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Best Anime on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has the biggest anime library on the ‘net—check out some of our favorite titles.

New on Crunchyroll in April 2024

Crunchyroll adds new titles to its catalog four times a year, and new episodes drop on a weekly basis. Head over to our current simulcast guide to see what new anime arrives on Crunchyroll this month.

Now that Funimation is dead and gone, Crunchyroll is the single best place to stream new anime. The Sony-owned service now hosts most of Funimation’s old dubs and continues to put out a staggering number of new simulcasts every season.

Crunchyroll’s vast library might seem overwhelming, but have no fear! We’ve got some choice recommendations to get you started on your anime journey.

Best anime on Crunchyroll

Spy x Family | Comedy, thriller


In Spy x Family, a legendary spy must pass as a normal family man in order to save his country. On the way, he recruits a daughter, wife, and dog, who, unbeknownst to him, each have their own double lives (as a telepath, assassin, and psychic, respectively). It’s a high-stakes undercover operation, but this fake family quickly grows to care about each other (even if they don’t totally realize it).

TRIGUN STAMPEDE | Sci-fi, action

Trigun Stampede

Like the original anime from the ‘90s, TRIGUN STAMPEDE follows Vash the Stampede, a pacifist gunslinger with an incredible bounty on his friends. Do you like space westerns with lots of weird genetic experiments, religious allusions, and gun-based shenanigans? Then you’ll love this sci-fi-heavy Trigun reboot, especially if you’re a fan of Cowboy Bebop or This is How You Lose the Time War.

Heaven Official’s Blessing | Romance, fantasy

Heaven Official's Blessing

Heaven Official’s Blessing is a love story between a disgraced god of misfortune and a mysterious ghost king in ancient China. They face off against other ghosts and heavenly officials in a story filled with hidden identities and secret, intertwining backstories.

Ouran High School Host Club | Comedy, romance

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran is a beloved classic anime from the 2000s. It’s about Haruhi Fujioka, a student who finds herself indebted to her rich prep school classmates when she knocks over an expensive vase in their club room. To pay off her debt, she must disguise herself as a boy and join them in hosting gatherings for the school’s female students. But can the other students keep from falling in love with her in the process? As the song goes—kiss kiss, fall in love.

Princess Jellyfish | Comedy, romance

Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish is another classic, but it often gets overlooked. Tsukimi is a jellyfish-obsessed misfit whose life changes when she befriends a stylish woman with fantastic hair. Her new friend is a wealthy drag queen, who becomes fascinated with Tsukimi and her jellyfish obsession.

Best shonen anime on Crunchyroll

  • Demon Slayer
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Gurren Lagann
  • My Hero Academia
  • Chainsaw Man
  • One Piece
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Spy x Family
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Best shojo anime on Crunchyroll

  • Fruits Basket
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • The Apothecary Diaries
  • Snow White with the Red Hair
  • Skip and Loafer
  • I’m the Villainess, so I’m Taming the Final Boss

Best magical girl anime on Crunchyroll

  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Precure

Best isekai anime on Crunchyroll

  • I’m the Villainess, so I’m Taming the Final Boss
  • I’m in Love with the Villainess
  • Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess And The Genius Young Lady

Best sports anime on Crunchyroll

  • Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club
  • Yowamushi Pedal
  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Haikyu!!
  • Ace of the Diamond
  • SK8 the Infinity

Best gay anime on Crunchyroll

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • I’m in Love with the Villainess
  • Heaven Official’s Blessing
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

Best horror anime on Crunchyroll

  • Death Note
  • Junji Ito Collection
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • Hellsing

Best movies on Crunchyroll

  • Akira
  • Suzume
  • Your Name
  • Wolf Children
  • BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • The Princess and the Pilot
  • King of Thorn
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing ENDLESS WALTZ
  • Sword of the Stranger
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa

Best games on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll may not offer manga anymore, but in its place is an array of mobile games. Half its library is available for free, but games in the Crunchyroll Game Vault are only available to Mega Fan and Ultimate Fan subscribers.

Free games on Crunchyroll

  • One Punch Man: World
  • Street Fighter: Duel
  • Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden
  • Bloodline: The Last Royal Vampire
  • My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero

Premium games on Crunchyroll

  • Thunder Ray
  • Hime’s Quest
  • Yuppie Psycho
  • Ponpu
  • Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump Dimensions
  • River City Girls
  • Wolfstride
  • Behind the Frame
  • Inbento

Crunchyroll anime FAQ

Is Oshi no Ko on Crunchyroll?

No, Oshi no Ko is not on Crunchyroll. You can find it on HIDIVE instead.

Is Bleach on Crunchyroll?

Unfortunately, Bleach is one of the few Funimation titles that hasn’t been transferred over to Crunchyroll. It’s currently streaming on Hulu.

Can you read manga on Crunchyroll?

Unfortunately, Crunchyroll no longer offers manga to its subscribers.

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