Today 1 year ago, popular anime pirate website “KissAnime” was shut down due to copyright strikes from Japanese anime stakeholders and studios. KissAnime was very popular worldwide, getting 100 million views worldwide every month, the site was functional for more than 10 years.
On 15th August,2020, KissAnime announced this news on their discord server that due to copyright and piracy claims from Japan stakeholders we will be shutting down KissAnime and KissManga. Here is what they said:
“Our beta survers have been taken down as result of which we will shutdown our website. Some more announcements shall be made in future. All the files and contents have been taken down by the owner. We thank all our viewers and are grateful to them for their support for those years.“
Japan has made stringent laws for copyright of manga and anime. However, as of now no major crackdown has happened. There are still many more sites which are operating and getting millions of views from viewers all over the world.