What is the most important thing for an anime fan? You guessed it – a place to watch his favorite anime. luckily for us, there are many places online where we can watch free anime streaming online. Not every anime streaming site has all the anime series available for watch. There are series you can find in only one streaming site and series you find almost on every anime streaming site.
There are so many sites to watch anime online you can easily get lost. In this post, I will list all the best streaming anime sites and the pros and cons of using them so it would help you to choose the best one for your own needs. This way you will have alternatives if one of the streaming sites is down.The most important factors when we choose a site to watch freed anime online is, in my opinion, to have a wide variety of anime shows to choose from and the quality of the streaming. We don’t want our anime to be interrupted in the middle of our watch because the server is down. Another factor is the number of ads on the site. I find that excessive amount of add disturbing me and making the online streaming a bad experience. I also like the option to download anime to my computer.
* Disclaimer: Otakudiary is not connected to this site and is not responsible for their content. The sites are listed here only as a service to our readers.
Please help us to make this complete and accurate list. If you know about a good anime streaming site not included in this list please tell us in the comments. If one of this sites is down or has a bad user experience please report is to us in the comments.
- This is the king of the online streaming site. It has a lot of anime series to watch online and It is full of helpful information, news, and episodes reviews. It is an official and legal streaming anime videos including Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, Skip Beat, and Shugo Chara and much more. It has more than 800 anime shows and this number keeps growing. It has an annual anime Oskar like vote where you can find the winners in many anime categories including best anime to watch.
- A wide variety of show
- Much additional information about anime including news, reviews, articles, and forums.
- has anime series you can only watch on Crunchyroll site.
- Has an option ad-free paid subscriptions.
- The ads are nod disturbing the watching experience.
- When you subscribe to the site you can make your own queue for your future watch.
- Has ads
- There are many series you can’t watch on the site.
- official site URL: http://www.crunchyroll.com/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Crunchyroll/
- Top free streaming series to watch: BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, Black lover, DARLING in the FRANXX, A Place Further Than the Universe, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Laid-Back Camp, How to Keep a Mummy, Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko, citrus.
- Anime-planet has partnerships with leading industry companies like Crunchyroll, Holo, and many more. These partnerships allow hi, to have a HUGE variety of anime series (more than 40,000 according they say on the homepage). It also featuring manga and has an online community of anime fans.
- Huge selection of anime series which you can spend years watching and still you won’t see all of them…
- You can have your own list of series to watch and they mark al the episode you already watched so you won’t waste time looking for the next episode of your favorite series.
- It has reviews, recommendations and a lot of information about anime and manga.
- Too many ads for my taste. you need to spend 20 seconds of advertisement before the episode starts (although it is a small price to pay for such selection of anime streaming series)
- The huge selection can be a bit overwhelming
- I didn’t find easy searching form.
- official site URL: https://www.anime-planet.com/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/animeplanet
- Top free streaming series to watch: Gintama, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, A place further than the Universe, Citrus, DARLING in the FRANX, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Recap, Hakyuu Hoshin Engi, The Silver Guardian 2nd Season, Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season.
- This free online anime streaming site claims to be the fastest streaming source around. It has a wide variety of anime series, some are new and some are ongoing animes. Some of the series are English dubbed and some are English subbed. They have New anime episodes added on a daily basis. You can find a list of all the anime series and browse it by genre.
- A huge selection of anime series to watch online.
- Easy browsing and search capabilities.
- You can easily find new anime series or ongoing ones.
- It has a schedule for the release of anime streams so you know when to expect the anime to be available for watching.
- Well, if you like pictures of Russian girls this is a pro and not a con… The site is full of ads for dating services.
- The information about the site was somewhat lacking. I had a hard time finding the “about” page and when I did, there was very little information. So, if like me you like to know who you are dealing with this is a problem.
- Thier facebook page is not very active.
