Well, at least it WAS.
Bilibili started out just like KissAnime, or a better example being
Since 2009 Bilibili allowed
Similar to how KissAnime has been profiting off
Li Ni, the CEO of Bilibili landed her herself in hot water over the years running this pirate site.
Not surprising to anyone who’s aware of China’s system and laws.
So she made a YouTube style platform with private content to avoid trouble. Then moved into getting content creators to live stream to fans.
Fast forward to 2020 and Sony decided to pour over $400 million into Bilibili’s
Sony, the same company who’s also invested in
anime streaming platform in China
It seems like
I wouldn’t disagree. It takes a LOT of resources to start an
Bilibili’S story does leave you with questions though.
- Why hasn’t KissAnime taken this route?
- Or any other comparable
KissAnime clearly has the resources. They have more traffic than
I suppose turning KissAnime into a legal business, the way Bilibili did it would mean higher costs, more headache and expenses.
Plus the legalities and politics of
But it’s still an interesting thought.
News source: https://asia.nikkei.com/