Table of Contents
- 1 What Are Anime & Manga APIs
- 2 Top Anime/Manga APIs
- 2.1 1. AniList API
- 2.2 2. Hummingbird API
- 2.3 3. Anime News Network Encyclopedia API
- 2.4 4. ZhaiYan-Chinese Anime Lines API
- 2.5 5. Manga Scraper API
- 2.6 6. Manga Update API
- 2.7 7. Manga Eden API
- 3 Summary: Best Anime & Manga APIs
What Are Anime & Manga APIs
RapidAPI’s Anime & Manga APIs provide metadata around 1,000s of Anime/Manga titles to help developers embed, discover, and share Anime (Japanese animation) & Manga (Japanese comics) metadata with their applications.
With these APIs, developers have the opportunity to help fans interact and discover new Anime and Manga pieces within their software programs and applications.
Top Anime/Manga APIs
Here is a list of some of the best manga and anime APIs we reviewed:
1. AniList API
AniList Anime API is used by more than 100,000 users to track, record and share thoughts on anime and manga. The Anilist Anime Database API allows developers to create apps based on discovering and sharing anime and manga interests.
Popular endpoints include createAnimeListEntry and createMangaListEntry, which provide lists of anime and manga entries, respectively.
AniList API Pricing
The AniList API is free, with no published restrictions.
Hummingbird – recently rebranded as Kitsu – offers an easy way to track and share anime/manga experiences, and see what friends are watching/reading.
The Hummingbird API (Kitsu API) currently has two published versions, however, version 2 is currently *not* stable.
Popular endpoints include Library, which returns a user’s library entries in a specific section, and Anime Details, which returns metadata about a specific anime entry.
Hummingbird API/Kitsu API Pricing
The Hummingbird API is free for non-commercial use.
The Anime News Network encyclopedia holds over 20,000 anime and manga titles. The Anime News Network Encyclopedia API returns key encyclopedia data in XML format.
Endpoints include Anime/Manga Details, which returns information about a specific anime or manga entry, and Reports, which returns one of the Encyclopedia’s optional reports (full list available at http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/reports.php).
Anime News Network Encyclopedia API Pricing
The Anime News Network Encyclopedia API is free to use, but you must include an attribution link. The API is limited to 1 request per second per IP address. Additional request beyond this limit will result in a delay.
The ZhaiYan-Chinese Anime Lines API allows developers to provide Chinese animation data calls.
Endpoints include /taici, which is the primary animation script call.
ZhaiYan-Chinese Anime Lines API Pricing
The ZhaiYan-Chinese Anime Lines API offers a free tier up to 10,000 calls per day. Example prices include:
• $5 per month up to 50,000 calls per day
• $20 per month for unlimited calls
• All tiers add $0.99 per extra call
The Manga Scraper API is a basic API for scraping other manga sites (such as MangaReader.net, MangaFox.me and MangaStream.com) for their manga content.
Popular endpoints include:
- Search – search for manga titles by site
- Get Genre List – get a list of all manga genres by site
- Get Manga By Genre – return a list of manga titles by a specific genre
Manga Scraper API Pricing
Manga Scraper API is free to use and connect to on RapidAPI.
The Manga Update API package returns the latest manga updates from MangaMint, MangaEden, and MangaHere.
To use the API – just specify which site you want to get data from and test the endpoint get_latest_update. The endpoint will return which manga titles were most recently added.
Manga Update API Pricing
The API is free to use on RapidAPI.
The Manga Eden API package returns manga information provided from the site MangaEden.com – a manga directory website available in English or Italian.
The Manga List endpoint returns all available manga titles in Manga Eden’s database.
The Manga info & chapters list endpoint returns a specific manga’s information & all available chapters.
Manga Eden API Pricing
Manga Eden API is free to use on RapidAPI.com.
Summary: Best Anime & Manga APIs
|API Name||Anime / Manga||Free Tier||Price per 1,000 calls|
|Kitsu (Hummingbird)||Anime||Free for non-commercial use||Free|
|Anime News Network Encyclopedia||Both||Free with attribution link||Free|
|ZhaiYan-Chinese Anime Lines||Anime||Free up to 10,000 calls per day||Free|