Going From Intermediate To Advanced(Strategy)

https://animelon.com/ has all kinds of anime with both J and E subtitles. Shirokuma Cafe is one of the best for early readers of Japanese.

That website is exactly what i was looking for! Thanks so much. I found the complement that I was missing for the moment.

Yeah, as in words being replaced with katakana and young people using ヤバイ in every facet of their lives :joy:

Legally? For free? You don’t. You can very very easily get them otherwise though

I thought netflix cracked down on this and there aren’t like any ways to access japan server vpn’s.

Depends on the VPN service, not all of them work apparently, but mine does!

pssst, which one do you have?


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SoftEther VPN is free and works with Netflix. Might be the only free option that does as far as I’m aware.

It does slow down my connection a bunch, but beggars can’t be choosers. I can still watch without the video stopping to load.


Thanks! I’ll have to try it. I used to use proton vpn as they had free jp servers but like last month they no longer worked with netflix (brings up you’re using a proxy page or something) and I didn’t find anything else.

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I shouldn’t have to risk viruses and even the most miniscule chance of legal punishment to watch anime in Japanese.

As far as I know, animelon isn’t legal, though.

I shouldn’t have to break the law just to learn Japanese efficiently. There has to be another way.

I used torrents for years and I never had any problem. So many people do that as well. It’s your choice.

Just know that without illegal stuff you won’t find enough interesting stuff and even if you do you will have to spend a lot of money.

I am not encouraging any behavior, just mentioning some facts.

PS: You can @ people like @DagaKotowaru to avoid answering many times in a row.

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Pfft, viruses? Literally the first link when you search “raw anime” on google gives you like every anime series out there. You can then just go to kitsunekko or some other website and get japanese subs, sync them up in VLC player, and boom you’re watching raw/subbed anime for free with minimal effort. Get ublock origin or something to avoid ads/sketchy sites.

If you’re so concerned about the ‘government’ or your isp watching what you do (even though I’m pretty sure they don’t gaf) then get a damn vpn and stop whinging, you have to realise you’re just making excuses for yourself here.

Mate, you’re sounding like some idealist with your head in the clouds. You wish to get all that for free AND keep your conscience of ‘law abiding citizen’? Come on be serious.

Yeah, by actually going through the regular paid routes. You can’t expect it all to be free man. It seems like you’re asking for something that’s free, easy, and legal. You can get one, maybe two of those, but never all three.

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I got it working! Just wanted to say it works great and can’t thank you enough for it.

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abema.tv is all that (their business model is that streaming is free, but you have to pay to see something specific; they do have a lot of streaming channels though, with multiple ones dedicated entirely to anime). The only issue is that it’s blocked outside of Japan, as far as I understand. They are also blocking vpns but maybe one of those can get through? Or one could just move to Japan :stuck_out_tongue:

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oooo, looks like you need to sign up though?

1: Wait you mean abema.tv right? Not ameba.tv. The latter is a kids’ streaming service.

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Yes, abema.tv!
Somehow my phone autocorrected that… :expressionless:
(ameba.jp is a blogging service that I browse once in a while; there are blogs with nice book recommendations there)


Farout this is pretty cool, they certainly have a variety of shows, and a butt ton currently streaming. I’m not in japan but using softether vpn it’s working fine. I’m also able to see something specific without having to pay so it’s not limited to just shows that are streaming. Thanks for mentioning it!

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Sorry to do this on your thread since I’m sure it wasn’t sure your intention (and congrats on getting super close to 60 :fire:!!), but it looks like we have some comments talking about sites that could potentially be illegal, and torrenting. We’re going to be closing the thread now before anyone else adds to this and posts other ways of illegally getting content.

Sharing this as a reminder from our Community Guidelines :crabigator: