Anime and manga are increasingly becoming popular in today’s world. Their demand is exponentially growing, which is helping creators to create more and more content.
However, some pirates (Gogoanime, Kissanime, Mangafox, etc.) take away a large amount of support these artists deserve by illegally streaming and publishing popular anime and manga on their personal servers.
Illegal sites could also be dangerous as there might be malware lurking in one of the numerous ads you have to click just to start the episode or go to the next chapter.
Follow the list below to avoid pirated sites and watch anime and manga 100% legally!
1. Ways To Watch Anime Legally Buy a Blu Ray/ DVD Subscribe to a streaming service that offers anime titles Watch anime for free on legal sites 2. Ways To Read Manga Legally Buy a physical copy of a manga Subscribe to sites that offer various manga titles Read manga for free on legal portals 3. How To Know If A Site Is Legal Or Not?
It is actually quite easy to determine whether an anime streaming site or an online manga reading site is legal or not.
Most legal anime streaming sites offer subscriptions for watching selective or all shows.
If they do not ask for any money, a simple google search can tell you about the license of the site.
Legal free anime sites also do not have a wide range of anime to choose from.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generation | Source: Viz Media Legal Manga sites also offer subscriptions or the option to digitally and/or physically buy manga.
If they do not ask for payments, you can again check their license. You could also check if they offer scanlations (fan translations or scanned copies of the manga). If they do, they’re illegal.
4. Legal Anime Sites Free + Paid I. Crunchyroll Popular Titles Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Pricing
Free Titles Crunchyroll Premium Crunchyroll Premium+ Limited $7.99/month $11.99/month No. of Titles: 1121 (may vary in different regions) II. Funimation Popular titles The Rising of the Shield Hero Pricing
Free Titles Funimation Premium Funimation Premium Plus Funimation Premium Plus Ultra Limited $5.99/month $59.99/annum $7.99/month $79.99/annum $99.99/annum III. VRV
Free Titles Monthly Limited $9.99 No. of Titles: HIDIVE and Crunchyroll library IV. CONTV
Free Titles Monthly Limited $4.99 No. of Titles: 10+ (the U.S. only) V. WAKANIM Popular titles The Misfit of Demon King Academy Pricing
Free Titles Monthly Limited 5€ No. of Titles: 100+ (Europe, Canada, and Africa only) VI. Anime Lab
Free Titles Monthly Limited $6.95 No. of Titles: 30+ (Australia and New Zealand only) VII. Aniplus Asia Popular titles Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Pricing
Free Titles Monthly Limited VOD subscription No. of Titles: 50+ (Singapore Only) Paid Only I. Netflix Popular Titles Pricing (may vary in different regions)
Basic Standard Premium $8.99/month $12.99/month $15.99/month No. of Titles: 184 (may vary in different regions) II. Amazon Prime Popular Titles Pricing (may vary in different regions)
Prime Video per month Prim per month Prime per year Prime student $8.99 $12.99 $119 6 months free trial, $59 per annum No. of Titles: 177 (may vary in different regions) III. HIDIVE IV. HULU Popular Titles Pricing (may vary in different regions)
Hulu Hulu (No Ads) Hulu + Live T.V. $5.99/month $11.99/month $59.99/month No. of Titles: 285 (may vary in different regions) V. Toku! Popular Titles Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Pricing No. of Titles: 10+ (U.S. and Canada only) VI. Anime Digital Network
Streaming Download DVD/Blu-ray 6.99€ 14.99€ 24.99€ No. of Titles: 200+ (France, Luxembourg, and Belgium only) VII. Mangas Popular Titles King Arthur and Knights of Justice Jayce and the Conquerors of Light Pricing No. of Titles: 30+ (France, Belgium) VIII. Iflix
Monthly Yearly R.M. 10 R.M. 96 No. of Titles: 20+ (Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka only) IX. Anime on Demand
Standard Premium 6,25 € 8,33 € No. of Titles: 130+ (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein only) X. Maxdome No. of Titles: 100+ (Germany & Austria only) XI. Akiba Pass No. of Titles: 75+ (Germany & Austria only) Free Only I. Asian Crush No. of Titles: 80+ Popular Titles II. Midnight Pulp No. of Titles: 90+ Popular Titles III. Retro Crush No. of Titles: 50+ Popular Titles IV. Anime-Planet No. of Titles: 250+ Popular Titles The Ancient Magnus’ Bride V. Tubi T.V. No. of Titles: 50+ Popular Titles AlKa R-16: Virgin Mission VI. [Adult Swim] No. of Titles: 20+ Popular Titles VII. Prosieben Maxx No. of Titles: 20+ Popular Titles VIII. Watch Box No. of Titles: 50+ Popular Titles IX. Niconico No. of Titles: 100+ Popular Titles A Certain Scientific Railgun Incompatible people of the Demon King Academy Anime-Specific Legal Sites Gundam.Info Pokemon.com Legal YouTube Channels (Free) AnimeLog Coji Coji (Japanese) Coji Coji (International) Discotek Media Gundam.Info Muse Asia Nozomi Entertainment Voltron Best Sites To Buy Anime DVDs 5. Legal Manga Sites Free + Paid I. Crunchyroll Free Titles: Limited Pricing II. E-Manga Free Titles: Limited Chapters Pricing: Depends on various volumes III. J-Novel Club Free Titles: Limited Pricing Standard: $4.95/month or $4.50/month (annual pack) Premium: $10.95/month or $10/ month (annual pack) IV. Lezhin Free Titles: Limited Chapters (In-app coins required) Coin Bundle
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V. Manga Plus Free Titles: Limited Chapters Pricing: $2/month VI. Manga Reborn Free Titles: Limited Chapters Pricing: Depends on various volumes VII. Renta! Free Titles: Limited Pricing: $4 per chapter (renting available) VIII. Viz Media Free Titles: Limited Chapters Price: $1.99/month Paid Only I. Balloons and Chapters Pricing: Depends on various volumes II. Book Walker Pricing: Depends on various volumes III. Futekiya IV. Jun é (B.L./Boy’s Love) Pricing: $7.50 per volume V. Gen Manga Pricing: $24 (Bulk Archive Digital Download) VI. Inky Pen VII. Lilyaka Manga Pricing: Depends on various volumes VIII. Mangamo IX. Manga Planet X. Net Comics Pricing: Depends on various volumes XI. Shonen Jump XI. Sublime Pricing: Depends on various volumes Free Only Best Sites To Buy Physical Copies of Manga
It is highly recommended that you use licensed websites to read/ watch manga/ anime and support their creators while saving yourselves from malware.
Legal sites not only provide their viewers with premium content, but also have minimal and user-friendly interfaces for smooth navigation. Hope you found the list useful!