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:
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  • 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.
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[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!
[07-24, 14:02] <Comet> what? http://puu.sh/ap7Zj/e965fb8657.png
[07-24, 13:24] <[TRVE]> None of those are even remotely like Umineko, hazardous. Not a single title you listed.
[07-24, 12:42] <nicky_008> Damn, I've still sick in Kancolle, forgot reading the latest volume of Durarara. Btw, new S2 is (slowly) coming soon...
[07-24, 11:11] <nozdrum> how do you firce full sceen in touhou sky arena? #330252 I tried everything I could :(
[07-24, 11:10] <nozdrum> maybe no seeds? try ddl from df website
[07-24, 10:31] <Demandred> anybody got a clue why i cant dl Deadfish torrents but all others work fine?
[07-24, 10:19] <nozdrum> tabun
[07-24, 10:16] <nozdrum> so you can download .txt and rename to .torrent
[07-24, 10:16] <nozdrum> txt button? that's for people who have connection filters, like schools and such they don't allow downloading .torrent files
[07-24, 09:45] <lastpromises> What containg?
[07-24, 09:44] <lastpromises> for what is the button next nest Download?
[07-24, 09:43] <nozdrum> anyone knows how to set full screen mode in touhou sky arena?
[07-24, 09:30] <guest-again> lol tokko
[07-24, 08:54] <hazardous> there's also planetes, pumpkin scissors, rainbow nisha, solty rei, speed grapher, tokko
[07-24, 08:53] <hazardous> did you watched this too? black lagoon, busou renkin, gungrave, canaan, fantastic children, scryed, gun x sword, mars daybreak, xamd
[07-24, 08:09] <Profuse> I already watched Baccano :( It's the one with immortal people right?
[07-24, 08:08] <DmonHiro> Try Baccano. It's not exatcly like Umineko, but since you're seen Higurashi, it's pretty close, and good IMO. It's not told linearly, it jumps around different time periods.
[07-24, 08:07] <Profuse> I have that too downloaded the1920x1080 one but never watched it, I got to as far as the part a black guy passing out flyers. Plot didn't seem to make sense
[07-24, 08:05] <jofs> @Profuse: What about "Durarara!!"? One of my favorite shows
[07-24, 07:52] <Profuse> I watched ALL of that ALL of that
[07-24, 07:42] <hazardous> try Book of Bantorra, Higurashi, Dantalian no Shoka, Pandora Hearts
[07-24, 07:35] <Profuse> but hey Dmon do you know any animes like Umineko no Naku Koro ni?
[07-24, 07:34] <Profuse> Thanks Dmon I had that one for awhile but never watched it, I'll watch one ep and see if it's good
[07-24, 07:32] <DmonHiro> It's not as good as Gosick, but you could try Kamisama No Memochou.
[07-24, 07:30] <Yukina Himeragi> Any idea why elysium stopped subbing ?
[07-24, 07:30] <Profuse> Jofs I already watched that one, it's one of my favorite I love mystery animes.
[07-24, 07:10] <jofs> @Profuse: Gosick
[07-24, 07:03] <Profuse> something which you can watch for like hours until you fall asleep. Throw me some suggestion thanks.
[07-24, 07:02] <Profuse> I'm so stressed out, I'm spending money I don't have but no choice. Anyone know some good non slice of life or comedy anime to unwind to but nothing with too much action or extreme
[07-24, 06:36] <sarachikorita> Oldest anime I've seen is from 1971
[07-24, 05:36] <Mayobe> Jinseiiiiiiiiii.................
[07-24, 05:34] <meow> a show that you havent watch will be NEW to you........
[07-24, 05:29] <iceaco> 10? make it 20 for me. was just watching patlabor and youre under arrest the other day. and was just downloading iczer.. almost 30..
[07-24, 05:09] <sarachikorita> To some people anything more than a couple weeks ago is "old". To me, even stuff from 10 years ago isn't "old" yet.
[07-24, 04:58] <Big McLargehuge> >old
[07-24, 04:58] <Big McLargehuge> >oreimo2
[07-24, 04:46] <Dano> And Oreimo s2 sucked hard
[07-24, 04:13] <capmalice> I dont generally have trouble getting older series. If it has no seeds, it's because it sucked
[07-24, 03:43] <candicedgy> if only we were neighbors.. you could just lend me your copy of the season 2. X3
[07-24, 02:36] <Demandred> it could have been ended any number of ways, the way they chose blows
[07-24, 02:34] <Demandred> the last ep really sucks tho
[07-24, 02:34] <Demandred> too bad i dont upload, i have both seasons archived
[07-24, 02:28] <candicedgy> oreimo s2's taking too long to download. no seeders. sucks to want to watch old anime series'..
[07-24, 02:21] <Demandred> kinda pissing me off cause there are torrents that i wanna watch!
[07-24, 02:20] <Demandred> anybody know why when i try to dl a torrent by [Dead Fish] it starts to dl then resets itself over and over again?and its only deadfish, other torrents dl fine...
