How to install Otaku on Kodi – Anime add-on [2024]

Otaku is an addon that allows you to stream anime on Kodi. It is the successor of Kaito Beta, and it offers many great features like continuous playback, anime airing calendar, subbed and dubbed categories, skip intro and next episode dialogues, and more.

This addon can find anime movies and episodes on websites that are freely available on the internet. A premium account is not required to use Otaku, but using a Real Debrid, Premiumize or All Debrid account will get you more sources and better quality videos.

In this guide, we are going to install Otaku in Kodi. Let’s get started!

1. Install Otaku 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. Install Hooty’s Repository

Let’s add a link to Otaku’s official source on Hooty’s GitHub page, This allows 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 in the top box and repository.hooty on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. adding a link to Hooty's repository for Otaku Kodi add-on

Now that we’ve added the source, let’s use it to download and install the repository zip file.

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

You’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select repository.hooty. accessing hooty's source

8. Click on to download and install the repository. installing Hooty's repository

1.2. Install Otaku add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download Otaku and its dependencies.

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

10. Select Hooty’s Repository. Hooty's Kodi repository

11. Press Video add-ons. video add-ons category on Hooty's repository

12. Select Otaku. Otaku video add-on on Hooty's repo

13. Press the Install button. installing Otaku Kodi addon

14. Press OK to install the add-on and its dependencies. Wait a couple of seconds for the installation process to finish. Otaku addon dependencies

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

16. Use the add-on’s menu to find your favorite anime. Otaku main menu, Airing Anime Calendar category is selected

All done! Now you’re ready to stream anime on Kodi with Otaku.

2. Customize Otaku

Let’s take a look at some customizations for the add-on. These steps are not required, but some users might find them useful.

2.1. Change anime title language

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

1. Select Tools on Otaku’s main menu. Kaito main menu, Tools category is selected

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

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

2.2. Select preferred audio language

Some videos have many audio channels for different languages. Setting a preferred audio stream will make sure to play the correct audio track on multi-language videos.

1. Select Tools on Otaku’s main menu. Kaito main menu, Tools category is selected

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

3. Go to the Playback Tab and change Preferred Audio Stream (Dual Audio)  and the other preferences to your liking. Press OK to save the changes. Select a default language for videos with multiple audio tracks on Otaku

2.3. Manually selecting sources

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

1. Select Tools on Otaku’s main menu. Kaito main menu, Tools category is selected

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

3. Go to the Playback Tab, change Movie Play Style and Episode Play Style to Source Select. Press OK to save the changes. Change the play style on Otaku Kodi addon

3. Using Real Debrid with Otaku

Using a premium Debrid account with Otaku is not required, but it will help you find more sources and better quality videos.

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.

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.

1. Select Tools on Otaku’s main menu. Kaito main menu, Tools category is selected

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

3. Make sure the Accounts tab is selected. Activate Enable Real-Debrid and press Authorize Real-Debrid.authorize Otaku with Real Debrid

4. Copy the authorization code. Real Debrid authorization code for Kaito Kodi addon

5. Using a web browser, visit and enter the authorization code. (You must be logged into your Real Debrid account). enter real debrid authorization code

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

Back on Kodi, you’ll see a success notification. Otaku can now access premium sources.

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  • 7 months ago

    You don’t need a premium account from Real Debrid, Premiumize, or All Debrid to use Otaku. It works without these for me at the time of this post.

    • 7 months ago

      Hi, you’re absolutely right. I don’t know why I thought a premium account was required. I have updated the article, thanks!