This post contains the list of best anime Kodi addons. These addons work on all Kodi-compatible devices, including FireStick, Fire TV, PC, Mac, Smartphones, Tablets, and more.
What are Anime Kodi Addons?
Kodi addons that let you explore & stream Japanese-styled cartoon content are called anime Kodi addons.
As an Anime fan, I tested a bunch of anime Kodi addons. Many did not make it here because they were not good enough.
I have chosen only those addons with a decent library of anime videos, minimal or no buffering, and mostly stream in at least 1080p HD.
Attention, Kodi Users!
Kodi Addons and builds offer unlimited streaming content, but could also get you into legal trouble if caught streaming free movies, TV shows, or sports. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. Kodi users are strongly advised to always connect to a VPN while streaming online. A good Kodi VPN hides your identity, bypasses government surveillance, geo-blocked content, and ISP throttling (which also helps in buffer-free streaming).
I personally use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon FireStick. You get 3 months free and save 49% on its annual plans. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can always ask for a refund.
Are Anime Kodi Addons Safe & Legal?
The addons on this list are from third-party or unofficial sources. Therefore, verifying whether they are safe before installing them on your devices is best.
At FireStickTricks.com, we are no security experts. I use online tools to scan the addon repository for any malicious programs.
For instance, the following screenshot displays the scan result of the Crew Repository that hosts the WatchNixtoons2 addon (the first on our list). As you see, the repository has been given the green signal by all vendors:
Again, since the anime addons are unverified, we cannot determine their legality. Some of these addons may host copyrighted content. Therefore, it’s best to watch only public-domain content.
8 Best Kodi Addons to Watch Anime for Free
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, websites, IPTV or services. The page contains some unverified services, and we are not certain whether they hold legal licenses to distribute the content. FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality of each app/service in all regions. Do your due diligence if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and stream only content that is available in the public domain. The end-user shall be solely responsible for the media accessed.
Here is our list of the best Anime Kodi addons.
WatchNixtoons2 is a decent anime addon for Kodi. With a wide range of shows and movies, this addon covers everything.
I found WatchNixtoons2’s interface to be quite smooth. I was able to navigate through a bunch of categories easily. Also, it features a search option that lets you find anime content by keywords.
WatchNixtoons2 gets frequent updates to fix bugs and elevate user experience. Also, developers add fresh content regularly.
Kaito is a Japanese VOCALOID or a Voice Synth made by Yamaha Corporation. You must have heard of him in virtual Japanese concerts. Well, it’s also a popular Kodi addon.
Kaito packs trending, popular, classic, and other types of anime.
The categories of Kaito were neatly designed, and I didn’t face any difficulty browsing them. I could explore sub-categories with a few clicks, directing me to what I wanted to watch.
FANime by Stream Army brings you a versatile collection of anime content. It features:
- Latest releases
- Action-based content
- Fan favorite shows
Navigating FANime is easy, thanks to its perfectly drafted categories. You can effortlessly switch between different genres and search for specific titles.
FANime supports up to 1080p FHD video quality. Also, some source providers on the addon provide 4K streaming links. But keep in mind the chances are slim.
GoGoAnime is an anime-centered Kodi addon from the Cywteou repository. It lets you stream Japanese anime with English subtitles.
The content library includes recent releases, new seasons, and genres like action, fantasy, romance, etc.
Moreover, you can utilize the Search menu to look for particular titles. GoGoAnime offers multiple links for each title. I greatly enjoy this feature as one of the many available links always works. Lastly, the addon offers 720p and 1080p video quality for most titles.
Otaku is another popular Kodi addon for anime lovers. It offers a decent selection of anime covering genres like action, romance, fantasy, drama, and more.
Moreover, the home menu features sections like Airing Anime Calendar, Movies, TV Shows, Trending, Popular, Upcoming, Genres & Tags, etc. Otaku scrapes the video links from different sources.
Therefore, I almost always find what I am looking for at Otaku. Lastly, the addon is available via the well-known Hooty’s repository.
Located in the Pikdum repository, Haru is a basic, beginner-friendly anime addon. It lets you stream anime shows from one website. Therefore, the content selection is limited.
The Home menu features sections like SubsPlease – All, SubsPlease – Airing, SubsPlease – History, Torrents – Search, Torrents – History, Experimental, and Settings.
Moreover, it would be best to authorize Real Debrid via the settings menu for Haru to work properly. Overall, the addon works fine, and I encountered no major buffering issues.
Ani-Mate, found in the Butter Fingers repository, is a way to access various anime content for free.
It offers content for all age groups as the main menus include Toddlers, Kids, Comedy, Heroes, Action, Cartoons, and more relevant sections.
Moreover, the addon fetches the streams from YouTube. Therefore, you will most likely never face buffering issues.
Ani-Mate offers excellent streaming quality, as most videos are available in 1080p.
Not many users are aware that you can enjoy Netflix on Kodi. The Netflix addon lets you stream high-quality anime, movies, shows, and other content via Kodi.
Moreover, Netflix lets you stream in 1080p and 4K. The platform lists various anime, including popular titles like SWORDGAI, Onimusha, and Baki Hanma.
Overall, the unofficial Netflix addon by CastagnaIT is fast, lightweight, and perfect for new Kodi users. I like the Netflix addon interface.
One can quickly enter their account credentials via the login menu and start streaming.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons or Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
In conclusion, these anime Kodi addons offer a gateway to Japanese animation. From WatchNixtoons2 and Kaito to FANime and GoGoAnime, each addon provides a vast collection of anime series and movies. Remember to prioritize safety and legality by using a VPN and being cautious with third-party addons.
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