Best places to find legal Anime . . .
Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.
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
This spreadsheet has details for the UK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q3cEK6YMeiHE5HTUuNd4iaj21j6f0-Rqg9gcQ28X...
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.
- Pluto TV (currently owned by Paramount), https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/anime-all-day
- TubiTV (currently owned by Fox), https://tubitv.com/category/anime
- VUDU (Fandango), https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/uxrow/Anime/6736
Other streaming services that offer anime, under a paid subscription:
- Hulu (currently owned by Disney), https://www.hulu.com/hub/anime
- Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/7424 -or- https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6721 (series)
- HBO Max, https://www.hbomax.com/collections/anime
- Roku, https://www.roku.com/ (!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.
- RetroCrush (by Digital Rights Media)
They have shows I've been wanting to watch for years but couldn't find!
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.
ETA: I'm going to look this up. Now I'm curious where the companies above are based.
... I'll continue researching, though. I'm a nerd.
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!)
...is from everywhere?
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
HQ: Los Gatos, California, USA
owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
HQ: New York City
HQ: San Jose, California, USA
Digital Rights Media, Inc.
HQ: New York City
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.
for "strange" stuff, including Horror shows
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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