Anime & Manga Consumption

Hiow do you watch anime and read manga?
What year were you born in ? (Just the year, 4 digits, ex: 2013)
on average 1984.011.5) / median 1987 [histogram]
1984 52 out of 1971 (2.6%)
1988 65 out of 1971 (3.3%)
1991 92 out of 1971 (4.7%)
1992 103 out of 1971 (5.2%)
1996 92 out of 1971 (4.7%)
1997 92 out of 1971 (4.7%)
1998 82 out of 1971 (4.2%)
1999 72 out of 1971 (3.7%)
(no answer) 161 out of 1971 (8.2%)
Do you identify as
Male 1337 out of 1971 (67.8%)
Female 547 out of 1971 (27.8%)
Other 46 out of 1971 (2.3%)
(no answer) 41 out of 1971 (2.1%)
COUNTRY
US - the United States 1055 out of 1971 (53.5%)
GB - the United Kingdom 134 out of 1971 (6.8%)
CA - Canada 124 out of 1971 (6.3%)
DE - Germany 69 out of 1971 (3.5%)
AU - Australia 51 out of 1971 (2.6%)
FR - France 37 out of 1971 (1.9%)
BR - Brazil 28 out of 1971 (1.4%)
NL - the Netherlands 27 out of 1971 (1.4%)
FI - Finland 22 out of 1971 (1.1%)
PL - Poland 22 out of 1971 (1.1%)
SE - Sweden 22 out of 1971 (1.1%)
ES - Spain 21 out of 1971 (1.1%)
MX - Mexico 20 out of 1971 (1.0%)
ID - Indonesia 17 out of 1971 (0.9%)
IN - India 17 out of 1971 (0.9%)
IT - Italy 17 out of 1971 (0.9%)
PH - Philippines 15 out of 1971 (0.8%)
PT - Portugal 14 out of 1971 (0.7%)
BE - Belgium 11 out of 1971 (0.6%)
CH - Switzerland 11 out of 1971 (0.6%)
JP - Japan 11 out of 1971 (0.6%)
AR - Argentina 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
DK - Denmark 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
NO - Norway 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
NZ - New Zealand 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
MY - Malaysia 8 out of 1971 (0.4%)
SG - Singapore 8 out of 1971 (0.4%)
GR - Greece 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
IE - Ireland 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
RU - Russian Federation 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
CR - Costa Rica 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
LT - Lithuania 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
PE - Peru 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
TH - Thailand 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
AT - Austria 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
CO - Colombia 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
HR - Croatia 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
HU - Hungary 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
AE - United Arab Emirates 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
CZ - the Czech Republic 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
EC - Ecuador 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
IL - Israel 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
PK - Pakistan 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
RO - Romania 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
SA - Saudi Arabia 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
SK - Slovakia 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
BG - Bulgaria 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
CL - Chile 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
RS - Serbia 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
UA - Ukraine 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
ZA - South Africa 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
BN - Brunei Darussalam 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
DO - the Dominican Republic 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
DZ - Algeria 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
EE - Estonia 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
HK - Hong Kong 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
HN - Honduras 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
JO - Jordan 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
KW - Kuwait 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
PR - Puerto Rico 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
SI - Slovenia 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
TN - Tunisia 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
TR - Turkey 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
VE - Venezuela 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
VN - Vietnam 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
JM - Jamaica 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
UY - Uruguay 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
MM - Myanmar 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
BB - Barbados 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
EG - Egypt 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
EU - Europe 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
IS - Iceland 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
KR - South Korea 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
LU - Luxembourg 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
PA - Panama 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
QA - Qatar 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
TT - Trinidad and Tobago 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
TW - Taiwan 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
GH - Ghana 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
BO - Bolivia 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
AM - Armenia 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
GT - Guatemala 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
ZM - Zambia 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
CM - Cameroon 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
GY - Guyana 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
CW - 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
LA - the Lao People's Democratic Republic 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
A1 - Anonymous Proxy 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
AI - Anguilla 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
AL - Albania 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
AW - Aruba 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
BA - Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
BD - Bangladesh 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
BY - Belarus 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
CN - China 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
GU - Guam 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
IM - Isle of Man 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
IR - the Islamic Republic of Iran 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
KH - Cambodia 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
KZ - Kazakhstan 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
LB - Lebanon 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
LK - Sri Lanka 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
LV - Latvia 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
LY - Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MA - Morocco 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
ME - Montenegro 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MK - Macedonia 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MP - the Northern Mariana Islands 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MT - Malta 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MU - Mauritius 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
NP - Nepal 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
RE - Reunion 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
SO - Somalia 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
VG - the British Virgin Islands 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
BH - Bahrain 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
CY - Cyprus 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
AP - Asia/Pacific Region 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
AZ - Azerbaijan 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
GP - Guadeloupe 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MD - the Republic of Moldova 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MN - Mongolia 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
KE - Kenya 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
PS - Palestinian Territory 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
FO - the Faroe Islands 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
BS - Bahamas 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
PY - Paraguay 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
MW - Malawi 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
CW - Curaçao 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
UG - Uganda 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
(no answer) 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
How many years have you been an anime fan?
