If you enjoy watching free anime, Crunchyroll has you covered. The streaming site is the largest supporter of anime outside of Japan, and it is introducing a slew of new free titles to binge. In honor of the Spring 2023 season, these programs will be accessible through the end of April. Therefore, if you’re looking for something to watch in April, strap up for some strong hits!
Crunchyroll has added a total of seven programs to its free-to-view collection. Episodes, OVAs, and even OADs are among the titles available.
List of Anime to Stream For Free on Crunchyroll
Birdie Wing Season 1
A youth story centering on two young women golfers named Eve and Aoi Amawashi. The two come from completely different backgrounds, with completely opposite play styles, and together they will shake the world of golf.
Dr. Stone Season 1 and 2 (plus Ryusui Special Episode)
In the modern world, every human on the planet was turned into stone after a mysterious flash of light. This manga tells the story of how some people from the Pre-Petrification World tried to rebuild civilization in the Petrification Age, the Stone World.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 1
Yuna is a 15-year-old girl who enjoys playing the world’s first VRMMO. Having earned billions of yen in stocks, she confines herself to her house to continue playing. After a huge update arrives, she obtains a rare bear outfit, but it is so embarrassing she can’t even wear it.
MIX Season 1
Because of the legend left by Tatsuya Uesugi, Meisei Academy High School was well-known for its strong baseball team. But 26 years after their glory, the team has not been able to keep their record and has since lost their fame.
Ranking of Kings Season 1
The people of the kingdom look down on the young Prince Bojji, who can neither hear nor speak. They call him “The Useless Prince” while jeering at his supposed foolishness. However, while Bojji may not be physically strong, he is certainly not weak of heart. When a chance encounter with a shadow creature should have left him traumatized, it instead makes him believe that he has found a friend amidst those who only choose to notice his shortcomings. He starts meeting with Kage, the shadow, regularly, to the point where even the otherwise abrasive creature begins to warm up to him.
Kage and Bojji’s unlikely friendship lays the budding foundations of the prince’s journey, one where he intends to conquer his fears and insecurities. Despite the constant ridicule he faces, Bojji resolves to fulfill his desire of becoming the best king he can be.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 1 (plus OVAs and OADs)
The plot centers around Chise Hatori, a girl who has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her.
Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You Season 1
Nasa Yuzaki is determined to leave his name in the history books. Ranking first in the national mock exam and aiming for a distinguished high school, he is certain that he has his whole life mapped out. However, fate is a fickle mistress. On his way home one snowy evening, Nasa’s eyes fall upon a peerless beauty across the street. Bewitched, Nasa tries to approach her—only to get blindsided by an oncoming truck.
Thankfully, his life is spared due to the girl’s swift action. Bleeding by the side of an ambulance, he watches as the girl walks away under the moonlight—reminiscent of Princess Kaguya leaving for the moon. Refusing to let this chance meeting end, he forces his crippled body to chase after her and asks her out. Surprised by his foolhardiness and pure resolve, the girl accepts his confession under a single condition: they can only be together if he marries her!
As you can see, Crunchyroll’s Spring 2023 sampling includes a diverse range of shows. Dr. Stone is currently one of the most popular shonen shows on the air, while Ranking of Kings was an unexpected success in its first season. As for Tonikawa, the program is currently regarded as one of the finest romances in anime, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, all of these titles are attempting to ease viewers into the Spring 2023 season. The season will begin on April 1st with Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, which will be available exclusively on Crunchyroll. Some of these free titles are also releasing new anime this year, so Crunchyroll encourages everyone to brush up on their anime knowledge ahead of time. After all, Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage is only a few days away from launching alongside a new season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride. The Spring 2023 season will be jam-packed, so take advantage of it while you can!
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