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AniDB is a non-profit anime database providing you with all information regarding anime.

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What is AniDB?

AniDB stands for Anime DataBase. AniDB is a non-profit anime database that is open freely to the public. This means that all users have the ability to add or edit information. Although there are many features available to registered users, AniDB's mission has three main objectives:

• AniDB contains information about Japanese animation. Since AniDB is open for everyone, everyone is able to add or edit content. This allows users the freedom to shape AniDB's anime information to become the best it can be. • With AniDB you can create and maintain your own personal anime list called a Mylist. Never again will you have problems with notepad, Excel, Access or whatever programs you previously used in order to maintain a list of what anime you have or haven't seen. There are many tools for AniDB available that automatically generate the list for you. • AniDB contains information about all anime related files floating on the Internet. Users are able to freely add new file information or modify the information of existing files. There are no files available to download or stream from AniDB nor will its staff permit any form of downloading requests, offerings or discussions at AniDB.

AniDB has been shaped and will always be maintained and shaped by registered users and is constantly changing. With your input and feedback, future features and revisions of AniDB will transform to be the most informative anime database on the Internet.

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  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
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Ok, honestly I never understood why AniDB seems to be so underrated. I am guessing the main reason is it's kind of outdated UI.

Ok first of all, maybe because I have been using this site for almost 2 decades, I feel more comfortable in it, rather than any other site. Anime information page are detailed, shows connections to other anime and whatnot and I just love it.

Now though, something that is not as well known. AniDB was is and will always will be #1 site for anime collectors that download their anime and store them in their HDD (for their own reasons). AniDB offers a file rename tool, that scans your files and if the file is added in it's database, it will check the CRC of the file, find which anime/episode it corresponds to and automatically rename the file. Not only that is great because it automates renaming your files, but also it helps in another great way. You can at any time check if yours files are corrupt, as the AniDB rename tool after all checks CRC, so again if the file is in it's database to begin with, you will always know if yours files are corrupt or not.

I love AniDB and I have not enough words to express it!

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Works well as an aid to managing my collection. What I've watched, what I have, What I've deleted, etc. Also well-organized info about everything I might want to know about an anime. Except localization details.

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AniDB has more details of anime related information, including soundtrack, albums, franchise, and many more.

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