Watch Anime on Kodi 19 with Kaito [Oct 2021]

Kaito lets you watch HD anime on Kodi. Based on Seren and WonderfulSubs, Kaito offers great features like continuous episode playback, anime airing calendar, subbed and dubbed categories, skip intro and play next episode dialogs, and more.

This add-on scrapes sources from Nyan and uses cached-torrents to stream videos. You need a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid to use Kaito on Kodi.

You can also use your AniList, Kitsu, or MyAnimeList account with Kaito to access your custom anime lists and keep track of your watched episodes.

In this guide, we are going to install Kaito on Kodi 19 Matrix. Let’s get started!

1. Install Kaito on Kodi

If this is your first time installing add-ons on Kodi, you will need to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

1.1 Add the source

Let’s add a link to Kaito’s official source on the SwagOtaku GitHub page, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly on Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select File manager. Kodi File Manager on System menu

3. Press Add source. adding source using file manager on kodi

4. Enter https://swagotaku.github.io/repo/ in the top box and SwagOtaku on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. adding a link to Kaito source on Kodi

1.2 Install the repository

SwagOtaku is the official repository for Kaito. The repository is responsible for installing Kaito and updating it when a new version is available. We are going to use the newly added source to download and install the repo.

5. Go back to the Settings menu and this time select Add-ons. Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

6. Click on Install from zip file. install kodi add-on from zip file

On Kodi 19, you’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select SwagOtaku. accessing swagotaku source

8. Click on repository.swagotaku-x.x.x.zip to download and install the repository. install swagotaku repository

1.3 Install Kaito add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install Kaito and its dependencies on Kodi.

9. Press Install from repository. Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Select SwagOtaku repo. SwagOtaku Kodi repository

11. Press Video add-ons. video add-ons category on SwagOtaku  repo

12. Select Kaito. Kaito Kodi add-on on SwagOtaku repo

13. Press the Install button. install Kaito Kodi addon

14. You’ll see a list of dependencies to be installed with the add-on. Press OK to continue and wait for the process to finish.

15. Go back to the Home Screen and select the Add-ons tab, press Kaito to open the add-on. Kaito Kodi add-on

1.4 Authorize Real Debrid

Debrid services offer unrestricted access to file hosters and cached torrents. When using cached torrents, your device will not connect directly to the p2p network, instead, Real Debrid will fetch the file for you and allow you to get it as a normal download.

Kaito requires a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid to work.

In this example we’re going to use Real Debrid, a popular service to get access to cached torrents and various file hosters for a very low price.

16. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

17. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

18. Select the Accounts tab and click on Enable Real Debrid. enable Real Debrid on Kaito

19. Press Authorize Real-Debrid… authorize Real Debrid with Kaito

20. Copy the authorization code. Real Debrid authorization code

21. Using a web browser, visit https://real-debrid.com/device and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Real Debrid account). enter real debrid authorization code

22. Type Kaito and Press Set that name. set a name to connect Kaito and Real Debrid

Once Kaito is authorized with Real Debrid you can close the browser and go back to Kodi.

23. All Done! Now you’re ready to watch anime on Kodi with Kaito. Kaito main menu, Airing Anime Calendar category is selected

2. Customize Kaito

Let’s take a look at some customizations, there are suggestions that users might find useful, specially the Watchlist feature that allows you to synchronize your watched status on the cloud.

2.1 How to open the Settings Menu on Kaito

1. Select Tools on Kaito’s main menu. Tools category on the Kaito main menu

2. Press Open Settings Menu. Opening settings menu on Kaito

2.2 Change anime title language

You can choose to display anime titles in English or Romaji (Japanese with Roman characters).

1. Go to the General Tab and change Title Language according to your preferences. Press OK to save the changes. change anime title language on Kaito

2.3 Manually selecting sources

By default, Kaito will automatically pick a source to play. You can change the Play Style settings to see a list of available sources and select one manually.

1. Go to the Playback Tab,  change Movie Play Style and Episode Play Style to Source Select. Press OK to save the changes. change play style on Kaito

2.4 Synchronize watchlist with AniList

Kaito can access your online watchlist and track your episodes progress on AniList, Kitsu or MyAnimeList. In this example we’re going to use AniList but the steps are similar for the other websites.

1. Go to the Watchlist Tab and activate Enable AniList. enable AniList on Kaito

2. Press Click to authorize… authorizing Kaito with AniList

Follow the on-screen instructions to authorize your account.

