Akejhaksbwb - Massive issue
Let me start off by saying Crunchyroll is an amazing app but it still has one major issue and it’s the ads. Now as we all know in the top left corner of the screen it says Advertisements 1 of then how ever many it says it’s gonna show , then in the top right corner it says how many seconds it will last. Now here’s my problem I’ll get ads where it will say Advertisements 1 of 4 but the seconds say 205 Seconds left which doesn’t make any sense and I’ll tell you why the average advertisement is about 15 seconds long but there are some 30 second ones so using that logic 30 times 4 is 120 and that doesn’t match the 205 seconds that it says it will last meaning there’s more then 4 advertisements so let’s figure out about how many there is 205 divided by 30 is about 6.8 so let’s just round up to 7 that means instead of the 4 advertisements it says we get were actually having to watch 7 but here’s where it gets worse there’s 4 ad breaks when watching a 30 minute episode although the first ad at the start is usually just one but that still leaves the other three so let’s do more math 7 time 3 is 21 plus the one ad at the start of each episode making 22 now let’s do more math 22 times 30 is 660 seconds divide that by 60 so we get the minutes and we get 11 minutes which means a 30 minute episode turned into a 44 minute episode. All Im asking is that you please keep the ads short and fix this problem.
Idk82838849492818183 - This is important and something we all need to say and want to say.. xoxo
Anyways, we ALL KNOW the ads in this app are ridiculous. I know it’s a free app and all, and I do really enjoy it and don’t mind a couple ads, but there’s just one problem for me. I was watching mha, yes, my hero academia, and I had a problem occur.
So technically what happened, I got ad an, not bad right? After the ad, the anime wouldn’t load. I kept exiting the app, and everytime I went back in it would give me another ad and not load again. Mind you, my internet is not bad at all. You also might be thinking, “it’s probably just more than one ad, and the second one just isn’t loading, so when you go back in it loads.” But no. I was doing this for I know over 10 minutes. I got at least 10 ads and ngl, my night was kind of ruined because it kept happening and I ended up just giving up and going to bed. This might sound like a complaint, and it kind of is, but the moral of the story is to please just fix your ads. 4 ads isn’t bad, and it’s understandable for a free app with a ton of anime and more, but I shouldn’t have 10 ads in just one ad break. (and I probably would’ve had more if I had kept going.)
So anyways, a recap, I enjoy the app a lot overall, but sometimes the ads get out of control and just ruin the anime experience for you. Hope you found this helpful, xo
U motherz - Good but...
Great app to watch almost anything that u cant on Netflix. But I see constantly a specific anime, and the first season is dubbed, but the second season isn’t, that to me is the only issue, I don’t like switching languages every season so if u can release it in both ways that’d be great😃specifically Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworlds. Another issue are the ads, I think adding 4 would be fine if u made each add stop only one ad. There’s are usually 4 ad stops in an episode and when they hit it takes 30 seconds to load that ad and then play a 30+ second ad, and then another 30+ seconds to load a second one and a third. I think they load wayyyy too slowly and the ads back to back are too many. If there are 4 ad pauses please make it just one ad long and please load faster because in total if there are 4 ad blocks u spend abt 10 minutes watching ads because each pause loads 3 back to back ads. I wouldn’t mind 4 ads total but I also wouldn’t mind if ur going to keep the same amount of ads, that u just make them load faster instead of have me wait at a black screen for 30 seconds for an ad to show up and then repeat that for another two times. It’s a bit time consuming and sometimes I forget what happened before the ads even began to roll in and forget wat im watching. All in all, shorter faster ad breaks, and release seasons in both languages or just add that language setting in, not for subtitles but for the audio aswell, u know, dubbed.
Megasxlr_ - 4.5 Stars
Ok here is the lowdown on this app and why I gave it 4.5. Let’s start with what every one seems to be worried about: ads. The ads it seems to me bearable. You well run across 3 to 4 ads per video most of the time. Some ads didn’t even play, they just pop up for a second and then resume playing video. Some ads were not so kind, looping the same two ads about 3 times before resuming. Next let’s talk about there subs. Some quality of life improvements are needed in like areas such as timing when a sub is suppose to disappear over translated text to disappear when the screen changes, along with the karaoke during the opening song. Third let’s talk about buffering. I am on 4 g Lte and low res to save data, so only once in a while did it need to stop and buff. I would press pause for a moment to let it get ahead so I can’t say how it would work out for those streaming 1080p. Finally let’s talk content. You’ll find a lot of great content on this app. You won’t find anything by funamation I.e. there dubbed for the most part that I could find but you can find some Dragonball super, along with other popular shows. Some shows are for premium only that you might run across but so far I only found 1 show like that. But if you do op for premium they have 3 plans with the cheapest being around 8 and their highest being about 15. In conclusion any decent anime lover should add this app to there collection.
Moontea- - Great App But...
I’ve been using Crunchyroll for some time and enjoy the app very much. It has a great variety (though some of my favorite anime’s are left out) and the ads are fairly controlled. One piece of criticism I’d like to point out is the fact that you have an ad right after the anime opening, which is both annoying and repetitive. The ads themselves aren’t bad and fit my liking to some extent, but consider having more variety to your ads, some of the ads in certain anime are repeated multiple times and gets boring to watch. Not to mention that there are a TON of glitches. I don’t know if it’s on my end or just the app, but sometimes the anime will time out and then go out of the anime, going to the homepage, search are, library, etc. Once I try to get back on the anime to continue watching, the subtitles are gone and I have to struggle with it for about 15 minutes before the subtitles go back on, often they don’t and I have to quit watching for the day. But it’s an occasional problem that I can deal with, I thought I might say it for the fact that it might make a bad first impression on a new watcher, thinking that the app is faulty (which it is most certainly not). Again, it may be on my end. All in all, this is a great app and I would suggest it to any of my friends to watch!
Maximus Osorio - Here’s the problem
I have a problem with subscribing to the membership plan. Usually, I would just get it the cheapest plan so I can see the newest episodes when they drop and watch without ads, but now I’m having an issue that has its pros and cons. When I first got premium, my plan lasted longer than it should have. Too be exact, I got around 2 and a half months of premium. I just thought it was a big with the first trail or something, but no. Every time I got premium it would last longer. I wasn’t complaining, free premium is great for me, but I also noticed that when I wanted to purchase premium, it would become harder and harder. I would always purchase within the app and whenever I tried purchasing the cheapest premium, it would sometimes not load the payment screen and such. The other plans loaded fine. Right now, I can’t buy premium through the app. It won’t load the payment screen and I don’t really feel that comfortable purchasing premium from the subscription menu on my apple setting. So currently right now, the other subscription levels load fine, just not the cheapest one. Other than that, the app is pretty good in my opinion. I have not had any other issues except for the very rare bugs, and this premium issue, and I can watch most of the shows that I want to watch. I like the app, it just won’t let me purchase the premium right now. As of May 8, 2021
That One Popular Review Guy - Ads
Let me start off by saying, I LOVE anime, iv seen Crunchyroll sponsoring many different you tubers, iv seen ads all the time of it and iv always watched anime on it, but the one thing I’m tired of is the fact that their is so many ads, I get that you probably can’t get rid of them because of how many people have premium but can you atleast shorten the amount? I’m watching episodes of anime’s and I’m getting 3 ads at the beginning another 2 like 7 minutes in ect. It’s making it hard to even watch the anime, I would give 5 stars but the ads is the only thing stopping me, I know you have them to make money, which then drives people to buy premium and then you get money from that so you can support this app with a constant stream of anime, however can you atleast space them out? Like 1-2 at the beginning another 1-2 at the end? That way we can enjoy the anime and you get to show the ads, more ads raises your revenue however when you have millions of people and a large selection of anime ON top of premium, I think you can get rid of a few, I hope you take this into consideration. I really want to give this app 5 stars but I can’t. I know I won’t get a response and if I do it will probably be something along the lines of you read my review. I’m just saying what’s on my mind and everyone else’s, the amount of ads is horrible. If you do read this, thank you for your time.
Lilchungus28 - Fix your bugs and way too many ads
Listen, I get it you need ads in order to make money you don’t need to put ads at the beginning after the intro and middle and end scene cause that’s just crazy because it’s like three ads for every commercial break and also just a little nitpick with the ads don’t show us the second or next season of the anime we are watching with the next ad because now with re zero an exclusive to crunchy roll i knew that rem would try to hit Subaru didnt know why but i knew and that could potentially spoil some for other anime’s and i have been having this glitch where I’m watching a show go to the Home Screen i come back it gives me an ad even though i was at the Home Screen for five seconds because of an accident ok not that big a deal but then it loads and loads and loads but it’s not having any progress the app just breaks down like my digestive system after having Taco Bell with extra slices sauce on everything it gets annoying because now i can’t watch anything and uhhh quick tip don’t make the ad free one $8 that’s a lil much but i get it because competition also does that please fix this issue and i might get premium it’s worth it too it’s just all the bugs don’t just go poof because you paid 8 dollars you know so thanks for coming to my tedtalk but for now it’s 4 stars just please for the love of god fix these issues
Moya elle - Amazing streaming service! Love it.
I really love this service! I haven’t been watching anime for too long but this has honestly helped me start off. There’s so many anime’s that you would probably not be able to watch on other streaming services. I’m happy also that my favorite dubs are on Crunchyroll too, though personally I do suggest maybe add Naruto dub since it’s one of many people’s favorite dub. I do prefer sub in most anime’s though. But for anyone hesitating to get this app, don’t!! I can’t say enough of how cool it it to be able to have all of my favorite anime’s right in front of me, and the ones I’m planning on watching, especially because you don’t have to pay any money if you don’t want to. This is good for young people like me who is a kid to be able to watch without having to spend all of my allowance XD or people that don’t have much money in general. You just have a few adds that are honestly entertaining compared to most places because most base on anime so there fun and Crunchyroll doesn’t have many adds at all compared to a ton of apps which lets me watch and enjoy an anime without being interrupted 24/7. There’s many more reasons why you should get Crunchyroll but I can’t list them all XD just know that it’s an amazing fun place to watch anime!!!!!! :)
Shinobi484 - Good program but has account issues
First the good. Crunchyroll has wide array of shows to watch and is fairly easy to navigate. I especially like their updated shows section.
The con and its a big one. Crunchyroll does not offer a 2-factor authentication for their accounts. On top of that they do not have a customer service number to call when you have account issues. My self and multiple others (check their own forums) have had their accounts hacked and simply changing your password does not help. I will say their fraud detection did help by sending me a email noting suspicious activity. However after taking recommended steps the very next day I got an email saying the email associated with my account has changed. So I will not be renewing a subscription and canceling my account once this subscription ends. Luckily my subscription is through iTunes because you can’t cancel your account with an active subscription so if you have a credit card on file with Crunchyroll and someone hacks your account your only real option is to cancel your card. So if they fix this issue I will consider starting a new account but until then I will not use this anymore. I truly hope someone from Crunchyroll takes note of this concern because it seems to have gone ignored for far to long.
Recommendation: if you do decide to use Crunchyroll I highly recommend you get your subscription through Apple. At least that way your information will be more secured.
Sk8rboy656 - Some pros and cons
So I’m going to start with the cons first of an uncontrollable amount of ads when I’m watching anime and I get one or two or even three ads I’m ok with but when I’m watching a 20 to 30 minute episode I’m getting over 10 ads per episode then it’s getting pretty annoying because it’s extremely hard to finish an episode for example I watch a 30 minute episode and I’m getting as many ads as I get it turns from a 30 minute episode to over an hour episode because of how many ads this is a problem you need to fix but what’s good about your app is it has a lot of different choices of anime and a lot of different genres to choose from I enjoy the app a lot but you need to cut the add limit dim from over ten to 3 and under and a lot of your app users would be a lot more satisfied and there would be nothing more to complain about so please fix this bug we would all appreciate it and we would use the app a lot more then trying to dig around the App Store and google play store and even the internet to try and watch our episode because we are so worried about getting as many ads as we are getting so please fix this app and listen to our complaints it would make using your app a lot easier thank you for your time and keep up your good work and good luck for the future.
