Whoever said anime isn’t interesting must be a savage. The art form itself is intended to have ambiguous features and that is one good reason it allures me. For one thing, I believe that the craziest story that have been told and are being told are in anime. Take avatar for instance, they have story arc that go over 400 episodes and it hasn’t lost its juice so far. Anime is a style of animation that originated from Japan. It’s characterized by colourful graphics, depicts strong and vibrant characters with action-filled plots that has futuristic themes.
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Undoubtedly, a ton of people ‘derive’ great pleasure in ‘watching’ anime from around the world. But compared to movies, they’d find it ‘extremely difficult to find a reliable platform ‘dedicated’ to anime only. A deep search into the web will instantly reveal a slew of anime streaming sites, some legal and others illegal. Ryuanime is once such site, offering a “huge” library of over 2,000 subbed and dubbed anime with up to 40,000 episodes and they’re all available to be stream in HD quality and for free. Ryuanime was once awesome, but following its shutdown we decided to list some good alternatives.
OtakuStream is in one word feature-rich. It is “absolutely” one of the best website that ‘allows’ users to watch anime online for free. Personally, I fancy the site’s user interface. It’s quite classic and offers few handy features that makes finding anime easier. Directly from the homepage, you’d get to see an “option” to switch between a light or dark theme. Users are also allowed to filter anime by genre or language, and they can equally choose to sort them alphabetically.
Otakustream prides itself as the largest anime collection in all genres. The site has only but 455 movies with over 2,609 anime that are being updated daily. It’s definitely the “perfect hub” to discover trending and popular anime to watch online and you can equally choose to download them for free without limits nor restrictions. Unlike ryuanime, otakustream doesn’t bring annoying pop-ups and it’s worth checking out.
Ryuanime was good no doubt, but it could never ‘compete’ with “masterani” when it comes to contents. That aside, masterani is a website designed specifically to allow users watch anime for free. It is ranked as one of the best anime site on the internet and ‘considering’ its library, I could not in anyway argue less. Masterani main focus is on anime. It provides a ‘huge’ collection of popular anime that can be sorted either by score, genre or alphabets. Surprisingly, masterani also offers a decent number of anime that aren’t aired in the theatre yet.
An initial visit to the site will instantly allure you. Right from the homepage, you’d discover how amazing the site’s theme is. Infact, it’s quite mechanical. Masterani user interface is overall top-notch and the site is easy to navigate through. Select any of your favourite anime and you’d be a step ahead to streaming or downloading them in any choosen quality. Furthermore, masterani utilises multiple mirrors to give users the perfect streaming experience.
If we had skipped this site, then this list wouldn’t be complete. AnimeDao is a no-nonsense website that allows its visitors to watch anime in English subtitles. The site brings tons and tons of popular and old anime series and they can painlessly be streamed in SD and HD quality. Unlike ryuanime, AnimeDao library is huge. The site offers ongoing anime series and you’d get to find completed anime episodes on the platform.
AnimeDao homepage may not have that bright and colorful Japanese style theme, but it has contents that ryuanime doesn’t offer. Its user interface is simple and easy to get around with, and it offers premium viewing experience. No intrusive pop-ups, quick update and no damn registration or sign ups. Simply search for your favorite anime, select an episode, hit the video play icon and you’re good to go. AnimeDao makes use of cyberlockers such as openload and streamango, so it won’t go down easily.
If you are wondering what happened to ryuanime, then you shouldn’t. The platform was one of the most notorious controversial website that offers a colossal number of anime in many illegal ways and let millions of people watch them without paying a dime. Of course something has to be done, and it was done. Guesse are, either the copyright infringement authority had ryuanime domain seized or they decided to move to another address due to pleasure from the government. Nonetheless, ryuanime seems to be up and you can check out what the site offers from here. I.e if the above ryuanime alternatives doesn’t suite your needs.