[07-24, 02:04] <Senfu> And will do the OST for Xenoblade Chronicle X, fuck yes
[07-24, 02:04] <Senfu> Idc he's still amazing
[07-24, 01:05] <guest-again> snk is his only ost that deviates from the pattern
[07-24, 01:05] <guest-again> sawano would be better if his music didnt all sound the same
[07-24, 00:52] <opabato9000> sawano's ok, not great, he's overhyped as fuck
[07-24, 00:18] <Hoshizora> yuyu where is my vol II of Aikatsu 2
[07-23, 23:53] <Senfu> Aldnoah OST tho... Hiroyuki Sawano is a true god
[07-23, 23:16] <iceaco> Hmm I don't find much interesting shows on weekdays this season.. Welp at least I'll use the weekdays to catch up.
[07-23, 23:12] <aers> Aikatsu isn't even delayed what
[07-23, 23:12] <Dano> Speak for yourself, I judge anyone and everyone.
[07-23, 22:50] <lifebaka> It's all right, herkz. We all have guilty pleasures. We don't judge you.
[07-23, 22:14] <herkz> i dont watch aikatsu i was just messing with yuyu
[07-23, 22:13] <polarwindz> Hey Guys, i am finally back to transcoding, been so pissed at my potato of a computer lol
[07-23, 22:11] <XavierSylfaen> also, a solution to aikatsu being delayed: stop watching aidolshit, problem solved
[07-23, 22:10] <XavierSylfaen> k, thanks
[07-23, 22:03] <herkz> probably soon, yeah
[07-23, 21:57] <darkfire68> ok thanks but its a little buggy, every field is ok and after upload I only got a poem with: I'm a little teapot,...
[07-23, 21:56] <XavierSylfaen> herkz are you guys going to release Space Dandy 13 within the next few weeks, I want to marathon all of S1 and start on S2
[07-23, 21:54] <herkz> pretty sure "insane quality dragonball" doesn't exist, but yes, anyone can upload
[07-23, 21:54] <darkfire68> can anyone upload torrents? have insane quality dragonball and i want to upload them here
[07-23, 21:46] <herkz> yuyu stop delaying aikatsu
[07-23, 21:43] <Yuyu> no
[07-23, 21:38] <herkz> i at least don't stall things, which i believe puts me above some fansubbers
[07-23, 21:28] <Yuyu> dicks
[07-23, 21:09] <Senfu> Leecher have feelings too, you know
[07-23, 21:08] <astrum> Nah, you're just useless. Best become a fansubber ASAP.
[07-23, 21:06] <pky> And if I'm not a fansubber at all... then I must be immortal?
[07-23, 20:58] <DmonHiro> Why not watch something else, if your episode of choice hasn't come out yet? There are literally thousands of anime episodes out there. Shave you seen them all?
[07-23, 20:52] <Cheesecake Militia> So if I'm a shitty fansubber, does that mean I must have a life? ( ´‿ゝ`)
[07-23, 20:44] <HorribleSubs> herkz are you trying to say you're a good fansubber
[07-23, 20:24] <herkz> everyone knows all the good fansubbers have no life
[07-23, 19:50] <lifebaka> Sometimes, Imouto6969, fansubbers have lives that get in the way of their fansubbing. FFF will get to it when they get to it.
[07-23, 19:50] <Dragons4life> I tough today was Tokyo Ghoul and Terror in Resonance, i was wrong..
[07-23, 19:32] <Imouto6969> Ahhhh where is jinsei!
[07-23, 19:14] <pky> And lolis' love day. Don't forget lolis' love day!
[07-23, 19:03] <BakaYuusha> Saturday and Sunday are the best this season. Wednesday is boy's love day.
[07-23, 18:58] <[TRVE]> What good shows?
[07-23, 18:33] <Dragons4life> So many good shows today
[07-23, 18:18] <krizzern100> Kyahh~
[07-23, 17:47] <MisterDonut> I released Haiyore W too.
[07-23, 17:37] <TheM4gicMan> Actually, no I don't. Just use Final8.
[07-23, 17:36] <TheM4gicMan> Dammit. TenB for the first season. Final8 for the second season. I suggest just sticking with Commie's TV rip for the second season.
[07-23, 17:36] <TheM4gicMan> @nozdrum
[07-23, 16:38] <FUnNshot> wat
[07-23, 16:15] <baka²> them stale jokes though
[07-23, 15:03] <DmonHiro> They don't call it a "raw" because it wasn't cooked properly, you know...
[07-23, 14:24] <qrazed> @giraty: Well, it's a raw for a reason.
[07-23, 14:22] <giraty> My fault for not realised the left side of the torrent :|
[07-23, 14:21] <giraty> ReinForce's Non Non Biyori 1080p BD RIP have no subtitle
[07-23, 14:14] <nozdrum> What groups did the BD version of Nyaruko-san?
[07-23, 13:48] <[TRVE]> >responding to obvious bait
[07-23, 12:29] <sarachikorita> you fail it
[07-23, 12:29] <sarachikorita> >C:\Windows
[07-23, 12:24] <hazardous> that's a nice wallpaper. ;)