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12 Best Anime Add-ons on Kodi in 2020 Plus Installation Guide [Free, Working, No Subscription]

Author by Oswald

Update on July 31, 2020

Kodi media player is an excellent platform to enjoy free and high-quality anime movies & episodes on your Firestick, Fire TV, Android boxes, etc. And we Kodi users are in dire need of some decent anime addons at this very moment - And yes! There are still some great working ones. In the following, I’d like to introduce the best working & installable anime addons in 2020 for the best leisure time recreation.

There are still many good addons on Kodi for anime!

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Anime, a form of animation originally from Japan, has proved itself to be a vivid means of conveying unique and innovative ideas, especially in the ways that youngsters can relate to. Due to many popular and well-used addons shutting down these days, however, there are not many choices left on Kodi for anime streaming. But it’s good to know that there are still some reliable anime addons out there, that enables Kodi users to watch any anime content they can think of, and most importantly, with the subtitling and dubbing preferred. Now, let’s cut to the chase, the best anime addons on Kodi in 2020 are as follows, they are all free, perfectly working as of this writing, and no subscription needed. Enjoy!

· We advise you use a VPN for Kodi. If you're still shilly-shally about whether to adopt a VPN when using Kodi, here's a great post for you to get a clue. Additionally, click here to go to the page where you'll find the best VPN for Kodi in 2020.

· Newcomer to Kodi? Install Kodi on your device to get started. Check out our Kodi installation guides on: Windows | Fire TV Stick | Android Phone | Android Box. Also, learn How to Add Addons on Kodi.

Part 1. Best Working Anime Addons on Kodi in 2020

1. WatchNixtoons2

Developed by Doko - the creator of CTOON addon, WatchNixtoons2 addon can’t be a stranger to those who have used the original WatchNixtoons addon. WatchNixtoons 2 addon is an anime addon scraping streams from watchcartoononline.io, to provide Latest Releases & Movies, Popular & Ongoing Series, Dubbed Anime, Cartoons, Subbed Anime, Movies and OVA Series. At present, WatchNixToons2 is a solid choice for many, to explore fast, high-quality and playable anime streams for free, and without registrations.

· Repository: Doko Repository

· The latest working media source URL: https://doko-desuka.github.io/

· Guideon how to install WatchNixtoons2 addon on Kodi.

WatchNixtoons2 addon

2. 9Anime

9 anime is one of the best anime download sites. And 9 anime addon on Kodi, is a great HD source for Kodi users to enjoy almost all animes with English subtitles & dubs. Aside from Latest, Newest, Genres, you can also find subbed/dubbed animes from the given classification. Yet it’s troublesome, as of this writing, that there’s no available media source URL of 9Anime addon for users to implement conventional addon installation procedure, you can download the repository ZIP file below to install 9Anime from .zip file instead. (Learn how to install addons on Kodi from ZIP files)

· Repository: DxCx Kodi Repository

· Download repository ZIP file here: https://beta.wonderfulsubs.com/kodi/

· Guide on how to install 9Anime addon on Kodi.

9Anime addon

3. Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a fairly new anime addon developed by WilsonMagic, as a replacement to the shut-down Masterani Redux addon. Hummingbird already functions quite lovely though still in early beta at best. Hummingbird now supports constant growing multiscraper for abundant anime sources; list viewing & scrobble from Kitsu, MyAnimeList, and AniList; FanartTV; and a handful of dubs. Hummingbird supports to explore anime via: Trending, Currently Airing, Upcoming, Most Popular, Highest Rated, By Season, Genres, Years, Subtypes, Seasons and Ratings.

· Repository: Wilson Magic’s Kodi Addon Repo

· The latest working media source URL: https://wilson-magic.github.io/repo/

· Guide on how to install Hummingbird addon on Kodi.

Hummingbird addon

4. WonderfulSubs: Anime Subs and Dubs

WonderfulSubs is a terrific anime addon on Kodi that enables you to watch anime from beta.wonderfulsubs.com (wonderfulsubs.com is under construction), subbed and dubbed. You can currently find it at the well-known Kodi Bae Repository. The addon has a well-structured categorization to help facilitate users finding desired anime via Genres & Tags, Latest, Popular, Random and Search. Additionally, there’s a list of anime calendar from Anichart (anichart.net) for users to see what's airing. Please note that WonderfulSubs addon requires the use of an anime watchlist account (AniList, Kitsu, MyAnimeList, WonderfulSubs) for proper usage.

· Repository: Anime Subs and Dubs addon: Kodi Bae Repository

· The latest working media source URL: http:://lazykodi.com

· Guide on how to install WonderfulSubs addon on Kodi.

WonderfulSubs addon

5. WSBeta

WSBeta is another anime addon developed by Doko, aiming to be a minimalist, fast and lightweight alternative to Wonderfulsubs addon, pulling anime streams from beta.wonderfulsubs.com. Compared with WonderfulSubs, WSBeta features a more concise categorization (Latest, Popular, Random, A-Z, Genres) and the ease-of-use when searching certain animes. Just like WonderfulSubs addon, WSBeta also requires you to add account login credentials in the addons settings before using.

