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The 5 Best Anime Streaming Services for 2020

Anime has gain much attention in last decade , with it’s increasing numbers of Fanbase looking for Anime streaming platforms ,every one want to be updated with the new season release. Thanks to the boom in online streaming expanding audiences for Japanese animation all over the world. So here I reviewed the top online anime streaming services for watching it legally.

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Why to choose Legal Anime streaming over Piracy?

  1. It isn’t a hidden fact that anime industry in Japan is generally underpaid and overworked. Since we enjoy the hard work done by studio, on moral ground we must support them by choosing ethical means over piracy.
  2. Legal platforms don’t bomb you with those annoying adds and popup which has been proved many times malicious and can bring damage to your device.
  3. Piracy has affected the industry as a lot . If we keep on supporting them , the quality of the content is bound to degrade.

Well then let’s begin our countdown of the 5 Best Anime Streaming Services for 2020!


Arguably the best anime streaming service on our list. It’s anime catologue provides large number of anime free to watch and a subscription plan to access their complete humongous library. It’s standout point is that it is accessible from most of region of the world though limited anime in some cases. It offers over 900 anime shows, more than 200 Asian dramas to users, and 50 manga titles as Crunchyroll Manga.

  • Website : Crunchyroll
  • Sub availability : Yes
  • Dub availability : Limited anime’s
  • Subscription : Free + $7.99/month
  • Region of usage : Worldwide (except China, France, Italy, Japan and Germany)


Funimation is like a heaven for hardcore otaku. It specializes in dubbing and distribution of anime content mainly in the north america region. Funimation has an expansive library of HD, ad-free anime features movies, OVAs, extras, and the hottest, top trending shows and classics. It’s most notably feature is that it Simulcasts straight from Japan within two weeks of their Japanese broadcast.

  • Website : Funimation
  • Sub availability : Yes
  • Dub availability : Yes
  • Subscription : $5.99 and $7.99 / month
  • Region of usage : USA


AnimeLab is anime streaming service that specializes in the online streaming and simulcasting of anime series, serving the Australian and New Zealand market. You can watch anime hits and fast-tracked simulcast shows direct from Japan in HD. AnimeLab features thousands of episodes available to watch for free and new shows are added every week. AnimeLab supports the anime creators and is free and legal. The main standout point in my opinion is it’s user interface.

  • Website : AnimeLab
  • Sub availability : Yes
  • Dub availability : Yes
  • Subscription : Free + $7 / month
  • Region of usage : Australian and New Zealand

Also Read : 10 best anime series on Netflix


While Netflix isn’t a platform solely dedicated for anime but it surely has many of the popular anime titles in high-quality with Ad-free streaming. In recent years even Netflix has started it’s own anime originals which you couldn’t find anywhere else. One downside being is that shows are only being released once they have a full season, anime that premiere during each given season are unavailable until the last episode airs. But nevertheless worth trying for such high quality content.

  • Website : Netflix
  • Sub availability : Yes
  • Dub availability : No
  • Subscription : $8.99 or $12.99 or $15.99 / month
  • Region of usage : Worldwide with few content restrictions


Hulu has a variety of great anime on its platform. It’s one of the few streaming services with dubbed Gundam shows and there are a bunch of other great options as well. Some series are incomplete much like Netflix but it has an exceptional selection of anime from a variety of genres. Some of the shows on this list of Hulu anime may require a Hulu+ subscription to view all the episodes, but most are available for free. Both subbed and dubbed anime options are available to choose from your preference.

  • Website : hulu
  • Sub availability : Yes
  • Dub availability : Yes
  • Subscription : $5.99 or $11.99 / month
  • Region of usage : USA and Japan

Well this sums up entire compilation of anime streaming to watch legally , You just need to spend some extra bucks and chill out entire holiday. If you are not sure then they also offer trial usage and the decision lay upto you. Do you have better option ? or We missed something ? comment down below with what you have to say!

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