Crunchyroll introduced on Friday that it’ll now not provide free ad-supported viewing beginning with its spring 2022 season line-up. Crunchyroll will as a substitute require that viewers have a subscription to entry new and persevering with simulcasts.

The first three episodes of the next spring 2022 titles will probably be out there at no cost ad-supported viewing for a restricted time:

  • A Couple of Cuckoos
  • The Dawn of the Witch
  • Tomodachi Game
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World
  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  • The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
  • Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The first three episodes of every title will probably be out there for ad-supported viewing for per week after their premiere on Crunchyroll till May 31. Subsequent episodes in addition to different titles within the spring 2022 simulcast line-up will probably be out there to view with a premium, month-to-month, or annual subscription.

Crunchyroll confirmed that with persevering with anime, ad-supported viewing is not going to be out there with episodes beginning with the spring season, however episodes prior to the spring season will probably be out there.

Update: Crunchyroll reached out to ANN with a remark stating that episodes of anime prior to this spring season will nonetheless be out there to watch at no cost with adverts. The firm added that it’ll proceed to “make new content available for free with ads” and that it’s “only stopping the automatic free availability of all simulcast content.”

Crunchyroll beforehand allowed free ad-supported streaming for simulcast titles one week after an episode premiered.

Funimation and Crunchyroll introduced on March 1 that that Funimation and Wakanim‘s anime library and simulcast content material have moved to Crunchyroll. Sony‘s Funimation Global Group accomplished its acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T on August 9 final 12 months. The buy worth was US$1.175 billion, and the proceeds have been paid in money at closing.

Thanks to Link20XX for the information tip.

Update: New remark from Crunchyroll added.

Source: Crunchyroll