06:31] <Tenkuu> Only Commie picked up Tamako.
[10-24, 06:30] <Samo8412> My version was fairly decent if you gave it a look, but the others will surely be better. Go with them.
[10-24, 06:20] <Denkoko> any minute now
[10-24, 06:17] <Onionion> Where is my Watamote OAD?
[10-24, 06:11] <fibre> No idea of it's quality, though.
[10-24, 06:10] <fibre> JnMBS just released a translation.
[10-24, 05:43] <Denkoko> I don't think Tamako Love Story will ever get non-google subs, did anyone pick it up?
[10-24, 05:33] <desudesusu> Who's Oshino Meme?
[10-24, 05:31] <junh1024> Tamako market from [SAMO] is probably the same googlefished subs.
[10-24, 05:27] <Denkoko> Ginmeme-a is a good meme show?
[10-24, 04:38] <Artemix> Gintama is a memeshow for memes.
[10-24, 04:13] <jesus11> @sillybean: according to Wikipedia, from Richard Dawkins' 1976 book "The Selfish Gene"
[10-24, 04:09] <Denkoko> I think knowyourmeme invented it. After all, they are meme masters.
[10-24, 03:56] <sillybean> where the "memes"'s word comes from ?
[10-24, 03:48] <Rin2K> L I F E I S N O T H I N G B U T A B I G M E M E .
[10-24, 03:24] <Stinky Cheez> Pretty much ANY anime is a fucking "memeshow". Find a better word.
[10-24, 03:14] <Robert Franklin> assclass?
[10-24, 02:34] <Rin2K> M E M E S .
[10-24, 02:34] <sarachikorita> Like Lucky Star?
[10-24, 02:32] <NoobSubs> It's a show about memes.
[10-24, 02:27] <Denkoko> What the fuck is a memeshow? Like what does that even mean?
[10-24, 02:24] <HerbalNekoTea> When will there be a real fansubs of Tamako nstead of some smartass trying to sub something they don't understand.
[10-24, 01:59] <shaddrag> Having pun, are we?
[10-24, 01:57] <Rin2K> Sadly, no .ass there.
[10-24, 01:40] <shaddrag> That's a great abbreviation.
[10-24, 01:35] <Senzura> Also reminder to read assclass before it becomes the next big memeshow
[10-24, 01:34] <Senzura> >there are literally people still watching SAO
[10-24, 01:11] <shaddrag> herkz I hope outrageous OP typesetting is why SAO II 15 is taking this long :P Whoops and just saw the post on your site.
[10-24, 01:09] <herkz> it was shitty quality
[10-24, 01:07] <HerbalNekoTea> Hey guys, i saw on AnimeTosho some sub for Tamako market from [SAMO], was there an upload on nyaa here and it was removed for shitty quality or it was only uploaded on external website ?
[10-23, 23:33] <chuckk> ayy lmao
[10-23, 23:01] <sarachikorita> !
[10-23, 22:30] <SneakiestNEG> Havent seen advertising in months. But I do turn of adblock on Nyaa.
[10-23, 22:29] <SneakiestNEG> I use adblock edge, do not track, ghostery, disconnect, https everywhere and a cookie killer. I am amazed how half of a webpage turns blank.
[10-23, 22:28] <arvon2> Why are you negros so gay?
[10-23, 22:04] <Rin2K> B-but it's Nozaki-sensei. Nozaki-sensei can't be wrong :((
[10-23, 21:52] <shaddrag> Oh well
[10-23, 21:48] <Rin2K> I knew this picture would come in handy –– http://i.imgur.com/BMIhqlr.jpg
[10-23, 21:28] <MisterDonut> ouch
[10-23, 21:23] <Prazision> Try not to cut yourself on that edge
[10-23, 21:14] <[TRVE]> Well, it's a given that shiteaters enjoy eating shit.
[10-23, 20:37] <shaddrag> Amen.
