For people who want to watch popular anime on Crunchyroll but don’t have the funds for the streaming service, there is another option. Crunchyroll has revealed it’s increasing the number of new titles on its ad-supported catalog. That means people can watch these episodes for free, but there will be advertisements.
The following titles are all now included on the list (in alphabetical order): Beast Tamer; Blue Lock; Bocchi the Rock!; Bungo Stray Dogs; Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill; Chainsaw Man; Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion; The Daily Life of the Immortal King; Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro; Golden Kamuy; Lycoris Recoil; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury; My Dress-Up Darling; Ranking of Kings; The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist In Another World; Soul Eater; SPY x FAMILY, Vinland Saga, and Yona of the Dawn.
This list does not include the anime that already had some free episodes, which includes One Piece, Demon Slayer, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Cowboy Bebop and My Hero Academia.
Generally speaking, these titles are accessible on the ad service in America, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Most of these anime have both dubbed and subbed versions available with ads. However, Crunchyroll is offering more subbed than dubbed episodes in the series. Only the first three dubbed episodes of these series are available with ads. With the subbed version, there could be as many as 25 episodes available. Other possibilities include 12, 13, 23 and 24 subbed episodes. And BOCCHI THE ROCK! only offers subbed episodes for ads, no dubbed episodes.
Crunchyroll has said in the past that it will “rotate and refresh regularly” when it comes to its free, ad-based episodes. It did not say how long these episodes will be available for viewers this way.
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