Back in last April, we gave away 75 free invites to AnimaTooniC (ATC), a private torrent tracker specializing in anime, manga, cartoons and comics. Although it’s been almost four months since that giveaway was conducted, we still get ATC invite requests in our E-mail inbox. Well here is some great news for folks who longed to get into this tracker; AnimaTooniC is now open for public registrations (old news for those who follow us via Twitter). Open signup will no doubt attract lots of new members and bring some much needed activity into the tracker.

Animatoonic logo

Even though it’s been invite only (with member recruitment mainly via IRC), ATC had managed to attract over 1300 members in the last three-four months. Over 1200 torrents have also been uploaded to the tracker during this time – pretty good statistics for a niche torrent tracker. However the site definitely needed more users as some of the torrents had low seeder/leecher activity leading to relatively slow download speeds.

It’s not only users and torrents ATC had been adding during the last four months. They’ve added several major new features to the site such as the Karma bonus points system, ‘Shows’ section, ‘Collages’ section and more. AnimaTooniC has gone through  a redesign as well (see how it looked in the past) and now comes with three working stylesheets to choose from.

ATC’s main content categories have not changed over the past few months. It’s still a tracker specializing in Comics, Anime, Manga and Cartoons. There are some pretty unique releases on this tracker including some of ATC internal encodes. An updated screenshot of AnimatooniC’s torrent index (well a small part of it) is posted below:

Animatoonic screen

Since registrations are now open, you no longer have to bother with IRC invite requests. A notice posted on the site reads:

Open signups

Hello everyone, in order to be able to grow we have now decided to have open signups for everyone who wants to join. These will be open for an unspecified amount of time until we haved reached a certain number of registred users. So go on and tell all your friends about ATC!
NewComers Check The Rules Before doing anything. Then Say Hi!
ATC Staff

Note that sometimes the confirmation E-mail might go to the bulk mail folder (happened to me once with Gmail). If you are still having registration problems Join: #animatoonic-support on server:

Site Name: AnimaTooniC (

Signup URL:

In case you are late and signups have closed, try the invites channel:
Channel: #animatoonic-invites
Direct Link: irc://


  1. Silencer // 7/25/2009 01:24:00 AM  

    empty site.

    dont't go in iwth great expectations...

  2. alpha // 7/25/2009 09:03:00 AM  

    Is SnB dead?

  3. TEAM FILEnetworks // 7/25/2009 10:05:00 AM  

    Not sure if its dead, but sure looks down from here.

  4. M // 7/25/2009 11:22:00 AM  

    I'm surprise this wasn't mention in this blog before but if you want a really good private anime tracker besides the well know bakabt, datorrents, nyaatorrents, deadfrog,scarywater or even hongfire, you should give a try to this new emerging tracker since last month called which lists anime/hentai/j-music INCLUDING copyrighted material!!

    The only thing you need to do is get an invite from someone else or fill this application

    Good luck!

  5. TEAM FILEnetworks // 7/25/2009 12:22:00 PM  

    M, review is coming up. It's been in our queue for too long. So is one for BakBT.

    Thanks for the info btw. Cheers.

  6. M // 7/25/2009 01:34:00 PM  

    Bakabt as well as other trackers such as anirena, datorrents, nyaatorrents, deadfrog, scarywater, hongfire, are OK but they are all semi-private and being so they are vulnerably to removal requests from pro-copyrighted groups.

    That being said is a Gazelle totally private tracker meaning there is no complicance with copyright/licensing issues as the ones bakabt have making them lack hundreds of torrents.

  7. tH™ // 7/25/2009 11:30:00 PM  

    yeah, bakabt is very well coded and designed but it does lack lots of anime.

    Thanks for the animebyt tip, M.

  8. Silencer // 7/11/2011 05:26:00 PM  

    surely CartoonChaos is the best Cartoon tracker ever created...