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Nov 5, 10:50 PM
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We are super excited to announce that, in celebration of MAL's 15th anniversary, the MyAnimeList team has arranged a generous number of giveaways in celebration of this milestone.

That's right: FREE STUFF!

Head on over to the Giveaway Page and check out all the items you can enter for a chance to win.


We've been through a lot over the years, haven't we?

Sometimes it's really easy to remember all the problems, drama, and things we wish could have gone differently. But I honestly think, step-by-step, we keep moving forward to a better website that all of us can continue to come back to.

I am grateful for all of the community events we've enjoyed together; to the many, many people who spent countless hours slaving over these crazy databases; to all the users who have dropped by my profile to send a kitty gif or just say "hi" I'm sorry if I haven't replied yet...

And I'm incredibly grateful to all the moderator staff who keep this ship going, come hell or high water ♥

Bad idea to listen to Joe Hisaishi while writing this...

Cheers to our 15th anniversary, MAL~ :clinking_glasses:

PS. If you haven't participated in a community event yet, I challenge you to do so before the next anniversary. Just do it!
Secret Santa's coming in 3 weeks~ /shameless plug
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Nov 5, 11:25 PM
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MAL was created and hugely developed during my college years, and I can honestly say I didn't have a clue what the future would entail. Now in its 15th year, it continually stuns me how far we've come and how many challenges and hardships we've endured. When you think about it, I think it's a significant achievement for a product to reach 15 years, especially when it can boast a continued growth and contemporary relevance to its community. I hope it goes without saying, but I will anyway, MAL is as accomplished as it is today entirely due to its tireless moderators and volunteers. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes and I hope everyone takes a minute to appreciate the little details that go in to managing such a behemoth of a site. Thank you all for being a part of our community, and good luck with our giveaway, I think there are some very enticing prizes to be awarded!
Modified by Xinil, Nov 6, 9:41 AM
Nov 6, 2:48 AM
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Although I've only been around as a user for a third of that (ridiculous) amount of time, it's been an incredible experience for me. Here's to an even brighter future! 🍻

(P.S. Keep an eye on the Featured Articles section for a 15th Anniversary special)

Edit: Check out 15 Questions with the Administrators of!
Modified by Shymander, Nov 14, 6:33 AM
Nov 6, 2:50 AM
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Hype!!!!!! Happy birthday MAL!

Give me that hoodie yo!
Nov 6, 2:55 AM

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Happy 15th Anniversary MAL!!

Gotta wait 3 more years for l00ding >_<
Nov 6, 2:58 AM

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15 years? Damn, have only been here since 2007.
Happy Birthday, MAL~
Nov 6, 2:59 AM

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MAL's gonna last for eternity. Happy Anniversary!
Nov 6, 3:03 AM
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free stuffffff

also a happy 15 years ~
Nov 6, 3:05 AM

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Happy Birthday MAL!

It has been more than 2 years since i'm using this site and there are plenty of good memories to reminisce. I've got attached to this place so much that now i cant even imagine watching anime without using MAL database.
Probably the best anime community site for me and i hope u achieve more prosperity in the future.

Nov 6, 3:05 AM
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happy 15th anniversary, MAL!!!
Nov 6, 3:09 AM

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I've been on MAL half of the lifetime then since I have been 7,5 year here.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
Nov 6, 3:12 AM

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I'm gonna post here for a placebo boost on my chances of winning.
Side note: Happy birthday MAL.
Nov 6, 3:13 AM

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Happy 15th anniversary.
Nov 6, 3:16 AM

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15 years what an achievement, the site sure has grown up since then! I haven't been using the site since the very beginning but now I use it every week! Watching anime with friends, discovering links from other anime we've watched together, MAL has almost been part of the friends group at this point. ;) Thank you for all you hard work!

Happy birthday MAL! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ☆.。.:*・°
I hope you have a lovely day ♥ヾ(๑❛ ▿ ◠๑ )
Nov 6, 3:16 AM

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15th birthday! uwu
Nov 6, 3:17 AM

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MAL's become such an essential part of my anime watching and manga reading hobby that I can't start anything new without finding its entry here~ Glad that it's lasted this long but I'll be even happier if the site and the community will stay as strong for even longer.


Nov 6, 3:25 AM

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Happy 15th anniversary MAL!
Would have never remembered all anime and manga and anime I've watched and would have never even found some of these amazing shows and manga without the MAL database. Also, the community events organized by the staff have kept me entertained for many hours

Nov 6, 3:36 AM

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15 years already!! :sweats:

Congrats to MAL, it's been a long ride.

