About Nekos API

Nekos API is a free JSON API for anime images and gifs. We try to provide the best service possible and we are always open to suggestions. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to join our Discord server.

Why Nekos API?

There are several reasons why you should use Nekos API:

  • 100% free: No hidden costs.
  • Fast by default: We use a CDN to deliver images and gifs.
  • Seamless integration: We provide officially supported API wrappers that will help you integrate the API in your project in seconds.
  • Thousands of images: We have thousands of images (more than 40,000, though they're not all yet available to the public) and we are adding more every day.
  • Descriptive metadata: We provide metadata for every image and gif, including color palettes, characters, categories, artists, sources, and even more.
  • Official wrappers: We provide free open-source API wrappers to speed up the implementation.

Can I use Nekos API for commercial projects?

Yes, you can use Nekos API for commercial projects. We don't have any restrictions from us on that. However, we are NOT the copyright holders of the images provided and therefore we cannot license them to you. We try to provide the author of every image, but we can't guarantee that we have the correct information. If you want to use an image for commercial purposes, you should contact the author of the image.


The project is currently being mantained by Nekidev. The full list of contributors is available here.


The API is and will be free forever. However, we are currently having problems to pay for the servers. If you really like the API and want to contribute to it, you can make a donation on our Ko-Fi page. All donations are welcome :)