What are the best anime websites?

Anime is arguably one of the greatest things in modern entertainment. In fact, it's even more popular today than ever before. A big part of that is because of technology. Anime shows have debuted outside of Japan pretty early on but did gain much traction. This left fans with very little options to get their anime fix. Only the most hardcore of fans would import their favorite anime over to their country. It was not until the Internet became ubiquitous that getting hold of anime became so much easier. When it came to the actual show themselves, the sky's pretty much the limit. You'll find all manner of shows to cate to all types of preferences. Do you want dragons that grant wishes? Done. Epic action sequences and battles? Check. Magical girls in cute outfits? Why not. Deep and through-provoking stories and character development? For sure.

The only real point of contention when it comes to anime, is how faithfully recreates its source material which in most cases, would be manga. Adapting a manga series into anime is never an easy task. Regardless, having your favorite manga series come to life is its own reward and is enough sometimes. There's also the matter of subbed vs dubbed versions but that boils down to personal preference. If you're new to the world of anime, you're in luck. Some of the best anime shows are just a few clicks away. Our friend, Shinobidea is asking what would be some good websites to watch anime. Check out our list of some of the best anime websites available today and start watching. You could find yourself becoming a fan and start a life-long obsession. We wouldn't blame if you did, we're one ourselves.

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    #1Anime Karma

    Anime Karma

    Anime Karma is a website that allows you to stream English dubbed and subbed anime series and movies in high-definition resolution videos. Free downloading is allowed on this site.

    Websites

    Free

    Jones Alex
    Written on March 2, 2019
    "This website is fake. Don't sign up."
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    #2Anime Simple

    Anime Simple

    Anime Simple is a website created in 2018 that allows you to stream English dubbed and subbed anime series and movies in high-definition resolution videos. 

    Websites

    Free

    Andrew Schultz
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "This page is as simple as it gets. very minimal ads and with a responsive webpage. it's so easy to watch anime here because it's this responsive."
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    #3Animefever.tv

    Animefever.tv

    Animefever.tv is a website that offers the latest and trending anime shows available for streaming. Some of these shows are not in the mainstream as it is with mature contents. 

    Websites

    Free

    Jerry Miller
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "Cool site for watching HunterX hunter!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first Japanese animated film to be released in Japan  was Dekobo Shingacho - Meian no Shippai? Also known as  Deboko's New Picture Book - Failure of a Great Plan, the anime was released in February of 1917. Interestingly, it was during the World War I, when animation was only a concept. During the same era, around twenty animated short films came out. We could not but thank the three men who were responsible for this sudden boom in the field of art. They are manga artists Oten Shimokawa and Junichi Kouchi, as well as a painter named Seitaro Kitayama. These three men received the nickname, "the fathers of anime". Japanese anime would see one of its major milestones during the 1960s, with television. The first one aired in 1958, was in color and was 9-minutes long. The anime was Moguro no Adventure or Mole's Adventure. One of the first popular shows to come out was Osamu Tezuka's Tetsuwan Atom or Astro Boy. It came out in 1963 and was a half-hour long, a format that is still followed today.

Some of the most popular anime today started out as manga series and until today, they never seem to get obsolete. Despite the various ways to enjoy anime, some people still enjoy reading. But this time, the mangas are in their smartphones. Thanks to some manga apps for iOS and Android, avid manga readers could bring their hobby anywhere. Some took more creative liberties with the stories. All were fun to watch regardless. The Internet made it possible for people to watch anime online through anime sites. Some of the best sites to watch anime get updated on a regular basis. New shows and episodes become available soon after they air on TV. Now is a great time to be an anime fan with so many shows and genres to choose from.

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    #4Watch Cartoon Online

    Watch Cartoon Online

    Watch Cartoon Online is a website that allows you to stream your favorite Anime series subbed and dubbed in English. Just browse by category or search with keywords, and start watching full episodes online and for free.

    Websites

    Free

    Derrick Douglas
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "love this site my favorite."
  2. 4808

    #5The Lost Otaku

    The Lost Otaku

    Anime And Manga Life is a blog powered by Blogger and is known as Otakued.com that posts anime news, reviews, predictions, and recommendations about anime movies and TV shows. 

