With the ever ending craze for anime, I made my mind to write about Crunchyroll. It is an online community for the international audience and is all about the streaming anime videos from different genres like drama, anime, music, and other contents that one usually gets to see on TV.
It is known to be Ellison’s subsidiary which is owned by the Chernin Group. It offers its viewers more than 800 shows of anime, 50 titles of manga and over 200 of Asian dramas. But all of these are not distributed throughout the world due to the restrictions in licensing.
It all started in the year 2006 as a profit seeking video streaming and upload site which hosted the video content of East Asia. The major investor of Crunchyroll is Otter Media.
How Much Is Crunchyroll?
The Premium Subscription allows in streaming the shows and one can also read the comics Without any ads and interruptions. The subscriptions can be canceled anytime.
One can simply enjoy the shows at a resolution of 1080/720p. One can also try the free trial of 14 days.
The Premium subscribers are offered with two Guest Passes of 48 hours every month which can be shared with friends and close ones for helping them to experience Crunchyroll.
One can stream few of the comics and shows for free. Premium+ Membership is the costliest tier for a subscription. It includes some extras with the premium membership.
Crunchyroll Free & Paid
With the free versions, one can only go through a limited section of the popular anime shows, dramas, and mangas and can get to know what the story is all about.
On the other hand, with the paid versions one can go through the latest episodes of the different shows but for viewing them, he should also have the latest flash player.
Crunchyroll Membership Plans
1. The Free Membership
Crunchyroll provides the users with limited anime, drama, and manga. Here, one gets to view the ads during manga and the videos. It generally streams on different devices with a standard definition of 480p. Standard customer support is also provided.
2. The Premium Membership
Plan costs $6.95/month. It provides all the access to the dramas and animes. The latest episodes of the simulcast shows can be enjoyed immediately after an hour of the Japanese broadcast. It provides access to all the Manga and all contents are streamed without any ads.
Right now, I’m using this Premium membership, that cost $6.95/month
High definition videos of 1080p and 720p and they can be streamed almost on all devices. One can also get discounts from the Crunchyroll Store. The email support is also a premium with immediate response.
3. The Premium+Membership
Plan costs $11.95/month and one gets access to all anime, drama, and manga without any advertisements. The latest episodes of the simulcast shows are broadcasted immediately after an hour of the Japanese broadcast. It streams high definition videos of 1080p and 720p almost on all devices.
With the premium email support, one also gets guaranteed response as they are given priority. One also gets to enjoy the discounts from the Crunchyroll Store and the US citizens enjoy free shipping an all the eligible products.
Perks and VIP conventions also come along with this membership for all the events of Crunchyroll. One also gets to enjoy the entry into the exclusive contests along with the premium and virtual badge.
Devices Crunchyroll Support
- Wii U
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- Apple iOS
- PlayStation Vita
- Windows Phone
- Roku Box
- Apple TV
With the Crunchyroll App, one can easily watch the Asian drama and the Japanese animes absolutely for free. According to reviews, it has been declared as the best anime app ever as it has a great collection of animes. To many, paying the monthly subscription fees is like having a small trip to McDonald’s.
The user interface of Crunchyroll is not that interesting as per the opinion of the audience. On an average basis, the rating that the app gets is 3.8.
One can get to enjoy a variety of animes from the different devices which are compatible with Crunchyroll. Although the application is free, one can buy the premium services for getting the additional benefits of getting HD content and removing the ads.