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Top 10 Must Haves As You Watch Anime Online

Updated on May 17, 2014

Anime shows have billions of avid fanatics today and their number is amassing. Have you ever wondered what led both young and old spend hours each day just to watch them? For those who have been addicted to anime for a long time, the answer is quite clear. Anime is pure entertainment. Simply watching an anime character’s funny facial expressions and moves can bring out a smile from a grumpy face. Melting even the toughest hearts is also possible through anime drama. And those who seek for action will surely be on the edge of their seats while watching famous anime characters like Son Goku and Monkey D. Luffy battle it out to save Earth and everyone they hold dear.

However, don’t simply watch an anime series right away. There are several things that must be considered to guarantee optimum entertainment. Here are the Top 10 Must Haves as You Watch Anime Online to serve as your guide. Have fun reading and let’s watch anime together!

Watching several episodes of a thrilling anime series in one sitting is almost expected. One can’t simply say he will only watch a few especially if the anime show he chooses involves a lot of twists and turns in its story. This is why it’s imperative to make sure that time is not a problem before watching an anime series. Don’t do it a week before your finals or when you are working on a project with a hectic deadline or you’ll surely have a bad time. Anime shows are best enjoyed if you don’t need to worry about anything else. It’s never a waste of time to watch anime as we can learn a lot from it and enjoy ourselves in the process. However, there is always a perfect time of everything. You must learn to prioritize so you won’t end up with great regrets.

Never pig-out like them!
Never pig-out like them!

I prefer watching anime series with a bottle of water and healthy snacks such as steamed banana and corn. Others prefer chips, chocolates, and sodas but we should never forget that excessively consuming these food products can introduce negative effects to our body. This is something every anime fan should think about since health, above all, is our most priced health. What good is finishing an anime series and enjoying every minute of it if doing so would compromise our health and make us suffer from life-threatening ailments in the long run? For you to enjoy more anime action, prefer healthy snacks and be sure to take breaks. Experts also recommend brief exercises at least after every hour of watching anime shows to maintain proper blood flow.

You are expected to maintain a fix sitting position while watching anime online so having a cozy computer chair is certainly a great idea. One that has excellent cushioning and perfect elevation can make the activity a lot more enjoyable. Most people who use the computer especially while tuning in to their favorite anime shows suffer from back pains and muscle cramps. And one of the major causes of this painful experience is maintaining an awkward sitting position because of a poorly-designed or semi-wrecked computer chair.

Though buying expensive computer chairs can somehow guarantee quality and comfort, it’s not a must to overspend on this matter. There are cheaper alternatives found online and here are a few of them:

Son Goku's battle cries are best heard with good computer speakers!
Son Goku's battle cries are best heard with good computer speakers!

Anime shows such as One Piece and Bleach are best seen with high-performance computer speakers. You won’t appreciate intense anime battles if your computer speaker’s capabilities won’t give justice to the scenes’ sound effects. You can choose to buy an expensive PC sound system that carries a trusted brand but it’s not advised. Unless you came from a very wealthy family, they’re definitely some other much important financial need other than making your computer’s sound system the best. Your main goal must be to find cheap deals online. It’s also a great move to ask friends whether they have a good computer sound system that is currently not in use. Buying from them will surely involve a lot of discount particularly if they really need spare cash.

Even anime characters prefer a widescreen LCD monitor!
Even anime characters prefer a widescreen LCD monitor!

Anime shows are not just all about awesome sound effects so having a high-performance computer sound system is just one part of the formula to fully enjoy every scene. You must also own an HD widescreen monitor. It should be widescreen and in high-definition so you won’t find it hard to appreciate the new anime-making techniques applied today particularly in coloring. Unlike decades ago, anime shows nowadays are created through the mixture of hand and machine work. Technology made it possible for every episode to be finished in just a few weeks without compromising quality. If you want to be fully entertained by your favorite anime series, grabbing any of these HD widescreen monitors is a decision you certainly won’t regret about.

Spend some time to browse through your anime episode guide.
Spend some time to browse through your anime episode guide.

Anime shows are often added with filler episodes for several reasons. First, the people behind the series needs more time to complete a good story line and incorporate the show to its manga counterpart. Second, they believe filler episodes are required to build the story and properly introduce key characters in the show which its manga series failed to do. Finally, they simply want to extend the series.

If you don’t want to waste time on watching filler episodes, a comprehensive guide is a must have as you watch anime online. Good news is that many sites nowadays offer this kind of content for free. The only thing left for you to do is find a credible source which assures the validity of the anime show episode guides it offers.

Funny but often true.
Funny but often true.