    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Shaw
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "This site has so many episodes of like everything I want to watch. I love it! I like that they don't have a ton of ads. "
  3. 4807

    #6Animetake

    Animetake

    Animetake is a free online streaming website offering a wide selection of anime movies and TV shows available for watching. Shows are sorted by genre, popularity and alphabetically. 

    Websites

    Free

    DESTINY BODINE
    Written on October 19, 2019
    "The stupid website won't even load that's how trash it is!!!!!!!"
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    #7OtakuStream

    OtakuStream

    OtakuStream is a website to stream anime television series and movies online from various genres such as comedy, drama, romance, action, thriller, etc. This website is also available as an app named HitAnime.

    Websites

    Free

    Jesse Lucas
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "I watch here the old animes I want to watch and it's cool I find them here"
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    #8animepahe

    animepahe

    animepahe lets you watch anime online for free. Episodes are in Japanese language dubbed in English or with English subtitles. Free downloading is allowed on this site. 

    Websites

    Free

    Aikidai
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "It´s clean, safe and have all kinds of anime"
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    #9Masterani-me

    Masterani-me

    Masterani-me is a website where you can stream online and download animes in high-definition format for free. Unfortunately, the website is no longer available.

    Websites
    Paul Holland
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "Detective Conaaaaan!!1 I'm really addicted to this anime! The other day they took down Putlocker so that's why I'm on the hunt for a new alternative. Luckily I found this and now I can binge watch!"
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    Free Trial

    #10Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix offers anime movies and series that can be streamed through smart TVs, game consoles, computers, and mobile devices. Subscription is required to access their digital library.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Thomas Reyes
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Has a whole multitude of different anime series. Can search for different animes and receive suggestions based off of genre or type. Many anime are also added frequently and seasons are updated fairly regularly."
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    #11AnimeLab

    AnimeLab

    AnimeLab is an anime website which offers users thousands of anime shows with English dubs or subtitles for streaming. It can also be used on mobile thanks to its mobile app version.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    fran smith
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Most animes that are available on this app are free, for some movies u do need premium tho. but its a really good."
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    #12AnimeVibe

    AnimeVibe

    AnimeVibe is a website that allows online streaming of anime series from different genre. Registration is required to let you in on the website’s interactive feature like chat. 

    Websites

    Free

    Donquix Edo
    Written on February 23, 2019
    "It's an ad-free anime streaming site, it has no ads whatsoever and doesn't require you to register, they have a huge database of anime with around 9000+ anime to stream from, both subbed and dubbed."
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    #13PhimLeHot

    PhimLeHot

    PhimLeHot is a Vietnamese website that offers free online streaming of Hollywood, Japanese and Chinese movies. No registration is needed to start watching.

    Websites

    Free

    Bất Hủ HD
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "website movie and anime cool"
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    #14AnimeHeaven

    AnimeHeaven

    AnimeHeaven offers subbed or dubbed versions of animes with nearly no advertisements. You can also download the movies or series found on their site for offline viewing. 

    Websites

    Free

    Series Out
    Written on July 6, 2019
    "Best website ever "
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    #15PRMovies

    PRMovies

    PRMovies allows users to stream the latest and most popular Hollywood, Bollywood, and South Indian movies and TV shows for free without needing to sign-up.

    Websites

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  13. 4806

    #16My Manga Anime List

    My Manga Anime List

    My Manga Anime List is a website for anime and manga fans. Aside from online streaming of movies and series, it has discussion forums and a bibliography of manga and anime casts. 

    Websites

    Manga Anime
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "Explore new Anime and Manga or popular ones like Dragon Ball Super, Attack on Titan, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, One Piece and more. Watch top airing anime, trending anime, top upcoming anime, highest rated anime, most popular anime and more."
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    #17Nyaa Pantsu

    Nyaa Pantsu

    Nyaa Pantsu is a website that offers downloadable torrents of anime shows and movies. A Google Chrome extension is available so you can get your anime straight to your browser.

