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Want to legally watch anime paid or free? Here's a list for you!

Written by:

Jei Beltrano

August 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM PHT (GMT +8:00)

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With the start of Japan’s hunt for illegal and pirate sites lurking in the internet in response to its revised anti-online piracy law enacted last June 2020 effective January 2021 and the closure of the biggest pirate site KissAnime, many anime fans are looking for alternative anime streaming sites that are safe, official and abide the copyright law of Japan.

Here is the list of official and legal websites and applications that streams anime including the price plan, region accessibility and its content availability arranged in alphabetic order:

Want to legally watch anime paid or free? Here's a list for you!

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1. Amazon Prime Video US / Japan
Website: www.amazon.com (US) www.amazon.co.jp (JP)
Established: 2006
Headquarters: United States
Price: Subscription of $12.99/month (Php. 630/month) for Amazon Prime membership
Accessibility: Global
Anime Titles: 90+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

2. Anime Lab
Website: www.animelab.com
Established: 2014
Headquarters: Australia
Price: Free / $6.95 AUD (Php. 240/month)
Accessibility: Australia and New Zealand
Anime Titles: 40+

3. Anime-Planet
Website: www.anime-planet.com
Established: 2001
Headquarters: United States
Price: Free
Accessibility: Global
Anime Titles: 200+ (Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, and Hulu listing, some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

4. Anime Digital Network (ADN)
Website: www.animedigitalnetwork.fr
Established: 2017
Headquarters: France
Price: 6.99€/month (Php. 400/month)
Accessibility: France, Luxembourg, & Belgium
Anime Titles: 200+

5. Anime on Demand
Website: www.anime-on-demand.de
Established: 2007
Headquarters: Germany
Price: starts at 6.25 € (Php 360/month)
Accessibility: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein
Anime Titles: 130+

6. Aniplus Asia
Website: www.aniplus-asia.com
Established: 2013
Headquarters: Singapore
Price: Free / VOD or Cable Subscription
Accessibility: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines
Anime Titles: 50+

7. Crunchyroll
Website: www.crunchyroll.com
Established: 2006
Headquarters: United States
Price: starting $7.99/month. (Php. 400/month)
Accessibility: 180+ countries
Anime Titles: 900+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

8. D Anime Store (Japan)
Established: 2012
Headquarters: Japan
Price: starts at 400 yen/month (Php. 200/month)
Accessibility: Japan exclusive
Content Availability: Anime films and series (no foreign subs or dubs)

9. Funimation
Website: www.funimation.com
Established: 1994
Headquarters: United States
Price: starts at $5.99/month. (Php. 300/month)
Accessibility: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Anime Titles: 300+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

10. HIDIVE
Website: www.hidive.com
Established: 2017
Headquarters: United States
Price: starts at $4.99/month (Php. 250/month)
Accessibility: USA, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Central America, Scandinavia, Belgium, and Netherlands
Anime Titles: 100+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

11. Hulu
Website: www.hulu.com
Established: 2007
Headquarters: United States
Price: starts at $5.99/month. (Php. 300/month)
Accessibility: Global
Anime Titles: 150+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

12. Netflix
Website: www.netflix.com
Established: 1997
Headquarters: United States
Price: starts at $3 (Php. 149/month)
Accessibility: 200+ countries
Anime Titles: 300+ (some contents may not be available due to region restrictions)

13. NicoNico
Website: www.nicovideo.jp
Established: 2015
Headquarters: Japan
Price: Free
Accessibility: United States, Japan and Taiwan
Anime Titles: 100+

14. U-Next (Japan)
Website: www.video.unext.jp
Established: 2007
Headquarters: Japan
Price: starts at 500 yen/month (P. 250/month)
Accessibility: Japan exclusive
Anime Titles: - (no foreign subs or dubs)

15. VIZ Media
Website: www.viz.com
Established: 1986
Headquarters: United States
Price: Free (limited) / starts at $1.99/month (Php. 100/month)
Accessibility: Global
Anime Titles: VIZ Media, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Titles

16. VRV
Website: www.vrv.co
Established: 2016
Headquarters: United States
Price: Free / $9.99/month (Php 500)
Accessibility: US exclusive
Anime Titles: HIDIVE and Crunchyroll listing

17. YouTube
Website: www.youtube.com
Established: 2005
Headquarters: United States
Price: Free with Ads
Accessibility: Global
Anime Titles: -
YouTube Channels that stream free anime episodes: (some channels may not be available due to region restrictions)
- AnimeLog (currently available in Japan only / www.youtube.com/channel/UCsnDtu-g18tDA4miToMOjXQ)
- AniOne ( www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wNSTMWIL3qaorLx0jie6A )
- Bandai America ( www.youtube.com/user/BandaiUS )
- Cardfight Vanguard ( www.youtube.com/user/CARDFIGHTVanguard )
- Coolmic ( www.youtube.com/c/Coolmic/videos )
- Crunchyroll ( www.youtube.com/user/crunchyroll )
- Discotek Media ( www.youtube.com/user/Sjohnson20 )
- Funimation ( www.youtube.com/user/FUNimation )
- Gundam.Info ( www.youtube.com/user/gundaminfo )
- Muse Asia ( www.youtube.com/channel/UCGbshtvS9t-8CW11W7TooQg )
- Nabusi TV ( www.youtube.com/user/toytoyotaPES )
- Nozomi Entertainment ( www.youtube.com/user/nozomient )
- Subaru-Gainax Anime Project ( www.youtube.com/user/sbrxgx )
- TMS Entertainment ( www.youtube.com/user/TMSanime )
- TOEI Animation ( www.youtube.com/ToeiAnimationUS )
- Voltron ( www.youtube.com/user/WEP )

These are just the prominent official and legal sites on the internet. Always do strict research before entering the site and be careful of those phishing and leeching websites that offers anime streaming… it may compromise your device or your accounts with attacks or scams. Stay vigilant and stay safe!

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