What are the best websites to download and watch anime online?

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    #1Tubi TV

    Tubi TV

    Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch popular movies and TV series for free. You can stream in full HD and watch videos on your device. It is an ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during commercial breaks in-between programming.

    Websites

    Free

    Wei Lai
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "This is a rather unique service in that you can essentially watch a lot of movies, TV shows, and anime for free as long as you don't mind the occasional commercial break in between segments."
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    #2Crunchyroll

    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 making it a great site to watch anime online.

    Websites

    $7.99- 1 month

    Wei Lai
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "Even with today's online streaming landscape, Crunchyroll remains unique in that it is one of the few services that simulcast anime premieres at the same time as it comes out in Japan. Talk about up to date."
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    Free Trial

    #3Netflix

    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.

    Websites

    $8.99- $15.99

    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "I would say Netflix and Amazon Prime Video ties as the best source of anime shows here in the US. Netflix has a slight edge as they also produce original shows apart from offering others."

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    #4VRV

    VRV

    VRV (pronounced as "verve") is an online streaming service that was launched back in November 2016. Its content mainly focuses on "geek-related" culture and is centered around anime, gaming, and speculative fiction among others.

    Websites

    $9.99- 1 month

    Zhou Lai
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "VRV is new up and comer streaming site operating under the same umbrella company as crunchyroll. This is a bonus for users of either service as being a premium member of one will also make you a premium member of the other. You just need to link your Crunchyroll account to VRV."
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    #5YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Carolyn Mason
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "This is a decent site to catch older shows but newer ones will take some time before it appears on Youtube. Still, a decent choice overall."
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    Free Trial

    #6Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is an internet video-on-demand service where users can watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows. The service contents are either for rent or purchase and is a great option for those looking for websites to download and watch anime online.

    Websites

    Check price

    Jessica Burns
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "In a way, this service even does better than other services when it comes to anime shows. Their online streaming service is basically an extension of their physical one. If you can stream it, chances are, you can also buy a copy of it for yourself."
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    #7Hulu

    Hulu
    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and others. 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

    Teresa Harris
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "I've been using Hulu for a long time now but I find that their anime selection leaves a lot to be desired. Thankfully that has slowly been changing in recent years and its anime offering always growing."
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    #8Vudu

    Vudu

    Vudu is a website that offers video-on-demand services. It is available to both Android and iOS devices, along with Windows and Mac computers. It has a library that contains everything from movies to TV shows, and anime series for those wanting to watch them online.

    Websites

    Free sign up - Pay-per-view

    Zachary Taylor
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "Among online streaming services, this is one of the lesser known ones but it does offer great quality content and service as its bigger competitors. It's also a bit cheaper than those with a big plus in my book."
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    #9Anime 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

    María Jaramillo
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "Yes @Joseph Richardson I recently just found out that we can no longer watch anime online on ANime Network. Good thing is that they provided an alternative which is HIDIVE. You should check it out, dude!"
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    #10iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Kenneth Bowman
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "@Carolyn Dunn so far most of the anime i downloaded/bought from iTunes are subbed. i havent had one which is subbed. anyway, either subbed or dubbed it is fine with me as long as i can watch anime"
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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

    Maricela Leal
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I used to watch free hulu, when it was free. So, when Yahoo View came out I was really happy (free!). This is one of the best places to watch all kinds of tv - and (according to my teenager) anime. If you haven't been over there, I'd recommend that you check it out. It's pretty good, in my opinion. You can even watch the content on your tv with their app (that's a great plus). "
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    #12Kiss Anime

    Kiss Anime
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    Websites

    Free

    Ольга Фионина
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "You can watch nearly all known anime and also download them if you like."
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    #13GoGoAnime

    GoGoAnime
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    Websites

    Free

    Cheng Gu
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "This is one of the best sites to watch current and updated shows for free. The site gets updated with new episodes and shows frequently, usually just a few days after it premieres in Japan."
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    #14AnimeUltima

    AnimeUltima
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    Websites

    Free

    Christian Allen
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "Seems like it's updated constantly, which is nice. I didn't like the many ads on the page as it was distracting, but I guess it's inevitable for a free website. The video quality is not bad either, for a free website."
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    #15AnimeHeaven.Eu

    AnimeHeaven.Eu
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    Keith Smith
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "*** provides great links for me to find Anime online. It's nice being able to go to one place to find things to watch, rather than scouring the internet and wasting my time. I know that *** provides sites that aren't broken or full of viruses, so I know I don't need to worry when downloading from them. "
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    #16Animeland

    Animeland
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    Websites

    Free

    Sai Jaiteley
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "Wanted to watch the new soccer anime drama 'All Out!' but wasn't sure where to go. That's when I found animeland.tv. Wow just wow, they have all the new animes I want to watch. And all of them are in high quality HD. Seriously recommend this site."
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    #17Movies123.watch

    Movies123.watch
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    Websites

    Free

    Kawaii Kittle
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "Not free - asks for credit card detail upon signing up. "

Summary

Best What are the best websites to download and watch anime online
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tubi TVWebsites 0 Free
2CrunchyrollWebsites -1 Paid
3NetflixWebsites -2 Paid
4VRVWebsites -2 Paid
5YouTubeWebsites -2 Free
6Amazon Prime VideoWebsites -2 Free
7HuluWebsites -2 Paid
8VuduWebsites -3 Paid
9Anime NetworkWebsites -4 Paid
10iTunesWebsites -4 Free
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