For AniList, you’ll have to visit the URL shown on screen to get your authorization token. Once you got the token, go back to Kodi and enter your username, authorization token and press the Authorize button.

On some android devices you may need to use a remote control app like Kore or Yatse to copy and paste the authorization token.

3. Go back to the Watchlist Tab,  enable Update Watchlist and set Watchlist to update to AniList. Press OK to save the changes. enable watchlist update

4. Your custom watchlist will appear on top of the Kaito main menu. access your cloud watchlist with Kaito

3. Kaito Settings Overview

Finally, we are going to take a look at the Settings Menu on Kaito. The Settings Menu contains 5 categories: General, Playback, Sort & Filter, Accounts, and Watchlists.

To open the Settings Menu go to Kaito’s main menu, select Tools, and press on Open Settings Menu.

3.1 General

Change the anime title language and other interface settings.

Kaito settings, general tab is selected

Title LanguageRomanji / English
Enable Search HistoryYes / No
Interface
Separate Subs and Dubs(off)
Set Content Types(off)
Language Invoker Options
Re-Use Language Invoker StatusDisabled
Toggle Re-Use Language Invoker 

3.2 Playback

Choose between selecting sources or auto-playing videos, customize the Playing Next, and Skip Intro dialogs.

General
Movie Play Style (1)Source Select / Auto Play
Episode Play Style (1)Source Select / Auto Play
Auto try next link on resolve failure (Source Select)(On)
Audio
Preferred Audio Stream (Dual Audio)jpn / eng
Playing Next Dialog
Enable Playing Next Dialog(On)
– Minimum Seconds Left Before Showing Dialog90
– Default Action if Nothing SelectedPlay / Pause
Skip Intro Dialog
Enable Skip Intro Dialog(On)
– Seconds to skip86

(1) When playing content, Source Select will display a lists of all the found sources and it’ll let you choose a file to play, on the other hand, Auto Play will automatically play the first source on the list.

3.3 Sort & Filter

You can Customize max resolution and other sorting options. You should adjust the filters according to your preferences if you’re using Auto Play.

Kaito settings, Sort & Filter tab is selected

Source Filters
Max Resolution4K / 1080p / 720p / NA
Hide HEVC items (1)(Off)
Hide Dub Sources (2)(Off)
Sort Sourcing
Sort Sources MethodTorrents / Embeds
Enable Tertiary Dub Sort Preference (3)(Off)

(1) Use Hide HEVC items on old devices that aren’t capable of decoding x265 video. If playback stutters a lot and audio gets out of sync frequently try enabling this option.

(2) Use Hide Dub Sources to remove dubbed videos from scraped sources and keep only files with original language audio.

(3) Enable Tertiary Dub Sort Preference will give priority to dubbed videos, use this together with Auto Play if you prefer watching dubbed anime.

3.4 Accounts

Authorize your Debrid account.

Kaito settings, Accounts tab is selected

Premiumize
Enable Premiumize…(Off)
Premiumize Username 
Authorize Premiumize… 
– Premiumize Priority10
– Inspect Cloud Files on Scrape(Off)
Real-Debrid
Enable Real-Debrid(Off)
Authorize Real-Debrid… 
– Real-Debrid Priority10
– Inspect Cloud Files on Scrape(Off)
AllDebrid
Enable AllDebrid(Off)
AllDebrid Username 
Authorize AllDebrid… 
-All-Debrid Priority10

3.5 Watchlist

Set up your AniList, Kitsu, or MyAnimeList account to track watched episodes and access your custom anime lists.

Kaito settings, Watchlist tab is selected

General
Update Watchlist(Off)
– Watchlist to updateMAL / Kitsu / AniList
AniList
Enable AniList(Off)
– Username: 
– Token: 
– Click to Authorize… 
List settings… 
– Sort by:Progress / Last Updated / Last Added / Score
Kitsu
Enable Kitsu(Off)
– Username: 
– Email: 
– Password: 
– Click to Login… 
List settings… 
– Sort by:Title / Date Updated / Progress
– How titles will be displayedCanonical / Romanized / English
MyAnimeList
Enable MyAnimeList(Off)
– Username: 
– Click to Authorize… 
List settings… 
– Sort by:Anime Title / List Score / Last Updated / Anime Start Date

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