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  1. Pompom says:

    The problem with all of these sites is that you cannot watch most of the interesting series in Finland because our small and insignificant country has not licensed them. And technically you can use VPN but that is also illegal and can get people banned from some of the sites.

  2. Deadea says:

    How about [redacted]?

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      No, that site is NOT a legal site.

  3. Wachid Adi Nugroho says:

    Maybe you can add “Muse Asia” to the YouTube section, it has a lot of seasonal, old, and even anime content that currenly airing.
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGbshtvS9t-8CW11W7TooQg
    Description, details, and related links see the “about” tab section.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you so much! I updated the list!

  4. Hk says:

    U missed muse asia

  5. Anime says:

    Thanks for the list.

  6. Lucas says:

    I already commented this but please update the YouTube country list. It says U.S. for countries even though there are obviously more countries available with the platform. Also update the last updated thing at the top. It still says August 2 even though you recently updated the list. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dollarluigi says:

    Funimation titles have been removed from VRV and HIDIVE titles are in the process of being added.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you letting us know! Updated the list!

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      I added it to the list! Thank you!!

  8. Lucas says:

    Why does YouTube say United States for countries? Shouldn’t it be on worldwide basially?

  9. Angel says:

    New streaming service: Watch TOKU!

    http://www.watchtoku.com

    Cost: $3.99 per month
    Anime Titles Available: 10+
    Regions Available: United States & Canada

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you! I have updated the list! I’m so glad Vimeo is stepping up and providing Anime and Toku! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just to add something, yahoo view is available in Canada, but you canโ€™t search anything on it. Youโ€™ll need to use google to search an anime with yahoo view, then watch it from there.

  11. Nahk says:

    Hello! iflix is also available in Pakistan.

  12. MamuSa198 says:

    I also want to inform you that in Luxembourg wakanime and ADN are also available in french.
    Amazon Prime in any licensed language
    and akibapass is also available in German :3

  13. Aakash says:

    Is [redacted] officially legal to watch online in Australia??

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      That site is completely illegal globally.

  14. Julie says:

    Anime Lab has lots lots more than 30 titles now. Itโ€™s currently my favourite service and sometimes doesn’t even play ads, which is a bit concerning but nice while it lasts.

  15. David says:

    Anime Serien, Viki, Hanabee, Neon Alley (Viz), Animax, MyAnimeList

  16. Miquel "Fire" Burns says:

    Anime Network no longer has streaming. It just points you to Hidive for streaming stuff. Only if you’re on one of the cable providers will the site be helpful (outside the forums at least)

  17. K.Chen says:

    Thank you for the initiative. Resources like this are invaluable for a community like the anime fandom, especially in the climate consumer climate of convenience over everything else. The need to engage the community with more ethical consumer practices is now more important than ever, and it is valuable to acknowledge that a key piece of the puzzle is simply awareness of the official services that can provide anime streaming at affordable prices to your region. Anime fans will more likely choose a legit source over pirate sites, if the former simply provides the better service, and are made aware to the fans.

  18. Filip V. says:

    Tested the links for Belgium. The following are not mentioned, but are available:
    – Amazon Video (accessed via the UK and DE amazon sites, the FR variant has no amazon video for some reason)
    – HIDIVE (limited amount)
    – TubiTV (but like only 3 series, lol)
    – Netflix – Netflix is available in most of Europe by now, I assume.
    – ADN: Access to the full list. This because French Licenses also cover Belgium (most of the time). Maybe note that only French subs and dubs are available.
    – Mangas: Weird site. The series are available, but a correction: It’s not free (it’s โ‚ฌ3/month, or โ‚ฌ30/year)
    – Anibee is available too, which makes me suspect it’s worldwide. It’s only that the subs are intended for Singapore and Malaysia ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Hi!!! Sorry, it took me so long to get back to you! I updated the list by what you mentioned! Thank you soooooo much for your help! I truly appreciate it!

    1. Crus says:

      indeed it is, and it’s the only solution we (italians) have a part from VVVVID, who is doing a great job btw

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you for mentioning it & bringing it to our attention. We knew about it but didn’t put a notice on here.

  19. Dave says:

    Tubi TV’s availability is United States *and Canada.*

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you! I updated the information!

  20. Joe says:

    I cannot help but think that this would make for a far better table than an article…

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Unfortunately, I tried to do it in a table form, but it was a hot mess to look at. We plan on revisiting and potentially redesign a completely new layout for this page. Thank you for your suggestion though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. waka says:

    Wakanim is also available for the Scandinavian countries (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) since July!

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you very much for pointing that out to us! I have updated the list!

  22. sailor moon says:

    yes, this is what i’ve been looking for, thanks

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      You’re welcome!

  23. Plain Pasta says:

    Thanks so much for putting together this great list of places to watch!

    Hanabee no longer offer seem to be offering a streaming service for Australia/NZ. While the site is still active, it just shows a ‘Now Loading’ screen and has done so for several months (it’s not actually loading, it’s just an image which says ‘now loading’). Hanabee have not responded to enquiries about this on social media so I’d have to assume it’s down indefinitely.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you! I updated the list!

    2. Raikagebrowz says:

      AnimeLab still works in NZ AUS, pity that Hanabee stopped, its important for the world to have free streaming, this way also non-anime people like me 1 year ago get interested!

  24. Raikagebrowz says:

    You should add https://animebananas.tv/ to the list, they have the largest anime streaming collection, because they partner with Crunchyroll, Hulu, and integrate VIZMedia and FUNimation as well and have 1,200+ titles with legal streams.

