Crunchyroll to stop offering free option for newer anime

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Crunchyroll to stop offering free option for newer anime

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Well, looks like if you want to watch anything new to Crunchyroll after the Spring 2022 anime season starts, you'll need a paid subscription: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... on/.184038

This won't effect older titles that are already up in their catalog--apparently these will all still have free-with-ads viewing options...for now, at least.
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Maybe it will given anime clubs a second wind, provided Crunchyroll doesn't double-down and start charging clubs rental-VHS prices to keep their memberships. :D
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mbanu wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:10 pm Maybe it will given anime clubs a second wind, provided Crunchyroll doesn't double-down and start charging clubs rental-VHS prices to keep their memberships. :D
All the more reason to recommend people watch stuff on Retrocrush, lol :D
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It looks like they've locked up everything -- does Crunchyroll offer any ad-supported free shows anymore? I'm not against subscriptions, but this might be a barrier for younger fans who don't have an easy way to pay for access.

Supposedly now they have a "limited" amount of free titles non subscribers can view that changes every few months. Which is an ENORMOUS downgrade, but not surprising considering that it's now a Sony owned platform. They just expect everyone to sub now, regardless of age or income I guess.
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Following up on a two year old thread - yeah, I noticed not long after they initiated the change, it wasn't just new anime, it was a whole mess of their catalog because I lost access to most of my watchlist. And, since I don't want to pay for another service, I've just given up on CR for now.
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