When we talk about Japanese pop culture, anime and manga may come to our mind. Nowadays, anime and manga are having a considerable influence on young people all over the world. And Crunchyroll is an American company focusing on streaming anime, manga, and Japanese drama.
Founded in 2006 by a group of young graduates, Crunchyroll is already a company with 15 years’ history. For those 15 years, it achieved to deliver contents to over 100 million users all over the world, and it has offered over 1,000 anime shows, more than 200 Japanese dramas to its users. At present, Crunchyroll’s paid subscribers have already reached 5 million.
On Aug. 9, 2021, Sony announced to acquire Crunchyroll. On Sep. 23, 2021, Crunchyroll announced that they had entered in a partnership with Fuji TV for anime content development and production. And those two moves have enlarged Crunchyroll’s content resources to an even larger scale.
On iOS AppStore, Crunchyroll’s rating is 4.6 out of 5.0, with user reviews of 378.9K. On Google Play, its rating is 3.2 out of 5.0, with 724,795 user reviews and more than 50,000,000 installs. On Amazon, its rating is 4.3 out of 5.0, with 64,242 user reviews.
It seems that Crunchyroll performs better on iOS AppStore and Amazon than on Google Play. And most of the 1-star users on Google Play complain about crashes on their devices.
Most of the updates are bug fixes and performance improvements.
World’s Largest Anime Collection: On Crunchyroll, you can watch more than 1,000 anime titles from the past seasons to the newly arrivals. Classic shows like NARUTO, One Piece, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, new shows like Fena: Pirate Princess, High Guardian Spice, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, etc. No matter what kind of anime fan you are, you can surely find something you want to watch on Crunchyroll with its world’s largest anime collection.
User Friendly Experience: Crunchyroll devotes itself on offering its users a premium experience. You can watch the new episodes only one hour after they air in Japan. You can download the episodes first and enjoy offline viewing. You can browse your favorite genres as all the shows are classified to make exploration easier. And you can also customize your watchlist.
Premium Upgrades: The App offers some free contents and some free features, and others need to be paid. The features like “No ads”, “New episodes one hour after Japan”, “Streaming on up to 6 screens at once”, and “Offline viewing” are only for subscribers. But you can have a 14-day free trial, if you are interested in those features.
- Thanks to Crunchyroll’s large anime collection, anime fans can enjoy themselves no matter what they want to watch.
- It’s user-friendly, incredibly intuitive and easy to navigate with no crashes or issues on most of the devices.
- People love the feature that the episodes can be downloaded, so that they can watch the them even if there’s no internet.
- There are too many ads and nearly nothing to watch if you don’t pay for the subscription.
- The App often crashes on certain devices.