Here we classify the types of animated works that AniList accepts submissions for. This list is exhaustive, so if you don't see a type that contains the media you're submitting, it's likely that it's ineligible for submission.

Regional Animation

As fans of the medium of animation, appreciate the enthusiasm people bring when asking to have their favorite shows added to AniList. That said, we've decided to draw the line at the following forms of Southeast Asian.

Anime

For an entry to be eligible for addition to AniList as anime, there should be significant creative control of the titles from Japanese studios and be professionally produced.

Even if a title was animated by a Japanese studio, it may not be added to the site due to significant creative decisions being made by western companies.

Example Submissions

<aside> ✅ Accepted Submission

Bakemonogatari was produced by the Japanese studio Shaft, and the primary staff (director, writers, etc.) are also Japanese.

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<aside> 🚫 Rejected Submission

RWBY has a Japanese dub and was broadcast on Japanese TV. However, as it was produced by an American company (Rooster Teeth) and its primary staff (director, writers, etc.) are also American, it would not meet the anime criteria for this database.

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Aeni

For an entry to be eligible for addition to AniList as aeni, there should be significant creative control of the titles from South Korean studios.

<aside> ⚠️ Note: North Korean aeni are not accepted.

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Example Submissions

<aside> ✅ Accepted Submission

Closers: Side Blacklambs was produced by the Korean studio Studio Animal and the primary staff (director, writers, etc.) are also South Korean.

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<aside> 🚫 Rejected Submission

The Legend of Korra was primarily animated by the Korean studio Mir, however, as it was produced by an American company (Nickelodeon) and the primary staff (director, writers, etc.) are also American, it would not meet our guidelines for an aeni show.

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