4anime site closed permanently: here’s what we know

New updates are added at the bottom of this story …….

The original story (published July 13, 2021) follows:

The past few months have been tough for Manga and Anime fans. This, like many popular sites that illegally distribute such content, have been closed.

Like a bad episode that just won’t go away, Manga Rock alternatives surged after that shutdown with Tachiyomi, Mangadex, Mangazone, Mangabird surfacing as popular replacements. More on that here.

Now it appears that one of these popular alternatives, 4anime and Simply.moe, has been shut down for good.

In a message that users are redirected to when trying to access 4anime’s domain, the platform will announce that they had to close due to certain circumstances.

4anime permanently closed

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4anime continues to inform users that bookmarks will be available through the connection in the coming weeks. They also advise users to consider legal alternatives.

4anime stop


While we have not received any clarification from the owner, we can say with certainty that Simply.moe and 4anime are both closed for good. As of now, all the sites, apps, servers you see with the 4anime.to mark are bogus.

The reactions from users and fans of manga and anime have been rather heartbreaking, with many of them crying out loud as they are no longer able to access the shows they love.

whoever was guilty of stopping 4anime… hope your pillow isn’t cold when you sleep tonight.

Without 4anime I don’t think I would be as big an anime fan as I am, the only reason I read manga and stay on top of shows is because of 4anime, it showed me how anime was good, i’m not pissed off that it goes, it’s just sad because that’s where i started watching anime.

I barely found out that 4anime was closing 😭😭😭 wtf now, I don’t have any good sites to watch anime now.

Well, not all is lost and thanks to the dark world of hacking, there might be a way for these users to access the shows they love.

These are some of the alternatives that have not been reported. However, and as expected, your luck with these would be a fluke.

– AnimeSuge
– Animetake
– AnimeTribes
– Anime Ultimate
– AnimeVibe

– AnimeX
– AnimeXin
– AniMixPlay
– Animumu
– Aninow

– Aniorbe
– Aniwatcher
– AniWoofy
– ArrayAnime
– Burning series

– Chia-Anime
– dark anime
– Dubbed anime
– FlixAni.me
– Geno Anime

– GoGoAnime
– JustAnime
– Kawaiifu
– KimAnime.com
– KimAnime.ru

– KimCartoon
– KissAnimeX
– Kitsune
– TV pants
– Picotube

– Proxer
– Ryuanime
– Shiro
– SimplyAWeeb
– Soul-Anime

– StreamAnimeTv
– Tenshi
– WatchCartoonOnline
– YugenAnime
– ZoRo.to

Now, if you like anime and manga content, you might want to consider legal ways to get that content as this will support the creators of said content.

We will continue to monitor this issue and update as we get more information, so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (July 14)

An individual sharing the names of a few 4anime alternatives that you can use instead:

wcoforever.com or 9anime.to

Update 2 (July 15)

According to a recent report, a few months ago, Australia listed 4anime in a site blocker app with other pirate sites. Subsequently, 4anime and its sister site Simply.moe had to close their doors a few days ago and this could be due to legal pressure.

The reason is that 4anime was recently the subject of a subpoena (requested from the Legacy Rights Group) in federal court in Michigan. Cloudflare had to transmit the personal information of the operator of 4anime.


So there might be a legal angle involved here, however, there is no confirmation yet.

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