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Stream Japan's most popular anime with Crunchyroll. Watch new shows like Dr. STONE, One Piece, Black Clover, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, Demon Slayer, plus favorites like Dragon Ball Super, Naruto, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, and hundreds more! Plus, watching on Crunchyroll helps support the creators who work to bring you awesome anime every week (Show availability varies by region). Try Crunchyroll Premium FREE for 14 days or start watching your favorite anime now for free. Sign up in the Crunchyroll app! With Crunchyroll Premium, you get: - No ads - New episodes one hour after airing in Japan - Watch on Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Roku – pretty much any internet-connected screen Become a Premium user with in-app purchasing and auto-pay each month. In-App Purchase information: - Subscribe to Premium for only $7.99 per month (amount in USD in US App Store) - Your iTunes Account will automatically be charged after you confirm your subscription - The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your billing period. You can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase - Your iTunes Account will be charged $7.99 monthly for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period - A current subscription cannot be cancelled during an active subscription period - You can find our Privacy Policy at http://www.crunchyroll.com/privacy and Terms of Service at http://www.crunchyroll.com/tos
Ads
by Horton1973 on 2019/12/13 03:39
Way to many ads
WAY TOO MANY ADDS
by bf dhdhdvsbahsb on 2019/12/12 22:24
STOP WITH THE ADDDDDSSSSS
Amazing anime
by Jimzx on 2019/12/12 21:13
Love the way they organize anime list on Crunchyroll solid subscriber here. ❤️❤️❤️
Please, Set the ad level to below 25 ads for 20 minutes
by Bones1976 on 2019/12/12 20:45
I love this app. I really do. I love being able to acces hundreds of different anime’s all on one app but anytime I watch anything, I’m bombarded with advertisements. I understand that I need to purchase premium for the releif of not having to deal with ads but come on. An ad every 60 seconds? I would definitely give this app a 12/10 if you could just tone down the ads a litt- a LOT actually. If the devs read this then hey I am just asking for a little break from ads. :)
Add
by espinal_sm3 on 2019/12/12 19:56
Is a lot it add in de anime and i don't like i dont want paid for this i dont wanne see no add
Should add watch offline feature
by Dr. Thad on 2019/12/12 17:04
!!
Got ripped off
by ummmster on 2019/12/12 06:25
Didn’t get ads off just took my money didn’t even refund
N
by weeado 37080 on 2019/12/12 04:13
If you want it don’t have an iPhon
I love it!
by Kalub G on 2019/12/12 03:21
I love how for a free account you can watch all the videos someone else can but you have ads, and some people may complain how many ads there are. I think the ads are fine because it gives you about 3 10-second ads and it’s only 30 seconds plus it’s usually on anime so they’re not boring. Also, the ads are masterfully placed so I have no issues with them.
JoJo part 5
by pyfudjbf on 2019/12/12 02:15
They could tone it down with the amount of ads, but I love the service. I know you can pay to get rid of them, but I’m cheap. They truly do have almost every anime ever, including my all time favorite, Jojos bizzare adventure (parts 1-5). And I love the captioning system. It’s not just a box, it’s fitted into the show itself. Great idea. Again, a few less ads would make this a 5 star app.
Great app for premium users
by LEZnivek on 2019/12/12 01:34
I have been a premium user for about two years or so now and I can honestly say paying the monthly fee for good HD quality anime and different genres to watch from is worth it. Overall the app is amazing however theirs definitely room for improvement. I’d love to see you guys implement some type of extra features into the app especially for premium users.For example, adding a skip intro button. I love the intros songs they are amazing don’t get me wrong BUT when your binge watching a show you’ll get tired of the intros.(it also saves my time from my busy schedule) I’d also wish their was a download feature like Netflix has to be able to watch offline. I work in a place with terrible service connection and It would really be amazing to see a feature like that. Other then I have no complaints.I really hope you could get back to me or read what I have to say and add it into Crunchyroll (hopefully sooner then later)that would make it a five star app to me anyways thank you :)
THE BEST
by nútēłæ on 2019/12/12 00:37
This is one of the best apps for anime! I love it so much,if your willing to see a couple of adds,that is...
WAY TO MANY ADDS! And other stuff...
by fnaf? on 2019/12/12 00:37
There’s a lot of adds and I keep trying to put a password but it won’t let me I do it so many times it still fails. I still like the Anime tho..(even tho it starts it over when I exit -._-.)
Amazing
by Anthony morangelli on 2019/12/11 23:54
I love coming home and watching some anime this is the perfect place to do it
Pros and cons
by kawaichan_58 on 2019/12/11 22:22
First off this is a great app . All me and my weeb friends love it ! I’ll start off with some of the pros . One: you get to watch anime on the go this is great with all the sports going on and all the long car rides it gives me something to do . Two: all the anime I could ever imagine, there’s tons of anime’s to watch so when the one I’m watching a anime and it ends there plenty more to watch . Three: it’s a nice thing to put on and watch while I paint or draw . Four : there’s even a shop to get all the anime things I would ever need. Now there is one con about this . There’s lots of adds in the middle of the show . But I give this app 4/5 stars it’s amazing!
Amazing app but one concern
by jdkdkskskes on 2019/12/11 19:59
This app is amazing I would recommend this to all the anime people out there but there is one concern I have of it that some of the anime’s I really wanna watch are not on there like Habzin hotel I would like for you to get this app but please add habzin hotel
It’s good
by Rockalloo85 on 2019/12/11 05:31
If you have the subscription then it’s nice, my only complaint is that I wish that it was more user friendly, like on laptop you’re forced to skip 15 seconds at a time, YouTube is a good example of doing this right by letting you change the skip button from 5 seconds to 10 to 15 etc, I wish it had more customization like that to make watching easier (Other than dark mode)
Too many ads
by Mitcheleno on 2019/12/11 04:36
This app smothers you with about 22 ads (I counted this actual number) per video in an attempt to make you buy an ad-free subscription
Options
by Wolfie# on 2019/12/11 01:19
I wish there was an English version or an English subtitles option and no adds
Language adjust
by naerosado on 2019/12/11 00:16
Please put English as a language subtitle are boring sometimes
No dubs
by kindasilent on 2019/12/10 22:54
Honestly, I like to watch this and look at my phone and do other stuff, but I can’t find a way to dub in English, uninstalled and cancelled premium, couldn’t find an option for English even after defaulting it in settings
To many ads
by Knxcks on 2019/12/10 20:37
To many
Please add comments
by binarygamer1001 on 2019/12/10 18:23
After I watch my show I want to read the comments to get hype for next week or the next ep
This app is terrible
by Mythical Snipe1 on 2019/12/10 15:57
There is so many ads. It’s like after ad after ad after ad and after ad. I can’t enjoy watching my favorite anime when there’s so many ads.
Good
by dumy thick daddy on 2019/12/10 14:02
It is the best app for anime 😄
TO MANY ADS!!!
by kqsdh on 2019/12/10 13:38
I can barely use the app when I get an ad after an ad. I would give this 5 stars but the adds are just so annoying.
THE ADS
by Poopysoodo on 2019/12/10 12:06
Love Crunchyroll, but there should be an option to where you pay for the monthly subscription AND don’t get ads. I’ll be watching an anime and all of a sudden there will be like 10 ads in a row. WTH.
Ad to video ratio
by James gdgduvdgsgdvdgdgdgyd on 2019/12/10 04:41
The overwhelming number of ads is outrageous, the money gained claimed to “to to the anime community” while in reality it is just funneled into expos and other miscellaneous things. Getting around 10+ ads per episode really is demolishing the experience. The amount of ads should be reduced to a minimum 2 ads per ad chunk. Making it so in total it would be around 7 ads per episode at the VERY least (which in my opinion is still unacceptable). There needs to be a rival to Crunchyroll, without it Crunchyroll will dominate the anime community and rule with an iron fist as it increases the price of things and keeps the overwhelming amounts of ads. A competitor would make it so Crunchyroll would want to be more Pro-Consumer and want to improve the state of things so they keep getting viewers opposed to losing them to a rival platform. Much like AMD and Intel.
I can’t even make an account
by assasinsrule on 2019/12/10 03:51
I can’t make an account it says account info error and I have never made an account before and the ads need to be fixed like I had to watch 6 ads just to start the video and then had to watch like 10 more it’s annoying
Too many adds
by almost best thing ever on 2019/12/10 02:28
Ok so I love the app...but can you take it easy on the adds? At least make them shorter...? I watched a minute of MHA and I got two adds! Please tune it down on it please! My friends are on season 5 when I’m on 1 because of this. Please read this, thank you.
Stuck
by The worst 456321 on 2019/12/10 01:58
This is a five star app,but right now when I get on and clock a show,the add that supposed to pop up just stays at a white screen without working,this also happened yesterday.If this gets fix,five star app.Edit,I restarted my whole phone and it worked
Gets the job done
by Ivan the Fourth (xyz) on 2019/12/09 21:29
Crunchy Roll iOS app review Pros: queue system will put the episode for next season on even if you didn’t know there was more to go. (Thought I was done watching Overlord after season 1 but now thankfully watched up to season 3) Cons: Not intuitive; each show title doesn’t open up to its own header info and episode list with description (think Netflix) and search engine feels slightly underpowered Clunky playback features; I press the arrow back to rewind 10 sec and want to pause it a few sec after the rewind because I can’t read the subtitles fast enough but it won’t let me — it has the “loading” symbol during the playback time period. And the only work-around to it is to minimize the play window to mini screen and then you can pause it — but if you make the window big again it won’t let you pause. Overall: I still rather watch toons on iOS than web browser. And I’m thankful that some of my favorite titles are on here. The mechanics of the app just need some improvements.
Buggy app
by CarloC894 on 2019/12/09 19:35
I bought their monthly premium subscription but it still gives me ads. Then I found out that I’m still a basic member on the app even though I am being charged 7.99 per month on the App Store subscriptions. I would not recommend this app since it has bugs on the subscription side of it
Great app
by msekndbdbdue on 2019/12/09 15:53
Overall it’s great but there’s just one thing...having more than one person on an account makes it really hard to find the show you were watching in history so maybe you could add a folder option so that people can easily find where they left off
yeah
by ^mythest on 2019/12/09 15:28
I like this app. It has anime. Yay.... uh. It’s good
💯💯
by Fade305 on 2019/12/09 12:33
💯💯💯
ads
by ivory_wyd on 2019/12/09 07:08
too many ads
Very glitchy
by Kanonz on 2019/12/09 05:13
Glitchy
Good, but glitchy
by The Medium Apple on 2019/12/09 04:52
The app can be a little glitchy, it will occasionally freeze and reboot. Overall, a good app with great content.
Don’t download this
by Poop1997 on 2019/12/09 04:30
A garbage app. 3 ads before you can watch the show, 3 adds in middle of the show, and of course 3 adds before you can finish the show. If you enjoy watching ads more than the show, this is for you. Just don’t even waste time downloading this garbage.
Too many adds
by cjdjtuuuysj on 2019/12/09 04:20
It’s impossible to enjoy your show because of all the ads throughout the episode
TOO MANY ADS
by DonutLizard on 2019/12/09 02:44
JESUS HOW DESPERATE ARE YOU GUYS FOR MONEY 😂😤
Penis
by 16 bit gamer on 2019/12/09 01:06
Needs less ads
Too many ads
by reese098876 on 2019/12/09 00:46
I think crunchyroll’s good app to watch anime’s n stuff. But there’s wayy too many ads every time i tap an episode and everytime i do it gives me like 16 ads per episodes which i hate so much. Like crunchyroll nobody want that piece of crap. Like for me its okay to have like 3 ads but dude freaking 16 per each episode(i counted) like thats aggravating me sooo much.
No title
by liltony1199 on 2019/12/09 00:16
I like the anime but on thing is that you make use watch adds
Love it but way too many ads
by 🐯📀Taytay📀🐯 on 2019/12/08 23:12
I absolutely love this app, my only complaint is that there are way too many ads. I wish they would change that
Eh
by my nickname is Lukas on 2019/12/08 22:54
Cool
Good App but Ad overload!
by alymond on 2019/12/08 20:12
So I love Crunchyroll, but there is something that annoys me greatly. Anyone who uses Crunchyroll and doesn’t have a subscription can probably understand this but the Ads are horrible. The quality is fine, what is shown is fine ( even though most things just repeat themselves ) but the amount is obnoxious. Like, I have to watch from 3 to 7 ads just to watch the first 5-10 minutes of an episode. It gets REALLY ANNOYING when you spend more time watching ads then the show it’s self. Okay, that’s what I wanted to say. Overall, Crunchyroll is a great app but please fix the ad amount.
The ads
by iusedtolovrthisgame on 2019/12/08 17:35
I love this app so much and I get that it need to make money, but the ads are over the top. Please cut them down a little :)
Awwwsomee
by Thisahme nciess on 2019/12/08 16:47
I love it😊
Free issue
by arjubinnasir on 2019/12/08 09:51
Watching free is like an insult. Too many ads in free ad. It’s so obnoxious.
The very best 🔥
by ThePeepShow on 2019/12/08 09:35
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Please listen
by *enterlennyfacehere* on 2019/12/08 05:16
Ok i like Crunchyroll but the ads are annoying please for the love of god reduce the number of ads or at least let us skip them like YouTube please
PLEASE GIVE US THESE SHOWS!!!
by Yoyo idk on 2019/12/08 04:17
Dragon Ball,Dragon Ball Z, and One Punch Man pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
I am a historian
by Big pp succ on 2019/12/08 03:59
Death note, Naruto, Attack On Titan! I HAVE ACHIEVED ALL KNOWLEDGE!!! HAHAHA*has heart attack*
Ads problem inappropriate
by yeetnoobie on 2019/12/08 01:05
Ok crunchyroll has problems with ads. It freeze up my goddamn phone. I saw a inappropriate ad and almost got in trouble with my parents.also I’m not sure if the ad made crunchyroll glitch to listen to a new anime that I never heard. Pls reduce the ads like seriously
Im paying for ads?!
by Myotonic88 on 2019/12/08 00:38
W
We need Danganronpa!!!
by Batoncat4773 on 2019/12/07 23:24
Okay, there is way too much ads which makes it hard to finish an episode. Next, YOU NEED TO ADD DANGANRONPA!!! I just wanna watch it but I have to get Hulu BUT Hulu doesn’t have season 2 or 3 :(
Ads
by and i oopskskakaksk on 2019/12/07 21:59
If you are going to have ads for anime don’t keep on repeating the same ads. And also lower the ads so there isn’t as many
Ok
by uincorn person on 2019/12/07 21:20
I love this app but there are to many ads
Good app but
by Arch2048 on 2019/12/07 20:50
The app is good and it has many animes you can watch but lately i cant every time i click on one its just simply says that the video is unavailable
Fix ads
by edit_gaot on 2019/12/07 19:37
Can you please fix your ads im getting 4 ads each minute
Anime done right
by Daring dangerous on 2019/12/07 18:26
🕹⌨️💽💾 and fish stick is lackluster lacking. Potty humor has it needs the most vore ? It need nudity on the rated X and toilet.
Important
by mfkkfkfrhkgzcb on 2019/12/07 18:16
Take off adas and more people will use this app
Constant Buffering
by peachymomoe on 2019/12/07 16:42
The app user experience is great overall; however, every time when I skip 10 seconds or go back 10 seconds the buffering always shows up on the videos making me unable to pause the video. This is the only app I’m experiencing this insane amount of buffering on. YouTube, Hulu, Netflix,etc. all work flawless without any buffers. I hope this get fixed soon or I’ll probably cancel my premium subscription from Crunchyroll and stick with illegal streaming services :(.
Fix this issue for iphone6s
by bryna485 on 2019/12/07 15:37
So I got this app so I can see more then Hulu I saw all the options and I saw my favorite so I decided to watch it and it gave me a pop up saying unable to load video I tried something else same thing I’m getting tired of having it happen so please fix it
Impossible to log on to
by iPodAvenger on 2019/12/07 15:29
Send password
Please comment or rate
by zZApolloCc on 2019/12/07 08:34
I would like a English dub only selection, A-Z with genres lastly date as well. It’s not a bad app just needs to add older and new shows. With new shows with dub asap, their are free sites that have (English) dubbed
Downloads
by black10101010 on 2019/12/07 05:44
The ability to download would be nice for offline watching.
The Ads bother me the Most! But I still love Crunchyroll!☺️
by itsyogurlmary234 on 2019/12/07 02:39
Well, I Like watching anime on Crunchyroll! But the problem is, the ads bother me. And I know everyone has been saying that the ads bother them. But if you can decrease the maximum of ads on Crunchyroll then it will fix everyone’s problems! And I mean everyone! And I still love Crunchyroll! I suggest you to watch your favorite Anime on Crunchyroll! But feel free to stop going on Crunchyroll if the ads bother you a lot! 😁
Just too many adds
by Kalibar5 on 2019/12/07 01:54
There like 5 adds in a row
I’m just tryin to see my waifu
by Buzzman ark on 2019/12/07 00:00
Too many adds, I’m just tryin to see my waifu, not three different adds for the same bed or insurance company, please please fix this
Good
by yeyeoejh on 2019/12/06 20:52
Very good
Too Many Ads
by somanytakennnicknames on 2019/12/06 18:32
I would like it if I wasn’t watching a twenty minute episode with ten minute long ads.
