The word anime can be translated as “animation from Japan”. however, it is not so simple.
When you hear “anime” you can imagine cartoon characters with large eyes, colorful eyes and a specific style.
Today let’s look at the description of one of the websites (CrunchyRoll) where we can watch the original anime.
What is CrunchyRoll?
Crunchyroll – an American website dealing with legal streaming of anime and Asian dramas. It was founded in 2006. Popular pages on the site have the original Japanese soundtrack and subtitles. Content available on Crunchyroll can be viewed up to 1080p.
Currently, Crunchyroll is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Russian, Arabic and Japanese.
Subtitles are available depending on the series: English (always available), Spanish in European and Latin America, Portuguese in European and Latin America, French, Italian, German, Arabic, Russian.
History of CrunchyRoll
Initially, the site acted in violation of copyrights, covered by the establishment of cooperation with TV Tokyo in 2009, removed all unlicensed materials.
Since then, the site has been successively gathering the catalog every season to legally create titles. In December 2013, the site acquired a new investor: The Chernin Group.
The transaction is not subject to changes in the management of the site and is estimated at about $ 100 million. In August 2018, The Chernin Group was bought by Otter Media (WarnerMedia).
List of platforms on which crunchyroll is available:
- Windows phone,
- PlayStation 4(ps4),
- PlayStation 3(ps3),
- PlayStation Vita
- Wii U,
- Xbox One,
- Xbox 360,
- Apple TV,
Crunchyroll has yet to create an app for the Nintendo Switch.
Some available titles available on CrunchyRoll
What shows are on Crunchyroll? Depending on the country, Crunchyroll offers titles such as those in the list below:
- Alice to Zoroku
- Arpeggio of Blue Steel
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
- Ace Attorney
- Digimon Adventure tri
- Demi-chan wa Kataritai
- Dragon Ball Super
- Eve no Jikan
- Eyeshield 21
- Fairy Tail
- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya
- Flying Witch
- Gabriel DropOut
- Gundam 00
- G Gundam
- Gundam Build Fighters / Gundam Build Fighters Try
- Gundam Seed
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- Gundam Unicorn Re:0096
- Gundam Wing
- Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
- Gatchaman Crowds
- Golden Time
- Great Teacher Onizuka
- Grisaia no KajitsuHayate no Gotoku!
- Hitsugi no Chaika
- Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou
- Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
- Kidō Senshi Gundam Unicorn RE:0096
- Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans
- Kill la Kill
- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
- KONOSUBA (Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku wo!)
- Little Busters!
- Love Live! School Idol Project
- Masamune-kun no Revenge
- Monster Musume
- Myself ; Yourself
- Naruto Shippuuden
- NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
- Okusama ga Seitokaichou!
- Ore monogatari!!
- Prison School
- Punch Line
- Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano)
- School Days
- Shinryaku! Ika Musume
- Sket Dance
- Skip Beat!
- SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation
- Sword Art Online
- Tegami Bachi
- Terra Formars: Revenge
- Tonari no Seki-kun
- Trinity Seven
- Tsuki ga Kirei
- World Trigger
- Ushio and Tora
- Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
- Yuri!!! On ICE
CrunchyRoll Premium and Free
Crunchyroll allows you to buy a premium account, among others those requiring earlier access to episodes. I.e. in use, immediately after they are broadcast in Japan and the possibility of playing at high speed.
People who do not have a premium account or do not have an account can be available at the beginning of the week after the emission to premium users. Free user watchs video in SD quality, where the video is interrupted by advertising blocks.
Premium membership costs USD 6.95 per month. If you are a true anime fan, a premium account will be worth it to you.
You gain access to the full anime library, no ads with professional subtitles. Another plus of premium membership is access to episodes immediately after their broadcast.
How to cancel Crunchyroll premium membership?
Unsubscribing is easy. However, the cancellation method depends on how you made the payment.
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Go to -> Settings.
- Now Click Payments .
- Under “Preapproved payments” chose Manage preapproved payments.
- Please select the ‘Manage Crunchyroll Payments’ option.
- Select ‘Cancel’ if you wish to stop your recurring Crunchyroll payments through PayPal.
- Click Cancel Profile to confirm your request.
- If you purchased a Premium Membership subscription through iTunes
To cancel premium you need to follow this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098
Credit Card Cancellation:
- Login to the Crunchyroll website
- Over your avatar click Settings.
- Under Membership Status, click Cancel Membership.
- A window will appear to confirm that you want to proceed with cancellation. Click OK.
- Now you can select Cancel Recurring Payments (if you want to keep your free subscription) or Cancel Premium Membership (if you want to completely delete your Crunchyroll account).
The easiest way is to buy a premium subscription or install an adblock(Check tutorial how do it https://adlock.com/blog/how-to-remove-ads-from-crunchyroll/ )
At the beginning, the service is slow when a new episode appears. The reason is that the servers are used to their full potential, which proves that the site is very popular.
If you don’t want to pay for the premium accounts you can use guest pass to access premium.
Changing the username is not possible. However, there is a way to get a new name. You should delete your current account and then register with the name you want to use.
There are several options to watch CrunchyRoll with friends
1. Kast.gg: A Shared Browser to Watch Anything
2. Plug.Dj YouTube Party Everyone Can Participate In
3. yudofu.com/home Yudofu is a social network where you can create your own club, chat amongst friends as well as stream videos, share audio, and pictures!
Crunchyroll doesn’t have typical telephone support. for any technical issues please use the forum form on this page
Alternatives to Crunchyroll
One of the most popular alternatives to Crunchyroll is Funimation. Both sites specialize in anime and are the most popular.
Crunchyroll vs Funimation
If you prefer dubbed anime, Funimation will be the better choice for you. however if you want to be up to date and watch the latest anime then definitely choose Crunchyroll.