[10-23, 20:20] <Yuyu> thx jesus
[10-23, 19:53] <jesus11> @MisterDonut: NS=Naruto Shippuden
[10-23, 19:52] <shaddrag> Nardo Shoepudamn, and no, it's not shit to those who follow and enjoy it.
[10-23, 19:25] <MisterDonut> i hope it isnt shit
[10-23, 19:25] <MisterDonut> what is NS?
[10-23, 19:11] <shaddrag> NS coming soon, Senfu ;D Uploading to seedbox currently.
[10-23, 18:23] <[TRVE]> Reread the first sentence.
[10-23, 18:14] <Kips> i dont see a reason to use adblock on any site ever outside of ones you trust, theres some scummy shit you can get from ads alone
[10-23, 18:09] <paulo27ms> Who doesn't use ad block nowadays?
[10-23, 17:57] <[TRVE]> Read that, Nyaa? Let him in on the profits ASAP.
[10-23, 17:48] <Senzura> In turn, the site gets ad revenue. Its thanks to ,e that nyaa exists
[10-23, 17:47] <Senfu> Shaddrag any ETA on NS? °C°
[10-23, 17:47] <Senzura> posts likr mine are the kind that keep you coming here rather than setting up an RSS feed
[10-23, 17:40] <[TRVE]> Have fun being recognised everywhere as an idiot.
[10-23, 17:39] <Senzura> stay mad vanillaposter
[10-23, 17:37] <[TRVE]> That's not something to be proud of.
[10-23, 17:37] <Senzura> scratch that 5 times I am the meme master
[10-23, 17:33] <Senzura> Ive only made like 5 comments and Ive been featured twice step it up
[10-23, 17:27] <c933103> question: anyone know is there a place on internet streaming MBS now?
[10-23, 17:11] <riko_eh> Hi
[10-23, 16:21] <[TRVE]> Not herkz, but yes, it does.
[10-23, 15:58] <Abunja> BTW herkz, does comments also apply on torrent comments?
[10-23, 15:30] <nataku411> These chinese cartoons are pretty rad
[10-23, 15:30] <vivan> it's your right hand
[10-23, 15:29] <Jigoku> What's a gf?
[10-23, 15:24] <hazardous> it means when your gf slams a book in your face.
[10-23, 15:19] <Jigoku> What's a facebook?
[10-23, 15:05] <nitekatt> I don't have a Twitter page, but I do care much for twats.
[10-23, 14:56] <shaddrag> I have a Twitter page, but I don't care much for twits.
[10-23, 14:33] <Abunja> Good for you, shaddrag. It probably feels good to be trending even without a Twitter page.
[10-23, 14:32] <paulo27ms> Not sure if that's bad or good.
[10-23, 14:32] <paulo27ms> >tfw never saw my comment on NyaaComments.txt
[10-23, 14:29] <supernut64> sometimes i put sugar on my nuts and finger my cat XD
[10-23, 14:28] <shaddrag> I'm famous!
[10-23, 14:26] <Abunja> Oh, so its a good thing. Has my comment ever went there?
[10-23, 14:24] <herkz> it exists to shame bad commenters into no longer commenting. in theory.
[10-23, 14:23] <Abunja> But what is NyaaComments.txt on Twitter?
[10-23, 14:13] <hazardous> we got one kitten at home. he often goes hyper when playing XD
[10-23, 13:56] <MiT> DAISUKI
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>       /ヽ__/ヽ
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>     /       \
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>    / _ノ  ヽ_   ヽ
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>    | ●   ●    |
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>    |  (_人_)    /
[10-23, 13:35] <Nyaa>     \        /
[10-23, 13:29] <Ponylover> Do you like cats, Nyaa?
[10-23, 13:07] <Senfu> Nyaa get twitter ya scrub
[10-23, 12:56] <hazardous> MAG vs Pirates. does that mean more ddos>
[10-23, 12:43] <paulo27ms> That picture is so cancerous, holy shit.
[10-23, 11:44] <SneakiestNEG> An American once told me piracy is stealing and stealing is wrong. I am sure the Cherokee agree.
[10-23, 11:24] <MisterDonut> do you need memes?