If you like watching anime, you’ll know that legal avenues of doing so are few and far between. One standout method is via the Muse Asia YouTube channel, which doesn’t necessarily have the best library available. But now, a new option has officially launched in Malaysia, which is the Shanghai-based video platform Bilibili.
If you’re familiar with the service, then you may be wondering, hasn’t Bilibili been made available in Malaysia before? According to NME, the service previously was made available to a small number of users as part of a closed beta. Only now is it available to all users.
For those who are unfamiliar, Bilibili can largely be considered a parallel to YouTube, with a lot of user-generated content. Naturally, having a larger selection of anime helps the service stand out, but now that looks to be the bigger draw to the platform.
Speaking of which, Bilibili also announced that it will have eight exclusive shows for the summer 2022 anime season. In addition to the fourth season of Overlord, the platform will also be airing the second season of The Devil is a Part-Timer, as well as Tokyo Mew Mew New, a reboot of the original from over two decades ago. Other exclusive shows include Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, Jashin-chan Dropkick Season 3, the anime adaptation of mobile game Smile of the Arsnotoria.
If none of the new shows interest you, Bilibili has quite the library of anime titles that have aired in the past. For example, it has both seasons of One Punch Man, all three previous seasons of Overlord, both seasons of Demon Slayer, and a wide selection of other shows.
You can watch all these via the website bilibili.tv, not to be confused with its home version of bilibili.com. Alternatively, you can also get the Bilibili mobile app for both Android and iOS. It’s worth noting that you get access to 480p videos without having to sign in, but getting access to 720p requires you to do so with your Google, Facebook or Twitter accounts, with your email and phone number also being available options. But to watch in Full HD, you’ll have to subscribe to its premium plan.