Chill on the ads
by peppas-longlost_sis. on 2019/12/06 13:22
Although I do love my anime’s, watching them in here is extremely difficult with the overload amount of ads in one episode. When I first downloaded and was going to watch my hero’s acedamia, when about 2 ads came on. I thought this was normal until about 2 minutes into the anime I got a buttload if 4 ADS until they were finished. Then after that, they kept coming until a total of 10 ads in just one episode. Seriously, need to chill on the ads, Crunchyroll. I think I’ll go back to watching online until this is fixed. Thank you.
Can’t create an account
by Ayato & Jacqui on 2019/12/06 05:25
I’ve attempted to create an account for Crunchyroll and it tells me there’s an error no matter how much I change the password or try using a new email. :/
Need to work on AD loading
by MeTheMonty on 2019/12/06 02:16
It takes longer for the ads to load on ps4 the what am watching it’s so frustrating
Unacceptable
by turtleoiss on 2019/12/06 02:10
It’s a joke how long the ad buffer time is for free users.
Anime fan
by Joe/Josue on 2019/12/06 01:54
This was garbage it keeps lagging and I purchased premium and it still gave me adds garbage
Crunchyroll messes up
by potatoe082496 on 2019/12/06 00:33
I switch payment methods even tho I still uses the apple subscription and it won’t recognize that I have the most expensive package and won’t let me watch the newest episodes or allow me access to anything I have to have a membership for
chill pill with the ads
by blacklightbanana on 2019/12/06 00:22
for real
Too many adds...
by GuineaPigGirl213 on 2019/12/05 21:26
It’s a really good app and I absolutely love it! But it has too many adds like more adds than YouTube and I thought that was impossible!it would be totally perfect if you could just lower down on the adds. Other than that maybe just the lag but it’s amazing!
Kills connection and too many adds
by Vitriol3 on 2019/12/05 18:25
{I use the iPad app} I have had to watch 3x or more the amount of adds compared to using a browser. I have had to watch adds because of mis-clicking, over tapping the screen, or just plain internet problems caused by this application. When the internet problems (caused by this app) occur I have to restart and rewatch the ads. I decided three or so times not to leave a review and to give the app a chance (maybe it was just my internet connection) but the problems continue with the mobile app. I have used it with the Roku app and the application of the roku doesn’t have the same effect on my connection that the iOS version does.
Too many ads
by Itsjosh711 on 2019/12/05 13:13
I understand that ads are needed, mostly for free viewers but I the amount of ads within the first 5 minutes is insane. You can’t control them and it’s locked. Normally you could watch a bit and skip. But nope not with this. They force feed it to you. I literally just took down the app and went to another source. You’ll be watching ads more then the actual show.
Won’t let me use my premium
by Arimatt on 2019/12/05 05:17
Horrible paid 15 dollars for what to see ads How?
Ads
by duck andy on 2019/12/05 04:01
Too much ads
Amazing!!!
by Gingerbread Woman2369 on 2019/12/05 02:23
This is the best way to keep yourself entertained!!!!! :)
Love it! Just my 1 complaint..
by tacocat rainbow suppreme on 2019/12/05 02:13
This app is fantastic! I love it so much! I’m can’t stop watching. I do use the free option because I’m cheap. My literal only complaint is that the ads are a bit to long. I don’t mind TO much but I could do with like, 10,15 second ads. Anyway, if you don’t mind that TO much then I think you should really get this app!!
Awesome!!!
by K3PZ on 2019/12/05 01:10
The Crunchyroll app provides some amazing quality for your favorite anime shows! It provides a nearly seeming endless list of entertaining anime shows and if thats not enough, they provide a low cost subscription that lets people watch new episodes of the latest anime shows an hour after japan! There are some downsides such as the long ads but overall this app is amazing and i recommend this to all anime fans.
ADD
by enakc on 2019/12/05 00:00
If you want to watch your anime for free then no you will sit through 10 adds this will happen 3 times or more in an episode and when you want to leave when there is a add YOU CANT and it’s so hard to just change the language or to add subtitles if you don’t pay 8 dollars a month then you will not watch your show it will take 45 min for a 20 min episode I got 58 adds in a row and I’m still counting so bye
Long load times
by She ydigigigxgxg on 2019/12/04 23:52
Takes forever to load a video, or don’t load it at all
Read it
by a. e. i. o. u. on 2019/12/04 16:59
It keeps saying that the video is not available and it also keeps telling me that I need to check my wifi even though i have wifi
Please
by Adjutant Stormy on 2019/12/04 07:48
Stop asking me for reviews
Does what it’s supposed to do!
by Chkn11 on 2019/12/04 05:29
Enjoy it
This is a serious issue and needs to be fixed
by Aidmom06 on 2019/12/04 04:47
Every time I go onto crunchy roll to watch anime I always seem to get ads, now, I know that that is an issue everyone faces, but (and this may only be with me) every couple weeks or so I get an ad (usually every 1 and a half weeks) that is just a white screen, I try to force close the app, that doesn’t work, I try uninstalling, that AND THAT doesn’t work, so, I’ve resorted to having to make a new account or terminate my old one very time to get it fixed, crunchyroll please fix this.
Need more shows.
by millera1282 on 2019/12/04 04:16
Need to add different shows. Pay too much to still have to go to other websites to watch different anime. Also need to add the movies for the anime.
not
by maya the puppy lover on 2019/12/04 03:04
working grrrrr
Let’s you watch anime
by Austin2kool on 2019/12/04 02:54
The problem I keep having is the constant buffering. I never have this problem on any site or app just but this one
BAD
by AlmondKayla on 2019/12/04 00:57
I downloaded the app and then deleted it because mostly everything you have to be premium.
Some pros and cons
by sk8rboy656 on 2019/07/05 17:05
So I’m going to start with the cons first of an uncontrollable amount of ads when I’m watching anime and I get one or two or even three ads I’m ok with but when I’m watching a 20 to 30 minute episode I’m getting over 10 ads per episode then it’s getting pretty annoying because it’s extremely hard to finish an episode for example I watch a 30 minute episode and I’m getting as many ads as I get it turns from a 30 minute episode to over an hour episode because of how many ads this is a problem you need to fix but what’s good about your app is it has a lot of different choices of anime and a lot of different genres to choose from I enjoy the app a lot but you need to cut the add limit dim from over ten to 3 and under and a lot of your app users would be a lot more satisfied and there would be nothing more to complain about so please fix this bug we would all appreciate it and we would use the app a lot more then trying to dig around the App Store and google play store and even the internet to try and watch our episode because we are so worried about getting as many ads as we are getting so please fix this app and listen to our complaints it would make using your app a lot easier thank you for your time and keep up your good work and good luck for the future.
Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up )
by YouShouldSponsorMe on 2018/09/19 04:28
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying ( I deleted some of the review but now that I have crunchyroll premium it puts a different mood to the anime and it’s super nice, though next time for crunchyroll regular membership, you should add the advertisements to be about that anime if possible or atleast about anime only )
Can’t even contact support
by Fieieiri on 2019/03/31 13:10
I used to have a premium membership about a year ago and decided to renew. I wanted to buy the standard premium membership again but it says on the app that they will give me a 14 day free trial and charge me for the membership after the trial ends, not a problem, I was actually happy about this. The problem is that the trial doesn’t even work. I check my iTunes subscriptions and it says that it is currently active but when I go into the app to watch a show, I still have to watch ads! That’s not even the worst part, whenever the ads start to load, I get a black loading screen, then it just freezes up and won’t do anything unless I force close out of the app. I can’t even watch a video with ads!!! I tried to just buy the membership outright without the 14 day trial since I was going to pay for it anyway, but I can’t get past the 14 day trial offer. Whenever you tap on the button to upgrade your account, it takes you to the 14 day free trial offer( which doesn’t work no matter how many times I retry it) and it won’t let me bypass the offer so I can just buy the membership, it’s like they don’t want my money! I tried contacting support on the “help” section in the app, AND SURPRISE SURPRISE THE APP FREEZES WHEN YOU TRY TO GET TO THE “CONTACT US” PART! I used to love watching my favorite anime on crunchyroll but I don’t think I’ll ever be paying for this service again after spending hours just trying to buy a membership unsuccessfully.
Useless unless you pay
by Gbashi on 2019/03/01 22:03
I honestly wish I could give it less than 1 star. I’ve only been using the app for three days and I have given up. I understand that the app works fine if you pay for a subscription, however, developers should understand that not everyone can afford to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. If they’re going to offer a free alternative and make you watch ads to compensate, the least they could do is make sure the free version actually works- otherwise just don’t offer it! Don’t make people waste their time! The first day this app worked great- I don’t care if I have to watch ads or even if the ads repeat. I understand it’s free so I don’t mind it. However, yesterday, I started to notice that the app freezes whenever an ad is about to play- the screen goes black and that’s it. There is nothing you can do but exit the app and restart it. Initially this only happened a few times, but now it’s to the point I can’t even START watching an episode because it freezes. I can restart the app 12 times (which I have), and it does the exact same thing each time. I’m done. I’m done using this app, wasting my time and dealing with this frustration. And now, even if I could or wanted to, there is NO WAY I’m ever going to give my money to Crunchyroll. If you’re going to give a free service and make it as crappy as possible just to get people to buy the subscription- don't even offer it to begin with. It’s low, a cheap trick. Just don’t.
Several errors and to many adds
by cas_jeager on 2019/07/21 21:22
I love Crunchyroll but the so called “video error” and the “trial error” along with the “connection loss” it gets very annoying, I’m sitting right by my WiFi box and all the sudden a pop up tab shows up in my screen saying that I have lost connection, I clearly had connection as I was connected to the WiFi the whole time but whenever it pops up it won’t let me leave the tab no matter how many times I press retry. The video error is very confusing as I have to stop and sit there for thirty mins to try and find out what the error is, I have tried to restart the app, I have exited out of it and went back in and tried to watch it again but the video error just kept popping back up. Every time I get an error I have to delete the app because the error will just keep coming back up on my screen even though I have done everything to try and get it to stop, I have re downloaded the app at least 19 times and I just got it 2 days ago. And the situation with the adds is stupid, I get 15 to 20 adds every time, I’m only watching 20-30 minute episodes and I spend at least 10 minutes every time watching one round of adds, and the there are 4 rounds of adds in each episode. It gets quite annoying, I hope they figure out something because this is getting annoying
Up front review
by Gee_Pineapple11 on 2018/03/23 13:58
So I’m not going to talk about ads because I've been premium for about 2 years now. If you don’t like ads get premium. It’s 6.99 a month I’m sure you spend that when you go to a fast food restaurant. I’ll talk about the interface, ease of use and how it handles peak time. So I’m giving 4 stars because it’s a good app to watch anime. I use the app about 4x times a week and of those 4 uses 2 I’d say are during peak days (Saturday and Sunday). Since the recent updates I only experienced bad connection a few times and it’s usually Saturday night when dragon ball super simulcast is going on. Somewhat annoyed I wait until the next day cause the entire app was shutdown and of no use. However the few bad times do not outweigh the countless hours of anime I’ve enjoyed over the years. I love that I can have a queue and it keeps track of where I leave off. I love the dark theme interface cause it’s easy on my eyes. I also enjoy that it shows the season we’re currently in and the period seasons for simulcast anime. It even has Korean drama tv which my wife loves. Also as a premium member you’re able to gift a free membership every month to another person. Overall great app.
App with identity crisis
by Bob Kerstetter on 2017/10/22 23:57
Crunchyroll publishes awesome anime. But the app has an identity crisis. Login with a paid subscriber account and everything works great. Five stars. Seriously. It is very well done. But — and this is huge — not everyone can afford the monthly fees and the execution of the advertising ruins the app. No stars. Crunchyroll needs the advertising to fund the delivery of no-cost anime to its free subscribers. It is the TV broadcasting business model. No problem. But the technology used to insert the ads fails to match the quality of the overall app. The ads lock up the app. They also repeat themselves three times in a row in the same ad break. And while the ads are supposed to be targeted to the interests of the viewers, they are not. If Crunchyroll could get the advertising to work correctly, advertising could possibly make more money per user than paid subscriptions. Determining the interests of viewers is pretty easy. You just ask them. Do interesting ads and people will click them. Streaming technology is good enough to never lock up an app. And never repeat ads during the same break. I will never buy a Volvo no matter how many times you run the ad. I'm a Subaru guy. You should already know that. Have Subaru tell me about its awesome technology and I will click the ad to find out more info. Everyone wins — Crunchyroll, advertisers and anime fans. Fix it please.
Uncontrollable ads!
by Llama&Alpacas on 2019/06/10 13:15
In order to actually watch a show, you have to sit through so many ads it’s unbelievable and unacceptable. In my experience, my screen will just go black and an ad will play when I first click on episode. Then, it’ll load and I go down to the bottom to skip through the intro and as if the app is punishing me for doing so, it’ll just give me ads! No joke, it’ll play an ad then another and another, etc. There will be no option to skip ads, exit out of them, anything! Really, you just get stuck in a cycle of ads restarting! Seriously, this matter needs to be addressed. I’d have to exit out of the app. It was so bad once (I sat through 3 ads in counting) and I closed the app. Then I went back in and just when I went to keep watching my episode, not only did it start it completely over, it spammed me with ads! I deleted it. End of story. I don’t think you should have to pay money for good service. You wouldn’t pay your waiter constantly at a restaurant to get them to perform a nice service with a good attitude, would you? Should you have to? No! So I think, you shouldn’t have to pay the app for good service and no nonstop ads! I get it if you’re on free and you get ads, but having them play nonstop is unacceptable. And I get it, you have to pay the people who work for you, but not by torturing us who download into getting premium by spamming us with ads upon ads upon ads.
For real
by anastasia.reed on 2018/07/11 04:23
If you guys are going to put stuff that may have many other episodes or movies or whatever you should put them all. Like black butler for instance. Pretty sure there is a book of Atlantic, you should put that and there is black butler in wonderland or Ciel in wonderland but that should be added too. Asking the sailor moon series I know for a fact that the sailor moon on there now is the new version I can tell by how she transforms, I think the other sailor moon movies or episodes should be on here as well. I could tell by the transformation as I recal her arm never looked like spaghetti and they never changed into sailor senshi like that. Also there should be less ads! There is constantly so many ad pop ups it drives me nuts! Instead of about 25 ads you should put like maybe 5 or 6 or even give them a choice or something. Bc not everyone wants to be watching there favorite anime and then a super juicy part comes on then BOOM! An ad pops up. Not a very good thing now is it? You might get lower ratings but I still think this is a gr8 app! But there does need to be some stuff fixed but other than those things this is a totally cool app.
Bugs are annoying but anime is good
by ALonelyWalker on 2019/07/05 04:53
I mean the only thing that really stops me from rating five stars is the amount of bugs with the app. I feel like it’s gotten worse since 2 years ago. The site crashes whenever a popular anime episode is released I assume because of high traffic, certain anime have weird audio noises, it doesn’t let me click any episode in the all episodes screen except maybe episode 1 or 2, it logs me out in the middle of an episode or just whenever I close the app, it doesn’t load the new updated episodes screen occasionally, I can’t pause the episode anymore if I’ve hit the rewind 10s button, and the list goes on. I appreciate the anime in a convenient user friendly app, but the bugs are getting worse than what you would expect in a Bethesda game. Oh, and this isn’t directly related to the app, but crunchyroll customer support or service or whatever is garbage. It’s slow and not helpful at all. I tried telling them about the audio problems but it wasn’t worth waiting on slow replies and generic unhelpful replies telling me to redownload the app. I’ve been able to tolerate these things up until now but if they don’t do something about these bugs then I’m just not going to keep giving them my money. It’s pretty simple
Your Biggest Problem!
by Lupine 🌸 on 2018/10/21 17:51
Hello! You have a wonderful app here, but unfortunately, if you haven’t noticed, a lot of people tend to complain about the amount of ads! We know all these ads are for promotion and they help you continue to support your work, but to have well over 10 ads playing on one 20-30 minute episode is pretty excessive. It makes episodes difficult to have fun watching, as even the most intense or beautiful scenes in animes are ruined by nonstop ad play. To fund your business and such, I understand these ads are necessary, and so are Premium features! But it’s a vast difference in reasonable expectations and business affairs. I know you strive to make Crunchyroll a well thought out app for anime, but it does get pretty sickening to watch so many ads per episode. And sooner or later, you start losing members who can’t afford your Premium Membership. The ads get too much for them to handle and they quit using your products! You’re gradually losing users, and those who pay Premium are the only ones who profit you, but even the cost can get too much! All in all, I highly suggest finding a way through this major issue. If these ads start to get too extreme, the number of users you get will only go downhill. This is one of your biggest conflicts within the Crunchyroll community. Thank you!
