FAQs

General

Are there any limits to the requests?

You're only throttled with 30 requests/minute and 2 requests/second for uncached requests. Cached requests don't throttle you.
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How does Jikan work?

Jikan works by scraping pages from MyAnimeList to parse the data you need.

Is this open source?

Yes! From the source, to the REST API, to this website itself; everything is available on GitHub.

Is this service free?

100%.

I've made a wrapper for Jikan!

That's great! Let me know and I'll add it everywhere.

Features

What differs Jikan from the Official API?

Jikan covers what the official API lacks. It's much simpler to use, requires no authentication and returns data in JSON. :)

What can I get through Jikan?

A whole lot. Refer to the Readme file.

Can you add < insert added functionality> to Jikan?

Open an issue on the GitHub repo with the feature you'd like to see added.

Support

I have a problem using this!

Whether you're talking about the REST API or the source, feel free to join our Discord Server or open an issue and I'll gladly help you out!

I found a bug!

Please open a new issue with details of the problem and how it occured. I'll fix it asap.

The REST API isn't working!

Uh-oh. Open an issue and I'll resolve it ASAP.