Sotaku is a community to discuss and share in an open environment, home to some of the best anime content anywhere online. The nature of this content might be funny, serious, offensive, or anywhere in between. While participating, it’s important to keep in mind this value above all others: show enough respect to others so that we all may continue to enjoy Sotaku.


Sotaku‘s mission is to make it as easy as possible for readers to find out what’s happening in the world of Anime, Manga, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and Disney+. All content is generated without payment to content partners and Sotaku takes no financial payments from our content partners for generating traffic.

Content Standards & Policies

Our content policies play an important role in ensuring a positive experience for both our users and advertising partners. This is a concerted effort by the editorial team to ensure all our contributors respect these guidelines. We may make very minute exceptions to these policies based on artistic, educational, historical, documentary, or scientific considerations, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public.

Original content

We strive to make it easy for all our users to enjoy all our content that is independent and original. This contains a significant source of fresh, original and purposeful content as well.


Visitors to our site want to trust and understand who publishes it and information about those who have written articles is always available to build our reputation and give our audience the comfort that the information they are consuming is of the highest ethical and editorial standards. That’s why news, reviews and other pieces on our portal provide clear dates, bylines, information about authors, the publication, the publisher, company or network behind it, and contact information.

Ads and sponsored content

Advertising and other paid promotional material on our pages does not exceed our content. Thereby ensuring our audience is not spammed with advertisements or Advertorials. We do not allow content that conceals or misrepresents sponsored content as independent, editorial content. Sponsorship, including, but not limited to, ownership or affiliate interest, payment, or material support, is very clearly disclosed to readers. The subject of sponsored content never  focuses on the sponsor without clear disclosure.

Personal and confidential information

We do not allow the sharing of a private person’s confidential and personally identifiable information (e.g. medical records, financial information, email address or age, etc).

Copyrighted content

We do not publish content that infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights and have a quick addressable mechanism in place to take action, in the rare case any such query is brought to our notice. We take such instances very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy for any such lapses whatsoever.

Sexually explicit content

We do not publish content that features explicit sexual imagery primarily intended to cause sexual arousal.

Graphic violent content

We do not publish content that incites or glorifies violence. We also do not allow extremely graphic or violent materials for the sake of disgusting others.

Hateful content

We do not publish content that promotes violence or harassment against an individual or group based on ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Medical topics

We do not publish and content primarily aimed at providing medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for commercial purposes, nor do we allow content from any site that contradicts or runs contrary to scientific or medical consensus and evidence-based best practices.

Dangerous and illegal activities

We do not publish content that promotes or facilitates dangerous or illegal activities, including self-harm, such as self-mutilation, eating disorders, or drug abuse. We also do not allow content used to threaten or organize violence or support violent organizations.

Harassment and cyberbullying

We do not publish content that sends messages intended to harass, bully, or physically or sexually threaten others.

Deceptive practices

We do not publish any information or content to enable personal accounts that impersonate any person or organization, or that misrepresent or conceal their ownership or primary purpose. We do not publish any information or content that engages in inauthentic or coordinated behaviour that misleads users. This includes, but isn’t limited to, information or content that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or that direct content at users in another country under false premises. This also includes information or content for accounts working together in ways that conceal or misrepresent information about their relationships or editorial independence.

Spam and malware

We do not publish any information or content with excessive repetitive, duplicate, or unoriginal content, misspellings, grammatical errors, or gimmicky character use. We do not publish links to malware, viruses, or other harmful software. We also do not publish or share any sites engaging in link schemes intended to manipulate a site’s ranking in news results or generate unnatural traffic or to deceive our audience of its newsworthiness.

Editorial Liability:

The editors of Sotaku maintain editorial independence in day-to-day editorial decisions. The editors also maintain editorial independence for any of the views, comments, and opinions of others published on Epic Dope.

Participation by relevant and interested government departments and agencies, regulatory and standards bodies, state-owned enterprises, institutes, industry associations, universities, consultants, readers, industry leaders and experts, in the form of technical articles and other editorial submissions, shall be proactively encouraged.

Where a submission is controversial, Sotaku shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that relevant diverse views are solicited and fairly presented, and that right of reply is provided. Publication of articles, views, comments, opinions, and analysis shall not depend on any particular point of view or worldview of the editor.

Discretion is vested in the editor to shorten an article for space and other reasons, and, if appropriate, this is normally done in conjunction with the author.

In addition, the discretion is vested in the editor in deciding whether or not to publish an article, editorial submission or letter. Such a decision shall not be based on any particular point of view or worldview of the editor. However, a decision not to publish an editorial submission may be because the editor considers it to be inappropriate to the target audience, dishonest, deliberately and maliciously misleading, having an improper hidden agenda, or others.

Content Partners

Sotaku doesn’t take payment for any referrals or lead generation. The editorial team works with many content partners to create a comprehensive database for India’s startup and technology ecosystem. These partnerships are based on the shared benefit to both parties by publishing content on the site and generating meaningful visibility and traffic for our content partners.

Content Submissions

Sotaku regularly receives content submission requests from writers, bloggers, PR agencies, etc. wishing to submit content for publication. While the editorial team is always happy to be notified about the potentially interesting content, we do not pay for content to be created, nor do we guarantee any submitted content will be published on the site.


Updated stories are added to the website on a regular basis. It is the editorial goal of Sotaku to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible. Our editors work with customized editorial software and through daily engagement with content, partners to make sure featured content reflects the breadth and diversity of key newsworthy events.

From time to time Sotaku may publish original content in the form of original reporting and interviews from outside sources or wires. This policy is in keeping with the site mission of amplifying the work being done by many authoritative sources across the city.