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2017-2018 Top Anime Sites for Anime Episodes Downloading and Watching

Are you an anime fan? Do you know where to watch animes online or download anime episodes? Maybe you are able to find the famous animes like Naruto, Detective Conan, One Piece etc. on YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and so on. But when you want to watch the latest anime episodes, things wouldn't be going so smoothly. Special anime sites are needed for latest animes online watching and downloading. As far as I am concerned, I prefer to download anime episodes to iPhone iPad or Android for offline watching. Are you on my side?

Anyway, here comes the issue. Where and how to download the anime episodes? Here we elaborate the best solution to download anime episodes and list top 18 anime sites as a reference of anime watching and downloading. We'll keep adding top anime sites to this list. Comment below if you find any good sites to stream or download anime.

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Top 18 Best Anime Sites in 2017 - 2018 to Watch and Download Anime Episodes

Along with the rapid growth of internet entertainment, surely tons of anime streaming websites are sprouting like mushrooms in the wild. If you don't want to watch them with ads on TV or need to watch the full episodes, all you need is a good internet connection and top anime sites, then you're good to go. To save both your time and energy, best free anime sites are offered for cartoon fans. You can turn to a free YouTube video downloader for Mac/PC to capture the animes.

Anime Eposides Download Sites

1. kissanime.com

Kissanime is one of the most common anime site that owns almost all anime in 240p, 360p, 720p and 1080p. That is to say, you can watch anime online in high quality and free download even HD episodes. It is worth mentioning that as long as you register to be a membership, you can directly download from this anime download site for playback on mobile devices. But recently, users complain that KissAnime is down now and then, is it true?

2. animehaven.org

AnimeHaven is a site that delivers high definition anime videos for free. It has only been less than 2 years since the site went live and it already has a large fan following, mainly due to the efforts of its team to keep the site updated at all times and the high quality that it offers to its users. Besides, similar to Kissanime, it also allows downloading directly from the anime dowload site. You may also download anime songs.

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3. masterani.me

Masterani is a database with info and streams to watch anime in HD(720p)/SD(480p)! Amazingly, as one of the top anime sites, it features with the "release schedule" which informs you to come back to watch the last updated anime of your favorite anime series. If you are a anime buff like me, I bet you must be pleased by this feature which keeps you out of the countless checking the new one.

4. gogoanime.com

As we know, anime is originated in Japan so as to almost all animes are in Japanese. But GoGo Anime enables you watch and download free anime online with English subtitles which is good news worldwide for anime buffs. It is a dedicated website for all anime lovers featuring tons of contents from Manga series to anime movies. The GoGo Anime app also streams this free anime site on iPhone iPad and Android devices likewise on Google Play.

5. animecrazy.eu

Continuing with our best top anime sites is Anime Crazy. It offers popular anime series such as Naruto, Wonder Momo, Wake up Girls and all others. Although, be aware that sometimes their servers may lead to inaccessible webpages. In such case, clearing your DNS cache and re-visiting the Anime Crazy website should solve the problem.

6. animeultima.io

Anime Ultimate is probably one of the most popular top anime sites ever visited by fanatics. It doesn’t only offer complete anime series from original versions to dubbed ones but informative contents, polls, forums and events. You can download MP4 series animes free here only by creating a free account which is also advised for those who want to participate in Anime Ultima's community talk.

7. animechiby.com

Likewise animechiby is one of the best free anime sites, providing tons of anime recourse for online watching and downloading. But this is a little different from others since it offers encoded anime which expand the anime resources species but requires decoding after downloading.

8. crunchyroll.com

Crunchyroll is a legal anime site to stream and watch anime videos including Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online and Skip Beat etc. It is a great resource of over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles. And you can watch the videos legally.

9. animehere.com

Offering a premium viewing experience, the Anime Here is a must-to-visit website. There are no advertisements while anime series are beautifully organized within categories. Original versions as well as subbed series are both available and playing videos requires no more than a single click. This website is free and you don't need to register or create an account just to view clips.

10. animetosho.org

Different from other top anime sites, Animetosho is a resource type anime download site, to some degree a forum where you can chat with anime buffs and download packaged anime episodes for offline watching. Since it's not compatible to mobile devices as these packaged anime videos, you need to convert it to MP4, FLV, AVI etc., any formats your iPhone iPad or Android supported.

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KOKONATSU11. kokonatsu.net - Kokonatsu is a famous anime online streaming sites, not only providing you various genre anime episodes, but also the anime list of all kinds, like the popular anime episodes, summer 2016 anime release, latest update anime series and the new added anime etc. Meanwhile, this anime download site allows you to watch and download English subbed anime online in high quality, up to 1080P HD.

ANIME SITES12. animerush.tv - AnimeRush, an anime TV streaming site, offers subbed anime series and dubbed anime series online in HD for free such as Detective Conan episode 828, Servamp episode 6, Danganronpa 3 etc. You are able to watch free anime online, no matter the English subbed and dubbed anime episodes, movies and OVAs in HD on Mac/PC, iPhone iPad Android devices.