No support?
by stevenleevan on 2017/10/08 23:08
This service has the potential to be really awesome. I tried the free trial and started watching right away and ended up keeping the subscription for premium going. There are some annoyances such as when I try to fast forward through intros It can sometimes take 3-5 minutes to even play the show again and it usually happens multiple times. My biggest issue though, and reason for 2 stars is that I was having an issue where my password was not working when trying to sign in on my other devices. When I tried to reset password, the link never came. I tried multiple times a day to reset and yes I checked spam and every folder but nothing. I reached out to customer service which got back to me quickly but they said that I have no account with them yet I’m being billed for premium. They escalated the issue but I never heard back and this was almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve sent another help request and haven’t heard back at all. For some reason now I’m able to sign in with my password to other devices but my premium account status is gone yet I’m still paying for the subscription. I’ve even tried unsubscribing and subscribing and issue persists. This has really become annoying and I’d love to give more stars and continue service if they could resolve my issue!
Great Concept with Too Many Bugs and Ads
by DraconikWarlock on 2019/10/09 04:03
My experience with this app has been mixed. I love that it offers free anime and manga most of which is quality stuff and not cheap knockoffs or filler. However, each episode of whatever anime you watch is filled with anywhere from 12-15 unskippable 30 second ads. These ads interrupt the episode (usually at breaks in the episode or before the credits roll) and play around 3-4 at a time. The ads are really annoying. They are pervasive. You can’t skip to another section without watching all the ads that were designated before then. If you accidentally rewind before the ad, bad luck: you have to watch two minutes of ads again. All of this directs you to buy one of the premium packages available. The cheapest one is $8 which is very expensive for what it offers. This would all be tolerable except for the bugs. Sometimes the video buffers and when I tried to buy one of the premium packages, something went wrong and I still was required to watch the ads. The purchase history said that I bought the free trial but the app disagrees. If the developers improved it so that there were less ads, more bearable ad breaks, or a cheaper premium subscription; the app would be a lot better.
Best anime app
by Sir Colt on 2019/09/13 03:03
Friend turned me on to CRoll a few years back. Haven’t looked back since! Went premium right away, and honestly, I don’t even care that it went to 7.99. I canceled my Netflix in favor of it. I watch Crunchyroll probably 5-6 days a week. My queue is a mile long and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ve seen more shows than I can keep track of, and even rewatched some that I’d already seen, completely forgetting I had already seen them. They have the newest shows during the hottest trends, and with the fastest turnaround time between Japan’s original air time and their stream release. It’s literally like same-day. Back in the day we had to torrent shows and find awful sites to try and get anime from, and some of it (most of it) wasn’t even legal. Or the subs were done by fan groups that got a lot wrong. If you’re an anime fan, skip the other garbage and just drop the 8 bucks a month for premium. It’s worth it. Not to mention that I’ve met some of the staff at Otakon and they’re genuinely cool people. I’ll gladly give them my cash to support what they’re doing. They do it better than everyone else. Thanks, CRoll!
Requisit app for anime fans
by Darkfiresun on 2019/02/05 01:29
I've been a Crunchyroll premium member for a few years now, so can't speak for those that are complaining about ads. Premium is ad free and the service and app has been pretty stellar. I primarily stream from my PS4, occasionally from iPad, and PS3. The PS3 app will lock up sometimes, but I blame that more on Sony no longer supporting/updating the platform. PS4 and iPad are pretty reliable. I recently discovered that Crunchyroll has age restriction settings that are active by default. Once you log in on the website, and change those settings, an entire new crop of shows are available to stream that I never knew Crunchyroll carried. Crunchyroll has also gotten a lot more of the the currently airing shows that were not available on any service in the west previously. In the last week a few current shows popped up in my feed that I had been having to track down through other, less convenient means. Making me, and other people who enjoy those more niche shows very happy. so kudos to them on that. For considerably less a month than Netflix, just go premium and save yourself the ads.
Amazing, love it!
by DragonGamer_67 on 2019/07/21 06:04
CrunchyRoll in my honest opinion is one of the best platform to watch anime on, and this is not a fact is just my opinion. Since I’m paying for subscription I don’t have a single ad to worry about, and I get to watch everything pretty well. Even the CrunchyRoll app does pretty well too, I just have a small problem with it but nothing to worry about (and is not related to ads, not random log offs, etc). I would recommend you to use CrunchyRoll on a computer though like me if you can, since is much better. Overall, it has great anime, great quality, rarely any bugs at all, and no issue. Maybe a lot more bugs and glitches for mobile users but since I use mostly my computer for CrunchyRoll I rarely experience any of those, or none at all. Since I mainly use VRV when watching on mobile (doesn’t mean I don’t use VRV to watch on my computer, matter of fact I still use VRV more often on my computer than on my phone) that makes it a lower chance for me to run into those things. Btw, you can pay for one subscription on VRV and have both premium on VRV and CrunchyRoll.
Love it but I do have just a few complaints...
by Saracastically on 2018/12/30 02:45
Okay, so I’d like to start my review with everything I loved about the app. PROS: User-friendly mechanics and set up? Yep. Tons and tons of variety to choose from? Definitely. Free? Indeed it is! Well done and accurate subtitles! You betcha! Overall, it’s a pretty great app, but I do have some complaints that made me give it one less star. CONS: It has a LOT of ads, and I mean a LOT. I mean, you can always get premium for a monthly fee, but I want to give a review about the experience about the average user. There is also a glitch that whenever I get a skippable ad, when I try to skip it, it will continuously replay it until I watch the whole thing. My only other complaint is that it’s kind of a bother that you can’t exit out of an episode once an ad starts. SUMMARY: It’s a wonderful app filled with fantastic, popular animes and dramas. And as annoying as the constant ads are, we must not take for granted that we have access to hundreds and hundreds of episodes subbed anime’s for FREE. It’s mind boggling to me that they don’t require any fees or memberships just to watch. There are a few bugs, but I’m willing to overlook them as they aren’t that bad.
NoT eVeRyOnE cAn AfForD tHe $7 A mOnTh
by Couldn'tthinkofanickname123 on 2019/07/15 17:59
I originally came here to give my review and ask for a small glitch to be fixed, but instead found a bunch of whiny babies complaining about the non-premium version of the app where you have ads and other annoying things. I like the app. I have the subscription and I have no problem with paying $7 a month for it. If you can’t afford $7 a month and can’t stand the ads then just pirate the shows on other websites and stop complaining (don’t condone this).Now finally on to the review. I love this app. The only issue I have with the app is that for the last two months I’ve been getting logged out daily and have to keep logging in, even in the middle of an episode it will log me out but I can finish the episode no problem. The session expires a lot which is annoying and is the cause of the log outs but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, just a bit annoying . Support says they’re aware of the issue but don’t know when it’ll be fixed. Not gonna promise 5 stars if it’s fixed like every 1 star review from non-premium users do lol but if it gets fixed and I remember I’ll give it 5 stars. Thanks for reading
Bad interface
by evohflame on 2019/03/02 00:54
The interface is really bad, I recommend you guys watch it on your computer and get a chrome extension for crunchyroll instead (plus you’re able to use Adblock so no more ads for the 7th time in a row) Shows some cool anime I guess but the interface it so bad. Many examples is how when you go backwards in the video by 5 secs at a time I am unable to pause it until 5 secs later or longer or when repeatedly pressing the button to go forward every 5 sec the video buffer for way to long and even lags. Also the fact how when you swipe the video all the way at the beginning it starts at 0:01 sec for some odd reason (same thing happens when at the end of the video). Another thing is watching a video that I was halfway done. Why would you ask me if I want to start all the way from the beginning? If I want to start all the way from the beginning then I would do it myself I don’t want you to ask me about it every time I start an episode I was almost finished watching. I also hate how you can’t pick the next episode while watching a video at the same time. You also can’t change it to dub or sub while watching the video. Instead I have to go out of my way to get out of the video and specifically look for the one I want to watch which takes so long and very inconvenient for me. That’s my 2 cents.
Yeah no I hate this app now!
by chimpmunk_posiden_zelda on 2019/04/06 03:27
Developers, I got the app just a view days ago and I really love watching anime. I mean it’s an anime app of course. I started watching a series and for the first 3 episode worked beautiful nothing was wrong. Then it came to the 4th episode I watched the beginning and then the part where the add comes up it just stopped. The screen went black and nothing was working I tried restarting the app, exiting out of the app and nothing worked. If I could I would give this app lower. I heard great things from Crunchyroll and it should work perfect but that’s with the monthly fee. Not everyone wants to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. I understand well that’s how you make your money. I the end there is a button that makes you not sign up and I didn’t exactly want to sign up I just want to watch anime. I don’t plan of signing up either. You made it free so at least have the decency to make it work for free. Even you want make bonus packages where you sign up you get your add free for so many things you do etc. I would love if you could figure this out other wise this is a good app but no one should deal with that. The app is great don’t get me wrong it’s neat it has good anime’s and have info. On the anime. The problem I have with it, is watching it. Please change that part and the app will be such a good app! Thank you!
My Thoughts.
by Frozen Scar Gaming on 2018/10/30 22:50
I personally think that Crunchyroll is a great streaming service. It allows me to watch hundreds of anime although I do have some complaints. Probably does have a Lotta new were enemies and a lot of other ones they don’t really play, got a couple of the older shows that I would like to watch( Hamtaro ), you know the anime with hamsters. Despite that I still love Crunchyroll get a cigarette streaming service that allows me access to a lot of the shows that I’m not able to watch on Netflix example overload. Fortunately the free service has a lot of which tend to repeat, a lot. It’s not like Netflix though where you need a credit card it’s just if you don’t want advertisements if you have to get premium. Overall it is a fantastic streaming service and a whole lot or more reliable than others. Thank you Crunchyroll developers for making this awesome streaming service without you well some animes just wouldn’t be within my watch. Please add some of the other Aminé that’s market friend no complaints but I would like to watch my anime hamsters. :-)
Ads
by Just-A-Human on 2018/05/19 00:52
So I don’t mind ads in small quantities. I wouldn’t have a problem if we got three to even four ads per episode, “per episode” being the key terms here. But that’s not the case. Instead, we have to suffer through four to six ads every eight or so minutes at their designated tick marks. To make matters worse, if for some reason the episode is not working and we have to leave and come back, clicking on the same episode results in you having to watch another six ads just to get back into it. Yes, I understand that Crunchyroll has to support themselves some way, but is this really necessary? Considering the amount of people who frequent the app and binge anime like I do, I think three ads per episode would be a more reasonable amount. Having to sit through six ads every ~eight minutes really kills the viewing experience for me, especially when I’m invested in a show. Maybe if we only had to watch four ads in one sitting at the beginning it would be more tolerable. Everything considered, it’s more convenient to get your anime on a free site like Kissanime (that sometimes doesn’t even work anyway) then sit around for the amount of ads that this app shoves down your throat.
How hard is it to load an ad?!?!
by . Grimm gears on 2019/06/01 08:16
I completely understand that ads are a necessity and have absolutely 0 problem watching them. However, when you have an unskippable ad that takes up to 10 minutes to load (or longer I just refuse to wait longer then that,) that’s just rediculous. I shouldn’t have to close and reopen Crunchyroll every other time I hit a commercial break just so I don’t end up taking literally an hour to watch an episode of a show. On top of that, it’s absolutely killer that I have to take an ad break and watch all the ads that I would have watched by that point when I’m resuming an episode. A) I already watched ads to get that far, do you really need to make me watch a dozen ads just to finish the last 5 minutes of an episode? And (more importantly) B) if I have to close my app because your 30second ads take longer to load then the 30 minute episode, why would you make me watch more ads, basically raising my chance of getting stuck again, just to finish watching the episode? It’s just ridiculous that a 30 second ad would take 10 minutes to load, and it has nothing to do with my connection since the show I’m watching doesn’t need time to buffer or anything, it streams perfectly.
Wait for episodes after they come out
by Sir Boxington williams on 2018/07/28 07:48
So a thing I’ve noticed is that when a new episode comes out, you have to wait a solid week. An entire week to watch a single episode that is riddled with tons of ads, the ads I’m fine with but it’s the time that they have made for this and even if you try to use the free trial they charge you right after seven days. It’s not really a “free trial” if your going to need credit card info now I’m aware this means you could create alternative accounts and get unlimited trial access so there’s that. But you can’t see the IP of where an email address came? And if more than one account was created from that IP. I mean sure I guess they need their money to let anime on their streaming platform, but the fact that you MUST wait a week is just ridiculous. Not only do I want to watch that episode but I can’t it sits there and taunts me with that gold crown. Another thing I want to address is the whole youtuber promotion free trial is the same exact thing as the free trial, no credit card no trial. Even though this whole rant of mine won’t change a corporate giant worth well over hundreds of millions of dollars, even the smallest response is all that matters.
Keep up the great services
by This game is ruined on 2019/09/02 05:59
tbh crunchyroll isn’t even that bad. Kids are just mad about the ads they get from when they watch free but in reality you can get no ads from just paying 8 bucks a month. It really isn’t a lot. I can understand if your parents or you can’t afford it but most of the time when you see a toxic comment about crunchyrolls ads and the monthly charges it’s just kids that can’t get it for their reasons. I personally am 12 and have the premium from just asking my mom. Most 10-15 year olds are just use to watching anime on illegal websites like kissanime and don’t want to pay to or can’t watch anime on any sites like crunchyroll and funimation. You guys aren’t doing anything wrong and keep up the great service 👍. P.S if you guys want to satisfy your customers even more I’d recommend forgetting about the weird drama tv shows and focus on getting more dubbed anime for the more popular anime that don’t have dubs yet. I don’t really mind watching subbed anime as I prefer it over dubbed but this would boost you guys upwards
Eh..
by LILLY THORNBURG on 2018/06/23 20:37
I think the app is great and all, but there are some tweaks. The first one is the pause button. Half the time I can’t pause the video to read something because it’s a loading circle-thing. So, I miss the moment, cause me to have to press the 10 sec. back or forward button, but then an ad-attack happens, which brings me to my next complaint. I can’t really call this a anime show app for Japan’s best hits because of all the ads. It seems like it’s a free ad show. Now, I know you can buy the premium, which gets you no ads, but, do we look like trillionares? (I mean come on, we bought this app to watch FREE shows, jeez!) Also, why doesn’t the ad have a pause option? You may need to do something in your household or your parents called you to do stuff, and are we supposed to bring your device with you while it’s playing a whole bunch of ads? And if you leave it, the show will play without you knowing, and if you go to far back cause you missed to much, ATTACK ON AD TITAN! If they had these shows on satellite it would probably have WAY less commercials/ad breaks. Either way, it’s great and I’m really enjoying Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid. Thanks, please fix though....
The Ads are broken
by Rawerisnt on 2019/10/03 04:47
Ok so I’ve used this app for YEARS on my iPad and my playstation, it has never really worked well on my iPad but I always managed and on my PlayStation it’s by far the best though the ads jump and skip and it’s horrible horrible background noise. I’ve watched an entire anime on my computer with no problem using crunchy roll, the ads worked well and didn’t freeze or anything. Now I’m gonna get to the point here, I’ve recently gotten Crunchyroll for my phone and let me just start by saying It has taken me three days just to watch 1 and 1 1/2 episode of Mob Psycho because the ads take forever to load and or don’t even work in the first place. I watched through an entire ad and the video started like normal and two seconds later another ad comes out of nowhere. I work 6 12s and don’t have time to site for an hour when I get home just to watch 15 ads on one episode of an anime when I have to get up at 3 in the morning, it’s miserable and frustrating when I need 30 min to destress and have to distress from the darn ads...this was my ted talk...thanks for reading if you even did.
Broken. (Resolved)
by Con$!gliari on 2019/04/02 16:44
Been an avid user of Crunchyroll for years with very few complaints, but quality has declined dramatically over the past 10 months or so. It has now reached the point where the service is effectively non-functional. Current version of Crunchyroll consistently crashes upon loading ads or resuming video. Billing issues seem to be increasingly common as evidenced by both my personal experience and current complaint threads on forums like Reddit, so upgrading to Premium is no longer the cure-all it historically was. Crunchyroll still has the BEST selection of anime, but good luck actually watching any. Edit: Premium service remained unavailable a week after purchasing. Crunchyroll support never responded to the submitted support form aside from a form letter that contained advertising for other products. I ended up having to seek a refund through Apple. Resolution: The Crunchyroll team did respond shortly after last edit. The first resolution they attempted didn’t work to restore functionality, but they were much quicker to respond to that failure and presented a satisfactory resolution within a few days. I am now satisfied if slightly wary about future issues.
Great app!
by Rhonda n TX on 2019/05/17 01:17
This app is actually great! I was pretty worried because I saw quite a few reviews saying it was a bad app, but honestly it’s not at all! Yes, it does have ads when it’s not premium, but not too many. 3 times an episode I get about six ads that are usually only 5 seconds. I only use it when I’m at home, so I don’t know about how it is outside of that. I always have been looking for a good source of anime and a way to support the artists. There is so much anime on here! I honestly thought the subtitles would annoy me and i would fall asleep while trying to read them without English voice actors, but I often forget about it and binge watch shows! When I first got it, I was nervous it would start acting up like the reviews said, but mine didn’t at all! I find this a very useful app, especially if you LOVE anime like me. When I first got this app, I was overwhelmed with how much anime there is on here! I’ve never had so many options! I recommend you get premium, but all in all, it’s a great app either way in my opinion.