- official site URL: https://www7.kickassanime.io/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKickAssAnime/
- Top free streaming series to watch: 25-sai no Joshikousei (uncensored), Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls), Dagashi Kashi 2, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, Gin no Guardian 2nd Season, Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, Overlord II (Season 2), Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Black Clover (2017)
- This free online streaming site is at this point exclusive to Australia and New Zealand. It has a choice of popular shows and a nice blog.
- Because I am not from Australia or New Zealand I don’t really know the pros and cons of this site… If any of you readers are from these countries please try it and let me know. As much as I can tell this site has a smaller variety of anime to choose from.
- official site URL: https://www.animelab.com/home
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/animelab
- Top free streaming series: One-Punch Man, Dragon Ball Super, Naruto Shippuden, Overlord, one Punch Man, No Game No Life, Fairy Tail,
- OtakuSTREAM has a wide variety of anime to watch free online. You can filter the shows by genre, studio or premiere date. You can also watch anime movie for free on their site. Registered users can even download full episode of anime to their computer for a future watch. They also have a small forum but in my opinion, it is somewhat boring and useless.
- A wide variety of free anime streaming series.
- Easy search and filtering of anime by categories
- You can list anime shows by “trending anime” or “popular anime”
- Users rate the anime so you can learn from others experience.
- Again, it is not clear who is behind this site. No “about” page.
- The anime series are listed by their Japanise names, you have to use the search to find anime by their English name.
- When I pressed some button I found myself with some “Alibaba” offers I didn’t ask for…
- official site URL: https://otakustream.tv/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OtakuStreamTV
- Top free streaming series to watch: Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Dragon Ball Super, One piece, Detective Conan, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Black Clover (TV), Overlord (Season 2), Mahoutsukai no Yome, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu, Darling in the FranXX, Violet Evergarden, Citrus, Battle Through the Heavens, Grancrest Senki, Beatless
- Notice I added the “.To” to the name? the reason for this is that apparently there plenty of sites with “Gogoanime” in their name, I guess somebody tries to ride someone else success. The GoGoAnime.com site claims to have the largest free anime selection. I am not sure if it is really the largest but it certainly has a huge variety of free anime to watch online. You can also read Manga online and watch movies. It has its own app which makes a nice addition to the site for the mobile surfers. It has many dubbed anime series for those who don’t like the subbed anime on other streaming sites.
- Huge selection of anime to watch online
- Mobile app to watch anime online with your mobile/tablet (Android)
- Easy search form
- The homepage has anime listed by release date, the latest addition, ongoing series
- No filtering by genre
- Many ads, again if you like pictures of Russian girls…
- In order to watch the episode, I needed to go through 2 commercials
- I found the quality of the stream low and slow.
- No “about us” page
- official site URL: http://www.gogoanime.to/
- official facebook page: Couldn’t find one.
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, Killing Bites, Gin no Guardian 2nd Season, Beatless , miya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan, Toji no Miko , Yuru Camp , Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line , Nanatsu no Bitoku, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru 2, Poputepipikku, Kokkoku, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, Darling in the FranXX , Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Ito Junji: Collection, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen, Dagashi Kashi 2, Fate/Extra Last Encore, Citrus, Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu, Overlord II, Hakumei to Mikochi
- This online anime streaming site took the trouble to make an “about us” page but it is completely empty… (what the fXXX guys?!). This site has a wide selection of anime to watch free online. It Has the option to find series by genre and has search capabilities. I liked the option to filter the dubbed animes so you can easily find series that are dubbed. It somewhat crowded wit adds but at least when you click buttons you don’t end up in some ad page on another site.
- Nice selection of free anime to watch online
- Option to filter dubbed series.
- Browse by genre.
- Ads everywhere.
