Ads Free Anime Pirate Website Shuts Down Due To Lack of Funds

Published on May 5th, 2022

After the end KissAnime era in previous years, many anime fans who wanted to watch anime not available on legal streaming services (Crunchyroll and Funimation), or simply couldn’t afford it, turned to other illegal anime websites.

One of these illegal websites was AnimeKisa, which was praised by many because of having no ads at all. According to traffic analysis by SimilarWeb, this website was getting 18 million visitors per month. AnimeKisa totally depended on users’ donation to keep the servers running. However, it looks like not many people donated to them, as they have shut down with the following message on their website:

If you’ve been here since a few months ago, you probably remember us running a donation campaign. Ever since we removed ads a year and half ago (excluding third-party ones that are impossible to remove), AK’s wallet dried up, thanks to your donations we were able to extend AKs life for a few months. It has been 3 long years, it was great while it lasted, but AnimeKisa is never coming back online.

One thing that is annoyingly common between these pirate website is the unlimited number of ads you have to go through before you reach the destination. AnimeKisa was probably the only website that was breaking this norm, and providing relatively good service to anime fans (still morally it was wrong). So, many fans took to Twitter to express their grief. One Twitter user tweeted:

This has been my go to anime pirate site for a few years now. I remember being worried a few months ago when they were asking for donations, but once they stopped asking I completely forgot and stopped worrying. RIP AnimeKisa, you will be missed.

As quoted from the AnimeKisa website earlier, they are never coming back online again. Now fans will have to search for another ‘good’ pirate anime site with no ads, but that will be most likely difficult to find.

What are your thoughts on AnimeKisa shutting down? Let us know your opinion in the comment section below.

13 thoughts on “Ads Free Anime Pirate Website Shuts Down Due To Lack of Funds

  1. “Still morally wrong”, yeah I bet, seeing content that is unavailable on official sites on my country will hurt them too much

  2. I’m currently dealing with similar issue. Currently out of storage and bleeding money to cover current costs. 0 ads including no 3rd party.

  3. Honestly i pay for croll and use them websites the main problem with Crunchy roll is the never ending loading bug 😡 while using Google Chrome and lack of one piece in Australia 😑 the pirate websites are better

  4. What do mean “still morally wrong” it’s no I live in Saudi Arabia and I’m subscribed to every platform that offers anime the largest one being Netflix or crunchy roll but they only offer about 7 or 9 different anime per platform most of them being seasonal shows that suck and are not popular so I’m forced to turn to those sites even though I’m still subscribed to every freaking available platform in my country.

  5. Man…!
    Hearing this makes my heart ache….
    Can’t something be done to Revive this Site?!🤧😭😭

  6. Oh I never knew this site exist. I wish I did know it earlier because when I was watching Anime the ads were really unlimited.

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