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Legal Anime Streaming Sites

legal anime streaming sites
When learning to speak Japanese, you’ll come across suffixes used to address people called “honorifics.

Akiba Pass

  • Visit the Akiba Pass Website
  • Cost: 8€ per month
  • Anime Titles Available: 75+
  • Regions Available: Germany & Austria 

[adult swim] (Toonami) (Cartoon Network)

  • Visit the [adult swim] Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 20+
  • Regions Available: United States, Australia, and New Zealand



Availability: Global
Version: Sub and dub

  • Visit the Amazon Video Website
  • Cost: $99 USD per year (Approx. $8.25 USD per month)
  • Anime Titles Available: 80+ (Availability of Shows Depends on Country)
  • Regions Available: United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Germany and soon India


  • Visit the Anibee Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 2+
  • Regions Available: Singapore, Indonesia & Possibly worldwide?


Choose from your favorite anime shows and watch one online on Ani.me. Memorize Ani.me as the easiest and most memorable way to watch anime online. Subscribe and be part of supporting Japanese anime companies!  Only a few dubs.  Mostly subs.

Animax TV


Availability: UK and Ireland
Version: Sub and dub
Viewers can access free simulcasts of a quite a few major works every season, and older works can be accessed for £3.99 a month.

Aniplex USA


Availability: Global
Version: Sub and Dub
This site is not a streaming site. Rather, it provides links to help you locate legal streams for Aniplex USA anime subbed/dubbed!


Anime Bananas

  • Visit the Anime Bananas Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 200+(Availability of Shows Depends on Country)
  • Regions Available: Multiple Countries


Anime Digital Network

The ways you can watch anime: Online, Tablets, Phones.

  • Visit the ADN Website
  • Cost: 4.99€  
  • Anime Titles Available: 200+
  • Regions Available: France, Luxembourg, & Belgium




Version: Sub and dub
AnimeLab gets most of their works through Funimation, and you can also view their works through their Android and Apple apps. AnimeLab is free, and streams in HD as well!


Anime on Demand

The ways you can watch anime: Online.

  • Visit the Anime on Demand Website
  • Cost: 6,25 € per month / 8,33 € per month
  • Anime Titles Available: 130+
  • Regions Available: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein


The ways you can watch anime: Online, tablet.

  • Visit the Anime-Planet Website
  • Cost: FREE // Bonus: Watching on AP auto updates your AP Anime Watch List
  • Anime Titles Available: 200+ (Partnership with Crunchyroll, Viewster, & Hulu)
  • Regions Available: Globally (Availability of Shows Depends on Country)

Anime Serien


Availability: Global
Version: Sub and Dub
This site is not a streaming site. Rather, it helps you locate legal streams for anime subbed/dubbed in various European language.


AsianCrush is the premier Asian streaming service for movies, TV shows, and web videos online. We curate and distribute the best of Asian entertainment media to a global audience. Our content is distributed across North America on the leading cable, satellite, telco, broadband, and mobile Video-On-Demand (VOD) systems.

Free subject to commercials and advertisements.


  • Visit the ConTV Website
  • Cost: FREE /$4.99 USD
  • Anime Titles Available: 10+
  • Regions Available: United States


The ways you can watch anime: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nook, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Sprint TV, T-Mobile TV, Smart TVs, Google Chrome, Roku, Boxee, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One.

Crackle is free but it has a limited supply of anime.  It is also owned by Sony

  • Visit the Crackle Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 10+
  • Regions Available: United States, Canada, Australia and across 18 countries in Latin America



Availability: Almost all countries outside of Asia
Version: Sub, some dub

  • Visit the Crunchyroll Website
  • Cost: FREE / $6.95 USD / $11.95 USD
  • Anime Titles Available: 850+ (Availability of Shows Depends on Country)
  • Regions Available: 180+ Countries (To check to see what’s available in your country go here)




