What are the safest anime sites?

In the world that we live in today, a lot of people from different parts of the globe stream anime online more often. Some of them even immerse themselves deeper by reading the manga to be steps ahead of the anime. And of course, nothing gives a perfect viewing experience than a secure, virus-free anime website. Unfortunately, finding the best one is easier said than done. There are a lot of things that one should take into consideration. One common factor that comes first is this question: "where to watch anime without ads?" People perceive ads as a threat to their security as well as their devices. Lucky for you, you went to the right place on the internet. Our team has collected the safest anime websites there is on the world wide web. Are you ready for more?

If you are one of those asking the question stated above, then look no further. You can see below a list with a mix of paid and free safe anime websites that you can choose from. You can even find the best websites to watch anime without ads and free anime watching apps if you are thorough enough! But beware of websites where you can watch anime for free and without ads. We cannot guarantee you that they are 100% safe, so proceed with caution. Dive down now on our list and indulge yourself in your favorite anime shows and movies. Feel free to share your thoughts through the comment boxes below. Happy bingeing!

asked by Anonymous
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  1. 54
    Free Trial

    #1Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Like its adversaries, Crunchyroll is one of the best ad-free anime websites online. You have the option to watch their free anime shows or pay to unlock their full catalog.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    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"
  2. 54
    Free Trial

    #2Funimation

    Funimation

    FUNimation is a safe anime website where users can watch free anime online. There is also an option to pay a subscription fee to watch anime without advertisements.

    Streaming Services

    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"
  3. 45
    Free Trial

    #3Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is not only a great website for watching movies and TV shows online. It is also one of the good anime websites without ads. However, you have to pay a monthly fee before watching.

    Streaming Services

    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!!"

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. 

  1. 44
    Free Trial

    #4HiDive

    HiDive

    HiDive offers a smooth and safe anime streaming experience to its users with its accessible tabs and categorization. The streaming site offers a 7-day free trial for new users.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    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 😉 "
  2. 44
    Free Trial

    #5Netflix

    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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    #6Yahoo 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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    #7GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime is a website that offers English subbed and dubbed anime which is free to watch online. With the site, users can find and stream the latest releases and popular anime in high definition. GoGoAnime also groups the anime shows according to genres and ongoing series.

    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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    #8Wakanim

    Wakanim

    Wakanim is a streaming service that offers of anime titles. With this platform, users can watch anime on different devices like a computer, smartphone, or Xbox One. Wakanim contains both old and new content.

    Streaming Services

    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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    #9Anime 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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    #10Animefever

    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

    Christopher Terri
    Written on January 7, 2020
    "Simple, neat and best streaming quality out there!"
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    #11AnimeHeaven.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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    #12Animestory

    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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    #13AnimeLab

    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.

    Streaming Services

    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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    #14Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster is a safe anime website that also has a lot of movies, TV series, and gaming series in its catalog. It has a free app that you can download on your mobile device.

    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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    #15OtakuStream

    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"

Summary

Best What are the safest anime sites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CrunchyrollStreaming Services 54 Paid
2FunimationStreaming Services 54 Paid
3HuluStreaming Services 45 Paid
4HiDiveStreaming Services 44 Paid
5NetflixStreaming Services 44 Paid
6Yahoo ViewWebsites 43 Free
7GoGoAnimeWebsites 43 Free
8WakanimStreaming Services 43 Free
9Anime SimpleWebsites 43 Free
10AnimefeverWebsites 43 Free
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