Jk just for memes - It’s really a great app
Although it lacks some titles I’ve been looking for it has a lot of great anime’s. Like MHA, bleach, death note, RE:Zero, attack on titan, black clover and a ton more. It’s really easy to search through the selection of anime if you don’t have specific anime’s in mind and you just want to browse. It’s also easy to find a certain anime instead of scrolling through all of the anime’s to find it you can just search for it. And it has a watch list feature so you can find anime’s you want to watch but maybe not right now. I would totally recommend this app the any weeb who doesn’t want to pay 50$ for 1 season of anime. This has really helped me out because I can’t afford to spend that much money on anime. The thing I will say is when you in an ad you can’t make the screen smaller or pause it but that’s about the only thing bad I have to say about it. Also if your not really patient you might want to get a different app because there are a lot of ads but that personally never affected me because I’d rather watch 5 ads in an entire episode of anime than not watch it at all. Anyways in conclusion as long as you don’t mind adds you should probably get this app to be up to date in all of you favorite anime’s
Wait of time.... - The ads are flippin’ crazy! 😤
I just recently got into anime, considering I’m quarantined, and I was watching hunter x hunter on Netflix. Netflix didn’t support all the seasons, it only went up to 4, so I did some research and found this app. I was really excited when I saw that it had all 148 episodes, and while scrolling I saw some other anime’s that looked interesting! When I began watching their was an advertisement, which I didn’t mind. I expected for there to be around 2-3 per episode. At first, everything was going really smoothly! Nothing too out of the ordinary. Then after about 3 episodes in, the ads started to pile up. At first I tried not to mind it, after all I was watching all the episodes for free. Then it became REALLY hard to ignore. I started to get 3-5 ads just before It started, then about 3-5 more later on in the ep! It would’ve been much more bare-able if the ads weren’t so glitchy. At first, I thought it was just my internet. I came to look at the reviews to see if anyone else was having the same problem, and many are! The ads load for about 10-15 seconds, and then run very slowly. For example, if each ad was initially 10 seconds long, and there were 4 advertisements, that’d be around an extra minute and a half of pointless waiting!
On behalf of all Crunchyroll users, please reduce the amount of ads per episode, and fix the freezing of the ads!
Marphobic - needs some improvements!!
so, ive had this app for awhile now and i thought i should make a review. first of all, this app is amazing!! is not complicated/confusing at all + i understood it right when i downloaded it!! i like the fact that there is a history as well!! i like the way all the anime is displayed too. i love how theres dramas as well!! but theres only two things.. the search bar. yes and the ads. first, the search bar. the search bar is very confusing because every time i try to search up an anime it shows nothing? i even tried searching up an anime thats already on crunchyroll to see if it would work. it still didnt. i feel like thats one thing you guys have to fix!! another thing is, the ads. in the beginning of every anime there is a starting ad. for what? i dont understand that. also, why is there 5 ads in a row? if theres going to be ads (especially FIVE) please put a skip button at least. i have a problem with the ads at the beginning of the anime because there is already one at the end. i do NOT want my anime to start with a 20 second ad when im done with another 20 second ad from the end of another anime episode. i also think there should be more animes!! and even movies probably!! overall this app is really good but the things i stated need some fixing.
David Pauta - I’m going to be straight up.
I love the app, I really do. I love the selections they have, and I like how simple it is, but there always seems to be a performance issue with the app. I don’t have a membership I’m a free viewer, and I don’t mind the 3 ads with every ad marker so I don’t know if this happens when you pay, but it’s an episode just freezes and it’s unplayable. My latest example of this is with the Konosuba film. I cannot play it at all. A previous example of this was with one of the episodes of Attack on Titan season 3 I’m pretty sure it was only the 2nd episode that just froze and was unplayable. I had to wait about 1 month or a couple of weeks (I honestly don’t remember) to be able to play the episode. Other than these issues I face. The only other issue I have is with the ads, yes I said I’m fine with 3 ads, but realistically it’s still a little much, and also some ads just straight up have spoilers. Like the ad for Attack on Titan season 4. It shows Armin shifting Into a Titan. It was kinda whack learning that surprise (for me at least) through an ad. Other than that I have no issues with the app. I’m just tired of the constant freezing. I also bring this up because I just remembered that episode 12 I believe of Higehiro is also freezing as well. So please just find a way to fix the app and my opinion on it will drastically change.
DaughterNature - Anime episodes refuse to load
Ok I love this app I really do I would rate it five stars but the problems that this app has makes me want to rate it only one star but since I love the app I gave it two stars. I really don’t care that I have to watch around 13 ads per episode even though it’s annoying and they repeat the same ads I get it you developers want your money and you deserve it for all your hard work. Sometimes the ads don’t want to load and give me a black screen for five minutes so I have to close the app and try to watch the episode I was watching again and force my way through another ad to get back to where I was. But I don’t mind too much as long as it isn’t frequent but it is very frequent. The fact that the ads refuse to load after 5 minutes maybe longer is extremely irritating. However, the fact that this app doesn’t want to load anime episodes after I watched 13 ads that refuse to load makes me very disappointed. The whole purpose of this app is to be able to provide its users with anime episodes. It is very upsetting to be watching your favorite series and for it to be interrupted multiple times throughout the episode not because of ads but because it is having trouble loading and it won’t load after like 5 minutes or longer sometimes. Please fix this issue developers I don’t care that I have to watch 13 ads per episode I just want to watch anime.
Gee_Pineapple11 - Review after 7 years
Let me start by saying I still love Crunchyroll BUT I think with the surge of streaming services I believe Crunchyroll has some catching up to do. Not so much in the content department but in the app and heck even the website but I’ll stick to reviewing the app. I’ve been premium for more than 3 years and yes the no ads is nice but how about creating profiles like Netflix or Disney? My wife and I have to a lot in our queue and sometimes we watch the same shows so changing the episode between sittings is weird. Another thing is how about implementing skip intro and continue to next episode? Don’t get me wrong I love anime intros but when I’m heavily into a show it’s nice to just get back to the story. I feel besides dark mode there hasn’t been much added to the app UI to make it great. The content is amazing and I love that it’s available so promptly. I’m only rating 3 stars due to the fact that it hasn’t been keeping up with other services and sometimes song subtitles interfere with character subtitles making it difficult to read (the song and dialogue literally are swapping up and down so I can’t even see a pattern, maybe use a different color for the song subs). Again it’s 3 stars for the app not Crunchyroll as a whole cause they’re obviously 5 stars but I can’t let my bias stop me from acknowledging the lack of implementation that most streaming services already have.
Prinncess unicorn - Amazing app and quality overall but problem with the premium options
I think that Crunchyroll is and amazing app with efficient streaming options. The amount of content they have is amazing and the new format is excellent. I have so many positive things to say about this app, but I do have a slight issue that just makes no sense. The new premium options is kinda stupid if you ask me. There is 3 new different levels of premium if I remember correctly and each level unlocks new stuff and costs more money. I understand that they are trying to make more profits but this is kinda stupid and makes me mad. If I wanted to do a certain thing and was prepared to pay for the premium and went to do it and it turns out that there are 3 different levels for unlocking different things? Like I would be furious, i know it’s for profit but like you had it going pretty well with the first premium system and the online shop, but then you add 3 levels of premium? I think that your also making it hard for people who already had premium beforehand, they have to adjust to a whole new system and decide what to do. I just think it’s stupid and extra and serves no purpose. You can fight me on this but I’m not budging.
Kitty_Nina101 - Ads
This whole app is fine by itself but the ads are unreasonable. I’m 3 minutes into an episode and it’s already given me 12 ads. I would rate this app 3 stars instead of 2 but the whole thing is super glitchy and just pauses at random times. I know for a fact that it’s not my WiFi because I’ve been disconnecting and reconnecting to see if any thing works. I’ve restarted my phone multiple times but it’s no use. The 23 minute episodes I’ve been watching has turned into 40 minutes each because of the ads. I watch 5 minutes, 10 ads in a row. Another 5 minutes, another 10 ads. It’s unbelievable. I get that this is how you earn money but I still don’t think it’s worth sacrificing other people’s enjoyment for. Every time I click that go forward or backward 10 seconds button, it’s takes 5 minutes just to find that certain place. God forbid we tap on the screen to pause or exit the app or we just get 20 more ads thrown in our face. I just wanna say that I mean no hate from this review. Your app is great but sometimes thing just don’t work out well. Im also writing this for other people who wish to download this app. A lot of people are writing good reviews so I thought that I might let them get a feel of all the downsides they would be going through by downloading this.
TLDR: I got 12 ads so far and I’m only 4 minutes into the episode. Consider this before you download.
Check my reveiw out:) - Can you please put the rose of Versailles on Crunchyroll?
You have a very large variety of anime but one I feel like doesn’t get as much love is the romance genre. Though I do understand that you are trying your very best to put more romance onto your app, I don’t feel like your new releases are quite what I’m looking for...though I have found some quite enjoyable I continually feel like I’m watching the same thing over and over again. I’m more into the older anime just because the plots were more regular, not everything had to be modern, and the fact that they had more of a balance between drama and slice of life aspect. One variety of romance that I don’t particularly like is harem- tho I do enjoy reverse harem and I know this specific genre is like by some people it’s just not right for me.. I’m not asking for you to stop putting the things and genres that other people like and desire just that you go out of your comfort zone and put something different on here- One thing specifically I would love to have on your app is the Rose of Versailles. I haven’t been able to really watch this series bc of the fact that I can’t find it anywhere if you do have a chance to put it on please do!!
Mystery1305 - Good app, but there are some bugs
I’ve had Crunchyroll for years now, and it’s honestly a really great app in itself for watching anime. You can watch on multiple platforms, which is also nice. The layout is very clean and nice to look at. I’ve had no issues with the app over the years, so I would be giving this five stars, but I do have some small gripes. Premium used to be only for having no ads, but now you can’t watch in 720P and 1080P quality because HD quality is now a premium feature. I didn’t mind going through ad breaks, but I find removing HD quality to be a premium only feature to be a bit ridiculous. I’ve also encountered bugs lately with the ads. Sometimes the ads won’t play during an ad break, and the episode’s audio will play, but it won’t resume the episode. I have to exit out of the app to fix this, but sometimes it happens whenever the ad plays. The timestamp also doesn’t continue where it left off, and it will scroll back to the last ad break, so I have to go to the correct timestamp each time. If these bugs could be fixed, that would be really great! Another thing that kind of annoys me is certain titles and dubs are premium only features, especially in certain dubs outside of the Japanese or English language.
ExpiredCranberry - Good app but needs one thing
I love Crunchyroll. I have been a premium member for a few years now and I don’t regret it at all. I use the website just as much as I use the app but there is one huge problem for me that is in the website but not the app.
I have started so many god awful anime that sound good on paper but are executed horribly. This is wasting my free time with horrible anime. Although, I know that it depends on the person if they’re going to like it or not. But if an anime is rated one star, it is for a reason. On the website I am the type of person to read reviews to see what I am getting into. Even just seeing the rating of the show out of 5 stars would be enough. If I want to see actual reviews that explain why it’s rated so bad then I wouldn’t mind leaving the app. But I don’t want to have to go out of the app in order to see the rating of the anime by looking it up on google. It’s very annoying and a simple thing to do ( or at least I think it is, who knows, I’m not an app developer ). I know this is just a convenience thing but it’s why I’m rating this 4 stars. The recent update made the app so much better and is more stable than ever. If reviews are added in app then that would make this app that much better.
