Category: Anime

Best Places to Watch Anime Legally in the USA

The USA is one of the growing anime markets after Japan. Despite all this craze on Anime, there is still no good method to access anime series, especially those which are currently airing in Japan. Many people rely on illegally pirated platforms to get access to the latest and popular anime series. Despite what others believe, there are still few platforms for anime where you can watch anime legally. They also publish the latest anime as soon as possible. If you are currently using pirated platforms, then you should start using legal sites because you don’t want to get into trouble because you wanted to watch the latest episode of Naruto before any of your friends did.

Watch anime legally in the USA

Watch anime Legally in the USA

If you are from the USA and wants to watch anime legally, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we shall all the legal platforms for watching anime.

1. Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is currently the king of legal anime streaming. It is also the biggest online platform in the USA. It is streaming hundreds and thousands of anime for free. You can also create an account to keep track of your watching history. And if you want to access the even bigger database, then you need to choose a paid subscription which is not that expensive.

Crunchyroll also lets you read manga online for free. Crunchyroll should be your one-stop destination for anything anime. You can watch anime, participate in anime conversation on their forum, read manga online, and buy anime souvenir all from one platform.

2. Netflix


Netflix is also in a hurry to capture the anime market by adding more and more anime series and movies to its library. In today’s Netflix you can find a huge variety of anime and anime movies that are available for watching for any Netflix subscriber in the USA. Netflix also added a new Anime section for easier navigation. Almost all anime comes with both English subtitle and English dubbed variant. While Netflix is working round to clock to add more and more anime series to the platform, it still has to add more to satisfy the hunger of anime fans.

Who is Netflix for? There is no doubt that Netflix lacks some popular anime series, but if you consider all the shows, series and movies you are getting with Netflix is balances it. If you are only thinking of subscribing Netflix for Anime, then don’t. If you watch other Netflix series and movies, then it is good.

Don’t know what to watch with your new Netflix subscription? You can start watching by checking out some of my most favorite romantic anime series.

3. Funimation


Funimation is also a big name in the online anime business. It is a direct competitor of Crunchyroll. You can access both free and paid anime on this platform. The library of Anime series is also as compared to Crunchyroll and Netflix. Funimation is great, but it also lacks in user experience. For a starter, it is awfully painful to distinguish free anime and paid anime. You will have to play an anime to see if it is available for free users or not. It is both tiring and time-consuming. The app for Android and iOS is also far from perfect and also if you are a free user you can not access anime from their app.

With all this in mind, only if you are a paid subscriber, then Funimation is worth your time. But if you are planning to use as a free subscriber, then you are better off with Crunchyroll.

With these 3 anime platforms you can watch anime legally in the USA. If you are still using those pirates networks then it is high time for you to move to the paid/legal anime platform.

Best Romantic Anime Shows to Watch this Year

Watching anime, and reading manga online are two of my favorite hobbies. Whenever I get some free time from my busy schedule, I just lay on my couch and stream anime. I recently found interest in romantic anime genre. There is nothing beautiful than watching two souls living and dying for each other while making the most out of their time. Today I couldn’t find anything to write, so I decided to share some of my favorite romantic anime series that either I am watching or in my watchlist. If you are an anime fan, then do watch these series, and I promise you will fall in love again.

Best Romantic Anime Shows to Watch this Year

There are many anime series in this genre but the followings are my absolute favorite anime series in the romance genre, and I suggest everyone watch at least once in their lifetime.

1. Ore Monogatari

Ore Monogatari

This is the first anime series that I saw in this genre, and I absolutely fell in love with both Yamato and Takeo (main protagonist) and their cute journey. MMX News Caster recently named Yamato and Takeo number two romantic couple in their top cute anime couples list. So, you know they are legit.

Yamato is a cute and beautiful and Takeo is also a very good guy with a gentle heart. Takeo is a muscular guy who scares many girls in the school even though he is a good guy at heart. One day Takeo saves Yamato from being bullied, and that starts a love story and their romantic journey. Grab some coke and popcorn because you are going to love this couple.

2. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is also known as My Little Monster in English. It is a romantic anime series unlike any other. You will fall in love with this series and characters from the first episode. It has all the elements you need to cook a perfect love story.

Official Trailer

The story starts with Shizuku, a cute school student who was tasked by her teacher to deliver some necessary supplements to Yoshida who was suspended from school. Yoshida is socially awkward and he is touched by the move of Shizuku of delivering the supplements to him. This is how the story begins, and it soon becomes a love story you would love to live.

3. Kimi no Na wa

Kimi no Na wa

Kimi no Na wa is also known as Your Name in English. This anime series is not like any other average anime series you have seen. So there is a boy called Tachibana who is from Tokyo and one day he woke up in a remote village in a girls body. Something similar happened to Miyamizu, a sweet girl from a remote village find herself one morning in a boys body in Tokyo.

This alteration keeps happening a few times a week, and that is how they both got to more and more about each other without ever meeting. With time they fall in love and become little desperate when they can not access each other’s skin. You should definitely add this anime to your watchlist.

4. Orange


What would be your reaction if you get a letter from yourself from 10 years into the future? You would be shocked right? And what if the same letter tells you to rectify some mistakes that might cause you to regret in future? You would completely do that, wouldn’t you? Naho Takamiya a student receives one such letter from the future which tells her not to let go of Kakeru Naruse, a new student at her school. This show explorer all the adventure the girl goes through obeying the letters that apparently come from herself from the future.

With all these good romantic anime series, I am now hooked to this genre. There are many other good romantic anime series that I could’ve mentioned, but I feel like if you are starting with this genre, then these four are the best to start with.