Good news for you anime fans: the Nintendo Switch is finally getting a Crunchyroll app for it! You know, nearly 5 years after it launched. After all the other major consoles have had the same app for a while. Well, better late than never, I say.

Nintendo Switch: Now With Anime

And with the most adorable promo video I’ve seen yet.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that they’re finally bringing their app (powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine tech, no less) onto the Nintendo Switch. That means that as of February 17, 2022; you can now enjoy anime on your Switch. You know, just like everyone else on their PlayStations and Xboxes. For years now. Well, like I said before: better late than never.

Fun fact: the Crunchyroll app is now actually the Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app that offers offline viewing. The few other streaming apps on the Switch all need an internet connection to stream. That means though that you can watch anime even when you’ve unplugged the Switch. The only caveat is that you can’t do this as a free viewer. You have to shell out cash for either the Mega Fan or Ultimate Fan subscriptions in order to enjoy this feature. This means that while the app itself is free to download if you want to get the full benefit out of it, you have to shell out those bucks. Personally, I feel like this defeats the purpose of advertising this feature for the Switch, but that’s just my opinion. Your mileage may vary. of course.

Crunchyroll App: Details

A selection of anime titles from the Crunchyroll app for the Nintendo Switch.
Now that’s a lot of anime.

Crunchyroll boasts that they have more than 1000 anime titles for a total of over 30000 episodes on their streaming platform. As you can see above, it’s not an empty boast. In particular, Crunchyroll would like to draw your attention to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and One Piece, which are 2 of their most popular anime series for many, many, many reasons.

One Piece, in particular, has 1010 episodes on Crunchyroll as of this writing. If you want a pirate-y adventure to spend your time on, you can go no wrong with that anime series. On the other hand, if you want an emotional rollercoaster ride with lots of blood thrown in, you can go no wrong with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. In fact, they just concluded the Entertainment District Arc, so now’s a great chance for you to catch up on the adventures of Tanjiro and co. as they cut through the night where demons dwell.

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