Anime streaming service Crunchyroll is about to see some big changes. Previously, there have only ever been two tiers to choose from: free or premium. Now, users will be able to choose from one of four tiers to suit their needs. These new tiers range in price from $0 to $15.
First, it’s important to note that the Free tier isn’t going away. Free users will still be able to watch their anime with ads. However, users in this tier still have to wait one week after a new episode’s premiere to watch it. Don’t want any ads interfering with your anime viewing experience? Well, you will want to purchase the Fan tier. For $8 a month, this tier gives you full access to Cruncyroll’s anime library. Additionally, you will get full access to simulcast series the same day that new episodes launch.
If you’re looking for even more content, you may want to check out the Mega Fan tier. For $10 a month you get all of the perks of the Fan tier and the ability for offline viewing of episodes. This tier also grants users access to Crunchyroll’s digital manga library whenever they want. Finally, the Ultimate Fan tier is for those members looking for everything Crunchyroll has to offer. You get everything above as well as an annual swag bag for only $15 a month. If that’s not enough, you also get exclusive access to purchase Ultimate Fan merchandise. You’ll be able to show off your love for anime with all of this exclusive content!
No word on if AT&T is still looking to sell the service to Sony.
You can check out all of the features available for each tier here. Happy anime watching!