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Jikan - Unofficial MyAnimeList.net PHP API

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Jikan is a PHP API for MyAnimeList.net. 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

  1. composer install
  2. Documentation

❗ Version ~1.0 is no longer maintained, it's required you use ^2.0.


❗ PHP 7.4 is not fully tested yet.


A REST API service is available as well


Language Wrappers
JavaScript JikanJS by Zuritor
Java Jikan4java by Doomsdayrs
reactive-jikan by Sandro Marques
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 Jikan.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

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Running Tests


php vendor/bin/phpunit



php vendor/bin/grumphp run

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Release Changelog

2.16.0 - Jan 27, 20

  • Added Top Reviews(Anime, Manga & Best Voted (includes both)) parsing #251
 * Type Constants
 * Anime: \Jikan\Helper\Constants::TOP_REVIEW_ANIME
 * Manga: \Jikan\Helper\Constants::TOP_REVIEW_MANGA
 * Best Voted (Anime + Manga): \Jikan\Helper\Constants::TOP_REVIEW_BEST_VOTED
$type = \Jikan\Helper\Constants::TOP_REVIEW_ANIME;
$page = 1;

$topReviews = $jikan->getTopReviews(
    new \Jikan\Request\Top\TopReviewsRequest($type, $page)

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