Can’t get into my account
by 666666ismyname on 2019/03/17 05:01
I’m just writing this review because I can’t get into my account. Well, I guess I’ll start from the beginning. One day when I opened Crunchyroll, I got automatically signed out. Which makes no sense because I have been using Crunchyroll for over a year now, and this has never happened. Because of this, I forgot my password but at that moment, that didn’t really matter to me, I just thought “okay, this is fine, I can just reset my password” I tried doing that but then got a message saying “there was an error resetting your password” at this point I was seriously confused. But there is one other thing I could do. I tried resetting my password with a different email and then got a notification saying “link sent, try your email for instructions” so I went to my email and waited for 5 minutes...10 minutes...30 minutes... a whole hour later, and still no email. Please someone help, I don’t want to have to make a new account and find all the stuff I had bookmarked. Which believe me, it was A LOT. And I wonder, was the update the cause of this?
Terrible !!!
by @tonie on 2017/10/15 14:03
Absolutely terrible. I only purchased this app to support anime. The app worked great on my Apple TV last year and on my IPhone. But over the last few months, the app has been absolutely terrible.. I’ve probably seen more commercials then I’ve seen anime. There’s constant buffering and freezing. Once a show starts don’t you dare touch a button, you’ll be looking at another few minutes of buffering, plus commercials.. Their slow servers totally kill any momentum the show your watching has built. So I upgraded to premium to see if it would help. Well it didn’t ! Same problems. I’m so disappointed. I said o well , it’s only 6.99 and I’m doing a good thing by supporting the anime community. But the problems are so consistent, that they can’t be ignored. The service their providing consistently ruins the positive feelings that i have each and every week, when I go to it to watch a new episode of my favorite show. Enough is enough. I’ve given Crunchyroll to many chances. I’d rather go back to streaming my favorite show illegally. At least it won’t be interrupted by commercials or buffering, and it will not cost me anything. Crunchyroll has potential but for right now it’s not for me.. I’ll check back in the future to see if they’ve gotten their crap in order.
Love it, but some problems (well many)
by PunkRockPeyton on 2019/09/02 21:08
I love this app for watching anime due to its vast collection and genres, but there are many problems that make me not want to even use it, or tempted to delete it and get another app for this use. For starters I’m sure you’ve heard this, but there are to much adds. WAY to much. I understand this app is free to many and that’s why adds are used but we don’t need ten of them to make that happen. Not only is there mass amounts of adds, but they pop up about three times per episode and it’s very annoying because it just won’t stop with the adds. The worst problem I’ve been having though is after the long add breaks, when it ends and the episode is back to where it left of before the adds, the sound doesn’t work, or the sub titles and animation is to slow for the sound. Because of this I would have to exit out of it, go back in the episode and resume, but whet happens when I try to do that? A truck load of adds, and then again the episode glitches and has one of those problems again after all the add watching. This happens way to often and it’s highly frustrating.
Opinions are different, but here is mine!
by LoonLynx on 2018/08/24 03:51
Honestly, I love Crunchyroll! 1. It has A LOT of anime..I mean there are soo many. Although, it doesn’t have a really popular anime series called “Tokyo Ghoul” which surprises me. But, there are a lot more popular ones one there and more! 2. Dubbed vs subtitled! Crunchyroll is a subtitled anime app. I don’t think any anime on there is dubbed. Funimation is the only dubbed anime app I know of. (There are probably more, I am aware) BUT, I don’t care if it’s subtitled! I personally love and prefer subtitle anime. I do like dubbed because I have seen dubbed anime before. So yes, Crunchyroll is a subtitled anime app! :) 3. The ads. I know this is everyone’s concern in these reviews I have seen. I honestly don’t care about ads. It’s fine, at least you get to watch the anime! And, if you aren’t premium...it’s ok! I’m not premium, I don’t really care to wait to watch the newest episodes XD( ik..I’m random.) LAST THING: Overall, I really like this app! Adds and premium don’t bother me. So, yes this is an amazing anime app in my eyes. Sorry this is so long! 🤗👍
Decent app, many issues
by Jeheiehdbdhsudh on 2018/09/15 23:03
Crunchyroll undoubtedly exceeds the competition in terms of the range of anime one could watch. Sadly, with or without premium, issues occur on both sides. From what I’ve read, those with premium still have bugs/glitches which is completely unprofessional on Crunchyroll’s half; considering premium members paid for high quality service and deserve to have what they paid for. Whereas those without premium may have to watch a few ads. But the amount of ads on Crunchyroll begs for consumers to find a “better service”. And though they may not be paying directly, watching ads helps sponsors for Crunchyroll progress further in popularity; therefore, sponsors can then pay more to Crunchyroll so they can have longer ads which increases popularity and it goes on, and on. Therefore, if Crunchyroll desires to compete with the competition, instead of being concerned on how fast they can get money in there wallet. They should start putting their fan bases concerns into account.
Something wrong with the ad
by reddrafon on 2019/02/27 03:50
Ok so I’m just watching the anime and the an ad play so I’m like aright but then when the ad plays nothing pops up so I exit out of it and go back then it works. Now when I try that it doesn’t work it like “here an ad” then it give me no ad so I try everything to give me the ad to continue the show but nothing works. So I’m just waiting there seeing a blank screen just waiting for the ad. I had waited SO LONG for the ad to pop up (it was 4 hour) I was determined to get the ad to pop up. I just gave up on waiting for this ad to pop up because I know that it’s not going to so I’m like “welp” I’m doing something else. Then after a day or so I went back to see if it was happening again it went back to normal the after one episode it like “ ohh you wanna watch the second episode nope”. Then my screen turned blank so I reset the app then try watching other show but it didn’t work the same thing happen. So can you please look into it. If you do then thank you.
Help!!
by Kula be on 2019/07/30 04:33
You see when I first started using Crunchyroll I was just a regular person and I didn’t want to spend money on it if I wasn’t gonna be on the app all the time but as time went I noticed that I was on the app a lot so then I needed to upgrade to premium and so I did after a while later I couldn’t pay the bill for it every month so I took a time off of Crunchyroll even tho I didn’t delete the app I still had it on my phone it’s just that I wasn’t paying money for it I was just using with ads. But now I want go back to premium and so I I upgraded to premium again and now I can’t seem to go back to my premium and every time I try to purchase it says you already have purchased premium and whenever I try to stream an anime it doesn’t let me and it tells me to upgrade but when I try to upgrade it tells me I already upgraded so now I’m just lost and confused and when I checked my apple subscriptions it says next bill is due on aug 24 so plz help me
Good App (if you can afford the monthly subscription)
by Brony swag on 2018/03/27 02:59
The Crunchyroll app seriously is my favorite streaming app for anime, above Netflix and some competitors notorious for extremely long load times (and excessive data use). I find Crunchyroll uses less data when I stream my shows and doesn’t drain my battery as excessively. The integration of the queue and the updated episodes works well for me and the shows I watch as they air in Japan. My only complaint lies in the ads. While I am now a paid subscriber thanks to the continuous use of the app and chip-ins from my family members who also utilize it, I was an unpaid subscriber for a while, and man do these ads kill. Several will play at a time, lagging the video and appearing in sometimes strange blocks of the video. Not only this, the skip button often will just pause the ad, and take several taps to pass. While this is easily fixable simply by upgrading, I hope that Crunchyroll would improve the ad quality, and targetedness for my homies on the unpaid subscription service. Still, great app!
Nice app but one crucial crutch
by RykerK7 on 2019/08/03 05:08
I love this app and this service, yes there are a lot of ads but the price for premium is not that steep. My issue is that I’ve found if you try to start a show or watch an episode too far from the start of the season or series the episode will not load at all (Example: Trying to start watching a show from episode 26 rather then episode 1 or 2), deleting the app or resetting it will not solve this issue either. The only resolution is to go to the start of your show (Episode 1) and press the next episode button until you arrive at your desired episode (Which is horrifying for shows like One Piece which I believe has up to 900 episodes if not more). This method is basically impossible for non premium members however. Due to the amount of ads you will receive at the beginning of each episode you wish to watch, skipping through 20 - 30 episodes takes much longer then desired. This is the only issue I have found with this app, I love it quite a lot and will continue to use it on my computer which seems to not have this issue.
Great App!!!
by Auddy Da Flowey on 2019/05/26 17:19
Hello, my name is Autumn. I’m a 13 year old otaku and let me just say this app is great! I use a free version of this app and contrary to popular beliefs, the ads aren’t that bad! If you use Crunchyroll through your PlayStation you only have to watch 3-5 ads per ad break. If you use it on your phone there’s a bit more per ad break. Also there’s only about 3-4 ad breaks per episode. There’s also a wide variety of shows on her! Crunchyroll has lots of different genres! Crunchyroll also has the shows up to date. If you have a premium account you can watch a show the day it comes out! If you don’t have premium you just have to wait one week before you can watch that episode. Crunchyroll mostly contains sub animes, but they do have some dub if that’s more your style. My only complaint is that the first season of Diabolik Lovers won’t show up yet the second one will. Overall it’s great app, especially if you like anime or want to get into anime!
Excellent app!
by Menma-san on 2018/01/15 00:33
A lot of people complain about the ads, but don’t realize that the membership solves all of the problems they are talking about. For the huge difference in viewing experience with and without ads, membership is worth it. Anyways, on to rating the app itself, I gave it a 4 because it does everything it is supposed to. Amazing quality videos, search bar actually works unlike many apps, 10 sec play forward and playback feature along with the other basic features for videos are all great, and the platform is simple and perfect for video watching smoothly. The only glitch I have found is that sometimes, for some anime, every episode is not shown due to some coding error, but you can still end up watching it if you go to previous episode or history. The only thing that would make this app perfect would be allowing a comment section like Twitch, and the review and rate feature. But I can wait for these if implementing them now is going to ruin the smoothness of the current app.
Good but needs improvements.
by Dover luver on 2018/08/02 02:26
I really like this streaming service. I really like how you don’t need Premium so you can watch all the episodes if you’re favorite anime. But how good this service sounds, it still needs improvements. First off, I know that you want to advertise other shows that are on your app and other apps that are made from you but I think you need to tone down the amount of adds that you give to us during an episode. Sometimes it happens during the most exciting or most dramatic scene of the episode. I would like it if there was about two- three adds at the beginning of the episode instead of many separated from each other during an episode. Second, I would really like it if you can add dubbed versions of the anime you have for us. I’m started to get tired to read subtitles for my hero academia,boruto,and dragon ball super. Much appreciated if you you can do these things to make you’re app even better. Thank you for reading this review and hopefully you’ll take the time to make these improvements.
This app WAS good for a while but...
by Kindafishy on 2018/06/13 14:06
I’ve been using this app for a while and it is a really nice way to be able to catch-up to all of my favourite shows. But it has a few issues. First, the ads breaking up the action sometimes ruins the show for me. My recommendation would be to play the ads before the show starts so viewers can watch the entire show without having ads right in the middle. Second, from personal experience, the app seems to crash often when trying to play a video. I would click on the show I want to watch then, I would get this weird visual glitch where the screen is rotated to landscape but the app isn’t and a portion of the screen is black, then it crashes. This is a major annoyance to me and anyone else who has this reoccurring problem. Lastly, recently when I try to open the app, it gives me an error message and I can’t even open the app. It won’t let me get past the logo screen so I can’t watch any of my shows on my phone. Overall, I’m happy that I get to watch all of my shows on this app, but I am also disappointed at the poor design and stability of the app. 2 stars
Ads are Broken and Out of Control on Free Version
by TennesseeTweety on 2018/05/24 00:35
Before I became a premium member three years ago, I streamed for free and could deal with the ads and the service was great. I recently cancelled my membership to divert funds to another streaming site carrying a series I really want to watch thinking, “I can tolerate a few ads for the few series that I be watching on Crunchyroll...” Sadly the free service is worst than I ever remember it being. I finally got fed up when on returning to an anime episode after a commercial break the audio dropped out. I closed the stream and resumed the episode, sat through two commercial breaks totaling about 8 ads, one of them repeated 3 times, and when the episode finally resumed, still no audio 😑. This is not the first time this has happened. It’s a good thing I’ve experienced the premium service because I wouldn’t be inclined to pay Crunchyroll for premium service based on such a dismal first impression. Also, I normally would report such technical problems via the help section of the app but since Crunchyroll has decided to disable it, I decided to air my grievances via app review since as a paid member I was prompted to write a review many times. Enjoy☺️
My feedback
by JaMeS bArReTt Is BoSs on 2019/01/04 00:08
Hello there. I’m just here to say that this app is amazing. I love watching the anime on it but the ads won’t stop coming after every 2 minutes. Then it goes to the point to where I’m not even able to watch episode but am only allowed to watch the Ads. I don’t mind watching the ads every once in a while but not after the episode of an anime just starts. I do like this app a lot but if I wasn’t getting so many ads at once there would’ve been 5 stars. And honestly I’m getting mad at the fact that there are so many ads to where I can’t watch much of anything. Even after the ad is done there’s just more and more playing the second the other ad ends. I just wanna watch the anime at least with just 3 ads. I’m only on episode 2 of an interesting anime all because of the ads. I would’ve at least gotten halfway through with it if there weren’t so many ads. Well overall, please just make it to where there are only 3 ads each episode or 1 each episode. That’s I have to say until something gets fixed. But either way thanks for making this app so great. But please remove ALOT of the ads. Thanks your time and keep working hard on great apps like this!
Pros and cons
by drag race killer on 2019/09/10 15:41
Let’s start off with cons, I’ve been getting three to five ads in each mid roll and they get pretty repetitive i would love if you guys got it down to one ad per mid roll and it gets even more annoying after the ad repeats the same message over and over again and really you can’t find animes like gun gale online i looked everywhere and searched for it. Nothing appears and i know that if you annoy people with ads they will subscribe to your premium service and it’s really a hard bargain if you are getting paid minimum wage after rent and tax and responsibilities hope you guys can do something about that and the pros are there is a wide selection of anime to watch but most don’t appeal to me like naruto and s.a.o. But i need to watch more of them and i think you can improve the app if you get the adds to one/mid roll and if the anime in the ads actually exist because where ever i look I don’t find 2 out of 3 ads
Lack Luster Operating System
by Totwind93 on 2019/02/23 19:35
The app is outdated. It pales in comparison to other streaming services. It seems to only want to get by with the bare minimum in terms of presentation. I could provide examples, but literally every other “Major” streaming service, (and yes congratulations I consider this a major streaming service) has a more fluid and convenient operating system. The funds that are spent on this service are not being allocated properly in my opinion. The focus is more on finding new ways to make profit than the user experience. Basically drawing people in, but not making concrete efforts to keep them. I feel I’m not asking for too much considering it definitely seems their is growth within the company in order to fund some of the endeavors I see advertised on Crunchyroll’s part. I am trying not to compare too hard to the other services in the sense of 1:1, but please introduce a new format/operating system to the app. It’s a pain that me and my girlfriend can’t que the same show at different episodes just as an example. I hope this feedback is considered constructive.
For the love of god, please fix this app.
by ClarissaIssy on 2019/04/08 02:10
I’m not here to complain about the ads. Maybe it’s a little excessive at times, but I understand that I’m using the free version and the company needs to make money somehow. What really makes me upset is how broken the free version is. Over the past few months, there was a consistent issue where I’d try to watch an episode, but certain ads would freeze the app, and I’d have to restart. Even then it would rarely work, considering it was basically a coin flip as to whether or not each ad worked, and there were 6 ads to get through before the show even started. Now, however, it’s somehow gotten worse. Now when I try to start an episode, it won’t even try to play an ad, and will just blackscreen. I tried restarting the app multiple times and it keeps happening. From looking at other reviews, it seems like this issue has been going on for weeks now. Any other company would try to fix this issue immediately, yet here I am STILL waiting for the issue to be fixed. Again, I understand I’m using the free version of the app, but it’s literally unusable. My cries will probably be for nothing, but PLEASE fix the app.
A quiet life
by thepozole on 2019/09/12 15:03
My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.
Ads.👎🏻
by 이름 이름 쿠키 on 2019/07/24 06:52
There are so many ads I can hardly get through an episode of anime without being interrupted and distracted by ads. There are millions of ads in a row and I’m getting pretty annoyed by it. Please fix this issue. The ads keep n pooping up out of nowhere. I’m getting very annoyed with this. The ads are still a problem. Also, sometimes I want to watch Yaoi or homosexual anime. Crunch troll doesn't have anything too erotic just anime's with some dirty thoughts in them. Sweet Punishment is one of my favorites and it's not Yaoi but a lot more erotic than the ones Crunchyroll serves. My First Girlfriend is a Gal is one of my favorites but most of the time I think it's not enough. I really wish the ads could go away and there would be Yaoi and erotic anime. A lot more erotic than the ones on crunchyroll. The Yaoi ones don't have to be erotic just Yaoi. So if possibly the ads could be reconsidered and maybe just shorten it down to two ads at a time or even none for that matter but I know I'm just getting ahead of myself. So, Yaoi maybe could possibly be reconsidered please.
