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Country of Origin
United States

Launch Date
May 14, 2006

Kun Gao, James Lin, Brandon Ooi, Vu Nguyen

Most Popular Shows on Crunchyroll
Naruto, Boruto, One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen

Crunchyroll, when you think about watching any new and popular series, mostly Anime in our favorite language, it’s one of the streaming platforms that comes to mind. Whether it is an Anime or Manga series in Japan, they are also available on Crunchyroll, and all the anime series are simulcast on Crunchyroll.

So, no one from outside Japan or foreign countries has trouble watching the series live. Crunchyroll is an OTT platform that is available around the world. But some people from outside America have trouble finding their favorite series or show.

Some shows are not available in their countries due to their country’s restrictions, but you can watch the restricted series or shows in your country using VPN software. Mostly, it is known for the Anime series. By taking a subscription to Crunchyroll, you can watch the simulcast series and all the available series on Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll History

Crunchyroll was founded by Kun Gao, James Lin, Brandon Ooi, and Vu Nguyen, California University, Berkeley graduates on May 14, 2006. Collaborating with Funimation, made significant development in Crunchyroll from 2016 to 2018. So far, Funimation is the parent company of Crunchyroll. But Sony bought Funimation in 2018 for $143 million by taking its 95% stake in Funimation. But Otter Media bought Crunchyroll after the Funimation contract, and after that, in August 2018, AT&T, which is in partnership with Warner Media, bought Otter Media along with Crunchyroll.

So, around two years later, Sony Pictures Entertainment bought Crunchyroll from AT&T and Warner Media for $1.175 billion in December 2020. So, now Funimation and Crunchyroll have merged as Crunchyroll LLC and have collaborated with other companies like Viz Media, Fuji TV, Cartoon Network, Toonami, Warner Bros, etc., since 2006. Crunchyroll and Funimation make anime titles and use them in their companies from each other to develop the company.

More importantly, Crunchyroll is associated with AJA (The Associated Japanese Animations) and made a name itself as Crunchyroll Hime. Crunchyroll makes the titles, and sometimes it releases the anime titles through different distributors like Viz Media, Discotek Media, Sentai Filmworks Ani, plex, etc. But by collaborating with other companies and media, Crunchyroll made significant progress in its development and made a name for itself in anime and manga.

The main headquarters is located in San Francisco, California, US. As it is located in the American region, all Americans can access and watch all the animes, mangas, shows, and series available on Crunchyroll until now. But some countries like Japan, the UK, New Zealand, China, and most of the Asian Or African countries because due to licensing issues and the country’s cooperation.

Crunchyroll Genres

As we always watch animes on Crunchyroll, there are other available series, like Asian dramas, around 200-300, and manga titles are like 100. But there are 1000+ anime shows available on Crunchyroll, and they have a popular series and all animes as a Library. You know we always wanted to watch new animes which are coming out. So, our hype is constantly increasing with Crunchyroll. There are other streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, but it is only one of the best to enter into our dream anime Worlds.

But let’s think about why Crunchyroll is the most popular streaming platform. We can conclude that all our favorite series, like Naruto, one-piece and Dragon Ball, which are our childhood shows, and Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisen, etc. are available in dub and sub-language along with high-quality. More importantly, they are simulcasted. So, it is like a careoff address for the animes. Most of the animes were created in Japan, and the Japanese animation studios are giving tough competition in the animation field to develop popular and visual animes that connect people’s hearts.

Crunchyroll also publishes its original series as Crunchyroll Originals, established in Feb 2020. Crunchyroll makes its series by directing or producing anime series. So, it owns the original content rights to publish. For the manga part, Crunchyroll published its manga series in 2013 in over 170 countries and all the nations. These manga series are also simultaneously published with the original release, mainly in Japan, because most of the mangas are released from Japan only. It is made as Crunchyroll manga, similar to anime and dramas.

The top mangas in Crunchyroll manga are Restaurant to Another World, Inside Mari, Genshin Impact, Tales of Wedding Rings, Knights and Magic, etc. If you want drama, you are at the right place because Crunchyroll has all types of dramas you are looking for and a wide range of series where you can watch your favorite series.

Crunchyroll also provides games for gaming fans to bring the gaming experience and visual effects to all fans worldwide. Popular games like One Punch Man: World, Streetfighter duel, The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden, Bloodline: The Last Royal Vampire and others have given gaming experience to the fans, and they have massive popularity worldwide.

