Anime has always been around, but it has become more hugely popular all over the world. Anime is an Eastern cartoon sensation where the characters have big eyes and over-the-top mannerisms, great storylines, and fantastic action. Its relatable characters and engaging storylines has made the genre known to kids as well as adults. There are a lot of anime resources but keeping tabs of them all is impossible. Here's a list of the best anime apps for iPhone to help you catch up with the latest anime reviews, news, gossip, and episodes.
The best anime apps for iPhone
13 Dec 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Anime Amino lets you explore your interests, unite with fans of anime, manga, otaku, vocaloid, and cosplay around the world, discover others who have a shared passion for anime, engage with those fans to ask questions, answer their questions, and discuss your favorite characters, and share your anime experiences and cosplay costumers from conventions and other events. This is the ultimate place to talk about your favorite anime and manga. It's easy to use, with no ads. The people are great and you'll have the opportunity to make new friends, near and far. Check out our review!
- Social networking app for fans of anime and manga
- Unite, chat, read, and show off
- Check out location-based topics
- Earn points when you answer questions
- Free anime app for iPhone
PaigeeWorld is a social network for anime artists and enthusiasts where you can get together with the artistic community to share your art, meet new friends, admire others' work, and improve your skills. There are fun contests where you can win prizes, discover new artists and new art from around the world, and improve your drawing skills with the hundreds of step-by-step tutorials. When you upload your own art you'll receive instant feedback and gain followers. Despite having many members it feels like a small community and it is a well-managed, inspiring, and safe community for manga and anime artists and enthusiasts alike. Check out our review for more details on PaigeeWorld.
- Social network for anime and manga artists and enthusiasts
- An entire mini universe of comic fanatics
- Tutorial helps you get started with PaigeeWorld
- Step-by-step drawing tutorials
- Share your art, meet new friends, admire others' work
Aozora makes watching, or planning to watch, an enjoyablye, thorough and life changing experience. This app will help users to discover anime, view airtime, top ranking anime and suggestions. The app will alert you when new seasons are available, give ETAs on when episodes will air, allows you to schedule reminders for new episodes, rate anime, manage lists of your anime viewing history and wish list, view anime seasonal charts, watch trailers and much more. Aozora has an in-app purchase to upgrade to the Pro version.
- A tremendous tool for watching and following anime
- Discover new anime, Get suggestions, See top ranked anime
- Rate anime, Get alerts for new seasons, Schedule reminders
- View trailers, get ETAs on new episodes, Create and manage anime lists
- In-app purchase for the pro upgrade
If you are obsessed with anime, and want to discuss it with others, then check out Amino. This app has communities of users who are also dying to discuss anime. Just search the app for anime communities, or any other topic, chat with others from around the world, watch videos, read blogs, post your own blogs and polls, get latest news, customize your profile and more. Although this app is not exclusively focused on anime, it does have opportunities to expand your anime knowledge and circle of friends.
- Join communities and chat with others from around the world
- Read blogs, watch videos, get latest news
- Post your own blogs or polls
- Customize your profile, Gain followers
- Discover and obsess over anime
This app is touted as the best one for browsing anime girls. It has stunning wallpaper with over 10,000 to choose from. Users can search by category or character name, find random wallpaper which is like getting a surprise gift, save your favorites, download favorites, create your own wallpaper collection, play the slide puzzle game and more. This app is free to download, but does have some limitations. There’s an in-app purchase for the full version of this wallpaper app.
- One of the best wallpaper apps for anime girls
- Search by category or character name
- Over 10,000 to choose from, Stunning images
- Save favorites, Download favorites, Share with others
- In-app purchase for the full version of this app
Anime Quiz is a fun game where you have to guess the character from an anime television show. The game is free and you don't have to register to play. Just download the app and play. You'll earn coins for each correct guess. Coins are required to get help. It's straightforward to play, but some of the questions can be tough if you don't know your stuff. You can play alone or with your friends. Some of the levels are super easy but don't become complacent! New levels will be added with future updates. Have a look at our review for more info.
- Guess the character(s) from anime TV shows
- Good little time waster
- Some levels are easy, some are hard
- Play alone or with friends
- Free with in-app purchases to buy coins
Crunchroll offers more than 25,000 episodes and over 15,000 hours of the latest anime show. New shows are added one hour after they air on TV in the current season so you'll never be far behind. You can watch current seasons or catch up on past episodes from your favorites like Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, and more. No membership is required and the app offers a free seven-day trial. The premium version offers an ad-free viewing experience, access to HD videos, the newest episodes only an hour after they air in Japan, and more.
- Over 25,000 episodes
- More than 15,000 hours of shows
- Watch new episodes or catch up on past episodes
- Free seven-day trial
- In-app purchases to subscribe or upgrade to All-Access level
AnimuPlyr is a video player designed to let you watch anime MKVs and MP4s. It also keeps your MyAnimeLists.net lists updated. It's powered by VLC and so supports all major video formats. You can choose your dubs/subs preferences and watch shows the way you want without having to change the settings every time. You can easily and quickly skip past the opening song of shows with just one tap. You can connect AnimuPlyr to your MAL account so you can view, search, and filter your manga lists. If you are out and don't have Internet, the app will keep any changes cached until you have a connection.
- Powerful video player so you can watch your anime shows
- Powered by VLC
- Set your dubs and subs preferences
- Connect the app to your MyAnimeList account
- Free with an in-app purchase to remove ads
If you love anime, then showcase your love on your iPhone with this anime wallpaper app. It has all of the popular anime titles in HD. There are over 100 high quality photos to choose from and easily place as your iPhone background. You can also use the photo filters to customize these backgrounds – from black and white to artsy. Use stickers on the photos and add another element of personalization. This great wallpaper app will allow you to make your iDevice more unique, creative and show your friends your love for anime.
- Over 100 high quality photos to choose from
- All of the popular anime titles
- Great photo filters to customize wallpapers
- Add stickers to the photos
- Customize and personalize your iDevice with Anime wallpapers