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A simple but powerful anime downloader and streamer.
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A simple yet powerful tool for downloading anime.

Anime Downloader

Ever dreamt about watching anime for free effortlessly without all those unbearable ads? Ever dreamt of downloading your favourite anime for that long trip?


Yeah. Me too! That's why this tool exists.


  • Download or stream any episode or episode range of any anime.
  • Specify the quality you want to stream or download.
  • Search and download.
  • Save yourselves from those malicious ads.
  • Add any anime to your watch list using anime watch and let anime downloader take care of everything for you.
  • Download using external downloader (aria2 recommended).
  • Configurable using config.json. See documentation.

Supported Sites

  • 9anime
  • KissAnime
  • KissCartoon
  • Gogoanime
  • AnimePahe
  • Anistream
  • Animeflv (Latin)
  • [cloudlfare] (site shut down**


Installation instructions*

If you have trouble installing, see extended installation instructions here or join the discord server for help.


  • For cloudflare scraping cfscrape is used. It depends on node-js. So if you want to use cloudflare, make sure you have node-js installed.
  • You might have to use pip3 depending on your system


See wiki.

Anime downloader has two sub commands, dl and watch.

  • dl: dl can download anime.
  • watch: watch can manage your anime watch list. Needs mpv. With watch you'll never have to go to any anime sites ever again.

To use anime_downloader in your package:

This tool can be used as a library. This means you can import it into your own application and search for anime and do many other wonderful things. See documentation.

Development Instructions:

See development instructions.

Please don't judge me for not paying for anime. I want to support the anime industry, but being a college student, I can't.

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