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Stream Japan's most popular anime with Crunchyroll. Watch new shows like Dr. STONE, One Piece, Black Clover, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, Demon Slayer, plus favorites like Dragon Ball Super, Naruto, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, and hundreds more! Plus, watching on Crunchyroll helps support the creators who work to bring you awesome anime every week (Show availability varies by region). Try Crunchyroll Premium FREE for 14 days or start watching your favorite anime now for free. Sign up in the Crunchyroll app! With Crunchyroll Premium, you get: - No ads - New episodes one hour after airing in Japan - Watch on Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Roku – pretty much any internet-connected screen Become a Premium user with in-app purchasing and auto-pay each month. In-App Purchase information: - Subscribe to Premium for only $7.99 per month (amount in USD in US App Store) - Your iTunes Account will automatically be charged after you confirm your subscription - The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your billing period. You can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase - Your iTunes Account will be charged $7.99 monthly for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period - A current subscription cannot be cancelled during an active subscription period - You can find our Privacy Policy at http://www.crunchyroll.com/privacy and Terms of Service at http://www.crunchyroll.com/tos
Ads
by Horton1973 on 2019/12/13 03:39
Way to many ads
WAY TOO MANY ADDS
by bf dhdhdvsbahsb on 2019/12/12 22:24
STOP WITH THE ADDDDDSSSSS
Amazing anime
by Jimzx on 2019/12/12 21:13
Love the way they organize anime list on Crunchyroll solid subscriber here. ❤️❤️❤️
Please, Set the ad level to below 25 ads for 20 minutes
by Bones1976 on 2019/12/12 20:45
I love this app. I really do. I love being able to acces hundreds of different anime’s all on one app but anytime I watch anything, I’m bombarded with advertisements. I understand that I need to purchase premium for the releif of not having to deal with ads but come on. An ad every 60 seconds? I would definitely give this app a 12/10 if you could just tone down the ads a litt- a LOT actually. If the devs read this then hey I am just asking for a little break from ads. :)
Add
by espinal_sm3 on 2019/12/12 19:56
Is a lot it add in de anime and i don't like i dont want paid for this i dont wanne see no add
Should add watch offline feature
by Dr. Thad on 2019/12/12 17:04
!!
Got ripped off
by ummmster on 2019/12/12 06:25
Didn’t get ads off just took my money didn’t even refund
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by weeado 37080 on 2019/12/12 04:13
If you want it don’t have an iPhon
I love it!
by Kalub G on 2019/12/12 03:21
I love how for a free account you can watch all the videos someone else can but you have ads, and some people may complain how many ads there are. I think the ads are fine because it gives you about 3 10-second ads and it’s only 30 seconds plus it’s usually on anime so they’re not boring. Also, the ads are masterfully placed so I have no issues with them.
JoJo part 5
by pyfudjbf on 2019/12/12 02:15
They could tone it down with the amount of ads, but I love the service. I know you can pay to get rid of them, but I’m cheap. They truly do have almost every anime ever, including my all time favorite, Jojos bizzare adventure (parts 1-5). And I love the captioning system. It’s not just a box, it’s fitted into the show itself. Great idea. Again, a few less ads would make this a 5 star app.
Great app for premium users
by LEZnivek on 2019/12/12 01:34
I have been a premium user for about two years or so now and I can honestly say paying the monthly fee for good HD quality anime and different genres to watch from is worth it. Overall the app is amazing however theirs definitely room for improvement. I’d love to see you guys implement some type of extra features into the app especially for premium users.For example, adding a skip intro button. I love the intros songs they are amazing don’t get me wrong BUT when your binge watching a show you’ll get tired of the intros.(it also saves my time from my busy schedule) I’d also wish their was a download feature like Netflix has to be able to watch offline. I work in a place with terrible service connection and It would really be amazing to see a feature like that. Other then I have no complaints.I really hope you could get back to me or read what I have to say and add it into Crunchyroll (hopefully sooner then later)that would make it a five star app to me anyways thank you :)
THE BEST
by nútēłæ on 2019/12/12 00:37
This is one of the best apps for anime! I love it so much,if your willing to see a couple of adds,that is...
WAY TO MANY ADDS! And other stuff...
by fnaf? on 2019/12/12 00:37
There’s a lot of adds and I keep trying to put a password but it won’t let me I do it so many times it still fails. I still like the Anime tho..(even tho it starts it over when I exit -._-.)
Amazing
by Anthony morangelli on 2019/12/11 23:54
I love coming home and watching some anime this is the perfect place to do it
Pros and cons
by kawaichan_58 on 2019/12/11 22:22
First off this is a great app . All me and my weeb friends love it ! I’ll start off with some of the pros . One: you get to watch anime on the go this is great with all the sports going on and all the long car rides it gives me something to do . Two: all the anime I could ever imagine, there’s tons of anime’s to watch so when the one I’m watching a anime and it ends there plenty more to watch . Three: it’s a nice thing to put on and watch while I paint or draw . Four : there’s even a shop to get all the anime things I would ever need. Now there is one con about this . There’s lots of adds in the middle of the show . But I give this app 4/5 stars it’s amazing!
Amazing app but one concern
by jdkdkskskes on 2019/12/11 19:59
This app is amazing I would recommend this to all the anime people out there but there is one concern I have of it that some of the anime’s I really wanna watch are not on there like Habzin hotel I would like for you to get this app but please add habzin hotel
It’s good
by Rockalloo85 on 2019/12/11 05:31
If you have the subscription then it’s nice, my only complaint is that I wish that it was more user friendly, like on laptop you’re forced to skip 15 seconds at a time, YouTube is a good example of doing this right by letting you change the skip button from 5 seconds to 10 to 15 etc, I wish it had more customization like that to make watching easier (Other than dark mode)
Too many ads
by Mitcheleno on 2019/12/11 04:36
This app smothers you with about 22 ads (I counted this actual number) per video in an attempt to make you buy an ad-free subscription
Options
by Wolfie# on 2019/12/11 01:19
I wish there was an English version or an English subtitles option and no adds
Language adjust
by naerosado on 2019/12/11 00:16
Please put English as a language subtitle are boring sometimes
No dubs
by kindasilent on 2019/12/10 22:54
Honestly, I like to watch this and look at my phone and do other stuff, but I can’t find a way to dub in English, uninstalled and cancelled premium, couldn’t find an option for English even after defaulting it in settings
To many ads
by Knxcks on 2019/12/10 20:37
To many
Please add comments
by binarygamer1001 on 2019/12/10 18:23
After I watch my show I want to read the comments to get hype for next week or the next ep
This app is terrible
by Mythical Snipe1 on 2019/12/10 15:57
There is so many ads. It’s like after ad after ad after ad and after ad. I can’t enjoy watching my favorite anime when there’s so many ads.
Good
by dumy thick daddy on 2019/12/10 14:02
It is the best app for anime 😄
TO MANY ADS!!!
by kqsdh on 2019/12/10 13:38
I can barely use the app when I get an ad after an ad. I would give this 5 stars but the adds are just so annoying.
THE ADS
by Poopysoodo on 2019/12/10 12:06
Love Crunchyroll, but there should be an option to where you pay for the monthly subscription AND don’t get ads. I’ll be watching an anime and all of a sudden there will be like 10 ads in a row. WTH.
Ad to video ratio
by James gdgduvdgsgdvdgdgdgyd on 2019/12/10 04:41
The overwhelming number of ads is outrageous, the money gained claimed to “to to the anime community” while in reality it is just funneled into expos and other miscellaneous things. Getting around 10+ ads per episode really is demolishing the experience. The amount of ads should be reduced to a minimum 2 ads per ad chunk. Making it so in total it would be around 7 ads per episode at the VERY least (which in my opinion is still unacceptable). There needs to be a rival to Crunchyroll, without it Crunchyroll will dominate the anime community and rule with an iron fist as it increases the price of things and keeps the overwhelming amounts of ads. A competitor would make it so Crunchyroll would want to be more Pro-Consumer and want to improve the state of things so they keep getting viewers opposed to losing them to a rival platform. Much like AMD and Intel.
I can’t even make an account
by assasinsrule on 2019/12/10 03:51
I can’t make an account it says account info error and I have never made an account before and the ads need to be fixed like I had to watch 6 ads just to start the video and then had to watch like 10 more it’s annoying
Too many adds
by almost best thing ever on 2019/12/10 02:28
Ok so I love the app...but can you take it easy on the adds? At least make them shorter...? I watched a minute of MHA and I got two adds! Please tune it down on it please! My friends are on season 5 when I’m on 1 because of this. Please read this, thank you.
Stuck
by The worst 456321 on 2019/12/10 01:58
This is a five star app,but right now when I get on and clock a show,the add that supposed to pop up just stays at a white screen without working,this also happened yesterday.If this gets fix,five star app.Edit,I restarted my whole phone and it worked
Gets the job done
by Ivan the Fourth (xyz) on 2019/12/09 21:29
Crunchy Roll iOS app review Pros: queue system will put the episode for next season on even if you didn’t know there was more to go. (Thought I was done watching Overlord after season 1 but now thankfully watched up to season 3) Cons: Not intuitive; each show title doesn’t open up to its own header info and episode list with description (think Netflix) and search engine feels slightly underpowered Clunky playback features; I press the arrow back to rewind 10 sec and want to pause it a few sec after the rewind because I can’t read the subtitles fast enough but it won’t let me — it has the “loading” symbol during the playback time period. And the only work-around to it is to minimize the play window to mini screen and then you can pause it — but if you make the window big again it won’t let you pause. Overall: I still rather watch toons on iOS than web browser. And I’m thankful that some of my favorite titles are on here. The mechanics of the app just need some improvements.
Buggy app
by CarloC894 on 2019/12/09 19:35
I bought their monthly premium subscription but it still gives me ads. Then I found out that I’m still a basic member on the app even though I am being charged 7.99 per month on the App Store subscriptions. I would not recommend this app since it has bugs on the subscription side of it
Great app
by msekndbdbdue on 2019/12/09 15:53
Overall it’s great but there’s just one thing...having more than one person on an account makes it really hard to find the show you were watching in history so maybe you could add a folder option so that people can easily find where they left off
yeah
by ^mythest on 2019/12/09 15:28
I like this app. It has anime. Yay.... uh. It’s good
💯💯
by Fade305 on 2019/12/09 12:33
💯💯💯
ads
by ivory_wyd on 2019/12/09 07:08
too many ads
Very glitchy
by Kanonz on 2019/12/09 05:13
Glitchy
Good, but glitchy
by The Medium Apple on 2019/12/09 04:52
The app can be a little glitchy, it will occasionally freeze and reboot. Overall, a good app with great content.
Don’t download this
by Poop1997 on 2019/12/09 04:30
A garbage app. 3 ads before you can watch the show, 3 adds in middle of the show, and of course 3 adds before you can finish the show. If you enjoy watching ads more than the show, this is for you. Just don’t even waste time downloading this garbage.
Too many adds
by cjdjtuuuysj on 2019/12/09 04:20
It’s impossible to enjoy your show because of all the ads throughout the episode
TOO MANY ADS
by DonutLizard on 2019/12/09 02:44
JESUS HOW DESPERATE ARE YOU GUYS FOR MONEY 😂😤
Penis
by 16 bit gamer on 2019/12/09 01:06
Needs less ads
Too many ads
by reese098876 on 2019/12/09 00:46
I think crunchyroll’s good app to watch anime’s n stuff. But there’s wayy too many ads every time i tap an episode and everytime i do it gives me like 16 ads per episodes which i hate so much. Like crunchyroll nobody want that piece of crap. Like for me its okay to have like 3 ads but dude freaking 16 per each episode(i counted) like thats aggravating me sooo much.
No title
by liltony1199 on 2019/12/09 00:16
I like the anime but on thing is that you make use watch adds
Love it but way too many ads
by 🐯📀Taytay📀🐯 on 2019/12/08 23:12
I absolutely love this app, my only complaint is that there are way too many ads. I wish they would change that
Eh
by my nickname is Lukas on 2019/12/08 22:54
Cool
Good App but Ad overload!
by alymond on 2019/12/08 20:12
So I love Crunchyroll, but there is something that annoys me greatly. Anyone who uses Crunchyroll and doesn’t have a subscription can probably understand this but the Ads are horrible. The quality is fine, what is shown is fine ( even though most things just repeat themselves ) but the amount is obnoxious. Like, I have to watch from 3 to 7 ads just to watch the first 5-10 minutes of an episode. It gets REALLY ANNOYING when you spend more time watching ads then the show it’s self. Okay, that’s what I wanted to say. Overall, Crunchyroll is a great app but please fix the ad amount.
The ads
by iusedtolovrthisgame on 2019/12/08 17:35
I love this app so much and I get that it need to make money, but the ads are over the top. Please cut them down a little :)
Awwwsomee
by Thisahme nciess on 2019/12/08 16:47
I love it😊
Free issue
by arjubinnasir on 2019/12/08 09:51
Watching free is like an insult. Too many ads in free ad. It’s so obnoxious.
The very best 🔥
by ThePeepShow on 2019/12/08 09:35
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Please listen
by *enterlennyfacehere* on 2019/12/08 05:16
Ok i like Crunchyroll but the ads are annoying please for the love of god reduce the number of ads or at least let us skip them like YouTube please
PLEASE GIVE US THESE SHOWS!!!
by Yoyo idk on 2019/12/08 04:17
Dragon Ball,Dragon Ball Z, and One Punch Man pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
I am a historian
by Big pp succ on 2019/12/08 03:59
Death note, Naruto, Attack On Titan! I HAVE ACHIEVED ALL KNOWLEDGE!!! HAHAHA*has heart attack*
Ads problem inappropriate
by yeetnoobie on 2019/12/08 01:05
Ok crunchyroll has problems with ads. It freeze up my goddamn phone. I saw a inappropriate ad and almost got in trouble with my parents.also I’m not sure if the ad made crunchyroll glitch to listen to a new anime that I never heard. Pls reduce the ads like seriously
Im paying for ads?!
by Myotonic88 on 2019/12/08 00:38
W
We need Danganronpa!!!
by Batoncat4773 on 2019/12/07 23:24
Okay, there is way too much ads which makes it hard to finish an episode. Next, YOU NEED TO ADD DANGANRONPA!!! I just wanna watch it but I have to get Hulu BUT Hulu doesn’t have season 2 or 3 :(
Ads
by and i oopskskakaksk on 2019/12/07 21:59
If you are going to have ads for anime don’t keep on repeating the same ads. And also lower the ads so there isn’t as many
Ok
by uincorn person on 2019/12/07 21:20
I love this app but there are to many ads
Good app but
by Arch2048 on 2019/12/07 20:50
The app is good and it has many animes you can watch but lately i cant every time i click on one its just simply says that the video is unavailable
Fix ads
by edit_gaot on 2019/12/07 19:37
Can you please fix your ads im getting 4 ads each minute
Anime done right
by Daring dangerous on 2019/12/07 18:26
🕹⌨️💽💾 and fish stick is lackluster lacking. Potty humor has it needs the most vore ? It need nudity on the rated X and toilet.
Important
by mfkkfkfrhkgzcb on 2019/12/07 18:16
Take off adas and more people will use this app
Constant Buffering
by peachymomoe on 2019/12/07 16:42
The app user experience is great overall; however, every time when I skip 10 seconds or go back 10 seconds the buffering always shows up on the videos making me unable to pause the video. This is the only app I’m experiencing this insane amount of buffering on. YouTube, Hulu, Netflix,etc. all work flawless without any buffers. I hope this get fixed soon or I’ll probably cancel my premium subscription from Crunchyroll and stick with illegal streaming services :(.
Fix this issue for iphone6s
by bryna485 on 2019/12/07 15:37
So I got this app so I can see more then Hulu I saw all the options and I saw my favorite so I decided to watch it and it gave me a pop up saying unable to load video I tried something else same thing I’m getting tired of having it happen so please fix it
Impossible to log on to
by iPodAvenger on 2019/12/07 15:29
Send password
Please comment or rate
by zZApolloCc on 2019/12/07 08:34
I would like a English dub only selection, A-Z with genres lastly date as well. It’s not a bad app just needs to add older and new shows. With new shows with dub asap, their are free sites that have (English) dubbed
Downloads
by black10101010 on 2019/12/07 05:44
The ability to download would be nice for offline watching.
The Ads bother me the Most! But I still love Crunchyroll!☺️
by itsyogurlmary234 on 2019/12/07 02:39
Well, I Like watching anime on Crunchyroll! But the problem is, the ads bother me. And I know everyone has been saying that the ads bother them. But if you can decrease the maximum of ads on Crunchyroll then it will fix everyone’s problems! And I mean everyone! And I still love Crunchyroll! I suggest you to watch your favorite Anime on Crunchyroll! But feel free to stop going on Crunchyroll if the ads bother you a lot! 😁
Just too many adds
by Kalibar5 on 2019/12/07 01:54
There like 5 adds in a row
I’m just tryin to see my waifu
by Buzzman ark on 2019/12/07 00:00
Too many adds, I’m just tryin to see my waifu, not three different adds for the same bed or insurance company, please please fix this
Good
by yeyeoejh on 2019/12/06 20:52
Very good
Too Many Ads
by somanytakennnicknames on 2019/12/06 18:32
I would like it if I wasn’t watching a twenty minute episode with ten minute long ads.