Secret Santa hype!!!!
Nov 6, 3:37 AM
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I applied for the hoddie cross fingers
Nov 6, 3:53 AM
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Happy 15th Anniversary~

And free snacks! I want that Tokyo Treat box!

Nov 6, 4:08 AM
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Hell yeah that's how you do it. And yea Happy Birthday Myanimelist such a wonderful site to discover anime and manga. it had become such essential part of my anime world Arigatou Mal
Nov 6, 4:30 AM

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Happy anniversary! My country is very strict on regards to imports so I won't be entering, but good luck to whoever wins the treat box. Those look yummy!
Nov 6, 4:42 AM
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That is a long time...
Wished I had joined this site sooner.
But I still want to celebrate with everyone.
Happy 15th birthday MAL!!!
Nov 6, 5:23 AM

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Wow, we have the same birthday...
though I am five years older.
Happy 15th Anniversary MAL!
I want them hoodies. <3
(and the annual MAL supporter :3)
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Nov 6, 5:38 AM
Nov 6, 5:41 AM
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Padoru season~

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Happy 15th Anniversary, MAL!

Hopefully I'm gonna get something fingers crossed.
Nov 6, 5:46 AM

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MAL has been always my childhood, man.
Nov 6, 5:51 AM

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Was hoping for some signed merch by Xinil or Kineta, slightly disappointed...
Nov 6, 5:55 AM

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Feels weird saying happy birthday to a website.

Good work though team. Fifteen years in internet time is like a century.
Nov 6, 6:25 AM
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Can't believe it's been so long! Happy 15th anniversary, MAL! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
Nov 6, 6:33 AM

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Happy 15th birthday. 👏👏👏
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Nov 6, 6:53 AM
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Still hard to believe I was registered here since 2007; visited since 2006 actually.

My favorite site definitely.
Nov 6, 7:00 AM

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Happy 15th Birthday!

It’s been about 3 years or so since I’m following this site (almost 2.5 years ago when I created this account though) so about 1/5th of MAL’s lifespan, I think that’s quite impressive. One of the few sites that I actively spend time on as well, so definitely a company I’m thankful to.

Keep up the great work and Congratulations!
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Nov 6, 7:03 AM
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Happy 15th anniversary MAL \o/
Nov 6, 7:06 AM
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cool ive been part of it for 10 years now then lol

thanks to all the staff having a thankless and mentally straining job lets see if they can last another 15 years lol
Nov 6, 7:09 AM
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Proud to say that I've been here for over 9 of those years. A lot has changed, for better and for worse, but I wouldn't trade it for anything else. Thanks to everyone who's stuck around, and here's hoping that we can continue make this site an even better place to be.
Modified by Denji, Nov 6, 7:46 AM
Nov 6, 7:15 AM

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MAL's had a worryingly large impact on my life, so thanks I guess. Happy birthday, you doddering old git.
Nov 6, 7:44 AM

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Happy anniv, MAL

Here's hoping to many more years to come!

Been a lurker for quite a while and only signed up about 2.5 years ago. Participated in Easter and Malloween this year, looking forward to seeing the results of the latter.
Nov 6, 7:57 AM

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I don't what I would do without MAL. The time I started watching anime was some of the most toughest times in my life, and MAL helped me realize that I had an addiction,and needed to take control of it haha

Honestly, I'm so glad that MAL has been here for as long at it has. Thank you for giving us weebs a place in the world. Happy birthday, MAL.
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I need a hug.
Nov 6, 8:12 AM
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Happy birthday MAL
Nov 6, 8:22 AM

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Wow what a feat! And to think that there are members here on this site that were born the same year that MAL was created. Maybe even on the very same day...

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Nov 6, 8:35 AM

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Happy birthday MAL!
Nov 6, 9:23 AM
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Happy 15th Anniversary, MAL! \o/
Nov 6, 9:39 AM

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Wow already? Then happy 15th birthday MAL!
Nov 6, 9:42 AM
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You know what I hope I win the tickets because my birthday is December 6 do that would be a great present to receive.
Nov 6, 9:44 AM
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Happy birthday MAL ,15th anniversary , the big database anime in this world.. 👏👏🎉🎊🎂
Nov 6, 9:47 AM

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Happy Birthday MAL, made my anime life way better after i joined <3
Nov 6, 9:53 AM

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Happy b-day, MAL. I'm happy to be involved in most of MAL creation years (almost 12 years that I've been an user).
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Nov 6, 10:03 AM
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Shuhan said:
Was hoping for some signed merch by Xinil or Kineta, slightly disappointed...
Maybe next time!
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Happy 15th anniversarty to MAL!
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