A niche service for all things anime, Crunchyroll lets fans watch over 700 titles of beloved anime shows including the likes of One Piece, Demon Slayer, Naruto Shippuden, and My Hero Academia. Plus access Crunchyroll’s anime library exactly how you want to - free.
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Many fan favourites are included in Crunchyroll’s library, including One Piece, Demon Slayer, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Black Cover. You can even read your favourite Japanese Manga online too.
Crunchyroll offers a free version in exchange for some pre and mid-roll ads. To watch anime for free, just head to Crunchyroll’s website and choose Sign Up for a Free Account.
There are two Premium plans to choose from: Fan at $7.99 and Mega Fan at $9.99 per month with the latter allowing four simultaneous streams. Both of these plans are also offered with a 14-day free trial.
- Offers ad-supported free subscription
- Premium plans if you want to remove the ads
- 14-day free trial of the Premium plans
- 1080p streaming at every plan including free tier
- Fast-tracked episodes a day after release (Premium only)
- Download titles for offline viewing (Premium only)
Another streaming service with dedicated anime content, HiDive’s niche catalogue means it’s got less mainstream titles and more obscure ones, which, for hardcore anime fans, may be a good thing. After all, the joy of discovering unknown anime treasures is part of the experience.
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HiDive’s catalogue has over 500 shows and movies with the likes of Delinquent Hamsters, Chance Pop Session, Diabolik Lovers, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Nana, and more.
Unlike Funimation and Crunchyroll, HiDive doesn’t have a free subscription plan that’s supported by ads.
In Australia, HiDive costs $4.99 per month after the 30-day free trial. The single-tier subscription allows you to watch all content in 1080p and stream on 2 devices at once.
- Dubs and simulcast subs available
- Allows you to create private chat rooms
- Lets you create 3 profiles for every account
- Exclusive, mature, uncensored shows
- Some live-action content included