There's a lot of anime out there in the world so let's make it easy for you to find a way to watch it somehow.

Crunchyroll ImageLet’s kick off 2016 with a list that shows how you can watch anime legally this year.

While you know of your standard places (Crunchyroll, Hulu), there are always small ones that just so happen to air the anime you might want to watch (like Crackle, to an extent). Then there are the ones in other countries, as they happen to air shows in their language (like Kaze and Anime on Demand).

Here’s the list of services you can find anime:

  1. Daisuki
  2. MAL
  3. FUNimation
  4. YouTube
  5. Netflix
  6. Crunchyroll
  7. HIDIVE
  8. Viz Anime
  9. Anime-Planet
  10. Crackle
  11. Viewster
  12. Hulu
  13. Tubi TV
  14. VRV
  15. Nico Nico (JP)
  16. Animax (UK)
  17. Anime Digital Network (FR)
  18. Wakanim (FR)
  19. Anime Lab (AU)
  20. Anime on Demand (GER)
  21. MyVideo Schweiz (GER)
  22. Iflix (SEA)

Here listed below are the ways you can watch, how they can be watched, and articles that might be worth reading. So if you ever lose your way and forget where to watch an anime, you have a guide. Note, this is more than likely not comprehensive, especially for those in foreign countries, so if you know of an anime site in your country and it is legal, feel free to let us know at contact at theoasg dot com.

UPDATE: Because.Moe (cleverly named) is a legal anime search engine, so if you’re stuck on where exactly an anime is you can use that.

UPDATE 2: Finally updated to add Tubi TV. Also added Iflix, which is a Southeast Asia streaming service. Thank you Billy.

UPDATE 3: Some much needed updates to descriptions, and new additions (Hi HIDIVE, VRV!). Also, say bye to Neon Alley, Hanabee, and Anime Network Online.

1. Daisuki

The ways you can watch anime: Online, iOS.

Where you can watch anime: It’s technically a worldwide service, though some happen to be region locked, more or less due to other companies obtaining stream rights.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. Is Anime Streaming Site Daisuki Worth It? – Otaku Journalist
  2. Thoughts on Daisuki, False Promises, and Delays – Anime Viking
  3. Anime is Love: A Talk With Daisuki’s Eri Maruyama – Anime Herald

2. MAL

The ways you can watch anime: Online.

Where you can watch anime: It’s a combination of Daisuki, Hulu, and Crunchyroll’s player, so it may depend.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. DeNA Confirms MyAnimeList Buyout – Anime News Network
  2. Exclusive Interview with the Founder of MyAnimeList – Tokyo Otaku Mode

3. FUNimation

The ways you can watch anime: Online, on Roku, iPad, iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4.

Where you can watch anime: North America, for now.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has Record Opening Night at Box Office – Comicbook.com
  2. FUNimation in 2015 and How They Can Improve in 2016 – MAL
  3. FUNimation on a Production Committee Is A Sign Anime is Too Expensive (Again) – AnimeNews.biz

4. YouTube

The ways you can watch anime: PS3, PS4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, WiiU, Google TV, iOS, Android 3.0, Android 4.0, Android 2.0 Phones, Android 4.0 Phones.

Where you can watch anime: Depends on company in each region, so expect regions locks for some.

The official channels for anime:

http://www.youtube.com/user/FUNimation

http://www.youtube.com/user/vizmedia

http://www.youtube.com/user/AniplexUS

http://www.youtube.com/user/animenetwork

https://www.youtube.com/user/nozomient

http://www.youtube.com/user/MANGAentertainment

http://www.youtube.com/user/animeondemand

http://www.youtube.com/daisuki

5. Netflix

The ways you can watch anime: Online, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Blu-Ray, Android, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook, Windows Phone, Roku, TiVo.

