KissAnime shutdown in August 2020. I covered the madness, and #KissAnime trended on Twitter at some point.
Then all the puritans, anime dubbed voice actors and the entitled started preaching about piracy and how evil it is.
That went on for a few weeks and died down soon after.
During all that controversy….
I never thought
Crunchyroll (a legal site) would surpass a pirate
KissAnime had so much traffic they regularly hit 100-130M+ estimated visitors.
It’s obvious why. It’s a pirate site. Piracy has its problems outside Japan and the US, so
If they were still around, no legal site would have ever touched it. And I always said that without hesitation.
9anime hit 72M+ visitors in January 2021. Almost no
Especially since KissAnime shutdown.
GoGoAnime, another big
Funny thing is both have been surpassed by
Here’s the stats:
As far as January goes, it seems like
It makes me wonder if KissAnime getting shutdown, and the conversation afterwards has played into this.
It’s hard to say with just statistics or data. But it’s clear something is going on. To the degree that it seems less
Or at least a massive portion of fans who used KissAnime is for some reason not using pirates like 9Anime. Otherwise
Can’t speak for Non-English pirate sites but the gap has gotten shorter ever since KissAnime shut its doors.
What’s your take?