I don’t wanna support
When I pay for
Animecreators get paid. Animestudios get paid.
moneyflows back into the animeindustry.
That’s what happens when we pay for
But this isn’t realistic in 2019 and beyond
Everything I’ve said so far is idealistic. It would be great if that’s how simple and straightforward it was… But it’s not.
There are MAJOR problems in the anime industry that stops people like me, you, and everyone else from going 100% legal.
That’s why pirate sites are so popular and common.
With that said, there’s a couple of reasons why pirate sites are still around in 2019.
Let’s get into it.
Anime Pirate Websites Continue To Thrive:
1. Unbeatable catalogue of
You can’t beat the insane catalogue of
The reason being is:
- Almost every
animeon earth can be streamed on pirate sites.
- It has a full list of OVA’S, ONA’S,
- No legal
streamingsite can compete with the massive catalogue of shows pirates have.
It’s common sense. If you want to watch a LOT of
It’s hard to watch a lot of
2. No licensing restrictions, regardless of country
It doesn’t matter what country you’re based in… you WILL come across licensing restrictions, eventually.
Usually it’s a message that says “this isn’t available in your country”.
I’ve seen this so many times, even in the UK. So I can’t imagine how much worse it is in countries like:
And other countries outside of Japan and the USA (the best countries for
- There’s no restrictions on the
animeyou wanna watch.
- No weird messages trying to “block” you from watching.
- Peace of mind.
And this is a big selling point that makes
3. Available 24/7, 365 days of the year without issues
The same can’t be said for legal
Whether it be:
- Licensing restrictions.
streamingplatform “playing” up.
animenot being available anymore because of licenses expiring.
This is even true for a website like
This isn’t really the fault of legal
The service is in desperate need of improvement. It’s the key to bringing down piracy and bringing up revenue for creators and companies.
4. If you wanna watch older shows, there’s no comparison
I started watching
Dragon Ball Z
And a few more, I didn’t start watching and getting into “
Guess what websites I had to use to watch older
That’s right, pirate sites like KissAnime.
The general rule is: the older the
You can’t watch the majority of these on legal
The thing with legal
- They usually air “brand new” shows on their platform. Simulcasting is the method these days.
- And they’ll have a dozen (if that) older
animeto watch in their catalogue.
But most of the time they focus on brand new
But for brand new anime fans getting into the industry, and
Licenses run out after a few years. Sometimes less, sometimes more. And that’s why it’s hard to find older shows on legal
Not to mention the costs associated with buying and renewing a license.
The funny thing about this list is…
Even though everything I said is a problem, it’s also the solution.
If all the 4 points I’ve made were somehow implemented into legal
It’s a challenge and innovation is in desperate need of attention. But if it can be done, or even if 2-3 of these things can be fixed, that should make a huge impact on piracy.
And then people like me will go 100% legal without hesitation, assuming the service is not just up to par, but even better.
Legal sites STILL have a lot of work to do in the
The music industry managed to pull it off and make things better since the early 2000’s. So did the video
Nothing will change until then.