21 Popular Anime You Can Watch Free on Funimation’s Youtube Page

Funimation has loads of free and legal anime series on their official Youtube channel that you can stream to your heart’s content! In fact, 145 series are available.

Reddit user Carakio put together a massive list compiling the available titles that you can stream for free, but here are some of the more notable works! Keep in mind that region restrictions mean that only fans in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland can view them. All episode descriptions are from Funimation.


1A Certain Magical Index

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action / Comedy / Science Fantasy

Quick Pitch: “In a world where magic is as real as science, high-school student Kamijo comes to the aid of a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a magic society that covets the massive library of forbidden knowledge stored in her memory.”


2A Certain Scientific Railgun

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Science Fantasy

Quick Pitch: “Find all the adventure Academy City has to offer with highly skilled esper Misaka Mikoto and her esper roommate, Kuroko Shirai. They’re joined by Kazari Uiharu and Ruiko Saten, whose esper levels happen to rank from super-low to zero!”


3Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Action / Romantic Comedy

Quick Pitch: “Fumizuki Academy’s students can summon Avatars, pint-sized versions of themselves that battle using special powers. The students are grouped by skill level, and those in Class A are the brightest. Then there’s Akihisa Yoshii’s group—lowly Class F. They’re the worst on campus, and they’re about to take on the school’s best.”



Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Historical / Romance / Tragedy

Quick Pitch: “The heirs to the Kouga and Iga ninja clans, Gennosuke and Oboro, hoped the truce between their tribes would last — but fate denies the lovers. A new war is coming, the terms set on two scrolls. The names on the scrolls can only be crossed out in blood.”


5Black Lagoon

Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Action / Adventure / Black Comedy

Quick Pitch: “Meek businessman Rokuro enters a risky world of gun running, drug smuggling, and kidnapping when his life is hijacked by the merciless crew of the Black Lagoon — modern pirates Revy, Dutch, and Benny.”


6Ergo Proxy

Studio: Manglobe

Genre: Dystopia / Cyberpunk / Mystery

Quick Pitch: “The domed city of Romdo is supposed to be perfect, but Re-l Mayer, a young female inspector from the Civilian Intelligence Office, knows better. In this place where humans and robots coexist, she receives a strange message something is awakening.”



Studio: Gainax

Genre: Action / Comedy / Science Fiction

Quick Pitch: “When Haruko runs over Naota with her scooter and brains him with a bass guitar, his world doesn’t just get turned upside down—it gets incredibly weird.”


8Full Metal Panic!

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Action / Comedy / Mecha

Quick Pitch: “Kaname’s a popular girl at her high school, but it’s her popularity off campus that’s the problem. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the abilities of the “Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke enters the picture. He’s a soldier from Mithril, a secret counter-terrorist unit—and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe.”


9Haibane Renmei

Studio: Radix Ace Entertainment

Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Psychological

Quick Pitch: “After a dream of falling, Rakka emerges from a cocoon into the walled town of the Haibane: enigmatic youths with halos and flightless wings. Rakka struggles to learn the ways of the Haibane and to help her new mentor, Reki, escape the Circle of Sin.”


10Is this a Zombie?

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Comedy / Harem / Supernatural

Quick Pitch: “Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer and resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. Then he got mixed up with a magical girl and a vampire ninja! With a harem like this, Ayumu could end up even deader before figuring out who killed him!”



Studio: Artland

Genre: Mystery / Slice of Life / Supernatural

Quick Pitch: “What is the mushi? Their very existence is a mystery understood by only a chosen few. Mushi Master Ginko travels from place to place to research Mushi—strange natural spirits—and aid people suffering from the problems caused by the enigmatic entities.”


12Ouran High School Host Club

Studio: Bones

Genre: Drama / Reverse Harem / Romantic Comedy

Quick Pitch: “Ouran Academy: An institution of extravagance and prestige where learning comes secondary to luxury. But for studious Haruhi Fujioka, education is a privilege that must be earned, being on scholarship and out of place among the moneyed. That is until the day Haruhi stumbles upon the Host Club, a stumble which leaves the freshman indebted for millions of yen. And the only way to pay for the damages? Well, Haruhi will work as a Host.”


13Samurai Champloo

Studio: Manglobe

Genre: Action / Adventure / Chanbara

Quick Pitch: “Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the samurai who smells like sunflowers.”


14Serial Experiments Lain

Studio: Triangle Staff / Pioneer LDC

Genre: Cyberpunk / Drama / Mystery / Psychological

Quick Pitch: “Yoshitoshi ABe (Texhnolyze) brings to life this existential classic that paved the way for films like The Matrix. After the suicide of a classmate, fourteen-year-old Lain logs on to the Wired and loses herself in a mess of hallucinations and memories.”


15Shakugan no Shana

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action / Drama / Romance / Supernatural

Quick Pitch: “Yuji Sakai learns there is more to the world than school and finding a girlfriend when he meets a sword-wielding girl with fiery red eyes and flame-colored hair. It’s up to the Flame Haze, Shana, to slay the invading denizens of the Crimson Realm.”


16Soul Eater

Studio: Bones

Genre: Action / Adventure / Supernatural

Quick Pitch: “Maka’s a Meister and Soul is her Weapon, and they’re a freakin’ lethal team in battle against the monsters and ghouls that feed on innocent souls. That’s when Soul transforms literally into a razor-sharp scythe and Maka wields her partner and unleashes her inner-slayer. Fighting alongside their Meister/Weapon classmates, Maka and Soul are the worlds last line of defense against evil.”


17Spice and Wolf

Studio: Imagin

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy / Romance

Quick Pitch: “Lawrence, a traveling merchant, finds a nude girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. She is Holo, a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity journey through the countryside while reaping the riches of happiness and exposing the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart.”



Studio: White Fox

Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller

Quick Pitch: “Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” plagued by paranoid delusions of a nefarious organization known as SERN. Fueled by their imaginations, Okabe and his friends form a secret laboratory and seek to unlock the mysteries of time travel!”


19The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Drama / Science Fiction

Quick Pitch: “Albert has grown bored with the trappings of his privileged life in Paris. His restless spirit leads him to a festival on the moon—and to the Count of Monte Cristo. Albert invites the enigmatic nobleman to mingle within the upper echelons of Parisian society. But even as he charms Albert’s family and friends, the Count of Monte Cristo undertakes a vengeful plot meant to destroy their lives.”



Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Action / Comedy / Space Western

Quick Pitch: “Vash the Stampede is a wanted gunslinger with a habit of turning entire towns into rubble. His path of destruction reaches across the wastelands of a desert planet. Oddly enough, for such an infamous outlaw, there’s no proof he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s definitely a whole lot more to Vash than his reputation lets on.”


21Yona of the Dawn

Studio: Pierrot

Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Romance

Quick Pitch: “Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.”

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