    Websites

    Free

    Tor Dev
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "Today I have found Nyaa Pantsu Latest dark version with awesome features like upload, live seeding, leeching, magnet link generating and super speed downloading"
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    #18Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster is a free entertainment app that contains a catalog of movies, television series, anime, gaming series, documentaries, and more. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices as well as Smart TV, Chromecast, and Apple TV. 

    Websites

    Free

    Janice Payne
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Since this is free, I expect some mishaps but as I use this on my phone, it impressed me. The videos are easy to watch. 😍"
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    #19AnimeHeaven.in

    AnimeHeaven.in

    AnimeHeaven.in offers subbed or dubbed English versions of movie and TV series anime and cartoons for free. Unfortunately, the website is no longer available.  

    Websites
    Guillermina Solís
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "they got so very high anime quality vidoes thats why i keep coming back her eto watch!"
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    #20AnimeAwake

    AnimeAwake

    AnimeAwake is an online streaming website that allows users to watch anime movies or series dubbed or subbed in English for free, even without registration. 

    Websites

    Free

    Series Out
    Written on July 6, 2019
    "Best website to watch animes and movies in HIGH QUALITY awesome site with download option loved it"
  18. 4806

    #21Phantom Anime

    Phantom Anime

    Phantom Anime is a website for downloading your favorite Anime series and movies, including One Piece, Naruto Shippuden, Psyco Pass, Dragon Ball, and many more.

    Websites

    Free

    Devon Luong
    Written on February 7, 2019
    "Super good for updated news and teasers and filler episodes to skip when you want! Guides, Recommendations and reviews are posted daily."
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    #22KuroAni

    KuroAni

    AnimeStuck is a free online streaming website showing various anime movies and TV series. Downloading is allowed on this site even without member sign up.

    Websites

    Free

    James Banks
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "High qualtiy animes omggg!! I now have a new anime site fave!"
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    #23AnimeHeaven.cc

    AnimeHeaven.cc

    AnimeHeaven.cc offers English subbed or dubbed versions of animes available for online streaming. You can also download the movies or series found on their site to watch offline. 

    Websites

    Free

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    #24AnimeLove

    AnimeLove

    AnimeLove is an online streaming website where users can watch the latest anime movies and series for free in English dubbed and subbed. This website does not host or upload any video but only embed links to other sites. 

    Websites

    Free

    tvshow fun
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "Various animes are updated daily. And there are many animes."
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    #25Chia-Anime

    Chia-Anime

    Chia-Anime offers HD anime content that's subbed or dubbed in English which can be streamed or downloaded. It’s said to update content 10x faster than other free streaming websites.

    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Perkins
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "The site itself is a little dated and sketchy looking, but I am able to find a lot of different anime here that I can't find anywhere else. And, best of all, its free! It takes a little getting used to, but there is a lot here and everything is pretty easily found using the index. If you're looking for an alternative to Crunchyroll or something like that, this is a great way to get some free anime!"
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    Free Trial

    #26Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is a legal anime website that offers premium membership to exclusive video contents. Updates happen almost every hour to ensure you never miss out on the latest episodes. 

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Mark Howell
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Crunchyroll has hundreds of anime television programs from all types of genres and styles. Whether it's something mainstream and popular, or unique and obscure, Crunchyroll is a great option to find all types of anime!"
  24. 4805
    Free Trial

    #27Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a website that offers high-quality videos and a wide range of selection of anime films and series. Hulu, unfortunately, is not available in all parts of the world. 

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Justin Chapman
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I watch movies occasionally on HULU because it has good selection of a wide range of movies and exclusive programming. Hulu, the only online subscription service that delivers streaming video of currently running shows from all of the top television networks, comes in two iterations: Hulu Plus and Hulu.com. Hulu.com is available entirely free of charge. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month."
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    #28GogoAnime9

    GogoAnime9

    GogoAnime9 is a website that allows you to stream anime series that are in Japanese language but dubbed or subbed in English. Unfortunately, the website is no longer available. 

    Websites
    Bryan Munoz
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "From what my cousin recommended, this is the best site to watch anime. But when I was about to stream, it was no longer available. "
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    #29GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime

    GogoAnime lets you watch anime online for free. Episodes are in Japanese language dubbed in English or with English subtitles. Free downloading is allowed on this site.

