Loading
Fans Kiss KissAnime and KissManga Goodbye, As They Get Taken Down Forever
Posted by Donna Almonte August 26, 2020

It feels like it came out of nowhere. Kissanime.ru and sister site Kissmanga.ru (from the same parent company) have been shut down. The website provides pirated anime and allows users to stream for free—as long as they can get through annoying ads. Last August 16, their servers were taken down as Japan implemented stricter laws. Anime fans on Twitter and Reddit were met with a single sentence when they tried to access the site: “All files are taken down by copyright owners.”

 

 

Upon checking kissanime.ru, it seems that kissanime.ru.com and kisscarrtoon.nz are up and running, but we’re not sure if they’re the same ones as the parent company’s—it requires a free account to be able to watch anime. Not that anyone needed to sign up to watch before, so it’s better to err on the side of caution as these new kissanime URLs may be scam sites phishing for your personal info.

 

While it was illegal due to many animation companies not getting their revenue, it did make anime accessible to fans in countries where obscure titles were not available (even with paid sites like Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation). The reason it hurts? Netflix is just starting to broaden their selection of animes while others don’t have the funds to pay for more streaming subscriptions. KissAnime was a one-stop shop for a lot of fans who binge-watch entire seasons of anime the moment they’re released.

 

One Redditor wrote, “This makes me feel nostalgia for a friend that was long gone. Even though I stopped using KissAnime a long time ago because of the ads, this site has undoubtedly been the host of days of entertainment for me.”

 

KissAnime and KissManga have chosen to permanently shut down. from r/KissAnime

 

Another Redditor wrote, “The hard times keep getting harder.”

 

Indeed. It’s been a year, 2020. And we’re sorry for your loss, fellow anime fans! We hope you can find your beloved anime through other (legal) means. 

Now Reading: Fans Kiss KissAnime and KissManga Goodbye, As They Get Taken Down Forever
You might like these...
MPL-PH Season 6, Week 4: Blacklist Trounces Onic PH
Blacklist triumphs over Onic PH in a two-game shocker to close Week 4.
The Nationals Spotlight: Sh1n Boo, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Caster
Known as one of the most energetic and explosive casters in the local esports scene, we talked to Sh1n Boo on his thoughts on MLBB, casting, and The Nationals.
More from GG Network
Hearthstone’s Forbidden Library Event Lifts the Veil on the Secrets of Scholomance Academy
The 18.2 patch brings some balance changes to constructed play as well as additions to the popular Battlegrounds mode.
PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition is Out Now on Steam Early Access
Step back and relax! PBA Basketball Slam is out now on Steam Early Access!
MPL-PH Season 6, Week 2: Aura PH, Bren Dominate Leaderboards
Aura PH, Bren Esports flex their supremacy in the sixth season of the MPL.
The Nationals is Back! Here’s Everything Thing You Need To Know!
It’s back!
PESO now accredited by POC as the Official National Sports Association for Esports in the Philippines
POC Board of Directors and General Body approve powerhouse esports organization’s NSA application
Korea’s PROMY Dominates First-Ever NBA The Pacific Pro-Am Tournament
Here are the results of the first-ever NBA 2K20 The Pacific Pro-Am Tournament!
Latest
Sister Krone Gives Us the Creeps: Thoughts on the Promised Neverland Live Action Trailer
Find out why there’s Krone-troversy behind Naomi Watanabe’s casting
6 Asian Horror Flicks for Hungry Ghost Month
Celebrate Hungry Ghost month with a huge serving of Asian Horror flicks!
The Movies You Should Watch After Ghost of Tsushima
Done with Ghost of Tsushima? Good. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy classic Japanese movies by Akira Kurosawa.
Top 5 Games With Equally Interesting Anime
The niche has a lot of potential to grow.
A Brief Introduction to the Strange World of VTubers
If you like watching streamers and anime, then I’ve got the perfect thing for you.