Chill on the ads
by peppas-longlost_sis. on 2019/12/06 13:22
Although I do love my anime’s, watching them in here is extremely difficult with the overload amount of ads in one episode. When I first downloaded and was going to watch my hero’s acedamia, when about 2 ads came on. I thought this was normal until about 2 minutes into the anime I got a buttload if 4 ADS until they were finished. Then after that, they kept coming until a total of 10 ads in just one episode. Seriously, need to chill on the ads, Crunchyroll. I think I’ll go back to watching online until this is fixed. Thank you.
Can’t create an account
by Ayato & Jacqui on 2019/12/06 05:25
I’ve attempted to create an account for Crunchyroll and it tells me there’s an error no matter how much I change the password or try using a new email. :/
Need to work on AD loading
by MeTheMonty on 2019/12/06 02:16
It takes longer for the ads to load on ps4 the what am watching it’s so frustrating
Unacceptable
by turtleoiss on 2019/12/06 02:10
It’s a joke how long the ad buffer time is for free users.
Anime fan
by Joe/Josue on 2019/12/06 01:54
This was garbage it keeps lagging and I purchased premium and it still gave me adds garbage
Crunchyroll messes up
by potatoe082496 on 2019/12/06 00:33
I switch payment methods even tho I still uses the apple subscription and it won’t recognize that I have the most expensive package and won’t let me watch the newest episodes or allow me access to anything I have to have a membership for
chill pill with the ads
by blacklightbanana on 2019/12/06 00:22
for real
Too many adds...
by GuineaPigGirl213 on 2019/12/05 21:26
It’s a really good app and I absolutely love it! But it has too many adds like more adds than YouTube and I thought that was impossible!it would be totally perfect if you could just lower down on the adds. Other than that maybe just the lag but it’s amazing!
Kills connection and too many adds
by Vitriol3 on 2019/12/05 18:25
{I use the iPad app} I have had to watch 3x or more the amount of adds compared to using a browser. I have had to watch adds because of mis-clicking, over tapping the screen, or just plain internet problems caused by this application. When the internet problems (caused by this app) occur I have to restart and rewatch the ads. I decided three or so times not to leave a review and to give the app a chance (maybe it was just my internet connection) but the problems continue with the mobile app. I have used it with the Roku app and the application of the roku doesn’t have the same effect on my connection that the iOS version does.
Too many ads
by Itsjosh711 on 2019/12/05 13:13
I understand that ads are needed, mostly for free viewers but I the amount of ads within the first 5 minutes is insane. You can’t control them and it’s locked. Normally you could watch a bit and skip. But nope not with this. They force feed it to you. I literally just took down the app and went to another source. You’ll be watching ads more then the actual show.
Won’t let me use my premium
by Arimatt on 2019/12/05 05:17
Horrible paid 15 dollars for what to see ads How?
Ads
by duck andy on 2019/12/05 04:01
Too much ads
Amazing!!!
by Gingerbread Woman2369 on 2019/12/05 02:23
This is the best way to keep yourself entertained!!!!! :)
Love it! Just my 1 complaint..
by tacocat rainbow suppreme on 2019/12/05 02:13
This app is fantastic! I love it so much! I’m can’t stop watching. I do use the free option because I’m cheap. My literal only complaint is that the ads are a bit to long. I don’t mind TO much but I could do with like, 10,15 second ads. Anyway, if you don’t mind that TO much then I think you should really get this app!!
Awesome!!!
by K3PZ on 2019/12/05 01:10
The Crunchyroll app provides some amazing quality for your favorite anime shows! It provides a nearly seeming endless list of entertaining anime shows and if thats not enough, they provide a low cost subscription that lets people watch new episodes of the latest anime shows an hour after japan! There are some downsides such as the long ads but overall this app is amazing and i recommend this to all anime fans.
ADD
by enakc on 2019/12/05 00:00
If you want to watch your anime for free then no you will sit through 10 adds this will happen 3 times or more in an episode and when you want to leave when there is a add YOU CANT and it’s so hard to just change the language or to add subtitles if you don’t pay 8 dollars a month then you will not watch your show it will take 45 min for a 20 min episode I got 58 adds in a row and I’m still counting so bye
Long load times
by She ydigigigxgxg on 2019/12/04 23:52
Takes forever to load a video, or don’t load it at all
Read it
by a. e. i. o. u. on 2019/12/04 16:59
It keeps saying that the video is not available and it also keeps telling me that I need to check my wifi even though i have wifi
Please
by Adjutant Stormy on 2019/12/04 07:48
Stop asking me for reviews
Does what it’s supposed to do!
by Chkn11 on 2019/12/04 05:29
Enjoy it
This is a serious issue and needs to be fixed
by Aidmom06 on 2019/12/04 04:47
Every time I go onto crunchy roll to watch anime I always seem to get ads, now, I know that that is an issue everyone faces, but (and this may only be with me) every couple weeks or so I get an ad (usually every 1 and a half weeks) that is just a white screen, I try to force close the app, that doesn’t work, I try uninstalling, that AND THAT doesn’t work, so, I’ve resorted to having to make a new account or terminate my old one very time to get it fixed, crunchyroll please fix this.
Need more shows.
by millera1282 on 2019/12/04 04:16
Need to add different shows. Pay too much to still have to go to other websites to watch different anime. Also need to add the movies for the anime.
not
by maya the puppy lover on 2019/12/04 03:04
working grrrrr
Let’s you watch anime
by Austin2kool on 2019/12/04 02:54
The problem I keep having is the constant buffering. I never have this problem on any site or app just but this one
BAD
by AlmondKayla on 2019/12/04 00:57
I downloaded the app and then deleted it because mostly everything you have to be premium.
Some pros and cons
by sk8rboy656 on 2019/07/05 17:05
So I’m going to start with the cons first of an uncontrollable amount of ads when I’m watching anime and I get one or two or even three ads I’m ok with but when I’m watching a 20 to 30 minute episode I’m getting over 10 ads per episode then it’s getting pretty annoying because it’s extremely hard to finish an episode for example I watch a 30 minute episode and I’m getting as many ads as I get it turns from a 30 minute episode to over an hour episode because of how many ads this is a problem you need to fix but what’s good about your app is it has a lot of different choices of anime and a lot of different genres to choose from I enjoy the app a lot but you need to cut the add limit dim from over ten to 3 and under and a lot of your app users would be a lot more satisfied and there would be nothing more to complain about so please fix this bug we would all appreciate it and we would use the app a lot more then trying to dig around the App Store and google play store and even the internet to try and watch our episode because we are so worried about getting as many ads as we are getting so please fix this app and listen to our complaints it would make using your app a lot easier thank you for your time and keep up your good work and good luck for the future.
Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up )
by YouShouldSponsorMe on 2018/09/19 04:28
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying ( I deleted some of the review but now that I have crunchyroll premium it puts a different mood to the anime and it’s super nice, though next time for crunchyroll regular membership, you should add the advertisements to be about that anime if possible or atleast about anime only )
Can’t even contact support
by Fieieiri on 2019/03/31 13:10
I used to have a premium membership about a year ago and decided to renew. I wanted to buy the standard premium membership again but it says on the app that they will give me a 14 day free trial and charge me for the membership after the trial ends, not a problem, I was actually happy about this. The problem is that the trial doesn’t even work. I check my iTunes subscriptions and it says that it is currently active but when I go into the app to watch a show, I still have to watch ads! That’s not even the worst part, whenever the ads start to load, I get a black loading screen, then it just freezes up and won’t do anything unless I force close out of the app. I can’t even watch a video with ads!!! I tried to just buy the membership outright without the 14 day trial since I was going to pay for it anyway, but I can’t get past the 14 day trial offer. Whenever you tap on the button to upgrade your account, it takes you to the 14 day free trial offer( which doesn’t work no matter how many times I retry it) and it won’t let me bypass the offer so I can just buy the membership, it’s like they don’t want my money! I tried contacting support on the “help” section in the app, AND SURPRISE SURPRISE THE APP FREEZES WHEN YOU TRY TO GET TO THE “CONTACT US” PART! I used to love watching my favorite anime on crunchyroll but I don’t think I’ll ever be paying for this service again after spending hours just trying to buy a membership unsuccessfully.
Useless unless you pay
by Gbashi on 2019/03/01 22:03
I honestly wish I could give it less than 1 star. I’ve only been using the app for three days and I have given up. I understand that the app works fine if you pay for a subscription, however, developers should understand that not everyone can afford to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. If they’re going to offer a free alternative and make you watch ads to compensate, the least they could do is make sure the free version actually works- otherwise just don’t offer it! Don’t make people waste their time! The first day this app worked great- I don’t care if I have to watch ads or even if the ads repeat. I understand it’s free so I don’t mind it. However, yesterday, I started to notice that the app freezes whenever an ad is about to play- the screen goes black and that’s it. There is nothing you can do but exit the app and restart it. Initially this only happened a few times, but now it’s to the point I can’t even START watching an episode because it freezes. I can restart the app 12 times (which I have), and it does the exact same thing each time. I’m done. I’m done using this app, wasting my time and dealing with this frustration. And now, even if I could or wanted to, there is NO WAY I’m ever going to give my money to Crunchyroll. If you’re going to give a free service and make it as crappy as possible just to get people to buy the subscription- don't even offer it to begin with. It’s low, a cheap trick. Just don’t.
Several errors and to many adds
by cas_jeager on 2019/07/21 21:22
I love Crunchyroll but the so called “video error” and the “trial error” along with the “connection loss” it gets very annoying, I’m sitting right by my WiFi box and all the sudden a pop up tab shows up in my screen saying that I have lost connection, I clearly had connection as I was connected to the WiFi the whole time but whenever it pops up it won’t let me leave the tab no matter how many times I press retry. The video error is very confusing as I have to stop and sit there for thirty mins to try and find out what the error is, I have tried to restart the app, I have exited out of it and went back in and tried to watch it again but the video error just kept popping back up. Every time I get an error I have to delete the app because the error will just keep coming back up on my screen even though I have done everything to try and get it to stop, I have re downloaded the app at least 19 times and I just got it 2 days ago. And the situation with the adds is stupid, I get 15 to 20 adds every time, I’m only watching 20-30 minute episodes and I spend at least 10 minutes every time watching one round of adds, and the there are 4 rounds of adds in each episode. It gets quite annoying, I hope they figure out something because this is getting annoying
Up front review
by Gee_Pineapple11 on 2018/03/23 13:58
So I’m not going to talk about ads because I've been premium for about 2 years now. If you don’t like ads get premium. It’s 6.99 a month I’m sure you spend that when you go to a fast food restaurant. I’ll talk about the interface, ease of use and how it handles peak time. So I’m giving 4 stars because it’s a good app to watch anime. I use the app about 4x times a week and of those 4 uses 2 I’d say are during peak days (Saturday and Sunday). Since the recent updates I only experienced bad connection a few times and it’s usually Saturday night when dragon ball super simulcast is going on. Somewhat annoyed I wait until the next day cause the entire app was shutdown and of no use. However the few bad times do not outweigh the countless hours of anime I’ve enjoyed over the years. I love that I can have a queue and it keeps track of where I leave off. I love the dark theme interface cause it’s easy on my eyes. I also enjoy that it shows the season we’re currently in and the period seasons for simulcast anime. It even has Korean drama tv which my wife loves. Also as a premium member you’re able to gift a free membership every month to another person. Overall great app.
App with identity crisis
by Bob Kerstetter on 2017/10/22 23:57
Crunchyroll publishes awesome anime. But the app has an identity crisis. Login with a paid subscriber account and everything works great. Five stars. Seriously. It is very well done. But — and this is huge — not everyone can afford the monthly fees and the execution of the advertising ruins the app. No stars. Crunchyroll needs the advertising to fund the delivery of no-cost anime to its free subscribers. It is the TV broadcasting business model. No problem. But the technology used to insert the ads fails to match the quality of the overall app. The ads lock up the app. They also repeat themselves three times in a row in the same ad break. And while the ads are supposed to be targeted to the interests of the viewers, they are not. If Crunchyroll could get the advertising to work correctly, advertising could possibly make more money per user than paid subscriptions. Determining the interests of viewers is pretty easy. You just ask them. Do interesting ads and people will click them. Streaming technology is good enough to never lock up an app. And never repeat ads during the same break. I will never buy a Volvo no matter how many times you run the ad. I'm a Subaru guy. You should already know that. Have Subaru tell me about its awesome technology and I will click the ad to find out more info. Everyone wins — Crunchyroll, advertisers and anime fans. Fix it please.
Uncontrollable ads!
by Llama&Alpacas on 2019/06/10 13:15
In order to actually watch a show, you have to sit through so many ads it’s unbelievable and unacceptable. In my experience, my screen will just go black and an ad will play when I first click on episode. Then, it’ll load and I go down to the bottom to skip through the intro and as if the app is punishing me for doing so, it’ll just give me ads! No joke, it’ll play an ad then another and another, etc. There will be no option to skip ads, exit out of them, anything! Really, you just get stuck in a cycle of ads restarting! Seriously, this matter needs to be addressed. I’d have to exit out of the app. It was so bad once (I sat through 3 ads in counting) and I closed the app. Then I went back in and just when I went to keep watching my episode, not only did it start it completely over, it spammed me with ads! I deleted it. End of story. I don’t think you should have to pay money for good service. You wouldn’t pay your waiter constantly at a restaurant to get them to perform a nice service with a good attitude, would you? Should you have to? No! So I think, you shouldn’t have to pay the app for good service and no nonstop ads! I get it if you’re on free and you get ads, but having them play nonstop is unacceptable. And I get it, you have to pay the people who work for you, but not by torturing us who download into getting premium by spamming us with ads upon ads upon ads.
For real
by anastasia.reed on 2018/07/11 04:23
If you guys are going to put stuff that may have many other episodes or movies or whatever you should put them all. Like black butler for instance. Pretty sure there is a book of Atlantic, you should put that and there is black butler in wonderland or Ciel in wonderland but that should be added too. Asking the sailor moon series I know for a fact that the sailor moon on there now is the new version I can tell by how she transforms, I think the other sailor moon movies or episodes should be on here as well. I could tell by the transformation as I recal her arm never looked like spaghetti and they never changed into sailor senshi like that. Also there should be less ads! There is constantly so many ad pop ups it drives me nuts! Instead of about 25 ads you should put like maybe 5 or 6 or even give them a choice or something. Bc not everyone wants to be watching there favorite anime and then a super juicy part comes on then BOOM! An ad pops up. Not a very good thing now is it? You might get lower ratings but I still think this is a gr8 app! But there does need to be some stuff fixed but other than those things this is a totally cool app.
Bugs are annoying but anime is good
by ALonelyWalker on 2019/07/05 04:53
I mean the only thing that really stops me from rating five stars is the amount of bugs with the app. I feel like it’s gotten worse since 2 years ago. The site crashes whenever a popular anime episode is released I assume because of high traffic, certain anime have weird audio noises, it doesn’t let me click any episode in the all episodes screen except maybe episode 1 or 2, it logs me out in the middle of an episode or just whenever I close the app, it doesn’t load the new updated episodes screen occasionally, I can’t pause the episode anymore if I’ve hit the rewind 10s button, and the list goes on. I appreciate the anime in a convenient user friendly app, but the bugs are getting worse than what you would expect in a Bethesda game. Oh, and this isn’t directly related to the app, but crunchyroll customer support or service or whatever is garbage. It’s slow and not helpful at all. I tried telling them about the audio problems but it wasn’t worth waiting on slow replies and generic unhelpful replies telling me to redownload the app. I’ve been able to tolerate these things up until now but if they don’t do something about these bugs then I’m just not going to keep giving them my money. It’s pretty simple
Your Biggest Problem!
by Lupine 🌸 on 2018/10/21 17:51
Hello! You have a wonderful app here, but unfortunately, if you haven’t noticed, a lot of people tend to complain about the amount of ads! We know all these ads are for promotion and they help you continue to support your work, but to have well over 10 ads playing on one 20-30 minute episode is pretty excessive. It makes episodes difficult to have fun watching, as even the most intense or beautiful scenes in animes are ruined by nonstop ad play. To fund your business and such, I understand these ads are necessary, and so are Premium features! But it’s a vast difference in reasonable expectations and business affairs. I know you strive to make Crunchyroll a well thought out app for anime, but it does get pretty sickening to watch so many ads per episode. And sooner or later, you start losing members who can’t afford your Premium Membership. The ads get too much for them to handle and they quit using your products! You’re gradually losing users, and those who pay Premium are the only ones who profit you, but even the cost can get too much! All in all, I highly suggest finding a way through this major issue. If these ads start to get too extreme, the number of users you get will only go downhill. This is one of your biggest conflicts within the Crunchyroll community. Thank you!