    Websites

    Free

    Donald Rose
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I have had experience with this website and I must say it is a good solution for this problem. The site offers a wide variety of anime to watch for free. My favorite anime is Hunter X Hunter 2011 and I just so happened to discover the show using GogoAnimes. I used the comment section to communicate with other anime fans and receive recommendations. Overall, the site offers a great experience for newcomers and veterans of anime."
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    #30EasyAccessAnime

    EasyAccessAnime

    EasyAccessAnime is a website that allows you to online stream anime series and movies that are in Japanese language but dubbed or subbed in English for free. 

    Websites

    Free

    Twitch Hearthstone
    Written on February 9, 2019
    "All Anime in hd quality and no ads!"
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    #31Anime Network

    Anime Network

    Anime Network is an on-demand cable network based in North America. It provides access to streaming of both licensed and original anime content through streaming providers like Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, and Xfinity.

    Websites

    0

    Michael Stephens
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "This anime site is really good! There are many animes to choose from!"
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    #329Anime.bz

    9Anime.bz

    9Anime.bz is a site where you can stream anime shows and movies online in English dubbed and subbed for free. Unfortunately, the website is no longer available.

    Websites

    Free

    Marco S
    Written on December 8, 2018
    "This is a fake website! Beware!"
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    #33KissAnime

    KissAnime

    Kissanime website is optimized to consume low bandwidth for the videos to load fully in almost 10 seconds. It also uploads anime series consistently in different video resolution. 

    Websites

    Free

    Rafael Leal
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "KissAnime is a free website where you can watch Anime. Videos are in many different formats from 240p to 1080p. They have a pretty large library of anime. If you are a fan of the genera then this is a good site for you to check out. I'm not a fan but that doesn't change the fact that this does fit the topic."
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    #34AnimeDao

    AnimeDao

    AnimeDao is an anime streaming website which provides anime episodes and full movies with English subtitles in SD and HD quality. This website is also designed to have a tablet and mobile-friendly interface. 

    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Hoffman
    Written on September 24, 2019
    "Thanks to AnimeDao! I can finally watch now anime shows and movies with English subtitles for free"
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    #35Animenova

    Animenova

    Animenova is an anime streaming website to watch your favorite anime movies and television series for free. This is more like a dictionary where you can find a long lits of latest and past anime. 

    Websites
    Gary Elliott
    Written on September 24, 2019
    "Too bad Animenova has already been shut down. I'm not really sure if this will return from the dead but hopefully it will. *fingers crossed*"
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    #36Anime Urban

    Anime Urban

    Anime Urban is an online store which enables users to buy anime products. This online shop is powered by Shopify. Its website is designed in various categories to choose from such as clothing, plush, figures, accessories, and decor.

    Websites

    Free

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    #37Fanmerch Store

    Fanmerch Store

    Fanmerch Store is a shop filled with apparel and merchandise related to anime and pop culture such as The Avengers, One Piece, Harry Potter, Attack On Titan, and more. The merch shop also offers collectibles and costumes for any occasion.

    Websites

    Free

    Fanmerch Store
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "wonderful explanation ,really fan of you,must check for more "
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    #38Naruto-Guides

    Naruto-Guides

    Naruto-Guides is a website that provides information about Naruto. The site features detailed biographies of Naruto characters, their notable skills, match-ups, and team compositions.

    Websites

    Free

    Corrosion Hour
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Naruto-Guides is a new website dedicated to the anime Naruto. Their content is 100% unique and interesting to read. You can see and feel the quality! New content is releasing every week."

Summary

Best What are the best anime websites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Anime KarmaWebsites 4874 Free
2Anime SimpleWebsites 4836 Free
3Animefever.tvWebsites 4809 Free
4Watch Cartoon OnlineWebsites 4809 Free
5The Lost OtakuWebsites 4808 Free
6AnimetakeWebsites 4807 Free
7OtakuStreamWebsites 4807 Free
8animepaheWebsites 4807 Free
9Masterani-meWebsites 4807 Paid
10NetflixStreaming Services 4806 Paid
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