[Locked] AniList Guidelines & Data Submissions


These guidelines are at the interpretation of the mods and admins of the site. Ignoring any of these guidelines may result in content being removed, locked or even your account being banned from AniList.

These guidelines may be altered from time to time without an announcement. However in most circumstances any changes will be discussed with the community beforehand.

If you have any queries or suggestions regarding the below, create a topic with the Site Feedback tag or query one of us on IRC (almost always at least one member of staff on-line) and we will get back to you.

Data Submission

You can submit new entries for the database using the following links. If you are looking to amend data on a current entry then you can do so on the entry/staff pages.

2018/06 Edit:
Episode 0's and Prologues are included within the main series. Recap episodes are not added. This site also supports Manhua and Manwha - the submission restrictions for both are in the manual.

Submission manual

You can also contact a member of the team on Discord.

For anime you can message:
Retui - Taluun - Tiamo - Zex - Spectro889 - Edo - Kazakuri (Hentai stuff)

For manga you can message:
Thunderplant - InVale - Deerman - Orangealaid - Sumia - Silverzzxx - Alice

General Site Guidelines

  • Media should not contain nudity or real extreme violence. If questionable, use spoiler tags.
  • Link shorteners are not allowed. Please use markdown instead.
  • Trolling, harassing or abusing members will not be tolerated.
  • Offensive display names will be changed.
  • Linking or guiding others to illicit copyrighted content is prohibited. This includes streaming websites/apps, torrents, direct downloads, XDCC bots etc.
  • Spam: Any comment deemed as spam by a mod will be removed.
  • All spoilers should be contained within spoiler tags.
  • Sarcasm should be in italics.

Profile Guidelines

  • Lists should not disable navigation to the rest of the site.
  • Do not use excessively fast flashing colours or images.
  • Do not re-post messages to skew the home page feed.

Forum Guidelines

Foreign Language Threads
Filipino - Spanish/Español - Portuguese/Português - Italian/Italiano

  • Language: For now, all new threads and replies should be in English apart from a single general discussion thread for other languages.
  • Please don't post thread titles all in caps.
  • Refrain from posting 'Where can I find/watch/read *' threads.
  • Duplicate topics will be removed - use the search function before posting.
  • Please edit posts instead of successive posting when possible.
  • All spoilers should be contained within spoiler tags.
  • Recommendation threads should be as specific as possible and replies should be relevant.
  • Advertising: Any thread intended to generate traffic to external websites or another page within AniList will be removed. Exception is granted to users who create something related to AniList.
  • Posting: Try to contribute more than just addition. (No posting things like "I agree" or "+1". If you agree with another user's post, expand on it).
  • Quality Titles: Thread titles should be descriptive and accurate to the threads content. Users should be able to get a general understanding of the thread by it’s title alone.
    Here are some examples of good thread titles: “Shame series you like/Compliment ones you hate”, “[Spoilers] Charlotte - Episode 7 [Discussion]“.
    Here are some examples of bad thread titles: “Help please”, “just read this trust me” & “fate stay night ?“.


  • Show should have finished airing (unless long-running)
  • For ongoing manga/LN etc. use your own judgement on whether there is enough content to create a review.
  • If your review contains spoilers, either preface the review with a warning or use spoiler tags.

Live Chats (IRC and Discord)

  • While not all the above guidelines will be implemented in chats, common sense and good etiquette should be used. The harassing or trolling of users will not be tolerated. Please do not post spoilers.
  • Any users causing trouble can face temporary bans which can be a day to much longer, with it becoming permanent if justified.