The 5 Best Places Where You Can Watch Anime Online Legally

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If you have ever wondered where you can watch anime online legally, then this is the right article for you.

I will be giving you 5 of the best places where you can watch anime online and not worry about your computer being infected or anyone coming to knock on your door! In this post I will be offering a mixture of both paid and free services, which means that more options are available to you!

I will also include some titles which are available and the pros and cons of each platform.

5. AnimeLog YouTube Channel (FREE)

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While only recently released, YouTube channel AnimeLog has begun streaming vintage anime internationally on YouTube. While the titles are rapidly growing, the selection is still very limiting. This is if you were to enjoy the classics or are open to new ideas.

Some of the titles they have available are;

  • AWARE! Meisakukunn
  • The World Of Golden Eggs
  • Fantastic Children
  • Kon’nichiwa Anne Before Green Gables
  • New Jungle Emperor Leo
  • Hungry Heart: Wild Striker

Pros:

  • Free
  • Easy access
  • Has app for all devices

Cons:

  • Limited content

While these won’t appeal to everyone, it’s still a great option because it’s free.

4. Amazon Prime Video (PAID)

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Although Amazon is late to the party, they do have a relatively nice selection of free anime that you can pick up if you have an existing Amazon Prime membership, this includes the Amazon Prime Video add-on for free as part of the deal.

Some of the titles they have are;

  • RWBY (Season One)
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Blood C
  • Banana Fish
  • Dororo
  • Demon Slayer
  • Pokemon the Series: XY
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Erased
  • And many More!

Pros:

  • Easy access
  • Has app for all devices
  • Good titles available
  • Free access with Amazon Prime

Cons:

  • Limited content

While they can never compete with the likes of Crunchyroll and Funimation, their selection is growing and appears to be a decent alternative to other options. Especially as anyone who shops on Amazon will have Prime, which means they get all of these for free!

If you are a student and don’t have prime you can get it free for 6 months by using the following link.

3. Netflix (PAID)

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Ah Netflix, the good old ever growing popular streaming giant. They have recently begun investing more and more into the anime industry going as far as getting a handful of amazing Netflix original anime titles! (BNA: Brand New Human) is an amazing title which I recommend greatly!

Their ever growing list features the following;

  • Sword Art Online
  • Baki
  • Death Note
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Haikyuu!!
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • One Punch Man
  • BNA: Brand New Animal
  • Attack on Titan
  • Danmachi
  • Blue Exorcist
  • No Game, No Life
  • Noragami
  • Food Wars
  • And the list goes on!

Pros:

  • Easy access
  • Has app for all devices
  • Amazing original anime titles
  • Good range of existing anime titles

Cons:

  • Price of plan a bit high if the only thing you’re after is anime

If you have Netflix then it will be worth checking these out and watching as many as you can! I will recommend you start with Brand New Animal if you haven’t watched it already!

There are chances this list will vary between countries, so an alternative is to use something like NordVPN to bypass the Netflix country locks!

2. Crunchyroll (FREE/PAID)

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One of two anime giants, Crunchyroll. Second on my list due to me preferring dub, but each to their own!

Crunchyroll offers a plethora of anime both in sub and dub. Not to mention that their anime is free, with adverts. But if you are unable to purchase the membership… or are already paying for Amazon Prime and Netflix! Then this option is perfect for you.

Some of the awesome anime they have are;

  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Attack on Titan
  • Black Clover
  • One Piece
  • Dr. Stone
  • Re:ZERO
  • Naruto
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • My Hero Academia
  • Haikyuu!!
  • Demon Slayer
  • and many more!

Pros:

  • Easy access
  • Free (with ads)
  • Has app for most devices
  • Excellent titles available

Cons:

  • Limited dubbed content
  • App not available for certain devices (like LG smart TVs)

Overall the list is near endless! And if you’ve managed to watch everything, then be sure to let me know! An amazing feat! There is no such thing as too much anime.

You can sign up for Crunchyroll for free here, be sure to take advantage of their 14 day free trial!

1. Funimation (FREE/PAID)

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And here we are, in the top spot, my favourite anime streaming service… Funimation. When the applications are working correctly – Funimation is a great source for all dubbed anime. They have an excellent range of both dubbed and subbed anime available for all different kinds of fans.

Some of their shows include;

  • Demon Slayer
  • Higurashi: When They Cry
  • Black Clover
  • My Hero Academia
  • Naruto
  • Initial D
  • The Rising of The Shield Hero
  • Fairy Tail
  • Wise Mans Grandchild
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • D.Gray-man
  • Yuri!!! on ICE
  • SERVAMP
  • Noragami
  • Mob Psycho
  • Fire Force
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • And many more!

Pros:

  • Easy access
  • Free (with ads)
  • Has app for most devices
  • Excellent titles available

Cons:

  • App can break sometimes (nearly all devices)

Between Funimation and Crunchyroll… there is an infinite number of possibilities of things to watch! Whether you are after a horror, a comedy or a sports anime, they will have it.

You can sign up for Funimation here and watch anime for free with adverts!

Conclusion

So there you have it! 5 sources on the internet where you can watch anime legally online! If you liked this list be sure to let me know! If you know of any other sources where you can legally watch anime, then drop them down in the comments below for others to see!

If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out our The 20 Best Anime Recommendations For 2021 for anime ideas!

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