KissAnime shutdown on August 15th 2020. It was a morning (if you were in the UK) you’ll never forget.
It’s almost October 2020 now and the conversation has died down a lot.
During the shutdown fans talked about legal sites like
But has anything really changed?
Let’s talk about it.
What the data says
According to Google Trends,
This is within the last 30 days.
KissAnime is still surprisingly ahead of
GoGoAnime (another pirate) is almost on par with
Analyzing website traffic
KissAnime’s traffic dropped massively to 54M by the end of August 2020. Which is expected.
Remember – before August 2020, KissAnime’s traffic was over 100M+.
Let’s compare that to
Could this be an indication to fans being driven to legal sites? Maybe. A portion of it could be.
Let’s look at some more
9Anime has reached 40M+. So it’s grown since KissAnime’s piracy doom, gloom, and shutdown happened.
GoGoAnime TV grew to 27M+. But their biggest domain – GoGoAnime Movie has 225M+ visitors PER MONTH.
All this (most) was achieved in August 2020.
Looking at it from this data, it’s clear the
The only difference now is some traffic has shifted away to:
Since KissAnime’s shutdown. With the rest going towards sites like
What do you think?
Once January 2021 comes around (for Japan) piracy will change a lot. But whether the impact is big enough is another question.