Crunchyroll Offers Manga with Premium Membership, Adds GTO & Zatch Bell Anime, TomoToons
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Crunchyroll began including the Crunchyroll Manga service in all premium memberships on Thursday. Premium members now have full access to Crunchyroll's manga titles at no additional cost. The website announced that manga-only memberships will be discontinued, and manga-only members will receive information about how to continue their premium memberships.
The Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail manga's full catalogs, including simultaneous-release chapters, will be available in Crunchyroll Manga for three months. Crunchyroll's other manga manga titles include The Seven Deadly Sins, Is This Girl For Real?, A Silent Voice - Koe no Katachi, The Tenth Prism, Sun-Ken Rock, and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou.
The website also began streaming the GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka television anime series under the title GTO - The Animation on Friday. All 43 episodes are now available for premium members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Europe (excluding France, Italy, and the Netherlands), Africa, and the Middle East. The website will release 12 episodes for free members every week.
Crunchyroll began streaming Konjiki no Gash Bell!! (Zatch Bell) on Wednesday. The first 25 episodes are available for both free and premium users, while the episodes 26 to 100 are available for premium users. Crunchyroll will release 25 episodes for free users every Wednesday.
Crunchyroll is collaborating with the TomoToon service to stream Horror News and the CG-animated adaptations of Norifusa Mita's Kurokan and Naoki Konno's Double Hard manga. Kurokan and Double Hard will begin streaming "in a few weeks." Horror News began streaming on Wednesday with all episodes available for premium members and the first six episodes available for free users. The website will add six episodes of Horror News for free members every week. All three series will be available worldwide outside Korea and Japan.
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