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Watch Anime for Free Using Crawlanime

Anime is a form of Japanese animation that is primarily directed to an older audience. It has a large fan following and some of the shows actually have a pretty well developed storyline. The only downside is that anime is available only a few select television channels.

For anime fans who cannot get a fix of their favorite show on TV, the Internet offers hope. Just like TV shows, most anime is also uploaded to online video-sharing sites. It can be quite irksome to search for a single show or episode though. Thankfully, Crawlanime does all the hard work for you.

Crawlanime is an indexing site for anime. The site has a pretty comprehensive list of anime videos all over the internet. The site lists anime in decreasing order of available videos. This means shows with the highest number of videos are displayed first. If you're looking for something specific though, you can always use the index on the left side of the page.

Clicking on a show opens up a page with all the available episodes. Once you select an episode, a new page opens up, with the links. The initial links all go to Veoh, which are usually the 5-minute previews and require you to have VeohTv to watch them. But if you scroll down, you will come to links from other video-sharing sites, most notably YouTube and Dailymotion.

Crawlanime provides hours of entertainment, especially if you're into anime. I'd like to see the site have a small stat counter that tells people which are the most viewed videos. That way, new users can check out popular shows and decide if it's for them.

What do you think of Crawlanime? Do you know of any other anime indexing sites? How do you think the availability of anime online affects broadcasters and TV channels? Let me know in the comments.

Update:  Crawlanime is no longer available. You can use an alternative such as Watch Anime Online Database to get links to the latest Anime and Mangas.





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    Comments

    1. Abd said on September 10, 2008 at 7:09 pm
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      Oh wow, that’s a huge list. The Anime People are really active.

    2. darkkosmos said on September 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm
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      :3 running an anime site as past time myself I will have to say the site is useless.
      “These links have been automatically grabbed from veoh. If the video you want isn’t here or is in another language scroll to the bottom for direct links from megaupload, rapidshare, and torrent links.”
      If you really need that sort of site going to veoh directly is far better, it’s crawling system doesn’t work very well.

    3. Rarst said on September 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm
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      Crap. Site loaded from like third attempt. I looked for latest Bleach espisode and all I got “veoh is not available in your country”.

      Main source of anime nowadays are torrents. Some groups use IRC exclusively but it’s rare.

    4. ZHC said on September 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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      speaking of a good anime torrent website rarst

      http://www.boxtorrents.com/

    5. Allen said on September 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm
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      This site rocks! darkkosmos is just retarded, anyone whose tried to use veoh’s disgusting search knows it’s bad and having mirrors to related searches / manga chapters / torrents / megaupload links / ratings is infinitely convenient.

      Anime news networks keeps a anime top lists with a bunch of votes per title so you can see which animes are worth checking out.

      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/ratings-anime.php

      The side bar isn’t all the anime. Go to the front page and click ctrl+F to search for a specific title…

    6. Daniel said on September 11, 2008 at 3:28 am
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      To bad that Veoh doesn’t play videos for us brasilians!
      I guess it knows your country by IP.

    7. AndyJ said on September 11, 2008 at 5:28 am
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      I’m not a Veoh person myself but I was able to find Dailymotion links to the eps I wanted and the quality is pretty good.

      I think it’s cool to have download links as well. There are shows I want to watch more than once.

    8. Jedi Knight said on September 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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      As search feature would have been nice was looking for Voltron

    9. Mosey said on September 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm
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      Cheers for this link! :D I haven’t watched anime for a little while but with so many resources going down every day (and new ones coming up) it’s always good to find a nifty aggregator/search engine!

      p/s: I can *thoroughly* recommend an anime called ‘Denno Coil’ to anyone who’s looking for something GOOD to watch.

    10. website design said on September 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm
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      Sounds like a great site for Anime fans.

    11. gogj said on February 15, 2009 at 7:04 am
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      all the videos on this website are in japenese is there a way for searching for the english ones

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