Versions: Sub and dub
Anime Licensing powerhouse Funimation first started streaming online in 2009. Today, they stream their licensed shows both on their website and on Hulu. You can even access Funimation via PS3/PS4! Anime fans will all agree not all dubs are of the highest quality, but Funimation has released some thoroughly enjoyable english dubbed localizations, which are all viewable online. Non North-American residents: have no fear, because Funimation plans to extend their services to the UK. In addition, they also sublicense their works to other streaming services, such as…

  • Visit the Funimation Website
  • Cost: FREE/ $5.99 USD / $59.99 USD per year
  • Anime Titles Available: 300+
  • Regions Available: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand



Availability: Australia and New Zealand
Version: Sub and dub
Hanabee is another service exclusive to those in Oz/NZ! Hanabee has steadily increased their selection since launch, and now boasts a strong selection of recent popular titles. Best of all, they also host RWBY, for the Rooster Teeth fans out there!


  • Visit the HIDIVE Website
  • Cost: FREE / $3.99 (Ad-Free // Introductory Price)
  • Anime Titles Available: 100+ (Partnership with Sentai Filmworks, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing, Aesir Holdings, and ADV )
  • Regions Available: USA, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Central America, Scandinavia, Belgium, and Netherlands (Availability of Shows Depends on Country)



  • Visit the HOOQ Website
  • Cost: P149 per month
  • Anime Titles Available: 9+
  • Regions Available: the Philippines. India, Indonesia, and Thailand




  • Visit the Hulu Website
  • Cost: $7.99 USD / $11.99 USD (No Commercials)
  • Anime Titles Available: 140+
  • Regions Available: United States, Japan



The ways you can watch anime: Online, on iOS

  • Visit the iflix Website
  • Cost: RM10 per month / RM96 a year (RM8 per month)
  • Anime Titles Available: 20+
  • Regions Available: Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka


Manga Entertainment


Availability: UK and USM
Version: Sub and dub
Somewhat ironically, a bunch of old-school/classic anime are available to stream for free on a website called manga.com.


  • Visit the Mangas Site
  • Cost: €3 per month, or €30 per year
  • Anime Titles Available: 30+
  • Regions Available: France, Belguim



Midnight Pulp

Midnight Pulp is the premier distributor of popular horror, cult, splatter, and exploitation films. Midnight Pulp titles are available on multiple platforms. Midnight Pulp is a division of Digital Media Rights.

Digital Media Rights is one of the largest aggregators and multi-platform distributors of feature films, television programs, music programs, and sporting events. Digital Media Rights oversees a catalog of over 7,500 titles from the leading studios and producers around the world. Our titles are distributed across broadband, mobile, cable/satellite/telco VOD, Smart TV, OTT set top boxes, DVD and Free and Pay TV, in a combination of transactional, subscription, and ad supported platforms. Digital Media Rights is a leading content partner to major digital storefronts including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, and Verizon Redbox, and works with the majority of cable/satellite/telco systems in North America.

Digital Media Rights is also the publisher and creator of popular digital channels across multiple platforms such as Hulu, Roku, YouTube, Smart TV’s and OTT set top boxes. Digital channels include Alpha (“Movies and TV Shows That You Want To Watch But Cable Doesn’t Carry”), Asian Crush (Asian Films and TV programs), Midnight Pulp (American Horror and Cult Films), Latin Crush (Spanish Language Films), Indie Crush (American and Foreign Independent Films), Xtreme Crush (Extreme Sports Programs), Motorsports Crush (Motorsports Programs), Audio Crush (Music Concerts and Documentaries), {un}scripted (Reality and Documentary Programs), Japanese Crush (Japanese Films and TV Programs), Korean Crush (Korean Films and TV Programs), and Chinese Crush (Chinese Films and TV Programs).




Availability: Global (dependent on title)
Version: Sub and dub
That’s right! You can also watch anime on MAL now. Technically, MAL uses Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki’s services in order to bring you anime, but hey, it’s nice that you can watch straight from the anime database pages!



