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This is a compiled list of legal Anime streaming and downloading sites.
I will try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible.
Thanks for looking and enjoy.


Quick notes about these sites:
- Most of these services are only available for the North American audience, unless stated otherwise.
- All the streaming sites, unless otherwise noted, offer free viewing of their content.
- If an episode is available for download, usually a nominal fee is required, about $1.99.


Streaming Sites:


crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/
*http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/IndexAnime
- Basic membership lets the user view almost everything, but there is a "week" waiting period for the newer content.
- The site requires a Star Membership to use some of it’s features like “advanced” viewing, 480p or “720p” "quality," and to access some of it’s contents.
- Episodes can be purchased and downloaded here http://www.crunchyroll.com/store.
- The shows' episode release dates are here http://www.crunchyroll.com/launchcalendar.


FUNimation: http://www.funimation.com/
*http://www.funimation.com/video/
*FUNimation Download-To-Own Video Store: http://www.funimation.com/f_index.cfm?page=vod
*Veoh Channel: http://www.veoh.com/search/videos/q/publisher:FUNimation
- Shows update weekly with maybe one or two episodes.
- Episodes are available for download for $1.99.


The Anime Network: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/
*http://www.theanimenetwork.com/index.php?option=com_vods&Itemid=62
- A registered account is required to access the series. Most series are subjected to a subscription fee, which is $6.95 a month.


Hulu: http://hulu.com
*http://www.hulu.com/search?page=1&query=anime&sort_by=relevance&type=episode
- Like that of regular T.V. shows, there will be the "occasional" commercial breaks.
- Most of the videos allow the user to watch the video at either 360p or 480p quality.


Joost: http://www.joost.com/
*http://www.joost.com/epg/us/shows/animation/anime/o/channel/a-z/thumbnail/
- This is within the same ballpark as the Hulu description, with the exception of not having a 480p option.


Naruto.com: http://naruto.viz.com/
- They have Naruto Shippuden from the beginning to the latest episodes; updates weekly.


Cartoon Network: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/
*http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/index.html


[adult swim]: http://www.adultswim.com/
*http://www.adultswim.com/video/index.html
- This site doesn't have an accumulative collection of the series' episodes. They typically stream what episode is going to be aired on their time block.
- All series are in English.


Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/
- A memberships is required to view the content. Plans start as low as $4.99/month.
- Show of the content here can or can't be viewed online. It just depends.
- Thanks to mozychan for the info


4Kids: http://www.4kidstv.com/
- All series are in English.


Anime News Network: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/
*http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/video/anime
- The series here are just a repeat of what is listed above, mostly from FUNimation. This is more like a embedded site than a site that hosts videos.


Gaia Online: http://www.gaiaonline.com/
*http://www.gaiaonline.com/cinema/movies/
- An account is required to view these shows.


IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/
*http://www.imdb.com/features/video/browse/tv/
- Credit to TheUndeadLord for the information
- "streams a few series as well. (nevermind, they're all courtesy of Hulu =/)" ~TheUndeadLord


GONG: http://www.gonganime.com/
*http://www.joost.com/01300a7/t/GONG
*http://www.joost.com/013a2wy/t/GONG-NATIVE


YouTube Channels:

YouTube Animation & Cartoons: http://www.youtube.com/shows?s=sp&t=&b=2&cr=US&p=1
or this http://www.youtube.com/shows?s=sn&b=2

FUNimation: http://www.youtube.com/user/FUNimation
- Some of these videos are in parts.
- There is a HQ, high quality, option for some of the series.

Bandai: http://www.youtube.com/user/BandaiEntertainment

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

Kadokawa Entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/user/KADOKAWAanime
- Available Worldwide
- Thanks to ps2xgmr for the info

GONG: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=GONG&view=playlists

4Kids: http://www.youtube.com/user/4kidstv?blend=2&ob=4


If you speak Japanese, try these out:
Toei Animation- http://www.anime-bb.com/
Anime One- http://anime.biglobe.ne.jp/ (Change from BIGLOBE- http://broadband.biglobe.ne.jp/)
Anime Newtype Channel- http://anime.webnt.jp/
- Thanks to mozychan for the info



Download Sites:


Direct2Drive: http://www.direct2drive.com/
*http://www.direct2drive.com/genre.aspx?gid=143&
- On average, each episode is about $1.99, and full-featured films are about $15.00. Payment is via Paypal.
- Technical notes:
*Typical Episode Size: 300-600mb
*Typical Movie Size: 1.5-2.5GB
*File Type: Microsoft Windows Media(WMV)
*Video Quality: High Quality 3 MBPS
*Sound Quality: 128 Kbps Stereo
*Activations: 2 PC


BOST TV: http://www.bosttv.com/
*http://www.bosttv.com/store/
- Episodes are bought in a points system. On average, the price per episode is 100 points, and 500 points is $10.00, which is acquired using paypal.
- Available worldwide.


Vuze: http://www.vuze.com/app
*http://www.vuze.com/content/BucketBrowse.htm?sp=SMOVIE&sp=X&sp=X&sp=1&sp=SAZHOT&sp=STODAY&sp=X&sp=X&sp=S&sp=l193&sp=X&sp=X&sp=0&sp=SALL
- Free Download
- Requires Torrent-like software to download.


TotalVid: http://totalvid.com
*http://totalvid.com/Anime-Videos/1
- Offers 7 days trial unlimited download and plans starting from only $9.99 per month.


ADVFilms: http://www.advfilms.com
*http://www.advfilms.com/buy/video-downloads/shop.aspx?categoryid=3427&pg=1&filter=


iTunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/
- They sell Anime episodes for $1.99.
- iTunes software is required.


Microsoft Download Sites:
*Zune.net: http://social.zune.net/video/SeriesGallery.aspx?Genre=animation&SortBy=TopShows
*Xbox Live: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/videos/catalog.aspx?d=2&h=0&r=-1&g=1116&sb=1&s=-1&mt=2&rl=0&p=1
- Thanks to mozychan for the info


Amazon Video On Demand Anime Store: http://www.amazon.com/
*http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dv_hp_TVAnimeNav?ie=UTF8&docId=1000063081&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=0F3WYT7EHC348KAZSGFA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=472164671&pf_rd_i=16261631
- Mostly FUNimation titles
- They sell Anime episodes for $1.99.
- Thanks to mozychan for the info



Articles on Anime and Licensing and Copyright:
- Licensing by Brennan
* This is a very condensed wikiroll article on licensing, copyright, fansubbing, and crunchyroll.
- How Fansubs Steal from Studios, One Episode at a time by DomFortress
* "A spirited discussion on [the] crunchyroll forums, where user DomFortress explains how illegal fansubs [and distribution practices] hurt the [Anime] industry"
- I will not discuss (argue) about the legality of Fansubs, other "Anime" streaming site, and the like on this thread, as there has been more than a handful of them going around the Anime community and on this site especially. I listed these sites as legal because they more than comply with the copyright law practices in the U.S. and Japan.



Closing Notes:
- If you have any knowledge of any more sites like these, legal and such (one that has ties with the Anime companies), please share them.
- Suggestions, comments, corrections, random crap, anything else?
Modified by EggsLeggs, May 19, 2018 12:49 PM
 
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Phew finished at last <3
 
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