· Repository: Doko Repository

· The latest working media source URL: https://doko-desuka.github.io/

WSBeta addon

6. Soggysandwich

If you’ve already finished the enjoyable free trial on Crunchyroll but rather not to pay for a premium account, then Soggysandwich can totally bail you out. Soggysandwich is the unofficial Crunchyroll addon that helps to pull HD Anime streams from Crunchyroll, a premium anime & drama source provider collecting almost all the best anime on the internet. And that makes Soggysandwich a good place on Kodi to enjoy ad-free HD anime videos without cost.

· Repository: PTOM Repo

· The latest working media source URL: http://otto.ptom.co.uk/

Soggysandwich addon

7. FAnime

FAnime is also one of the best anime addons in 2020, it’s created by Nemzzy688 and can currently be installed from Stream Army Repository. Here you can browse Anime through Recent Releases, A-Z, 50+ Genres, New Seasons, Ongoing Series, Recently Added Series, Movies, Popular and SEARCH from main menu. Classifications are covering from dozens to hundreds of prevalent anime apiece.

· Repository: Stream Army Repo

· The latest working media source URL: http://streamarmy.co.uk/repo/

FAnime addon

8. Animepahe

Animepache is a rock-solid choice to watch latest and popular anime series in HD quality, performing neck and neck with the well-received masterani addon. This addon streams 3000+ high-quality animes from animepahe.com, and for all of its animes, Animepahe shows posters, preview thumbnail for each EP, and info scraped from well-known sources including Crunchyroll, Wikipedia, Funimation, Kodansha Comics, etc.

· Currently, there’s no repository that contains Animepahe addon. For installation, you have to download Animepahe addon ZIP file at: https://github.com/SwagOtaku/plugin.video.animepahe

Animepahe addon

9. Big Toons

Big Toons is a practical anime & cartoons addon from Diamond Wizard Repo. Aside from cartoons, comics and many other related stuffs, Big Toons offers various anime contents including: Anime TV shows, Anime movies, YouTube Anime Movies, and what’s more, hundreds of dubbed animes.

· Repository: Diamond Wizard Repo

· The latest working media source URL: http://repo.rubyjewelwizard.com/

Big Toons

10. BRETTUS ANIME

BRETTUS ANIME is a great working anime addon in 2020, from Brettus Builds repository. Unlike other anime addons, from the main menu of BRETTUS ANIME addon, you don’t see a series of category options, but just a list of 30+ most popular anime. BRETTUS ANIME provides posters and full episodes for most animes within, and the dev keeps adding new content and more animes on the addon.

· Repository: Brettus Builds repository

· The latest working media source URL: https://www.midian.appboxes.co/repo2/

Tips: When installing BRETTUS ANIME addon, try downloading the repository ZIP file from the source URL to install Brettus Builds repository, if you encounter “couldn't retrieve directory information” issue when adding media source.

BRETTUS ANIME

11. Exodus Redux

Unlike the above-mentioned sub/dub anime purpose addons, Exodus Redux a fork of the renowned Kodi Exodus, the outdated flagship Kodi movie & TV shows addon. How come, you may wonder, a movie addon can be qualified as one of the best anime addons. The reason is, many best movie addons nowadays have a specific section for anime. As a leading Kodi movie addon, on the other hand, Exodus Redux has carried vast quality links to movies, and that includes anime movies. From the Anime category of Exodus Redux, users can access hundreds of good anime movies, from past to present, classical or popular.

· Repository: Exodus Redux Repo

· The latest working media source URL: https://i-a-c.github.io/

· Guide on how to install Exodus Redux on Kodi.

Exodus Redux addon

12. C:\> GO TO

Though C GoTo is also a movies and TV shows addon like Exodus Redux, but it’s just as good as any of the anime addons in streaming animes. C GoTo addon has a section for animation, and features an impressive collection of anime series. Here you can find folders of Cartoons, Cartoon & Anime movies, Dubbed anime and Networks, consisting of hundreds of playable links.

· Repository: Androidaba Repository

· The latest working media source URL: https://androidaba.com/addons/

· Guide on how to install C:\> GO TO on Kodi.

C GoTo addon

Part 2. Step-by-step Guide on How to Install Anime Addons on Kodi

· Since Kodi prohibits the installation of third-party addons/repos by default for security issues, we need to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources before installing any addons.

· For some of the anime addons that can only be installed by the downloaded ZIP file: Visit the source media URL to download the ZIP file > follow the tutorial and skip Step 2 – 6 > at Step 10-11, select the downloaded ZIP file from local storage instead.

Step 1. Launch Kodi, from the main menu, click gear icon from the upper side of the left panel. Click on System > Go to Add-ons tab > enable Unknown sources (Learn more).

Step 2. Click on the File manager module from the System menu.

Step 3. Double click on the Add source bar on the left side.

Step 4. Click on <None>.

Step 5. Copy and paste or type in the source URL exactly in the popup location box, then click OK.

