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Local anime source

If you like to download and organize your media, then you want to know how to manage your own anime in Aniyomi.


This page explores some advanced features.

Creating local series

  1. Create a folder named localanime in the /Aniyomi/ folder.

    The /Aniyomi/ folder is located in the root of phone's internal storage or external SD card and it's not related to the xyz.jmir.tachiyomi.mi/ folder or the download location in the settings.

  2. Place correctly structured series inside /Aniyomi/localanime/.

    If adding series in folders it is recommended to add a file named .nomedia to the local folder so images and videos do not show up in the gallery.

  3. You should now be able to access the series in Browse -> Sources under Local anime source.

If you add more episodes then you'll have to manually refresh the episode list (by pulling down the list).

Supported episode formats are .mp4 and .mkv video files.

Remember to give the app storage permissions on Android 6 and newer.

Folder structure

Aniyomi requires a specific folder structure for local series to be correctly processed. Local anime will be read from the Aniyomi/localanime folder. Each series must have a Anime folder. Videos will then go into the Anime folder. See below for more information on archive files. You can refer to the following example:


  • [the anime title]
    • cover.jpg
    • ep01.mp4
    • ep02.mkv
  • ...

Aniyomi will see four episodes in a single anime. The path to the folder with videos must contain the series title (as seen above).