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A locally-run cover generator for MyAnimeList.

Project description


A locally-run cover generator for MyAnimeList written with Python 3.7. Generates CSS files for high resolutions covers. Currently somewhat barebones.

This project is more of a fun experiment than something I expect to announce loudly to the world. It is named after Doomcat's "MalCat", even though it's function-set is rather different for the moment.

How To Install

Python 3 is required.

Launch command line and install via pip:

pip install MalFox

How To Use

This script requires your MAL list to be public.

Run via command line and pass it up to three arguments: username, list type, and CSS preset. MalFox will generate a "Results" folder wherever you run the script, so make sure to "cd" to your preferred directory.

Command line syntax:

python -m MalFox <user> <type> <preset>

Valid types: 'anime', 'manga', 'both'

Valid presets: 'dataimagelink', 'dataimagelinkbefore', 'dataimagelinkafter', 'datatitlelink', 'datatitlelinkbefore', 'datatitlelinkafter', 'animetitle', 'animetitlebefore', 'animetitleafter', 'more'

Only username is required. If no type or preset is provided, it defaults to 'both' + 'dataimagelinkbefore'.

Example command line prompt:

python -m MalFox Valerio_Lyndon both dataimagelink

This tutorial will be improved in the future if/when this script is also improved.


  • Complete Proper Python formatting, allowing easier install through pip (including module dependency direction). I'm kinda bad so I am still figuring out how to do this.
  • (Definite) Automatic uploading of files to hosting service. Would automatically override files if they exist.
  • (Definite) Add details to readme on how to have script run via .bat file, including automatically on computer start.
  • (Possible) Toggle for combining anime/manga files into one output file. Not valid for 'more' preset.
  • (Unlikely) Package project as an exe file for easier use.

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