Anime series are way more popular than most people would ever think or imagine. The most famous and popular series all originate from Japan, and on Netflix in Japan, you will at all times find several anime series among the ten most popular movies and TV shows available on Netflix at any time. But, which is the best way for those of us living elsewhere to stream Japanese anime series on Netflix?
Recently, I have created some YouTube videos in which I deal with anime series such as Haikyu and Food Wars. I was completely surprised by the popularity of the videos, simply because they became very popular very quickly. That is when I understood how many people are actually looking for ways to stream anime online, and then especially, on Netflix.
But, how can those of us living in Europe, in America, or in Africa, stream all those awesome Japanese series on Netflix? Are there any method that will give you access to all of this? Or is there a way to know when those popular series will be added to your own Netflix country?
Will those Japanese series ever come to Netflix in my country?
That is a very good question, and I receive question like this on YouTube all the time. People would like to know when Haikyu season 4 will come to Netflix in the UK, when Food Wars season 1-5 will come to Netflix in Mexico, and when Sword Art Online and Fire Force and the new seasons will come to Netflix in Sweden. So, you are not alone looking for answers about when certain content and anime series will come to Netflix in your country.
Unfortunately, it is very hard to give an exact answer to your question. If you have earlier seasons of the show you are looking for, then you can try to find information about when it was added to Netflix in your country. Most likely, the new seasons will be added in the same way, just one year later, or the same number of months after it finished airing in Japan.
If you do not have any single season of a show, then it will most likely not come anytime soon. Or, if it comes, then they might add several seasons at once. You can try to contact your local Netflix region (on Twitter or elsewhere), and maybe they will answer. But, most likely, you will receive no answer and you will just have to wait.
Do you lack patience? Is there a way to stream those anime series on Netflix in Japan abroad?
If you really lack patience and want to watch all those animated series on Netflix, then you can still stream them on Netflix in Japan. If you use the VPN services of either SurfsharkVPN or NordVPN, you can watch all the movies and TV shows available on Netflix in Japan (including all the animated stuff). All you need is a subscription and the VPN application installed on your devices. Both NordVPN and SurfsharkVPN has a 30-day refund policy, so if you don’t like it (or it doesn’t work for you), simply ask for a refund and you will get your money back.
NordVPN is a Panama based VPN services. You can use the same subscription on 6 devices simultaneously, and the VPN can be used to watch Netflix content in five different countries (including the US, UK, Japan, Netherlands, and Canada).
SurfsharkVPN is registered in the British Virgin Islands. It is the best VPN for Netflix at the moment, as you can use the service to watch Netflix content in more than 10 countries. You can use one subscription on an unlimited number of devices at the same time.
Purchase a subscription to one of the mentioned VPN services. After you have purchased a subscription, download the VPN application to your device(s) and connect it to a server in Japan. You will then get a Japanese IP address, and Netflix will believe that you are located in Japan. As you visit the Netflix website over again (or open the Netflix application), you will see all the content available to Netflix users in Japan, including all your favorite animated series.
Feel free to search the Internet for free VPN solutions as well. You might find free services, but they are all blocked by Netflix in Japan. As a result, you might get a Japanese IP address, but you will not be able to see the limited content available to the people in Japan only. Instead, you will either see a proxy and unblocker error, or you will only see the Netflix original content on Netflix (and not thousands of movies and TV series available to people in Japan that you cannot find on Netflix elsewhere in the world).
Are the anime series on Japanese Netflix dubbed or subtitled?
Maybe you haven’t even tbough of this question yet, but it is a very important one. After I created the movie on watch Haikyu season 4 on Netflix, many people used NordVPN to watch the new episodes. They were very disappointed as they discovered that it could only be seen in Japanese, without subtitles or dubbing available. After a few weeks, however, Netflix added English subtitles, making it way easier and more enjoyable to watch.
There is no golden rule when it comes to dubbing or subtitles for the animated series on Netflix in Japan. Many of them are made available at once with English subtitles, some come without subtitles, while others come with dubbing and subtitles.
Frequently asked questions about animated TV series on Netflix in Japan
Are there any free VPN services that will give me access to Japanese Netflix?
There are free VPN’s available, but neither of them will let you stream the content on Netflix in Japan.
Are all programs on Netflix in Japan available with English audio or English subtitles?
Not all of them, but many of them. If your favorite show lacks English subtitles at the moment, they might be added soon.
Can I use the recommended VPN services to watch content on Netflix in the United States as well?
Yes, you can use both NordVPN and SurfsharkVPN to watch content on Netflix in the United States. In fact, you can use your subsription on several computers, phones, and tablets at the same time. As a result, you can watch Netflix Japan on your computer, while you watch US Netflix on your cell phone, and while you stream your favorite show on Netflix in the UK on your Fire TV.
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