Fieieiri - Can’t even contact support
I used to have a premium membership about a year ago and decided to renew. I wanted to buy the standard premium membership again but it says on the app that they will give me a 14 day free trial and charge me for the membership after the trial ends, not a problem, I was actually happy about this. The problem is that the trial doesn’t even work. I check my iTunes subscriptions and it says that it is currently active but when I go into the app to watch a show, I still have to watch ads! That’s not even the worst part, whenever the ads start to load, I get a black loading screen, then it just freezes up and won’t do anything unless I force close out of the app. I can’t even watch a video with ads!!! I tried to just buy the membership outright without the 14 day trial since I was going to pay for it anyway, but I can’t get past the 14 day trial offer. Whenever you tap on the button to upgrade your account, it takes you to the 14 day free trial offer( which doesn’t work no matter how many times I retry it) and it won’t let me bypass the offer so I can just buy the membership, it’s like they don’t want my money! I tried contacting support on the “help” section in the app, AND SURPRISE SURPRISE THE APP FREEZES WHEN YOU TRY TO GET TO THE “CONTACT US” PART! I used to love watching my favorite anime on crunchyroll but I don’t think I’ll ever be paying for this service again after spending hours just trying to buy a membership unsuccessfully.
Gbashi - Useless unless you pay
I honestly wish I could give it less than 1 star. I’ve only been using the app for three days and I have given up. I understand that the app works fine if you pay for a subscription, however, developers should understand that not everyone can afford to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. If they’re going to offer a free alternative and make you watch ads to compensate, the least they could do is make sure the free version actually works- otherwise just don’t offer it! Don’t make people waste their time! The first day this app worked great- I don’t care if I have to watch ads or even if the ads repeat. I understand it’s free so I don’t mind it. However, yesterday, I started to notice that the app freezes whenever an ad is about to play- the screen goes black and that’s it. There is nothing you can do but exit the app and restart it. Initially this only happened a few times, but now it’s to the point I can’t even START watching an episode because it freezes. I can restart the app 12 times (which I have), and it does the exact same thing each time. I’m done. I’m done using this app, wasting my time and dealing with this frustration. And now, even if I could or wanted to, there is NO WAY I’m ever going to give my money to Crunchyroll. If you’re going to give a free service and make it as crappy as possible just to get people to buy the subscription- don't even offer it to begin with. It’s low, a cheap trick. Just don’t.
YouShouldSponsorMe - Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up )
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying
( I deleted some of the review but now that I have crunchyroll premium it puts a different mood to the anime and it’s super nice, though next time for crunchyroll regular membership, you should add the advertisements to be about that anime if possible or atleast about anime only )
That write of truth - Great app but has some issues
I don’t normally write reviews but I just want to write this so hopefully the issue I have can be fixed. To start this, I would like to say Crunchyroll is a great app to watch any anime in HD. I just recently purchase the premium because I love the experience, watching anime and reading the comments to me make the experience even more enjoyable. My issue with this app for one needs the feature picture in picture added, I like to be able to respond to a message and watch my anime at the same time without force closing the app. The second issue ties in with the first issue, sometimes I would say like 80% of the time when the app is forced closed and you go back to the anime you are watching and you press play, it’ll just revert the video back from the very beginning and take off the subtitle. It wouldn’t seem like it’s a big issue but I just rather be left back where I was at also, when they take the subtitle off themselves the option to put back on the subtitle is greyed out and I have to then leave the video and reopen up the same episode to then put on the subtitle. I hope the creator sees this review and please fix it and I would give this app a 5/5 star because I enjoy this app a lot.
Cas_jeager - Several errors and to many adds
I love Crunchyroll but the so called “video error” and the “trial error” along with the “connection loss” it gets very annoying, I’m sitting right by my WiFi box and all the sudden a pop up tab shows up in my screen saying that I have lost connection, I clearly had connection as I was connected to the WiFi the whole time but whenever it pops up it won’t let me leave the tab no matter how many times I press retry. The video error is very confusing as I have to stop and sit there for thirty mins to try and find out what the error is, I have tried to restart the app, I have exited out of it and went back in and tried to watch it again but the video error just kept popping back up. Every time I get an error I have to delete the app because the error will just keep coming back up on my screen even though I have done everything to try and get it to stop, I have re downloaded the app at least 19 times and I just got it 2 days ago. And the situation with the adds is stupid, I get 15 to 20 adds every time, I’m only watching 20-30 minute episodes and I spend at least 10 minutes every time watching one round of adds, and the there are 4 rounds of adds in each episode. It gets quite annoying, I hope they figure out something because this is getting annoying
PlumBoy5 - It’s a good app for anime, with one issue
I’ve been a premium user for almost a year now and I really enjoy a lot of the content on here. It’s got a lot of new series that come out with episodes really fast along with a lot of older favorites. I mainly used the app on my Xbox but have switched to using it on my phone for the most part due to being away from my console. I enjoy using it on my phone just as much as I did on my Xbox but I have ran into an issue after the recent update. For some reason when I try to watch any show the video does not play at all. I will press the start button but nothing. It just displays a black screen but nothing happens. I’ve tried on multiple different occasions to play shows and same thing. I found a workaround where if I delete the app and re install it fixes the problem temporarily but eventually I have to delete and re download again... I read that it could be internet issues but everything else works on my phone just fine so I’ve ruled that out. It’s getting pretty annoying so I’m hoping this problem is known about and there will be a fix soon since this is an awesome streaming service. Besides this one issue I recommend using this app if you’re an anime fan
Guy29373939584 - Better, now that the new update was released
This update was insane! It added a new layout to everything in a good way. The main thing I will talk about is the amount of ads there are.
The ads are way toned down compared to the last update. There are 6 ads you will see per episode. This is great, compared to the 10 that it was last time. Even if you think that’s too much, there’s a premium that cost money. I mainly wanted to talk about what this update changed which was layout, and amount of ads. The layout was changed, I like it the new way, but it’s just preference. If you don’t like it, you’ll get used to it eventually. They have also fixed many bugs including the one where, if you press the play button on the show while the ad is loading, the show will play while the ad is, that wouldn’t be a problem if you could see the show and not here the ad. They fixed it in this update. They are making this better. There also MIGHT be an occasional bug that MIGHT not load the ads. I’m not saying anything about anything, but I MIGHT be trying to figure it out so I COULD POSSIBLY use it for every ad, ;)
Qinqin Xian - Not on the great side..
So I tried this a few days ago without premium and I have some issues and some positive stuff. First, going for the positive, the variation of anime you have seems to contain a lot of good stuff. There were so many animes that are hard to find for free that you have put In there. I really like that. However, there are a ton of issues I have encountered in this app. I don’t really mind the adds, I understand you need the income, and I respect that, but sometimes I just wish you guys would put a skip button. It’s highly annoying when watching the episodes and having to wait for an ad to finish smack in the middle of an intense part. The major issue with this is that sometimes, when watching an episode, the anime would randomly stop and the play button would not work. So then I tried getting out and trying later, and nothing changed. I deleted the app and tried again, and the outcome was the same. Something weird is that the specific episode I was watching had the issue, but every other episode didn’t. What was REALLY irritating was in that episode, if is went ten seconds further and it reached the ad part, the add would work even if the freakin anime didn’t. I am highly disappointed. The people who made this, I thank you for the app, but it still needs a lot more improvement.
Bob Kerstetter - App with identity crisis
Crunchyroll publishes awesome anime. But the app has an identity crisis. Login with a paid subscriber account and everything works great. Five stars. Seriously. It is very well done. But — and this is huge — not everyone can afford the monthly fees and the execution of the advertising ruins the app. No stars. Crunchyroll needs the advertising to fund the delivery of no-cost anime to its free subscribers. It is the TV broadcasting business model. No problem. But the technology used to insert the ads fails to match the quality of the overall app. The ads lock up the app. They also repeat themselves three times in a row in the same ad break. And while the ads are supposed to be targeted to the interests of the viewers, they are not. If Crunchyroll could get the advertising to work correctly, advertising could possibly make more money per user than paid subscriptions. Determining the interests of viewers is pretty easy. You just ask them. Do interesting ads and people will click them. Streaming technology is good enough to never lock up an app. And never repeat ads during the same break. I will never buy a Volvo no matter how many times you run the ad. I'm a Subaru guy. You should already know that. Have Subaru tell me about its awesome technology and I will click the ad to find out more info. Everyone wins — Crunchyroll, advertisers and anime fans. Fix it please.
Cold.___.ash - Why.. tho??
I wanted to watch anime and I heard this was a great app to watch anime on- but I’m frustrated and sad that we have to get premium for an anime. I understand paying for premium supports Crunchyroll and all that but I realized that the only anime that doesn’t need premium is “My Hero Academia” and yeah there’s probably other ones that don’t need premium. I know there’s other people on the app that are also upset because you have to pay for premium “we” want to be satisfied by all the anime right? So why put premium for like all the anime’s? And also the 1 free episode is always the one that gets you into the anime! I really want you guy’s to at least take it on the most popular anime’s. I’m really interested on watching “ Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club” so yeah- ( sorry i sounded rude 🥲😭) Since I started watching MHA- straight to the point the ads are annoying why is there like 10 in each episode??? Not only that but in one ad it adds up to 2-3 like I can’t enjoy watching the anime anymore tbh bring it down a little please.. like 3 ads is enough. Please and thank you fix the ads problem! Premium isn’t necessary in every anime 🥺😭
Llama&Alpacas - Uncontrollable ads!
In order to actually watch a show, you have to sit through so many ads it’s unbelievable and unacceptable. In my experience, my screen will just go black and an ad will play when I first click on episode. Then, it’ll load and I go down to the bottom to skip through the intro and as if the app is punishing me for doing so, it’ll just give me ads! No joke, it’ll play an ad then another and another, etc. There will be no option to skip ads, exit out of them, anything! Really, you just get stuck in a cycle of ads restarting! Seriously, this matter needs to be addressed. I’d have to exit out of the app. It was so bad once (I sat through 3 ads in counting) and I closed the app. Then I went back in and just when I went to keep watching my episode, not only did it start it completely over, it spammed me with ads!
I deleted it. End of story. I don’t think you should have to pay money for good service. You wouldn’t pay your waiter constantly at a restaurant to get them to perform a nice service with a good attitude, would you? Should you have to? No! So I think, you shouldn’t have to pay the app for good service and no nonstop ads! I get it if you’re on free and you get ads, but having them play nonstop is unacceptable. And I get it, you have to pay the people who work for you, but not by torturing us who download into getting premium by spamming us with ads upon ads upon ads.
Laizaaa - Disappearing Anime
I logged into my account today to finish watching the one and only, “Haikyu!!” but when i opened my watchlist, it wasn't there. I decided to search it up instead but when I got to it, it told me that there wasn't anything to watch and to try to load up the page again. Of course, when I tried to reload the page, the same thing popped up. I checked other shows to see if this happened to it too, but it didn't. The episodes on other shows popped up. I just really wanted to watch “Haikyu!!,” so I thought of the quickest way to make things work. Shut down my phone and turn it back on. When I went back to the app, it still wasn’t in my watchlist, so again, I Searched it up, and nothing was there, other than different shows. I browsed the sports section to try to find it, but nothing. It disappeared. Can someone fix this? I don't know what the problem is, weather it being my phone or the app.. I really like crunchy roll and became very comfortable with it. I don't want to switch to a different platform, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe you guys took it off your platform, but if you did i would be really disappointed.
