Brace yourselves. Entertainment company VIZ Media has uploaded some classic and new anime titles on YouTube, and you can watch them for free. You read that right, for free.
VIZ Media has made watching some of the most recognizable animes of all time much more accessible by uploading complete series and even some anime films to YouTube. However, please take note that while you can watch them for free, they are currently only available in their original Japanese release. There are subtitles, though, but there are no dubbed versions available. Here’s the list.
- Anime movies: From ‘Inuyasha The Movie 1-4’ to ‘Mazinger Z: INFINITY’
Of the 10 films on the VIZ Media playlist, four are “Inuyasha the Movie 1 – 4.” Other anime movies available on the playlist include two “Tiger & Bunny” films, “K: Missing Kings,” “Mazinger Z: INFINITY,” and more.
- ‘Death Note’
Thirty-seven episodes of “Death Note” are also now viewable for free on YouTube. “Death Note” tells the story of Light Yagami, a stellar student who happens upon the infamous Death Note notebook that has the ability to kill with just a new.
Believing he can utilize the Death Note to wipe out all evil by simply killing whoever he thinks is morally corrupt, Yagami sets out on a self-righteous path that transforms him into a monster. Thirty-seven episodes are pretty easy to finish.
Based on an extremely popular manga from the 1960s, “Mr. Osomatsu” is also viewable now for free on YouTube, but VIZ Media only uploaded 50 episodes of the anime’s total of 75 episodes. It is not known if the rest of the series will be uploaded to the YouTube playlist or not.
Fans of “Inuyasha” are in for a treat with VIZ Media. They cannot only watch the movie version of the anime for free on YouTube but also the entire “Inuyasha” series, which comprises 200 episodes. That’s right.
The story follows the title character’s journey as he attempts to find the Jewel of Four Souls together with Kagome, a girl from the future trapped in his time.
Inuyasha is a half-demon being with dog ears and striking silver hair. Still, aside from his physical attributes, his personality and heart also make him an endearing character that fans cannot help but love.
- ‘Hunter X Hunter’
Nearly 150 episodes of “Hunter X Hunter” are uploaded by VIZ Media on YouTube. The anime tells the story of a young boy named Gon Freecss who discovers that his dad, who left him at such a young age, is actually a renowned Hunter, a licensed professional who specializes in fantastical pursuits such as locating unidentified and rare animals, surveying new enclaves, treasure hunting, or hunting down lawless people. Freecss embarks on a journey to be a Hunter and eventually finds his dad. Along the way, he meets other Hunters and encounters the paranormal.
Because of the popularity of “Naruto,” you will more likely find somebody in your family who watches this anime devotedly, or maybe you. Naruto is, quite possibly, among the most recognizable names and character designs in the world of anime.
Easily identifiable as the blond ninja wearing that bright orange uniform, Naruto is known even among people who have never watched the anime or read the manga. There are various merchandise around that bear this brand.
As a matter of fact, the original “Naruto” is now nearly two decades old, but the franchise, believe it or not, is still going. With several manga series, anime shows, movies, and video games under its belt, “Naruto” has achieved a level of success that not many franchises have.
VIZ Media uploaded a total of 220 episodes of “Naruto” on its YouTube playlist.
- ‘Sailor Moon’
Last but not least is “Sailor Moon.” The “Sailor Moon” playlist is the longest anime series currently available. It comes in at 238 episodes, so committing to this iconic anime would definitely take some time. But, it is indeed worth the time invested.