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Crunchyroll - Watch Anime & Drama Now!

by Crunchyroll, Inc.
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 0.9.7
  • Added search to help you find shows faster!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004U7BXBO
  • Release Date: March 28, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Watch the latest in Anime and Asian Drama
  • Enjoy additional benefits with Premium Membership
  • Keep track of your favorite shows

Product Description

Watch over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of latest and hottest Anime & Asian Drama 1 hour after TV broadcast! Catch the hottest shows like Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Gargantia, Sword Art Online, Bleach, Shugo Chara, Blue Exorcist, Gintama, Fate/Zero, Hunter X Hunter, Toradora, and more.

Crunchyroll offers both FREE (no membership required) and premium service.
With Premium membership:
- Watch newest episodes 1-hour after airing in Japan
- No ads
- Watch over 3G and 4G network
- Access HD and DVD quality videos (On our website, crunchyroll.com)

Get the app today!

Crunchyroll licenses all its content directly and legally to bring you the best and most recent shows from Asia and support the content creators.

Technical Details

Size: 4MB
Version: 0.9.7
Developed By: Crunchyroll, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read only access to device state
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
72 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the anime lover in you April 19, 2011
By bac
Verified Purchase
Crunchyroll is a website that has made arrangements with Japan to stream anime (and dramas) from Japan. If you pay for a membership you get to see the new episodes the same day they come out in Japan, free members gets to see those episodes a week later. They came out with an app that runs on Android that lists the new shows and plays them on your phone or tablet. If you are a paid member you get to see the newest, and like the website, free members still get their newest episodes a week later.

I really like this app because it streams to my phone flawlessly. I still visit their website, but on my computer depending on the day and time I would have issues with buffering. (I still do on their site, especially if it is a day where a popular series like Bleach or Naruto Shippuuden are running their new episode. I don't have the buffering issue on my phone at all.

You also get to see what new shows are airing in Japan. The only downside is if it is a short series (13 episodes or less) and you don't religiously watch those episodes every week once the series is done and it's a new season it is no longer on the list for the phone. You can still see them by going to the website, but it would be nice if there was a way to keep those episodes on the app or at least let you search them out so you can finish.
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No HD for subscribers, dissapointing (Updated 02/27/2012) November 16, 2011
By H. Lim
Verified Purchase
Original Review (2 stars out of 5 on 11/16/2011):
I have the paid Crunchyroll membership and I receive HD content on all my other devices (Roku, ipad, iphone 4, website). I tried this on the new Kindle Fire, and the lack of HD is highly dissapointing. If you are a non member, this lack of HD will not matter, but it's really bad that there is no HD for subscribers, especially when Hulu plus has HD anime.

Update 02/27/2012:
I re-visited this app on my Kindle Fire couple weeks ago, and noticed that the quality is A LOT better than it used to be. I can't tell if it's 720p, but the picture is definitely sharp enough that I'd call it close to HD. I am now re-rating this to 4 out of 5 stars. It'd be nice if Crunchyroll can figure out how to get rid of the Kindle Fire status bar at the bottom like Hulu and Netflix apps did.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you can accept the HD caveat November 29, 2011
Verified Purchase
Do you like Anime? You want to watch Anime for free on your Android device? Then this is the way to go.

As another reviewer stated, not getting HD Anime as a subscriber is kind of annoying, but if all you want is to watch a show, this isn't bad. I wouldn't be surprised if they fix this with a later version, or at least I hope they do. If I could connect my Kindle Fire to the TV I might be a little more upset about the lack of HD, but on the Kindle Fire's 7" screen, I'm mostly OK with the standard definition stuff.

Something else missing from the app, or at least from what I've seen, is that the shows you have in your favorites list don't really seem to show up in the app. This means you have to browse to whatever Anime or Drama you want to watch without consideration of what you do on your Crunchyroll account. This is a bigger deal for me than not having HD.

If Crunchyroll can give me HD and give me access to my tagged favorites, as the Roku app can, then this will be a great addition to any Android device. Until then, as long as you are OK with the HD and favorite show limitation, it's certainly worth the price (free).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crashes a Lot August 14, 2013
Verified Purchase
I love CrunchyRoll. It gives me all the interesting animes I have never seen before, but i don't know if this is only for my kindle but it freezes and says: CrunchyRoll is not responding' and it keeps on repeating. If this is not just for me please fix it.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ok for awhile July 2, 2012
By King
Verified Purchase
I actually like the app but for some reason it force closes extremely often. The people at crunchyroll should get to work on that soon.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars crashes during a video March 28, 2012
Verified Purchase
I'd try watching an anime but after 2 minutes, it would exit out of the video. Very disappointing. I'm going to unsubscribe.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't Work!!!!!!!! June 24, 2014
Verified Purchase
It won't work on my kindle fire!!! It opens but I can't get to the lists of any shows! Please fix!!!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dissapointing June 24, 2014
By anthony
Verified Purchase
I'm not sure what's wrong with crunchyroll but its not working with my kindle as of right now please fix this issue it wont let me get to the anime or drama section
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, I don't wanna have to read my shows.
It showed all Anime, but it was all subbed :(
Published 1 day ago by Andrej
1.0 out of 5 stars Good try
Unfortunately this app needs an update bad! It almost never fails that by the time I make to the second set of ads, it will pop up saying there was an error. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great app to have where ever you go!
I never thought I would be using this app as much as I do. They have a great list of anime to choose from. Read more
Published 6 days ago by KDM101
1.0 out of 5 stars ads make the app unusable
I have tried to use this app to view a show three times. Each attempt resulted in the app crashing my device and forcing a reboot after ads are played. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome app. I love anime.
Published 13 days ago by jmartinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I've ME some cruncyroll
Published 19 days ago by Rae
3.0 out of 5 stars Keeps freezing
When ever I try to watch one episode of an anime it freezes after the ads are done and I have to restart my kindle
Published 19 days ago by Flame
5.0 out of 5 stars great
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Published 20 days ago by devilras1981
5.0 out of 5 stars Great anime service
This app allows you to access your Crunchyroll account to watch a large variety of anime shows and movies. Read more
Published 21 days ago by brandon levesque
4.0 out of 5 stars Functional app
Can't read the Manga with this app. Other wise it's great for watching the shows!
Published 21 days ago by ucon4483
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Compatibility with fire tv
Yes! I am a premium member and they need to add this to FireTV. Right now I have to go to my samsung Bluray player and watch it via the APP there. Come one Crunchyroll! You want more $$$$$ then yea gotta add this to more set-top boxes and you might just get more paying members like me =)
Feb 24, 2015 by RedDragon |  See all 7 posts
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I hope soon!
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