Nyaa Torrents
The Nyaa homepage on April 29, 2017
Type of site
Torrent meta-search engine
Available inEnglish
URLwww.nyaa.se (deregistered)

Nyaa Torrents (named for the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow) was a BitTorrent website focused on East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean) media. It was one of the largest public anime-dedicated torrent indexes.[1][2]

In 2011, some of the site users were targeted for copyright infringements.[3] The site was a target of a large DDoS attack in early September 2014.[4]

On 1 May 2017, their .se, .eu and .org domain names were deactivated, with the site's moderators later confirming that the owner took it down voluntarily.[5][6][7]


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  2. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2017 - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  3. ^ Ernesto. "Anime Distributor Launches Piracy Assault, Sues 1337 BitTorrent Users". TorrentFreak. torrentfreak.com. Retrieved 2014-09-05. ... The complaint specifically mentions the BitTorrent sites isohunt.com, kickasstorrents.com and nyaatorrents.org as potentially playing a role in the sharing process. ...
  4. ^ Harbison, Cammy. "Nyaa Anime Torrents Still Down: File-Sharing Site Has Been Offline For 5 Days, But Japanese Government Isn't Likely The Culprit". iDigitalTimes. idigitaltimes.com. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
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