Top 5 Best Legal Anime Sites To Watch Worldwide
The following websites are the BEST legal anime sites worldwide for an English-speaker based upon 5 factors:
- Views per month – to present the size of the website.
- Price per month – to see how expensive the subscription is and whether you can watch free with ads.
- Regions available – where in the world can you access this website.
- Content – how many anime series are available.
- Visual – is the website user-friendly, easy to navigate, and watch anime.
Even though most of the anime sites listed below are specific to certain geolocations, you can easily by-pass this by using a VPN. Just make sure this is legal per the country that you are visiting.
It’s important to note that this list does not comprise any Hentai websites.
#1 Best Legal Anime Sites – Anime Lab
- Views per Month – 0.37 Million
- Price per month – $7.95
- Regions Available – Australia and New Zealand
- Content – 6/10
- Visual – 9/10
Good: Excellent interface and user-friendly website for viewing anime. Has more than 260 anime series.
Bad: Only available in Australia and New Zealand.
#2 Best Legal Anime Sites – Crunchyroll
- Views per Month – 18.3 Million
- Price per month – Free (Ads) / $7.99
- Regions Available – Worldwide
- Content – 9/10
- Visual – 7/10
Good: The go-to place for subbed anime with over 1000 titles.
Bad: Hardly any of the anime is dubbed for those that enjoy this viewing type.
Related: Banana Fish Review
#3 Best Legal Anime Sites – Funimation
- Views per Month – 3.0 Million
- Price per month – Free (Ads)/ $7.99
- Regions available – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
- Content – 8/10
- Visual – 9/10
Good: The best anime service in the world for dubs with more than 600 anime series.
Bad: Not for someone who enjoys watching anime with subs. Fewer anime series than Crunchyroll.
#5 Best Legal Anime Sites – Hulu
- Views per Month – 20.4 Million
- Price per Month – $7.99
- Regions Available – United States, Japan
- Content – 7/10
- Visual – 8/10
Good: More than 400 anime series available.
Bad: Only available in the US and Japan.
Other best Legal Anime News Sites
|Anime Websites||Regions||Views per Month (Million)||Price per month||Content||Visual||Comments|
|Wakanim||France, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Norway and more||1.3||Free (Ads)/ 5€||6/10||8/10||Lots of anime but just specific to France or Sweden etc…|
|Tubi TV||United States, Mexico, Canada, and Australia||2.6||Free||6/10||8/10||Western Cartoons and Naruto|
|Anime-Planet||Worldwide||2||Free||5/10||8/10||A free selection of anime – Partnership with Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, & Hulu|
|HIDIVE||United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom and more||0.2||$4.99||5/10||6/10||Small amount of anime such as Gate and Gintama|
|Retro Crush||United States & Canada||0.0069||Free (Ads)/ $4.99||4/10||7/10||Lots of retro anime|
|YouTube||Worldwide||7200||Free (Ads)||4/10||9/10||Crunchyroll, Funimation, Toei Animation to name a few…|
|Aniplus Asia||Singapore||0.008||VOD||3/10||5/10||Limited amount of anime that you need to pay for each title|
|Amazon Video||United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan and more||267.3||$12.99||2/10||8/10||Some good anime such as Banana Fish, K, and Vinland Saga|
|Asian Crush||United States & Canada||0.4||Free (Ads)||2/10||9/10||A small selection of anime such as GTO – ads throughout|
|HBO Max||United States with several more in 2021||2.8||$14.99||2/10||5/10||Small collection of anime such as Hunter x Hunter and Death Note|
|Netflix||Worldwide (except China)||302.8||$7.99||2/10||9/10||A few good anime such as Seven Deadly Sins|
|VIZ Media||United States||4.9||Free (Ads)||2/10||7/10||Ok selection of anime such as One Punch Man and JoJo|
|Adult Swim||United States, Australia, and New Zealand||4.7||Free (Ads)||1/10||6/10||Mostly American Cartoons such as American Dad|
|Midnight Pulp||United States & Canada||0.018||Free (Ads)||1/10||4/10||Limited anime|
|iflux||Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka||2.3||RM10||1/10||5/10||Limited anime|
|TOKU!||United States & Canada||0.0016||$3.99||1/10||7/10||Limited anime|
Source: Views per month – Semrush
As seen with the other websites mentioned you could search this directory and find free anime until your heart’s content if you were happy to watch the adverts in addition.
If you are like me and want to explore anime QUICKLY and view each website’s weekly schedules than these top 5 best legal anime sites are perfect for you.
My personal recommendation for anyone is to get familiar with these websites and keep an eye out for the best deals. As I was viewing Hulu, they had a Black Friday deal for $1.99/ month for 12 months!
For myself, I usually watch Crunchyroll with subbed anime because I don’t like listening to English dubbed anime (it just sounds strange!). However, what sometimes happens is Crunchyroll doesn’t have the anime I want to watch (thought they had everything? 🙂 ) and I need to stroll through all of the above websites to see who has it. You can also use BecauseMoe to find the anime quickly as well.
My last point is that for some reason there’s TONS of pirated anime available with a touch of the mouse using google. I’m sure most of you know this already but if not please see how HARD these artists work to draw and make this anime with very low pay and work conditions HERE and make sure you support this industry by watching these best legal anime sites if you are not doing so at the moment!