News Crunchyroll Reports 200,000+ Paid Subscribers
posted on 2013-03-23 02:35 EDT
Online media service Crunchyroll revealed in its presentation at Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) that the service has over 200,000 paid subscribers, double the number the company reported six months ago. With subscriptions starting at US$6.95 per month (not counting discount sales), the animeanime.jp website estimated that monthly subscription revenues would be well over 100 million yen (about US$1 million).
Crunchyroll stated that it is looking to expand its sales of anime, manga, figures, and games. The company also mentioned that the crowdfunding of fan-suported projects is a concept that fits well with the service. Crunchyroll's recent projects included an app for Xbox 360 consoles that went active on Xbox Live in December.