It’s no secret. Anime pirate sites are used a LOT. In the multi-millions in fact.
Many fans use anime pirate sites unapologetically, because of how bad services (like Crunchyroll) tend to be.
So many people have pirated in the anime community since then, that KissAnime once had well over 100 million visitors in a single month.
And when KissAnime shut down, 9Anime and Gogoanime took their place as the anime pirate kings.
That leads to this post.
What countries is anime piracy more popular in?
That’s gonna be the breakdown of this post, with data taken from places like Google.
There are no other reliable sources after all.
9Anime, Gogoanime, and Kissanime were used for this statistical breakdown.
With all that said, let’s focus on let’s get into countries who use anime pirate sites the most (worldwide).
This list might surprise you a lot.
25 countries where anime piracy is popular:
3. South Africa
4. Trinidad & Tobago
7. United Kingdom
8. United States
11. United Arab Emirates
23. Saudi Arabia
- Canada (26)
- Belgium (27)
- Mexico (28)
- Albania (29)
- Pakistan (30)
You’ll notice from this list that many countries are those with:
- Lack of access to anime or
- Or countries where anime licensors don’t operate if at all.
So it’s unsurprising that Pakistan for example, or even Jamaica is on this list for anime piracy usage/popularity.
Did your country make it to the top 25 for anime piracy usage or searches? Or maybe the honourable mentions from 26-30?
Source: Google Trends
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