Though anime originated from the Far East it has quickly captured the audience’s imagination in the west. A decade ago, there was much higher demand as compared to the supply of quality anime. Fast forward a decade, you have thousands of anime series, manga, and movies to choose from.
Distribution companies such as Animelab, AsianCrush, and Crunchyroll have started their online streaming service and have completely transformed the industry in the west. Even the likes of Netflix and Prime Video are jumping on the bandwagon. Nonetheless, there are many websites that allow you to stream anime content in HD quality for free. The website that we’re going to review today is called Kissanimefree.
What is Kissanimefree?
Kissanimefree is one of the most popular online anime streaming platforms. It has amongst the largest anime databases that its users can stream from various devices. Kissanimefree allows you to stream in high-quality – 720p and 1080p from their inbuilt player. As opposed to the directory, it hosts content and thus you’re much safer browsing and streaming on this platform as compared to a website such as Justdubs.
Is Kissanime safe?
Many websites claim that Kissanime is not a safe website. However, based upon my experience that can’t be any farther from the truth. Kissanime is totally safe to browse and there is no malware on the website. Unlike many free anime streaming websites, Kissanime hosts the content and doesn’t redirect you towards mirror sites. Thus, there are neither safety issues nor virus related problems on the platform.
Why should you stream on Kissanimefree?
Anime lovers are glued to this platform because it provides them with over thousands of anime series in HD quality for free. Today, we’ll be checking out different aspects that make this website truly amazing.
Each series that you find on the network has every single episode. Unlike YouTube and other video platforms, where many of the episodes are blocked. On Kissanimefree, you get access to all the episodes from every single series that features on the network. Anime lovers who like to binge-watch series and spend their weekends watching the trending anime series love this platform.
Unlike other live anime streaming websites, Kissanimefree allows users to download the content. If you don’t wish to stream online, you can simply download the episodes in any resolution you want. This is a great feature for users who want content on the go. Many users prefer to download the content at night and watch it while commuting. Also, people with an unstable internet connection cannot enjoy streaming in HD quality. Thus, for them, downloading the content is a much better option than streaming it.
Freedom to choose quality
Not only do you get to choose the streaming quality when you’re streaming but you also get to select the quality when downloading the content. You can choose from a wide range of video quality such as 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p. This means that people who don’t even have the strongest internet connections can watch the series in compromised quality. Not just that, you even get to choose between the subbed or the dubbed version.
The free service can be understood by the name. KissAnime is often referred to as the best alternative to premium streaming sites. That’s because it allows users to watch content in HD quality for free. It doesn’t charge you a penny and you don’t even have to sign-up for watching the content. You can stream on a wide range of devices including Windows and Android. The massive content library ensures that you are able to watch anime movies and series without any hassle.
Kissanimefree has a dark theme similar to the majority of the quality free streaming networks. I really like the design and the interface of this website. It strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality. The user menus, categories, navigation options and sorting feature allows you to find the content you’re looking for in no time. The sorting feature, in general, is quite advanced which allows you to choose handpicked content by using various filters.
How to access Kissanimefree?
Accessing Kissanimefree is quite simple. You can access the website by searching for the term ‘Kissanimefree’ and you’ll find the website on the first page of your search results. Mind you that there are mirror websites as well, so make sure you type the keyword correctly. Alternatively, if you want to access the website directly, you can use the following link: Kissanimefree. Though the website is free of malware and other viruses, I’ll still recommend you use a VPN so to protect your device and your identity. In countries where this streaming site is blocked, a VPN will allow you to bypass and access the content regardless of the blockage.
Kisanimefree in terms of design looks quite similar to most of the anime streaming sites. There’s a distinct header section, followed by navigation options and thumbnails. Only a handful of websites have homepage banners and KissAnime is certainly not one of them. Having said that, there are still many positive elements on the websites, let’s check them out.
The header section on the website has a massive search bar at the center. Towards the right, you can find social media icons – Facebook and Twitter alongside the language preferences option. Under these options, you can choose from seven different navigation buttons – Home, Anime List, Ongoing Anime, Anime Movies, Dubbed Anime, New Season, and Contact Us.
The Hero Section on Kissanimefree has two rows of vertical thumbnails. Each row has seven different thumbnails. In the ‘Recently Episodes’ section, you’ll find all the latest episodes that have been uploaded on the website. At the time of writing this review, there were episodes from shows such as Golden Boy, Star Driver, Koyomimonogatari, Schwarzesmarken, BNA, Grancrest Senki, Evil or Live, and Servamp among many others.
The body section of the website is slightly disappointing as it doesn’t carry much weight. There are over 50 keywords in this section which though helpful cannot replace the in-depth vertical thumbnails. For users who are undecided with what they want to watch, this section is helpful as it provides you with helpful genres and keywords which you can choose.
The inner pages are a replica of the homepage. Except the header section is replaced with an in-depth sorting feature. Using this page, you can find any content you want in no time. The sorting option allows you to apply various filters such as Type, Season, Year, Genre, Language, and Status. Using this feature, you’ll be able to find an exact episode you wish to watch. I’d always prefer using the search bar on the homepage but this feature is quite handy too.
There’s absolutely no shortage of content on this website. It is packed with quality content from top to bottom. If you were to search for the top content in 2020 itself, you’ll find numerous top titles such as ‘Beastars’, ‘Rick and Morty Season 4’, ‘Kyokou Suiri’, ‘Nekopara’, ‘Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi’, ‘Smile Down the Runway’, ‘Jibaku Shounen Hanako-Kun’, ‘A Certain Scientific Railgun T’, and ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.’
Apart from these trending shows, you will also be able to find iconic anime series such as ‘Star Driver’, ‘Golden Boy’, ‘Death Note’, ‘Pokemon’, ‘Dragon Ball’, ‘Naruto Shippuden’, ‘Beyblade’, ‘Demon Slayer’, ‘One Piece’, ‘Fairy Tale’ among many others.
I streamed Kissanimefree on my Dell Latitude laptop and my Pocophone. I had a great time streaming on both these platforms. The stream quality was sublime at 720 and 1080p. I watched several subbed and dubbed episodes and I didn’t face any issues at all. The streams were seamless without any buffering or audio breakage. The audio quality was pristine and there wasn’t a single problem I encountered once the stream began.
Suggestions I have for Kissanimefree
I’d advise the developers of Kissanimefree to take a note from 4anime’s book. Instead of running ads, it will be great if the developers work towards making the platform community-oriented. I’m sure there are plenty of anime lovers who’d love to support the project via Patreon.
If you want to stream the best anime content at a resolution of your choice, Kissanimefree is an amazing platform. You’ll find numerous subbed and dubbed series capable of getting you hooked on the network. Kissanimefree is definitely a quality streaming website and it definitely deserves all the attention.