Bill Cliton is here - It’s Okay
It’s a great app. I have both Crunchyroll and Funimation, and almost always prefer Crunchyroll over Funimation. My big problem with Crunchyroll though is that with this newest update to mobile app, I have been logged out everytime I open the app. That’s not a big deal though what is though is that my Watchlist is gone and it always says that I need premium. I have premium though and am still paying for it even though I’m watching ad’s in the middle of my show. I’m very frustrated by this and have gone over to help center for help, there’s no answers for my specific problem I’m having right now though and there is no where to call for help.
If someone is reading this and is thinking of buying the premium subscription I think you should it’s worth every dime. However on that note I also would be very careful about doing it because Crunchyroll has screwed me over on this past update so just a warning. The app is a good one but not as good as people say it is.
Also for any employees at Crunchyroll reading this please help out because I’m getting very impatient with you guys right now.
JacobRcarroll - It's miraculous
I got premium back in March, exclusively to watch One Piece without ads. I got in before One Piece was premium only, but it's a miracle that I've gotten to episode 438 given that the app has gone through several terrible updates in the last few months. Tbh Crunchyroll PROBABLY didn't have the infrastructure, and probably weren't prepared to handle the massive influx in users from the last few months. It's hard to blame them, but if you're gaining users, then you're getting subsequent ad revenue, if you're gaining premium users, then you're getting the premium membership fee every month from those users. It make very little sense to me that the same issues, logging out, app crashes, server/connectivity issues, have been going on for so long; Maybe it's because they haven't seen ramifications for it, ie., if people just deal with it, then what's the point of fixing? Given that crunchyroll is rated the #14 app in entertainment, it should perform solidly, or more consistently than it does; doing that, at the very least, would either prevent it from moving down, or improve the apps rating. Great when it works, incredibly frustrating when it doesn't.
ALonelyWalker - Bugs are annoying but anime is good
I mean the only thing that really stops me from rating five stars is the amount of bugs with the app. I feel like it’s gotten worse since 2 years ago. The site crashes whenever a popular anime episode is released I assume because of high traffic, certain anime have weird audio noises, it doesn’t let me click any episode in the all episodes screen except maybe episode 1 or 2, it logs me out in the middle of an episode or just whenever I close the app, it doesn’t load the new updated episodes screen occasionally, I can’t pause the episode anymore if I’ve hit the rewind 10s button, and the list goes on. I appreciate the anime in a convenient user friendly app, but the bugs are getting worse than what you would expect in a Bethesda game. Oh, and this isn’t directly related to the app, but crunchyroll customer support or service or whatever is garbage. It’s slow and not helpful at all. I tried telling them about the audio problems but it wasn’t worth waiting on slow replies and generic unhelpful replies telling me to redownload the app. I’ve been able to tolerate these things up until now but if they don’t do something about these bugs then I’m just not going to keep giving them my money. It’s pretty simple
Gacha frey - Just why.
At first I was really happy cause I finally found an app where I can watch anime and foreign dramas. But then the adds came in. It was fine at first cause there wasn’t that many, but then the longer the episode the more adds there was. This frustrated me a lot. I get that you have too make money but could u at least tune it down a little. I just want to watch an episode without getting an ad attack. Everytime I get an ad the load is sooo long. Then after the ad, another one comes in. And then another. There is at least 4 in a row and that doesn’t make me want too use your app. I could never Finnish a 25 minute long episode because that ads turn it into an hour one. I’m waiting and waiting for the ad to Finnish, but then another pops up. And the load is way too long. I sometimes close the app and come back. But that just restarts the ad. Please try to fix this, cause I’m seeing that a lot of people are having the same issue. There isn’t a lot of places where I can watch good shows like the ones on you guys app. Hopefully you can respond to this as quick as possible. And if you do respond to me please don’t apologize and say your going to fix it when you’ll clearly not do so. Once and last time please fix this issue. Thank u if you read this.
Sir Colt - Best anime app
Friend turned me on to CRoll a few years back. Haven’t looked back since! Went premium right away, and honestly, I don’t even care that it went to 7.99. I canceled my Netflix in favor of it. I watch Crunchyroll probably 5-6 days a week. My queue is a mile long and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ve seen more shows than I can keep track of, and even rewatched some that I’d already seen, completely forgetting I had already seen them. They have the newest shows during the hottest trends, and with the fastest turnaround time between Japan’s original air time and their stream release. It’s literally like same-day. Back in the day we had to torrent shows and find awful sites to try and get anime from, and some of it (most of it) wasn’t even legal. Or the subs were done by fan groups that got a lot wrong. If you’re an anime fan, skip the other garbage and just drop the 8 bucks a month for premium. It’s worth it. Not to mention that I’ve met some of the staff at Otakon and they’re genuinely cool people. I’ll gladly give them my cash to support what they’re doing. They do it better than everyone else. Thanks, CRoll!
Ruuinx - Ads and Buffering COMPLETELY ruin the app
I’ve been using crunchyroll for a couple days now and it’s brutal trying to get into any show with the constant interruptions. I usually don’t write reviews but this is actually ridiculous. The show itself buffers so often it’s easy to forget what literally just happened in the show bc of the amount of buffering. Not to mention each time it buffers it takes upwards of 5 minutes just to load about 12 seconds of the show, just so it can buffer again. But now here’s where the ads come in. Not only do the ads also take about the same time to buffer, they are long and usually have multiple ads stacked on top of each other. If you can manage to sit thru the ad buffering and the ads themselves, then afterwards you’re greeted with, you guessed it, MORE BUFFERING! It’s downright unusable more often than not! I’ve tried many troubleshooting techniques and none of them work at all. Not to mention they really try shoving the premium down your throat which sounds enticing to have no ads but that doesn’t solve the ridiculous buffering times. I honestly can’t recommend this app in the state it’s in, it’s way to frustrating to use for so little outcome. Please try elsewhere before submitting yourself to this waste of time
Dog-lover 91012 - Adds
It’s not a bad app I really love watching anime and this is one of the best apps because true Netflix does have anime but Crunchyroll has more of variation of animes example fruit basketBut the only thing that is stopping me from using Crunchyroll as much as I do is Netflix are the ads the ads field 10 minutes long and after a while it starts getting really boring and then I start to get on interested in the anime and then I’ll just leave to watch some thing else and usually the ads are the same ads over and over again it gets super annoying sometimes and you get to hear the same noise over and over and over again it drives me crazy I would use Crunchyroll more often if there wasn’t as much ads as they are. Even when the ads are the exact same therefore blocks in different sections of the anime of the same ad and it gets so annoying but overall I really like the app has a lot of variation of enemies and I like how you don’t have to pay for anything. I’m not saying get rid of the ads because I know you can’t fully get rid of them unless we pay but please just make the add shorter or different types of ads.
JanessaLee - Pros & Cons
I love the app! but i don’t really like the new update. i wished i never had update it since its weird with me and it tweaks. i can’t really play the video sometimes and the i don’t mean to press on the ads. i wish i could go back to the last update since it was more comfortable with me. but overall i love the app and all the recommendations! but also do with the layout was the same. the ads won’t play for me sometimes. and mostly the ads are annoying. i like the new update i don’t really hate it, i just don’t really like it, but it’s fine. i just wish i could go back to the previous update and be able to be fine with it. it was more better for me, i’m not sure about the others. i just wish i got an option to choose which update i wanted. i really miss the old update. but i still love crunchyroll since it’s on of the best anime apps i love! i just wished that i had the last update.
edit more: ads are so sensitive. i just want the old update back. i know i’m complaining bad. but it’s just something i would like and probably some others. the layout is so crammed. i just want the old update back.. no matter how much i’m complaining this i just want the old update back. for me it’s more better. i tried reinstalling the app but it just won’t let it be the other update. i made a huge mistake updating this app.
DraconikWarlock - Great Concept with Too Many Bugs and Ads
My experience with this app has been mixed. I love that it offers free anime and manga most of which is quality stuff and not cheap knockoffs or filler. However, each episode of whatever anime you watch is filled with anywhere from 12-15 unskippable 30 second ads. These ads interrupt the episode (usually at breaks in the episode or before the credits roll) and play around 3-4 at a time. The ads are really annoying. They are pervasive. You can’t skip to another section without watching all the ads that were designated before then. If you accidentally rewind before the ad, bad luck: you have to watch two minutes of ads again. All of this directs you to buy one of the premium packages available. The cheapest one is $8 which is very expensive for what it offers. This would all be tolerable except for the bugs. Sometimes the video buffers and when I tried to buy one of the premium packages, something went wrong and I still was required to watch the ads. The purchase history said that I bought the free trial but the app disagrees. If the developers improved it so that there were less ads, more bearable ad breaks, or a cheaper premium subscription; the app would be a lot better.
Stevenleevan - No support?
This service has the potential to be really awesome. I tried the free trial and started watching right away and ended up keeping the subscription for premium going.
There are some annoyances such as when I try to fast forward through intros It can sometimes take 3-5 minutes to even play the show again and it usually happens multiple times.
My biggest issue though, and reason for 2 stars is that I was having an issue where my password was not working when trying to sign in on my other devices. When I tried to reset password, the link never came. I tried multiple times a day to reset and yes I checked spam and every folder but nothing. I reached out to customer service which got back to me quickly but they said that I have no account with them yet I’m being billed for premium. They escalated the issue but I never heard back and this was almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve sent another help request and haven’t heard back at all. For some reason now I’m able to sign in with my password to other devices but my premium account status is gone yet I’m still paying for the subscription. I’ve even tried unsubscribing and subscribing and issue persists. This has really become annoying and I’d love to give more stars and continue service if they could resolve my issue!
Anastasia.reed - For real
If you guys are going to put stuff that may have many other episodes or movies or whatever you should put them all. Like black butler for instance. Pretty sure there is a book of Atlantic, you should put that and there is black butler in wonderland or Ciel in wonderland but that should be added too. Asking the sailor moon series I know for a fact that the sailor moon on there now is the new version I can tell by how she transforms, I think the other sailor moon movies or episodes should be on here as well. I could tell by the transformation as I recal her arm never looked like spaghetti and they never changed into sailor senshi like that. Also there should be less ads! There is constantly so many ad pop ups it drives me nuts! Instead of about 25 ads you should put like maybe 5 or 6 or even give them a choice or something. Bc not everyone wants to be watching there favorite anime and then a super juicy part comes on then BOOM! An ad pops up. Not a very good thing now is it? You might get lower ratings but I still think this is a gr8 app! But there does need to be some stuff fixed but other than those things this is a totally cool app.
Darkfiresun - Requisit app for anime fans
I've been a Crunchyroll premium member for a few years now, so can't speak for those that are complaining about ads. Premium is ad free and the service and app has been pretty stellar.
I primarily stream from my PS4, occasionally from iPad, and PS3. The PS3 app will lock up sometimes, but I blame that more on Sony no longer supporting/updating the platform. PS4 and iPad are pretty reliable.
I recently discovered that Crunchyroll has age restriction settings that are active by default. Once you log in on the website, and change those settings, an entire new crop of shows are available to stream that I never knew Crunchyroll carried.
Crunchyroll has also gotten a lot more of the the currently airing shows that were not available on any service in the west previously. In the last week a few current shows popped up in my feed that I had been having to track down through other, less convenient means. Making me, and other people who enjoy those more niche shows very happy. so kudos to them on that. For considerably less a month than Netflix, just go premium and save yourself the ads.
Miiiint.creme - Amazing but..
