In an era of increasing prices, Crunchyroll is defying the odds. The anime streamer is cutting the price for its monthly premium subscriptions in almost 100 international territories. This move may see the company gain more subscriptions and maintain current subscribers.
Some notable countries benefiting from the price reduction include the UK, India and Brazil. Sadly, the US doesn’t feature in the list, with Canada and Mexico missing out. Currently, the anime streamer’s service ranges from $7.99/month to 9.99/month for the fan-favorite Mega Fan subscription in the US.
Crunchyroll is yet to release the full list of price drops, but it highlighted a few pricing cuts for the Mega Fan membership subscription. This tier offers offline viewing and ad-free streaming on four devices simultaneously.
In the UK, the Mega Fan monthly subscription will cost £5.99 instead of £7.99. Mega Fan subscribers in India will enjoy a more significant membership price reduction. The users will pay 99 rupees (about $1.25) instead of $9.99, with prices in Brazil dropping to 19.99 from 32 Brazilian real.
In its announcement, Crunchyroll says, “Subscribers in almost 100 regions across the world will now enjoy a larger anime library at a smaller price!” You can find the full list of the countries that will enjoy the subscription price reduction here.
With thousands of anime and manga episodes, Crunchyroll boasts a stellar reputation as the biggest anime streaming service in the world. You can catch the latest Japanese anime series shortly after airing in Japan on Crunchyroll.
Sony acquired Crunchyroll from AT&T in 2021 and merged the service with Funimation earlier this year, offering more content for anime enthusiasts. Considering the massive following of Crunchyroll as the popular anime streaming service, a monthly subscription price hike by Sony would be highly unlikely. Instead, the company is offering more value for less, competing with other big names offering anime content like Netflix and Hulu.