Premium Crunchyroll members, you’re about to get the best news of the year.
Crunchyroll is best known for their anime and drama streaming video service that is available on Apple TV, Android, iOS and a myriad of other platforms. In 2013 they unveiled their digital manga app and have been entertaining fans with the newest episodes and high quality manga scans.
One of the barriers preventing the growth of the manga service has been the litany of membership options, with a slew of different prices, and for many, the premium membership for $6.95 a month was all they could swing. Now, all that anime for $6.95 a month doesn’t sound bad. In fact, it sounds great. But it’s about to get a lot better, because Crunchyroll is now offering access to their wide selection of manga – for no additional charge.
Apart from being fantastic news for premium membership holders, this is also of interest to non-members. This is the best time to sign up for a membership of your own at Crunchyroll. If you’re one of those who’ve wavered on whether or not it’s worth signing up, this is the most oportune moment. With Attack on Titan slated for a 2016 second season, maybe settle in to catch up on all you’ve missed (with Attack on Titan, you can never be too prepared.) Crunchyroll now has the full catalog of Attack on Titan chapters available for three months – perfect timing to start a marathon.
With the new pricing tier, the dedicated manga-only membership will simply disappear into the ether. For those of you with existing manga-only subscriptions, don’t pack in the towel. Information is being sent to members directly, informing them on the change and what it means.
Access to Crunchyroll Manga is optimized for large screen tablets and smartphones. There is dedicated apps for Android and iOS, so it doesn’t have the far reach their anime service has. There’s one more thing worth mentioning: Crunchyroll’s manga service is available in 170 countries, its time to start that manga marathon!