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Satiate your anime cravings with the streaming service Crunchyroll

It has reduced its price and intends to increase its collection as well as add Hindi-dubbed material in order to strengthen its position in India

Sukanya Basu Published 01.09.22, 05:18 AM

Even though Crunchyroll sounds like your artsy breakfast platter, it is an American subscription video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service that focuses on the distribution, development and licensing of Japanese anime and dorama series. One of the most popular anime streaming services, Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 by a group of alumni of the University of California, Berkeley.

If you’ve ever wondered where you could watch Attack of the Titans, Boruto or Naruto Shippuden, The Telegraph tells you that there is a single location where you can do just that. So click away as we dive deeper into the aspects of this unique anime-centric site.

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As we bore into Netflix, Disney Hotstar and other popular streaming sites, we often wonder whether we would really get to see our favourite animes elsewhere when we cannot find it on the above-mentioned sites anymore. Crunchyroll has got your back.

Perks & Vice

As soon as you are left dangling between the overlord and the young hero, you often worry when the next episode will be released and you spend your evenings searching for methods to find out. You may see a list of upcoming simulcasts on Crunchyroll’s website, along with the date, time, and episode number. It also lists old shows, the top shows, latest news and a table of contents to your privilege. A really charming way to satisfy your Itachi and Naruto crave is to stream it online at Crunchyroll.

Do you agree that it seems like a stunning location? However, there is a caveat to every situation. Many anime fans find it a bit inconvenient that some series and episodes require a paid subscription since they want to be able to view every episode for free. This is because specific series and episodes are exclusive to premium subscription services.

Effect on the Indian Market

The anime streaming service has reduced its price and intends to increase its collection as well as add Hindi-dubbed material in order to strengthen its position in India. Subcribers will pay in local currency rather than in US dollars, the firm said on July 18 as part of its goal to lower pricing in roughly 100 nations and territories. Crunchyroll president Rahul Purini said in a statement that “there is a big desire for anime in India with a rising number of fans who are seeking more of what they love”.

So there has been a silver lining after all. The implementations of this policy might encourage Indians more and more to easily access and find more content in their anime whereabouts. Anime culture has been growing rapidly across the world, and as a matter of fact, India is second, after China, in the list of countries where anime is enjoyed the most. On an average, 73 per cent of Indians watched anime in 2020 and the number grows each year as they dive deeper into their favourite character depictions.

Another question frequently asked by anime lovers is, where the site stands on mangas?

In order to see most anime, you’ll need to pay for a membership on the app store or the Google Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS to access the Online Manga App. Previously, most animes were available for free, but now, except the first chapter, most are locked. This is due to new licencing laws and the current political climate in India. If you live in India, you may join Crunchyroll Premium for Rs 79 per month, or Rs 99 for the super fan subscription.

    Alternatives to Crunchyroll

    • Funimation: Can be accessed by VPN, but it is a reliable source of anime streaming with great shows and lesser interruptions.
    • Anime Dao-Tv: New shows like Attack on Titan may be found on this anime streaming service. The quality and speed of the streaming are excellent, and there are less annoying adverts to contend with.
    • Gogo anime: A free site that allows you to access anime without signing up. However, it is not legally pursued and might have better alternative sites.
    • 9anime: One of the most popular anime streaming sites is 9anime, which will allow you to watch subtitled and dubbed anime for free. It provides free access to every episode of every anime series, old and new. Pop-up adverts, on the other hand, may be a nuisance.
    • Anime Planet: Does not require a VPN but an account to access shows, and is a great alternative to Crunchyroll.

    Top-Ranking anime on crunchy roll

    • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
    • That time I got reincarnated as a slime: An Unexpected Quest
    • Tokyo Revengers: Tainted Nostalgia
    • My Dress Up Darling: Cosplay and Legacy
    • Cowboy Bebop: A western in space
    • Attack on Titan
    • Naruto: Shippude
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