Is 9tsu illegal? Here's an alternative free movie site!

Updated on 2022-11-08
We will show you how to use 9tsu, and introduce you to alternative free movie sites.

We will show you how to use 9tsu, and introduce you to alternative free movie sites.

What is 9tsu?

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9tsu is a video sharing site that uploads videos of newly broadcasted TV programs.
(The server is located in Michigan, U.S.A., but the site is available in Japanese.)

9TSU is a video sharing site where users can watch videos uploaded by other users, and the content of the videos is quite rich in TV programs. Also, it seems that TV programs are uploaded immediately after they are broadcast, so, for example, you can completely watch a Taiga Drama, NHK Special, Yabecchi FC, Itte Q, etc. broadcast on Sundays on Mondays...

You can also watch various other latest programs, and the categories are
Entertainment, Drama, etc., Anime, Movies, Games, Sports, Documentary/Culture, News, Vehicles, Animals, and many more.
(This is a categorization of televised genres.)
The most popular category is the variety of entertainment-related programs....

9TSU seems to have a limit on the number of times a video can be viewed, perhaps because of the large number of accesses from Japan, but apparently it can't be replayed more than 10 times. It seems to be the same even if you register as a free member.

Is 9tsu closed?

In conclusion, 9tsu is not closed.

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Unlimited viewing of 9tsu by changing IP address

Like many video sites, 9tsu's viewing limit is based on IP address. This means that if your current IP address reaches the limit, you can change to a different IP address and watch again. So, how can you change your IP address?

The easiest way is to use a proxy server or VPN service. The way to set up a proxy depends on your OS and browser, so please do a keyword search for "proxy settings" in a search engine by yourself.

Also, most VPN services are paid, but there are some that are available for free.

Instead of 9tsu, you can use free movie sites


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Free movie and drama site muryoueiga allows you to play and watch movies such as Harry Potter, Just Dropped My Phone, In This Corner of the World, Red Pig, Spirited Away, and My Neighbor Totoro for free.

To play a movie, simply click on the movie you want to play, select the "episode list" and the playback server, then play the movie.

Free Home Theater

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Free Home Theater offers free playback of foreign films, Japanese films, animations, and foreign dramas. When you select a movie, a detailed introduction is displayed.

Then, at the bottom of the movie page, you can select one of the many playback sources. For free playback, select "Dood" or "Tape.

Free Home Theater has a detailed movie introduction, but few of the newest movies

Shicho JP

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Shicho JP is a free movie site for language learning where you can watch foreign movies, dramas, and animations for free. This site automatically collects and uploads movie links from all over the Internet.

Watching movies on Shicho JP is the most convenient way and there are no advertisements. Recommendation.

There are Japanese movies as well as foreign movies and dramas, but most of them do not have subtitles, so please be aware of that.

To play a movie Open the page of the movie you want to play and select "Dood" as the viewing server under "Watch XXX movie for free".

Gyao Movie

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Gyao Movie is a free movie site where you can watch the latest hot movies and classic movies of the past. The site offers movies that are favored by many people in reviews and movies that are considered popular in movie rankings. This is a movie site suitable for those who want to check out movies that are currently popular and those who want to rewatch movies they have seen in the past.

Youtube Free Movies

Youtube Movies is a free movie site that offers a wide variety of movies from action to comedy to animation. Movies are added and updated as needed, so you can always watch popular and topical movies.

Dreaming with free movie clips!

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The free movie site "Yumekomai with Free Movies" allows you to watch not only new movies, but also movies that are more than half a century old. The site offers a variety of genres, including Japanese films and animation, and even foreign films are divided into dubbed and subtitled categories, making the site easy for users to use.

Drama Style

Sorry, this site has been closed. It has been closed.

DramaStyle does not distribute movies itself, but rather compiles movie URLs from sites such as FC2 and PandoraTV. In addition to a wide variety of movies, there are also many domestic and international dramas.

Movie and Drama Summary

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This site is an integration of movie URLs on the Internet. Movie & Drama Summary" itself does not distribute movies and other materials. In addition to a wide range of movie resources, the site also offers a wide range of drama, foreign drama, and special drama resources.

Enjoying online movies here will definitely save your time. You can search for movies, dramas, and broadcast dramas by genre, release year, and broadcast date, or you can easily search directly by keyword.

Notes on using 9tsu

◆ Movies on the site have Chinese subtitles and advertisements.

◆ Advertisements on the site include URLs for illegal gambling, never search for them!

◆ Foreign movies and animations do not have Japanese subtitles.

◆ The content of this site may be classified as an illegal site under Japanese law. Those who access or use this site do so at their own risk.

Is it illegal to download from 9tsu?

Everyone knows that operating a pirate site is illegal.

In fact, please note that it is illegal not only for the operator but also for the downloader.

Starting January 2020, the copyright law will change, and it will be illegal to download videos, cartoons, novels, photos, etc., knowing that they are illegally distributed.

The penalty for illegal downloading is imprisonment for up to two years or a fine of up to two million yen.

A person who infringes copyright or neighboring rights by receiving an automatic public transmission (omitted) that infringes copyright or neighboring rights by making a digital recording or sound recording with knowledge of such fact shall be punished by imprisonment with work for not more than two years or a fine of not more than two million yen, or both.

This means that there is a risk of being arrested for illegal downloading on pirate sites.