Well, Crunchyroll is back in the news and this time it’s not regarding losing any more anime titles (which is a good thing). However, this does have to do with the service raising its premium subscription prices. Currently, Premium members pay $6.95 but the price will now go up to $7.99. Regarding the increase in price, Crunchyroll had this to say, “Crunchyroll has the world’s largest collection of anime and we are grateful to have focused on building out such a robust library for over the last decade, without a significant price change in our company history…However, due to the rising costs of content and infrastructure, now is the time to introduce new subscription pricing.”
“This price increase will help us bring our community more of their favorite shows, allowing us to create even more experiences for them to connect with each other and through a shared passion for anime,” they added.
The anime streaming service also noted that customers who currently pay the $6.95 price will be locked down until August 1st and those who have pre-paid for a year already will not see any price increase as of now. The price hike will take place on May 1st. What do you think about the increase in price? Let us know in the comment section below.