ANIMELEAK13. animelk.com - AnimeLeak said that it adds 500+ eposides each day. Then you can image what a large database of anime series from this anime download site. You are never bothered with where to download animes if you are huge fans of AnimeLeak since it gathers the most popular and latest anime seriers.

nyaa14. nyaa.se - Nyaa is more a BitTorrent community than anime download site. It also focused on Eastern Asian media including anime, manga, music, and more. Though it's a pity that Nyaa doesn't allow you to watch free anime online, it's an option if you're searching for the best free anime sites to download anime episodes.

subbed dubbed anime sites15. animefreak.top - On AnimeFreak, you can watch anime streaming online subbed & dubbed. It has 20000 High Quality videos for free and is frequently updated even every day. Still, with well-organised navigation, you can start watching anime by going to our Anime List, Anime Movies and Anime Search.

top anime sites16. Soul Anime - We add it to the list of top anime sites just because of its huge anime resources. The site provide 4000+ anime series and 60000+ anime episodes to watch online, with daily update 1 hour after the Japan release. Amine fans can find any genre they want to watch on this top anime streaming site. Note that it contain ads and redirects.

free anime sites17. chia-anime - An amine fan recommends chia-anime to us for subbed anime online watching. The main reason we add it to our best free anime site list is that it updates anime series frequently. You can find tons of the latest anime episodes and series on this site. You can find many subbed anime, manga list, new anime movies, Asian drama and anime soundtracks here.

top English dubbed anime sites18. Animeland - If you want to watch English dubbed anime episodes, Animeland is a good free anime site to go. It targets dubbed anime in high definition. You can find more than 45, 000 anime dubbed episodes on this site. Naruto English dubbed, One Piece English dubbed, Bleach English dubbed are highly recommended on the anime download site.

Generally, anime movies deserve you lifetime collection. And the best way to preserve these classic animated movies against any loss or sudden deletion from these top anime download sites is to own DVD versions, in such a way you can not only avoid any blurry image while watching these films from the anime download sites but also be free from the annoying buffering or loading during online watching on these anime sites. And professional DVD ripper software is recommended for you, in case you need to make a backup of DVDs and play back on mobile devices.

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Among the top anime sites above, some are available for directly free downloading online; some needs pay; and some are not allowed to download on the websites. But not really. Only if you have a omnipotent video downloader, you are able to download anime episodes from those best free anime sites.

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Step 1: Free download the anime downloader for Mac (or Windows edition for Windows PCs)and launch it. Click "YouTube" on the main interface. And Paste & Analyze the anime episode URL copied from one of the top anime sites to detect the details of the anime video.

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Step 3: Specify the output folder path by clicking "Browse" to save the anime video on your computer.

Step 4: Hit "Download Now" to get anime episode download from the top anime sites.

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Obviously, some of the anime videos directly downloaded from the online sites are encoded which is incompatible to iPhone iPad and Android devices. You need to convert them to MP4, MOV, AVI etc., any formats your iPhone iPad or Android Samsung Galaxy Phone supports with the same anime software - MacX Video Converter Pro.

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Step 1: Launch it on your computer and click "Add Files" to import the downloaded anime video.

Step 2: Choose the output formats. Or you can directly choose your mobile device as there are more than 350 preset profiles such as iPhone X/8/7/6s/6s plus, iPad Pro/Mini 4, Samsung Galaxy S8 etc.

Step 3: Click "Browse" to save your anime episode where you like.

Step 4: Press "Run" button to start converting encoded anime to iPhone iPad Android.

[Update] Top Upcoming Animes of 2017 2018

Besides classic animes, the upcoming anime eposides are also worthy of download for watching on iPhone X/8/7/6S/SE/6 Plus/5C/5S, iPad Pro/Mini 4, Sony Xperia, Samsung, Huawei etc. Here we list the top upcoming animes of 2017-2018 that should be in your downloading list for offline watching.

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1. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
(進撃の巨人 Season 2)

Release: Apr 1, 2017 at 10:00pm JST

Story: Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. But he finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!

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2. Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
(劇場版 黒子のバスケ LAST GAME)

Release: March 18, 2017 JST

Story: Experienced a failure and sarcasm from a USA team, Riko's father gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock.

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3. Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
(僕のヒーローアカデミア 第二期)

Release: Apr 1, 2017 at 5:30pm JST

Story: There's a new hero in town! "My Hero Academia" is a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class! Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers.

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4. Natsume Yuujinchou Roku
(夏目友人帳 陸)

Release: April 2017

Story: Natsume and his bodyguard Nyanko-sensei continue on their quest to release youkai from their contracts in the Book of Friends.  Natsume comes to terms with his ability to see youkai and stops thinking of it as a curse.

If you are watching animes on some other anime sites, please let us know. We'd like to update this best aniem sites list according to users' feedbacks. And this upcoming 2017 anime list is also constantly updating. We're pleased to introduce the latest fabulous anime eposides or movies with you.

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