About

Jikan is an unofficial PHP/REST API built for MyAnimeList. It covers the features that the official MyAnimeList API lacks for developers.

It was originally developed as a script for fetching anime related details only and then evolved into an API.

Further more, it's capabilities were extended for developers as it became into a REST based API with it's own domain.


It's called "Jikan", because that means "time" in Japanese. So as a wordplay, Jikan is meant to save developers time from creating their own scrapers and such.


The REST API is built on Lumen and uses Redis as a cache management library.

JikanPHP is built from scratch, there are no dependencies. It's available on Packagist and you can simply include it in your projects.

composer require jikan-me/jikan

Happy developing!