The app is amazing don’t get me wrong it’s just that there are adds every-time you watch something. I suggest having two adds for the beginning and the end of the anime. The reason I don’t like all the adds is when it gets to an interesting part boom and add then I have to watch two or three adds... Other then the adds the app is awesome and I just love how you can watch any anime though i would also suggest to add a few movies for people who can’t watch them personally I haven’t seen the Hunter x Hunter movie and I haven’t finished watching the show so I’d like for the movie to be there instead of me looking everywhere for the movie but if you can’t do that it’s all fine because the app is already amazing! But if you haven’t download this app I suggest you do if your a big anime fan! And back to the too many adds topic, I have a hack if you aren’t connected to your WiFi you won’t get adds but the show your watching will stop and you’d have to unpause it. I can’t do this since I don’t know my password but it’s ok. Anyway amazing app just needs less adds and maybe a few movies some people can’t watch 😁
Anonymouspanda0016 - Waste of money
I saw a lot of reviews talk about the ads which were definitely annoying but whatever the episodes are free so I can put up with some but it made me want to stop watching anime and lose interest in the plot since each 20 min episode took like an hour to watch.
Anyways I’m writing this review for something else. First I’d like to say Crunchyroll has a good selection of anime but the app has a lot of work needed still. I actually purchased a membership to avoid the annoying ads but even then the video takes SO LONG to load. At first I thought it was my internet but even when I turn it off and use data on my phone I have the same problem. Anytime I skip ahead (10 secs or just the intro) it will buffer and won’t load anything for 5-10 min even when I close out the app and open it again. The same thing happens when I rewind 10 secs or even pause the episode. EVEN PAUSE. It is actually even more annoying than the ads because at least then I knew how long I had to wait. I am very disappointed in Crunchyroll and definitely regret paying for a membership. Seriously even though the reviews all talk about how unbearably annoying the ads are, at least it’s not as bad as this. Don’t waste your money on a membership you will just be disappointed.
KawaiiPhantom - “Error” bug thing
I REALLY love Crunchyroll and I think it’s the best way to watch anime. of course, you can get crunchyroll premium and even start 2 weeks free! I really love how almost ALL of the anime are free! They even have a queue which is very convenient. I would really recommend Crunchyroll, but there is just one problem.
When I’m watching crunchyroll, It always says there is an error, “bad gateway” and I don’t know what this means. The worst part is that it happened whenever I’m in the middle of watching the interesting part of and anime and I have to keep checking my connection and praying that it would work. Even when my connection is working and I check my software, it won’t work. I even ha fro delete it and reinstall it, but it still wouldn’t work. Of course, I LOVE Crunchyroll. But this “error” thing really ticks me off and it doesn’t give me any information so I don’t know how to fix it. Please Crunchyroll, if you are reading this, please fix this, it would be greatly appreciated. If there is nothing you can do about it, can you at least give me some help or information on how to fix it?
Thank you very much.
Evohflame - Bad interface
The interface is really bad, I recommend you guys watch it on your computer and get a chrome extension for crunchyroll instead (plus you’re able to use Adblock so no more ads for the 7th time in a row)
Shows some cool anime I guess but the interface it so bad. Many examples is how when you go backwards in the video by 5 secs at a time I am unable to pause it until 5 secs later or longer or when repeatedly pressing the button to go forward every 5 sec the video buffer for way to long and even lags. Also the fact how when you swipe the video all the way at the beginning it starts at 0:01 sec for some odd reason (same thing happens when at the end of the video). Another thing is watching a video that I was halfway done. Why would you ask me if I want to start all the way from the beginning? If I want to start all the way from the beginning then I would do it myself I don’t want you to ask me about it every time I start an episode I was almost finished watching. I also hate how you can’t pick the next episode while watching a video at the same time. You also can’t change it to dub or sub while watching the video. Instead I have to go out of my way to get out of the video and specifically look for the one I want to watch which takes so long and very inconvenient for me. That’s my 2 cents.
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JD-2005 - A huge bug! Please fix!
Hello! I love Crunchyroll, and it’s a really good app! But I have one problem that keeps reoccurring, and it’s bad recently. So, here’s the problem; it turns off the subtitles without you doing anything. Now see, that alone causes annoyance on it’s own, given that you have to turn it back on to continue watching the anime, maybe even rewind a couple seconds because you missed out on what they were saying, but it’s not as easy as that. It won’t allow you to turn them back on, is there a way to turn them on I am missing? Or is it just a really, REALLY annoying bug? Because what I end up having to do is deleting the app, and then reinstall the app. This poses an inconvenience but I usually don’t have a problem with this technique. But ever since I signed in, it won’t be as simple as delete and reinstall it. When I sign in again, it goes back to square one. No subtitles. This is a big issue that makes me not give it a five stars! I beg of you, please fix it! I know you probably won’t see this, but I would love if you would please find it in your time to look over this bug and see if there’s anything you can do about it. Thank you!
ZENZOU8 - Opening and Ending
I have been using Crunchyroll app for almost 5 years and I certainly love it; its a great app to watch anime and it allows me to widen my interest on other shows like live action (especially Mischievous Kiss, it was wonderful romance series.) And, when it comes to openings and endings, most people who watch anime like to listen to it. And, with those two-three minutes just listening to those OP/ED from different anime can be sometimes enjoying and exciting. However, some openings and endings can be somewhat bad or worse as it can force us (not literally forcing us) or in some occasions, the OPs/EDs wont let us feel the vibe through opening and endings or in another words, the lack of excitement on some anime’s opening/ending can bring people’s interest on anime to fall apart. Therefore, i would like to suggest a skip intro/ending button for every anime in order for us to skip the anime opening or ending whether we feel like it or not. And, with this button, there will be more likely a lot of people would never drop their interest on a anime. Thank you for your time and I appreciate if you will consider my request. Once again, Thank you.
Blah Bleh Blah Bleh - Logging out issues
This app works very well and provides many great anime to watch when you get premium. Premium is good and allows you get access to episodes as early as possible. It also allows for HD too but the one thing about this app that stops me from giving it a 5 star is the logging out bug. I’ve been getting logged out pretty much every time I use it for about a month. I’ve tried to redownload, check for updates I may be missing, leaving the app idle and also closing it straight away. After some googling it seems that this used to be similar to an old problem and I’ve also seen that you have updated it several times to fix the bug but it still happens. It is very annoying to log in everytime when I want to get access to content I paid for. I’ve tried to reach out for help from you guys too and it seems like you’re still working on it. I used to be a frequent user of this app but because of this I rarely use it now. Please fix it soon because it’s getting tiring to log in all the time.
Rahul 5890 - To many Ads
I’ve been using Crunchyroll for like a year just in case if they update it so it doesn’t show as many ads but nothings happened so I’ll write this review. In every episode they show 10 ADS 10!!!!! I get it that they can’t stream all of this for free but at least lower the ads to like 2 or 3 and the other thing is when I’m watching something the ads are all about the same thing!!! How is that good for the people that make the ads. The ads that people make are supposed to make the viewer want to buy the thing or do whatever,making them watch the same ad over and over is going to make them not want to buy it or whatever! So Crunchyroll you really aren’t doing a good job for the ads so these are my to options. If you still want to show the same ads make it 2 or 3 per video. If you want to keep the 10 ads make them different ads so there might be something I want to buy! If I keep on seeing ads like how your doing it now I’ll just use Adblock I don’t like using it because I want the application to get some money you know and if you tell me to just get premium then you should get yourself checked because it’s $10 a month and when you think of it like that it’s not a lot but when you thing of it $120 A YEAR that’s a lot. That’s all I have to say
Snas undertail - Amazing, but...
I love Crunchyroll, it’s introduced me to a variety of brilliant anime, including Darling in the FranXX, Blend S and Boku No Hero Academia. It’s also free, which seems too good to be true, but here’s the catch: there are so many ads! Every few minutes, depending on the length of the episode, a series of ads will pop up. Now, it would be fine if it was only maybe one ad per break, but there are always at least 5! I don’t know about you, but when you’re on a cliffhanger, really excited for what will come of the protagonist, hanging on the edge of your seat, I don’t think you would like it if you were then met with 7, 30 second long unskippable ads for Crunchyroll’s streaming service, would you? My only request is you remove some ads, so there are only maybe five ads per episode. I know it seems unrealistic, but if Crunchyroll is reading this right now, then please, just take my advice. It will make us happier. Thank you for your time.
Ben2029 - Amazing and easy
This App has many great qualities and easy to use. There are other platforms out there and they all have the same Ads placements throughout the videos, while this platform dose strain is viewer ship when not a premium member, with strenuous ads that do distract you from watching the anime a little to much. But theses are all released once purchasing premium which if you are an avid lover of anime you don’t mind spending a little money on your enjoyment. This app is really rather good in its design and looks make it easy and enjoyable to use.
(Just a through in the design, while functioning great there are some features that I would to see transferred from the website, like the release calendar and being able to change the order of items in your queue. Just little things that would make it a better.)
But over all this app is really great and reliable I have used it for a number of years and it works wonderfully.
Fercjskwwoxmvf - Don’t use this app
If anyone is reading this review, don’t download this app it’s pretty bad. Every time I watch a episode, about 5 ads pop up back to back so you can watch around only 3 minutes of the episode then it happens again with ads appearing 5 times again and if you just leave the app for about a second it will happen again. If somehow Crunchyroll is reading this (which is very unlikely) put one ad at the beginning of the episode. Also this app was purposely design with old software that makes the website slow, glitchy and overall bad so you have to pay for premium, which has features no one asked for in the first place or features that should be there without the need of paying such as skipping intros, subs or even dubs to a certain extent. This is a bad app and go on another streaming service that offers more or even go on an illegal streaming site that.
(Update: I tried to give the app a second chance since it’s only been a couple of years and i see no improvements in quality of the app and a new record has been placed for now 15 adds with 5 being the exact same add. Also I did edit the review)
RougeNite - Awesome but needs few features. Offline download!!!
This platform is awesome for someone like me as I heavily rely on my mobile data to watch anime. However, when I am reaching my data limit, I’m not able to watch as freely, naturally. What I think would be a solution to this, and definitely an awesome feature in which I think many people would agree on as well, is to be able to download a series to watch offline. At least for those that pay for the service, like other streaming platforms such as Netflix. If this gets introduced, I’d honestly have no other reason to go to another source to watch my anime! Crunchyroll does it for me. At least it almost does 😁
One more thing to add. Would it be possible to add like a double tap function in the video player to jump like 5 or 10 seconds. That would make it a bit more convenient too than having to tap just for the UI to come up and then tap the forward button. Thanks 😋😋😋
SmolPotato🙃🥔 - Why I’ve given this app 4 stars Uwu
I love this app soooo much! It’s got so many anime’s that I’ve been longing to watch and it’s made me so happy that I can finally watch Boku no Hero Acadamia 💖💖💖💖
There’s just one thing... it annoys me to see so many adds while watching 😫. I get that Crunchyroll is advertising their streaming anime’s but too much is too much, am I right!
Like, When I was up to the part where Deku finally learns to control his quirk (One for All) but then BAM!!! There’s an add break —> not only is there one during the break (which I would love Uwu) but around 3-5!!! Who’s got time for paying premium when you actually have to pay actual money, watch 5 flippin adds when we don’t have premium when they could’ve watched more of the series of their desired anime? Whose with me my fellow potatoes?? Sorry that most of mah review is negative 😅 but I really love everything apart from how many adds there are 😅😅😇😇🥰🥰🥰
Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaa - Wish I could love it
For an app I’m paying a monthly fee for I’d expect it to stream a little better. It’s a rarity when it works, which isn’t really good enough. It’s super glitchy, out of time with audio, the video quality drops randomly, sometimes the episodes don’t load at all. The episodes/shows I have queued disappear or jumps to a future episode I’m not up to yet. It’s really frustrating. The positive is that it really does have a vast range of anime, a lot you can’t find through other steaming sites, inevitably keeping me using the app. If you’re happy to pay for a dodgy service if it still has an endless amount of anime then it’s a perfect investment.
