Usenet is one of the best ways to download anime. Here are the best anime Usenet indexers & newsgroups to get your fix.
Whether you’re looking for the newest episodes of your favorite series or a classic anime from years back, Usenet can be a great way to get your anime fix.
But how & where can you find anime on Usenet to download?
Usenet indexers are the best way to find and download both new and old anime content, with subs and dubs to your favorite shows. For more old school users, there are also some anime newsgroups you can browse and download from if you don’t use NZB indexers.
Let’s take a look.
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How to Find & Download Anime on Usenet
Hands down, the best way to download anime on Usenet is to use an indexer with a good anime library.
The process is as simple as this:
- search for the anime you are looking for
- download its NZB files
- use an NZB downloader, such as NZBget (free), to download the content
- you’re done!
You can also download anime from Usenet the old-fashioned way (still works great) by manually browsing and downloading from anime newsgroups.
Best Anime Indexers
Let’s take a closer look at both ways to download uncensored anime from Usenet.
These indexers specialize in anime and only anime. So, if you’re just interested in anime or looking for something specific, they might help, since they can often be your best bet for hard-to-find anime.
But don’t overlook other general Usenet indexers as they often have lots of great anime too. Those are outlined a little further down the post.
This website is dedicated to anime. It automatically indexes torrents, file hosting uploads and NZB files related to anime.
The best part? It’s free.
See an NZB for some anime of interest? Just open it in your NZB download client.
However, most of Animetosho’s entries are torrents, but there are some NZB files too. In fact, it actually has less Usenet anime content than some of the more general providers below.
AniNZB.org [shut down]
This was one of the best anime indexers while it was around, but it shut down a few months ago and it doesn’t look like it’s coming back.
General Usenet Indexers with Good Anime Libraries
The indexers below have all sorts of content, not just anime. They’re perfect if you’re looking for movies, TV, and music too. But to gain full access, you will have to pay a small subscription fee and/or receive an invitation to join.
One of the best all-around indexers, with easy registration and a good price. Great for anime. See our full NZBgeek review.
Another top Usenet indexer with lots of anime content.
One of our favorite Usenet indexers, with plenty of anime to choose from, but registration is limited and prices are higher than some of their competitors. See our full DogNZB review.
NZB.su is a good option, though maybe not quite as good as some of the other indexers on our list.
While DrunkenSlug is a very strong Usenet NZB indexer, it can be very difficult to sign-up for an account. Open registration only comes around every few months, and it stays open for less than 24 hours. Keep your eyes on /r/UsenetInvites/ and /r/usenet/ for announcements and act fast if it opens up!
Best Anime Newsgroups
Maybe you haven’t yet embraced NZB indexers or simply prefer instead to manually browse and download from Usenet newsgroups.
Either way, you may have noticed that there are dozens, even hundreds, of anime newsgroups on Usenet.
So, in which ones are you most likely to find the uncensored anime you are looking for?
According to the stats of this uncensored newsgroups list, these are the top 20 anime newsgroups by number of posts:
# Posts Count
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