No Free Episodes on Crunchyroll…

Look sharp! Crunchyroll is discontinuing free episodes (with ads). Looks like you’ll be needing a new way to get your fix!

Do you like watching free episodes of your favourite anime shows (with ads might I add)? Well, we have some bad news for you. Crunchyroll has decided to stop streaming episodes of new and continuing shows for free – meaning you will be required to have a subscription to use their service.

You can find the official announcement on their website here.

For the Spring 2022 season and future seasonal releases, Crunchyroll will update our offering on simulcast titles by subscription tier. To view new and continuing simulcasts, a premium monthly or annual subscription will be required. With the exception below, we will no longer be offering simulcast episodes one week after release as an ad-supported, free viewing option. For continuing series, ad-supported viewing on any new episodes will not be available in line with the Spring season, however, previously published episodes are still available to all user types. 

Brett – Crunchyroll Moderator

The official article continues to state:

To introduce our new seasonal simulcasts, we will be offering initial episodes of select titles as part of a “seasonal sampler” for free viewing for a limited time. For the Spring 2022 season, users can watch the first three episodes of these simulcast titles for free with ads:

  • Spy x Family
  • A Couple of Cuckoos
  • Dawn of the Witch
  • Tomodachi Game
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World
  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  • The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
  • Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

So if you’re a fan of free anime (with ads) – perhaps you might look for some other means to obtain your fix.

The grand new age of pirates! One Piece streaming on Crunchyroll now.

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