Let’s just say that if another streaming site offered the same variety of anime, I’d jump over & try it in a heartbeat for the possibility to find something better then this. Sorry crunchy roll, but it’d be really worth it improving your streaming service so we can get through one episode without any hassle ✌🏼
Okd3 - English Dub! No English Sub !
Hey , I love this app because it supports iOS 9!!! But I'm the person who doesn't really enjoy reading with animated stuff , whenever I go watch Boku No Hero Academia (my fav anime) I always have to read subs and its sooooooo annoying! Please make the animes English dubbed. Also I don't like that when a new episode is released you have to wait 2 days until you watch it , I hate that premium thing , btw can you please stop showing the most disturbing parts of the anime when an ad comes on , i remember when I saw an Attack On Titan ad and the ad showed a person getting eaten by a Titan and that was disturbing !,and stop putting so many ads can you just add 2 ads in each episode please! Good side now ! Well done for being the most popular anime viewer !!🎉🎉🎉🎉 well keep up the good work and please English dub!
Thanks for reading !
-Uraraka (that's my nickname) ✌🏻️
Anime_dog - Good but there’s a bug with the ads
It’s an amazing platform but there is a slight bug with the ads
Basically what is does is when you watch an ad there’s two different bugs that can happen, one is when I’m watching an ad, as soon as it ended another one would start and over and over and over. The only way to beat this bug is by spending tones of time on a different app and then come back and hope it’s fixed, which takes you out of the experience.
The second bug is that it just freezes at the end of the ad and when you tap it it does nothing, I tried everything I could to figure a way to beat the bug, but to no success, so when there’s nothing you can do.
Great app but if this bug effects you than it cripples the free experience. Anyway I have premium which I would recommend.
Lachstar798 - It's awesome, but if your a free user, not so much
I love this app, though I have a few thoughts, firstly I get why people hate it if you are not on premium, there are so many ads it just gets to bad to watch, which is why this makes people want to buy premium, I think you should. If you are a kid, ask your parents. Every adult loves anime (at least most do) plus I think this company strives in making a reason why you should get premium. There are lots of different apps out there that have the choice of premium but all it does is remove the ads, when you can literally just turn off your wifi and you won't have any ads, all you need to do after is turn it back on. I think that whoever gets this app needs to buy premium because otherwise you just get sick and tired of the ads and just wanna enjoy the show.
DopeeDope - It’s fine...I guess
Okay so firstly this app is literally the world of ads unless u get premium, but getting premium only gains you no ads. And secondly, sometimes when the ads are supposed to pop up but doesn’t? And it makes my screen turn black, it’s not my wifi or my phone but this has been happening to me a lot and It doesn’t load when it’s on the black screen, even when I try to reset the app and the phone. But maybe that’s just me. Thirdly, there’s not enough anime!! Lastly, the searching thing doesn’t work very well. I recommend using their website on ur laptop or wateva, just don’t use Crunchyroll on the phone. Other than that everything’s fine, premium is pretty cheap and it probably gets rid of half of my problems here 🙃
Blindman1800 - A fantastic service.... For other countries
Crunchy roll is a good platform that lacks many aspects that rise modern platforms higher. For example crunchy role will not recommend any new series for you to watch, meaning you have to search through the platform for something you'll like, this is something that every other video broadcasting site and app enjoys.
Also due to licensing a lot of animes simply can't be watched in Australia. Countless times I have been recommended a show only to find it's not available in Australia. It's an absolute shame because I want to recommend this service but it simply doesn't provide what you want from a service like this. Yes it broadcasts all the latest and greatest shows, even so true anime fans want to watch something else. Older series that are unavailable in Australia.
Also as a quick note navigating the site and the app is a messy affair and finding things can be hard because the searching system is too precise and doesn't key similar words, only the precise words you put down.
The broadcasting is bog standard, getting videos as soon as Japan is alright.
Is it a good service?
Is it worth the money?
Not really, other broadcasting sites are cheaper and do it better, some are even free.
If I do get it what should I watch?
Jojo's Bizarre adventure
Memey panda boi - Good but there are problems
I love this app but there are a few bugs and problems that I would like fixed. One, too many ads back to back, I would be watching an anime and all of a sudden five ads pop up back to back, it makes it worser that it’s the same ad over and over. Two, I would like an age rating in the information for the anime. Since I’m a child I could watch something that could be rated R and not know about it. Finally number three, it won’t let me watch miss kobayashi’s dragon maid! What will happen is I would press start watching and a little pop up will show up saying error and I have two options. I could ether press ok or retry but when I press retry it pops up again! Please fix these!
Serious_Review_Sapien - Black screen failing to load ads
I have not been able to watch a full episode from beginning to end for a couple of weeks now. The advertisements themselves are a nuisance - originally I felt that since I wasn’t paying from premium, fair enough - but no other free streaming website/app uses anywhere near as many ads, nor has any issues with loading such as the one I am encountering with you on a regular basis.
Usually, midway through an episode where ads have been inserted, while loading the next ad it will glitch and the screen goes dark. The only way out of this is to close the app and restart it - meaning I have to start to episode all over again, rewatch all those ads, and more often than not encounter the exact same problem slightly later on!
Please update and fix! I have been a loyal fan for years, now growing ever-annoyed and impatient by the gross over-usage of ads and regular glitches.
A wise old owl - Wayyyy to many ads
Ive used Crunchyroll for a while now, and it’s a really good app to watch anime.
But as a broke person who can’t spend money on things that aren’t needed I don’t have a membership. You know what that means? Each episode I watch I get about 10 ads! I know you people need to make profit somehow but wow I feel like I’m watching more ads than the actual show! Could you maybe give out less ads? I would be fine with watching these ads if there weren’t as much as you showed us. The ads come up at such random times so it’s quite annoying. I’m pretty sure you already do this but, maybe just keep ads in a place not random, some anime’s have places in the middle of the episode for ad breaks ( Eg in bnha in the middle of an ep it shows someone and what their quirk is and stuff about them) maybe you could just keep the ads in those places?
Amazing app but please take this into consideration
Somewhat fan - Still updating
So far I’ve used this for a good few months this update they put out in September has changed how you view it, but it’s not bad, although my videos refuse to load, in other words it’s not even trying to load because the wifi icon isn’t loading anything so that means it just sits there with a black screen and the play button. I do hope this could be fixed, not to mention my subtitles have been turning off randomly and I cannot turn them back on for some odd reason it’s fixed if I go out then back in but that’s very annoying if you’re trying to binge watch on a rainy day, my final opinion is it can be a very pleasant experience but it needs some work still Note: Take down the amount of adds you spam on every episode
Koiym - love the app, not the ads
crunchyroll is definitely one of my favourite anime streaming sites by far and boasts a large variety of anime. if your using a desktop, the website is perfect, however, if ur using the app you get multiple ads. it’s not very user friendly and the homepage looks daggy. i remember last year, i stopped using crunchyroll for that very reason but came back to it this year to see if it changed. no major improvements. they reduced the ads but during an ad break you have to wait 1-4 seconds for the ad to actually show up, before that, the screen goes black (sort of). it’s troublesome to say the least but when u get used to it, crunchyroll is great. premium is cheaper than other services with more to offer. overall, use crunchyroll on a browser rather than the app. in terms of improvement, crunchyroll should add downloading episodes a premium use as well as improve the transition between ads and anime. if possible, they should change the watching layout on tv, it’s hard to use and you can’t skip episodes while on another one.
tl;dr good app, bad ads and great website
-sei - To the creators
I find that it’s a pretty good app with lots of content but... I’m having some trouble with getting the audio of some episodes. This happens especially after ads are played. It would be nice if this could be fixed. Also, as many of the people here think, I also agree that there are too many ads per episode. I know you need to advertise to gain a profit, but I believe that you have a big enough audience for you to decrease the amount of ads you play while still getting an income. Honestly 15 ads for a 24 minute episode is too many.
I hope these two things can be fixed in the future,
Thank you for your time,
- a costumer trying to leave a honest review.
Gamer GURL 5 - It good...... but
Crunchyroll is a great app that lets me find new and awesome anime’s to watch. However I was a bit disappointed to find they didn’t have Tokyo ghoul, or the anime Death note. Some of the episodes are missing too, like with Blue Exorcist. They only have 12 episodes, even though there is over 20. I would like that if Crunchyroll was going to show us an awesome anime, that they would give us the whole season. Another down side is the amount of ads! I would have to say crunchyroll is still my go to if other anime apps don’t have the whole season. I definitely recommend this app, these flaws are very little and the experience is still enjoyable. But please give me Death note 📝
ZamorarKOD - Is it just me or dose it laggy
Hi I just downloaded the app and I’m pretty young so I can’t get the subscription. The app is very laggy I have to wait forever just for it to play and then adds come along then I have to wait all over again. I don’t know what to do but I hope you can fix it please. I watched something for one minute because I couldn’t find it anywhere else and then an add came, in still waiting for it to play again. Please fix this bug. Reduce the adds or no one would want to bye the subscription. I know I wouldn’t to tend way to much effort on the subscription people and not enough on those who don’t. I severely dislike the app so try to change my mind. I see you as greedy people who only want the money and change it when a problem happens in the subscription department so you can keep and gain more subscriptions please change my mind
.Shy.Leaf. - Its a good app
This is a really good app, though it has a few problems.
1: subtitles turn off randomly (for me) which is annoying at times, but easy to turn back on so it’s ok
2: you cant delete things from your ‘recently watched’ section. This is annoying as well. It takes up so much space/time going through my watch history to find an anime, yet all i can see are the ones I’ve already finished. Please add a feature that lets you remove things from your watch history! 😅 it would really be great.
Other then these two things, it’s a really great app! I would definitely give it five stars if these two things where not a problem!
Jõrmangunder - too many ads
This has a lot more anime that most other apps i watch but then the ads just make this app terrible and i’m not buying premium even though i do speak english and not japanese i cope amazingly with subtitles i don’t need premium for that and then there’s ads right in front of the last like ten seconds of the show and i have to watch since i might miss something everyone’s been complaining about ads and you should listen to users for once they dint care about the new things your putting in just fix the ads the freeness of the app make people buy it and then there’s the adpocalypse
🅢🅔🅘 - Too many ads
I only downloaded crunchy roll because the app I mainly use doesn't have the anime I want to watch. Crunchy roll isn't that bad, but there's a major difference when it comes to ads. The app I mainly use will show only one ad at a time which would probably last a minute or so, but crunchy roll shows around 5 short ads at once. It just makes it feel like the ads go for longer and it's quite irritating when you think you're about to watch the anime, but oh look, here's another ad.
People with premium aren't complaining and would just say to buy premium. But some people don't want to spend money on this stuff. I'm not surprised if crunchy roll is losing viewership, once I've finished watching the anime I want to watch then I'm deleting this app and going back to animelab.
