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Is Gogoanime safe to use?

You might want to consider other alternatives.

There are numerous ways to catch up with your favorite shows. Even platforms like Netflix and HBO Max now host some of the biggest Japanese titles in the animated industry. However, for some fans, that’s not enough, so they turn to websites like Gogoanime.

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Nowadays, with the rising costs of home platforms, fans seek as much free access as possible, often overlooking the moral implications. Many fans choose to forgo the legal means of watching their favorite animated series and opt for highly questionable free websites, including Gogoanime. Unfortunately, this choice means that neither the animators nor the creators receive support from the thousands of fans watching on these websites.

While we do not endorse watching content on websites that ultimately harm the livelihood of creators, it’s important to warn you about the potential risks associated with using these platforms. Are they at all safe?

Is Gogoanime safe?

Screengrab of Taiga and Ryuji in the "Toradora,"anime
via Crunchyroll

The short answer here is yes, the site is safe and won’t download any viruses onto your computer. However, it’s important to keep in mind that, like most free websites, ads can and will pop up frequently when users visit the site. This is because the website remains accessible due to the ad revenue coming in, meaning the nature of the ads that may appear might include age-inappropriate advertisements.

This leads us to something else we ought to consider. There are several domains for Gogoanime, including those that are somewhat legitimate (as legitimate as they can be for a free website) and wholly fake ones, some of which may harm your device. Out of respect for the original actors, animators, and teams involved in the creation of the series, we will refrain from providing links to the safe domains.

If you choose to use Gogoanime or sites like AnimeKisa, keep in mind that you are actively opting not to support the creators of the anime you wish to consume. Your favorite anime and voice actors will not receive their deserved revenue due to the prevalence of free websites. Considering the challenges the animation and voice-acting industry currently faces, the moral compass of each individual should be taken into account when deciding where to watch anime.

Plus, if you watch anime on Crunchyroll or Funimation – the two biggest Western anime libraries – you can completely avoid ads or sketchy websites. Instead, you’ll be supporting the creators, even if Crunchyroll does tend to have its fair share of controversies when it comes to fair wages in the anime the company endorses.


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