No support?
by stevenleevan on 2017/10/08 23:08
This service has the potential to be really awesome. I tried the free trial and started watching right away and ended up keeping the subscription for premium going. There are some annoyances such as when I try to fast forward through intros It can sometimes take 3-5 minutes to even play the show again and it usually happens multiple times. My biggest issue though, and reason for 2 stars is that I was having an issue where my password was not working when trying to sign in on my other devices. When I tried to reset password, the link never came. I tried multiple times a day to reset and yes I checked spam and every folder but nothing. I reached out to customer service which got back to me quickly but they said that I have no account with them yet I’m being billed for premium. They escalated the issue but I never heard back and this was almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve sent another help request and haven’t heard back at all. For some reason now I’m able to sign in with my password to other devices but my premium account status is gone yet I’m still paying for the subscription. I’ve even tried unsubscribing and subscribing and issue persists. This has really become annoying and I’d love to give more stars and continue service if they could resolve my issue!
Great Concept with Too Many Bugs and Ads
by DraconikWarlock on 2019/10/09 04:03
My experience with this app has been mixed. I love that it offers free anime and manga most of which is quality stuff and not cheap knockoffs or filler. However, each episode of whatever anime you watch is filled with anywhere from 12-15 unskippable 30 second ads. These ads interrupt the episode (usually at breaks in the episode or before the credits roll) and play around 3-4 at a time. The ads are really annoying. They are pervasive. You can’t skip to another section without watching all the ads that were designated before then. If you accidentally rewind before the ad, bad luck: you have to watch two minutes of ads again. All of this directs you to buy one of the premium packages available. The cheapest one is $8 which is very expensive for what it offers. This would all be tolerable except for the bugs. Sometimes the video buffers and when I tried to buy one of the premium packages, something went wrong and I still was required to watch the ads. The purchase history said that I bought the free trial but the app disagrees. If the developers improved it so that there were less ads, more bearable ad breaks, or a cheaper premium subscription; the app would be a lot better.
Best anime app
by Sir Colt on 2019/09/13 03:03
Friend turned me on to CRoll a few years back. Haven’t looked back since! Went premium right away, and honestly, I don’t even care that it went to 7.99. I canceled my Netflix in favor of it. I watch Crunchyroll probably 5-6 days a week. My queue is a mile long and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ve seen more shows than I can keep track of, and even rewatched some that I’d already seen, completely forgetting I had already seen them. They have the newest shows during the hottest trends, and with the fastest turnaround time between Japan’s original air time and their stream release. It’s literally like same-day. Back in the day we had to torrent shows and find awful sites to try and get anime from, and some of it (most of it) wasn’t even legal. Or the subs were done by fan groups that got a lot wrong. If you’re an anime fan, skip the other garbage and just drop the 8 bucks a month for premium. It’s worth it. Not to mention that I’ve met some of the staff at Otakon and they’re genuinely cool people. I’ll gladly give them my cash to support what they’re doing. They do it better than everyone else. Thanks, CRoll!
Requisit app for anime fans
by Darkfiresun on 2019/02/05 01:29
I've been a Crunchyroll premium member for a few years now, so can't speak for those that are complaining about ads. Premium is ad free and the service and app has been pretty stellar. I primarily stream from my PS4, occasionally from iPad, and PS3. The PS3 app will lock up sometimes, but I blame that more on Sony no longer supporting/updating the platform. PS4 and iPad are pretty reliable. I recently discovered that Crunchyroll has age restriction settings that are active by default. Once you log in on the website, and change those settings, an entire new crop of shows are available to stream that I never knew Crunchyroll carried. Crunchyroll has also gotten a lot more of the the currently airing shows that were not available on any service in the west previously. In the last week a few current shows popped up in my feed that I had been having to track down through other, less convenient means. Making me, and other people who enjoy those more niche shows very happy. so kudos to them on that. For considerably less a month than Netflix, just go premium and save yourself the ads.
Amazing, love it!
by DragonGamer_67 on 2019/07/21 06:04
CrunchyRoll in my honest opinion is one of the best platform to watch anime on, and this is not a fact is just my opinion. Since I’m paying for subscription I don’t have a single ad to worry about, and I get to watch everything pretty well. Even the CrunchyRoll app does pretty well too, I just have a small problem with it but nothing to worry about (and is not related to ads, not random log offs, etc). I would recommend you to use CrunchyRoll on a computer though like me if you can, since is much better. Overall, it has great anime, great quality, rarely any bugs at all, and no issue. Maybe a lot more bugs and glitches for mobile users but since I use mostly my computer for CrunchyRoll I rarely experience any of those, or none at all. Since I mainly use VRV when watching on mobile (doesn’t mean I don’t use VRV to watch on my computer, matter of fact I still use VRV more often on my computer than on my phone) that makes it a lower chance for me to run into those things. Btw, you can pay for one subscription on VRV and have both premium on VRV and CrunchyRoll.
Love it but I do have just a few complaints...
by Saracastically on 2018/12/30 02:45
Okay, so I’d like to start my review with everything I loved about the app. PROS: User-friendly mechanics and set up? Yep. Tons and tons of variety to choose from? Definitely. Free? Indeed it is! Well done and accurate subtitles! You betcha! Overall, it’s a pretty great app, but I do have some complaints that made me give it one less star. CONS: It has a LOT of ads, and I mean a LOT. I mean, you can always get premium for a monthly fee, but I want to give a review about the experience about the average user. There is also a glitch that whenever I get a skippable ad, when I try to skip it, it will continuously replay it until I watch the whole thing. My only other complaint is that it’s kind of a bother that you can’t exit out of an episode once an ad starts. SUMMARY: It’s a wonderful app filled with fantastic, popular animes and dramas. And as annoying as the constant ads are, we must not take for granted that we have access to hundreds and hundreds of episodes subbed anime’s for FREE. It’s mind boggling to me that they don’t require any fees or memberships just to watch. There are a few bugs, but I’m willing to overlook them as they aren’t that bad.
NoT eVeRyOnE cAn AfForD tHe $7 A mOnTh
by Couldn'tthinkofanickname123 on 2019/07/15 17:59
I originally came here to give my review and ask for a small glitch to be fixed, but instead found a bunch of whiny babies complaining about the non-premium version of the app where you have ads and other annoying things. I like the app. I have the subscription and I have no problem with paying $7 a month for it. If you can’t afford $7 a month and can’t stand the ads then just pirate the shows on other websites and stop complaining (don’t condone this).Now finally on to the review. I love this app. The only issue I have with the app is that for the last two months I’ve been getting logged out daily and have to keep logging in, even in the middle of an episode it will log me out but I can finish the episode no problem. The session expires a lot which is annoying and is the cause of the log outs but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, just a bit annoying . Support says they’re aware of the issue but don’t know when it’ll be fixed. Not gonna promise 5 stars if it’s fixed like every 1 star review from non-premium users do lol but if it gets fixed and I remember I’ll give it 5 stars. Thanks for reading
Bad interface
by evohflame on 2019/03/02 00:54
The interface is really bad, I recommend you guys watch it on your computer and get a chrome extension for crunchyroll instead (plus you’re able to use Adblock so no more ads for the 7th time in a row) Shows some cool anime I guess but the interface it so bad. Many examples is how when you go backwards in the video by 5 secs at a time I am unable to pause it until 5 secs later or longer or when repeatedly pressing the button to go forward every 5 sec the video buffer for way to long and even lags. Also the fact how when you swipe the video all the way at the beginning it starts at 0:01 sec for some odd reason (same thing happens when at the end of the video). Another thing is watching a video that I was halfway done. Why would you ask me if I want to start all the way from the beginning? If I want to start all the way from the beginning then I would do it myself I don’t want you to ask me about it every time I start an episode I was almost finished watching. I also hate how you can’t pick the next episode while watching a video at the same time. You also can’t change it to dub or sub while watching the video. Instead I have to go out of my way to get out of the video and specifically look for the one I want to watch which takes so long and very inconvenient for me. That’s my 2 cents.
Yeah no I hate this app now!
by chimpmunk_posiden_zelda on 2019/04/06 03:27
Developers, I got the app just a view days ago and I really love watching anime. I mean it’s an anime app of course. I started watching a series and for the first 3 episode worked beautiful nothing was wrong. Then it came to the 4th episode I watched the beginning and then the part where the add comes up it just stopped. The screen went black and nothing was working I tried restarting the app, exiting out of the app and nothing worked. If I could I would give this app lower. I heard great things from Crunchyroll and it should work perfect but that’s with the monthly fee. Not everyone wants to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. I understand well that’s how you make your money. I the end there is a button that makes you not sign up and I didn’t exactly want to sign up I just want to watch anime. I don’t plan of signing up either. You made it free so at least have the decency to make it work for free. Even you want make bonus packages where you sign up you get your add free for so many things you do etc. I would love if you could figure this out other wise this is a good app but no one should deal with that. The app is great don’t get me wrong it’s neat it has good anime’s and have info. On the anime. The problem I have with it, is watching it. Please change that part and the app will be such a good app! Thank you!
My Thoughts.
by Frozen Scar Gaming on 2018/10/30 22:50
I personally think that Crunchyroll is a great streaming service. It allows me to watch hundreds of anime although I do have some complaints. Probably does have a Lotta new were enemies and a lot of other ones they don’t really play, got a couple of the older shows that I would like to watch( Hamtaro ), you know the anime with hamsters. Despite that I still love Crunchyroll get a cigarette streaming service that allows me access to a lot of the shows that I’m not able to watch on Netflix example overload. Fortunately the free service has a lot of which tend to repeat, a lot. It’s not like Netflix though where you need a credit card it’s just if you don’t want advertisements if you have to get premium. Overall it is a fantastic streaming service and a whole lot or more reliable than others. Thank you Crunchyroll developers for making this awesome streaming service without you well some animes just wouldn’t be within my watch. Please add some of the other Aminé that’s market friend no complaints but I would like to watch my anime hamsters. :-)
Ads
by Just-A-Human on 2018/05/19 00:52
So I don’t mind ads in small quantities. I wouldn’t have a problem if we got three to even four ads per episode, “per episode” being the key terms here. But that’s not the case. Instead, we have to suffer through four to six ads every eight or so minutes at their designated tick marks. To make matters worse, if for some reason the episode is not working and we have to leave and come back, clicking on the same episode results in you having to watch another six ads just to get back into it. Yes, I understand that Crunchyroll has to support themselves some way, but is this really necessary? Considering the amount of people who frequent the app and binge anime like I do, I think three ads per episode would be a more reasonable amount. Having to sit through six ads every ~eight minutes really kills the viewing experience for me, especially when I’m invested in a show. Maybe if we only had to watch four ads in one sitting at the beginning it would be more tolerable. Everything considered, it’s more convenient to get your anime on a free site like Kissanime (that sometimes doesn’t even work anyway) then sit around for the amount of ads that this app shoves down your throat.
How hard is it to load an ad?!?!
by . Grimm gears on 2019/06/01 08:16
I completely understand that ads are a necessity and have absolutely 0 problem watching them. However, when you have an unskippable ad that takes up to 10 minutes to load (or longer I just refuse to wait longer then that,) that’s just rediculous. I shouldn’t have to close and reopen Crunchyroll every other time I hit a commercial break just so I don’t end up taking literally an hour to watch an episode of a show. On top of that, it’s absolutely killer that I have to take an ad break and watch all the ads that I would have watched by that point when I’m resuming an episode. A) I already watched ads to get that far, do you really need to make me watch a dozen ads just to finish the last 5 minutes of an episode? And (more importantly) B) if I have to close my app because your 30second ads take longer to load then the 30 minute episode, why would you make me watch more ads, basically raising my chance of getting stuck again, just to finish watching the episode? It’s just ridiculous that a 30 second ad would take 10 minutes to load, and it has nothing to do with my connection since the show I’m watching doesn’t need time to buffer or anything, it streams perfectly.
Wait for episodes after they come out
by Sir Boxington williams on 2018/07/28 07:48
So a thing I’ve noticed is that when a new episode comes out, you have to wait a solid week. An entire week to watch a single episode that is riddled with tons of ads, the ads I’m fine with but it’s the time that they have made for this and even if you try to use the free trial they charge you right after seven days. It’s not really a “free trial” if your going to need credit card info now I’m aware this means you could create alternative accounts and get unlimited trial access so there’s that. But you can’t see the IP of where an email address came? And if more than one account was created from that IP. I mean sure I guess they need their money to let anime on their streaming platform, but the fact that you MUST wait a week is just ridiculous. Not only do I want to watch that episode but I can’t it sits there and taunts me with that gold crown. Another thing I want to address is the whole youtuber promotion free trial is the same exact thing as the free trial, no credit card no trial. Even though this whole rant of mine won’t change a corporate giant worth well over hundreds of millions of dollars, even the smallest response is all that matters.
Keep up the great services
by This game is ruined on 2019/09/02 05:59
tbh crunchyroll isn’t even that bad. Kids are just mad about the ads they get from when they watch free but in reality you can get no ads from just paying 8 bucks a month. It really isn’t a lot. I can understand if your parents or you can’t afford it but most of the time when you see a toxic comment about crunchyrolls ads and the monthly charges it’s just kids that can’t get it for their reasons. I personally am 12 and have the premium from just asking my mom. Most 10-15 year olds are just use to watching anime on illegal websites like kissanime and don’t want to pay to or can’t watch anime on any sites like crunchyroll and funimation. You guys aren’t doing anything wrong and keep up the great service 👍. P.S if you guys want to satisfy your customers even more I’d recommend forgetting about the weird drama tv shows and focus on getting more dubbed anime for the more popular anime that don’t have dubs yet. I don’t really mind watching subbed anime as I prefer it over dubbed but this would boost you guys upwards
Eh..
by LILLY THORNBURG on 2018/06/23 20:37
I think the app is great and all, but there are some tweaks. The first one is the pause button. Half the time I can’t pause the video to read something because it’s a loading circle-thing. So, I miss the moment, cause me to have to press the 10 sec. back or forward button, but then an ad-attack happens, which brings me to my next complaint. I can’t really call this a anime show app for Japan’s best hits because of all the ads. It seems like it’s a free ad show. Now, I know you can buy the premium, which gets you no ads, but, do we look like trillionares? (I mean come on, we bought this app to watch FREE shows, jeez!) Also, why doesn’t the ad have a pause option? You may need to do something in your household or your parents called you to do stuff, and are we supposed to bring your device with you while it’s playing a whole bunch of ads? And if you leave it, the show will play without you knowing, and if you go to far back cause you missed to much, ATTACK ON AD TITAN! If they had these shows on satellite it would probably have WAY less commercials/ad breaks. Either way, it’s great and I’m really enjoying Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid. Thanks, please fix though....
The Ads are broken
by Rawerisnt on 2019/10/03 04:47
Ok so I’ve used this app for YEARS on my iPad and my playstation, it has never really worked well on my iPad but I always managed and on my PlayStation it’s by far the best though the ads jump and skip and it’s horrible horrible background noise. I’ve watched an entire anime on my computer with no problem using crunchy roll, the ads worked well and didn’t freeze or anything. Now I’m gonna get to the point here, I’ve recently gotten Crunchyroll for my phone and let me just start by saying It has taken me three days just to watch 1 and 1 1/2 episode of Mob Psycho because the ads take forever to load and or don’t even work in the first place. I watched through an entire ad and the video started like normal and two seconds later another ad comes out of nowhere. I work 6 12s and don’t have time to site for an hour when I get home just to watch 15 ads on one episode of an anime when I have to get up at 3 in the morning, it’s miserable and frustrating when I need 30 min to destress and have to distress from the darn ads...this was my ted talk...thanks for reading if you even did.
Broken. (Resolved)
by Con$!gliari on 2019/04/02 16:44
Been an avid user of Crunchyroll for years with very few complaints, but quality has declined dramatically over the past 10 months or so. It has now reached the point where the service is effectively non-functional. Current version of Crunchyroll consistently crashes upon loading ads or resuming video. Billing issues seem to be increasingly common as evidenced by both my personal experience and current complaint threads on forums like Reddit, so upgrading to Premium is no longer the cure-all it historically was. Crunchyroll still has the BEST selection of anime, but good luck actually watching any. Edit: Premium service remained unavailable a week after purchasing. Crunchyroll support never responded to the submitted support form aside from a form letter that contained advertising for other products. I ended up having to seek a refund through Apple. Resolution: The Crunchyroll team did respond shortly after last edit. The first resolution they attempted didn’t work to restore functionality, but they were much quicker to respond to that failure and presented a satisfactory resolution within a few days. I am now satisfied if slightly wary about future issues.
Great app!
by Rhonda n TX on 2019/05/17 01:17
This app is actually great! I was pretty worried because I saw quite a few reviews saying it was a bad app, but honestly it’s not at all! Yes, it does have ads when it’s not premium, but not too many. 3 times an episode I get about six ads that are usually only 5 seconds. I only use it when I’m at home, so I don’t know about how it is outside of that. I always have been looking for a good source of anime and a way to support the artists. There is so much anime on here! I honestly thought the subtitles would annoy me and i would fall asleep while trying to read them without English voice actors, but I often forget about it and binge watch shows! When I first got it, I was nervous it would start acting up like the reviews said, but mine didn’t at all! I find this a very useful app, especially if you LOVE anime like me. When I first got this app, I was overwhelmed with how much anime there is on here! I’ve never had so many options! I recommend you get premium, but all in all, it’s a great app either way in my opinion.
