This is obviously another sponsored post and how we keep your anime free. Click here to check out how to get free stuff from J-List. As usual, it’s pretty simple, you complete a few tasks and then enter a lottery to see if you win.
I wonder if there will be a nice figure for grabs in the near future… :thinking:
As you might’ve noticed, the torrent links are working again for newer stuff. We’ll be using nyaa.si as our official replacement. You can find our page here. They seem to have recovered a lot of the torrents from nyaa.se, which is excellent if you want to find older stuff. It also seems like it’s being actively worked on. We’ll be reaching out to them to get our older torrents restored.
Why not the other ones? I have my concerns about the longevity, stability, and leadership of other alternatives like pantsu and anidex. As a few of my peers have warned me, racism seems to also be a concern (though I have no idea how racism is linked to an anime tracker) and we’d like to distance ourselves away from such drama.
We haven’t heard anything from NyaaTorrents, so I think we can say with 90% 100% certainty that it’s gone for good given that the domains are slated for deletion. Honestly speaking, I’m really sad. We started around the same time as NyaaTorrents and watched it grow up. The last time I talked to the owner a few months ago, he told us we would hit 1 billion+ downloads really soon. I guess we’ll never find out :(
However, some seemingly capable people have reached out to me and said they’re looking to build a full NT replacement. We will wait for that, which is hopefully soon. We don’t think there are any competent public anime-oriented trackers out there right now, so we will be holding off from using one. Meanwhile, you can grab our releases from this site and/or XDCC through using magnet links. We have also whipped up an RSS feed for you guys so you can subscribe to our releases. You can find it in the top navigation bar.
Happy belated new year! Or I guess I’m sort of on time for Chinese New Year… Apologies for the delay on this post. I’ve been busy with real life and some projects including making releases be more on time. Hopefully the improved timeliness improves everyone’s horrible experience (haha). Oh, and regarding batches, we know we’ve stalled them for a few months, but that was intended for consistency reasons. We should be getting back on track soon.
While last season was pretty decent, this season looks like it’s going to get carried by sequels. The new stuff looks pretty mediocre overall:
Hibike Euphonium – Okay, this was last season, but if you haven’t seen it, go watch it. This show is the embodiment of everything beautiful about youth.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2 – The first season was a sleeper hit. Ep 0 of the first season is a little slow, but it becomes a really good drama show afterward. Everyone I’ve heard talk about it had nothing but praise for the show.
Kuzu no Honkai – Lewd seinen noitamina show. It actually is kind of interesting.
KonoSuba S2 – I actually just watched S1 recently and it was fucking hilarious. I forgot that anime can actually be so originally funny. I’m sure S2 will continue delivering much laughs.
Ao no Exorcist S2 – It’s back! This probably gets extra points if you’re a girl.
Little Witch Academia – While we’re not subbing this (sorry!), it would be rude of me to not bring this to your attention. The original OVA and the subsequent film was a lot of fun. Not to mention it’s done by Studio Trigger.
Youjo Senki – Evil loli plotting evil army stuff.
Masamune-kun no Revenge – Cliche premise but it should be pretty fun.
Once again, new season/new year = donation drive to help fund our operations and server costs (storing and distributing so much anime gets pretty costly!). We’ve switched to a new donation system using Bitcoins for security sake. You can read more about it on the donation page. If you have a few bucks to spare, do consider donating. Especially since we’ve switched to J-List, we’ve taken a hit on our operating budget to provide a better experience. Oh, and thank you to those who donated last season! We really enjoyed reading your messages.
Enjoy the new season (at least try to) but do watch Hibike Euphonium.