Anime! Anime! recently released their 2015 study of anime viewers and where most people tend to watch their anime.
The majority of people tend to watch their anime via free delivery service as expected but it also shows how the percentage of those who prefer to watch via a paid service.
Also, a comparison of those who watch their anime via Blu-ray/DVD rental.
Nico Nico Douga was the most popular online site to view anime, followed by YouTube and third was GyaO.
More teens viewed anime watching on YouTube (Nico Nico Douga – 33.8% versus 36.2% on YouTube), while those in their 20’s preferred to watch on Nico Nico Douga (59.5% on Nico Nico Douga vs. 13.5% on YouTube).
As for paid service, D Anime Store and Bandai Channel did very well but there is an age difference as most Bandai Channel viewers were older and D Anime Store were younger. Also, the subscription price for both services come into play as D Anime Store has a monthly fee of 420 yen, while Bandai Channel charges 1080 yen.
Meanwhile, Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu are starting to make their presence known as Amazon Prime charges 3900 yen per year.
As for viewing on a video game console, majority of the people watch on their PS3/PS4 (27.3%), Wii/Wii U (16.3%) and XBox 360/One (1.5%).