- Empty “about us” page
- Thin facebook page
- official site URL: https://ww5.gogoanime.io/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gogoanimefp/
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Dies Irae, Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken, Black Clover (TV), Garo: Vanishing Line, ClassicaLoid 2nd Season, 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season, Blend S, Ame-iro Cocoa Series: Ame-con!!, Gintama. (2017), Houseki no Kuni (TV), Code: Realize: Sousei no Himegimi, Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season, Glamorous Heroes, Cinderella Girls Gekijou 2nd Season, Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z, Himouto! Umaru-chan R, Animegataris, Infini-T Force, Imouto sae Ireba Ii., Dynamic Chord
- Another GoGoanime site to watch free anime online. It is not the same site as above, notice the “-” in the URL. This site looks as if it updated less frequently then other sites on this list. Yet it still has a nice selection of anime to watch for free. You can browse by genre and search for your favorite animes. It also has a ranking system for all animes by users votes.
- Browse anime by genre
- Lists anime by views count on the sidebar
- Too many ads jumping all over the place
- Updated less frequently
- On the home page, you cant tell if the anime is subbed or dubbed, you need to go to the series page to check this out.
- Quality of the broadcast is low.
- No “about us” page
- official site URL: https://gogo-anime.io/
- official facebook page: I didn’t find one
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Dragon Ball Super (2015), Dragon Ball Super (2015),Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017), No Game No Life: Zero (2017), Bleach (2004), Detective Conan (1996), Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season (2017), Overlord II (2017), Grancrest Senki (2018),
Violet Evergarden (2017)
- Told you there are many Ggogoanime sites :). This anime streaming site lets you browse by genre, You can view the recently added anime on the homepage. The site is full of technical problems and the “popular” section is empty… From all the anime sites on this post, this site is the least recommended and you should use it only if you cant find your favorite anime on other sites.
- Easy search form
- Browse by genre
- Technical problems
- A small selection of anime
- Low-quality streaming
- Pop under ads
- official site URL: http://gogoanime.bz/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gogoanime.bz/
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Detective Conan: Episode One – The Great Detective Turned Small, Princess Principal Picture Drama, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, Captain Future, Yume No Crayon Oukoku, Bonobono (2016), Yu☆Gi☆Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions, Hajimete no Gal OVA, Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades 2, DOULUO DALU – SOUL LAND, I’m Joybo, Gamba no Bouken, Hugtto! Precure ,Mazinger Z vs. Devilman, Yaoguai Mingdan 2nd Season, Nanatsu no Bitoku, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo
- A wide variety of options to search for anime
- Allows download of anime
- Manga, movies, and soundtracks
- Let you watch anime on mobile phone
- Fast loading site
- Many Ads
- official site URL: http://ww1.chia-anime.tv/
- official facebook page: I didn’t find one.
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Drifters, Haikyuu 3, Bungou Stray Dogs 2, 3-gatsu no Lion, Occultic;Nine, Yuri on Ice, Narutoget, WatchOP, Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, One Piece, Gintama, Highschool of the Dead, Reborn!, One Punch Man, Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, Accel World, Kuroko No Basket, Area no kishi
- One of the smaller free anime sites but one the most beautiful ones. It is updated regularly and you can find all the hot anime for free watch online. It has a wide variety of formats including 720p and 1080p to watch anime in HD. It has a unique option to watch free anime online randomly. They select an anime randomly and you can watch it online.
- Beautiful site
- About us page
- Easy search form
- Different from all other sites
- A small variety of anime
- Pop under ads
- official site URL: https://ww4.animejolt.com/
- official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnimeJolt/
- Top free anime streaming series to watch: Naruto Shippuden, Dragon Ball Super, Bleach, Detective Conan, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, Pokemon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, Shounen Maid, Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin, Kamichu
When you watch free anime online you want the whole experience to be fun. Therefore, you don’t want too many ads to disturb you and you certainly don’t want pup under which is the most annoying form of advertising.
All the free anime streaming site on this list have English subs or dubs. Most of them have a wide variety of anime series to watch online. You should choose the ones that suit your personal preference the best. My advice to you is to check all of them out and choose one main site. You also want to choose a backup site in case your main streaming site is down. I will be editing this free online anime sites list frequently so you should bookmark this post and check for updates every once in a while.
If you find broken links or you experience the site differently than me please contact me or comment on it so I can correct the list and make it a complete list of anime to watch free online.