WarnerMedia’s Crunchyroll Has 2 Million Paid Subscribers, But Nearly 50 Million Registered Users
At the Pay TV Show, WarnerMedia’s Senior Director of Marketing, Liz Moothart, shared that the Crunchyroll has nearly 50 million registered users, with 2 million paid subscribers. The streaming service which focuses on anime, manga, and dramas — includes over 40,000 episodes across eight languages. The company has had success with shows like Attack of Titan, Naruto Shippuden, and Dragon Ball Super whose finale saw nearly 3 million viewers.
Otter Media, which was the parent company of Crunchyroll, was acquired by WarnerMedia last August for $1 billon. The media group was a conglomerate of streaming services including Fullscreen (studio for online creators), Rooster Teeth (videos for gamers) — as well as Crunchyroll (anime) and VRV (video subscription marketplace) which now makes up Ellation. In March, Ellation was placed under Warner Bros., along with Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as part of a major WarnerMedia reorganization.
Crunchyroll is available free with ads, or can be subscribed to ad-free at $6.95 month, or bundled with VRV for $9.99. The premium VRV bundle includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Nick, Shudder, Boomerang, and Curiosity Stream. Amazon Prime members can currently get a 30-Day Free Trial of the service through Twitch Prime.