Probably one of the worst things that could happen while you watch anime online is an uncontrolled halt as the video needs to load. There’s no reason behind this problem other than a slow internet connection. Make sure that one that you have is reliable and fast. If your internet connection seemed to degrade, you might be infested with a malicious program so be sure to get rid of it as soon as possible. Don’t worry about further in this matter since there are free but reliable anti-virus applications available for download. If cleaning your PC doesn’t solve the issue, request a higher bandwidth from your Internet Server Provider (ISP). Doing so will surely mean additional monthly fees yet you’ll surely find every investment worthwhile as it guarantees that your fun experience while watching an anime series won’t be interrupted due to slow internet speed.

A screenshot of, the best site to watch One Piece.
A screenshot of, the best site to watch One Piece.

You need to consider a number of factors in searching for the best site that streams HD anime series for free. First, it must be well-formatted. It’s very hard to go over a site with poor layout making them a bad choice particularly for novice internet users. Second, it’s a good idea to choose a site with fewer advertisements.

Anime hosting sites often earn through ads so it’s almost impossible to find one which have none. Your goal must be to search for those that placed their advertisements in certain areas on their page that are less annoying. Avoid sites that bring out popup advertisements every time you click on a link. Be extra careful if you decide to click on them since some online ads these days contain hacking bots that can greatly impair your internet connection which can negatively affect your anime watching experience.

Watching anime shows online with friends is a lot more fun!
Watching anime shows online with friends is a lot more fun!

Watching anime on your own will eventually turn boring after a few hours. Why not share the fun with a friend or the whole family? Simply pick an anime series that is suited for all ages, action-packed, and filled with good humor in between. I highly recommend Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk for the whole family as these anime series features famous sports that everyone loves namely American Football and Basketball. For friends, Naruto Shippuden and One Piece are good picks since they feature bonds and true friendship. There’s no right or wrong during the selection since every anime show aims to entertain. With someone by your side while going through every episode, fun and excitement is assured to double!

Natsu Dragneel vs Gajeel Redfox: An action-packed anime treat!
Natsu Dragneel vs Gajeel Redfox: An action-packed anime treat!

Choosing what anime series to watch is much more challenging than most of us believe. There are hundreds or even thousands of anime shows available today. Their massive number alone can lead to confusion aside from the fact that every genre has its pros and cons. The secret is to find an anime series which offers everything a fan might want including drama, love, horror, comedy, action, and countless surprises as the story goes along. Bleach and Sword Art Online are my two favorites as their story is very unpredictable. Episodes are also closely linked to each other so missing a few can totally lead you off the trail. Fairy Tail also shows great potential to reach the success that famous anime series today like Naruto Shippuden and One Piece. Regardless what you pick, I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time since anime is all about smiles and endless entertainment!

Natsu Dragneel vs Zancrow full fight!

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    • Kalafina profile image

      Kalafina 3 years ago

      I started watching anime when my chronic illness was at its worse. All I could do was lay there and so I watched my way through Deadliest Catch River Monsters etc before taking a Netflix suggestion for Le Chevalier D'eon. Changed my view of anime completely altho nearly everyone I know adamantly refuses to watch. O well. As for anime sites I really like!

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Most of my views come from Google and social networking sites which means most of them are not hubbers. Thank you for dropping by. ^_^

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      Rachael Lefler 4 years ago from Illinois

      do you have to have the "join hubpages" promotional bs on all of your posts? I feel that it's unnecessary since most people on here are already hubbers.

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      lzlpio90 4 years ago

      having someone with the same passion to watch Anime is, I guess, the best one... Wtching alone can be really boring! Anyway, you can buy dvd's for anime episodes.. :)

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      dailytop10 5 years ago from Davao City

      Wow! I'm glad to meet a fellow anime fan here in Hubpages. Thank you for dropping by.

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      Mia Trueheart 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA

      Funny that you added Fairy Tail at the end of this hub because I am in fact watching that anime right at this moment lol My favorites however are Dragon Ball, Vandread, Dragon Ball Z, Kaze no Stigma, Full Metal Alchemist, Inuyasha, and Samurai Chamlpoo.

      And being such a massive animation enthusiast as I am, anime shows are right up my alley. I have loved anime since I first saw Dragon Ball as a child, some twenty years ago. Very interesting hub because I have spent days watching nothing but anime and found my wits end when I had to stop for snack or having to watch it on such a small screen as my phone would allow.

      And to help your readers, my favorite websites to watch free streaming anime are:

      http://www.animefreak .tv/

      http://www.watchcartoononline .com/

      and http://www.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Snacks.