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Jikan - Unofficial PHP API

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Jikan is a PHP API for It scrapes the website to satisfy the need for an API - which MyAnimeList lacks.

The raison d'être of Jikan is to assist developers easily get the data they need for their apps and projects without having to depend on the lackluster official API, unstable APIs, or sidetracking their projects to develop parsers.

The word Jikan literally translates to Time in Japanese (時間). And that's what this API saves you of. ;)

Notice: Jikan does not support authenticated requests. You can not update your lists.

Getting Started

Version Support PHP Lumen/Laravel
^3 (in Beta) New features beta ^8
^2 (master) ⚠️ Maintaince only stable ^6
~1 No longer maintained or supported stable 5.5.*
  1. composer require jikan-me/jikan (This will install version ^2)
  2. Documentation

⚠️ PHP 7.4 is not tested with ^2, please use ^3 instead


A REST API service is available as well


Language Wrappers
JavaScript JikanJS by Zuritor
Java Jikan4java by Doomsdayrs
reactive-jikan by Sandro Marques
Jaikan by ShindouMihou
Python JikanPy by Abhinav Kasamsetty
Node.js jikan-node by xy137
jikan-nodejs by ribeirogab
TypeScript jikants by Julien Broyard
jikan-client by Javier Blanco
PHP jikan-php by Jan Vernieuwe
.NET by Ervie
Elixir JikanEx by Sean Breckenridge
Go jikan-go by Daren Liang
jikan2go by nokusukun
Ruby Jikan.rb by Zerocchi
Dart jikan-dart by Rafal Wachol
Kotlin JikanKt by Ganedra Afrasya

Add your wrapper here


  • Anime
    • Main Information
    • Characters & Staff
    • Episodes
    • Episode Details
    • News
    • Videos/PV/Episodes
    • Pictures
    • Stats
    • Forum Topics
    • More Info
    • Recommendations
    • Reviews
    • Recent List Updates By Users
  • Manga
    • Main Information
    • Characters
    • News
    • Stats
    • Pictures
    • Forum Topics
    • More Info
    • Recommendations
    • Reviews
    • Recent List Updates By Users
  • Character
    • Main Information
    • Pictures
  • People
    • Main Information
    • Pictures
  • Search
    • Anime
    • Manga
    • Character
    • Person
    • Pagination Support
    • Advanced Search
      • Filters
      • Order By
      • Sorting (Ascending/Descending)
  • Seasonal Anime (Season + Year)
  • Season List/Archive
  • Anime Scheduling (for current season)
  • Top
    • Anime
    • Manga
    • Characters
    • People
    • Sub Types & Pagination Support
  • Genre
    • Anime Listing (All Anime by Genre)
    • Anime Genre Listing (All Genres + metadata)
    • Manga Listing (All Anime by Genre)
    • Manga Genre Listing (All Genres + metadata)
  • Producer
    • Anime Listing (All Anime by a Producer)
    • Producers Listing (All Producers + metadata)
    • Manga Listing (All Manga by a Producer)
    • Magazines Listing (All Magazines + metadata)
  • User
    • Profile
    • Friends
      • Pagination support
    • History
      • All
      • Anime
      • Manga
    • Anime & Manga Lists
      • Pagination Support
  • Club
    • Main Information
    • User List

View RoadMap

Running Tests


php vendor/bin/phpunit



php vendor/bin/grumphp run


A huge thank you to all our Patrons! 🙏 This project wouldn't be running without your support.

We have a free REST API service, if you wish to support us you can become a Patron!

Sugoi (すごい) Patrons


  • Aaron Treinish
  • Cesar Irad Mendoza
  • Jason Weatherly
  • Jesse
  • Kundan Chintamaneni
  • Kururin
  • Purplepinapples
  • Sakamotodesu
  • TeraNovaLP


JetBrain Jikan's development is powered by JetBrain's Open Source License

A shoutout to their amazing products and for supporting Jikan since early versions!

Release Changelog

2.17.0 - Sep 16, 21

  • Added support for MAL's new genre overhaul: themes, demographics, explicitGenres
  • Updated Constants to reflect new and modified genres (while retaining BC). Some genres have been deleted or merged with others so they may return 404, check Constants for details
  • Anime/Manga Genres List now returns additional arrays for themes, demographics, explicitGenres as they have been split up from genres
  • Added parser support for Anime and Manga External Links
  • Parser bug fixes

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  • Jikan is not affiliated with
  • You are responsible for the usage of this API. Please be respectful towards MyAnimeList's Terms Of Service