There is a lack of good options to watch animes, dramas via streaming, as well as netflix, but it seems to me that it has been a while since we have a good alternative for those who like Japanese anime and dramas, the site crunchy roll.
With a good amount of anime, Japanese dramas and manga (I just didn't find the manga section, whoever finds it let me know in the comments, ok? Searching for the name of the manga until I find something) to use and practice our input.
What is Crunchyroll?
Crunchyroll is a website which offers Japanese anime, manga and dramas/doramas for you to watch via streaming, that is, all online without the need to download any files.
The website itself says that the episodes are made available a few minutes or hours after the broadcast on TV and already with professional subtitles in several languages.
One thing I noticed is the amount of applications available for the most varied platforms and operating systems. It has an app for WII U, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle (probably the fire versions), Windows Phone, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Playstation®Vita, Xbox LIVE® on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, AppleTV, Roku, Nintendo WiiU, televisions with internet, digital converters and more.More details on crunchyroll apps.
Premium or Free version?
As it couldn't be different, you can watch your favorite anime and dramas for free, but those who want to have more options and still be the first to receive the episodes and watch without ads can change their account to premium. Let's see the main differences between the versions premium and free:
In the free version:
- You can only watch in 480p resolution and still have ads in videos and manga
- You have to wait a lot longer for the anime, drama, manga episodes you want to see
In premium versions:
- Watch in HD with 720p or 1080p resolutions
- Animes, mangas, dramas with unreleased episodes well before the free version/account and no ads
- Priority in support
We've already talked about other sites where you can watch dramas, animes and do a lot of input:
Is it legal/lawful to use the Crunchyroll website?
This may be the doubt of many people, as it seems too good to be true, many options for Japanese anime, manga and dramas to watch for free.
But according to the site, everything is 100% licit/legal, as they license content directly with Asian producers and are members of the Japanese Animation Association (AJA).
Other Media and Tv Tokyo also have investors and partnerships with Sansung, Sony, Aniplex, MBC, Microsoft, Kadokawa Pictures, KBS, Shueisha Inc., NTV (Nippon Television Network) and MMV (Marvelous Entertainment USA).
Evidently, if any anime, manga or drama is available in another country and has not yet arrived in Brazil, it is for copyright reasons and they are probably licensing it to be able to broadcast. In the image below you can see an example:
Do you have a good collection of animes and dramas?
If you have everything you want to watch, you probably don't, there's always something missing, because there are hundreds of options and it's almost impossible to have everything on a single site.
For you to have an idea I will list the main and most popular.
We have Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail, Shokugeki no Soma, God Eater, The Knights of the Zodiac (Hades Saga too), Hunter x Hunter and much more.
Death Note, Ultraman X, Akagi, Itazura in Kiss 1 and 2, 35-out in Koukousei, Mirai Nikki ANOTHER:WORLD,etc.
Remembering that you can find subtitles in German, English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Arabic but depending on the video not all of these options will be available.
Too bad it doesn't have Japanese subtitles, but those who are studying English can leave it in that option and train both their English and Japanese :).
Regarding mangas, I looked for a search for some title, when I found it was not available in the region (Brazil), but when asking for support, see what they said:
To read the manga, it is necessary to place the page in English, at the bottom of the portal.
We remind you, however, that manga, at the moment, can only be read/accessed in English.
In the future, however, this may change.
So we can even read the manga, but only in English.
What payment options are available?
If you have decided to change your account and purchase the premium version on the crunchyroll website, you can choose the following payment options:
If you have an international credit card, you can make your payment through it, but if you don't, you can use a international prepaid card.
This is undoubtedly the most popular online payment method in the world and also the most accepted on the various types of websites on the internet.
Don't worry about not having money in your paypal account, the paypal prepaid card which has the option to top up with a boleto here in Brazil.
A website focused on payments in games, websites and mobile apps.
Got any questions about payments? see the Frequently Asked Questions about Crunchyroll Payouts
Is it worth using Crunchyroll?
After showing a little bit how the site works, it's up to you to decide if it's worth creating an account or even later switching to the premium version (you have 14 days to test) and enjoy the advantages in watch your dramas in high definition.
As with sites like netflix, spotify, when there is a large increase in users, whether premium or free, the collection and more advantages begin to be implemented, that is, the more people create their account, the more the site begins to license content for we Brazilians watch.
I hope you liked the tip and don't forget to leave your comment telling what you think!