It's been another challenging year, and we hope you and your family are safe and healthy. As we head into 2022, just wanted to thank our database moderator team who accomplished a lot last year, and also announce this year's challenges are ready for joining! New 2022 community anime and manga challenges You can now join three new challenges for 2022. Motivate yourself to watch anime and read manga, and compete with your friends, by joining our Anime-Planet community challenges! Winter 2022 Anime Challenge 2022 Anime Watching Challenge 2022 Reading Challenge Database growth stats for 2021 These images show our database growth stats for 2021 - thank you so much to all of our volunteer moderators who work daily to add your requests and other missing content! This image shows the total growth for info pages for the anime, manga, and character databases: Here's a breakdown of how many anime info pages were added to Anime-Planet's anime database. Donghua had a huge uptick this year! On the manga database side, moderators continued to add a great deal of information for webtoons and Chinese manhua, which are very popular in the Anime-Planet community. These combined types made up roughly half of the total manga info pages added last year. Here's a breakdown of what percentage of all content in our manga database are manga, novels (all types), manhwa (Korean manga) and manhua (Chinese manga), as of now. And a breakdown of how our novel info pages grew in 2021. Light novels were the highest percentage added, but web novels are close behind. Also see our Light Novels Database. One more manga database breakdown, this time for what percentage of our current info pages in the manga database are webtoons in comparison (whether OEL, Korean, Chinese, or the rare Japanese webtoon) Finally, a fun stat about how many BL and GL manga info pages were added to the database. We hope everyone has a Happy New Year!