Pirate sites KissManga and KissAnime were closed forever

They were some of the most visited illegal anime pages.

With the rise of streaming services, it is now easier to enjoy anime legally without having to resort to pirate sites. Recently, several of these pages have had to lower their content due to  the new trademark protection laws that have been established in Japan. Now it's the turn of illegal anime and manga sites, KissAnime and KissManga , who shut down their servers and deleted all their content on August 15.

"All files were deleted by the rights owners. KissManga and KissAnime will be closed forever. Thank you for your support. Thank you for those years," they said in a message that was shared on Discord.

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KissAnime was one of the illegal anime pages best known to the English-speaking public for more than a decade. Most of the series they published were obtained through official sites such as  Crunchyroll and Funimation, who own the broadcast rights to many productions in the United States and it is likely that they have demanded that these pirate sites delete the material they licensed.

Furthermore, a no small fact is that according to SimilarWeb, the site registered 95 million visits per year, making it one of the most visited pages according to the Alexa ranking (Via). As we mentioned at the beginning, it is now much easier to access legal content through different platforms and even simulcast anime at the same time as Japan. While this may be sad news for those people who consume this content on these pages, its closure is a way for the anime industry to make projects and also for its followers to enjoy them with the quality, subtitles and dubbing that are provided. they deserve.

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