Dhsusvdixhsvsz - Doesn’t even work
I’ve been trying for ages thinking that the app might take time to adjust and get used to my phone but no. I can go onto the sight and click an episode but all it does is give me the loading signal and then the black screen. I had to wait for 10 mins and still nothing. I was really looking forward to this app as some other websites don’t have the latest episodes even anime lab doesn’t have it. I restarted and re downloaded this app several times but it still doesn’t work. I just wanna watch dem episodes man. This is really sad I’ve been recommended this app by my friends and it doesn’t even show a sec of an episode
TheeQtip - A couple of problems
So, I’ve been using Crunchyroll for a bit now, and it’s great, but there are some problems such as logging in/out problem, it randomly kicks me out of my account so I have to log back in every time, but that is a minor issue. But the thing that bugs me the most is, that every so often the anime episode restarts with no subtitles, and as a person who doesn’t know much Japanese find it annoying while I’m in the middle of an episode and then it restarts without subtitles, and I can’t even turn the subtitles back on again! So Crunchyroll please come out with a turn subtitles on feature as it’s annoyingly frustrating.
Gol D Glacy - Need Skip Intro button if possible!!
Tbh crunchyroll is like the best app to watch animes(if you’re a premium member). All the cool animes are there and it’s always fun to spend time wondering off to anime world!! Everything is super awesome but I feel like it would be so much better if they put up a “skip intro” button in the opening part of the anime(like in Netflix). It would save up so much time and it would be easy for us to just hit that button and continue the show instead of having to literally do it until I have finally skipped it(sooooo annoyinggg)! Apart from that, this website or app has lived up to my expectations and I’m thankful for that😌🙂
BlueXGaming - What is going on?!
I get why a lot of people like crunchyroll, I mean it’s basically a platform where you can watch some of your favourite anime’s for free. But there are two main issues that I’m sure I myself and many users of this app have, there are too many ads. We would have to watch about six ads in just one episode and I can’t even tell if I’m watching anime or if I’m watching ads. And it keeps logging me out of my account! It gets pretty annoying and frustrating having to log in my account two to three times a day knowing that I’ll have to log back in after a few minutes or even the next day! I honestly don’t get why these issues are occurring to me and many users of this app. Creators of crunchyroll please fix this.
Jamster712 - Doesn’t connect to tv and too many ads
Crunchyroll is a ok app but I would only use it if the other streaming platforms didn’t have the anime I wanted. first of all there are way too many ads like 15 a episode and they are all the same no different ads. I understand that crunchyroll needs to make money but 15 of the same ad your not gonna make people buy or get the product your advertising with 15 of the same ads. Second thing is crunchyroll is so hard to connect to my tv it’s sometimes taken me over 10 mins to connect then i get out of the app for one second no joke one second it starts playing on my phone doesn’t disconnect from my tv but now I can’t press play skip forward rewind a little or get it to go onto the tv again. Crunchyroll just has way to many bugs.
Skul_led - please add some changes
I love CrunchyRoll for its wide variation of anime series but the ADS are hard to handle and they go straight to that anime when I just want to watch “MY HERO ACADAMIA” and talking about that please add a setting where you can English dub it.
Another thing is that you have to hold the place where your at and move it so you skip the intro,recap and outro, if you could, can you add button saying skip recap,intro,outro and start next episode, another thing is, when I first the first season of “MY HERO ACADAMIA” it took me some time to find the arrow which directs you to the other seasons,could you make the arrow bigger, thanks for your help, best anime app ever!
Did you leave the stove on - The ads the app are trash
The overly excessive ads cause a pain in the backside every time watching atleast fifty unskippable ads, not only so after enduring the agonising assault of ads the app usually causes a further harassment of glitches and crashes forcing you to view the ever so endearing onslaught of repetitive advertisements. Even so after the torture you are again torn apart the mediocre video quality and constant lagging and crashing for a brief moment before the advertisement haunts you once again. Not even only this majority of decent episodes are blocked for the less than fortunate whom cannot afford the luxury of “premium videos” and even then the app servers are occasionally disabled making them about as uselfull as joe without police training. Crunchyroll truly is a disgrace to humanity. In conclusion kiss anime remains supreme.
JuzC - ads
the first frame of the ad takes up the screen, pauses, and lets the audio of what i want to watch keep playing. it's driving me mental. it only happens with the genshin impact ad. i don't know if this is due to internet issues or not but it's only happening on this app.
otherwise, this app is great and has quite a few of the anime shows that AnimeLab doesn't.
would recommend this app (and already have) to quite a few people.
i'm only writing in the ad problem here because i'm frustrated and i don't know where else i'd write it. thank you for reading.
WryLeopard - Too many ads
At the start of the video there are 4-5 ads if you wait 10 seconds to skip, but the last ad you have to watch in full, during a video there are 3 more ad breaks and they are all the same with 4-5 ads, if you think watching one all the way through will let you continue watching the video, you’re wrong, you have to watch through 3 whole ads sometimes. So let’s say it’s 4 ads each ad break, there are 4 ad breaks in each 20+ min video, that’s 16 ads in one video. That’s too many ads and it’s disgusting
DLB_84 - Content OK, but Ads are annoying
Quality of content (the very little I have watched) is ok.
The advertisements are repetitive and loud, but at least in most cases, can be skipped after 5 seconds and are inserted at natural breaks in the content. It is frustrating however to be made to watch 2 minutes of ads, allowed to watch the opening credits, then another 3 minutes of ads. There is also no way to return to the menu while ads are playing, which makes accidental selection of content frustrating. Also, (I assume) if the ad server can’t be found, the ad won’t play and neither will the content.
But, it’s otherwise free for subbed content.
Goodbyeadspend - Poor user experience and embarrassing
As a new user it’s been a complete mess, I haven’t seen software in such a horrific state like this and still being available to consumers, this needs to be fixed. Via either the free version of the app or the premium trial you’ll find that you’re attacked by 5 ads in a row, which you wouldn’t usually mind given the value exchange of free content. But then the content black screens so you’ll need to constantly restart the app and then maybe on the 5th try the content will play but not before you need to be force fed all these ads. Learn to place frequency caps on your ads! Also your premium trial version doesn’t work on the app and I still get ads. As an advertiser with large video spends I will be ensuring to blacklist because this is a shambles.
ImFREAKINSANIC - Platform needs more updating and premium member ships
Okay so i have been using crunchyroll for 3 to 4 years and it is not the worst plat form in the world otherwise i would have stopped using it. But the video player needs a better look, buffering times on occasions, and pre-loading(reffering to buffers). And the premium member to really be put to more use the only thing it really gives you is ad free and the ability to watch an episode aweek before other users which you could simply do on a torrent site with an ad blocker. Downloadable episode for premium members would be really amazing other providers are doing it and works perfectly fine
Axel overlord - Whyyyyyy
I love crunchyroll it has so many anime’s all good quality but the one BIG problem is the ads like I stared watching demon slayer and not even thirty seconds after the first ad break there was another one that contained five more ads within it I am a little annoyed at the fact that people without premium have so mane ads like if it were just like two small ads at the start then two more before the outro then it would be fine but currently I am watching more ads then my desired amount I do not have the money to spend on subscriptions so PLEASE cut me some slack but other than the ad problem I love crunchyroll but it’s really testing my nerves
Trish Trinh - Too many ads
This add is great but there are many flaws. One is that if you don’t have premium then it is just frustrating because it has at least 12 ads every episode. It is very annoying when it suddenly stops and plays 4 ads every few minutes. I thought that you would only get one ad but it turned out that it stops and play 4-5.
The second flaw is that it saves where you left the episode at the wrong time. I was watching when I had to go somewhere so I turned it off and when I pressed resume it resumed at least 20 mins before the part that I was actually up to. I had to watch that again. The third flaw is that if I finished watching the 4 ads and turned it off I would have to watch all the ads again.
_JetD - Loading Troubles
This is the first time I’ve used a streaming app in this field and I have enjoyed the experience until today. For some reason the app will not load, save to watch list once the app eventually loaded, and if watching a show it will not play. I’m unsure why this is the case. Hopefully it is fixed soon because I’d rather continue with one business than begin with another. If you’re deciding, please do not let my negative experience sway you to avoid the app: experience for yourself and investigate. Maybe it’s my account or phone/tablet. When working, I would have given it 4/5. It could reach 5/5 with UI changes.
Elevas - Pretty good
The app and the service are pretty good, though jumping through an episode takes a LOT of loading time if it forgets where you were up to... and the app logs you out A LOT without prompting you directly: so, I’ve paid $60 a year for a while now and I regularly see ads because I’ll boot up the app and start streaming before I notice that I’ve been logged out... at which point logging in still requires you to cancel the stream, find the episode and scrub through it. It’s just a lot of BS to deal with when all I’m really paying for is the absence of ads.
URGIFBJKDUIGW - Usually works fine, but currently won’t load
This is overall a great app, although it does have a lot of ads but then again this is free and is giving access to loads of content so I can’t really complain. The apps been working fine until now when I can’t watch anything because it says it’s not connected. It doesn’t have to do with my personal wifi as I can access other streaming services, but for some reason it doesn’t work on the Crunchyroll app. Though it does work fine on the tv or internet it just doesn’t work on the app probably because of its new update so please fix this.
Collage Sharer - Worse since update
This app has always been great and I’ve never had a problem with it. After the update however, it’s kind of gone downhill. The new look is all over the place and makes it hard to see what you actually want to see. I’ve also had so many times when a video wouldn’t play for either no reason or because it couldn’t connect to the server, a problem that is entirely or mostly due to the app and not my actual connection to the internet.
When it does work however, it’s great. I just wish I hadn’t updated it.
KKKK10 - Great! But needs some work
I just wanna say that Crunchyroll is great, and has amazing anime’s in it to watch like Your Lie in April and My Hero Academia. On the bright side it has many anime’s to browse from but in another hand it is not entirely free. I wanted to watch this specific anime then it said I needed to go Premium to watch it, and I’d have to pay. Also, it has logging out problems. Whenever I get out of the app and come in, it is very rare for me to see that my account is still logged in. It would tell me to log in again when all I did was leave the app.
AL DANTDM - A few minor setbacks
I mainly use Animelab and have just downloaded Crunchyroll not knowing what to expect and looking for foodwars season 3 which i found without problems. The issue with it is that there were 10 ads in one episode!! When compared to Anime lab which only has 4 it’s just so annoying when you’re trying to watch your anime and you get 10 ads. Another issue I came across is not being able to create an account. When i entered my email and then a password it said login is incorrect. I hope crunchyroll will look into this is as well as shortening the amount of ads one gets in an episode.
Ravi nakarani - Can u add something? Or take away e.g ADDS
There are sooooooooo many adds and that is why most of my frinds do not like this app i like it because you get such a big trail and that gives me time to see if i can buy it and watch my favoirite movies maybe i will buy this app in future if i still like anime that is. Can u also add more shows because there is a lot out there like mew mew power or mermaid melody i know they might be wierd but many kids watch it and they might like it.
I REALLY LIKE THIS APP AND I WANT YOU TO CONSIDER THE FACT THAT I TOOK MY TIME TO WRITE THIS AND WATCH ALL THE ADDS :)
FEE=) - Love the app just a suggestion
Hi I actually got nothing to say really this app is amazing as it is! But I’m just asking if you guys can make it possible to bring the devil is a part timer! Back in to this app. I’ve been dying to watch it but anime lab needs to pay as well so I’m just asking if it’s possible to add on the devil is a part timer! On to Crunchyroll I think many other people who currently use this app feels the same! But likewise this app is a awesome and keep up the good work thank you providing us with entertainment! 👍🏽
WW musix - Too many ads
I really love to watch anime on Crunchyroll but there are a ridiculous amount of ads. I end up having to watch 5 ads before I get to watch the actual anime and they end up taking a minute to load then once I watch the intro to the anime I end up having to watch another 5 ads that go on for longer than 30seconds then I get to watch half of the anime until I have to watch another 5 ads it’s annoying and the only way to get rid of them is to go premium. It would be helpful if you could at least reduce the number of ads so I can get a chance to watch what I want to watch.