    (Thanks to Thor Ryen in the comments I found them).

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Ah, I missed that one! Thank you! I added it!

  25. Tsukasa Hiiragi says:

    You should add http://www.anime-planet.com/ to the list, they have 40,000 legal streams due to a partnership with Crunchyroll, Hulu and Viewster.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you so much! I added them!

    2. Banzaillo says:

      This site is not very good to watch anime to be honest. I prefer Hulu.

  26. Zeus says:

    Hi, I am an experienced developer and wondering if you can help me about copyrights regarding anime videos. I want to host them and have already a layout. My only problem right now is the licensing of the said videos. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw my plan is to build an anime website make an android and ios app and lastly windows app.

  27. nia says:

    Thank you so much for making this list!

  28. Thor Ryen says:

    Some of the sites mentioned in the list have become paid sources, or had (some) of their anime titles removed.

    There are new legal anime streaming sites that are completely free like:
    http://www.viz.com and http://animebananas.tv.

    AnimeBananas is my personal favorite as it combines all providers into one.

  29. Niyo-pun says:

    Wakanim is only in French and not German. ._.
    Also I checked the other sites and the information which is given here doesn’t really fit. Hanabee for example isn’t a streaming site but a store where one can buy dvds. The only anime Tubi TV had was Yu-Gi-OH 5Ds and Crackle didn’t have any anime. At least I couldn’t find any.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      I will update the information for Wakanim. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Hanabee recently moved all their videos to Hanabee.TV, which I will update now. I just checked Tubi TV and I see at least several other shows including Ghost In the Shell, Utena and Gatchaman. For Crackle, I saw 12 shows available on the site. These two sites might be region blocked/limited if you’re experiencing a smaller list.

  30. Danyo says:

    Hi, this article was pretty helpful! I am potentially moving to Taiwan soon but I was wondering what most people in Taiwan use for their anime. I know I saw niconico listed but I would like to know if there are alternatives, and if crunchyroll works there. I tried doing my own research but ended up empty handed.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      You can check to see if CR works in Taiwan or see about getting a VPN?

  31. Minami says:

    Thank You! \(^o^)/

    I would support Crunchy if it didn’t had ads and the Premium membership :c I’m currentely on Daisuki ^^ bad thing is that it doesn’t has too much anime in my country (Mรฉxico).

  32. Mikayla says:

    Thanks heaps this helped alot

  33. Jojo says:

    I’m not sure if Hulu is removing anime from their site or not (but they have ended free service iirc), but all the anime you could watch on Hulu is now on Yahoo! View. Free to watch and supported by ads. http://view.yahoo.com/browse/tv/genre/anime

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      YES!!! I was planning on keeping an eye on that! I will definitely be updating the list to reflect the change. I was hoping they would make that move. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for the link!!!

  34. Gab says:

    I’d support my country’s Crunchyroll… if the translations were actually good. No offense, but you can easily see that they just get someone with a dictionary to translate the English subs and call it a day; even ignoring the “translation of a translation” issue, their “translators” don’t know basic English idioms (which are given literal translations, and while stuff like “kick the bucket” can be understood because we happen to have that idiom too, “give a piece of mind” is the epitome of cringe) and sometimes I can’t help but wonder that the hell they are smoking… what made me quit was seeing “charge” (as in “attack!”) being translated as if they were talking about electricity (like, “did your phone finish charging?”).

    As I said, I’d have no problem giving my support if their service was actually good. But when *I* can do a much better job than the people getting paid to do it I’d rather stay away.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      In the meantime, you’re absolutely welcome to check out the other legal streaming sites available in your area. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Awww! Thank you for the list!

  35. Zelucaen says:

    Thank you so much! I was actually wondering if Daisuki is a legal one because I’ve been feeling bad that I always watch on illegal anime streaming sites.And can I ask a question? Do you think Daisuki also helps the mangakas like Crunchyroll does? Again,thank you so much!

    1. Suki says:

      Daisuki is very much legal; in fact, it is owned by Anime Consortium Japan, and financed by Bandai Namco, the Cool Japan Fund (from the government), Asatsu-DK, and several Japan anime studios!

  36. Reticent says:

    This is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

    (FYI: Canada has access to Funimation too, though I guess we’re usually lumped in with the US for most – but not all – things).

    There’s also a handy site I recently discovered (because.moe) which lets you know where you can stream a particular anime, though it’s only for the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. I’m not sure how comprehensive the site is, but it’s a nice resource if you’re searching for where to watch a certain show, as opposed to anime in general.

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      Thank you for mentioning FUNImation is available in Canada~! I updated the list and gave you credit! Thank you! Yes, I’ve heard of because.moe. It’s a great site to use as well!

      1. Shukujo says:

        Daisuki launched its Premium Membership service – and hold on to your neko mimi, cuz mine nearly fell off, I was so pleasantly shocked – it’s only FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH! There’s also a 2-week Free Trial offer running right now.

        I think you should probably check and update your Netflix Membership fee – I don’t know about anyone else, but I live in California, and I am paying $11.99/month for just the streaming service from Netflix. I know you can get either streaming or DVD rental or both memberships from Netflix.

        1. Katy Castillo says:

          Thank you so much for informing us! We updated the Daisuki and Netflix sections! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Katy Castillo says:

      AnimeSols & Toonzaki both closed down unfortunately. As for Viki, I don’t see any anime on there other than Japanese Live Action shows. Thank you for mentioning them though! ๐Ÿ™‚