on average 29.430.0) / median 15 [histogram]
(other) 17 out of 1971 (0.9%)
(no answer) 39 out of 1971 (2.0%)
Who is your favorite anime company? (North America, UK and Australia Only)
Funimation 553 out of 1971 (28.1%)
Sentai Filmworks 166 out of 1971 (8.4%)
Viz Media 131 out of 1971 (6.6%)
Aniplex of America 124 out of 1971 (6.3%)
Nozomi Entertainment (The Rightstuf) 87 out of 1971 (4.4%)
Discotek 85 out of 1971 (4.3%)
Anime Limited 54 out of 1971 (2.7%)
Madman 44 out of 1971 (2.2%)
Manga Entertainment UK 23 out of 1971 (1.2%)
MVM 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
Media Blasters 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
Ponycan USA 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
Maiden Japan 3 out of 1971 (0.2%)
Hanabee 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
Siren Visual 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
(no answer) 683 out of 1971 (34.7%)
How many anime DVDs/BDs do you buy a year on average ? (or multiply your monthly purchase by 12)
on average 7.89.2) / median 2 [histogram]
(other) 9 out of 1971 (0.5%)
(no answer) 88 out of 1971 (4.5%)
Which of the following ways do you watch anime? (check all that apply)
Paid legal online streaming (ex: Netflix, Hulu+, Crunchyroll Subscription, Funimation Elite, etc.) 1437 out of 1971 (72.9%)
Buy DVDs / BDs 1062 out of 1971 (53.9%)
Free legal online streaming 893 out of 1971 (45.3%)
Fansub / RIP downloads (Bittorrent, direct download, etc...) 811 out of 1971 (41.1%)
Unlicensed online streaming (Pirate / fansub embed sites) 805 out of 1971 (40.8%)
In theatre 761 out of 1971 (38.6%)
Borrow / rent DVDs / BDs 265 out of 1971 (13.4%)
On Linear TV 192 out of 1971 (9.7%)
On Free VOD 176 out of 1971 (8.9%)
On Paid VOD (subscription or Transactional) 126 out of 1971 (6.4%)
Legal DTO / Digital Rental (ex: iTunes, PSN) 115 out of 1971 (5.8%)
(no answer) 14 out of 1971 (0.7%)
Of the above, which is your preferred way to watch anime?
Paid legal online streaming 781 out of 1971 (39.6%)
Buy DVDs / BDs 353 out of 1971 (17.9%)
Fansubs / RIP downloads 293 out of 1971 (14.9%)
Free legal online streaming 257 out of 1971 (13.0%)
Unlicensed online streaming 140 out of 1971 (7.1%)
On Paid VOD 17 out of 1971 (0.9%)
On Linear TV 12 out of 1971 (0.6%)
Borrow / rent DVDs / BDs 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
On Free VOD 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
Legal DTO / Digital Rental 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
(no answer) 91 out of 1971 (4.6%)
How often do you watch anime on an online streaming service?
Daily 659 out of 1971 (33.4%)
Several times a week 731 out of 1971 (37.1%)
Once a week 197 out of 1971 (10.0%)
Once a month 89 out of 1971 (4.5%)
Less often 130 out of 1971 (6.6%)
Never 112 out of 1971 (5.7%)
(no answer) 53 out of 1971 (2.7%)
Assuming one or more of the following were available in your country, which ones would you consider subscribing to?
Crunchyroll Premium ($6.95 / month) 1078 out of 1971 (54.7%)
FunimationNow ($5.99 / month) 710 out of 1971 (36.0%)
Amazon Prime ($10.99 / Month) 642 out of 1971 (32.6%)
Netflix Standard (HD, 2 devices - $10.99 / month) 535 out of 1971 (27.1%)
HIDIVE (Currently $3.99 introductory price, final price not available) 532 out of 1971 (27.0%)
VRV Premium (Crunchyroll + Funimation + other channels included - $9.99 / Month) 490 out of 1971 (24.9%)
Netflix Basic (SD, 1 device - $7.99 / month) 371 out of 1971 (18.8%)
Hulu ($7.99 / month) 359 out of 1971 (18.2%)
Netflix Standard (4K, 4 devices - $13.99 / month) 292 out of 1971 (14.8%)
Crunchyroll Premium+ ($11.95 / month) 256 out of 1971 (13.0%)
Animax (£4.99 / month ~US$6.75 / month) 126 out of 1971 (6.4%)
Wakanim (5€ / month ~US$6 / month) 94 out of 1971 (4.8%)
(no answer) 198 out of 1971 (10.0%)
Which of the following Streaming Services do you use to watch anime?
