Shoko, previously known as JMM (Japanese Media Manager) is an anime cataloging program designed to automate the entire process of cataloging your anime collection regardless of of the size and number of files in your collection. Where other anime cataloging programs rely on perfectly named files or force you to manually link a file to the correct episode, Shoko does this all automatically with minimal user intervention. Let Shoko do all the heavy lifting by removing these tedious and time consuming tasks so you actually watch your collection instead of just maintaining it.
Import your entire collection in just two steps by simply adding your import folders and clicking run import.
We're not kidding when we say we designed Shoko to be as easy to use as possible. What's the point of removing the tedious processes other cataloging programs make you do if we just add our own? Of course we also provide a ton of options for advanced users allowing each user to have their desired setup.
Shoko doesn't rely on the your files having a specific filename structure. Instead, files are hashed and sent to AniDB for comparison and matching.
Manually inputting series information is a pain, Shoko automatically downloads and updates all series information in your collection.
Shoko uses a single SQLite database to manage your collection regardless of where the actual physical files are located.
Plugins for the most popular HTPC programs are available allowing you to combine Shoko with your preferred HTPC program.
Shoko supports multiple community sites popular within the anime community to download metadata and sync user collection and watch data.
Shoko provides multiple utilities to handle any and all file related issues you might encounter. No need to manually delete duplicates or multiple files in your collection.
Using Shoko Desktop, users can stream their collection to any PC in the world. HTPC plugins that also support streaming can also takeadvantage of this feature.
Local watch states, as well as watch states from supported community sites are synced and updated all from within Shoko.
Shoko Version 3.9.5 is now available for download! This release addresses various bugs reported since the last update that we felt needed addressing while we continue working on the next major version of Shoko. As always you can find a summary of the changes made by checking out the Changelog....Read More →
If you've been on our Discord server lately you've might of seen us asking for feedback on a new design we've been working on for Shoko Docs. With the feedback & suggestions we received from the community we're happy to launch the latest version of Shoko Docs! In the past...Read More →
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Shoko Version 3.9.4 is now available for download! This release addresses various bugs reported since the last update that we felt needed addressing before the next major version. This version also contains a big change which we've addressed below. For a complete list of changes, check out the Changelog. Shoko...Read More →
Shoko hashes each file in your collection and sends the hash to AniDB for comparison. When a match is found, the series is created in your database and metadata from supported data gathering sites is downloaded and compiled for use within Shoko providing detailed information about each file and its associated series. In the rare chance there ever is a problem with the automated process, Shoko includes a wide array of advanced tools to identify and properly catalog any file that was unable to be automatically processed.
Shoko Desktop provides a visual view of your collection creating your own personal tailored anime database. From here, users can see what episodes they are missing, individual and get recommendations based on watch you've watched. Shoko Desktop also provides an array of utilities to deal with any issues present in your collection such as multiple or duplicate files or unrecognized files.
Watching Anime on your computer is great, but watching it from the comfort of your couch or bed is even better. Shoko currently supports all the major HTPC programs so no matter what HTPC program you use, Shoko is available to you.
Featured below is a random HTPC plugin which you can learn more about, as well as learn more about the other HTPC plugins by checking out the download page by clicking Downloads in the header or footer.