Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced today that it has reached the milestone of having 3 million paid subscribers globally, and over 70 million registered users. Crunchyroll’s content library includes over 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes, offering an extensive collection for anime fans all over the world.
“Crunchyroll’s global growth has been incredible. We launched in 2006 and it took us about 10 years to hit one million subscribers. It took us only two years after that to break two million, and even less than that to hit three million subscribers where we are today. But, we don’t just measure success based on paying subscribers. We have an active and growing AVOD community of over 70 million registered users,” said Joanne Waage, General Manager, Crunchyroll. “Our goal has always been to grow the love of anime globally, and these numbers show our labor of love is paying off — and this is just the beginning.”
Since launching in 2006, Crunchyroll has expanded to over 200 countries, with some series simulcast in 8 languages.
“Crunchyroll is a pioneer in the direct-to-consumer space, who for the last 14 years, has shown the industry first-hand what it takes to build a successful DTC business with a die-hard, passionate fan base supporting it,” said Tony Goncalves, CEO of Otter Media. “I am so proud of the entire Crunchyroll team for this incredible accomplishment and for their continued focus on harnessing the global anime community through authentic storytelling. It’s what makes Crunchyroll so much more than a DTC – it’s the preeminent Anime brand globally.”
In addition to reaching 3 million paid subscribers, Crunchyroll recently announced its first Crunchyroll Originals, with eight titles set to premiere this year.
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