Best places to find legal Anime . . .

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Best places to find legal Anime . . .

joulukuu 30, 2021, 10:04 pm

He, so you need to be really careful about what websites you use, so here is my(admittedly small) list of completely legal anime sites.
- Crunchyroll
- Animeplanet
- Funimation
Aaaaand . . . Thats is. Disappointing, I know, but keep in mind that these ARE legal and are better than finding your anime illegally.

Feel free to contribute and/or check these out! If you already know of them, great!
Silas -----------> OUT

tammikuu 12, 2022, 3:45 am

It depends what country you're in.

This spreadsheet has details for the UK:

tammikuu 19, 2022, 6:26 pm

>2 kuuderes_shadow: Kudos to you! Thanks for finding that!

toukokuu 8, 2022, 4:45 pm

>1 Silas-_-: Links...


News: Sony is merging Funimation, VRV, and Wakanim with Crunchyroll. The links will likely change this year. Anime Planet will continue to be its own thing, as far as I know.

toukokuu 8, 2022, 5:13 pm

The sites above offer some shows for free, usually without registering for an account. So do the following sites...

- Pluto TV (currently owned by Paramount),

- TubiTV (currently owned by Fox),

- VUDU (Fandango),

Other streaming services that offer anime, under a paid subscription:

- Hulu (currently owned by Disney),

- Netflix, -or- (series)

- HBO Max,

- Roku, (!must have a Roku player)

The links I have are for viewers in the USA. In a different country, you might be redirected to a site for your region.

toukokuu 8, 2022, 5:42 pm

thx lol, forgot abot pluto and vudu

toukokuu 18, 2022, 3:47 pm

Retro anime and live action adaptations, free or with a premium subscription:

- RetroCrush (by Digital Rights Media)

They have shows I've been wanting to watch for years but couldn't find!

toukokuu 18, 2022, 3:52 pm

legal is no fun

toukokuu 18, 2022, 5:21 pm

>8 luciferzap7: 💢

Watching an industry fall to pieces because too much of the audience is made up of thieves who don't care about consequences to anyone is frustrating. I've seen creators and distributors stop providing content because of excessive pirating too many times.

And I remember when access to anime outside of Japan was extremely limited. Getting to watch a **** load of free or inexpensive shows online from licensed distributors is really fun. You still have to find what you want but then don't have to worry (as much) about getting fined or harming the creators.

toukokuu 18, 2022, 5:48 pm

>9 aspirit: ig harming the anime creators is wrong, but those a**hats in hollywood dont deserve any of my f***ing money

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 18, 2022, 6:10 pm

>10 luciferzap7: I can't think of any anime companies based in Hollywood, so I don't know what you're talking about.

ETA: I'm going to look this up. Now I'm curious where the companies above are based.

toukokuu 18, 2022, 6:25 pm

i mean like movies filmed in hollywood, those actors make a lot of money, i wasnt really talking about anime companies based there. idk i was just being dumb

toukokuu 18, 2022, 7:07 pm

>12 luciferzap7: ah, okay.

... I'll continue researching, though. I'm a nerd.

toukokuu 18, 2022, 7:11 pm

toukokuu 21, 2022, 10:19 am


toukokuu 21, 2022, 12:28 pm

>15 cheesesticks: You really want to know, too. I can tell.

toukokuu 21, 2022, 4:02 pm


Muokkaaja: toukokuu 25, 2022, 7:13 pm

>17 cheesesticks: I'm going to take the silence from Silas-_- to mean I should feel free to post my research here.

Turns out >10 luciferzap7: is insightful. I was wrong in thinking anime streams aren't going through Hollywood.

Crunchyroll, LLC (currently merging with Funimation, VRV, and Wakanim)
owned by Aniplex/Sony
Headquarters: San Francisco, California, USA
Aniplex Headquarters: Tokyo, Kantō, Japan
Sony Pictures Headquarters: Culver City, California, USA (which is essentially Hollywood!)

Anime-Planet from everywhere?

Pluto TV
owned by Paramount
HQ: Los Angeles, California (so, yeah, another Hollywood company)
Paramount is based in San Francisco and New York City

owned by Fox Corporation
HQ: San Francisco, California, USA
Fox's HQ: New York City, New York, USA

owned by Fandango / NBCUniversal (Comcast) with Warner Bros.
HQ: Beverly Hills, California, USA (which is also kind of "Hollywood")

owned by The Walt Disney Company with NBCUniversal/Comcast
Disney HQ: Burbank, California, USA (also kind of "Hollywood")
NBCUniversal HQ: New York City
Comcast HQ: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Netflix, Inc.
HQ: Los Gatos, California, USA

owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
HQ: New York City

Roku, Inc.
HQ: San Jose, California, USA,_Inc.

Digital Rights Media, Inc.
HQ: New York City

And more?!

toukokuu 26, 2022, 10:00 am

i think sony owns anime planet

toukokuu 26, 2022, 10:57 am

>19 cheesesticks: Digging a little more, I'm fairly certain Anime-Planet is an independent company based in Seattle, Washington, USA. The founder has worked for Microsoft and Google, made deals with big anime (and manga) distributors to supply content, but not given control any of the mega corporations.

toukokuu 26, 2022, 2:32 pm

oh okay

toukokuu 26, 2022, 4:24 pm

oml you guys took off with this

elokuu 22, 2022, 2:51 pm

any more sites to find legal anime?

Muokkaaja: elokuu 25, 2022, 3:40 pm

Adult Swim
owned by Warner Bros.
HQ: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This is a program offering mature animated shows that have ⚠️ transgressive themes. There's always some anime; that's what made Adult Swim famous a long time ago. Currently available for free online without a subscription are Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, and Ghost in the Shell: SAC. For cable subscribers, there's also Naruto (uncensored?) and more.

elokuu 22, 2022, 5:59 pm

>24 aspirit: life saverrr

elokuu 22, 2022, 6:00 pm


elokuu 25, 2022, 3:52 pm

Here are more options from Digital Rights Media. I thought all these shows were on RetroCrush, but a quick check for Library Wars on the three sites proved me wrong.


Midnight Pulp
for "strange" stuff, including Horror shows

elokuu 25, 2022, 4:42 pm

they are both blocked

elokuu 25, 2022, 5:27 pm

>28 Sxkurablossom: Aren't all videos blocked on your side?

elokuu 25, 2022, 6:35 pm


elokuu 31, 2022, 6:48 am

>38 Could be a location problem. Those two sites might only available in the USA, which means your internet server has to convince their servers that's where it is.

elokuu 31, 2022, 6:59 am

For anime on discs...

Right Stuf
A 35-year-old US (Iowa-based) company as of this month is owned by Crunchyroll/Sony.

And, turns out, Crunchyroll has its own store. (I don't know of anyone who's ordered from it.)

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