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You know an Anime that's not listed...

AniDB is a user driven DB and every user can add new anime entries. So if you know an anime that is not yet in AniDB, we encourage you to add it. But before you do so, please check the AniDB Definition of Anime and make sure the new entry is really an anime according to our definition! Furthermore, please check the anime is really not added to the DB under a synonym!
We also ask you to include as much info as possible when adding a new anime, it's for all users' benefit.

Where can I add Anime?

You can find the add anime link at the bottom of the animelist or mylist. Once you click it you're on the "Add Anime" page. There's a lot of info you can input here.

Basic info you should include when adding an Anime

Anime Title aka "Official Japanese Title (Romaji, Hepburn)"

Please enter the romaji (Hepburn) anime title in this field. Please check our Kanji & Romaji Guideline for further assistance with this.
Official English title: Fullmetal Alchemist
Official Japanese romaji title: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi


Check the official Japanese(!) page or allcinema. Sometimes OVA's are shown on Pay-TV before they are getting sold (PPV). Those are to be added as TV and not OVA(!) as the first airing counts!


Check the official Japanese(!) page, allcinema or Japanese TV Guide.


Check the official Japanese(!) page or other pages listed here: Where to find release-dates for Anime.


The PIC ID field allows you to add a picture for this anime. It will be displayed together with the anime information. You must first download picture to your local disk and then use the Pic Upload Function to transfer it to the AniDB server. The Pic Upload Function generates short image IDs, which look like xxx.jpg (xxx is a number). After uploading a picture copy this ID as-is into the PIC ID field.

  • The recommended size for pictures is 300x400.
  • Don't use animated pictures.
  • There is no size limit, but the picture should stay under 100kb, if possible.


  • This should be a short summary of the anime.
  • Preferable with as little spoilers as possible.
  • No personal comments, please!

Optional Info

First Aired/Released and Finished Airing/Release

Check the official Japanese(!) page, Japanese TV Guide or other pages listed here: Where to find release-dates for Anime.
Be careful with shows that habe 24:00 and later air hours - this means that show will air on night after specified date.
Japanese TV schedule says 01.03.2005 25:30 this means it aired 02.03.2005 01:30.


Producer field is now obsolete and will be completely replaced with Companies system in future. Please check official Japanese(!) page or Japanese credits inside anime itself and add related companies using "Company" link on "Show Anime" page after you've added anime. You may want to read Company Relation Types thread for addtional information on adding companies and relations.


Enter the URL of the official Japanese(!) page here. You may add the official English page, if you are unable to find the Japanese one. Please do not add any unofficial or fan pages.

ANN (Anime News Network) ID/URL

Visit ANN page for this anime and copy the link to the entry in this field.

AnimeNfo URL

Visit AnimeNfo page for this anime and copy the link to the entry in this field.

Other official Titles, Synonyms and Short Titles

Please refer to our Synonym/Short Title Guideline for this.


Please refer to the Genre Guideline for this.


Please refer to our Producer Guideline for this


Please refer to our Relations Guideline for this