Top 5 Best Legal Anime Sites To Watch Worldwide

Introduction

The following websites are the BEST legal anime sites worldwide for an English-speaker based upon 5 factors:

  1. Views per month – to present the size of the website.
  2. Price per month – to see how expensive the subscription is and whether you can watch free with ads.
  3. Regions available – where in the world can you access this website.
  4. Content – how many anime series are available.
  5. 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
Anime Lab

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
Crunchyroll

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.

#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
Funimation

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.

#4 Best Legal Anime Sites – VRV

  • Views per Month – 17.4 Million
  • Price per month – Free (Ads)/ $9.99
  • Regions available – United States
  • Content – 10/10
  • Visual – 8/10

Good: This incorporates Crunchyroll and some Funimation anime.

Bad: More expensive then 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
Hulu

Good: More than 400 anime series available.

Bad: Only available in the US and Japan.

Other best Legal Anime News Sites

Anime WebsitesRegionsViews per Month (Million)Price per monthContentVisualComments
WakanimFrance, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Norway and more1.3 Free (Ads)/ 5€6/108/10Lots of anime but just specific to France or Sweden etc…
Tubi TVUnited States, Mexico, Canada, and Australia2.6Free6/108/10Western Cartoons and Naruto
Anime-PlanetWorldwide2Free5/108/10A free selection of anime – Partnership with Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, & Hulu
HIDIVEUnited States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom and more0.2$4.995/106/10Small amount of anime such as Gate and Gintama
Retro CrushUnited States & Canada0.0069Free (Ads)/ $4.994/107/10Lots of retro anime
YouTubeWorldwide7200Free (Ads)4/109/10Crunchyroll, Funimation, Toei Animation to name a few…
Aniplus AsiaSingapore0.008VOD3/105/10Limited amount of anime that you need to pay for each title
Amazon VideoUnited States, Canada, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan and more267.3$12.992/108/10Some good anime such as Banana Fish, K, and Vinland Saga
Asian CrushUnited States & Canada0.4Free (Ads)2/109/10A small selection of anime such as GTO – ads throughout
HBO MaxUnited States with several more in 20212.8 $14.992/105/10Small collection of anime such as Hunter x Hunter and Death Note
NetflixWorldwide (except China)302.8$7.992/109/10A few good anime such as Seven Deadly Sins
VIZ MediaUnited States4.9Free (Ads)2/107/10Ok selection of anime such as One Punch Man and JoJo
Adult SwimUnited States, Australia, and New Zealand4.7Free (Ads)1/106/10Mostly American Cartoons such as American Dad
Midnight PulpUnited States & Canada0.018Free (Ads)1/104/10Limited anime
ifluxMalaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka2.3RM101/105/10Limited anime
TOKU!United States & Canada0.0016$3.991/107/10Limited anime

Source: Views per month – Semrush

Summary

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!

Founder

I tend to delve into many things as I get bored quickly, thankfully anime is so vast and varied. I’m a grown-up who enjoys watching anime and want to share my thoughts on the reasons why. I truly believe the selected anime in my blog are not cartoons (meaning a show for children) but are masterpieces of art which are so twisted at times that you really can see inside of the author’s mind at that exact point in time. I hope you enjoy… 🙂

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Founder

I tend to delve into many things as I get bored quickly, thankfully anime is so vast and varied. I’m a grown-up who enjoys watching anime and want to share my thoughts on the reasons why. I truly believe the selected anime in my blog are not cartoons (meaning a show for children) but are masterpieces of art which are so twisted at times that you really can see inside of the author’s mind at that exact point in time. I hope you enjoy… 🙂

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