Before I provide my favorite streaming service for each category. Let me address why certain streaming services on not one here and if they will be added at some point.
Viz Media: Right now it only has 20 anime the majority of which are not exclusive. I do like the presentation of the anime. If the library grows to at least 30 anime then I will add it to both my guide and this article.
Import Update Viz Media no longer has anime so I can’t add it as a streaming service.
Adult Swim: It has under 2o anime so much like Viz Media there needs to be at least 30 anime to justify adding it to the list.
It also requires a cable subscription to watch shows on it.
Ani.Me: The library of anime is over 30 but most of it comes from Hulu. My issue with it is that the entire library is not available to watch and seems rather sketchy to me. This is one place I probably one site that I won’t add anytime soon.
Anime Planet: Unlike other sites that have anime from other websites, this one has a video streamer as well. So, there is almost no difference between watching it on the original vs this one. It does have some Hulu content on it. I will at some point go through this one but the library is gigantic with over 3000 anime.
Crackle: This used to be on my list but Sony’s Crackle no longer has Tokyo Godfathers so I removed it. It used to not have any anime but recently I found two shows on it: Street Fighter and Robotech. Putting Vudu on here is a stretch that makes this service way too small to discuss here.
Legal Streaming on YouTube: I tend to avoid YouTube because of licensing issues. I tried in the past to take note of certain streaming channels like Funimation but it was a waste of time since they removed most of the anime they had. When it comes to other streaming sites, I can count on that most of the anime will be there will YouTube who knows.
If there are other streaming services that I missed please let me know.
Thanks for joining me in discussing the best places to watch anime. After going through the different places here are my top choices.
Best Viewing Experience: Netflix
Best Paid Service: HIDIVE
Best Free Service: TubiTV
Best Way to Watch Anime Offline: Library
Best Library: Crunchyroll
But I want to hear from you what is your favorite place to watch Anime in 2020? Leave a comment below.
Thanks so much for taking some time out of your day to read my guide.