Chickensfolife - Too Many Advertisements
I’m currently using your application whilst writing this and have just received my SEVENTH ad, the first three I could skip in five seconds which means 15 seconds of my time was taken up then I got three more which were 6 so there goes 18 secs and even more data and wifi being used and now this last ad THE SEVENTH AD which is also 6 which means 39 seconds I could spend watching what I wish too is being spent on things I have no interest or care in, other applications like AnimeLab get by fine with only 1-2 advertisements per episode so in comparison to them your applications and it’s egregious selling out is subpar and just overall a nuisance, I highly recommend toning it down to AT LEAST 3 ads maximum per episode
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Hdjssjsjdjd - Good/eh
The app is good and has a very good variety of anime’s. I just don’t like the amount of adds just because you don’t pay.
TJ H W - Commercials freezing the app
Some commercials play fine, others the screen stays black after trying to load, doesn’t play anything and doesn’t allow us to do anything but close the app and try again. It’s 4 times now I keep trying to get passed the same commercial pause.
Anynoed - Good app, but
I wish you could watch it in English! The sub titles are nice and all but I’d like to hear the English dub
Jaque22131 - Honestly terrible
I still get ads with premium and they make things unnecessarily hard this is the worst app ever and as soon as my subscription ends I'm deleting this app.I will never hate an app as much as I hate this one. Honestly a huge waste of time
Quinners1223 - No name
My friend raged cuz he thought that 10$ a month is a lot. I do agree that 10$ a little over priced but it’s not that bad.
Frist ape🔥🔥 - Bruh
Why do u need Premium for literally every anime
Buchinyam - Addddddsssss
Good app but tons of ads
Carzy! - Very good just one thing
All I want for this is the English Dub for any show that has one otherwise Great
K Ann Reneki Lee - Too many ads
I know they got to make profit, but this is absolutely absurd. The ads they put are at least a minute or two in length and pop up almost everytime I exit the app and open it again. To make matters worst, they instil approximately 4 ads. It sometimes bugs and restarts the ad and doubles the time I have to wait. I’m impatient and I believe they don’t have to self promote their own content cause they don’t earn money from it and wastes my time on useless ads that repeat themselves.
Bobby gamerz - Premium is worth it
Ok look, I read so many reviews saying omg I hate ads! But think about it, it’s essentially the Netflix of anime, is Netflix free? No! Someone has to pay for the shows that Crunchyroll offers! Either they get paid by advertisers, or you pay with a measly 10 bucks a month (7 if your American) it’s not that much! And honestly premium is so worth it! I have binged so much anime ever since, and I love it! So Crunchyroll keep up the good work and stop whining about a company making money, if Crunchyroll didn’t offer free viewing with ads, then there would be no viewing at all!
Sticklanda man - The ads
I read the bible twice and my episode was barely finished because the ads made it longer
Trader.Joe - New update = bad
Now it’s terribly glitchy for me, it won’t play most of the time and it’s harder to find the anime I want to watch, it’s confusing. When there’s an ad it goes straight to a website. I don’t know why 👎
AkiAkito - New animes
There is only popular animes, add other animes
V JUNGKOOK SHIPPER - There’s still ads!!!!
I paid for premium but still didn’t get any benefits there are still ads!! Like literally 5 mins ads per ep! So disappointed!!
Sshhhhggcsfgsgd - Wth Crunchyroll
My brother said this app actually worked now I get it you trying to preview other show and are trying to get us to buy premium but seriously why have them be repetitive adds I literally got to minutes into my show and now I can’t watch it wanna know why because of the REPETITIVE ADDS LIKE I can’t even enjoy it so what makes you think your gonna get good reviews the only GOOD REVIEWS YOUR GETTING ARE FROM YOURSELF and people who actually have the money to pay for stupid premium. It’s honestly unfair to those who are actually trying to enjoy the app.
Northernar - Complaining ?
For those down voting the apps because you need to pay to watch anime. There is people working on those anime and they need to be payed. Why would you downvote a app because anime ain’t a free thing ? And how could it be ?
RPGJack - Can’t get premium
I can’t get premium, when I select it from the app it just sends me back to the same page after a few seconds.
I have no intention of subscribing from your website unless you implement Apple Pay, you have no business storing my credit card info.
LeShaun - Still No TV App Support in Canada?
Seriously, it’s been years, people. Of course, one can do whatever they want with no serious competition pushing them to do better...
Jkkjer - Freezing
If you exit the app while watching a video, it stops and won’t load at all until you close the video and open again. Minor inconvenience but still annoying.
Boredanimedfan - Black screen and videos stopped working.
I’m furious. What’s the point of a streaming app if it won’t work?
Lordnellz666 - Always crashing
It sucks when u pay for an app that doesn’t work...
S j j z n s - Error
Constantly unable to load my watch list!
YoAdsRtrash101 - Ads
Why do I get ads after subscribing???
Sigma176 - Bad update
Despite the design change improving the look, the app consistently crashes, logs me out of my account, forgets where I was , or simply wont even play an episode. The update is regressive and needs to be fixed.
Jas1019 - Too many bugs
Ever since the update it’s been running slower. It takes so long to load episodes, freezes every now and then, sometimes it says I’m not connected to wifi? Connecting it to my tv is hopeless I will spend 1 hour watching a 25 min episode from how much I have to wait for it to load every minute. This is the only app I have connection / loading issues with. Some anime’s don’t even want to play sometimes due to an “error”. I miss the old crunchy roll it was simple and worked perfectly fine I had no issues with it. IT ALSO STILL DOESN'T HAVE A SKIP INTRO OPTION!
Woo 1234 - Scam
Don’t ever frickin install this app, it’s a scam. I lost a reasonable about for the premium subscription but I still get to much those annoying ADS. Also if it continues to deduct from your account as soon as you finished purchasing. It’s a scam .please don’t ever install it .
Hakgdkahdjgfkagakdh - No point
There is no point in getting this app, most the time spent is either watching an ad or a black screen right after the ad.
JustAWebtoonLover - new theme!
I am loving the new interface with dark mode! Everything seems more comfortable and sleek and I think this will really upgrade my anime watching experience!! Thank u crunchyroll
Spushy - Revert the Update
New update is garbage, revert the update the old version felt much cozier and not more like using a website. The ads are even worse and honestly will just find somewhere else to watch anime.
ThinkOfANane - It won’t even open
Every time I open the app all I get is a error message and then I’ll be thrown out of the app. I’ve tried three times now to fix it, I’ve also deleted and redownloaded the app.
Qtklbgjkik&&69?;😖 - Ewww
Pourquoi il faut un abonnement 🤬
Ihatejakepaul - Black screen
Every time I stumble across an ad the screen just turns black and I’ve tried a lot of things but it keeps happening. Please fix this
EpicLegendYT - DON’T RESET APP DATA
Lost my premium after deleting all app data for crunchyroll on my IPhone
Chekwdugihzaibuqijwdinz - You guys should add English to Naruto or sum
That will be sick
Lillllllllllllllllyyyy - Caca
I tried downloading it again it it just keeps loading but I had enough storage 😪 I wanted to watch demon slayers
Chief Deets - Constant glitches.
I was trying to watch sub anime in bed, because i have back issues. Every five seconds i would watch the episode would blackscreen, then start from the beginning with no subtitles. This happened 7 times before I just deleted the app.
Kiriiya - Rats
Paid for premium because I hate ads and now they give me an ad for some crappy merch that will null any chance at reproduction
WeakAssNoob - Blows fat loads
Was pretty decent until recently, now when it tries to load the controls disappear and nothing happens. Makes it straight up unwatchable, I recommend another streaming service at least until they fix this.
Largechode - Good but lots of bugs
I had no problems till recently but I can’t watch at all now because the video doesn’t load and the controls disappear. No ad plays but it seems like it is trying to load an ad. There has always been a problem for me with the ad loading but it won’t load at all now, with the new update the app is unusable basically. I haven’t been able to watch anything on my phone for the past week now. Please fix this.
Edward114 - Apple TV bug
can you guys please put up Case Closed season 2?
Wheres racc - Good but ok too
I do love this site I watch all my anime’s on it, well most of them. There are a lot of anime’s were you have to pay premium and there are so much ads like SO MUCH. Another thing is that there are almost no English dub on her and me Personally like English dub more.
Goose_Libertas - You’re better off pirating
With how often this app crashes on me it’s not worth paying the subscription, especially now that they have their multiple layered subscriptions and are owned by Sony. Sony will gut them. You’re better off finding a place to pirate your anime from
Vgfxjh - Do not get this app in less you are going to buy premium.
This app does not have a large selection of anime an less you buy premium and even if it will let you watch the show without premium it only lets you watch it, it doesn’t let you watch the first episode or the last episode of the majority of the shows.
Ayanna tekye - English and adds
There are to many adds and thus app doesn’t have much English anime or dubs so it isn’t that good
Wckedgirl01 - I Deleted this
I did it for two reasons; one I can’t find 6 of my favourite anime’s. Two, you idiots decided to make Rent-A-Girlfriend for premium only when I was on season 2, along with many other people who were in the middle of watching it. Thank you for understanding, and please don’t do this again.
Ghggigg - There’s no dubbed anime
There’s barley any good anime that are dubbed. Like naruto demon slayer dragon ball fix your app
Moon.kate - only works half the time
I pay for premium but even still the app barely works. Half the time i’m on the app, my watchlists and history wont load, the anime wont play, or the app wont connect to chromecast... honestly this is such a waste of money. Before they charge their customers, they should make sure they actually have a service to deliver
Xomahum - Why
Why are there bare ads for me
JDSmileZ - Horrible
Can’t even re-sub. Keep asking me to do trial and giving me errors saying trial can be done twice...can’t there just be a re-sub button😡😡😡
Kallava573 - WAY too many ads
I can barely watch the show because of so many ads so I just gave up :/
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So what's with that @FreakAngelsShow anime, @Crunchyroll ?
@Crunchyroll My godfather. Doing the Lord's work as expected from the title bestowed on him 😌
@Crunchyroll My Brother, it was Fist of the North Star. After that I went on a bender and consumed Akira, Ninja Scroll, DBZ and the rest is history. #crunchyrollsubscriber
I disagree that mean the quality of work has gone up from the ppl producing the work!
Part of me thinks this ain't fair. Can't everyone just get at least 5% raise?
josh ( Grizz 1-3)
that is dumb
@Crunchyroll Thanks to @YouTube , I got introduced to anime
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@Gamer888Xd @No38780747 @komododrago11 @PokefanZX03 @ssgss_j @TotallyNotReina @Crunchyroll Heion Sedai Idaten Tachi, Yasuke, And Zombieland Saga Revenge Are Finished Projects, Netflix Announced Yasuke In 2018, Zombieland Saga Revenge In 2019 and it Will be released in Spring 2021, Maybe JJK too, but i heardd aot is still in production, i think they're in safe/not place
Jecka (林 富子) @ also unmarried
That's right! Anime studios and publishers make the money, not the Mangaka.
@Crunchyroll @aniplexUSA the anime industry is a complete mess. I feel bad for people in the industry who work so hard and destroy their health and/or are severely underpaid. Things have to change.
@Crunchyroll @aniplexUSA I hope the artist and animators get a LARGE ASS FUCK increase.
VA’s should get a raise but it shouldn’t be higher then the animators tho
@Crunchyroll @aniplexUSA ofc it stays the same he's a worker, if the movie had failed to make more money than spent he would't be the one to lose from it.
Anime industry in a nutshell