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Welcome to JikanDocs


This documentation is a work in progress. Please report any issues here


This documentation is for Jikan 2.0.0 RC1. For v1.x, refer here.

Jikan is an unofficial MyAnimeList PHP API. It does not require any authentication and parses the data via scraping. It provides what the official API lacks.

The raison d'être of Jikan is to help 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.


If you're not interested in using the PHP API, a REST API service as available as well.


  • Jikan is not affiliated with
  • I am not liable for how you utilize this library. Use it responsibly as per MyAnimeList's Terms Of Service