Things have been very busy for Crunchyroll lately. From Sony buying Crunchyroll to Funimation merging with the site and Sentai titled anime leaving, Crunchyroll is making big changes for the future. With winter being over and we’re making the transition to spring, Crunchyroll is going to make money for this season and possibly the future with this marketing technique. It has been announced that Crunchyroll will no longer provide ad-free streaming for anime in the spring season 2022 lineup along with other continuing anime. Anime fans will have to sign up for premium monthly or annual subscription. Already published anime won’t be affected, but new such as Spring 2022, Fall 2022, etc will have viewers require a paid subscription.
If you want to be in loop and watch all your brand new anime, you better pull out a giftcard or credit card. No more ads for the new titles.