Popular loophole sites KissAnime and KissManga have reached the end of the road, bringing an end to years of free, pirated content for the community. Following stricter piracy laws from Japan, both platforms will be taken down permanently, after nearly a decade on the Internet. KissManga and KissAnime will be closed forever. Thank you for those years. While an unpleasant surprise, it was only a matter of time before the to-go streaming service fell to the law. The issue of legality has always been a thorn in the flesh for KissAnime and the streaming community at large, and to have the website survive for so long is already a feat in itself.
What happened to KissAnime?
Fans mourn the end of the beloved sites.
After years of providing fans with the latest anime and manga , beloved pirate streaming sites KissAnime and KissManga have been shut down permanently. Despite navigating piracy laws to loyally serve a deep community for nearly a decade, the sites were finally hit by stricter piracy laws from Japan. KissManga and KissAnime will be closed forever. Thank you for those years. As the law will surely affect other similar sites, subscription services like Crunchyroll , Funimation , and Netflix that support creators and distributors are legal alternatives for those looking for their anime and manga fix. All Rights Reserved.
KissAnime was an anime -focused file streaming website that hosted links and embedded videos, allowing users to stream or download movies and TV shows illegally for free. The website was shut down on 14 August after about 8 years of existence. In the site was blocked in Australia. The site has been universally criticized for its copyright infringement and occasionally for advertising that contained malware ,  but it has been praised for popularizing anime and manga,  and for providing access to content that is not legally available, particularly in Southeast Asia and India. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. KissAnime Homepage of Kissanime. Retrieved Geek Culture. Somag News. Anime News Network.
There's a massive subgroup of people all across the world that love the anime genre of movies and television shows. Many have been dubbed into English for more to enjoy and those who are fans of the style sometimes have to look far and wide to be able to watch the titles they're most interested in. Thankfully, there are more streaming platforms popping up that offer nothing but anime titles, but for those who can't afford it or want another way often found themselves on KissAnime. However, after what happened to KissAnime , people are back to the search for pay-free titles. For fans of anime, there aren't a lot of places that content can be watched from. While mainstream streaming platforms like Netflix are starting to build up their anime genre titles, most often people who are a fan of the content have to find another platform to watch the more obscure titles. Crunchyroll or Funimation are two that are available for fans of anime to subscribe to, but they're pricey, and that's where KissAnime came into play. A post shared by kissanime kissanime.