Can’t get into my account
by 666666ismyname on 2019/03/17 05:01
I’m just writing this review because I can’t get into my account. Well, I guess I’ll start from the beginning. One day when I opened Crunchyroll, I got automatically signed out. Which makes no sense because I have been using Crunchyroll for over a year now, and this has never happened. Because of this, I forgot my password but at that moment, that didn’t really matter to me, I just thought “okay, this is fine, I can just reset my password” I tried doing that but then got a message saying “there was an error resetting your password” at this point I was seriously confused. But there is one other thing I could do. I tried resetting my password with a different email and then got a notification saying “link sent, try your email for instructions” so I went to my email and waited for 5 minutes...10 minutes...30 minutes... a whole hour later, and still no email. Please someone help, I don’t want to have to make a new account and find all the stuff I had bookmarked. Which believe me, it was A LOT. And I wonder, was the update the cause of this?
Terrible !!!
by @tonie on 2017/10/15 14:03
Absolutely terrible. I only purchased this app to support anime. The app worked great on my Apple TV last year and on my IPhone. But over the last few months, the app has been absolutely terrible.. I’ve probably seen more commercials then I’ve seen anime. There’s constant buffering and freezing. Once a show starts don’t you dare touch a button, you’ll be looking at another few minutes of buffering, plus commercials.. Their slow servers totally kill any momentum the show your watching has built. So I upgraded to premium to see if it would help. Well it didn’t ! Same problems. I’m so disappointed. I said o well , it’s only 6.99 and I’m doing a good thing by supporting the anime community. But the problems are so consistent, that they can’t be ignored. The service their providing consistently ruins the positive feelings that i have each and every week, when I go to it to watch a new episode of my favorite show. Enough is enough. I’ve given Crunchyroll to many chances. I’d rather go back to streaming my favorite show illegally. At least it won’t be interrupted by commercials or buffering, and it will not cost me anything. Crunchyroll has potential but for right now it’s not for me.. I’ll check back in the future to see if they’ve gotten their crap in order.
Love it, but some problems (well many)
by PunkRockPeyton on 2019/09/02 21:08
I love this app for watching anime due to its vast collection and genres, but there are many problems that make me not want to even use it, or tempted to delete it and get another app for this use. For starters I’m sure you’ve heard this, but there are to much adds. WAY to much. I understand this app is free to many and that’s why adds are used but we don’t need ten of them to make that happen. Not only is there mass amounts of adds, but they pop up about three times per episode and it’s very annoying because it just won’t stop with the adds. The worst problem I’ve been having though is after the long add breaks, when it ends and the episode is back to where it left of before the adds, the sound doesn’t work, or the sub titles and animation is to slow for the sound. Because of this I would have to exit out of it, go back in the episode and resume, but whet happens when I try to do that? A truck load of adds, and then again the episode glitches and has one of those problems again after all the add watching. This happens way to often and it’s highly frustrating.
Opinions are different, but here is mine!
by LoonLynx on 2018/08/24 03:51
Honestly, I love Crunchyroll! 1. It has A LOT of anime..I mean there are soo many. Although, it doesn’t have a really popular anime series called “Tokyo Ghoul” which surprises me. But, there are a lot more popular ones one there and more! 2. Dubbed vs subtitled! Crunchyroll is a subtitled anime app. I don’t think any anime on there is dubbed. Funimation is the only dubbed anime app I know of. (There are probably more, I am aware) BUT, I don’t care if it’s subtitled! I personally love and prefer subtitle anime. I do like dubbed because I have seen dubbed anime before. So yes, Crunchyroll is a subtitled anime app! :) 3. The ads. I know this is everyone’s concern in these reviews I have seen. I honestly don’t care about ads. It’s fine, at least you get to watch the anime! And, if you aren’t premium...it’s ok! I’m not premium, I don’t really care to wait to watch the newest episodes XD( ik..I’m random.) LAST THING: Overall, I really like this app! Adds and premium don’t bother me. So, yes this is an amazing anime app in my eyes. Sorry this is so long! 🤗👍
Decent app, many issues
by Jeheiehdbdhsudh on 2018/09/15 23:03
Crunchyroll undoubtedly exceeds the competition in terms of the range of anime one could watch. Sadly, with or without premium, issues occur on both sides. From what I’ve read, those with premium still have bugs/glitches which is completely unprofessional on Crunchyroll’s half; considering premium members paid for high quality service and deserve to have what they paid for. Whereas those without premium may have to watch a few ads. But the amount of ads on Crunchyroll begs for consumers to find a “better service”. And though they may not be paying directly, watching ads helps sponsors for Crunchyroll progress further in popularity; therefore, sponsors can then pay more to Crunchyroll so they can have longer ads which increases popularity and it goes on, and on. Therefore, if Crunchyroll desires to compete with the competition, instead of being concerned on how fast they can get money in there wallet. They should start putting their fan bases concerns into account.
Something wrong with the ad
by reddrafon on 2019/02/27 03:50
Ok so I’m just watching the anime and the an ad play so I’m like aright but then when the ad plays nothing pops up so I exit out of it and go back then it works. Now when I try that it doesn’t work it like “here an ad” then it give me no ad so I try everything to give me the ad to continue the show but nothing works. So I’m just waiting there seeing a blank screen just waiting for the ad. I had waited SO LONG for the ad to pop up (it was 4 hour) I was determined to get the ad to pop up. I just gave up on waiting for this ad to pop up because I know that it’s not going to so I’m like “welp” I’m doing something else. Then after a day or so I went back to see if it was happening again it went back to normal the after one episode it like “ ohh you wanna watch the second episode nope”. Then my screen turned blank so I reset the app then try watching other show but it didn’t work the same thing happen. So can you please look into it. If you do then thank you.
Help!!
by Kula be on 2019/07/30 04:33
You see when I first started using Crunchyroll I was just a regular person and I didn’t want to spend money on it if I wasn’t gonna be on the app all the time but as time went I noticed that I was on the app a lot so then I needed to upgrade to premium and so I did after a while later I couldn’t pay the bill for it every month so I took a time off of Crunchyroll even tho I didn’t delete the app I still had it on my phone it’s just that I wasn’t paying money for it I was just using with ads. But now I want go back to premium and so I I upgraded to premium again and now I can’t seem to go back to my premium and every time I try to purchase it says you already have purchased premium and whenever I try to stream an anime it doesn’t let me and it tells me to upgrade but when I try to upgrade it tells me I already upgraded so now I’m just lost and confused and when I checked my apple subscriptions it says next bill is due on aug 24 so plz help me
Good App (if you can afford the monthly subscription)
by Brony swag on 2018/03/27 02:59
The Crunchyroll app seriously is my favorite streaming app for anime, above Netflix and some competitors notorious for extremely long load times (and excessive data use). I find Crunchyroll uses less data when I stream my shows and doesn’t drain my battery as excessively. The integration of the queue and the updated episodes works well for me and the shows I watch as they air in Japan. My only complaint lies in the ads. While I am now a paid subscriber thanks to the continuous use of the app and chip-ins from my family members who also utilize it, I was an unpaid subscriber for a while, and man do these ads kill. Several will play at a time, lagging the video and appearing in sometimes strange blocks of the video. Not only this, the skip button often will just pause the ad, and take several taps to pass. While this is easily fixable simply by upgrading, I hope that Crunchyroll would improve the ad quality, and targetedness for my homies on the unpaid subscription service. Still, great app!
Nice app but one crucial crutch
by RykerK7 on 2019/08/03 05:08
I love this app and this service, yes there are a lot of ads but the price for premium is not that steep. My issue is that I’ve found if you try to start a show or watch an episode too far from the start of the season or series the episode will not load at all (Example: Trying to start watching a show from episode 26 rather then episode 1 or 2), deleting the app or resetting it will not solve this issue either. The only resolution is to go to the start of your show (Episode 1) and press the next episode button until you arrive at your desired episode (Which is horrifying for shows like One Piece which I believe has up to 900 episodes if not more). This method is basically impossible for non premium members however. Due to the amount of ads you will receive at the beginning of each episode you wish to watch, skipping through 20 - 30 episodes takes much longer then desired. This is the only issue I have found with this app, I love it quite a lot and will continue to use it on my computer which seems to not have this issue.
Great App!!!
by Auddy Da Flowey on 2019/05/26 17:19
Hello, my name is Autumn. I’m a 13 year old otaku and let me just say this app is great! I use a free version of this app and contrary to popular beliefs, the ads aren’t that bad! If you use Crunchyroll through your PlayStation you only have to watch 3-5 ads per ad break. If you use it on your phone there’s a bit more per ad break. Also there’s only about 3-4 ad breaks per episode. There’s also a wide variety of shows on her! Crunchyroll has lots of different genres! Crunchyroll also has the shows up to date. If you have a premium account you can watch a show the day it comes out! If you don’t have premium you just have to wait one week before you can watch that episode. Crunchyroll mostly contains sub animes, but they do have some dub if that’s more your style. My only complaint is that the first season of Diabolik Lovers won’t show up yet the second one will. Overall it’s great app, especially if you like anime or want to get into anime!
Excellent app!
by Menma-san on 2018/01/15 00:33
A lot of people complain about the ads, but don’t realize that the membership solves all of the problems they are talking about. For the huge difference in viewing experience with and without ads, membership is worth it. Anyways, on to rating the app itself, I gave it a 4 because it does everything it is supposed to. Amazing quality videos, search bar actually works unlike many apps, 10 sec play forward and playback feature along with the other basic features for videos are all great, and the platform is simple and perfect for video watching smoothly. The only glitch I have found is that sometimes, for some anime, every episode is not shown due to some coding error, but you can still end up watching it if you go to previous episode or history. The only thing that would make this app perfect would be allowing a comment section like Twitch, and the review and rate feature. But I can wait for these if implementing them now is going to ruin the smoothness of the current app.
Good but needs improvements.
by Dover luver on 2018/08/02 02:26
I really like this streaming service. I really like how you don’t need Premium so you can watch all the episodes if you’re favorite anime. But how good this service sounds, it still needs improvements. First off, I know that you want to advertise other shows that are on your app and other apps that are made from you but I think you need to tone down the amount of adds that you give to us during an episode. Sometimes it happens during the most exciting or most dramatic scene of the episode. I would like it if there was about two- three adds at the beginning of the episode instead of many separated from each other during an episode. Second, I would really like it if you can add dubbed versions of the anime you have for us. I’m started to get tired to read subtitles for my hero academia,boruto,and dragon ball super. Much appreciated if you you can do these things to make you’re app even better. Thank you for reading this review and hopefully you’ll take the time to make these improvements.
This app WAS good for a while but...
by Kindafishy on 2018/06/13 14:06
I’ve been using this app for a while and it is a really nice way to be able to catch-up to all of my favourite shows. But it has a few issues. First, the ads breaking up the action sometimes ruins the show for me. My recommendation would be to play the ads before the show starts so viewers can watch the entire show without having ads right in the middle. Second, from personal experience, the app seems to crash often when trying to play a video. I would click on the show I want to watch then, I would get this weird visual glitch where the screen is rotated to landscape but the app isn’t and a portion of the screen is black, then it crashes. This is a major annoyance to me and anyone else who has this reoccurring problem. Lastly, recently when I try to open the app, it gives me an error message and I can’t even open the app. It won’t let me get past the logo screen so I can’t watch any of my shows on my phone. Overall, I’m happy that I get to watch all of my shows on this app, but I am also disappointed at the poor design and stability of the app. 2 stars
Ads are Broken and Out of Control on Free Version
by TennesseeTweety on 2018/05/24 00:35
Before I became a premium member three years ago, I streamed for free and could deal with the ads and the service was great. I recently cancelled my membership to divert funds to another streaming site carrying a series I really want to watch thinking, “I can tolerate a few ads for the few series that I be watching on Crunchyroll...” Sadly the free service is worst than I ever remember it being. I finally got fed up when on returning to an anime episode after a commercial break the audio dropped out. I closed the stream and resumed the episode, sat through two commercial breaks totaling about 8 ads, one of them repeated 3 times, and when the episode finally resumed, still no audio 😑. This is not the first time this has happened. It’s a good thing I’ve experienced the premium service because I wouldn’t be inclined to pay Crunchyroll for premium service based on such a dismal first impression. Also, I normally would report such technical problems via the help section of the app but since Crunchyroll has decided to disable it, I decided to air my grievances via app review since as a paid member I was prompted to write a review many times. Enjoy☺️
My feedback
by JaMeS bArReTt Is BoSs on 2019/01/04 00:08
Hello there. I’m just here to say that this app is amazing. I love watching the anime on it but the ads won’t stop coming after every 2 minutes. Then it goes to the point to where I’m not even able to watch episode but am only allowed to watch the Ads. I don’t mind watching the ads every once in a while but not after the episode of an anime just starts. I do like this app a lot but if I wasn’t getting so many ads at once there would’ve been 5 stars. And honestly I’m getting mad at the fact that there are so many ads to where I can’t watch much of anything. Even after the ad is done there’s just more and more playing the second the other ad ends. I just wanna watch the anime at least with just 3 ads. I’m only on episode 2 of an interesting anime all because of the ads. I would’ve at least gotten halfway through with it if there weren’t so many ads. Well overall, please just make it to where there are only 3 ads each episode or 1 each episode. That’s I have to say until something gets fixed. But either way thanks for making this app so great. But please remove ALOT of the ads. Thanks your time and keep working hard on great apps like this!
Pros and cons
by drag race killer on 2019/09/10 15:41
Let’s start off with cons, I’ve been getting three to five ads in each mid roll and they get pretty repetitive i would love if you guys got it down to one ad per mid roll and it gets even more annoying after the ad repeats the same message over and over again and really you can’t find animes like gun gale online i looked everywhere and searched for it. Nothing appears and i know that if you annoy people with ads they will subscribe to your premium service and it’s really a hard bargain if you are getting paid minimum wage after rent and tax and responsibilities hope you guys can do something about that and the pros are there is a wide selection of anime to watch but most don’t appeal to me like naruto and s.a.o. But i need to watch more of them and i think you can improve the app if you get the adds to one/mid roll and if the anime in the ads actually exist because where ever i look I don’t find 2 out of 3 ads
Lack Luster Operating System
by Totwind93 on 2019/02/23 19:35
The app is outdated. It pales in comparison to other streaming services. It seems to only want to get by with the bare minimum in terms of presentation. I could provide examples, but literally every other “Major” streaming service, (and yes congratulations I consider this a major streaming service) has a more fluid and convenient operating system. The funds that are spent on this service are not being allocated properly in my opinion. The focus is more on finding new ways to make profit than the user experience. Basically drawing people in, but not making concrete efforts to keep them. I feel I’m not asking for too much considering it definitely seems their is growth within the company in order to fund some of the endeavors I see advertised on Crunchyroll’s part. I am trying not to compare too hard to the other services in the sense of 1:1, but please introduce a new format/operating system to the app. It’s a pain that me and my girlfriend can’t que the same show at different episodes just as an example. I hope this feedback is considered constructive.
For the love of god, please fix this app.
by ClarissaIssy on 2019/04/08 02:10
I’m not here to complain about the ads. Maybe it’s a little excessive at times, but I understand that I’m using the free version and the company needs to make money somehow. What really makes me upset is how broken the free version is. Over the past few months, there was a consistent issue where I’d try to watch an episode, but certain ads would freeze the app, and I’d have to restart. Even then it would rarely work, considering it was basically a coin flip as to whether or not each ad worked, and there were 6 ads to get through before the show even started. Now, however, it’s somehow gotten worse. Now when I try to start an episode, it won’t even try to play an ad, and will just blackscreen. I tried restarting the app multiple times and it keeps happening. From looking at other reviews, it seems like this issue has been going on for weeks now. Any other company would try to fix this issue immediately, yet here I am STILL waiting for the issue to be fixed. Again, I understand I’m using the free version of the app, but it’s literally unusable. My cries will probably be for nothing, but PLEASE fix the app.
A quiet life
by thepozole on 2019/09/12 15:03
My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.
Ads.👎🏻
by 이름 이름 쿠키 on 2019/07/24 06:52
There are so many ads I can hardly get through an episode of anime without being interrupted and distracted by ads. There are millions of ads in a row and I’m getting pretty annoyed by it. Please fix this issue. The ads keep n pooping up out of nowhere. I’m getting very annoyed with this. The ads are still a problem. Also, sometimes I want to watch Yaoi or homosexual anime. Crunch troll doesn't have anything too erotic just anime's with some dirty thoughts in them. Sweet Punishment is one of my favorites and it's not Yaoi but a lot more erotic than the ones Crunchyroll serves. My First Girlfriend is a Gal is one of my favorites but most of the time I think it's not enough. I really wish the ads could go away and there would be Yaoi and erotic anime. A lot more erotic than the ones on crunchyroll. The Yaoi ones don't have to be erotic just Yaoi. So if possibly the ads could be reconsidered and maybe just shorten it down to two ads at a time or even none for that matter but I know I'm just getting ahead of myself. So, Yaoi maybe could possibly be reconsidered please.
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