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Crunchyroll Heads To Nintendo’s Wii U Console

Thousands of episodes of anime shows are headed to Nintendo’s Wii U home console. Starting today, Wii U owners with a broadband Internet connection can access the Crunchyroll application, a leading global destination and platform for anime, manga and Asian dramas.

Now Wii U owners have access to more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content, including the most popular current and classic shows like Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter. It’s a great match for Wii U, which continues to offer a wide variety of video game and entertainment options, from games like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 as well as on-demand movies and TV shows through various premium streaming services.

To access Crunchyroll, Wii U owners can download the free application in the Nintendo eShop, which will allow premium Crunchyroll members to begin watching immediately. Crunchyroll premium members have access to the newest episodes of currently airing shows as soon as one hour after they air in Japan, all ad-free. Wii U owners who aren’t yet Crunchyroll members can sign up for a 14-day free trial of premium membership via the application or at the Crunchyroll site.

39 thoughts on “Crunchyroll Heads To Nintendo’s Wii U Console”

  1. Not surprised to found out it’s only America that got this – again.

    At least Europe doesn’t have any Crunchyroll app in the E-shop.

    1. If You Try You Can Do It

      Just use kissanime through the wii u browser here

      click on one Of the green links were It says: Mobile / Download (Save link as…): 1920×1080.mp4 – 1280×720.mp4 – 640×360.mp4 – 320×180.3gp.
      to Watch the video You want on your gamepad

        1. I want to support the anime industry and make use of my crunchyroll account while watching, but thanks for the advice anyway.

      1. Yes, encourage people to use illegal websites and not support the industry just because ”derp, it’s free”. Way to go.

  2. Got excited, checked the e-shop. Then realized this is America only like always and was annoyed. Europe always gets the short stick with Crunchyroll apps =/

  3. better late than never, guess the realize how many people want crunchyroll on wii u, i do and im going to download it and as for twitch, lets hope nintendo realizes that twitch is like youtube and wii u gets twitch.

  4. Wow this is one of the best news I received today! Up to today I was saying I can’t wait until I can use Crunchyroll on my Wii U (I know they were aware of the demand). This is great opportunity to renew my account after their Roku app disaster.

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