What are the safest anime sites?

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21 solutions
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    #1Ex Anime

    Ex Anime

    Ex Anime is a site where users can stream anime online for free without the need to sign up. It has plenty of anime in its site, from already finished to currently airing. Users can also request for an anime to be available for streaming. 

    Websites

    Free

    Aldo G
    Written on November 21, 2018
    "I use this site to Watch & download free anime episodes, live action in english language, Enjoy !!"
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    #2Gaze Anime

    Gaze Anime

    Gaze Anime is a website for watching English dubbed anime for free and without registration. This site also offers merchandise through its online store and recommends anime by its blog. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Websites
    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "What happened to this solution? It only says page not found. I hope they fix this soon "
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    Free Trial

    #3Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is a platform where you can watch your favorite animes. It has over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of the latest and greatest anime series available, including a system that will help you discover new animes. 

    Websites

    $7.99- 1 month

    Linda Zhong
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "100% LEGIT 👍 Real Otakus knows the importance of legal anime streaming. What's a small price compared to a clear and legit copy of your favorite anime. All your favorite anime are probably here because they have LOTS of content"

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

Anime is the English pronunciation of ‘animated cartoon’ or ???. The Japanese use the term to refer to any cartoon because it is a culturally accepted and fairly basic form of entertainment for them. The content of an anime series can be targeted towards one or several age groups. It also covers a multitude of genres such as drama, action, romance, historical fiction, horror, comedy etc.. Outside of Japan, however, anime is synonymous with ‘animation made in Japan.’ It is usually perceived as an animated series or film that has the signature Japanese-style of animation such as vibrant colors, dramatic editing, and over the top facial expressions.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that anime is more popular now than ever? The once considered niche form of entertainment made its highest sales revenue in 2016 with seventeen billion dollars. The trend may continue with celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan and Kanye West promoting their favorite anime series and films. It’s journey to popularity started in the United States in the early sixties. Series like Astro Boy, Gigantor, and Star Blazers debuted in American television in the seventies. However, it did not compare to the popularity of anime on home video. Anime films eventually became available on VHS tapes in the 80s thus introducing viewers to iconic films like My Neighbor Totoro and Macross: Do You Remember Love. Anime returned to cable television in the 90s with channels like Cartoon Network and Sci-Fi. Anime series and made-for-television films brought entertainment aimed at both children and adults. Popular titles at the time were Akira, Dragon Ball and Pokemon. In recent years, anime has become available on streaming sites like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. It has also contributed to the creation of safe anime sites like Crunchyroll, FUNimation and AnimeUltima. 

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    #4Anime Simple

    Anime Simple

    Anime Simple is a website dedicated to all anime lovers out there. This site features some of the classic anime series of all time, as well as the on-going ones. Lastly, users can choose between dubbed and subbed episodes.

    Websites

    Free

    Marco S
    Written on November 19, 2018
    "Easy layout, decent design, and stays up to date with ongoing series"
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    #5GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime is a website where users can watch and download anime with English dubs and subtitles for free. The website offers a wide variety of anime shows, all with different genres and based on different manga sources.

    Websites

    Free

    Richard Fox
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "I really thought gogoanime wasn't safe until i went to the site and encountered no popups or anything like that plus it has all the anime I like. The only thing that bugs me is the all-black interface but if your willing to let that pass then cool."
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    Free Trial

    #6FUNimation

    FUNimation

    FUNimation has more than 400 active titles and has established itself as the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is also a free anime mobile app for both iOS and Android users.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Why am I hearing about this just now? This is a really great anime website compared to those claiming to be free but asks for your credit card number. I also love that they have a mobile app coz it's a lot easier to watch and save anime"
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    #7AnimeHeaven.in

    AnimeHeaven.in

    AnimeHeaven.in is a website for watching anime and cartoons for free. Having the latest episodes and popular anime, this site has a chat box for its users. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Websites
    Heather Riley
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "This is indeed heaven for anime fans like meeeeee 😍 They have plenty of content to choose from with subtitles for international fans "
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    #8OtakuStream

    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

    Husky
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Its really good very nice interface good colouring scheme adblocker surprisingly works on it got a lot of anime on it good moderators but the only downside is that there's no ecchi on it if your into that stuff"
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    #9AnimeUltima

    AnimeUltima
    AnimeUltima is one of the most popular anime video sites ever visited by fanatics. It doesn't only offer complete anime series from original versions to dubbed ones but informative contents, polls, forums, and events.
    Websites

    Free

    Zhao Dong
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "I've been through lots of anime websites but this is my favorite and I always go back to AnimeUltima. Aside from their anime series, they also post polls and forums so users can interact and talk about their favorite anime etc."
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    #10KuroAni

    KuroAni

    KuroAni is a website that offers online streaming of anime and cartoon movies online for free. Aside from movies, it is also showing episodes from Anime and cartoon series. Users don't need to register for an account to watch.

