What are the best websites to watch English-subbed and dubbed anime?

Calling all Otakus out there, let's help Somil Kumar, together with the other non-Japanese speakers, indulge in their favorite anime series by coming up with a list of websites that offer English subtitles and dual audio for more enjoyable anime experience!

asked by Somil Kumar
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10 solutions
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    Free Trial

    #1Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll enables users to watch the latest and most popular anime shows dubbed in English or with English subtitles. It also lets anime enthusiasts read manga online.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Sandra Jensen
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "Crunchyroll is one of my go-to websites to watch english subbed and dubbed anime online. Yes I can also watch this on my phone because it has an app available for IOS users. Not just that there is an option for you to get the paid version if you are annoyed with the free version which has ads. "
  2. 240
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    #2Hulu

    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 it is only currently available in the United States and Japan.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Diana Estrada
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "For 6 bucks monthly this is a worth it to pay to stream anime. The best part is that most are dubbed anime aside from having subbed anime. TBH i prefter dubbed anime because it is hard for me to read the subtitles and then see what is happening on the screen. Of course it will take longer to get dubbed anime but i am definitely willing to wait. "
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    #3Vudu

    Vudu

    Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service available to both Android and iOS devices and Windows and Mac computers. It contains both the latest releases and timeless classics. It's only accessible from the US and signing up is free.

    Streaming Services

    Pay-per-view

    Caroline Lin
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "If you are looking for sites to watch anime then I would suggest that you check out Vudu. The most anime I watched here is Fairy Tail I never get tired of watching it. I dont even know why maybe it's that good for me eh. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the earliest English-dubbed anime to air is Tetsujin 28-go? The said anime is known in English as "Gigantor". It started airing on October 20th, 1963 in Japan. The English-dubbed version started airing in the US in 1964. The anime was so heavily re-written. In effect, 13 of the English episodes were dubbed back into Japanese and treated as if they were a reboot or sequel. It was subsequently broadcast in Australia and New Zealand. This marked the start of Western people's inclination to anime.

Four other TV anime was dubbed into English and started airing overseas in 1965. These anime are Tetsuwan Atom (known in English as Astro Boy), Jungle Taitei (known in English as Kimba the White Lion), Wonder 3 (known in English as The Amazing 3), and 8 Man(known in English as 8th Man). These were the earliest period of English-dubbed Japanese anime incorporated into Western entertainment. Today, there are various websites to watch dubbed anime. Dubbed anime websites are available for fans to stream aside from subbed anime online. Translations are also available as the anime culture is not just exclusive to Japan anymore. So if you want to watch Kimetsu no Yaiba in either English dubbed or subbed that will now be possible. In fact, fans can now stream anime with subs and dubs in different platforms as the reach of anime has expanded beyond cultural lines. 

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    Free Trial

    #4Netflix

    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

    Sara Matthews
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "If you are a newbie anime fan and has a Netflix subscription and been looking where to watch anime...then look no more you can just stream anime on Netflix. Yes there are also dubbed anime websites more faster than Netflix but those are illegal if i am not mistaken. Lets support legal sources.. GUYS!!!"
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    #5iTunes

    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.

    Streaming Services

    Pay-per-view

    Sharon Ortiz
    Written on June 16, 2019
    "In terms of the collection iTunes offer, it is not as big as crunchyroll and other websites to watch english-subbed and dubbed anime but one thing is certain, they offer high quality ones. So its quality over quantity. Plus, it's fully functional for mac users like me"
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    #6Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Known to be a dynamic player in online-streaming services, the Amazon Prime Video features a wide variety of dubbed anime choices, from fantasy to dark to romance to slice of life.

    Streaming Services

    Pay-per-view

    Mark Green
    Written on June 16, 2019
    "Okay, I am all for what is free, believe me. But when it comes to the things that I love and obsessed with, I am more than willing to spend a little, or even splurge a lot if it's part of my hobby, as long as it is worth, just like amazon prime video. I get both english audio and english subtitles for a decent price."
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    #7Anime Freak

    Anime Freak

    Brimming with a large collection of animes dubbed in English and enhanced with subtitles, Anime Freak lets users with free access to the classics and the newest anime releases.

    Websites

    Free

    Yan Kyaw
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Animefreak.TV #1 Site to watch thousands of dubbed and subbed anime episodes including Dragon Ball Super, Attack on Titan, Naruto Shippuden, One Piece. The website has a responsive video player and the episodes are easily accessible. There can be too many ads but please deal with them to support the site and the creators."
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    #8AnimeVibe

    AnimeVibe

    AnimeVibe is one of the top choices of websites that specializes in providing non-Japanese speakers English subtitles and dual audios for more immersive watching. This is free!

    Websites

    Free

    Donquix Edo
    Written on February 26, 2019
    "It's completely free and has zero ads. You don't need to register at all. You can stream and download animes, both subbed and dubbed are available, has about 9000+ animes"
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    #9Anime Karma

    Anime Karma

    Anime Karma is a Japanese entertainment portal that caters to all non-Japanese who still want to enjoy watching anime by providing them with English-subbed and dubbed animes.

    Websites

    Free

    Nick Stein
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "If you don't understand Japanese like me you can always watch latest anime series with subtitles on Anime Karma"
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    #10Ani.ME

    Ani.ME

    Ani.ME is a streaming site that features English-dubbed and subbed anime TV shows. Anime news and forums are also available so anime fans can join and take part in discussions.

    Websites

    Free

    Guo Hu
    Written on September 24, 2019
    "Ani.ME is my go-to website whenever I want to watch anime with english subs and dubbed for free. "

Summary

Best What are the best websites to watch English-subbed and dubbed anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CrunchyrollStreaming Services 252 Paid
2HuluStreaming Services 240 Paid
3VuduStreaming Services 236 Paid
4NetflixStreaming Services 236 Paid
5iTunesStreaming Services 236 Paid
6Amazon Prime VideoStreaming Services 235 Paid
7Anime FreakWebsites 234 Free
8AnimeVibeWebsites 234 Free
9Anime KarmaWebsites 233 Free
10Ani.MEWebsites 233 Free
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