Crunchyroll, the anime streaming service, is coming to Twitch Prime.
Amazon announced Wednesday morning that the latest Twitch Prime perk is a free 30-day Crunchyroll Premium membership, the service’s first “loot” that’s unrelated to gaming.
Anime fans are well acquainted with Crunchyroll, one of the few anime streaming services that simulcasts series immediately after they’re broadcasted in Japan. Crunchyroll offers a free library of anime and manga, soon to include original series, via its website or the streaming platform VRV, but a premium membership is required to stream simulcasts and watch ad-free videos. Crunchyroll Premium also includes a discount at the platform’s merch store.
Twitch Prime is available to anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription by linking a Twitch account to an Amazon account. In addition to perks within the streaming platform, including free channel subscriptions and exclusive emotes, Twitch Prime offers a selection of free PC games each month and exclusive loot for games like League of Legends and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Occasionally there are other benefits — in March Nintendo announced that Twitch Prime subscribers can claim a year-long membership to Nintendo Switch Online. (That offer will be available through Sept. 24.)
While this is the first time a Crunchyroll subscription has been offered as a Twitch Prime membership benefit, the two services have been working together for over two years now. Twitch exclusively streams Crunchyroll’s annual anime awards and last year broadcasted a week-long anime marathon before the event.
The 30-day pass is available now and will activate after you redeem it on Twitch Prime. A Crunchyroll Premium membership usually costs $7.99 per month, $22.99 for three months, or $79.99 for a year.