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Popular Pirate Site Animeflix Shuts Down ‘Voluntarily’ * TorrentFreak

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Popular anime pirate site Animeflix has shut down without prior warning. The site’s operators don’t mention a reason for the site’s closure, but note that the decision comes after ‘careful deliberation’. The site faced considerable legal pressure in recent months, which may have been a motivating factor.

animeflixWith dozens of millions of monthly visits, Animeflix positioned itself as one of the most popular anime piracy portals.

The site also has an active Discord community of around 35k members, who actively participate in discussions, art competitions, even a chess tournament.

Target: Animeflix

While rightsholders take no offense at these side-projects, the site’s core business was streaming pirated videos. That hasn’t gone unnoticed; last December Animeflix was listed as one of the shutdown targets of anti-piracy coalition ACE.

Whether these early enforcement efforts were responsible for the site’s closure is unclear. In May, rightsholders increased the…

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