Though it has its origins in Japan, anime is a form of entertainment that has come to worldwide prominence in recent years. Millions of people around the world are avid fans of anime, and the internet has made it much easier than it used to be for these fans to be able to watch their favorite shows.
Anime offers a range of different genres, with some shows being accessible for children and others being much darker and more serious. Many websites now specialize in streaming anime.
Some of these websites are free services, whereas others require a subscription in order to be able to access them. There is a huge number of these websites available, and the services they offer varies from site to site.
This is also true of the quality of the shows the sites offer, and whether or not they require that users subscribe in order to access them. We have compiled a list of 10 of the best websites to watch anime, based on the testimonials and experiences of anime fans from all around the world.
Crunchyroll is especially beloved by anime fans thanks to the frequency with which it is updated, as well as the huge range of shows that it offers. Many shows on the site are updated almost as soon as a new episode airs, and the site can be accessed from most countries around the world.
It does require a subscription to have full access, but it is worth the investment for most anime fans.
Gogoanime is a site that can be accessed from around the world and offers both shows in Japanese and versions that have been dubbed or subtitled. Gogoanime often also offers free downloads.
9anime has a large range of anime available that is sorted by genre, and almost always supports HD quality streaming. The site is also updated quickly, with perhaps the only downside being that it does not support free downloads.
AnimeHeaven has a range of some of the most internationally popular anime series, and everything available on the site can also be downloaded.
Kiss Anime’s range of dubbed and subtitled animes is pretty hard to beat. It also offers downloads to users of the site.
Anime Freak offer both original and dubbed versions of many popular anime series, and the site now has its own Android app, too.
Chia-anime is renowned for updating its catalog of anime much faster than its competitors, making it a great option if you want to see new episodes of anime as soon as possible.
AnimeDao’s catalog includes a wide range of genres within anime, and the site offers both dubbed and original versions of shows.
Hulu is a widely used streaming website that also offers quite an impressive range of anime to its users.
Funimation has a wide range of both dubbed and subtitled anime, though you need to register with the site in order to watch the dubbed versions.