Where you can watch anime: This is the list of regions where Netflix is streaming, but whether it streams anime in some of those regions is unknown.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. The Verdict on Netflix Japan: Far From Extensive, But Great For Docs — Japan Times
  2. Netflix May Start Producing Bollywood and Anime Programming — The Verge

6. Crunchyroll

The ways you can watch anime: Online, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Blu-Ray, Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Roku, Chromecast

Where you can watch anime: If it’s not deemed exclusive to FUNimation all the anime is available to those in North America. Elsewhere, there will be region locks on certain titles. Otherwise, it’s a worldwide service.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. Behind The Scenes at Crunchyroll: Exclusive Interview — Otaku USA
  2. Meet The Girl Who Gets Paid to Watch Anime — Otaku Journalist
  3. Chernin’s Otter Media Invests $22M Into Anime Service Crunchyroll — TechCrunch

7. HIDIVE

HIDIVE

The ways you can watch anime: Online.

Where you can watch anime: US, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, The Middle East, & North Africa.

8. Viz Anime

The ways you can watch anime: Hulu is basically your provider for anything on this service.

Where you can watch anime: Just the US.

9. Anime-Planet

The ways you can watch anime: Online, tablet.

Where you can watch anime: It depends on the service (CR, Hulu, Viki, YouTube).

10. Crackle

The ways you can watch anime: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nook, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Sprint TV, T-Mobile TV, Smart TVs, Google Chrome, Roku, Boxee, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One.

Where you can watch anime: US.

11. Viewster

The ways you can watch anime: Online, Phones, Tablets; pre-installed on Arcelik, Archos, Asus, Boxee, Grundig, Hisense, HP, Lenovo, LG, Loewe, Motorola, Netgear, Opera, Panasonic, Philips, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Technisat, Toshiba, Vestal, Videoweb, and Western Digital devices.

Where you can watch anime: Depends on title, common regions are North America, UK, Ireland.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. Viewster to Launch “Omakase” Subscription Service – Anime Herald
  2. UKA: The Viewster Interview – UK Anime Network
  3. Viewster’s Subscription Service is Coming – Raindrops and Daydreams

12. Hulu

The ways you can watch anime: Online, On the Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Apple TV, Roku Box, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, iPad Mini, Apple iPod Touch, Android Phones & Tables, Windows 8, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nook, Nintendo 3DS, Blu-Ray, Chromecast.

Where you can watch anime: US only.

Articles that might be worth reading:

  1. Commericial-Free Hulu Subscriptions Service Launches — With Exceptions – Variety

13.Tubi TV

Tubi TV

The ways you can watch anime: Online, iOS, Google Play, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV

Where you can watch anime: North America, can’t confirm if anywhere else for now.

14. VRV

VRVThe ways you can watch anime: Online, iOS

Where you can watch anime: Should be a mix of countries in addition to North America

NOTE: This is also a general channel where other programs are also included outside of Crunchyroll and FUNimation.

15. Nico Nico (JP)

The ways you can watch anime: Online

Where you can watch anime: It’s a Japan only service.

16. Wakanim (FR)

The ways you can watch anime: Online, you can download episodes.

Where you can watch anime: It’s a France only service.

17. Anime Digital Network (FR)

The ways you can watch anime: Online, Tablets, Phones.

Where you can watch anime: France.

18. Animax (UK)

The ways you can watch anime: Online, Airplay, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android, iPad, iPhone.

Where you can watch anime: UK service.

19. Anime Lab (AU)

The ways you can watch anime: Online, iOS, Android, PlayStation & Apple TV, Chromecast, Airplay, PS3, PS4.

Where you can watch anime: Australia and New Zealand.

20. Anime on Demand (GER)

The ways you can watch anime: Online.

Where you can watch anime: Germany, Switzerland, Austria.

21. MyVideo Schweiz (GER)

The ways you can watch anime: Online.

Where you can watch anime: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein.

22. Iflix

Iflix

The ways you can watch anime: Online, on iOS

Where you can watch anime: Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Maldives.


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