KissAnime and KissManga taken down

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Jul 5, 2009
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Better start watching at that :usagi: website I go to. That's the only place I know where to watch PGSM.

KissAnime and KissManga taken down permanently as Japan tightens piracy law, Internet mourns 'end of childhood'

Anime fans, apologies for being the bearer of bad news. Popular websites, "KissAnime and KissManga" have been taken down permanently. In a June 2020 report by Kyodo News, it was reported that the Japanese parliament had endorsed a revised anti-online piracy law for copyright control, banning illicit downloading of manga, magazines, and academic texts, in addition to music and videos that were already covered by the existing legislation. According to the report, the law also regulates “leech websites” that facilitates users with hyperlinks to download pirated materials. The ban on illegal downloading will take effect on January 1 next year, while restrictions on leech sites will come into effect on October 1, as per the story.
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Decided to add this for anyone wanting to support the animation industry or not feel guilty. =^_^=
Ultimate List of Legal Anime Streaming Sites & What Countries They Are Available In
 
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litacan

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kissanime was been my official anime watching site for years. i don't know where i should go now.

but i'm not sad anyway. i'll find a way.
 
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kissanime was been my official anime watching site for years. i don't know where i should go now.

but i'm not sad anyway. i'll find a way.
I honestly have used it once or twice to watch My-Hime. ^_^' Watching anime on a PC isn't as exciting as watching on a couch with Netflix on a bigger screen.

It's pretty much like how Nintendo shut down a very popular emulator and ROM downloading site. There's still other similar sites and for some reason they're not touching them.
 

litacan

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I honestly have used it once or twice to watch My-Hime. ^_^' Watching anime on a PC isn't as exciting as watching on a couch with Netflix on a bigger screen.

It's pretty much like how Nintendo shut down a very popular emulator and ROM downloading site. There's still other similar sites and for some reason they're not touching them.
i protest netflix or such pay-to-watch things. i prefer streaming sites and/or torrents. much cheaper and i don't care about ads either.
 
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Goodbye annoying watermarks

Just waiting for KissAsian to be next.
 
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i protest netflix or such pay-to-watch things. i prefer streaming sites and/or torrents. much cheaper and i don't care about ads either.
Why? Don't you want to support the animators who worked so hard (who are also underpaid) to get you the final product?

I actually had a friend animator who worked on various projects from Spongebob to Legend Of Korra who stopped working for the industry due to illness.

I've delved into animation myself in my sprite projects it's very labor intensive. Took me 3 days to perfect a simple 3 frame standing animation. This is the simple reason I hate doing walking animations which requires 6 frames. My animator friend even told me it takes a week to do a simple arm swing animation.



You're still entitled to go to these streaming sites after all it is free. I usually go to these free streaming sites for old anime that's not available anymore like My-Hime (if someone knows its streaming in a legit site tell me) or that other sailormoon fan site for PGSM. But I'll support the animation industry whenever I can. =^_^= To be honest I'll stop my subscription if I can't afford it anymore. ^_^' But know that if you do end up getting your favorite anime or cartoon from a legit site know that you're actually helping a neglected overpaid and overworked industry. :)
 
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Watching anime on legal streaming services isn’t what gets money back to underpaid animators. The large studios will underpay them regardless. Though I choose to watch anime legally when possible, this money goes back to the streaming services, licensors, and studios, not to the animators hard at work on the anime. I just watch things legally when I can in the hope that some of that money will go back to the original creators.
 

Maraviollantes

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Naoko has the right to decide if she wants to continue her work or not, or if the franchise is good as it is or not.

Fans decide how to spend their $$$ and whether or not they should support TOEI.

It’s simple like that.
Quite so. And much like everyone here has the right to urge other people to support some creators (and explain why), I have the right to discourage other people from supporting some creators (and explain why). P-:
 
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Now we'll never know what new original series she could produce during last two decades if she actually had to keep working for living.
But what if she doesn’t have to work to make a living?

If any of us become super rich, do we have to keep working to make others happy?

:kero: