Consequences can include arrest, prison time, deportation for foreigners, and destroyed careers - and that's just if you're caught using marijuana. Because it's so unacceptable in Japanese society, Japanese media rarely depicts drug use, and when it does, it portrays it in the most negative light possible. While this sometimes results in a realistic exploration of the impact of drug abuse, it can also result in ham-fisted PSA-style depictions. Let's take a look at the few times drugs have appeared in anime and how they were portrayed. Ren Honjo, Nana Osaki's boyfriend, starts using heroin to cope with past trauma and current pressures related to being part of a famous band.
We want to know where you stand? For instance if it were not for some of the Free sites such as kissanime, a lot of anime viewers wouldn't even watch or have gotten introduced to anime. In a way it provides a dominoe effect or sort of a gate way drug. I, myself started my anime journey watching anime on cable TV and then started collecting dvds, didn't even know about streaming or downloading until a friend made me aware. Now I use crunchyroll, Netflix and kissanime and I don't see anything wrong with streaming from illegal sites. I also don't think the amount I watch will get me in trouble with the law.