Crunchyroll is the leading American distributor for East Asian content including the world’s most popular Anime and Manga titles. The channel’s partnership programme delivers top class content to more than 35-million community members. Crunchyroll, which was first launched in 2006, offers viewers a choice of a staggering 900 anime shows and a further 50 plus Manga titles.
Top class entertainment with Crunchyroll
The channel is available to view online around the world, as well as through the App. The service is offered in three membership versions; the free, premium and premium plus memberships. Under the free membership, users have access to a limited number of anime and manga titles. Additionally, viewers will have to also watch a few ads.
For the Premium membership, users have access to all the content available on the site as well as simulcast features allowing them to watch the latest episodes within an hour of the Japanese launch. With the Premium Plus Membership, users not only have access to all the shows and simulcast features, but they also get VIP perks for conventions and much more. As a testament to the entertainment available on Crunchyroll, in February last year, the channel reached one million paid subscribers.
Geo-restrictions on Crunchyroll
What users may not already know is that Crunchyroll does not offer users the same content worldwide. While the site was originally launched as a content sharing site, it obtained various licensing agreements in the years following its launch. These agreements do not allow the channel to freely broadcast its content across the globe. Instead content is subject to strict geo-restrictions. The great news is that there is an easy way around these and it’s called a VPN. Shellfire VPN offers users an all-round top class VPN experience.
Secure your internet with a VPN
Through the use of a VPN, such as Shellfire, you will be able to access previously restricted content on Crunchyroll. Shellfire VPN is available through an App which can quickly be installed on all your compatible devices. In addition, the service is also available on your devices which do not support VPN Apps through the use of the Shellfire VPN Router Box.
Install the Shellfire App
- On your chosen device open the App Store.
- Using the App Store’s search function, search for Shellfire.
- From the list of results, you need to select the Shellfire App.
- Next, select the App for download and remember to accept the App permissions.
- You can open the App once the download is complete.
- In the App, you will either need to sign into your existing account or you can create a new account.
The Shellfire App is free to download but you will need to sign up for one of the packages available in order to make use of the Shellfire network. Package prices start from just $1.99.
Install the Crunchyroll App
- In the App Store on your chosen device search for Crunchyroll.
- Select the Crunchyroll App from the list of results.
- Queue the App for download and accept the App permissions.
- You will be able to open the App once the download is complete.
- If you do not already have an account you will need to either create a free account or sign into your existing account. Here you can also select to purchase a Premium or Premium Plus membership.
Using the Shellfire VPN Box
The Shellfire VPN Router Box is the perfect solution if you want to access restricted content on Crunchyroll but your device is unable to access VPN Apps. The box can be bought from Amazon and comes standard with a VPN Subscription. The Shellfire Box can be connected to either your home WiFi or to your chosen device by using an Ethernet cable.
How to set up your Shellfire Router Box
- One end of the Ethernet cable provided with your Shellfire VPN Router Box should be plugged into your existing internet router or device.
- The other end of the cable should then be inserted into the WAN port on your Shellfire Box.
- Power up the device by simply taking the USB cable supplied with your box and connecting it to a nearby wall socket.
- The box will now automatically switch on.
- The lights on the box will flash. Once these have become stable your box will be connected.
- Because the device arrives at your house pre-configured, you do not need to do anything else. Your Shellfire Box is already set up.
To be able to watch all the titles available on Crunchyroll you will first need to be logged in to the Shellfire VPN. Next, you need to select a US-based server to connect to. Once connected you should open the Crunchyroll App and log into your account. Following these quick steps will open up a world of Crunchyroll entertainment to you.