    Websites

    Free

    Yolky
    Written on January 1, 2019
    "Great! Decent quality website, where there are a variety of animes subbed/dubbed. Would reccomend if you have the binge sensation!"
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    #11Yahoo View

    Yahoo View

    Yahoo View is a video on demand platform branded from Yahoo! (in collaboration with Hulu) you can watch and stream all the episodes of your favorite TV shows, talk shows and other videos from ABC, NBC and FOX. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Christina Thompson
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Wow. This was a bit surprising, I didn't know Yahoo has an exclusive platform for streaming shows and they even have animes. Nice!"
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    #12Anime Rhino

    Anime Rhino

    Anime Rhino is an online website resource for watching and downloading anime shows and movies. Genres include horror, drama, comedy, action, romance, mystery, etc.

    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Mendoza
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "This is my kind of anime streaming site: completely free, secure, and has a wide selection of anime to choose from. I can never stick with one series at a time and I like watching different kinds of anime that's why this is a site i'll never change from"
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    Free Trial

    #13Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Frank Cole
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Wow! Netflix really has everything viewers might wanna watch. They even have anime series and movies. My subscription is definitely worth every dime "
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    #14Wakanim

    Wakanim

    Wakanim is an iOS and Android TV anime mobile app to watch shows live from Japan. With this app, users can watch anime on different devices like a computer, smartphone, or Xbox One. Wakanim contains both old and new content.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    jdogzero silverblade
    Written on July 4, 2019
    "Thanks rosario alonso and sofia olerva for confirming this app is garbage with those copy and pasted reviews."
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    #15Animestory

    Animestory

    Animestory is a website where users can watch and stream anime shows and movies for free. It has a wide catalog of series dubbed in Japanese. Users won't have to create an account to access the site.

    Websites

    Free

    Ramil Shibboleth
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "Watch anime, cartoons, and Asian drama -- not annoying ads! Animestory is a huge repository for anime, cartoons, and even Asian drama, all without the annoying ads!"
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    #16Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Janice Payne
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "with Netflix on the scene, Hulu is really becoming competitive these days. Hulu Originals are awesome as well as their movie collection and of course, the best anime are here!!"
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    #17Viewster

    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

    Lucy Mao
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "I'm so glad they have an app. I find it more convenient than visiting the website and signing in/logging in every time you wanna watch something. Anime series and movies load fast too "
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    #18Animefever

    Animefever

    Animefever is a website where users can watch anime shows online absolutely for free. However, before being able to stream, users need to register for an account. The website also has schedules of the animes airing.

    Websites

    Free

    Vcloud Management
    Written on January 6, 2019
    "Has 360, 480 and 720p anime"
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    Free Trial

    #19HiDive

    HiDive

    HiDive is a website which offers free anime streaming to its users. The page is sorted into easily-accessible tabs and categorized conveniently to make browsing simpler. It also offers a free 7-day trial.

    Websites

    $4.99- 1 month

    Maria Harrison
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Awesome platform to watch anime online ❤️️ You can connect it to any compatible device and they have the best anime shows! I'm almost done with my free trial and planning to subscribe 😉 "
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    #20AnimeLab

    AnimeLab

    AnimeLab is an anime mobile application and website where users can watch thousands of anime shows with English dubs or subtitles and fast-tracked simulcast shows directly from Japan in high definition.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Leonardo Romo
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "Animelab is only for people who live in Australia or new zealand but I think it could work with an ip address changer although I havent tried that yet. It is safe tho and has no ads or malware"
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    #21AnimeHeros

    AnimeHeros

    AnimeHeros is a website where you can watch anime online for free in a high definition quality either between 1080p and 720p, without annoying advertisements. There are also subbed and dubbed version of anime. 

    Websites

    Free

    Learn GameDev
    Written on December 1, 2018
    "It is easy to use and has alot of animes to watch."

Summary

Best What are the safest anime sites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ex AnimeWebsites 41 Free
2Gaze AnimeWebsites 7 Paid
3CrunchyrollWebsites 4 Paid
4Anime SimpleWebsites 4 Free
5GoGoAnimeWebsites 3 Free
6FUNimationWebsites 2 Paid
7AnimeHeaven.inWebsites 1 Paid
8OtakuStreamWebsites 0 Free
9AnimeUltimaWebsites 0 Free
10KuroAniWebsites 0 Free
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