Crunchyroll

Ellation, LLC

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is an online anime streaming site. It is a website that provides Japanese anime and Asian movies with English subtitles. It is a subsidiary of Otter Media, which is a subsidiary of AT&T and The Chernin Group. It was created in 2006 and is owned by Ellation, a subsidiary of Otter Media.

Features

Crunchyroll provides many features. The first feature is that it provides the latest anime episodes just a few hours after their television broadcast in Japan. Another feature is that it provides on-demand anime and movies with English subtitles. It also provides live-action content, which consists of Japanese dramas and variety shows. There is a feature called 'Premium' which is a paid service that provides a user with access to certain exclusive content. The last feature is that it provides a user with the option to watch on a wide range of anime-related merchandise.

Design

The Crunchyroll design is simple and intuitive. It consists of three main boxes. The first box is about the latest anime and live-action shows. The second box is about the latest simulcasts of anime. The third box is about the on-demand anime and movies. The design also has a link to create an account and a button for the 'Premium' section.

Information about usability

Crunchyroll is easy to use. A user can search for a specific show or movie, or browse through the list of all shows and movies. They can also use their devices' keyboard to search for a show. A user cannot watch a show or movie without signing up for a free account. The process for signing up for an account is straightforward. The site is updated on a daily basis with new episodes and new on-demand movies.

Pros

  • It provides the latest anime episodes just a few hours after their television broadcast in Japan
  • It provides on-demand anime and movies with English subtitles.
  • It also provides live-action content, which consists of Japanese dramas and variety shows
  • It provides a user with the option to watch on a wide range of anime-related merchandise
  • Is easy to use
  • Is updated on a daily basis with new episodes and new on-demand movies

Cons

  • A user cannot watch a show or movie without signing up for a free account
  • It does not provide subtitles for all the languages that are spoken in the world
  • Is more expensive than other anime streaming sites

Conclusion

Crunchyroll is a popular online anime streaming site that provides the latest anime episodes, on-demand anime and movies, live-action content, and merchandise.