Does anyone here use Windows 10? Doesn't it completely destroy your privacy?
Nyaa, a popular torrent index dedicated to Japanese content, was completely taken down by its owner on May 1st after recent EU copyright rulings. Among anime and manga, it also listed doujins, games, visual novels, software, eroge, JAVs, hentai and more.
>Why make a thread here?
To encourage long-term discussion in a slower environment.
>What is gone?
The owner did not provide a database dump of the site before shutting it down. Although the tracker is down, the torrents are not completely dead, as seeders are still connected to the DHT network. Seeders are encouraged to keep seeding.
>What happens now?
There are already people trying to recover the site by mirroring old databases. As of now, there is no "replacement" for Nyaa yet but there are alternatives. Keep in mind that the anime and otaku fandoms are large.
>What are these alternatives?
A popular method to download anime is using XDCC over IRC. You could also use other indexers or try to gain access to private trackers. Although frowned upon, streaming is also a possibility. You can find a list with links below.
- Mirror: https://nyaa.pantsu.cat/ and https://sukebei.pantsu.cat/
- Current /g/ recovery thread: >>>/g/60189461
- Nyaapocalypse thread: >>>/a/156706399
- /t/ Anime thread: >>769432
>IRC @ irc.rizon.net: