Best Free (Legal) Websites To Watch And Stream Anime

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We know how it is not having the funds necessary to watch anime online, but don’t fret, friend! Here are 40+ FREE anime streaming websites that are 100% legal. I have also included what countries they are available, and approximately how many titles they offer. I shall try to keep this list up-to-date and add/subtract sites as needed.

Have a little spending money? Check out our Ultimate List of Legal Anime Streaming Sites and Where They are Located for a full list of sites where you can get a monthly subscription!

Last Updated: Friday, January 20th, 2023 – Added 6 more streaming services!

Use the links below to quickly navigate to each site’s information.

Adult Swim

Anime Lab

Anime Onegai


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

Aniplus Asia

Asian Crush


Coolmic (Uncensored Hentai/Smut/BL)




  • Visit the Funimation Website
  • Cost: FREE, $5.99 USD (per month), $7.99 USD(per month), $99.99 USD (a year)
  • Regions Available: Merging with Crunchyroll & possibly sunsetting


Japanese Animated Film Classic

Midnight Pulp



Peacock TV


ProSieben Maxx

Retro Crush


Tubi TV


  • Visit the Wakanim
  • Cost: FREE / 5€ per month
  • Regions Available: Merging with Crunchyroll & possibly sunsetting??

VIZ Media



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