Have you ever wanted to have access to virtually every anime there is? Well, who hasn’t? JKanime is an anime site that has it all: A nice interface for web and mobile, a wide catalog, and episodes available close to Japan’s release dates. Their catalog includes titles like Shingeki no Kyojin, Sword Art Online, One Piece, Naruto Shippuden, Dragon Ball Super, and Fairy Tail. One of the biggest downsides is that with its vast catalog, it is easy to get lost in the browsing procedures for hours at a time. So I’ve decided to break down my top anime picks per category, with the hopes of shedding you some light into picking an anime that’s suited for you.
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Ao no Exorcist – Kyoto no Fujouou-Hen:
This is the second season to the popular Ao no Exorcist (also available on this site). Like the first season, it’s based on the manga of the same name, and it puts the anime back on track with the manga (where it should be). It was so refreshing seeing Rin again in action that I almost forgot how they had ended the first season with filler episodes. However, it was worth the wait. The anime delivers action, amazing fight scenes and a wonderful interaction between its characters.
Dragon Ball Super
The anime of the season, the one everyone’s talking about. After all these years, we Dragon Ball fans finally get to see Goku and friends back in action! Although I was expecting to see more of Gohan, I was definitely thrilled to see the rest. Dragon Ball Super may start with a couple of lazy episodes, but good things come to those who wait and you’ll be counting the seconds for the next episode before long! By the way: Every other Dragon Ball series and movies are also available in jkanime, so if you need to refresh your memory you can go back to any episode.
To be honest, I’m not really sure why this is classified as Shonen (other than having its manga published in a Shonen magazine), but it reeled me in. An anime about a guy who loves Twitter who encounters a girl who smashes her phone and… falls for her? What could go wrong? Diomedea took its risks but they are certainly paying off, it seems like we are moving away from the era of fan service. Thank you!
Although I am not a big fan of Natsume Juuyinchou, I deeply enjoyed the Natsume Juuynchou Go Specials. I recommend watching this series not because I deem it to be particularly good, but because I think that it has some hilarious moments and that it has a classic feel to it. It has helped me to appreciate the evolution of the anime tendencies in just the one series. Oh, and the art is absolutely gorgeous!
Mobile Suit Gundam 00:
I try not to be partial when it comes to Meccha, and especially when it comes to the Gundam series, but I know that sometimes I am not, so please do forgive me for overhyping about Gundam 00 but I just love it. I love the whole “there-needs-to-be-war-to-end-war” conflict, the complexity of its characters, the animations, the action, the fights, even the unnecessary drama and sometimes dull voice acting. It all fits for me. Although I must admit it does get old towards the end of the first season, the second season is worth the watch!
Code Geass has its strong story pillars in the complex morals of Lelouch (he reminds me of Death Note’s Light in that sense) and in the relationship between Lelouch and Suzaku. We all seem to be coming back to Lelouch, at times loving him, at times hating him. We can’t ignore also the battle animations and the amazing Meccha design. This is definitely an instant classic.
The main objection I have with JKanime is its adds, it is overwhelming. I get adds everywhere, when I click to browse anime, when I move down the scroll bar, when I do nothing! Oh. The. Humanity! I definitely recommend using the pop-up Blocker! I also worry about security, since the anime is not licensed (as opposed to Crunchyroll) it’s best to watch episodes using a VPN, I use Hola VPN for Chrome, which is safe, free, and delivers. You can download the Hola extension for Chrome here: http://hola.org/
There is an app that bases its contents on the jkanime service. This is an unofficial app for iOS and Android which can be downloaded here: https://www.jkanimeapp.com/v2/ There are rumors that jkanime is working on its own official app, but for now, we can either browse the content from the device’s browser or download the unofficial app.
The main issue with the JKanimeApp (besides its advertising) is that there is a limit as to how many episodes the viewer can watch per day. JKanime has expressed that they are not happy with this, but there is not much they can do besides just launching their own app. To access unlimited episodes and a free-ad experience you must pay a membership fee (of 1.20 Euros per month for Android users, or 2 Euros per month for Android and iOS users) This seems a bit extreme since it is not licensed content, but it does improve the experience drastically.
JKanime has the flexibility most anime viewers need now-a-days. The biggest issue with us anime fans is that there are some series very hard to get by if you are out of Japan, and on this site you can access most of the series out there. There are a few exceptions, such as 3X3 Eyes, which you won’t be able to find in jkanime, but it’s a minority, and why would you want to, anyway? When there are an amazingly good number of series available.
The best problem an anime viewer can have is having so many series to watch that it’s hard to choose which should he watch? Even though JKanime is in Spanish, the interface is so easy to navigate that this shouldn’t be a problem for the avid anime fan, and let’s face it, most anime names are in Japanese anyway.