Step 6. Enter a name for the added media source in the lower box. Then click OK.

Step 7. Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons from the left panel.

Step 8. Click on the box icon from upper side of the left panel.

Step 9. Click on Install from zip file.

Step 10. Click on the source we just added to Kodi.

Step 11. Click on the .zip file within.

Step 12. Wait until you can see a message pops up on the upper-right side saying Add-on installed. Then click Install from repository from the current interface.

Step 13. Select the anime addon repository.

Step 14. Click Video add-ons.

Step 15. Select the anime addon, then click Install. Click OK to install additional dependencies and add-ons when a dialog pops up.

Wrap-up.

Stay home and enjoy some cool animes! I hope my post can help with that.

This page will keep updating, I’ll add more good anime addons later if I can find any, and remove the ones that stop working in this article. If you have further issues or better ideas on the best anime addons, feel free to reach me by clicking on my name from the top of the page, right next to my avatar. Have a good one.

Additional Reading: Kodi FAQs

· What is Kodi?

A: Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi features a sleek option buttons layout, easy to navigate GUI (Graphical User Interface), wide scope of video format supported, and smooth video playback performance and the specialty in serving as a media library for Kodi users to manage their media collection. The best part of Kodi is that the numerous versatile Kodi addons that capture online media streams, to provide users with gorgeous audiovisual content without cost.

· Is Kodi Legal?

Kodi is legal, using Kodi is legal, and using Kodi addons is also legal. Certain contents on Kodi addons, however, could be illicit when you stream them. So that we suggest you stream contents under the public domains only.

· What are Kodi Addons? Why Do I Need Addons for Kodi?

A: For those who don't know, the official Kodi version doesn't provide any content whatsoever. Unofficial Kodi versions, however, are not recommended to use since they might bring you malware and other risks. To explore the full potential of Kodi on the official version, installing addons for Kodi is an essential process. Kodi addons will pull media resources from network streams to create a free connection between Kodi and online media resources, thus we Kodi users get to enjoy free movies, live TV, live sports, TV shows, etc. without cost.

· What are Kodi Repositories?

A: Kodi repositories, Kodi repos in abbreviation, are containers like addon bundles that contain a set of featured addons. By installing a Kodi repository instead of individual Addons, the Addons are automatically updated when a new version is released. Kodi repositories come in the form of ZIP files or a source URL, and adding addons to Kodi is often based on the repo's installation.

· Can't understand the language of Kodi interface, or prefer another language instead of the default English?

A: Here you can learn how to change language in Kodi so that you can understand.

· I have some private media folders and add-ons that I don't want to be accessible by others, is there any way that I can encrypt Kodi?

A: Yes, here you can learn how to set a password for Kodi to protect your privacy.<

· What is the best maintenance addon on Kodi and how to install it?

A: Ares wizard is our highly recommended tool for Kodi maintenance, backup, tweaks. And it's perfectly working right now. Here you can learn how to install Ares Wizard for Kodi maintenance.

· My Kodi buffers a LOT during video playback, any fixes?

A: If there's nothing wrong with your network connection and bandwidth, and you're in no reason to be throttled by your Internet service provider, then Kodi buffering can very likely be boiled down to heavy cache. For smooth viewing enjoyment, learn how to clear Kodi cache in the simplest way, and this is also a possible fix to Failed to Install a Dependency Kodi issue.

· I received a message saying: “Couldn't retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected. Would you like to add it anyway?” when adding media source to Kodi, what gives?

A: The cause of that issue varies, here you can learn about some possible fixes for “Kodi unable to connect” error.

· Some of my Kodi addons are not working, how to remove them to free up my storage space?

A: The original repository or media source of installed addons will get blocked or shut down - happens all the time. To slim your Kodi, you should learn how to remove unnecessary and invalid addons.

· I once lost everything in my Kodi, don't want that happen again, any suggestion?

A: During the use of Kodi, we will inevitably run into a system crash or hardware failure and need to reinstall the system or Kodi. To avoid the loss of previously installed Kodi add-ons, customized settings and configuration, here's a great post for you to learn how to backup and restore Kodi.

· I've found a great addon on Github but I don't have its media source URL, how can I install it on Kodi from Github directly?

A: There's a practical addon called Git Browser that was developed for that, learn how to install Git Browser on Kodi.

· Suffering from playback issues like video buffering/stuttering, video can't play, video no sound, weird color display, etc. on Kodi default video player.

A: Find Kodi default media player somewhat unsatisfactory? Kodi can perfectly support almost any video player program as its external player, and adopting an external player for Kodi won’t lose the marks on videos like “watched”. Learn from this guide on how to adopt an external media player for Kodi.

· I've encountered an error message saying "Check the log for more information" and I have no idea what’s going on, what should I do?

A: That error occurs all the time when we use Kodi. Kodi log file can be used to analyze and find the problem for experienced users; and can also be uploaded to the Kodi official forum for help as required for general users, so as to facilitate those people or experts to locate specific error information and offer the most practical and accurate solution. On this page you’ll learn how to check Kodi error log file on any device.

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