Availability: Everywhere excluding China, Crimea, North Korea, and Syria
Version: Sub
A worldwide favorite, Netflix already dominates a large chunk of the general legal streaming market, and recently made plays to get a part in the anime market as well. Although Netflix is a paid service, the $7.99-11.99 per month enables you and your family and friends to watch great anime, live action shows, and movies! The subtitle availability varies depending on region.

  • Visit the Netflix Website
  • Cost: $7.99/$9.99/$11.99 USD per month
  • Anime Titles Available: 60+ (Availability of Shows Depends on Country)
  • Regions Available: Multiple Countries (more than 55 countries from the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Mexico to Brazil, 42 Latin American countries and Australia and New Zealand, most of Europe)


  • Visit the NicoNico Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 100+
  • Regions Available: United States, Japan and Taiwan


Pluto TV

Pluto TV is an Internet-based TV platform operated by Pluto Inc. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California. According to Techhive this is the best cord-cutting application. Pluto TV runs as an app on AppleTV, Android TV, and Roku.  It’s All Day Anime features subtitled but reasonable quality anime free.


Reelgood logo
Reelgood takes all the various movies and TV shows that have ever been made (almost) and tells you where you can watch them, from subscription services (like Netflix and Prime Video) to free services (like Crackle, TubiTV and others) to TV everywhere options (like FX, ABC, and FOX) to rental and purchase options (like iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu.)



RetroCrush - Watch Free Anime

RetroCrush’s streaming partners include Discotek MediaTMSNHKStudio Pierrot, AMG, and Happinet, among others. The launch lineup includes:

The service will also add the following works at a later date:

Tubi TV

  • Visit the Tubi Tv Website
  • Cost: FREE (Commercials)
  • Anime Titles Available: 50+
  • Regions Available: United States, Canada & Belgium



  • Visit the Viewster Website
  • Cost: FREE  
  • Anime Titles Available: 70+
  • Regions Available: The United States, throughout Europe and globally (available in 120 countries worldwide)



Availability: Global (Anime is currently only available in the UK)
Version: Sub
Viki has a super interesting concept in that it works off crowdsourced subtitles. Users can watch a show and subtitle it in their own language as they watch, which makes for fast, if not always high-quality subs. Subtitles for various TV shows and movies exist for around 200 different languages. Unfortunately, Viki only has UK licenses for a few anime, so unless you live there, you’re out of luck. On the bright side, Viki is a great place to check out Asian variety programming and dramas!

Viz Media


Availability: Everywhere
Version: Subs and dubs
Watch new series, classic favorites and everything in between. Stream free or create your own collection!


Availability:  VRV is only available in the United States for now.
Description: Brought to You by the People Behind Crunchyroll. VRV is a new video experience bringing the best of anime, animation, gaming, comedy, fantasy, and technology to U.S. fans in one unified environment.
Available Channels: 

  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Rooster Teeth
  • Cartoon Hangover
  • Geek & Sundry
  • Nerdist
  • Tested






Availability: UK, France, and other French speaking countries and territories
Version: Sub and some dub
Wakanim is primarily a French streaming site, but they are also available in the UK! Several major shows such as Tokyo Ghoul are available.

  • Visit the Wakanim
  • Cost: 5€ per month
  • Anime Titles Available: 100+
  • Regions Available: Metropolitan France and Overseas, Benelux, Switzerland, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, Canada, French-speaking Africa, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg



  • Visit the Watchbox Website
  • Cost: FREE
  • Anime Titles Available: 50+
  • Regions Available: Germany & Austria


Yahoo View


  • Visit the Yahoo View Website
  • Cost: FREE (Commercials)
  • Anime Titles Available: 140+
  • Regions Available: United States



Availability: Global
Version: Sub and Dub

YouTube is a legal grey area when it comes to watching anime. It’s YouTube’s policy to check uploaded videos for copyrighted material and block it if it is in violation of these copyrighted materials.

The general YouTube rule becomes:  It’s only legal if the videos are posted by licensed distributors. All other anime videos are illegal.

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