June Sponsored Giveaway

As you can probably tell, these giveaways are from our sponsors which help run the site :) This month’s theme seem to be giving out anime goods to decorate your room. I’d hope you guys don’t decorate your room with anime goods, but knowing that you guys watch anime in the first place, I’m probably very wrong. Well, whatever, check it out you degenerates: link.

Spring 2018 (Also, a figure giveaway)

I swear new seasons come and go super quickly. I suppose that’s good since you get to forget about the shitty animes that compose of at least 80% of each and every season.

Beyond the usual sequels, here’s a few shows to look out for:

  • Stein;Gate 0 (well, shit, this is a sequel)
  • Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (well, shit, this is another sequel)
  • Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
  • Hinamatsuri
  • Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

Similar to last time, our friends at JList is running a giveaway with some decent prizes. By doing some easy tasks, you get to place yourself into a lottery with a chance to win stuff. Check it out and enjoy this season!

Late New Year’s Post + Valentine’s Giveaway

Well, it’s February, but still… Happy New Years. A lot has happened this year already as HS has lost one of our most beloved friend. RIP, we’ll miss you :(

Seems like some people can’t figure out what’s worth watching yet. Shows you should watch this season are pretty simple:

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
  • Violet Evergarden
  • 3-gatsu no Lion (last season, but it’s really good)
  • Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
  • Darling in the FranXX

On a brighter note, our friends at JList is running a Valentine’s day giveaway. You complete some basic tasks and you get a chance of getting some free shit. You guys are probably going to be spending it with your right hand anyway, so check it out.

Enjoy this season!

Nyaa.si – our new home for our torrents

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.

Latest Nyaa Update + RSS Availability

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.

Fuck. I’m really sad.

Spread the word: Nyaa is down, use magnet links

So as you might’ve noticed, the torrent links are missing/aren’t working. That’s a result of NyaaTorrents going offline. We hope they’ll be back soon, but we’re not 100% sure if they will be back.

Please just use XDCC/Magnet links for now. Spread the news that you can still grab the latest anime from our site. Thanks!

Update: we’ll be working on an RSS feed and hopefully have it out soon.

Happy (Late) New Year!

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.