Popular Shows

In Crunchyroll, there are top shows that have massive popularity around the world. Here are some popular shows: One of the most popular shows is My Hero Academia, which received Crunchyroll awards, and top shows like One Piece, Naruto, Fate series, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball, and other best anime series are made fans’ childhood with the best entertainment. Our favorite shows always keep the hype; they give the most popular anime series and the latest animes without any delays. So we don’t have to worry about watching in time.

But as time flows, new animes, mangas, and series come up with big waves that break the internet, like Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Hunter x Hunter, Attack On Titan, Vinland Saga, etc. For the user’s better experience, Crunchyroll made well-organized sections dividing the fan’s interest according to the latest animes in popular series and alphabetical order.

Crunchyroll Subscriptions

As we xpected, it’s popularity made a massive competition with other companies. So, Crunchyroll has paid subscriptions, and you can watch for free also, Still, for the latest and most popular series, a subscription is best to enjoy without interference, like ads, and you can download your favorite series. The newest report on Crunchyroll stated that around million people are using Crunchyroll, and 5 million users are paid subscribers. But most of the content is accessible to all over the world.

If you are thinking about subscriptions, don’t worry. Each country has diconsidering. So you can get your subscription without any trouble. As for Crunchyroll, Fan subscription Mega fan and ultimate fan subscriptions are available, with each having login and offline viewing devices.

In Crunchyroll, available plans are a fan subscription for $7.99, a Mega fan for $9.99, and an ultimate fan for $14.99; in other countries, it will affect plan prices. You may wonder why a subscription is better, but some features are available in paid and not in free membership.

In Crunchyroll plans, the Fan subscription has added free viewing only for one device; in Mega Fan, it has added free offline viewing for four instruments, and the simulcast is available. In Ultimate Fan, you can get all previous plans with six devices viewing,, and more importantly,, there are some goodies and exceptional customer services available.

Supporting Devices

The Crunchyroll is available on all the devices which we often use. It supports all mobile devices like Android, iOS/iPods and Windows Phone. It is also available for people who watch with their family, like smart TVs like Sony and Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, and others like Nvidia Shield TV.

Suppose you are a gaming fan, no need to be upset because Crunchyroll is also available in, there are game cke Xbox and PlayStations like Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. You can use any device for Crunchyroll, and with the latest editions, Crunchyroll gives all the updates and new features for a better experience.

Crunchyroll Expo

Apart from the Crunchyroll publishings, significant events like Crunchyroll expo and anime events are held to improve the publicity and for the fan’s entertainment. The events happened constantly with different types of expos like musical fests, virtual expos, Home’s cosplay cup, and new anime premiers. It started in Feb 201Home’srunchyroll Expo (CRX). Crunchyroll Expo has all kinds of themes in animes, mangas, dramas, and cosplays. People go to the expo by cosplaying as their favorite anime characters. It offers a wide range of ofrchandise, which is rare. The expo consists of 30-40 Crunchyroll members and celebrities like directors, voice actors, Vtubers, and famous YouTube celebrities as special guests.

Crunchyroll organizes the events with the collaboration and support of some companies and media. In 2017, Crunchyroll organized an inaugural expo with left-field media support. In 2019, with Mappa studios,, it held an expo of the Premiere of Mob Psycho 100 and Blackfox and screening of Dragon Ball movies. In Feb 2023, a flagship event at San Jose is canceled, but expos are held pretty often all over the world. All the new Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) updateworldwide the Crunchyroll Events portal. Crunchyroll has its own merchandise with, all the accessories, products new items ofar anime and manga collections. It has all collections, including famous character sculptures, art booksgroupss, mangas, fandoms, games, and all favorite groups. All the merchandise is available in the Crunchyroll store.

At Crunchyroll Expo, all people gather and participate in different events. Among them are cosplays, publishing, and playing. other fans cosplays their favorite character, and you can enjoy watching them. Because most the people with their friends meet their favorite characters in person, you can enter the anime world. Each Expo has different events, but the entertainment and excitement are always the same. So, if you want to enter the dream world, it is one of the best events. Along with others, you may get some gifts. You can get all the latest and upcoming release information about all the anime at Crunchyroll Expo.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards

In Crunchyroll, popular animes and shows get awards by popularity once a year, and it has started in 2017. With 12 judges, it creates a listanimes and shows categories with each type having six nominees. People can choose and vote for their favorite anime series online in the Crunchyroll portal. Among them, the top candidates are selected as the winners and present the awards. For the past years, Crunchyroll has been conducting these anime awards ceremonies, which have become more popular these days.

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