Crunchyroll 1333 out of 1971 (67.6%)
Netflix 1199 out of 1971 (60.8%)
Amazon Prime 670 out of 1971 (34.0%)
YouTube 645 out of 1971 (32.7%)
Funimation.com (or Funimationnow.uk) 482 out of 1971 (24.5%)
HDIVE 361 out of 1971 (18.3%)
Hulu 330 out of 1971 (16.7%)
Nozomi Entertainment Channel on Youtube 92 out of 1971 (4.7%)
VizAnime.com / Neon Alley (Hulu Embeds) 74 out of 1971 (3.8%)
NicoNico 67 out of 1971 (3.4%)
AnimeLab 63 out of 1971 (3.2%)
Wakanim 55 out of 1971 (2.8%)
Crackle 45 out of 1971 (2.3%)
Viewster 41 out of 1971 (2.1%)
Aniplex Channel (Hulu Embeds) 32 out of 1971 (1.6%)
Veoh 28 out of 1971 (1.4%)
Viki 25 out of 1971 (1.3%)
Anime Digital Network 25 out of 1971 (1.3%)
Bandai Channel 18 out of 1971 (0.9%)
Madman Screening Room (Madman Entertainment) 16 out of 1971 (0.8%)
Xbox video 16 out of 1971 (0.8%)
Animax UK 14 out of 1971 (0.7%)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation iview 11 out of 1971 (0.6%)
Hanabee.com.au 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
Dexchannel.com 5 out of 1971 (0.3%)
(no answer) 178 out of 1971 (9.0%)
What is your favorite site/service for watching legal anime streams?
Crunchyroll.com or Crunchyroll Channel on VRV 947 out of 1971 (48.0%)
Netflix 290 out of 1971 (14.7%)
Funimation.com or Funimation Channel on VRV 119 out of 1971 (6.0%)
VRV Premium 60 out of 1971 (3.0%)
Hulu 35 out of 1971 (1.8%)
Amazon Prime 34 out of 1971 (1.7%)
HIDIVE 25 out of 1971 (1.3%)
Wakanim 12 out of 1971 (0.6%)
Madman Screening Room 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
Anime Digital Network 6 out of 1971 (0.3%)
Nico Nico 4 out of 1971 (0.2%)
Viewster 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
Animax UK 2 out of 1971 (0.1%)
Crackle 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
Viki 1 out of 1971 (0.1%)
Hanabee 0 out of 1971 (0.0%)
(no answer) 427 out of 1971 (21.7%)
What is your favorite online place to buy anime ?
Rightstuf.com 517 out of 1971 (26.2%)
Amazon.com 516 out of 1971 (26.2%)
Funimation.com 31 out of 1971 (1.6%)
Best Buy 10 out of 1971 (0.5%)
Other 205 out of 1971 (10.4%)
I don't buy anime online 531 out of 1971 (26.9%)
(no answer) 156 out of 1971 (7.9%)
What is your favorite manga company? (North America only)
Viz Media 410 out of 1971 (20.8%)
Yen Press 323 out of 1971 (16.4%)
Seven Seas 203 out of 1971 (10.3%)
Kodansha 160 out of 1971 (8.1%)
Dark Horse 60 out of 1971 (3.0%)
Vertical 59 out of 1971 (3.0%)
Tokyopop 30 out of 1971 (1.5%)
Digital Manga 7 out of 1971 (0.4%)
(no answer) 719 out of 1971 (36.5%)
How do you read manga ?
The old fashioned way 1301 out of 1971 (66.0%)
Via a website (scanlations) 922 out of 1971 (46.8%)
Though an app on my tablet or phone 618 out of 1971 (31.4%)
Via a website (legal) 492 out of 1971 (25.0%)
I download scanlations 254 out of 1971 (12.9%)
(no answer) 75 out of 1971 (3.8%)
How many manga volumes do you buy a year on average? (or multiply your monthly purchase by 12)
on average 21.924.6) / median 7 [histogram]
(other) 9 out of 1971 (0.5%)
(no answer) 109 out of 1971 (5.5%)