The Anime News Network (ANN) is a news hub for information concerning magna and anime. Founded in 1998, it is now one of the largest, online English hubs for all things anime and magna. Content includes: forums, videos, encyclopedia, news feeds, press releases and more.
The API allows access to the ANN encyclopedia two ways: basic reports and more detailed results. You can build a basic database for your third party app using the Reports portion, or you can include more complete information by using the Details part of the API, which also includes the ability to batch results (caching is encouraged). Returns from the API are formatted in XML.
You must reference ANN in any public website that utilizes the API.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.
The API for this English-language news hub for Anime and Magna provides a direct news feed for the site's encyclopedia data, that is stored in XML format. The Anime News Network Encylopedia API provides both top level reports on titles and then drills down to provide details on them, for up to 50 requests at a time.