Prime members in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Sweden can select from two Crunchyroll memberships, allowing them to stream the Crunchyroll library ad-free and enjoy titles shortly after release in Japan
Additional territories to follow
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CULVER CITY, California — October 24, 2023— Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, and Prime Video today announced that they have entered into a global agreement to distribute the Crunchyroll subscription service on Prime Video. Crunchyroll is now available via Prime Video Channels in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Sweden, and will become available on Prime Video in more territories throughout 2024. Prime Video is a one-stop entertainment destination, offering customers a large collection of premium entertainment in a single application. On Prime Video, customers can find their favorite movies and series under one roof, be it entertainment produced by Amazon MGM Studios or by other studios, third-party channels made accessible as an add-on subscription through Prime Video Channels, and titles to rent or buy via the Prime Video Store.
Prime members can now select from two Crunchyroll memberships: Fan or Mega Fan, both of which allow customers to stream the entire Crunchyroll library ad-free, while enjoying new episodes shortly after release in Japan. (Starting at $7.99 per month in the U.S. Prices vary by country). At launch, Mega Fan subscribers can also download titles for offline viewing, with additional non-video benefits to be added shortly. Crunchyroll subscribers can enjoy the world’s largest streaming library of anime, with 24,000 hours, 46,000 episodes, and more than 1,300 series and films. In addition, the 24/7 Crunchyroll linear channel is also available now for free with ads on Amazon Freevee, featuring a catalog of fan-favorite anime.
“Crunchyroll offers an anime adventure for every kind of fan. From sports to romantic comedy, horror and action to slice-of-life, even the anime-curious can get immersed in our library,” said Terry Li, EVP of emerging business, Crunchyroll. “We look forward to welcoming new fans into the anime community through our launch on Prime Video Channels.”
“Prime Video already offers an unparalleled collection of premium entertainment, including third-party channels so customers can enjoy their favorite movies and series directly on Prime Video,” said Matt Cohen, head of content acquisition and partnerships, Prime Video Channels. “With the addition of Crunchyroll to Prime Video Channels, Prime members can now easily stream anime content on Prime Video.”
Crunchyroll serves fans in more than 200 countries and territories with the world’s largest dedicated anime library, along with theatrical, events and experiential, games, consumer products, and so much more. New Crunchyroll subscribers can enjoy the massive fall anime season with more than 50 new titles, including the emotionally complex fantasy adventure series Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, the long-running swashbuckling epic One Piece, and the action-packed hit JUJUTSU KAISEN. Prime Video Channels offers top global and local premium add-on subscription services for Prime members. With Prime Video Channels’ premium add-on subscription selection, Prime members can conveniently find all the content they love and manage their go-to streaming subscriptions with a single Amazon sign-on. Prime members can subscribe to Prime Video Channels with no extra apps to download beyond Prime Video, and no cable required.
Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga publishing.
On the Crunchyroll platform, anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime translated into multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.
The Crunchyroll app is available on nearly 15 platforms, including most gaming consoles.
Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.
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