In the not-so-distant past some people asked where anitube? Because of that, I created an article that generated thousands of interested visitors on the best anime watching site that simply disappeared from the face of the earth.
For this reason in this article we will talk about the best sites to watch anime and also replace your anitube. Unfortunately it is difficult to maintain such an article, since anime sites are born and die constantly.
Nowadays the internet is full of clones and generic anime sites, as many are closed quickly because of major streaming sites like Netflix and Crunchyroll. Only those who exhibit non-copyrighted anime survive.
What happened to Anitube?
Anitube was the most accessed Brazilian pirate anime site, reaching over 50 thousand simultaneous accesses. The strangest thing is that many of these visits are from Japanese people from Japan.
I can't understand why they like to watch anime on that site with Portuguese subtitles, I even came across Japan with 2 people watching anime on that site on a train.
Currently the site is only working in Japan and still yields more than 30 million visits per month. Before it was sold and excluded from Brazil, the site had 50 thousand simultaneous accesses.
Since May 7, 2016, the anitube site is out of Brazil, probably because it was sold to a Japanese, and he decided to put a weaker server and leave access only to the Japanese, a big waste, since that site it was a good income.
Why Kevin? Are you mentioning anitube in this article, since it has been closed for years? Unfortunately, to date, Google receives more than 823,000 searches for that word during a month. So maybe you came to this article through this research.
Today there are clones of anitube, but they only use similar domains. Their goal was to take advantage of anitube's original success and steal organic visits from people looking for this site.
Where to watch and download anime?
Our website is against piracy, so we recommend legalized ways to watch and download anime, like the most complete and famous Crunchyroll and Netflix. Both of these sites have subtitles in Portuguese, and now NetFlix has the option to download the episode, for those with high ping Internet or who want to watch on mobile devices.
Unfortunately these options do not bring the complete library of anime that are released each season, so we are obliged to resort to pirate sites that work as Fansub or torrent tracker sites. We will not link these sites here, so you should search for your name on Google and find it.
Anime Sites - Popularity Ranking
Below we will leave a small ranking of anime sites most accessed today and their number of monthly visits:
- Super animes - 14.1 Million (Online)
- Animakai - 5.70 Million (Downloads and Online);
- Animeai - 5 Million (Online, little advertising plus boring banner to close);
- Animesorion - Anion Orion - 4.90 Million (online);
- Punchsub - 3.80 Million (Online and Download, little advertising);
- Anitube.xpg - Website trying to catch anitube's audience - 2.30 million (online);
- Anbient - 1.90 Million (Download);
There are many other sites that I didn't mention here, some full of advertisements, others with a horrible designer, or that I personally don't know about. There are thousands of anime sites, just as there are thousands of movie and series sites.
If you want to download anime via torrent, you can use tracker sites as fansubber, ANSK, MDAN, OMDA and several others. The advantage of using these sites is that you can download the full anime season. The problem is that these sites are closed and some need to have an invitation and registration approved, and you also need to collaborate by sowing the torrent, otherwise you will not be able to download any other torrent.
Another international anime torrent site that you find RAW and any other things like games, OST, images, manga is the famous nyaa.se where you have complete freedom to download anything without registering or anything.
There are many other old sites to download and watch online that are not mentioned here. Sites that were part of the childhood of some like Hinatasou, Hyuuga that has no advertising in the way. It is worth mentioning the first anime site I met, the animalog.
Tips for downloading and watching anime
If you want to download an anime and you don't care about quality, you can use a plugin like IDM or Video Download. This is better, since most anime download sites use slow servers that limit speed, or that make you have to wait almost a minute to download. Online anime episodes usually weigh around 50 to 70mb.
Unfortunately the anime sites are going through a war and end up pirating among themselves. Fansub and trackers subtitle anime while other sites copy and post the video online. In my opinion, the fastest sites to subtitle are Punchsub and Animakai.
And to you? What is the best site in your opinion?