Free MyAnimeList Alternatives

    The best free alternative to MyAnimeList is Kitsu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MyAnimeList and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MyAnimeList are AniList (Free), Anime-Planet (Free), Simkl (Freemium) and JustWatch (Free).

    This page was last updated May 27, 2021

    Platforms

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • AniList
    • VLC media player
    • MyAnimeList.net
    • Plex
    • Kodi
    • The Visual Novel Database
    • Firefox
    • Melative
    • Linux
    • Hummingbird.me

    Features

    • Anime tracking
    • Manga tracking
    • Clean design
    • Community based
    • Discovery engine
    • Free API
    • Airing anime notification
    • Reading
    • Real-time Statistics
    • Watch anime
    • Streaming
    • User rating
    • Video streaming
    • Track movies
    • UI customization
    • Different scoring systems
    • Reading list
    • Ratings
    • Read Manga
    • Mobile friendly

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    • Kitsu (formerly Hummingbird) is a social network for Asian media fans. Kitsu provides users with tracking feature to show other users what shows and manga they’ve seen. View 29 alternatives to Kitsu
      Almost everyone thinks Kitsu is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Kitsu vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Best community of any anime site around. Everyone is always positive and friendly.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      3
      MaliciousWolf Great staff, always improving and innovating the website, best anime community around.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      2
      UI is really bad and accessing data can be a hassle.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      -2
      Better Layout and Website Design
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      It has a great community of people that values discussions without beating you down for having a different opinion
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      bowem9 Better layout, better community, better organization, more visually appealing.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      Better design, closer community.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
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    • AniList is a tool to track and record your progression in anime and manga, featuring multiple scoring types, list themes, a public API, and many community features such as live chat, following feeds, and forums. View 27 alternatives to AniList
      Almost everyone thinks AniList is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      AniList vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The scoring system, the layout and the customization are better in my opinion. Also it's easier to update your progress and sort your list. MAL feels clunky in comparison. I don't know about the social aspect since I abstain from posting in forums, but from what I've heard the mods don't admit more than one topic for each foreign language, which might put off some people.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      2
      cause of beautiful interfaces and arranging beside AniList is easy to use . I really love it . Keep the good work guys .
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      3
      Way better layout, website design, and posts/forums
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      About as comprehensive as MAL with much better UI
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      Functional and nice-looking UI.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      1
      Its absolutely the second best. I'm amazed how it got so better in such a short time. If you don't want to use MAL, jump here. Unlike a old site like Anime-Planet where you won't find any hentai anime, advertise falsely as watch and read free everything and the active community is most 12 year old girls...this site is pretty user friendly.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0


    • Anime and manga database, recommendations, reviews and more! Keep track of what you've seen in your own anime and manga list, write blogs, and make new friends. View 32 alternatives to Anime-Planet
      Almost everyone thinks Anime-Planet is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Anime-Planet vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JessicaSays More info on characters, custom lists, friendly community.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      -4
      Anime Planet feels like it's a lot easier to navigate and looks more appealing
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      -4
      The people who run the site actually take the time to help you out instead of ignore you when you've lost your password.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      -4
      This website doesn't track hentai anime. Little active community.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      1
    • Simkl is a TV, anime, and movie tracker that keeps a history of all the shows and movies you watch in one, central location. It’s a mobile app, a website, Google Chrome extension to keep track of everything you watch and integrates with many TV apps. View 128 alternatives to Simkl
      Most users think Simkl is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • VLC media player
      • Plex
      • Kodi
      Simkl vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Simkl has a good anime section and also has some Chinese anime that are not on MAL
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      FChiisaia21 Not specialized for anime community.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -1
      Simkl is for TV and movies. MyAnimeList is for anime, manga, manhwa and manhua
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      -8
    • Find out where to watch movies and tv shows legally online with JustWatch. The streaming search engine. View 29 alternatives to JustWatch
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad


    • AniDB is a non-profit anime database providing you with all information regarding anime. View 22 alternatives to AniDB
      Most users think AniDB is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      AniDB vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
      FChiisaia21 AniDB has more details of anime related information, including soundtrack, albums, franchise, and many more.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      4
      AniDB has more sane members
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for people who love to read. View 42 alternatives to LibraryThing
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
    • MangaDex is an online manga reader that caters to all languages. MangaDex is made by scanlators, for scanlators and gives active groups complete control over their releases. View 4 alternatives to MangaDex
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
    • Latest And Newest Manga Release Updates and News. • Track of the manga you've read, the manga you're reading, and the manga you want to read. View 16 alternatives to Baka-Updates Manga
      Most users think Baka-Updates Manga is a great alternative to MyAnimeList.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • iPhone
      Baka-Updates Manga vs MyAnimeList
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Better alternative to track manga, more manga are listed and some of the information present is not tracked by Myanimelist which might be useful for western users, better tags, etc.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      1
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